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Surveillance
Calcutta  /  Published 09.07.20

Trucks, drones to watch tuskers

The forest department on Wednesday unveiled four mini trucks, which will ferry men and equipment to control marauding elephants. Every truck, called Airavat, is GPS-enabled and comes with a drone to ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 09.06.20

IBM to stop facial analysis

International Business Machines Corp disclosed on Monday it will no longer offer facial recognition or analysis software in a letter to the US Congress calling for new efforts to pursue justice and ra...
By Reuters in Washington

India  /  Published 25.05.20

Random tests in hot spots

Health authorities will this week begin random blood sample surveillance in 10 “hotspot” Indian cities, including Calcutta, to determine the proportions of their populations infected with the new ...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 05.05.20

Drive to spot early signs

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government was in the process of carrying out a mega door-to-door surveillance across Bengal for a month to identify persons with severe acute respiratory illness (...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 28.04.20

App to check on home-quarantined, teams

The Kamrup (metro) district administration has started to use a mobile app-based solution called COVID Suraksha from Tuesday to monitor the status of each of the home-quarantined persons and the activ...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 26.04.20

Central teams carry on with Covid-19 survey in Bengal

Two inter-ministerial central teams — one in south Bengal and the other in the north of the state — continued with their visits, mostly to markets and containment zones in Calcutta and Howrah and ...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

India  /  Published 24.04.20

Gujarat starts using rapid testing kits for Covid-19 surveillance

The Gujarat government has started using the rapid antibody testing kits for Covid-19 surveillance in the state, despite the apprehensions expressed in some quarters in the country over the use of the...
By PTI in Ahmedabad

West Bengal  /  Published 23.04.20

Central team visits MR Bangur in Calcutta

The central team in Calcutta received the “cooperation” of the Bengal government as the members visited a quarantine centre and a dedicated Covid-19 hospital on Thursday and later held a detailed ...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.04.20

Screening of truck drivers

The district administrations in north Bengal will evolve a mechanism to check truck drivers ferrying essential commodities across the region and will also issue passes to them for their convenience.Su...
By TT Bureau in Jalpaiguri

India  /  Published 21.04.20

Telephone survey on Covid-19 symptoms

The Centre on Tuesday announced a plan to use mobile phones — believed held by over 90 per cent of the nation’s households — to check the prevalence of Covid-19 symptoms amid the country’s ris...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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