Day: April 18, 2021

Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defense

The Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January created a trove of self-incriminating evidence, thoroughly documenting their actions and words in videos and social media posts. Now some of the camera-toting people in the crowd are claiming they were only there to record history as journalists, […]

’Dire need of beds, oxygen’: India’s capital under siege from COVID-19

India’s capital New Delhi recorded 25,500 coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, with about one in three people tested returning a positive result, its chief minister said, urging the federal government to provide more hospital beds to tackle the crisis. Less than 100 critical care beds were available […]

Scientists find only 3% of land areas unblemished by humans

Very little of today’s world resembles Planet Earth from 500 years ago. In fact, only about 3% of land surfaces might be ecologically intact — still home to their full range of native species and unblemished by human activity, according to new research. The finding — published Thursday […]

Mars helicopter flight test promises Wright Brothers moment for NASA

NASA hopes to score a 21st-century Wright Brothers moment on Monday as it attempts to send a miniature helicopter buzzing over the surface of Mars in what would be the first powered, controlled flight of an aircraft on another planet. Landmark achievements in science and technology can seem […]

New Regulatory Regime for 8 Medical Items under Drugs and Cosmetics Act

Transition time of 6 months allowed for ensuring supply chain continuity and access while implementing their regulatory order under Medical Devices Rules (2017) DELHI, APRIL 18: Adopting a proactive and sensitive approach to address the needs of the Indian Industry, the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare […]

Prime Minister interacts with regional public representatives and officials on Covid-19 in Varanasi

Administration should extend all possible help to the people of Varanasi with utmost sensitivity: PM Adherence to “Distance of two yards, mask is essential” and the administration should ensure vaccination of all people above 45 years: PM The Prime Minister re-emphasized on tracking, tracing and testing.  As in […]

Pakistan reports highest single-day coronavirus spike in 2021 with over 6,000 cases

By Sajjad Hussain Islamabad, Apr 18: Pakistan on Sunday reported its highest single-day coronavirus spike this year with over 6,000 new cases and about 149 deaths, as the country struggled to speed up its vaccination programme. The previous highest surge was recorded last year on June 20 when the […]

COVID-19 surge:Rahul Gandhi announces cancellation of poll rallies in West Bengal

New Delhi, Apr 18:  Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday cancelled all his public rallies in poll-bound West Bengal following a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases in the country. He also advised all other politicians to think about the consequences of holding large public rallies. “In view of […]

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