Day: May 27, 2021

U.S. trade chief Tai says U.S. faces ‘very large challenges’ on China

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai said on Wednesday that the United States still faces “very large challenges” in its trade and economic relationship with China that require the Biden administration’s attention across the board. Tai spoke with Reuters in an interview before her first virtual call with Chinese […]

Taiwan struggles with testing backlog amid largest outbreak

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Facing Taiwan’s largest outbreak of the pandemic and looking for rapid virus test kits, the mayor of the island’s capital did what anyone might do: He Googled it. “If you don’t know, and you try to know something, please check Google,” Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je […]

Forecast: 40% chance Earth to be hotter than Paris goal soon

There’s a 40% chance that the world will get so hot in the next five years that it will temporarily push past the temperature limit the Paris climate agreement is trying to prevent, meteorologists said. A new World Meteorological Organization forecast for the next several years also predicts a 90% […]

Physician warns Tokyo Olympics could spread variants

TOKYO — A physician representing a Japanese medical body warned Thursday that holding the postponed Tokyo Olympics in two months could lead to the spread of variants of the coronavirus. Dr. Naoto Ueyama, chairman of the Japan Doctors Union, said the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government […]

Twitter says concerned about India staff safety after police visit

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Thursday it was worried about the safety of its staff in India, days after police visited its office as part of a probe related to the social media firm’s tagging of some ruling party posts as manipulated. Indian police on Monday visited a Twitter office to serve […]

Many teachers pressed into Indian poll duty became virus victims, families say

Suman Lata’s family begged her to refuse a summons to monitor elections in Uttar Pradesh state last month but, worried about losing her job, the 49-year-old mother of three went anyway, just as India’s second coronavirus wave hit a peak. Two weeks later, she was dead, one of […]

Chinese embassy in U.S. says politicising COVID-19 origins hampers investigations

Politicising the origins of COVID-19 would hamper further investigations and undermine global efforts to curb the pandemic, China’s U.S. embassy said after President Joe Biden ordered a review of intelligence about where the virus emerged. The embassy in Washington said in a statement on its website on Wednesday […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launches SeHAT OPD portal to provide tele-medicine services to Armed Forces personnel and veterans

DELHI, MAY 27: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched ‘Services e-Health Assistance & Tele-consultation (SeHAT) OPD portal through video conferencing on May 27, 2021. The portal provides tele-medicine services to the serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans and their families. The services can be availed by registering on the website […]

PM Modi chairs high level meeting to review progress of National Digital Health Mission

NDHM to unleash a digital health tech revolution with innovations and various services for citizens Steps be expedited to expand operations under NDHM: PM NDHM will bring ease of living for citizens to avail a large number of health services: PM DELHI, MAY 27: Prime Minister Narendra Modi […]

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