Video analysis: Coronavirus impact - strategic competition and beyond

Major General S B Asthana (Retd) analysis the strategic situation in the Indo-Pacific region as the coronavirus fear grips the world.

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Delta variant rampant in Asia; Olympics COVID tally rises to 241

CDC officials said the variant, first detected in India and now prevalent around the globe, is as infectious as chickenpox and far more contagious than the common cold or flu

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Watchdog warns businesses over ‘no jab, no job’ policies in UK 

After a UK government’s minister appeared to have backed 'no jab, no job' policies, the country’s equalities watchdog has warned businesses in the country to be 'proportionate' and 'non-…

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China faces worst COVID-19 outbreak since Wuhan; surge of Delta variant in 15 cities

The Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus has been found in 15 cities across China, including Beijing.

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Struggling with coronavirus, Bangladesh faces dengue threat

Adding an additional layer of chaos to the mix, given their similar symptoms, the two diseased have been difficult to distinguish

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Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads, says World Health Organization

The Delta variant has been detected in 132 countries, becoming the dominant global strain, according to the WHO

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Broadway audiences will need proof of vaccination and masks

This policy announced just days before the first Broadway play in over 16 months begins performances, allows children who are not vaccinated to attend performances if they are tested for the virus…

via The New York Times
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Unvaccinated travellers to undergo COVID-19 tests, declares Germany amid rise coronavirus cases

European Union had declared last week that 200 million citizens which is half the population in the continent were fully vaccinated 

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Top 10 world news: US brings back first flight of Afghan interpreters, proposal to amend F1 visa rules, and more

Here are the top 10 stories from across the world

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Study says risk of vaccine-resistant variants highest when most inoculated

Currently, just over one billion people around the world are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with many countries, particularly in Africa and South America, yet to start widespread rollouts due…

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Greece sends police to popular tourist hotspots as COVID-19 erupts

Greek tourist hotspots have witnessed coronavirus cases rise in the past month with the Delta variant being the dominant strain.

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Israeli President Isaac Herzog gets third dose of Pfizer vaccine, urges boosters for over-60s

About 55 percent of Israel's population has been double vaccinated, most with the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, thanks to a massive campaign launched in late December after an agreement with its developers…

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'Savannafication': Brace yourself for new climate lingo that boggles the mind

One of the annoying things about global warming, besides the likelihood it will ravage life on Earth, is all the new words we are expected to learn in order to track our descent into climate chaos…

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Covax expects 250 million donated doses in six to eight weeks: WHO

Rich and poor nations have radically different access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Covax is aimed at providing vaccines to poorer countries, and the inflow of doses will make it more effective

Read Article

Next virus variant few mutations potentially away from evading vaccines: CDC

According to the WHO, the US accounted for 500,332 COVID-19 cases last week which was an increase of 131 per cent.

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Pakistan to bar unvaccinated public sector staff, teachers

Pakistan has seen coronavirus infections soar, dominated by Delta variant, and its poor health infrastructure is under extreme pressure

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'Coronavirus', which literally translates into 'the virus with a halo' has alarmed the whole world after China quarantined the epicentre of the outbreak, Wuhan shutting down essential services in the city. 

With the number of cases rising daily, the virus threatens millions of people, especially in developing regions. Several countries have cancelled or suspended flights to China as the country grapples with the deadly virus.

Delta COVID-19 variant can be passed on even by those vaccinated: US top health body

In an internal document, US' top health body CDC said that Delta COVID-19 variant can be passed on even by vaccinated people, and may cause more serious disease than earlier coronavirus strains.…

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Delta variant rampant in Asia; Olympics COVID tally rises to 241

CDC officials said the variant, first detected in India and now prevalent around the globe, is as infectious as chickenpox and far more contagious than the common cold or flu

Read Article

Watchdog warns businesses over ‘no jab, no job’ policies in UK 

After a UK government’s minister appeared to have backed 'no jab, no job' policies, the country’s equalities watchdog has warned businesses in the country to be 'proportionate' and 'non-…

Read Article

China faces worst COVID-19 outbreak since Wuhan; surge of Delta variant in 15 cities

The Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus has been found in 15 cities across China, including Beijing.

