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Italian PM to resign amid pandemic criticism

Italian PM to resign amid pandemic criticism

🕔10:23, 27.Jan 2021

Rome, Jan 27  Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday confirmed to his Cabinet that he would tender his resignation following widespread criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. Conte, who headed two coalition governments since

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Israel halts all flights

Israel halts all flights

🕔10:21, 27.Jan 2021

Tel Aviv, Jan 27  Israel on Tuesday closed its international airport to all flights as a one-week measure aimed at stopping the new coronavirus variants from entering the country. The international Ben Gurion Airport outside Tel Aviv will remain closed

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Bilateral vaccine deals putting WHO-led Covax at risk: Tedros

Bilateral vaccine deals putting WHO-led Covax at risk: Tedros

🕔10:00, 27.Jan 2021

Geneva, Jan 27  The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that bilateral deals on Covid-19 vaccines between countries and companies are putting at risk the promise of Covax, the WHO-led global initiative aimed to ensure rapid and equitable access

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Huge relief for spouses of H1B workers, Biden nixes Trump plan to kill H4 work permits

Huge relief for spouses of H1B workers, Biden nixes Trump plan to kill H4 work permits

🕔09:57, 27.Jan 2021

New York, Jan 27  “Withdrawn”. A single word on a thick bureaucratic file on the seventh day of the Biden administration delivered a huge win for spouses of workers on H1B visas in the US who spent the last four

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Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine works against new variants

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine works against new variants

🕔11:22, 26.Jan 2021

New York, Jan 26  US-based drugmaker Moderna on Monday said its Covid-19 vaccine retains neutralising activity against emerging variants first identified in the UK and South Africa. Vaccination with the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine produced neutralising titers against all key emerging

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Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe among 119 Padma winners for 2021

Former Japan PM Shinzo Abe among 119 Padma winners for 2021

🕔07:26, 26.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 26 Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is among 119 recipients whom the government on Monday selected for Padma awards–one of the highest civilian awards in the country. The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday announced the awards

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SpaceX ridesharing mission launches record 143 satellites

SpaceX ridesharing mission launches record 143 satellites

🕔17:20, 25.Jan 2021

San Francisco, Jan 25  Much like ridesharing via Uber on Earth, Elon Musk-run SpaceX has successfully launched its new cost-cutting rideshare mission with 143 small satellites — a new record for a single rocket — into space. Called the Transporter-1

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Bill Gates receives first dose of Covid vax

Bill Gates receives first dose of Covid vax

🕔17:00, 25.Jan 2021

San Francisco, Jan 25  Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who has been a target of conspiracy theorists for his push for vaccinations, has received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. “One of the benefits of being 65 is

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Australia gives provisional approval to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

Australia gives provisional approval to Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

🕔13:08, 25.Jan 2021

Sydney, Jan 25  Australia’s medical regulator on Monday granted provisional approval to Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine, making it the first Covid vaccine to receive regulatory approval in Australia. The first doses of the vaccine are expected to be administered in late

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WHO chief thanks Modi for ‘continued support’ to Covid-19 response

WHO chief thanks Modi for ‘continued support’ to Covid-19 response

🕔18:47, 23.Jan 2021

Geneva, Jan 23  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), on Saturday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his “continued support” to the global Covid-19 response. India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative is providing vaccines to its neighbouring countries.

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Former US general Austin will be first African American Def Secy

Former US general Austin will be first African American Def Secy

🕔03:20, 23.Jan 2021

New York, Jan 23  The United States Senate on Friday confirmed a former Army general, Austin Lloyd to become the Defence Secretary, making him the first African American to hold the job. He received the overwhelming support of both parties,

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Biden’s defence chief-designate says cooperation with India to grow

Biden’s defence chief-designate says cooperation with India to grow

🕔15:24, 22.Jan 2021

New York, Jan 22  US President Joe Biden’s nominee for defence secretary, Lloyd Austin, has said that he would continue to build on the “strong defence cooperation” with India and ensure that the militaries of the two countries can collaborate

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Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs to 91

Indonesia earthquake death toll climbs to 91

🕔14:45, 21.Jan 2021

Jakarta, Jan 21 The number of casualties due to the 6.2-magnitude earthquake which struck Indonesia’s West Sulawesi province has increased to to 91, the national disaster management agency said on Thursday. At least 1,172 people suffered wounds caused by the

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Indian Covid vaccine arrives in Nepal

Indian Covid vaccine arrives in Nepal

🕔14:44, 21.Jan 2021

Kathmandu, Jan 21  The Covid-19 vaccines that India has granted to Nepal arrived in Kathmandu on Thursday. Indian Ambassador to Nepal handed over the vaccines to Health Minister Hridesh Tripathi at a function held at the Kathmandu airport. The consignment

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Biden appoints Jagadesan as acting USIDFC head

Biden appoints Jagadesan as acting USIDFC head

🕔12:13, 21.Jan 2021

New York, Jan 21  President Joe Biden as appointed Dev Jagadesan as the acting head of the US International Development Finance Corporation (USIDFC), the White House has announced. With all the senior political appointees in key positions leaving office after

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World’s largest single-site solar plant in Abu Dhabi

World’s largest single-site solar plant in Abu Dhabi

🕔15:33, 20.Jan 2021

Abu Dhabi, Jan 20  An hour’s drive southeast of Abu Dhabi is the world’s largest single-site solar plant. Located at Sweihan in Abu Dhabi, Noor Abu Dhabi (which means ‘light’ in Arabic) features 3.2 million solar panels. The clean, renewable

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The most beautiful lakes in Switzerland

The most beautiful lakes in Switzerland

🕔15:19, 20.Jan 2021

New Delhi, Jan 20  Switzerland is known as the home of the mountains but did you know that Switzerland also has more than 1,500 lakes and water bodies! Almost all Swiss cities are located on the shores of lakes. Whether

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Blinken indicates US to continue backing India against China incursions

Blinken indicates US to continue backing India against China incursions

🕔15:14, 20.Jan 2021

New York, Jan 20  Anthony Blinken, who is President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be the secretary of state has indicated that the US would continue to back India against challenges to its sovereignty from China and work with it in

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Researchers demonstrate success with new therapy for Covid

Researchers demonstrate success with new therapy for Covid

🕔15:11, 20.Jan 2021

New York, Jan 20  A new therapy developed by researchers is showing success as a way to prevent Covid-19 disease. The study, published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, showed that mouse models with Covid-19 showed positive results when a

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Greet new US Prez Biden via Snapchat lens from home

Greet new US Prez Biden via Snapchat lens from home

🕔15:00, 20.Jan 2021

San Francisco, Jan 20  The Joe Biden team has launched a Snapchat lens that will virtually take users to the Capitol Hill as the new US president is sworn-in on Wednesday. The Snapchat lens will also play a message from

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