Day: November 18, 2020

FAA clears Boeing 737 Max to fly again

After nearly two years and a pair of deadly crashes, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has cleared Boeing’s 737 Max for flight. The nation’s air safety agency announced the move early Wednesday, saying it was done after a “comprehensive and methodical” 20-month review process. Regulators around the world […]

People go hungry in Ethiopia’s Tigray as conflict marches on

NAIROBI, Kenya — People are going hungry in Ethiopia’s rebellious northern Tigray region as roads are blocked, airports are closed and the federal government marches on its capital in a final push to win a two-week war. But residents are afraid to leave for fear of being killed, an internal […]

Modi calls Biden to advance strategic ties

NEW DELHI – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has spoken to U.S. President-elect Joe Biden by telephone to congratulate him on his election victory, which he said showed the strength of U.S. democracy, and he vowed to deepen strategic ties. Modi initially sent his congratulations to Biden in […]

Pfizer ends vaccine trial with 95% success rate, paving way for a shot this year

 Final results from Pfizer Inc’s PFE.N COVID-19 vaccine trial showed its shot had a 95% success rate and two months of safety data, paving the way for the drugmaker to apply for an emergency U.S. authorization within days, it said on Wednesday. The vaccine’s efficacy rate, the highest of any […]

JNU Represents Blending of Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence: President Kovind

President of India addresses The 4th Annual Convocation of JNU through a Video Message DELHI, NOVEMBER 18: Students coming from all parts of India and from all strata of society study in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in an atmosphere of equal opportunity for excellence. Students aspiring for very […]

President of India addresses the 4th Annual Convocation of JNU through a Video Message

DELHI, NOVEMBER 18: Students coming from all parts of India and from all strata of society study in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in an atmosphere of equal opportunity for excellence. Students aspiring for very different career paths come together at JNU. The University represents blending of inclusion, diversity […]

Indian Army Celebrates 240th Corps of Engineers Day

Indian Army celebrated the 240th Corps of Engineers Day on 18 Nov 2020.  In a solemn ceremony organized at ‘National War Memorial’, Lt Gen SK Shrivastava, Engineer-in-Chief along with other serving officers, JCOs and other ranks laid wreaths and paid homage to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their […]

Biden and Harris receive briefing from national security experts

By Lalit K Jha Washington, Nov 18: US President-elect Joe Biden and vice president-elect Kamala Harris have received a briefing from the national security experts about the diplomatic, defence and intelligence challenges facing the country. The US government agency that launches the transition process – the General Services Administration […]

J-K government to implement Forest Rights Act

Jammu, Nov 18: The Jammu and Kashmir government will implement the Forest Rights Act, 2006, which was not applicable in the union territory for the last 14 years, to grant and safeguard the rights of forest dwellers, an official spokesperson said on Wednesday. The Forest Rights Act provides for […]

COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 89-lakh mark

New Delhi, Nov 18:  India’s COVID-19 caseload went past 89 lakh, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 83 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.52 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The total coronavirus cases […]

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