Delta+ cases reported in Tripura for first time

Delta+ cases reported in Tripura for first time

Sunday, 11 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

Highly transmissible Delta Plus variant has now reached the Northeastern region of the country also with Tripura, for the first time, reporting 138 cases. At least 90 per cent of samples in Tripura that were sent for genome sequencing have been found to be containing Delta Plus variant, official said. However, hours...

Taliban capture 85% of Afghanistan territory

Saturday, 10 July 2021 | AP | Moscow

The Taliban claimed on Friday that they now control 85 per cent of Afghanistan’s territory amid a surge in wins on the ground and as American troops complete their pullout from the war-battered country. The announcement came at a Press conference at the end of a visit by a senior Taliban...

Pfizer to seek OK for 3rd vax dose

Saturday, 10 July 2021 | PNS | Washington

Pfizer is about to seek US authorisation for a third dose of its Covid-19 vaccine, saying that another shot within 12 months could dramatically boost immunity and maybe help ward off the latest worrisome coronavirus mutant.

Colour-coded action plan in Delhi against virus relapse

Saturday, 10 July 2021 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

To deal with a possible third wave of coronavirus, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) passed a colour-coded response action plan on Friday under which curbs will be implemented in accordance to the severity of the Covid-19 situation here. At a DDMA meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and attended...

Covid-19 variants spike 5 times in 1 month to 51%

Saturday, 10 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

India, which is yet not done with the second Covid-19 wave,  is now home to  Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta and Kappa variants of coronovirus with the proportion of cases with “variants of concerns” going up from 10.31 per cent in May to 51 per cent on June 20, as per...

No coercive steps against NBA members over non-compliance of new IT rules: Kerala HC

Saturday, 10 July 2021 | PNS | Kochi

The Kerala High Court on Friday directed the Centre not to take any coercive action against the members of News Broadcasters Association (NBA), which represents several news channels, over non-compliance of the new IT rules. Justice PB Suresh Kumar also issued notice to the Centre and sought its stand on the...

WhatsApp blinks, defers privacy policy until data protection law

WhatsApp blinks, defers privacy policy until data protection law

Saturday, 10 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

WhatsApp on Friday informed the Delhi High Court that it has decided to put on hold its controversial privacy policy update until the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, comes into force. Senior Advocate Harish Salve made the submission on behalf of WhatsApp before a Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and...

Navy bans drones in  4 km around bases

Navy bans drones in 4 km around bases

Saturday, 10 July 2021 | PNS | New Delhi

As drones have emerged as the new terror threat, the Navy has banned the flight of drones within a radius of three to four kilometres around all its bases all over the country.  The other two services the Army and the IAF are also likely to follow suit. The order on...

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