Read Article

Struggling with coronavirus, Bangladesh faces dengue threat

Adding an additional layer of chaos to the mix, given their similar symptoms, the two diseased have been difficult to distinguish

Read Article

Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads, says World Health Organization

The Delta variant has been detected in 132 countries, becoming the dominant global strain, according to the WHO

Read Article

Broadway audiences will need proof of vaccination and masks

This policy announced just days before the first Broadway play in over 16 months begins performances, allows children who are not vaccinated to attend performances if they are tested for the virus…

via The New York Times
Read Article

Unvaccinated travellers to undergo COVID-19 tests, declares Germany amid rise coronavirus cases

European Union had declared last week that 200 million citizens which is half the population in the continent were fully vaccinated 

Read Article

Top 10 world news: US brings back first flight of Afghan interpreters, proposal to amend F1 visa rules, and more

Here are the top 10 stories from across the world

Read Article

Study says risk of vaccine-resistant variants highest when most inoculated

Currently, just over one billion people around the world are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with many countries, particularly in Africa and South America, yet to start widespread rollouts due…

Read Article

Greece sends police to popular tourist hotspots as COVID-19 erupts

Greek tourist hotspots have witnessed coronavirus cases rise in the past month with the Delta variant being the dominant strain.

Read Article

Israeli President Isaac Herzog gets third dose of Pfizer vaccine, urges boosters for over-60s

About 55 percent of Israel's population has been double vaccinated, most with the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, thanks to a massive campaign launched in late December after an agreement with its developers…

Read Article

'Savannafication': Brace yourself for new climate lingo that boggles the mind

One of the annoying things about global warming, besides the likelihood it will ravage life on Earth, is all the new words we are expected to learn in order to track our descent into climate chaos…

Read Article

Covax expects 250 million donated doses in six to eight weeks: WHO

Rich and poor nations have radically different access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Covax is aimed at providing vaccines to poorer countries, and the inflow of doses will make it more effective

Read Article

Next virus variant few mutations potentially away from evading vaccines: CDC

According to the WHO, the US accounted for 500,332 COVID-19 cases last week which was an increase of 131 per cent.

Read Article

Pakistan to bar unvaccinated public sector staff, teachers

Pakistan has seen coronavirus infections soar, dominated by Delta variant, and its poor health infrastructure is under extreme pressure

Read Article

Focussed on spacecraft and human safety amid COVID-19, recalls NASA’s Dr. Swati Mohan of Mars Mission

Born in Karnataka, India, Swati Mohan moved to the US at a very young age and aspired to be a doctor

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Japan PM, organisers deny spike in Tokyo virus cases linked to Olympics

Tokyo has witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases since Monday just days after the Olympic opening ceremony on July 23

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New York offers $100 to citizens who get vaccinated against COVID-19

Amid vaccine scepticism, New York will be offering $100 as a reward to citizens who opt for vaccination from a city-run vaccination centre

Read Article

Malaysia: PM Muhyiddin Yassin defends himself after royal rebuke sparks calls to quit

King Al-Sultan Abdullah imposed the emergency on the advice of Muhyiddin, who had said it was needed to curb the spread of COVID-19

Read Article

Delta COVID-19 variant can be passed on even by those vaccinated: US top health body

In an internal document, US' top health body CDC said that Delta COVID-19 variant can be passed on even by vaccinated people, and may cause more serious disease than earlier coronavirus strains.…

Read Article

Delta variant rampant in Asia; Olympics COVID tally rises to 241

CDC officials said the variant, first detected in India and now prevalent around the globe, is as infectious as chickenpox and far more contagious than the common cold or flu

Read Article

Watchdog warns businesses over ‘no jab, no job’ policies in UK 

After a UK government’s minister appeared to have backed 'no jab, no job' policies, the country’s equalities watchdog has warned businesses in the country to be 'proportionate' and 'non-…

Read Article

China faces worst COVID-19 outbreak since Wuhan; surge of Delta variant in 15 cities

The Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus has been found in 15 cities across China, including Beijing.

