Day: May 30, 2020

Hong Kong leaders say Trump ‘completely wrong’ for curbing ties

HONG KONG – Senior Hong Kong government officials lashed out on Saturday at moves by U.S. President Donald Trump to strip the city of its special status in a bid to punish China for imposing national security laws on the global financial hub. Speaking hours after Trump said […]

India posts record jump in COVID-19 cases, Modi says ‘long battle’ ahead

NEW DELHI – India reported a record daily jump of 7,964 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, with a recent surge in cases as lockdown restrictions start to ease raising the possibility that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could extend curbs beyond May 31. In an open letter marking one […]

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has announced that he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong’s special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected of conducting research on behalf of their government, escalating tensions with China that have surged during the […]

Brazil COVID-19 death toll hits 27,878, surpassing hard-hit Spain

Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities. The epicenter of the South American coronavirus outbreak, Brazil saw 1,124 deaths in 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said. It […]

Coronavirus hopes and fears centre on ‘immunity’

Could exposure to the coronaviruses that cause the common cold help protect against COVID-19? Is herd immunity closer than previously thought? As nations lift lockdowns and experts worry about a potential second peak in cases, our ability to ward off infection is one of the hottest topics of […]

Maybe a few movies more? Clint Eastwood turns 90

Movie legend Clint Eastwood turns 90 on Sunday, but don’t count on the famously stoic and hard-working star of “A Fistful of Dollars” and “Dirty Harry” hanging up his cowboy boots just yet. The multiple Oscar-winning actor-turned-director, who churned out nine films in his 80s, has expressed no […]

Officer charged with murder of black American as unrest sweeps US

Violent protests erupted across the United States late Friday over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of police, with murder charges laid against a Minneapolis officer failing to quell seething anger. Demonstrators clashed with police for a fourth straight night in the midwestern city […]

Inspire faculty from NIT Srinagar working on marriage of material science & electrochemistry for sustainable energy

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 30: Dr. Malik Abdul Wahid from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar is a recipient of the INSPIRE Faculty award instituted by the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India working in the area of energy research towards marriage of material […]

Grievance cell of MoFPI resolves 581 out of 585 issues received from industry amid Covid-19 situation

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 30: The grievance cell of Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been able to close and resolve 581 issues out of 585 received, with proactive approach and timely redressal. The task force has been taking up these issues with the respective […]

Scaling up of COVID testing centres (Hub and spoke model) in National research laboratories and Universities

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 30: To scale up testing and enhance the reach across the countryCity /Regional clusters have been established in a Hub and Spoke Model to scale-up testing of COVID-19 samples in government institutions across the country. Institutes and Laboratories which have the […]

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