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Climate talks: UN chief laments ‘leadership gap’

Climate talks: UN chief laments ‘leadership gap’

Berlin: The head of the United Nations says a leadership gap is undermining the world’s efforts to curb global warming, days before presidents and prime ministers from around the globe gather for a climate summit in Glasgow. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told reporters Tuesday that time is running out to cut greenhouse gas emissions to […]

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Review of Covaxin by WHO underway: Official

Says recommendation expected within 24 hours

United Nations/Geneva: A technical advisory group of the World Health Organisation was on Tuesday reviewing data on Covaxin for the emergency use listing of India’s indigenously-made vaccine and it could pronounce its decision within the next 24 hours or so, a spokesperson said. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, which has developed Covaxin, had submitted EOI (Expression of […]

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PM Modi to attend virtually ASEAN-India summit

PM Modi to attend virtually ASEAN-India summit

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend virtually the annual ASEAN-India summit on Thursday that will review the status of strategic partnership between the two sides and take stock of progress made in areas of trade and investment, post-COVID-19 economic recovery and connectivity. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said Modi will also attend […]

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Social media’s accountability should be fixed: LS speaker

New Delhi: Underlining the importance of checking the spread of wrong information in the society, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Monday said the accountability of the social media should be fixed like the print media. Addressing the students of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Birla described journalists as the “conscience keepers” of […]

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Greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record in 2020: UN

Geneva: The World Meteorological Organization reported Monday that greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic-related lockdowns. In its annual report on heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the U.N. weather agency also pointed […]

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PM Modi meets Indian Covid vaccine manufacturers

PM Modi meets Indian Covid vaccine manufacturers

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Indian COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers on Saturday, within two days of the country achieving a key milestone of administering 100 crore doses of the jabs, official sources said. During the meeting, Modi discussed various issues including furthering the vaccine research, sources said. Representatives from seven vaccine makers — Serum […]

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Judicial infrastructure important for improving access to justice: CJI

Rues 'ad-hoc, unplanned' improvement, maintenance of judicial infrastructure

Mumbai: Judicial infrastructure is important for improving access to justice, but it is baffling to note that its improvement and maintenance was being carried out in an ad-hoc and unplanned manner in the country, Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said on Saturday. Noting that an effective judiciary can help in the effective growth […]

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COVID-19: Pfizer claims its vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

COVID-19: Pfizer claims its vaccine more than 90% effective in kids

Washington: Kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear safe and nearly 91per cent effective at preventing symptomatic infections in 5- to 11-year-olds, according to study details released Friday as the U.S. considers opening vaccinations to that age group. The shots could begin in early November with the first children in line fully protected by Christmas […]

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Pakistan propagates false, malicious propaganda against us: India

Condemns abuse of UN platform by Pak

United Nations: India strongly hit out at Pakistan for yet again propagating false and malicious propaganda against it at a UN platform, where Islamabad spoke in favour of its close ally China’s protection of ethnic and religious minorities in Xinjiang. At the meeting of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly that deals with […]

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India has strong ‘protective shield’: PM on 100 Cr mark

India has strong ‘protective shield’: PM on 100 Cr mark

New Delhi: The country now has a strong “protective shield” of 100 crore vaccine doses to combat the biggest pandemic in 100 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore mark on […]

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