Day: August 3, 2020

China factory activity expands at fastest pace in nearly a decade – Caixin PMI

BEIJING – China’s factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in nearly a decade in July as domestic demand continued to improve after the coronavirus crisis, though export orders and employment remained weak, a private business survey showed on Monday. The Caixin/Markit Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index(PMI) rose to […]

John Hume, Northern Irish Catholic leader and Nobel Peace laureate, dies at 83

BELFAST – John Hume, a key Roman Catholic architect of Northern Ireland’s 1998 Good Friday peace agreement who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending 30 years of sectarian violence, died on Monday at the age of 83, his SDLP party said. Hume, a veteran […]

Afghan troops retake prison attacked by IS group; 29 killed

JALALABAD, Afghanistan — Afghan forces said they retook a prison in the country’s east on Monday afternoon, following an hours-long battle a day after the facility was targeted by the Islamic State group in an attack that killed 29 people. The prison is believed to be holding hundreds […]

There may never be a ‘silver bullet’ for COVID-19, WHO warns

GENEVA – The World Health Organization warned on Monday that, despite strong hopes for a vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for COVID-19, and the road to normality would be long. More than 18.14 million people around the world are reported to have been infected with […]

Top Indian ministers in hospital as virus cases breach 50,000 for fifth day

BENGALURU – India’s interior minister and the chiefs of two big states have been hospitalized with COVID-19 as the country’s daily cases topped 50,000 for a fifth straight day on Monday. The country reported 52,972 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours, taking the total to 1.8 […]

With a heavy hand, India rides out Kashmir’s year of disquiet

SRINAGAR, India – The scars of last summer remain in Soura, an enclave that became a symbol of Kashmir’s resistance to India’s central government a year ago on Wednesday. Coils of concertina wire, remnants of makeshift road blocks, lie close to the broken tar of roads dug up […]

India crosses a milestone, conducts more than 2 crore COVID tests

Tests Per Million increases to 14640 open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 3: In a landmark achievement, India has tested 2,02,02,858 COVID-19 samples so far. This is pursuant to the key strategy followed by State/UT governments under the guidance of Centre for management of COVID-19 to “Test […]

Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) has ensured essential immunization services during the COVID pandemic

open view news desk NEW DELHI, AUGUST 2: The Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN) is an innovative technological solution aimed at strengthening immunization supply chain systems across the country. This is being implemented under National Health Mission (NHM) by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. eVIN aims to […]

Pak reports 330 new COVID-19 cases; nationwide tally reaches 280,027

Islamabad, Aug 3 : The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 280,027 on Monday after 330 new infections were detected in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said. Eight people died during the period, taking the total number of COVID-19 fatalities in the country to 5,984, the […]

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