Day: July 24, 2021

Residents of flood-hit German towns tell of short lead time

AHRWEILER, Germany — Like other residents of his town in Germany, Wolfgang Huste knew a flood was coming. What nobody told him, he says, was how bad it would be. The 66-year-old antiquarian bookseller in Ahrweiler said the first serious warning to evacuate or move to higher floors […]

Blinken to visit India with vaccines and China in focus

WASHINGTON, July 23 – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to India, an important partner in U.S. efforts to counter China and in vaccine diplomacy that is hobbled by its own COVID-19 crisis. It will be Blinken’s first visit to the world’s largest democracy […]

Protesters against COVID restrictions clash with police in Paris-BFM Television

PARIS, July 24 – Anti-vaccination protesters and other demonstrators against COVID-19 restrictions in France clashed with the police in central Paris on Saturday, leading anti-riot forces to use teargas, BTM Television reported. Beyond Paris, protests were expected to take place in cities such as Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes and […]

India reports 39,097 new covid-19 cases in last 24 hours – govt

India reported on Saturday 39,097 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a government statement said. The COVID-19 death toll rose by 546, with total deaths reaching 420,016, health ministry data showed.Reporting by Manoj Kumar; Editing by Edmund Klamann REUTERS JULY 24, 2021 Our Standards: The Thomson Reuters […]

Biden authorizes $100 million in emergency funds for Afghan refugees

WASHINGTON, July 23 – U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday authorized up to $100 million from an emergency fund to meet “unexpected urgent” refugee needs stemming from the situation in Afghanistan, including for Afghan special immigration visa applicants, the White House said. Biden also authorized the release of […]

President of India to visit Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh from July 25 to 28

DELHI, JULY 24: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will visit Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh from July 25 to 28, 2021. On July 26, 2021, the President will pay homage to the indomitable courage and sacrifice of the Indian Armed Forces during the Kargil Conflict […]

Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu bags silver medal in women’s 49 Kg weightlifting event today, brings India it’s first medal in Tokyo Olympics

All my hard work has been rewarded today and my dream has come true: Mirabai Chanu Posted On: 24 JUL 2021, Delhi Key Highlight: Mirabai Chanu makes total lifts of 202kg, including 87kg in Snatch and 115kg in Clean & Jerk President Shri Ram Nath Kovid and Prime […]

Over 2.98 crore unutilised vaccine doses still available with states, pvt hospitals: Govt

New Delhi, Jul 24: More than 2.98 crore balance and unutilized COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, Union Territories and private hospitals, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. Over 44.53 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources […]

Indian scientists discover material that repairs itself

New Delhi, Jul 24:  Scientists have developed piezoelectric molecular crystals that repair their own mechanical damage without the need for any external intervention, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said on Saturday. Piezoelectric crystals are a class of materials that generate electricity when it undergoes a mechanical […]

Congress appoints Bhupen Bora chief of Assam unit

New Delhi, Jul 24:  Congress on Saturday appointed Bhupen Bora as chief of its Assam unit, replacing party Rajya Sabha member Ripun Bora for the post. Continuing the organisational revamp in various units, a party statement said Congress president Sonia Gandhi has appointed Bhupen Bora as president of […]

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