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

Military’s role in vaccine will be strictly behind the scenes, despite Trump’s claims

Trump has given the impression that troops would be packing up vials, transporting them from factories to pharmacies and perhaps even administering shots.

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Sputnik V can boost efficacy of AstraZeneca vaccine: Russian research centre

Sputnik V's comment came right after reports that AstraZeneca is likely to run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of lower dosing regimen of its vaccine.

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South Korea says it foiled the North's attempt to hack COVID-19 vaccine makers

North Korea has so far not confirmed any coronavirus infection.

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Coronavirus infections in Germany surpass 1 million

According to the Robert Koch Institute for disease control, the institute recorded more than 22,000 new daily cases, pushing the country's total beyond the 1 million mark.

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Coronavirus in India: Total caseload jumps to 9.3 million, death toll stands at 135,715

As many as 8,718,517 people have recuperated from the deadly virus, bringing the recovery rate to 93.64 per cent

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COVID-19 vaccine could arrive before Christmas: German chancellor Merkel to Parliament

Merkel insisted that the government can't promise any softening of restrictions for Christmas and New Year.

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Gavin Newsom, what were you thinking?

A LAVISH DINNER HELPED REINFORCE THE IDEA THAT CALIFORNIA’S GOVERNMENT IS A MESS OF BUREAUCRATIC DYSFUNCTION AND ARISTOCRATIC INDIFFERENCE.

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After admitting mistake, AstraZeneca faces difficult questions about its vaccine

AstraZeneca has acknowledged a key mistake in the vaccine dosage received by some study participants, adding to questions about whether the vaccine’s apparently spectacular efficacy will hold up…

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US Supreme Court backs religious groups over New York coronavirus curbs

On Wednesday, the court on a 5-4 vote granted requests made by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish congregations.

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India's COVID-19 tally reaches 92.66 lakh, recoveries surge to 86.79 lakh

The country's coronavirus tally mounted to 92,66,705, while the death toll climbed to 1,35,223 with 524 new fatalities, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

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Covid-19 vaccine: AstraZeneca acknowledges manufacturing error, study results affected

A statement describing the error on Wednesday came days after the company and the university described the shots as "highly effective" and made no mention of why some study participants didn't…

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Beijing's Xinfadi seafood market, linked to coronavirus outbreak, suspends sales

China has ramped up testing of frozen foods, citing it has repeatedly discovered the coronavirus on imported products and their packaging.

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan rules out closing down businesses amid a surge in COVID-19 cases

Khan told media in Lahore that he was concerned about the situation after the daily COVID-19 death toll crossed 50 while being as low as below the single-digit just two weeks ago.

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Biden urges safe Thanksgiving amid coronavirus pandemic

Biden gave a presidential-style speech acknowledging people`s fatigue with restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, but urged them to exercise caution as caseloads surge.

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Over 2,400 US Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours, a six-month high: Johns Hopkins

The number of Covid-19 cases in the US has topped 12.7 million with over 262,090 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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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.

India's COVID-19 tally reaches 92.66 lakh, recoveries surge to 86.79 lakh

The country's coronavirus tally mounted to 92,66,705, while the death toll climbed to 1,35,223 with 524 new fatalities, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

Read Article

Covid-19 vaccine: AstraZeneca acknowledges manufacturing error, study results affected

A statement describing the error on Wednesday came days after the company and the university described the shots as "highly effective" and made no mention of why some study participants didn't…

Read Article

Beijing's Xinfadi seafood market, linked to coronavirus outbreak, suspends sales

China has ramped up testing of frozen foods, citing it has repeatedly discovered the coronavirus on imported products and their packaging.

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Pakistan PM Imran Khan rules out closing down businesses amid a surge in COVID-19 cases

Khan told media in Lahore that he was concerned about the situation after the daily COVID-19 death toll crossed 50 while being as low as below the single-digit just two weeks ago.

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Biden urges safe Thanksgiving amid coronavirus pandemic

Biden gave a presidential-style speech acknowledging people`s fatigue with restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, but urged them to exercise caution as caseloads surge.

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Over 2,400 US Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours, a six-month high: Johns Hopkins

The number of Covid-19 cases in the US has topped 12.7 million with over 262,090 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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COVID-19 in Europe: Spain seeks to limit Christmas celebrations; Lithuania extends lockdown

Poland reported a new daily record of 674 COVID-19-related deaths as Europe continues to grapple with the virus.

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Back from dead? Zombie minks rise from graves to 'exact revenge' after being culled

Hordes of carcasses of dead minks resurfaced from the grave after mass culling, leading to speculation that they have returned as zombies to 'exact revenge'

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'Light at the end of the tunnel': European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen says first European citizen might be vaccinated before end December

The European Commission president  Ursula von der Leyen warned that member countries should prepare their logistical chains for the rollout of millions of doses vaccines.

