Day: May 20, 2021

EXPLAINER: How did Hamas grow its arsenal to strike Israel?

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — In this fourth war between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, the Islamic militant group has fired more than 4,000 rockets at Israel, some hitting deeper in Israeli territory and with greater accuracy than ever before. The unprecedented barrages reaching as far north as […]

Netanyahu’s prospects bolstered amid Israel-Hamas fighting

JERUSALEM — Israel is at war with Hamas, Jewish-Arab mob violence has erupted inside Israel, and the West Bank is experiencing its deadliest unrest in years. Yet this may all bolster Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Just over a week ago, the longtime Israeli leader’s political career seemed all […]

India battles rash of “black fungus” cases hitting COVID-19 patients

India has ordered tighter surveillance of a rare fungal disease hitting COVID-19 patients, officials said on Thursday, piling pressure on hospitals struggling with the world’s highest number of daily infections of the novel coronavirus. Mucormycosis, or “black fungus” usually infects people whose immune system has been compromised, causing […]

Current COVID vaccines appear protective against variants, WHO Europe says

COVID-19 vaccines currently being deployed in the fight against the pandemic in Europe appear able to protect against all variants that are circulating and causing concern, the World Health Organization’s regional director said on Thursday. Hans Kluge said health authorities should remain vigilant on the rising number of […]

Dr. Harsh Vardhan chairs the opening session of the 33rd Conference of Health Ministers of Commonwealth Countries

‘Ensuring Equitable Access to Vaccines and Building Resilience for Health Systems and Emergencies’ agenda of the Meet “My motto has always been ‘Health for those without wealth’” Outlines how India can help the World in the Crisis Champions Transparency in working of Global Health Systems DELHI, MAY 20: […]

PM interacts with state and district officials on the COVID-19 situation

Urges officials to devise their strategy in a rural and urban specific way DELHI, MAY 20: Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi interacted with the state and district officials on the COVID-19 situation through video conference. During the interaction, the officials thanked the Prime Minister for his leadership in the […]

PM congratulates Shri Pinarayi Vijayan on taking oath as CM of Kerala

DELHI, MAY 20: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Shri Pinarayi Vijayan on taking oath as Chief Minister of Kerala. In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Congratulations to Shri @vijayanpinarayi Ji on taking oath as CM and commencing his second term in office.”

Uttar Pradesh govt should actively help people in rural areas battling COVID-19: Mayawati

Lucknow, May 20:  Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to extend all possible help to the people in rural areas battling coronavirus rather than making mere announcements. She also expressed concern over the rising COVID-19 death toll in the country and called […]

134 fresh COVID cases reported in Ladakh, one more dies

Leh, May 20: Ladakh recorded 134 fresh COVID-19 cases that took the total infection tally to 16,918 while one person died taking the number of fatalities to 171, officials said on Thursday. As many as 127 people were discharged from hospitals after recovering from the infection, pushing the total […]