Day: March 3, 2021

Analysis: Biden aims to manage expectations with pandemic

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden doesn’t just have to manage the coronavirus pandemic — he also has to manage people’s expectations for how soon the country will come out of it. And on the latter task, projecting too much optimism can be as risky as offering too little, requiring what […]

India’s next phase of virus crisis likely to be localised outbreaks

Experts say that the relatively low hospitalisation and fatality rates in India suggest the coronavirus pandemic is approaching its next phase – largely manageable local outbreaks. Although a handful of states are reporting a spurt in infections, for a country of 1.35 billion people with limited health facilities […]

“When will it end?”: How a changing virus is reshaping scientists’ views on COVID-19

Chris Murray, a University of Washington disease expert whose projections on COVID-19 infections and deaths are closely followed worldwide, is changing his assumptions about the course of the pandemic. Murray had until recently been hopeful that the discovery of several effective vaccines could help countries achieve herd immunity, […]

Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 shot 81% effective, Indian firm’s interim data shows

Bharat Biotech’s vaccine showed 81% efficacy in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in an interim analysis of a late-stage trial in India, it said on Wednesday, a major boost for the shot shunned by some due to a lack of such data. The positive result also brightens prospects for sales […]

Egypt’s fostering campaign helps orphans find homes

Yasmina al-Habbal always wanted to take in an orphan but only did so last year after Egypt’s government eased regulations over who could do so and campaigned to change public attitudes, enabling her to take home baby Ghalya. Formal adoption – where people permanently adopt a child, give […]

Myanmar security forces kill 18 anti-coup protesters despite calls for restraint -rights group

Myanmar security forces opened fire on protests against military rule on Wednesday, killing at least 18 people, a human rights group said, a day after neighbouring countries called for restraint and offered to help Myanmar resolve the crisis. The security forces resorted to live fire with little warning […]

English rendering of PM’s address at webinar on implementation of Budget Provisions in education sector

Namaskar!! Greetings to all the dignitaries associated with education, skill, research and such important spheres. This brainstorming session is happening today at a time when the country is rapidly moving towards transforming the entire ecosystem that gives direction to its personal, intellectual, industrial temperament and talent. Suggestions were […]

Powers under Part III of IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 not delegated to States

DELHI, MARCH 3; Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has today written a letter to Chief Secretaries of all States and Administrators of all Union Territories (UTs) clarifying that the powers under Part III of the rules are administered by the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The letter […]

Need to work on mission mode to overcome language barriers for allowing talent to flourish: PM

New Delhi, Mar 3:  Asserting that the new National Education Policy (NEP) encourages the use of local languages, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said work needs to be done on a mission mode to overcome linguistic barriers in the education system so that the talent of those […]

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