At high-level UNGA session, world leaders thank India for COVID-19 vaccine shipments

At high-level UNGA session, world leaders thank India for COVID-19 vaccine shipments

UNITED NATIONS: World leaders thanked India for its help and support in combating the coronavirus pandemic through “early and meaningful” shipments of COVID-19 vaccine doses, as they addressed the high-level UN General Assembly session this year. Several world leaders expressed their gratitude to India and other nations for the help provided through exports of vaccines […]

Adults over 40 with diabetes, COVID-19 more likely to be hospitalised than children

Adults over 40 with diabetes, COVID-19 more likely to be hospitalised than children

Adults over 40 years of age with type 1 diabetes if suffered from COVID-19 are seven times more likely to be hospitalised in comparison to children with same respiratory problem, according to a study. People with diabetes are at higher risk for COVID-19-related complications, especially if they are over the age of 40, the study, […]

New 3D printed vaccine patch offers greater protection than jabs

New 3D printed vaccine patch offers greater protection than jabs

Scientists have developed a three-dimensional (3D) printed vaccine patch that provides greater protection than a typical immunisation shot. The team at Stanford University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in the US applied the vaccine patch directly to the skin of animals, which is full of immune cells that vaccines target. […]

Strong quake hits Greek island of Crete; 1 dead, 9 injured

Strong quake hits Greek island of Crete; 1 dead, 9 injured

Greece: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of at least 5.8 struck the Greek island of Crete on Monday, killing one person and injuring several others while damaging homes and churches and causing rock slides near the country’s fourth-largest city. The quake sent people fleeing into the streets in the city of Heraklion, and schools […]

Facebook puts Instagram for kids on hold after pushback

Washington: Instagram is putting a hold on the development of Instagram kids, geared towards children under 13, so it can address concerns about the vulnerability of younger users. Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, wrote in a blog post Monday that a delay will give the company time to work with parents, experts, policymakers and […]

Don’t shift goalposts, confuse border management with resolving boundary question: Indian envoy to China

Don’t shift goalposts, confuse border management with resolving boundary question: Indian envoy to China

BEIJING: India has told China not to “shift goalposts” and “confuse” managing the border affairs and restoring peace at the frontiers with the larger issue of the resolution of the boundary question, which is dealt with by different designated mechanisms. After the standoff erupted in eastern Ladakh in May last year, India has consistently maintained […]

Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinian gunmen in arrest clashes

Israeli troops kill 5 Palestinian gunmen in arrest clashes

Jerusalem: Five Palestinian gunmen were killed in shootouts with Israeli security forces during a sweeping West Bank arrest operation cracking down on the Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday. It was the deadliest violence between Israeli troops and Palestinian militants in the occupied West Bank in recent weeks and came amid heightened tensions following this […]

PM Modi raises issue of H-1B visas with US President Biden

PM Modi raises issue of H-1B visas with US President Biden

WASHINGTON: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his first-ever in-person meeting with President Joe Biden raised a number of issues involving the Indian community in America, including access for Indian professionals in the US and speaking about the H-1B visas, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said. Prime Minister Modi described as “outstanding” his first bilateral […]

Quad leaders pledge to work together for peace and prosperity in Indo-Pacific region

Quad leaders pledge to work together for peace and prosperity in Indo-Pacific region

Washington: India, Australia, Japan and the US have pledged to work together for ensuring peace and prosperity of the Indo-Pacific and the world, as top leaders of the Quad grouping announced a slew of new initiatives to take on common challenges, amidst muscle flexing by an assertive China in the strategic region. In a way, […]

India welcomes US’ efforts to fight climate change, its return to Paris Agreement

India welcomes US’ efforts to fight climate change, its return to Paris Agreement

WASHINGTON: India has welcomed America’s efforts to combat climate change and its return to the Paris Agreement as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden held their first in-person bilateral meeting at the White House. President Biden, in his talks with Prime Minister Modi in the Oval Office of the White House, expressed […]

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