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Dubai NRI sponsors ‘ghar wapasi’ flights for stranded Indians

Dubai NRI sponsors ‘ghar wapasi’ flights for stranded Indians

🕔12:43, 1.Jun 2020

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Indian migrants are stranded not only within the country but also abroad and one Dubai-based NRI has taken steps to send them back to their motherland. UAE’s ‘Masala King’, Dhananjay M. Datar, 56, has rushed to the

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Trump to include India, Russia, Australia, S.Korea in G7

Trump to include India, Russia, Australia, S.Korea in G7

🕔11:03, 1.Jun 2020

New Delhi/Washington, June 01  US President Donald Trump has decided to postpone the G7 summit till September and invite India, Russia, Australia and South Korea to discuss a plan on how to deal with the future of China among the

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4 factors that can help fight upcoming flu season, coronavirus together

4 factors that can help fight upcoming flu season, coronavirus together

🕔07:03, 1.Jun 2020

New York, June 01  As flu season inches closer, scientists have outlined best defense against influenza from getting it worse, which may also protect against the deadly coronavirus. Dr Benjamin Singer, a Northwestern Medicine pulmonologist who treats COVID-19 patients in

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Italy’s death toll from coronavirus rises by 75 to 33,415

Italy’s death toll from coronavirus rises by 75 to 33,415

🕔07:01, 1.Jun 2020

Rome, June 1  Seventy-five more COVID-19 patients had died in the past 24 hours in Italy, bringing the country’s toll to 33,415, out of total infection cases of 233,019, according to fresh figures. Nationwide, the number of active infections dropped

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New method to help epidemiologists map COVID-19 spread

New method to help epidemiologists map COVID-19 spread

🕔18:07, 31.May 2020

New York, May 31  Researchers have developed a method they believe will help epidemiologists predict more efficiently the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The study, published in the journal Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, outlines a solution to the ‘SIR’ epidemic

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Trump postpones G7 summit, wants to widen invitation list

Trump postpones G7 summit, wants to widen invitation list

🕔11:16, 31.May 2020

Washington, May 31  US President Donald Trump has announced he was postponing the G7 leaders’ summit, adding it was “outdated” and that he would like to invite more countries to the meeting, including India. “I’m postponing it because I don’t

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NRI scientist develops test that visually detects coronavirus in 10 mins

NRI scientist develops test that visually detects coronavirus in 10 mins

🕔16:46, 30.May 2020

New York, May 30  A team of US scientists led by an Indian-origin researcher has developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence of coronavirus in 10 minutes. Scientists from the University of Maryland School

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We are terminating relationship with WHO: Trump

We are terminating relationship with WHO: Trump

🕔06:31, 30.May 2020

Washington, May 30 While addressing the breifing in the White House Rose Garden, US President Donald Trump said the US will be terminating relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO) right away. In his today’s briefing, he also attacked China

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Italy: Over 150,000 COVID-19 recoveries, death toll at 33,142

Italy: Over 150,000 COVID-19 recoveries, death toll at 33,142

🕔06:49, 29.May 2020

Rome, May 29  The novel coronavirus infection trend continued downward in Italy as the number of recoveries jumped by 3,503 on Thursday, bringing the total to 150,604, the Civil Protection Department said. Meanwhile, another 70 people died, bringing the death

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NASA, SpaceX postpone historic astronauts launch

NASA, SpaceX postpone historic astronauts launch

🕔09:26, 28.May 2020

Washington, May 28  NASA and SpaceX postponed historic launch of two astronauts to space from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday due to bad weather. “Due to the weather conditions, the launch is scrubbing,” NASA tweeted, Xinhua reported.

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US COVID-19 deaths top 100,000: Johns Hopkins University

US COVID-19 deaths top 100,000: Johns Hopkins University

🕔07:19, 28.May 2020

New York, May 28  The number of COVID-19 deaths in the US topped 100,000 on Wednesday, reaching 100,047, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 1,695,776 cases have been reported

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WHO Foundation launched to support critical health needs

WHO Foundation launched to support critical health needs

🕔07:18, 28.May 2020

Geneva, May 28  The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced the creation of the WHO Foundation, an independent grant-making entity that will support the organization’s efforts to address the most pressing global health challenges. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said

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Novavax begins clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine in Australia

Novavax begins clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine in Australia

🕔11:25, 26.May 2020

Sydney, May 26 US-based biotechnology company Novavax has started enrolling participants in Australia for a clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine candidate, NVX-CoV2373. Preliminary immunogenicity and safety results from the Phase 1 portion of the trial are expected in July 2020,

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WHO suspends HCQ clinical trial on COVID-19 patients

WHO suspends HCQ clinical trial on COVID-19 patients

🕔10:29, 26.May 2020

Geneva, May 26  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General, said that a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on COVID-19 patients has come to “a temporary pause”, while the safety data of the the anti-malaria drug was being

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Quake interrupts NZ PM’s TV interview

Quake interrupts NZ PM’s TV interview

🕔11:35, 25.May 2020

Wellington, May 25  An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale jolted New Zealand on Monday, which also went on to interrupt a TV interview featuring Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, but she managed to keep her cool. The temblor struck

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Japan govt to lift state of emergency across country

Japan govt to lift state of emergency across country

🕔11:34, 25.May 2020

Tokyo, May 25 The Japan government on Monday decided to lift the state of emergency for COVID-19 in Tokyo and four other prefectures of the country, the only places where the measure implemented to curb the pandemic had remained in force.

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Israeli plane lands in Turkey for 1st time in 13 yrs

Israeli plane lands in Turkey for 1st time in 13 yrs

🕔09:49, 25.May 2020

Jerusalem, May 25  An Israeli plane landed in Turkey for the first time in 13 years, the country’s flag carrier El Al said. El Al was the only Israeli airline to conduct flights to Turkey until it cancelled the route

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US aircraft carrier’s Indo-Pacific deployment begins

US aircraft carrier’s Indo-Pacific deployment begins

🕔18:08, 24.May 2020

Washington, May 24  The Yokosuka-based aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan officially began its Indo-Pacific deployment this week, the US Navy has said in a statement. More than 1,000 tonnes of ordnance, 5,000 crew and more than 60 aircraft were moved

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Moon mission: NASA seeks candidates for 8-month isolation

Moon mission: NASA seeks candidates for 8-month isolation

🕔17:33, 23.May 2020

Washington, May 23  NASA is seeking US citizens for an eight-month study on social isolation in preparation for missions to Mars and the moon. The international space agency is preparing for its next spaceflight simulation study and is seeking healthy

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Oxford Covid-19 vaccine enters advanced human trials

Oxford Covid-19 vaccine enters advanced human trials

🕔07:17, 23.May 2020

London, May 23  The University of Oxford said on Friday that its researchers have begun recruiting adults and children for advanced human trials of a Covid-19 vaccine that will involve up to 10,260 volunteers across the UK. The initial human

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