Read Article

Struggling with coronavirus, Bangladesh faces dengue threat

Adding an additional layer of chaos to the mix, given their similar symptoms, the two diseased have been difficult to distinguish

Read Article

Hard-won gains at risk as Delta variant spreads, says World Health Organization

The Delta variant has been detected in 132 countries, becoming the dominant global strain, according to the WHO

Read Article

Broadway audiences will need proof of vaccination and masks

This policy announced just days before the first Broadway play in over 16 months begins performances, allows children who are not vaccinated to attend performances if they are tested for the virus…

via The New York Times
Read Article

Unvaccinated travellers to undergo COVID-19 tests, declares Germany amid rise coronavirus cases

European Union had declared last week that 200 million citizens which is half the population in the continent were fully vaccinated 

Read Article

Top 10 world news: US brings back first flight of Afghan interpreters, proposal to amend F1 visa rules, and more

Here are the top 10 stories from across the world

Read Article

Study says risk of vaccine-resistant variants highest when most inoculated

Currently, just over one billion people around the world are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with many countries, particularly in Africa and South America, yet to start widespread rollouts due…

Read Article

Greece sends police to popular tourist hotspots as COVID-19 erupts

Greek tourist hotspots have witnessed coronavirus cases rise in the past month with the Delta variant being the dominant strain.

Read Article

Israeli President Isaac Herzog gets third dose of Pfizer vaccine, urges boosters for over-60s

About 55 percent of Israel's population has been double vaccinated, most with the Pfizer-BioNTech jab, thanks to a massive campaign launched in late December after an agreement with its developers…

Read Article

'Savannafication': Brace yourself for new climate lingo that boggles the mind

One of the annoying things about global warming, besides the likelihood it will ravage life on Earth, is all the new words we are expected to learn in order to track our descent into climate chaos…

Read Article

Covax expects 250 million donated doses in six to eight weeks: WHO

Rich and poor nations have radically different access to the COVID-19 vaccine. Covax is aimed at providing vaccines to poorer countries, and the inflow of doses will make it more effective

Read Article

Next virus variant few mutations potentially away from evading vaccines: CDC

According to the WHO, the US accounted for 500,332 COVID-19 cases last week which was an increase of 131 per cent.

Read Article

Pakistan to bar unvaccinated public sector staff, teachers

Pakistan has seen coronavirus infections soar, dominated by Delta variant, and its poor health infrastructure is under extreme pressure

Read Article

Focussed on spacecraft and human safety amid COVID-19, recalls NASA’s Dr. Swati Mohan of Mars Mission

Born in Karnataka, India, Swati Mohan moved to the US at a very young age and aspired to be a doctor

Read Article

Japan PM, organisers deny spike in Tokyo virus cases linked to Olympics

Tokyo has witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases since Monday just days after the Olympic opening ceremony on July 23

Read Article

New York offers $100 to citizens who get vaccinated against COVID-19

Amid vaccine scepticism, New York will be offering $100 as a reward to citizens who opt for vaccination from a city-run vaccination centre

Read Article

Malaysia: PM Muhyiddin Yassin defends himself after royal rebuke sparks calls to quit

King Al-Sultan Abdullah imposed the emergency on the advice of Muhyiddin, who had said it was needed to curb the spread of COVID-19

Read Article

Picking up pace: Health passes in Europe

Health passes are being increasingly adopted by European countries and limit entry to certain public places to those who have been vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19, or tested negative.

