Day: November 17, 2020

‘More people may die’: Biden urges Trump to aid transition

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans. The remarks marked Biden’s toughest to date […]

Peace was swift in Ethiopia under Abiy. War was, too.

NAIROBI, Kenya — Abiy Ahmed left Ethiopians breathless when he became the prime minister in 2018, introducing a wave of political reforms in the long-repressive country and announcing a shocking peace with enemy Eritrea. The young prime minister was cheered as he toured Ethiopia in his feverish first […]

Twitter: 300,000 tweets flagged over election disinformation

WASHINGTON — The CEO of Twitter says the social media site flagged some 300,000 tweets as part of efforts to combat disinformation in the period around the 2020 election between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are testifying […]

India pins hopes on locally-tested COVID-19 vaccines given Pfizer constraints

NEW DELHI – India hopes five locally-tested vaccines will help it to control COVID-19, as those developed by Pfizer PFE.N and Moderna MRNA.O may not be available to it in big quantities soon. The five candidates include Russia’s Sputnik-V whose “Phase-II going to Phase-III” trials in India will start next week in […]

Delhi plans virus curbs as infections rise, critical-care beds run short

NEW DELHI – As India’s capital battles its worst phase in the coronavirus pandemic, authorities drew up plans on Tuesday to reinstate some curbs, such as lockdowns of some markets, if necessary, although elsewhere in the nation new infections are falling. India added 29,163 cases over the past […]

New Education Policy aims at making India a global knowledge superpower: Vice President

VP says India must aspire to become Vishwa Guru once again VP calls upon higher education institutions and universities to make India a thriving hub of knowledge and innovation. NEP seeks to make Indian education holistic, multi-disciplinary and practical: VP Vice President asks students to dream big and […]

Second Successful Flight Test of QRSAM System

DELHI, NOVEMBER 17: In yet another flight test, the Quick Reaction Surface to Air Missile (QRSAM) System tracked the target accurately and successfully neutralised the airborne target. The flight test, second in the series was conducted today at around 1542 hrs from the Integrated Test Range, Chandipur, off […]

PM to inaugurate Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020 on 19th November

DELHI, NOVEMBER 17: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate Bengaluru Tech Summit, 2020 on 19th November at 12:00 Noon via video conferencing. The Bengaluru Tech Summit is scheduled from 19th to 21st November, 2020. The summit is organised by the Government of Karnataka along with Karnataka Innovation […]

In absence of coordination with Trump, there is risk of many more dying: Joe Biden

Washington, Nov 17: US President-elect Joe Biden has said many more Americans are at the risk of dying from coronavirus, if he and incumbent President Donald Trump do not coordinate on tackling the virus outbreak. According to media projections, Democrat Biden has won the November 3 presidential election. However, […]

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