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News18 Afternoon Digest: Indian Badminton Great Nandu Natekar Passes Away Aged 88; Corneal Changes in Eyes Could Be a Singal for 'Long Covid-19'

Indian badminton legend Nandu Natekar passed away (Twitter)

Indian badminton legend Nandu Natekar passed away (Twitter)

Here are the top stories of this afternoon: Indian Badminton Great Nandu Natekar Passes Away Aged 88; Corneal Changes in Eyes Could Be a Singal for 'Long Covid-19': Study; 7 Killed, Over 30 Missing in Jammu and Kashmir Flash Floods; More Rain Predicted; Exclusive | Centre May Reduce 25% Vaccine Quota for Pvt Sector Amid Subdued Response, States' Demand; Saudi Arabia Threatens 3-year Travel Ban for Citizens Who Visit 'Red List' Countries Including India; BJP's Nishikant Dubey Moves Privilege Motion Against Tharoor Day After Pegasus Face-Off.

Indian Badminton Great Nandu Natekar Passes Away Aged 88

Legendary badminton player Nandu Natekar, the first Indian to win an international title in 1956, died here on Wednesday. The 88-year-old, who won over 100 national and international titles in his career, was suffering from age-related ailments. READ MORE

Corneal Changes in Eyes Could Be a Singal for ‘Long Covid-19’: Study

Nerve fibre loss and an increase in key immune (dendritic) cells on the surface of the eye — cornea — may help identify patients with ‘long Covid’, according to a small study. These changes were particularly evident among those with neurological symptoms, such as loss of taste and smell, headache, dizziness, numbness, and neuropathic pain, following Covid-19 infection, said researchers from the Necmettin Erbakan University Meram Medical Faculty Hospital in Konya, Turkey. READ MORE

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first published:July 28, 2021, 12:14 IST