Day: August 13, 2021

Russian bus blast kills two, injures 17 – TASS

MOSCOW, Aug 13 – An explosion on a bus killed two people and injured 17 in the southwestern Russian city of Voronezh on Thursday evening, TASS news agency reported, and counterterrorism officials were coordinating investigations into the blast. The cause of the explosion, which took place near a […]

China cranks up carbon-intensive projects as climate crisis grows, research shows

Summary H1 plans included 18 new coal-fired blast furnaces -research 43 new coal-fired power plant units proposed in half -research China previously said no plans to cut coal use before 2026 Being has pledged to cut emissions to net zero by 2060 Climate crisis is ‘code red for […]

The Taliban’s rapid advance across Afghanistan

Aug 13 – Taliban insurgents control an estimated 65% of Afghan territory, after making rapid advances against local forces who are largely fending for themselves as foreign troops withdraw. Following are some of the major milestones in the Islamist militant movement’s advance in recent months. Other deadly attacks […]

Mob attacks Indian businesses in Congo amid furore over student’s death

KINSHASA, Aug 12 – A mob attacked Indian businesses and vehicles in Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital on Thursday, the police said, part of ongoing fallout from a Congolese student’s death in Indian police custody last week. Several Indian businesses in Kinshasa were looted last week following the […]

Census data: US is diversifying, white population shrinking

No racial or ethnic group dominates for those under age 18, and white people declined in numbers for the first time on record in the overall U.S. population as the Hispanic and Asian populations boomed this past decade, according to the 2020 census data. The figures released Thursday […]

Afghan women forced from banking jobs as Taliban take control

Aug 13 – In early July, as Taliban insurgents were seizing territory from government forces across Afghanistan, fighters from the group walked into the offices of Azizi Bank in the southern city of Kandahar and ordered nine women working there to leave. The gunmen escorted them to their […]

India’s Rahul Gandhi says blocked by Twitter for political reasons

NEW DELHI, Aug 13 – Rahul Gandhi, the leader of India’s main opposition party, slammed Twitter (TWTR.N) on Friday for blocking a tweet over the alleged rape and murder of a nine-year-old girl, saying the platform was playing partisan politics. The criticism of the U.S. microblogging giant by the Congress […]

Pfizer, Moderna seen reaping billions from COVID-19 vaccine booster market

NEW YORK, Aug 13 – Drugmakers Pfizer Inc, BioNTech and Moderna Inc are expected to reap billions of dollars from COVID-19 booster shots in a market that could rival the $6 billion in annual sales for flu vaccines for years to come, analysts and healthcare investors say. For […]


DELHI, AUGUST 13: 52.95 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive Active cases constitute 1.20% of total cases; lowest since Mar 2020 India’s Active caseload currently 3,85,227 Highest ever Recovery Rate achieved; currently at 97.46% 3,13,02,345 total recoveries across the country so far […]

National Commission for Women Urges Chief Secretaries To Take Measures To Close Gender Gap In Vaccination

Need To Create Public Health Awareness So That More And More Women Are Vaccinated On Priority: NCW Chairperson ‘Centre Has Been Running Intensified Vaccination Drives To Reach Every Nook & Cranny Of The Country’ DELHI, AUGUST 13: The National Commission for Women, taking cognisance of a media report […]

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