• 23 die in Norway a short time after receiving 1st doses of Pfizer vaccine

    23 die in Norway a short time after receiving 1st doses of Pfizer vaccine
    Published Date : 16-Jan-2021 7:10:43IST

    Twenty-three people have died in Norway a short time after receiving first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, Norwegian officials said. Of those deaths, 13 have been autopsied, with the results suggesting that common side effects may have contributed to severe reactions in frail, elderly people. Pfizer and BioNTech are working with the Norwegian regulator to investigate the deaths.

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  • Mild fever, no infertility evidence: Health Min on COVID-19 vaccine’s side effects

    Mild fever, no infertility evidence: Health Min on COVID-19 vaccine’s side effects
    Published Date : 15-Jan-2021 12:29:49IST

    Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday clarified several information related to COVID-19 vaccine’s side effects. He said that some may have “mild fever, pain at injection site and body ache”, similar to “side effects that occur post some other vaccines”. “There’s no scientific evidence to suggest that vaccine could cause infertility in either men or women,” he added.

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  • Billionaire who overtook Ambani now richer than Warren Buffett

    Billionaire who overtook Ambani now richer than Warren Buffett
    Published Date : 06-Jan-2021 12:39:54IST

    China’s Zhong Shanshan, who overtook Mukesh Ambani to become Asia’s richest person last week, is now wealthier than Warren Buffett as his fortune surged to $91.7 billion, according to Bloomberg. The 66-year-old, who is the Chairman of China’s largest bottled-water company Nongfu Spring, is now the sixth-richest person on the planet. He gained $13.5 billion since the start of 2021.

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  • UK Announces Nationwide Lockdown

    UK Announces Nationwide Lockdown
    Published Date : 05-Jan-2021 7:01:34IST

    Nearly 56 million people in England will return to a full coronavirus lockdown, possibly until mid-February, to try to cut spiralling infection rates, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday. The measures, which include the closure of primary and secondary schools, will come into effect Wednesday, he said in a televised address, after Scotland announced similar measures would come into force from midnight (0000 GMT) on Tuesday.

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  • Covaxin is 200% safe, AstraZeneca gave paracetamol to volunteers: Bharat Biotech

    Covaxin is 200% safe, AstraZeneca gave paracetamol to volunteers: Bharat Biotech
    Published Date : 05-Jan-2021 6:58:54IST

    Covaxin maker Bharat Biotech’s MD Krishna Ella has said that their coronavirus vaccine showed less than 10% adverse reactions, while other vaccines showed 60-70% adverse reactions. He added, “AstraZeneca was giving 4-gram paracetamol to volunteers to suppress such reactions. We haven’t given paracetamol to any volunteer. I can assure our vaccine is 200% safe.”

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  • Which countries have approved Oxford coronavirus vaccine?

    Which countries have approved Oxford coronavirus vaccine?
    Published Date : 03-Jan-2021 8:51:48IST

    India has become the fourth country to approve Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, Covishield, for emergency use. Apart from India, Britain, Argentina and El Salvador have also given a nod to the vaccine. AstraZeneca is also in discussions with the European Union’s European Medicines Agency, which is conducting a rolling review of the vaccine.

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  • Air India’s B’luru-San Francisco direct flights to begin from Jan 11

    Air India’s B’luru-San Francisco direct flights to begin from Jan 11
    Published Date : 01-Jan-2021 7:12:03IST

    Air India has announced that non-stop flights from Bengaluru to San Francisco will start from January 11. Flight AI-175 from Bengaluru to San Francisco will operate with a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft on Mondays and Thursdays, Air India said. The flight will depart from Bengaluru at 2.30 pm and arrive in San Francisco at 5 pm local time.

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  • Man jumps off a metro rail track in Hyderabad, injured

    Man jumps off a metro rail track in Hyderabad, injured
    Published Date : 31-Dec-2020 4:42:24IST

    An unidentified man has sustained injuries after he allegedly jumped off the metro rail track at Tarnaka metro station in Hyderabad on Wednesday, according to the police. The man was mentally unstable and tried to die by suicide, police said. The man has been shifted to a hospital for treatment.

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  • US population growth smallest in 120 yrs

    US population growth smallest in 120 yrs
    Published Date : 23-Dec-2020 9:04:40IST

    The U.S. population grew by the smallest rate in at least 120 years from 2019 to 2020, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau – a trend that demographers say provides a glimpse of the coronavirus pandemic’s toll. The U.S. population grew by 0.35% from July 2019 to July 2020, an increase of 1.1 million people in a nation whose estimated population in July was more than 329 million residents, according to Census Bureau estimates.

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  • Will take vaccine publicly when my turn comes: Bill Gates

    Will take vaccine publicly when my turn comes: Bill Gates
    Published Date : 14-Dec-2020 9:19:37IST

    Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates has said that when his turn comes up, he will take the COVID-19 vaccine publicly to increase the confidence of the people in the vaccine. “When it’s my turn…I’m not going to budge,” he said. Gates warned that the next four to six months could be the worst of the coronavirus pandemic in the US.

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  • Who were the most tweeted about people worldwide in 2020?

    Who were the most tweeted about people worldwide in 2020?
    Published Date : 08-Dec-2020 4:47:54IST

    Twitter has released the list of the most tweeted about people worldwide in 2020. US President Donald Trump was the most tweeted about person, followed by US President-elect Joe Biden. The top 10 also included NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who passed away in January this year. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the seventh-most tweeted about person in 2020.

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  • Hyd man kills mother, sister to repay debts from betting on cricket

    Hyd man kills mother, sister to repay debts from betting on cricket
    Published Date : 01-Dec-2020 7:11:25IST

    A man in his 20s was arrested in Hyderabad on Monday for poisoning his mother and sister to death to repay a loan of around ₹25 lakh that he lost after betting on cricket matches. “He hatched a plan to kill his mother and sister so that he would then become the owner of the properties they owned,” police said.

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  • Football legend Diego Maradona passes away aged 60 due to heart attack

    Football legend Diego Maradona passes away aged 60 due to heart attack
    Published Date : 25-Nov-2020 11:43:58IST

    Argentine football legend Diego Maradona passed away aged 60 due to heart attack on Wednesday. Maradona, who led Argentina to 1986 FIFA World Cup victory, suffered heart attack at his home just two weeks after being discharged from hospital, where he had undergone surgery on a blood clot in his brain. Maradona represented Argentina 91 times and scored 34 goals.

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  • Oxford COVID-19 vaccine 70% effective, being made in India by Serum Institute

    Oxford COVID-19 vaccine 70% effective, being made in India by Serum Institute
    Published Date : 23-Nov-2020 3:13:58IST

    Oxford University, in collaboration with AstraZeneca, announced interim trial data from its Phase III trials that show its candidate vaccine is 70.4% effective when combining data from two dosing regimens. “There were no hospitalised or severe cases in anyone who received it,” it said. Serum Institute of India partnered with AstraZeneca to support Oxford University’s efforts for a vaccine.

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  • Who are these people, nudists? Bill Gates on people who refuse to wear masks

    Who are these people, nudists? Bill Gates on people who refuse to wear masks
    Published Date : 18-Nov-2020 7:46:36IST

    Microsoft Co-founder and the world’s second-richest person, Bill Gates, compared anti-maskers amid COVID-19 to nudists, adding that he doesn’t understand why they refuse to wear masks. “What (Who) are these, like nudists?” he asked. Gates further said, “We ask you to wear pants. No American says, or very few Americans say, that that’s like some terrible thing.”

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