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Gravitas desk is a team of writers that creates reports for WION's prime time show which brings to you news and discussions on concurrent issues from India and across the globe.

Opinions/Stories

AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is no longer West's favourite jab

It was a troubled relationship from the word go. But now, it is edging closer to a break-up. The EU is turning away from AstraZeneca Wuhan virus vaccine

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Jerusalem under siege as Israelis and Palestinians clash

Palestinian protesters armed with stones and Israeli riot police with flash bangs and batons - it was a no contest. Hundreds of Palestinians were driven away by Israeli firing

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What recent mass shootings in US tell us about the Second Amendment

American politicians think the Second Amendment is some heavenly command. In reality, it is an outdated law that is killing Americans every day

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China's past on coronavirus comes back to haunt it

This time it has come in the form of a book

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India's average daily vaccination dips amid COVID-19 second wave

Ten days ago, India had opened its vaccination drive to all adults but so far not even three per cent of the population has been fully vaccinated with less than 10 per cent getting the first shot…

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Third Covid wave is inevitable, says principal scientific adviser to Indian PM

We need to mask up and prepare. We also need to introspect, draw the right lessons from the past, fix the lapses

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Xi Jinping's China trying to systematically dehumanise Uighurs as the world looks away

Xi Jinping has become the chief architect of the biggest extermination campaign of the 21st century - the Uighur genocide in Xinjiang

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Tracking the virus: Three important developments

There has been a discovery of a biomarker that can reliably predict whether infected patients will develop severe symptoms

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China is out-polluting the world

We are told that every country is equally responsible. It's an excellent bit of propaganda. US and Europe polluted the world and made big money. But now, China is out-polluting the world

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COVID-19 vaccine patent waiver: Options for India as EU remains divided

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) works on the basis of consensus. It has 164 members. All of them must agree to a waiver. The European Union continues to block it. A consensus would be very hard…

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Britain and France fight over fish

How did Europe's iron brothers come to a standoff? And where do things go from here? Why are Britain and France sparring?

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Watch | Peloton recalls 125,000 treadmills: A machine that traps babies, pets

The company called it a 'tragic accident' and CEO published a letter assuring that his company cares about the health and wellness of its customers

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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa targets corruption within own party

The African National Congress (ANC), has suspended Ace Magashule, secretary-general of the ruling party of South Africa

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Faced with the possibility of impeachment, Brazil President calls COVID-19 a bio-weapon

Brazil, a country with just a quarter of India’s population, is the third-worst Covid-hit country in the world. Brazil now has more than 14 million cases and more than 400,000 deaths to date

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Pharma companies resist President Biden's move to waive coronavirus vaccine patent

Australia, Brazil, Canada, European Union, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, United Kingdom have been holding back the waiver. Critically, for the resolution to pass all these countries must change…

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