Day: May 22, 2021

Ex-BBC head quits gallery job amid Diana interview fallout

LONDON — Tony Hall, who was director of BBC news and current affairs at the time of the public broadcaster’s explosive 1995 interview with Princess Diana, resigned Saturday as board chairman of Britain’s National Gallery. Hall, who subsequently rose to the top job at the BBC, was heavily […]

Khelo India State Centre of Excellence in Srinagar to add training facilities in Kayaking and Canoeing

DELHI, MAY 22: In a move that promises to strengthen the already commendable performance of athletes of Jammu and Kashmir in the disciplines of Kayaking and Canoeing, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has decided to include the two water sports disciplines at the Khelo India State […]

Update on COVID Relief Aid

16,530 Oxygen Concentrators; 15,901 Oxygen Cylinders; 19 Oxygen Generation Plants; 11,416 ventilators/ BiPAP; ~6.6 L Remdesivir vials delivered/ dispatched expeditiously to States and UTs, so far DELHI, MAY 22: Government of India has been receiving international cooperation of COVID-19 relief medical supplies and equipment since 27th April 2021 […]

BULLETIN ON COVID-19

Posted On: 22 MAY 2021, Delhi  India Conducts Highest ever 20.66 Lakh Tests in the last 24 hours; Sets Another New RecordDaily Positivity Rate Declines to 12.45%Cumulative Vaccine Coverage exceeds 19.32 CroreOxygen Expresses deliver nearly 14500 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen to the nation #Unite2FightCorona #IndiaFightsCorona PRESS INFORMATION […]

EXPLAINER: Much about US pullout from Afghanistan is unclear

WASHINGTON — When he pulled the plug on the American war in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden said the reasons for staying, 10 years after the death of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, had become “increasingly unclear.” Now that a final departure is in sight, questions about clarity have shifted […]

EXPLAINER: Why ‘world’s pharmacy’ India is short on shots

NEW DELHI — Last year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the United Nations his country would make enough COVID-19 vaccines “to help all humanity.” Now India is struggling to meet its own domestic needs for the shots amid a startling surge of infections. As the world’s largest […]

J&K Biodiversity Council Observes International Biodiversity Day

Jammu University mulling establishment of Centre of Excellence in Biodiversity, Seed Bank JAMMU, MAY 22: J&K Biodiversity Council today observed International Day for Biological Diversity by organizing a webinar with the theme “We’re part of the solution#ForNature”. The event was organized with University of Kashmir and University of […]

JKSSB counters news regarding delay in declaring result of class IV

JAMMU, MAY 22: Strongly countering the news article titled “J&KSSB fails to declare result of fast-track recruitment of class IV posts even after two months”, published by one of dailies of Kashmir yesterday, the Jammu and Kashmir Service Selection Board (JKSSB) today clarified that the written examinations for […]

Newly established RT-PCR Lab starts function at MCH Gandhi Nagar

JAMMU, MAY 21: The newly established RT-PCR Lab started function at Maternal and Child care Hospital, Gandhi Nagar Jammu on Friday.It is the 7th COVID testing molecular diagnostic lab in Jammu region established and mentored by the Department of microbiology, Government Medical College Jammu.On the first day, 317 […]

China’s Mars rover touches ground on red planet

BEIJING — China’s first Mars rover has driven down from its landing platform and is now roaming the surface of the red planet, China’s space administration said Saturday. The solar-powered rover touched Martian soil at 10:40 a.m. Saturday Beijing time (0240 GMT), the China National Space Administration said. […]

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