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Pending India-Bangladesh issues will be resolved: Momen

Pending India-Bangladesh issues will be resolved: Momen

🕔21:36, 8.Aug 2020

Dhaka, Aug 8  Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen on Saturday said that India and Bangladesh have resolved major bilateral issues, achieved progress on water sharing and will soon also resolve the other pending issues. “There are some issues. We

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Pompeo, Jaishankar discuss China’s ‘destabilising actions in region’

Pompeo, Jaishankar discuss China’s ‘destabilising actions in region’

🕔11:40, 7.Aug 2020

New York, Aug 7  India’s External Affairs Minister and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed the aggressive actions of China, while reiterating their countries’ commitment to advancing security in the Indo-Pacific region. State Department Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown

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Polish Prez sworn in for 2nd term

Polish Prez sworn in for 2nd term

🕔11:37, 7.Aug 2020

Warsaw, Aug 7  Polish President Andrzej Duda was sworn in for his second five-year term in office after he was re-elected in a run-off on July 12. Duda was administered his oath of office on Thursday by the National Assembly,

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Trump signs executive order to ban transactions with TikTok’s parent company

Trump signs executive order to ban transactions with TikTok’s parent company

🕔10:21, 7.Aug 2020

Washington, Aug 7 US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ban transactions with TikTok’s parent company ByteDance, it was reported on Thursday. The executive order signed on Thursday night says the US “must take aggressive action against the

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Novavax Covid-19 vaccine elicits immune response in early trial

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine elicits immune response in early trial

🕔07:41, 7.Aug 2020

New York, Aug 7  A Covid-19 vaccine developed by US-based Novavax elicited robust antibody responses and appeared to be safe in a Phase-I human trial, the company has said. No serious adverse events were reported and safety follow-up continues, Novavax

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Kuwait approves Indian repatriation flights

Kuwait approves Indian repatriation flights

🕔19:01, 6.Aug 2020

Kuwait City, Aug 6  Kuwait has approved a request to operate flights to repatriate Indian expatriates wishing to return home amid a ban on air travel imposed by Gulf country, including India, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a media report

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Moderna taps into AWS to boost Covid-19 vaccine research

Moderna taps into AWS to boost Covid-19 vaccine research

🕔12:55, 6.Aug 2020

Seattle, Aug 6  The biotechnology major Moderna which has entered the phase III clinical trials for its Covid-19 vaccine has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred Cloud partner as well as its standard for analytics and Machine Learning

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Hiroshima marks 75th atomic bomb anniversary

Hiroshima marks 75th atomic bomb anniversary

🕔12:54, 6.Aug 2020

Tokyo, Aug 6  Hiroshima on Thursday marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing on the Japanese city of by the US during the Second World War, with its Mayor urging the international community to unite against serious threats to

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Chinese firm applies for corona vaccine trial in B’desh

Chinese firm applies for corona vaccine trial in B’desh

🕔07:13, 6.Aug 2020

Dhaka, Aug 6  A Chinese firm Synovac Biotech has applied for the third phase clinical trials of vaccine against COVID-19 in Bangladesh, secretary of Health and Family Welfare Ministry Abdul Mannan said. Bangladesh will get the benefit of getting the

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Russia bats for safety of its Covid-19 vaccine

Russia bats for safety of its Covid-19 vaccine

🕔07:22, 5.Aug 2020

Moscow, Aug 5  The Russian Ministry of Defence has said that a Covid-19 vaccine that it developed in partnership with the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology appears to be safe. On August 3, a “final medical examination”

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COVID-19 pandemic “once in a century”, but still “in our hands”: WHO

COVID-19 pandemic “once in a century”, but still “in our hands”: WHO

🕔07:16, 4.Aug 2020

Geneva, Aug 4  The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the COVID-19 pandemic is “a once-in-a-century health crisis,” but it is still “in our hands.” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a virtual press conference on

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ADB approves $100 million loan to strength Uzbekistan’s resilience to health emergencies

ADB approves $100 million loan to strength Uzbekistan’s resilience to health emergencies

🕔19:54, 3.Aug 2020

Tashkent [Uzbekistan], August 3 –– The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Monday it has approved a 100 million dollar loan to strengthen Uzbekistan’s resilience to public health emergencies, including the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, by steadily improving testing, diagnosis

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6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Philippines

6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts Philippines

🕔10:50, 2.Aug 2020

Manila, Aug 2  An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale jolted Maguindanao province in southern Philippines on Sunday, authorities said. The Philippine Institute of Seismology and Volcanology (Phivolcs) said the quake, which struck at 1.08 a.m., hit at a

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Kuwait resumes commercial flights after months of suspension

Kuwait resumes commercial flights after months of suspension

🕔10:37, 2.Aug 2020

Kuwait City, Aug 2 Kuwait has resumed commercial flights after remaining suspended for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s civil aviation authorities said. The flights resumed on Saturday at the Kuwait International Airport, reports Xinhua news agency. Sheikh Salman

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Israel to resume int’l flights on Aug 16

Israel to resume int’l flights on Aug 16

🕔10:35, 2.Aug 2020

Jerusalem, Aug 2  Israel will resume international flights on August 16, Minister of Transport Miri Regev announced. As the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition has not increased sharply, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently approved the resumption of international

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Covid-19 vaccine will be ‘reality’ by year-end: Fauci

Covid-19 vaccine will be ‘reality’ by year-end: Fauci

🕔19:20, 31.Jul 2020

New York, July 31  A safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine will be a “reality” by the end of the year, Anthony Fauci, America’s leading authority on the pandemic, said on Friday. “I don’t think it is dreaming, I believe it

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Trump floats idea of postponing Presidential polls

Trump floats idea of postponing Presidential polls

🕔07:19, 31.Jul 2020

New York, July 31  US President Donald on Thursday raised the idea of delaying the November 3 Presidential elections, asserting that postal voting by all voters being adopted in some states because of the Covid-19 crisis could lead to fraud.

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NASA sends Perseverance rover on 7-month journey to Mars

NASA sends Perseverance rover on 7-month journey to Mars

🕔07:15, 31.Jul 2020

Washington, July 31  NASA on Thursday launched the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. “We have LIFTOFF to Mars! The @ulalaunch

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WHO chief highlights role of young people in fighting COVID-19

WHO chief highlights role of young people in fighting COVID-19

🕔07:11, 31.Jul 2020

Geneva, July 31 The World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus highlighted the role of young people in curbing the COVID-19 outbreak. “Although older people are at a higher risk of severe disease, younger people are at risk too. One

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Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll tops 90,000

Brazil’s Covid-19 death toll tops 90,000

🕔07:32, 30.Jul 2020

Rio de Janeiro, July 30 Brazil’s novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has marked grim milestones, with the death toll surpassing 90,000, the number of people testing positive going over 2.5 million, and a record number of new cases emerging in a single

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