Day: May 10, 2021

EU, India try again to clinch trade deal, sidelining China

PORTO, Portugal — The European Union and India agreed Saturday to restart negotiations on a bilateral free trade deal, eight years after their first attempt failed and as both sides seek alternatives to China. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke via videoconference to EU leaders attending a summit […]

New White House panel aims to separate science, politics

WASHINGTON — Eager to the turn the page on the Trump years, the Biden White House is launching an effort to unearth past problems with the politicization of science within government and to tighten scientific integrity rules for the future. A new 46-person federal scientific integrity task force with members […]

In India’s northeast there’s fear of a virus surge to come

GAUHATI, India — With experts saying the coronavirus is likely spreading in India’s northeastern state of Assam faster than anywhere else in the country, authorities were preparing Monday for a surge in infections by converting a massive stadium and a university into hospitals. Cases in Assam started ticking […]

Violence flares at al-Aqsa mosque as Israel marks Jerusalem Day

Palestinian protesters threw rocks and Israeli police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets in clashes outside al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem on Monday, as Israel marked the anniversary of its capture of parts of the city in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said more than […]

Pakistan’s army chief to meet Afghan president as violence surges -sources

Pakistan’s army chief visited Afghanistan on Monday to meet President Ashraf Ghani, Afghan government sources said, at a time of heightened uncertainty for the region as violence rises while the United States withdraws troops. Pakistani Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa was meeting Ghani as well […]

India’s COVID-19 cases dip from peak, calls for shutdown mount

Calls grew for India to impose a nationwide lockdown as new coronavirus cases and deaths held close to record highs on Monday, increasing pressure on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 366,161 new infections and 3,754 deaths reported by the health ministry were off a little […]

DGFT’s COVID-19 Helpdesk coordinating and resolving International Trade related Issues

DELHI, MAY 10: In view of the surge in COVID-19 cases, the ‘Covid-19 Helpdesk’ of Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) in the Department of Commerce has from 26.04.2021 onwards started collecting information on the difficulties being faced by exporting community so as to examine and resolve the […]

Tata Memorial Centre Strengthens Rapid Pan-India Response to the Second Wave

With the soaring need for oxygen therapy for Covid-19 patients, an Indian American network of donors and doers facilitates supply and distribution of oxygen concentrators TMC has been responsible for protecting cancer patients who are far more susceptible to an adverse event from Covid-19 MUMBAI, India – May […]

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