Nepal’s SC reinstates dissolved Parliament

Nepal’s SC reinstates dissolved Parliament

Tuesday, 13 July 2021 | PTI | Kathmandu

Apex court orders Deuba’s appointment as new Prime Minister In a landmark verdict, Nepal’s Supreme Court on Monday directed President Bidya Devi Bhandari to appoint Opposition leader and Nepali Congress chief Sher Bahadur Deuba as Prime Minister by Tuesday and dismissed her “unconstitutional” move to dissolve the House of Representatives for...

Richard Branson reaches space in his own ship

Monday, 12 July 2021 | AP | Truth or Consequences (US)

Swashbuckling entrepreneur Richard Branson hurtled into space aboard his own winged rocket ship on Sunday in his boldest adventure yet, beating out fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos. The nearly 71-year-old Branson and five crew mates from his Virgin Galactic space tourism company reached an altitude of about 53 miles (88 kilometers) over...

Govt must speed up jab drive to meet Dec target

Govt must speed up jab drive to meet Dec target

Monday, 12 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

With populated States like Bihar, Rajasthan and West Bengal reporting a high inoculation target shortfall of 65 per cent on an average and the country’s overall inoculation registering a shortfall of 54 per cent, vaccine-starved India has a long way to go before it can vaccinate its entire adult population...

Highly perilous virus rears up

Monday, 12 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

The Beta Covid variant in patients with advanced Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can create conditions that can lead to the evolution of dangerous mutations in SARS-CoV-2, researchers have warned, underlining the need to make sure everyone living with HIV has appropriate treatment. Control of HIV with antiretroviral therapy could be the...

India brings its own home from Kandahar

India brings its own home from Kandahar

Monday, 12 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

With the situation worsening in Afghanistan and the Taliban crushing all resistance after the withdrawal of the US forces to take control of the majority of the country, India has brought out its diplomatic staff from its consulate in Kandahar. At least 50 diplomatic staff and security personnel of the...

U’khand may cap hotel occupancy to cut crowding

U’khand may cap hotel occupancy to cut crowding

Sunday, 11 July 2021 | PNS | Dehradun/Nainital

In order to prevent crowding by visitors at tourist destinations and check the resulting Covid-19 threat, the State Government is expected to ask hoteliers to put a cap on the booking in hotels in Nainital and Dehradun districts. The authorities in Dehradun and Nainital strictly enforced Covid guidelines and other measures...

Study: 2nd Covid jab must for protection

Study: 2nd Covid jab must for protection

Sunday, 11 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

 Vaccine efficacy against variants varies   A new study of antibodies produced in saliva after the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine shows both the importance of the second vaccine dose and updating vaccines to combat new variants of concern. The study showed that the number of antibodies produced and protection offered by vaccination...

Decision on Covaxin within 6 weeks: WHO

Decision on Covaxin within 6 weeks: WHO

Sunday, 11 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Within the next four to six weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) will decide on including  Bharat Biotech’s  Covaxin in the emergency use list (EUL). Sources said once the decision is taken, it will boost the export status of the Hyderabad-based pharma maker and make it eligible for “green passport.” WHO...

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