Day: August 11, 2020

Trump says ‘great’ bond with China’s Xi changed after COVID-19

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday said his relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping has frayed in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic and that he has not spoken to his Chinese counterpart in a long time. “I used to have a very good relationship […]

Opposition candidate leaves Belarus, urges end to protests

MINSK, Belarus — The top opposition candidate in Belarus’ presidential vote, who initially refused to concede her defeat amid a massive police crackdown on anti-government protesters, said Tuesday she has left for Lithuania and called on her supporters to end demonstrations. Looking haggard and distressed, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, a […]

Global coronavirus cases top 20M as Russia approves vaccine

ROME — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 20 million, more than half of them from the United States, India and Brazil, as Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a vaccine against the virus. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that one of his two adult […]

Explainer: When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?

Around the world, politicians, drugmakers and regulators offer contradictory outlooks on when a COVID-19 vaccine will be ready. Much depends on what ‘ready’ means and for what group of people. Some key questions around the timeline are: WHEN WILL WE KNOW A VACCINE WORKS? More than half a […]

Russia becomes first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, says Putin

MOSCOW – President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The vaccine still […]

Modi urges ramped up testing and tracing to beat coronavirus

MUMBAI – India’s ability to rein in a surging coronavirus outbreak hinges on its 10 most populous states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday, urging regional leaders to ramp up testing and contact tracing. India has more than 2.2 million confirmed coronavirus infections, the third highest tally […]

PM interacts with CMs to discuss the current situation and plan ahead for tackling the pandemic

We need to follow a new mantra – all those who have come in contact with an infected person should be traced and tested within 72 hours: PM 80% of active cases are from 10 states, if the virus is defeated here, the entire country will emerge victorious: […]

Till July this year 94 Jan Aushadhi Kendras are opened in J&K and Ladakh region and 73 new are proposed

Total sales of these Jan Aushadhi Kendras since 5th August 2019 has crossed Rs. 4.39 Crore which led to total savings of Rs. 31 Crore for the residents of this areas BPPI have supplied 1.56 Crore Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Sanitary Pads to J&K and Ladakh region,NHM has been […]

Sensex jumps over 300 pts in early trade; Nifty tops 11,350

Mumbai, Aug 11: Benchmark Sensex surged over 300 points in early trade on Tuesday tracking gains in index-heavyweights ICICI Bank, HDFC twins and Infosys amid sustained foreign fund inflow and firm cues from global markets. The BSE Sensex was trading 342.50 points or 0.90 per cent higher at 38,524.58; […]

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