Day: September 23, 2021

Vaccine inequity comes into stark focus during UN gathering

The inequity of COVID-19 vaccine distribution will come into sharper focus Thursday as many of the African countries whose populations have little to no access to the life-saving shots step to the podium to speak at the U.N.’s annual meeting of world leaders. Already, the struggle to contain […]

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids?

Is the delta variant of the coronavirus worse for kids? Experts say there’s no strong evidence that it makes children and teens sicker than earlier versions of the virus, although delta has led to a surge in infections among kids because it’s more contagious. Delta’s ability to spread […]

Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

BANGKOK — With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the Indo-Pacific, the U.S. and its allies are becoming more assertive in their approach toward a rising China. […]

Indian prime minister to meet U.S. company CEOs during U.S. visit

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is due to holds talks with U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris on Thursday, will also meet chief executives of several U.S. companies, including Qualcomm (QCOM.O) and Blackstone (BX.N), two sources said. During his White House meeting with Harris, Modi is expected […]

Islamic State uses Taliban’s own tactics to attack Afghanistan’s new rulers

Sept 23 – A little more than a month after toppling the Western-backed government in Kabul, Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers are facing internal enemies who have adopted many of the tactics of urban warfare that marked their own successful guerrilla campaign. A deadly attack on Kabul airport last […]

Evergrande debt crisis ensnares retail investors, builders and homebuyers

Summary Troubled developer owes buyers of WMPs, homes Builders on Evergrande projects left unpaid Chairman reiterates top priority is to help investors SUZHOU/SHENZHEN, China, Sept 23 – At an eerily quiet construction site in eastern China’s Suzhou, worker Li Hongjun says property developer Evergrande’s debt crisis means he […]

Draft Notification issued for Fire Detection and Protection system in Passenger (or Occupant) Compartment in buses

DELHI, SEPTEMBER 23: The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued a Draft Notification on 21st September 2021 for introducing the Fire Alarm System and Fire Protection System in the Passenger (or Occupant) Compartment in buses, through an amendment in AIS (Automotive Industry Standard)-135. At present, fire […]

COVID-19 Vaccination Update – Day 251

India’s cumulative vaccination coverage crosses 84 crore landmark milestone More than 65 lakh Vaccine doses administered today till 7 pm DELHI, SEPTEMBER 23: In a landmark achievement, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 84 Crore landmark milestone (84,08,21,190) today. More than 65 lakh (65,26,432) Vaccine Doses have been administered till 7 pm […]


DELHI, SEPTEMBER 23: 83.39 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.90%; lowest since March 2020 India’s Active caseload stands at 3,01,640; lowest in 187 days 31,923 new cases in the […]

The AP Interview: Top Pakistan diplomat details Taliban plan

UNITED NATIONS — Be realistic. Show patience. Engage. And above all, don’t isolate. Those are the pillars of an approach emerging in Pakistan to deal with the fledgling government that is suddenly running the country next door once again — Afghanistan’s resurgent, often-volatile Taliban. Pakistan’s government is proposing […]

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