Day: February 17, 2021

EXPLAINER: How will we know we’ve reached herd immunity?

Health officials around the world are racing to vaccinate enough people to stop the spread of COVID-19, but what qualifies as “enough” is still an open question. The goal is to get to “herd immunity,” which is when enough people have immunity, either from vaccination or a past […]

Indian journalist acquitted of defamation in #MeToo case

NEW DELHI — A New Delhi court on Wednesday acquitted a journalist of criminal defamation after she accused a former editor-turned-politician and junior external affairs minister of sexual harassment. M.J. Akbar, now 70, filed a case against journalist Priya Ramani in October 2018, denying the allegations as “false, […]

European human rights court demands Russia release Navalny

MOSCOW — Europe’s top human rights court has ordered Russia to release jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, a ruling that will be unlikely to soften the Kremlin’s determination to isolate its most prominent foe. The ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that was posted on Navalny’s […]

Satellite images show China emptying military camps at border flashpoint with India

China has dismantled dozens of structures and moved vehicles to empty out entire camps along a disputed Himalayan border, where Indian and Chinese troops have been locked in a face-off since last summer, satellite images released on Wednesday show. The nuclear-armed neighbours last week announced a plan to […]

India’s COVID-19 ‘human barricade’ to keep cases under control, say experts

With falling rates of COVID-19 infection in India and surveys suggesting nearly 300 million people may already have antibodies, some experts believe the worst of the disease has passed, despite a recent uptick in two hard-hit states. “There is a human barricade for the virus,” said Bhramar Mukherjee, […]

Hedge fund boss Odey ‘lunged’ at woman in 1998 indecent assault, trial hears

Crispin Odey, one of Britain’s most high-profile hedge fund managers and political donors, “lunged” at a 26-year-old female bank employee in 1998 and indecently assaulted her, a prosecutor told a London trial on Wednesday. Odey, 62, a muti-millionaire backer of Brexit who donated to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s […]


#Unite2FightCorona #IndiaFightsCorona Active Cases decline in all States/UTs in the last month, No death reported in 18 States/UTs in last 24 hours, Recoveries continue to rise; Cumulative recoveries at 1.06 Cr, Nearly 90 lakh COVID19 vaccine doses administered DELHI, FEBRUARY 17: India’s total Active Caseload currently stands at 1,36,549 today. […]

Jal Jeevan Mission- Urban Designed to Cover all Cities in the Country

Competition Among Cities to Become more Water Secure Minimising Water Distribution Losses one of the Focus Areas DELHI, FEBRUARY 17: Shri Durga Shanker Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has stated that the Jal Jeevan Mission (Urban) (JJM (U)) is designed to provide universal coverage of water […]

PM to address Convocation of Visva-Bharati on 19th February

DELHI, FEBRUARY 17: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the Convocation of Visva-Bharati on 19th February, 2021 at 11 AM via video conferencing. Governor of West Bengal & Rector of Visva-Bharati, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar; Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Union MoS for Education Shri […]

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