Day: June 12, 2020

Seoul court names birth father in landmark adoptee ruling

A Seoul court on Friday officially recognised a Korean-born adoptee as the daughter of her biological father in a landmark ruling that she described as “momentous”. Kara Bos, 38, broke down in tears after the Seoul Family Court delivered its ruling entering her in the man’s family registry, […]

Zoom accedes to Chinese demands to shutter online activist meetings

Zoom said Thursday it acceded to Chinese government demands that it close accounts of US and Hong Kong activists who gathered on the popular chat app to mark the deadly Tiananmen crackdown. The admission came as the American video app, which has soared in popularity during the coronavirus […]

Lebanese government meets after night of raging protests

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s prime minister held an emergency Cabinet meeting Friday after a night of raging protests that saw demonstrators shut down roads across the country with burning tires in renewed protests spurred by a plunging national currency. Scuffles with security forces broke out in several locations Thursday […]

Experts: Police ‘woefully undertrained’ in use of force

BURIEN, Wash. — Seattle officers hold down a protester, and one repeatedly punches him in the face. In another run-in, officers handcuff a looting suspect on the ground, one pressing a knee into his neck — the same tactic used on George Floyd. The officers were captured on videos appearing to violate […]

Indian capital’s crematoriums overwhelmed with virus dead

NEW DELHI — When Raj Singh’s 70-year-old mother died from the coronavirus in India’s capital, he took comfort in the prospect of a proper cremation, the funeral rite that Hindus believe releases the soul from the cycle of rebirth. But instead of chanting sacred Vedic hymns and sprinkling […]

ICMR’s sero-surveillance study reveals only 0.73% of the sample population infected with COVID-19

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 11: The sero-surveillance study conducted by ICMR has revealed that 0.73% of the population surveyed showed evidence of past exposure to SARS-CoV-2. This was stated by Dr. Balram Bhargava, Director General of ICMR, during the media briefing, here today. ICMR conducted […]

Mumbai will soon be able to predict floods before they happen, helping protect property and save lives

State-of-the-art Flood Warning System for Mumbai Launched Mumbai / New Delhi, June 12, 2020 Floods to be estimated 3 days in advance, at ward-level Decision Support System will enable smart decision-making and field action based on risk assessment State-of-the-art flood warning system developed by MoES is a gift […]

811.69 LMT food grains stock available with Food Corporation of India

Under Atma Nirbhar Bharat Package, 22,812 MT of food grains distributed to 45.62 lakh beneficiaries in May and June; 2,092 MT gram also distributed by States/UTs Under PMGKAY, from April-June 82.16 LMT Food grains distributed to around 164 crores beneficiaries Total food grain stock: open view news desk […]

Mumbai braces for monsoon diseases amid strain of a pandemic

MUMBAI – For doctors and healthcare workers in India’s financial capital Mumbai who are grappling with surging coronavirus infections, the onset of the annual monsoon poses a serious threat – a new wave of patients with vector-borne diseases. Already stretched by a shortage of medics and critical care […]

Record rise in India virus cases raises fear of return of curbs

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU – India reported a record daily increase of novel coronavirus cases on Friday and became the world’s fourth worst-hit country, raising the prospect of the return of a lockdown just days after it was lifted. Anxious to revive the economy after a nearly 70-day lockdown, the […]

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