Day: July 3, 2021

Afghan pullout has US spies reorienting in terrorism fight

WASHINGTON — The two-decade war in Afghanistan has given U.S. spies a perch for keeping tabs on terrorist groups that might once again use the beleaguered nation to plan attacks against the U.S. homeland. But that will end soon. The withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is leaving […]

Jill Biden’s travel shows breadth covered by first lady

PHOENIX — After wrapping up a hectic, two-day swing through Dallas, Houston and Phoenix to promote COVID-19 vaccinations, Jill Biden didn’t relax on the four-hour flight back to Washington. She prepped for yet more travel in a week that by itself demonstrated the range of missions and emotions […]

Russian warplanes practice bombing enemy ships in Black Sea drills

MOSCOW, July 3 – Russian warplanes practiced bombing enemy ships in the Black Sea during training exercises, Russia said on Saturday, amid friction with the West over NATO drills in the region and following a recent incident with a British warship. Moscow last week challenged the right of […]

India’s Bharat Biotech says vaccine 93.4% effective against severe COVID-19

July 3 – Phase-III trials of a vaccine made by India’s Bharat Biotech showed it was 93.4% effective against severe symptomatic COVID-19, the firm said on Saturday, a finding that could boost people’s acceptance of Covaxin. The data demonstrated 65.2% protection against the Delta variant, first identified in India, that […]

U.N. warns of worsening famine, more clashes in Ethiopia’s Tigray

UNITED NATIONS, July 2 – Top U.N. officials warned the Security Council on Friday that more than 400,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray were now in famine and that there was a risk of more clashes in the region despite a unilateral ceasefire by the federal government. After six […]

Team India 2021 wins 9 Grand Awards and 8 Special Awards at ISEF

DELHI, JULY 3: Team India 2021 won 9 Grand Awards and 8 Special Awards at Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) for innovations ranging from identification of genes responsible that resist abiotic stress in species to augmented reality smart stethoscope that allows non-medicals to perform accurate pulmonary […]

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, Role more than Rule is important for today’s Civil Servant

Inaugurates a Lecture Hall named after Late Shri T N Chaturvedi at IIPA DELHI, JULY 2: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space and Chairman IIPA, Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that […]

Vice President calls for fast-tracking of genome sequencing of new COVID-19 variants to speed up vaccine, drug development

VP urges international partnership to study developing a universal vaccine for various variants Vaccine drive should become a national movement: Shri Naidu VP visits CCMB’s LaCONES (Laboratory for the Conservation of Endangered Species) Compliments CCMB for its role in COVID-19 mitigation, Lauds LaCONES for developing several biotechnology tools […]

Vice President asks the think tanks to focus on the world after Covid and its implications for India

Says, Covid-19 pandemic is the most serious challenge that has faced humanity in living memory Vice President addresses the 19th meeting of the Governing Council and 20th meeting of Governing Body of Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) Appreciates ICWA decision to set up a SCO Study Centre […]

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