Day: November 20, 2020

Birthday time: Biden turns 78, will be oldest U.S. president

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden turned 78 on Friday. In two months, he’ll take the reins of a politically fractured nation facing the worst public health crisis in a century, high unemployment and a reckoning on racial injustice. As he wrestles with those issues, Biden will be attempting to accomplish another feat: […]

India’s total number of coronavirus cases crosses 9 million

NEW DELHI — India’s total number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic began crossed 9 million on Friday. Nevertheless the country’s new daily cases have seen a steady decline for weeks now and the total number of cases represents 0.6% of India’s 1.3 billion population. The Health Ministry […]

Trump, Xi to meet at virtual Asia Pacific forum as trade spat endures

KUALA LUMPUR – U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping will attend a virtual summit of Asia Pacific leaders on Friday to discuss the coronavirus and global economic recovery, with lingering trade differences likely to cloud the meeting. The pair will be at a meeting […]

India could get access to AstraZeneca vaccine by January, local manufacturer says

MUMBAI – The head of an Indian company contracted to make AstraZeneca Plc’s AZN.L COVID vaccine said it could deliver it to health care workers and elderly Indians by January as the country’s caseload of infections crossed nine million on Friday. The Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine […]

Ambassador of France to India, Emmanuel Lenain calls on Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh to discuss potential projects in North Eastern States

DELHI, NOVEMBER 20: Ambassador of France to India, Emmanuel Lenain called on Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh and discussed potential projects in North Eastern States.The Ambassador also recalled […]

Envoys of Four Nations present credentials to President of India through video conference

DELHI, NOVEMBER 20: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, accepted credentials from Ambassador and High Commissioner from Hungary, Maldives, Chad and Tajikistan today (November 20, 2020) in a virtual ceremony.  Those who presented their credentials were: 1.   H.E. Mr. Andras Laszlo Kiraly, Ambassador of Hungary 2.   H.E. Dr. Hussain […]

Scientists establish empirical relationships for identifying M Dwarf stars that can be potentially habitable

DELHI, NOVEMBER 20:The clouds are becoming clearer in the search for a new kind of life in the universe. Scientists have established some empirical relationships enabling the use of spectral indices for finding the fundamental parameters of M dwarf stars that could identify them as potentially habitable. M […]

NY probes Trump consulting payments that reduced his taxes

By Micheal R Sisak and David B Caruso New York, Nov 20: New York’s attorney general has sent a subpoena to the Trump Organization for records related to consulting fees paid to Ivanka Trump as part of a broad civil investigation into the president’s business dealings, a law enforcement […]

Gradually reduction in new cases, positivity rate points at decreasing COVID spread in Delhi: Jain

New Delhi, Nov 20: The gradual reduction in the number of new COVID-19 cases and the positivity rate is a “clear indicator” that the spread of the virus is decreasing in the national capital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday. The minister announced that government rates would […]

COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 90-lakh mark

New Delhi, Nov 20:  India’s COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 90-lakh mark on Friday with 45,882 new cases, while the recoveries surged to 84.28 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.6 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,04,365 and […]

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