Day: June 12, 2021

G7 to counter China’s clout with big infrastructure project – senior U.S. official

The Group of Seven will seek to rival China’s multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road initiative on Saturday by announcing a global infrastructure plan to help developing nations, a senior official in U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration said. The G7 is trying to find a coherent response to the growing […]

India frets as Myanmar’s pro-democracy fighters cross border

Thousands of people fleeing the junta’s crackdown in Myanmar have crossed into India’s far-flung eastern states, leading to worries among officials there that the region could become a staging post for pro-democracy activists and stoke instability. Three Indian states – Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland – are currently sheltering […]

Iran sends warships to Atlantic amid Venezuela concerns

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian destroyer and support vessel are now sailing in the Atlantic Ocean in a rare mission far from the Islamic Republic, Iran’s state TV reported on Thursday, without offering the vessels’ final destination. The trip by the new domestically built destroyer Sahand […]

Ice shelf protecting Antarctic glacier is breaking up faster

A critical Antarctic glacier is looking more vulnerable as satellite images show the ice shelf that blocks it from collapsing into the sea is breaking up much faster than before and spawning huge icebergs, a new study says. The Pine Island Glacier’s ice shelf loss accelerated in 2017, […]

Biden to urge G-7 leaders to call out, compete with China

CARBIS BAY, England — The United States plans to push democratic allies on Saturday to publicly call out China for forced labor practices as the Group of Seven leaders gather at a summit where they will also unveil an infrastructure plan meant to compete with Beijing’s efforts in […]

CSIR in partnership with Laxai Life Sciences has received regulatory approval to undertake clinical trials on Covid-19 patients with Colchicine

DELHI, JUNE 12: Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), and Laxai Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd. Hyderabad, have been given the regulatory approval by DCGI to undertake a two-arm phase-II clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of the drug Colchicine in improvement of clinical outcomes during […]

India reports 84,332 New Cases in the last 24 hours; lowest after 70 days

India’s Active Caseload further declines to less than 11 lakh after 63 days Daily Recoveries continue to outnumber the Daily New Cases for 30th consecutive day Recovery Rate increases to 95.07% Daily Positivity Rate stands at 4.39%, less than 10% positivity for 19 continuous days DELHI, JUNE 12: […]

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