Vice President Mike Pence receives the COVID-19 vaccine Photograph:( AFP )
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The outgoing US Vice president Mike Pence received his dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while the defeated President Donald Trump planted doubts against the vaccine approval. Spain, too, decided to start the mass vaccine drive while South Korea is still struggling to contain the spread.
US Vice President Mike Pence took a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine while asserting that, "this week will be beginning of the end of the coronavirus."
China has been criticised for covering up the initial outbreak that hit Wuhan in January.
The DHS said hackers reportedly broke into SolarWinds Orion IT products following a recent update as they gained access to internal communications.
The decision from the Court of Justice of the European Union (EU) followed a legal challenge by Jewish and Muslim associations to a Flemish government prohibition on the killing of animals without prior non-lethal (also called reversible) stunning in 2017.
Speaking at the DRDO here, General Rawat said, "For the past few years, DRDO has helped the armed forces to become self-reliant to face the emerging challenges ahead of the country.
Switzerland is one of the few European countries where same-sex marriage is not legal. It is at the 25th position in terms of human rights for the LGBT community.
The study ties in with other research on the history and current presence of water on Mars. NASA shared a 'treasure map' of water ice deposits on Mars in 2019.
Undersea cables, which have far greater data capacity than satellites, have emerged as a sensitive area of diplomacy in the Pacific, given their central role in international communications.
The country recorded 1,062 new cases on Friday, making it the first time South Korea has continuously reported more than 1,000 cases.
A senior Tory MP, Tobias Ellwood, attended an event at the Cavalry and Guards Club on Tuesday in London.