Day: January 2, 2021

India tests vaccine delivery system with nationwide trial

NEW DELHI — India tested its COVID-19 vaccine delivery system with a nationwide trial on Saturday, as it prepares to roll out an inoculation program to stem the coronavirus pandemic. The trial included data entry into an online platform for monitoring vaccine delivery, along with testing of cold […]

Pakistan arrests key militant on terror financing charges

MULTAN, Pakistan — Pakistan’s security forces arrested Saturday an alleged leader of the militant group that was behind the bloody 2008 Mumbai attacks in India. An official with the Pakistani counterterrorism police, Shakil Ahmed, said that Zaikur Rehman Lakhvi was seized in the eastern city of Lahore, on […]

Iran plans 20% uranium enrichment ‘as soon as possible’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran said Saturday it plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its underground Fordo nuclear facility “as soon as possible,” pushing its program a technical step away from weapons-grade levels as it increases pressure on the West over the tattered atomic deal. […]

Kashmir seeks $4 billion in investments, to provide security

NEW DELHI – India’s federal territory of Jammu and Kashmir plans to attract investments worth up to $4 billion in the next two to three years and would provide security to businesses setting up shop in the insurgency-hit region, its chief said on Saturday. Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) […]

India approves AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

NEW DELHI – India has approved the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, paving the way for a huge immunisation campaign in the world’s second most populous country. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar told reporters on Saturday the vaccine had been given the green light […]

PM lays foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur

Asks students to contribute in Aatamnirbhar Bharat Campaign Exhorts IIM students to align their careers with the aspiration of the country DELHI, JANUARY 2: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of IIM Sambalpur today via video conferencing. Governor and Chief […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Dry Run Held Across India

Dr Harsh Vardhan visits GTB Hospital, Shahdara and UPHC, Daryaganj to review the Mock Drill Assures the Nation that safety, efficacy & immunogenicity of the vaccine shall never be compromised Warns people not to pay heed to rumours and speculation Detailed Guidelines have been Formulated to conduct this […]

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) makes recommendations

DELHI, JANUARY 2: The Subject Expert Committee of CDSCO met on 1st and 2nd January, 2021 and made the following recommendations for the consideration and final decision of the Drugs Controller General of India :- 1) Grant of permission for restricted emergency use of vaccine, subject to multiple […]

PM to deliver inaugural address at National Metrology Conclave on 4 January

PM to dedicate National Atomic Timescale and Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya to the Nation PM to also lay Foundation Stone of National Environmental Standards Laboratory DELHI, JANUARY 2: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will deliver the inaugural address at the National Metrology Conclave on 4th January 2021 via video […]

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