Day: October 29, 2020

Analysis: With improved leverage, North Korea leader Kim awaits winner of U.S. vote

While Donald Trump boasts of having prevented war and exchanged “beautiful letters” with Kim, the U.S. president has not wrested a single significant commitment from the North to roll back its weapons of mass destruction programme, according to Seoul officials and analysts. For Kim, Joe Biden poses a […]

Trump, Biden to appeal to last-minute voters in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. — President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden are set to chase votes in Florida, a state all but essential to the Republican’s pathway to another term as both nominees turn their focus to encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day. More than 73 million […]

US economy grew at 33% rate in Q3 but recovery is incomplete

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a sizzling 33.1% annual rate in the July-September quarter — by far the largest quarterly gain on record — rebounding from an epic plunge in the spring, when the eruption of the coronavirus closed businesses and threw tens of millions out […]

India’s high use of antigen tests risks underestimating COVID-19 spread, says diagnostician

NEW DELHI – Fast but less accurate “rapid antigen tests” now account for 60% of all coronavirus tests in India, the head of a top diagnostic firm estimated on Wednesday, warning that such a high use could misrepresent the actual spread of the infection. Antigen devices return results […]

Cabinet approves Memorandum of Cooperation between India and Japan

DELHI, OCTOBER 29: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for signing Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) between India and Japan on bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). The MoC will contribute in strengthening bilateral cooperation […]

Vice President greets people on the eve of Milad-un-Nabi

DELHI, OCTOBER 29: The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has greeted the nation on the eve of Milad-un-Nabi. He appealed to follow COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols while celebrating Milad-un-Nabi. Following is the full text of the message- “I convey my warm greetings and best […]

96 percent athletes report to SAI NCOEs, resume training for Olympic 2024

DELHI, OCTOBER 29: With sporting activities being resumed in SAI’s National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) across the country, for athletes training for 2024 Olympics, 96 percent of trainees have already reported to their respective SAI NCOEs and Training centres in Aurangabad, Bhopal, Bangalore, Delhi, Lucknow, Rohtak and Sonepat. […]

Delhi’ air quality borders ‘severe’ category

New Delhi, Oct 29:  The national capital’s overall air quality inched closer to the ‘severe’ category on Thursday morning as pollution levels rose sharply after a marginal reduction, primarily due to calm winds and spike in farm fires. The city recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 392 […]

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