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End of COVID-19 restrictions make London clubbers go gaga

At the strike of midnight when England lifted most coronavirus restrictions, London clubbers flocked to one of the first rule-free live music events since the pandemic began last year, dancing thro

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Covid corruption and scandals that rocked the world

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's president, is facing fresh protests for his allegedly inept and downright criminal pandemic response.

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Impeachment? Brazilians protest against Jair Bolsonaro for poor handling of COVID-19

As the authorities investigate corruption claims against Jair Bolsonaro, locals continue protesting against the President's poor handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has led to millions of dea

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No social distancing, masks at Wuhan's mass graduation ceremony

Students in navy gowns and mortarboards sat in crowded rows, without social distancing or face masks during the graduation ceremony attended by thousands of students.

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Explained: European COVID-19 travel certificate; US considers own vaccine passport

No one will be obliged to use the EU certificate. It is not a vaccine passport, officials say, even as the US considers creating a vaccine passport for Americans travelling abroad.

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Why scientists are concerned about virus leaks at biolabs

The theory that COVID-19 might be the result of scientific experiments has thrown a spotlight on the work of the world's most secure Biolabs.

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A glance at countries that have approved 'Vaccine Passport'

Even as the World Health Organization citing unequal distribution of vaccines, stopped short of recommending vaccination proof as a requirement for international travel, many countries and even the

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'For coffee!': Paris cafes and restaurants reopen after covid lockdown

Locals rushed to their favourite cafes for morning coffee as Paris reopened restaurants, cafe, bars and other entertainment venues

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Cyclone Tauktae: Amid pandemic, India's western states brace for storm

Covid-battered India braces for most severe cyclone in over two decades named 'Cyclone Tauktae'.

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Post-pandemic Europe: Countries you can visit this summer

Ever since the pandemic hit last year, we've all been through a lot.

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Hoping to lure back tourists, Greece reopens beaches after lockdown

With widely spaced sun loungers and regular disinfection, Greece reopened its organised beaches on Saturday as the popular Mediterranean holiday destination eases COVID-19 curbs in preparation for

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From Pat Cummins to Virat Kohli: Cricketing stalwarts who contributed in India's fight against COVID-19

From Aussie star Pat Cummins to Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar, checkout cricketing icons who donated in India's fight against COVID:  

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'What virus?': Packed crowds attend music festival in China's 'almost virus-free' Wuhan

As the world struggles to control the deadly coronavirus pandemic, Wuhan hosted its first open-air music festival on May 01.

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'The happiest place on Earth' reopens with COVID-19 restrictions

As Walt Disney's original theme park in California reopened for the first time in over a year, visitors were greeted with masks, temperature checks, but not allowed hugs with the famous Mickey Mous

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Italian cafes ready to reopen ahead of easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Restrictions on many businesses, including restaurants, bars and cinemas, will be relaxed in many Italian regions from Monday, as the government slowly rolls back coronavirus curbs in low-infection

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India's capital in lockdown: Here's what's allowed, what's not

Amid the massive surge in coronavirus infection in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Monday announced that the national capital will be under lockdown for six days, starting from Monday at 10 P

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Germany pays respect to 80,000 coronavirus victims in a ceremony

As coronavirus cases surge in Germany, the country hosted a ceremony to pay respects to the grieving families

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Pints and Primark: Britons mark lockdown easing with a sup and a shop

Britons on Monday toasted a significant easing of coronavirus restrictions, with early morning pints, and much-needed haircuts, as the country took a tentative step towards the resumption of normal

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In pics: Famous people who've tested positive for coronavirus

Let's have a look at the list of famous people diagnosed with the deadly virus:

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Video Opinion: Uncertainty over coronavirus has taken a toll on mental health

Dr Shweta Sharma talks about paranoia, anxiety and depression triggered by uncertainty over coronavirus pandemic. She also lists ways to deal with mental health issues. Read Article
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Video analysis: Coronavirus impact - strategic competition and beyond

Major General S B Asthana (Retd) analysis the strategic situation in the Indo-Pacific region as the coronavirus fear grips the world. Read Article