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Night curfew in Punjab from December 1: CM Amarinder Singh

Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh in a statement said the night curfew will remain in force from 10 pm and 5 am

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Chinese authorities say they found virus in imported beef and seafood

China had earlier linked a local COVID-19 outbreak to a wholesale food market outside Beijing.

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Shanghai tackles coronavirus outbreak, hundreds of flights cancelled

Health officials have tested thousands of staff at Pudong International Airport since a small clutch of Covid-19 cases in the city was linked to several cargo handlers.

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1.24 lakh beds added to 1,426 hospitals: Kerala CM to PM Modi

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi that a total of 1.24 lakh new beds were added to 1,426 hospitals in the state

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Does plasma therapy help coronavirus patients? This study reveals shocking results

Plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients is being used across the world in hopes of treating serious cases of coronavirus

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Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel passes away following Covid complications

In a tweet, his son Faisal Patel said that the Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat died at 3.30 am.

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Amid race for vaccine, world turns to India for vaccine supply

India supplies over 60 per cent of the vaccines for the developing world and the Wuhan virus pandemic will be no different.

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COVID-19: Germany's Bavaria urges ski slopes to close across Europe, Poland allows locals only

Germany has been battling the virus as German and foreign holidaymakers flock to Bavaria over the winter break to enjoy the ski slopes.

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Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to cost less than $10 per dose: Russia

The Gamaleya research centre and RDIF said the Sputnik V vaccine had shown 91.4 per cent effectiveness in 28 days after the first dose and after the second dose was administered it showed "an…

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'Vaccine to lowest levels': PM Modi speaks on COVID-19 vaccine cost, distribution strategy during chief minister's meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking during the virutal chief minister's meet said states are required to establish cold storage facilities for coronavirus vaccine.

 

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IATA set to rollout 'COVID-19 passport' to support 'safe reopening of borders'

The new "passport" will enable passengers to convey the test results to authorities in the airlines with travel pass pilot project scheduled for later in the year. 

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Denmark to dig up 'zombie mink' that resurfaced from mass graves

Denmark is facing a new horror, as cadavers of the culled minks have re-emerged from the earth, as per footage from local channels

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Military’s role in vaccine will be strictly behind the scenes, despite Trump’s claims

Trump has given the impression that troops would be packing up vials, transporting them from factories to pharmacies and perhaps even administering shots.

via The New York Times
Read Article

Sputnik V can boost efficacy of AstraZeneca vaccine: Russian research centre

Sputnik V's comment came right after reports that AstraZeneca is likely to run an additional global trial to assess the efficacy of lower dosing regimen of its vaccine.

Read Article

South Korea says it foiled the North's attempt to hack COVID-19 vaccine makers

North Korea has so far not confirmed any coronavirus infection.

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Coronavirus infections in Germany surpass 1 million

According to the Robert Koch Institute for disease control, the institute recorded more than 22,000 new daily cases, pushing the country's total beyond the 1 million mark.

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Coronavirus in India: Total caseload jumps to 9.3 million, death toll stands at 135,715

As many as 8,718,517 people have recuperated from the deadly virus, bringing the recovery rate to 93.64 per cent

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Australia's Covid-19 hotspot goes 28 days without an infection

The state also has zero active cases after the last COVID-19 patient was discharged from the hospital this week, a far cry from August when Victoria recorded more than 700 cases in one day and…

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Covid-19 pandemic can be stopped if 70 per cent of public wore masks consistently: Study

According to a review of studies, the COVID-19 pandemic could be stopped if at least 70 percent of the public wore face masks consistently.

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Sudan's last democratically elected PM dies of Covid-19

Last month, Mahdi's family said he had tested positive for COVID-19. He was transferred to the UAE for treatment a few days later following a brief hospitalisation in Sudan.

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AstraZeneca says COVID-19 vaccine need 'additional study'

During early trials, some volunteers had initially received half-dose vaccine in error which Oxford said was due to change "in the manufacturing process". 

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Coronavirus continues to ravage Pakistan & South Asia

As India enters the wedding season, authorities have imposed caps on the guest list.

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US coronavirus deaths reach six-month high in 24 hours amid Thanksgiving holiday

The United States is the worst-hit country with the virus recording over 12 million coronavirus infections and over 262,280 deaths so far.

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Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla assures Nepal on vaccine; both agree to advance cooperation

During the visit, Shringla called on Nepal Foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali and Nepal PM K P Sharma Oli

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England puts major cities on stringent tier 3 restrictions after lockdown

The Boris Johnson government has put Birmingham, Kent, Greater Manchester, Newscastle on the stringent tier 3 system, along with Leeds, Sheffield and Bristol.

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Pakistanis join final trials for China-made vaccine

Beijing has now tapped one of its closest allies to participate in the vaccine trials, despite Pakistan's chequered history with inoculation campaigns

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Drone pictures show COVID-19 cemetery expanding in Indonesia's Jakarta

Indonesia is among the worst-hit south-east Asian countries with the virus with reportedly the world's lowest testing rates.

