• India is inspiring, its research & manufacturing critical for COVID-19: Gates

    India is inspiring, its research & manufacturing critical for COVID-19: Gates
    Published Date : 20-Oct-2020 3:53:01IST

    Addressing the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020, Bill Gates said that India is “very inspiring” as it has made huge strides in improving the health of its people in the last two decades. “Now, India’s research and manufacturing will be critical to fighting COVID-19, especially when it comes to making vaccines at large scale,” he added.

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  • Chinese city to offer experimental COVID-19 vaccine for Rs 4,400

    Chinese city to offer experimental COVID-19 vaccine for Rs 4,400
    Published Date : 16-Oct-2020 4:19:42IST

    The Chinese city of Jiaxing will offer an experimental coronavirus vaccine to residents aged between 18 and 59 with “urgent needs”. The vaccine, developed by Chinese company Sinovac Biotech, will be provided at a price of 400 yuan (nearly ₹4,400) for two shots. The city has already been administering experimental COVID-19 vaccines among high-risk groups.

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  • Hyderabad records highest rainfall ever in 24 hours

    Hyderabad records highest rainfall ever in 24 hours
    Published Date : 14-Oct-2020 1:14:04IST

    Hyderabad saw its highest rainfall ever in 24 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department. IMD Hyderabad Meteorologist B Raja Rao said, “In GHMC limits so far, the record rainfall is 24cm at Begumpet in August 2000…Now in the last 24 hours till 5am around 29.8cm of rainfall has been recorded in GHMC limits at Hayathnagar.”

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  • CSK will have to climb Mount Everest to qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs

    CSK will have to climb Mount Everest to qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs
    Published Date : 12-Oct-2020 11:47:19IST

    Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra has said CSK would’ve to climb Mount Everest to qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs. “If they win six out of remaining seven matches, they will confirm their spot…and will have an outside chance if they win five,” he added. Aakash further said, “But do they have the ability to win five out of seven is the question.”

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  • Dhoni is a great finisher but things not going right for him: Lara

    Dhoni is a great finisher but things not going right for him: Lara
    Published Date : 08-Oct-2020 3:30:09IST

    Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara said CSK captain MS Dhoni is still a great finisher but things are not working out for him of late. Lara added that Dhoni “needs to look at some other players” to wrap up matches for CSK. Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday while defending a total for the first time.

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  • US to invest $150 million in H-1B workforce training programme

    US to invest $150 million in H-1B workforce training programme
    Published Date : 25-Sep-2020 4:19:47IST

    The US has announced that it will invest $150 million to train middle to high-skilled H-1B occupations in major sectors of the country’s economy. “Our goal is to create seamless community partnerships to build career pathways for local job seekers in cyber security, advanced manufacturing, and transportation sectors,” Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training, John Pallasch said.

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  • His sixes in last over were of no use, just personal runs: Gambhir criticises Dhoni

    His sixes in last over were of no use, just personal runs: Gambhir criticises Dhoni
    Published Date : 23-Sep-2020 12:46:04IST

    Former India opener Gautam Gambhir has criticised MS Dhoni for batting at number seven against RR, who beat CSK by 16 runs. He said that Dhoni’s three sixes in the last over were of no use and were just personal runs. “It makes no sense…This is not what you call leading from the front,” he added.

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  • 20 crore people watch IPL 2020 opener between CSK and MI, world record set

    20 crore people watch IPL 2020 opener between CSK and MI, world record set
    Published Date : 22-Sep-2020 4:05:13IST

    Around 20 crore people tuned in to watch the IPL 2020 opener between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, as per BARC. It is the highest-ever opening day TV and digital viewership for any sporting league in any country. “Thank you, India and the world. It’s been a dream start to Dream11 IPL,” the official Twitter account of IPL tweeted.

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  • 14% volunteers who got Sputnik V vaccine experienced predicted side effects: Russia

    14% volunteers who got Sputnik V vaccine experienced predicted side effects: Russia
    Published Date : 17-Sep-2020 10:47:24IST

    Russia’s Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said 14% of volunteers who received the ‘Sputnik V’ COVID-19 vaccine have complained of side effects such as muscle pain, weakness and fever. More than 300 people received the vaccine in the trial. “These are predicted side effects, and they usually disappear after a day, or at maximum, a day and a half,” Murashko added.

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  • Active COVID-19 cases in India cross 10 lakh

    Active COVID-19 cases in India cross 10 lakh
    Published Date : 17-Sep-2020 10:46:29IST

    The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 51,18,253 as record 97,894 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The coronavirus death toll in the country has risen to 83,198, while 40,25,079 coronavirus patients have been discharged. Out of the total cases, 10,09,976 are active.

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  • COVID-19 vaccine could be ready in 3 or 4 weeks: Trump

    COVID-19 vaccine could be ready in 3 or 4 weeks: Trump
    Published Date : 16-Sep-2020 4:17:59IST

    US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that a vaccine against the coronavirus could be ready in three or four weeks. “The previous administration would have taken perhaps years to have a vaccine, because of the FDA and all the approvals,” Trump said. However, he added that the coronavirus “would go away without the vaccine”.

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  • US city to pay Rs 88.2 cr to family of black woman killed in police raid

    US city to pay Rs 88.2 cr to family of black woman killed in police raid
    Published Date : 16-Sep-2020 4:15:15IST

    The US’ Louisville city will pay over ₹88.2 crore as part of a lawsuit settlement to the family of Breonna Taylor, who was shot dead during a police raid at her home on March 13. The city will also reform police practices as part of the settlement. Taylor’s death has sparked months of anti-racism protests in the city.

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  • Our vaccine could be given to Americans before year-end: Pfizer CEO

    Our vaccine could be given to Americans before year-end: Pfizer CEO
    Published Date : 14-Sep-2020 3:39:42IST

    Pfizer’s CEO Albert Bourla said the company’s coronavirus vaccine could be distributed to Americans before the end of 2020 if it’s found to be safe and effective by FDA. “I cannot say what FDA will do…But it’s a likely scenario, and we’re preparing for it,” he added. Pfizer is expecting key data from its late-stage trial for FDA by October-end.

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  • Coronavirus came from Wuhan lab, there’s scientific proof: Chinese virologist

    Coronavirus came from Wuhan lab, there’s scientific proof: Chinese virologist
    Published Date : 13-Sep-2020 11:36:11IST

    Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan in a video interview claimed that coronavirus came from a lab in Wuhan and there’s scientific proof for the same. Speaking from an undisclosed location, she said she was working at the Hong Kong School of Public Health when she came across the proof of coronavirus being lab-made. She added that Chinese officials ignored her warnings.

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  • Russia approaches Indian govt to consider manufacturing Sputnik V vaccine

    Russia approaches Indian govt to consider manufacturing Sputnik V vaccine
    Published Date : 08-Sep-2020 11:01:18IST

    Dr VK Paul, Member (Health) Niti Aayog has said that the Russian government has approached the government of India through appropriate channels to consider the manufacturing of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine through Indian companies. He added that the Russian government has also asked the government to consider conducting phase-3 clinical trials of Sputnik V in India.

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