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Egypt announces new travel restrictions amid Covid-19 spread

Egypt announces new travel restrictions amid Covid-19 spread

🕔13:35, 22.Jan 2022

Cairo, Jan 22 (IANS) The spread of Covid-19 has prompted the Egyptian Health Ministry to tighten up health restrictions at airports, seaports and land crossings. Starting Saturday, “Egyptian and foreign travellers to Egypt, except children below the age of 12, will

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Quarantine-free travel lane between Malaysia, S’pore reopens

Quarantine-free travel lane between Malaysia, S’pore reopens

🕔19:39, 21.Jan 2022

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 21 (IANS) The Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) between Malaysia and Singapore have resumed with immediate effect, Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said on Friday. However, the volume of tickets has been halved with only 50 per cent of

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Sputnik V shows strong protection against Omicron: Joint Italian-Russian study

Sputnik V shows strong protection against Omicron: Joint Italian-Russian study

🕔07:20, 21.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) The Sputnik V vaccine has demonstrated strong protection against Omicron variant, with over 2 times higher virus neutralising activity compared to the Pfizer vaccinea, ccording to a study conducted by the Spallanzani Institute in Italy in

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Sri Lanka shuts down power station as fuel runs out due to forex crisis

Sri Lanka shuts down power station as fuel runs out due to forex crisis

🕔07:03, 20.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 20: Sri Lanka on Wednesday faced a severe crisis after it had to shut down the Kelanitissa Power Plant during the night due to the lack of diesel. The power plant generates 300 megawatts of electricity on

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Grammy Awards evening to be held for the first time in Vegas

Grammy Awards evening to be held for the first time in Vegas

🕔19:56, 19.Jan 2022

Los Angeles, Jan 19 (IANS) The 64th Grammy Awards, which were earlier scheduled to be held here on January 31, have been moved to a later date owing to the surge in the Omicron variant in downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony

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High Commission of Canada launches “World Wide Women”

High Commission of Canada launches “World Wide Women”

🕔16:53, 19.Jan 2022

In the lead up to the National Day of the Girl and International Day of Education, the High Commission of Canada, in partnership with the Digital Empowerment Foundation, launched an initiative entitled “World Wide Women – A Campaign on Women’s

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Omicron causing hospitalisations, deaths worldwide: WHO

Omicron causing hospitalisations, deaths worldwide: WHO

🕔15:31, 19.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) In a fresh warning, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Omicron variant of the coronavirus is causing hospitalisations and deaths the world over, and the narrative that it is a mild disease is misleading.

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India to host five BRICS S&T events through 2022

India to host five BRICS S&T events through 2022

🕔21:52, 18.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Even as India has successfully handed over the BRICS Chair to China from January 2022, it will be hosting five international events through the year, it was decided at the 15th meeting of the BRICS Science

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India, IRENA strengthen collaboration in renewable energy

India, IRENA strengthen collaboration in renewable energy

🕔19:39, 17.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India has signed a strategic partnership agreement with International Renewable Energy Agency(IRENA) to further strengthen its collaboration with the energy body in the field of Renewable Energy. The agreement was signed by the Ministry of New

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Emerging markets appear vulnerable to a souring of the world economy

Emerging markets appear vulnerable to a souring of the world economy

🕔20:38, 16.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Emerging market economies will likely soon face strong balance of payment pressure as both domestic and foreign investors question these countries’ public finances and send their money abroad, The Hill reported. That, in turn, will likely

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Biden nominates three Federal Reserve officials

Biden nominates three Federal Reserve officials

🕔06:43, 15.Jan 2022

Washington, Jan 15 (IANS) US President Joe Biden has announced his nomination of three Federal Reserve officials, as he seeks to reshape the central bank amid bumpy economic recovery. Biden on Friday nominated Sarah Bloom Raskin to serve as Vice-Chairman for

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WHO recommends two new drugs to treat patients with Covid-19

WHO recommends two new drugs to treat patients with Covid-19

🕔12:33, 14.Jan 2022

Geneva, Jan 14 (IANS) A World Health Organization (WHO) panel on Friday strongly recommended baricitinib, a drug used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, for patients with severe or critical Covid-19 in combination with corticosteroids. The recommendation by WHO Guideline Development Group

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2021 6th hottest year, last 8 years the warmest: NASA

2021 6th hottest year, last 8 years the warmest: NASA

🕔12:30, 14.Jan 2022

New Delhi/New York, Jan 14 (IANS) Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2021 tied 2018 as the sixth warmest year on record, and the past eight years are the warmest, according to an independent analysis done by NASA and the National

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FTA offers huge benefits for British businesses: Boris Johnson

FTA offers huge benefits for British businesses: Boris Johnson

🕔07:02, 14.Jan 2022

New Delhi/ London, Jan 14 (IANS) Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, on Thursday launched the negotiations between India and the UK for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries in the presence of British International Trade

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UK AND INDIA TO LAUNCH FREE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS TODAY

UK AND INDIA TO LAUNCH FREE TRADE NEGOTIATIONS TODAY

🕔10:19, 13.Jan 2022

 UK International Trade Secretary visits Delhi for a two-day visit to officially launch negotiations on a new ambitious free trade deal. Agreement will create huge benefits for both countries and could boost our total trade by up to £28 billion

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POWERGRID and Africa50 in Joint Development Agreement, to pioneer Africa’s first transmission PPP project in Kenya

POWERGRID and Africa50 in Joint Development Agreement, to pioneer Africa’s first transmission PPP project in Kenya

🕔20:13, 12.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 12 Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) has signed a Joint Development Agreement with Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform to continue to develop the Kenya Transmission Project on a public-private partnership basis. The project entails the

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Booster doses of current vaccines may not be enough: WHO

Booster doses of current vaccines may not be enough: WHO

🕔10:51, 12.Jan 2022

Geneva, Jan 12 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that current Covid-19 vaccines may need to be updated if they are to provide continued protection against emerging variants, including Omicron. WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Covid-19 Vaccine Composition (TAG-CO-VAC),

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Arun Kumar Chatterjee named Indian Envoy to Kyrgyzstan

Arun Kumar Chatterjee named Indian Envoy to Kyrgyzstan

🕔07:13, 12.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday appointed Arun Kumar Chatterjee as the next Indian Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan. “Arun Kumar Chatterjee, presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of

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UAE to convene world leaders to take climate action

UAE to convene world leaders to take climate action

🕔12:20, 11.Jan 2022

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2022 taking place from January 15-19 will convene global leaders, including heads of state, policy makers, and international business leaders, as the United Arab Emirates (UAE) aims to take the

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New Dutch govt sworn in 299 days after election

New Dutch govt sworn in 299 days after election

🕔12:01, 11.Jan 2022

The Hague, Jan 11 (IANS) Almost one year after the resignation of the previous government and 10 months after the last elections, the fourth cabinet of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was sworn in by King Willem-Alexander. Just like the previous

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