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COVID-19 vaccine could arrive before Christmas: German chancellor Merkel to Parliament

Merkel insisted that the government can't promise any softening of restrictions for Christmas and New Year.

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Gavin Newsom, what were you thinking?

A LAVISH DINNER HELPED REINFORCE THE IDEA THAT CALIFORNIA’S GOVERNMENT IS A MESS OF BUREAUCRATIC DYSFUNCTION AND ARISTOCRATIC INDIFFERENCE.

via The New York Times
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After admitting mistake, AstraZeneca faces difficult questions about its vaccine

AstraZeneca has acknowledged a key mistake in the vaccine dosage received by some study participants, adding to questions about whether the vaccine’s apparently spectacular efficacy will hold up…

via The New York Times
Read Article

US Supreme Court backs religious groups over New York coronavirus curbs

On Wednesday, the court on a 5-4 vote granted requests made by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and two Orthodox Jewish congregations.

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Brazilian artist makes masks for those who don't want to hide their face!

To let people not lose their identity, a 65-year-old Brazilian artist is painting masks that look like the person who is wearing it. 

Let's check it out via some amazing clicks.  

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US election 2020: Trump family finally wears facemasks at the last presidential debate

The family members of US President Donald Trump finally wore facemasks during the third and last presidential debate after getting warned that they could be thrown out if they took them off.

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These jobs are under threat as robots and artificial intelligence takeover amid pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has heightened the threat of humans being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence.

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Future of concerts? 'The Flaming Lips' perform in plastic bubbles in COVID times

In the pandemic era, maintaining a safe distancing is the utmost importance and keeping that in mind, 'The Flaming Lips' held their first COVID-19 concert in a very unique way.

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Superstitiously protected: Cambodia installs scare-crows to ward off coronavirus

Cambodia has been one of the few places to have escaped the wrath of the novel coronavirus. However, the reason, locals believe, is a stick figure

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Here's who has tested positive and negative in Trump's circle

A growing number of White House staff and senior Republicans have tested positive for COVID-19 since President Donald Trump revealed he had contracted the respiratory disease.

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Trump joins growing list of world leaders who contracted COVID-19

President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, joining a small group of world leaders who have been infected. From Boris Johnson to Jair Bolsonaro, here is a roundup of world leade

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How 'Mitra', a robot became friend of patients, kin in times of Covid-19

An Indian hospital is taking the help of Mitra, which means friend in English, to connect coronavirus patients with their kin. 

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No-mask, anti-lockdown protests gather pace across the globe

An end to the pandemic is nowhere to be seen, with countries who have tackled the deadly virus so far are now witnessing a second wave.

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Unlock 4: Delhi metro resumes services after COVID-19 lockdown

Delhi Metro has resumed services from 7 am on Monday as the part of 'Unlock 4', after being shut for 169 days due to COVID-19.

Take a look: 

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Millions of children return to schools across world: Here's the list of countries

Millions of mask-wearing children headed back to school after summer holidays despite rising numbers of coronavirus infections.

Here's the list of countries:

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Tears, gloves, masks: Thousands Shiite pilgrims come out to mark Ashura in city of Karbala

Thousands of tearful Shiite pilgrims wearing gloves and masks flooded Iraq's holy city of Karbala on Sunday to mark Ashura, in one of the largest Muslim gatherings since the Covid-19 pandemic began

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Scare squad: Japanese try to forget COVID-19 by lying in coffins

A Japanese group is trying to take people's minds off COVID-19 by putting them in coffins surrounded by chainsaw-wielding zombies. Customers are finding it to be 'relaxing'.

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COVID-19, illegal mining, deforestation: Brazil's indigenous protest against Bolsonaro government

Indigenous protesters in Brazil defied a court order Tuesday and resumed a roadblock of a key highway through the Amazon rainforest, demanding help against the new coronavirus and an end to illegal

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Partygoers flood water park in Wuhan, the original epicentre of coronavirus

Thousands of partygoers packed out a water park over the weekend in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus first emerged late last year.

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After coronavirus and power shutoff, heatwave grips California

The temperature in Death Valley broke new records on Sunday as California grappled with the heatwave amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cars to funeral boxes: Americans protest against reopening of schools

'We cannot teach from body bags' and 'protect the youth' have been some of the slogans that were seen in the US as protestors rallied against government's decision to reopen schools

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From thermal screening to disinfection lamps: Bus stands in South Korea become shelters to battle coronavirus

South Korea has started a new facility, which will give bus travellers high-tech protection not only from rains, but also from novel coronavirus.

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After Russia, these COVID-19 vaccines set to unveil soon!

President Vladimir Putin has announced that Russia has successfully developed the world’s “first” coronavirus vaccine. Many vaccines around the world have reached the final stage of testing.

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From saliva ban to red cards for coughing: Changes brought by COVID-19 in the world of sports

The post-COVID-19 world especially in the sports circuit witnessed a plethora of changes.

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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