Day: June 18, 2020

Bolton: Trump moves in office guided by reelection concerns

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump “pleaded” with China’s Xi Jinping during a 2019 summit to help his reelection prospects, according to a scathing new book by former Trump adviser John Bolton that accuses the president of being driven by political calculations when making national security decisions. The White House worked furiously […]

Race for virus vaccine could leave some countries behind

LONDON — As the race intensifies for a vaccine against the new coronavirus, rich countries are rushing to place advance orders for the inevitably limited supply to guarantee their citizens get immunized first — leaving significant questions about whether developing countries will get any vaccines in time to […]

Mexico, India, Ireland, Norway elected to U.N. Security Council, one seat still open

UNITED NATIONS – Mexico, India, Ireland and Norway were elected to the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, but the 193 U.N. member states must return on Thursday to continue voting to fill one more vacant seat after there was no clear winner. Canada lost out to Ireland […]

India holds funerals for soldiers killed in China border clash as tensions stay high

NEW DELHI – India prepared to hold funerals on Thursday for some of the 20 soldiers killed in brutal hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops in a disputed mountainous border region, as the nuclear-armed rivals sought to defuse tensions. Troops remained on alert at the Galwan Valley in the […]

SERB supported study shows that collapse of respiratory center in the brain may cause breakdown of COVID-19 patients

open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 18: The team of researchers at CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB), Kolkata has explored the neuro-invasive potential of SARS-CoV-2 and suggested that the virus may infect respiratory centre of the brain and attention should be focused on the respiratory centre of the […]

CSIR-CDRI’s candidate drug Umifenovir secures DCGI approval for Phase III Clinical Trial against COVID19

Developed the process technology for Umifenovir in record time open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 18: CSIR constituent lab CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute(CDRI) Lucknow, has received permission for carrying out Phase III randomised, Double blind, Placebo controlled trial of efficacy, safety and tolerability of antiviral drug Umifenovir. […]

PM launches Auction process of Coal blocks for Commercial mining

India has taken a major decision to fully open the coal and mining sectors for competition, capital, participation and technology : PM Coal sector reforms will make eastern and central India, our tribal belt in, pillars of development: PM Self-reliance is not possible without a strong mining and […]

Updates on COVID-19

Dr. Harsh Vardhan launches India’s First Mobile I-LAB (Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab) Recovery Rate improves to 52.96% open view news desk NEW DELHI, JUNE 18: Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan launched India’s first mobile I-Lab (Infectious disease diagnostic lab) for COVID-19 testing for […]

PM Modi launches auction process for 41 coal blocks for commercial mining

New Delhi, June 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the auction process for 41 coal blocks for commercial mining, a move that opens India’s coal sector for private players, and termed it a major step in the direction of India achieving self-reliance. Launching the auction of mines […]

India returning to normal business activity; consumption, demand rising: PM Modi

New Delhi, Jun 18:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said business activity in India is returning to normal levels with consumption and demand fast approaching pre-COVID levels. A protracted lockdown imposed to curb spread of coronavirus has resulted in severe disruption of industrial production and consumer spending, […]

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