Paresh Rawal Tests COVID-19 Positive Weeks After First Vaccine Shot

“All those that have come in contact with me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested,” tweeted Paresh Rawal Paresh Rawal shared this photo earlier in March (courtesy SirPareshRawal) Highlights Paresh Rawal tweeted about his COVID-19 diagnosis “Unfortunately, I have tested positive for Covid,” he wrote Paresh Rawal got his …

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India Sends 2,00,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Doses As Gift For UN Peacekeepers

COVID-19 Vaccine: The 2,00,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, announced as a gift by India for UN peacekeepers, left Mumbai in the early hours of Saturday and will arrive at Copenhagen, Denmark. They will then be distributed to all UN peacekeeping missions. 2,00,000 COVID-19 vaccines, sent as a gift by India for UN peacekeepers, left Mumbai …

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“Sorry”: Shashi Tharoor Admits Mistake On PM Modi’s Bangladesh Speech

Shashi Tharoor’s tweet was based on a report which quoted PM Modi as saying that he was jailed for holding a Satyagraha for Bangladesh’s liberation. Shashi Tharoor said he doesn’t mind admitting his mistake. New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today apologised for getting some of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s views on the Bangladesh war …

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Over 62,000 New Covid Cases India’s Biggest 1-Day Spike In Over 5 Months

New Delhi: India recorded 62,258 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the biggest single-day jump October 16, taking the total Covid caseload to over 1.19 crore. The number of fresh infections is 5.3 per cent higher than yesterday’s. 291 deaths in the last 24 hours have pushed the total death count to 1,61,240. …

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“Supplied More Vaccines Globally Than Vaccinated Our Own,” India Tells UN

India was one of the initiators of the ‘Political Declaration on Equitable Global Access to COVID-19 Vaccines” that garnered the support of more than 180 UN member states. India has supplied more COVID-19 vaccines globally than vaccinated its own people United Nations: India has supplied more COVID-19 vaccines globally than vaccinated its own people, the …

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Government’s 4-Point Plan To Deal With Suez Canal Blockage

The plan was chalked out in a meeting convened by the logistics division, Ministry of Commerce. It includes prioritisation of cargo, freight rates, advisory to ports and re-routing of ships. Blockage of Suez Canal since March 23, is seriously hitting global trade, the commerce ministry said New Delhi: The government on Friday said a four-point …

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Stuck In Suez: Thousands of Animals Crammed Into Hulls Of 10 Ships

Dislodging the vessel blocking the canal may take at least a week, longer than initially feared, people familiar with the matter said. As many as 10 vessels stuck in and around the canal are believed to be carrying livestock. Of all the millions of tons of cargo that’s piled up in the Suez Canal, none …

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Beverly Cleary, Renowned US Children’s Author, Dies At 104

Beverly Cleary was named a “Living Legend” by the US Library of Congress in 2000, and awarded the National Medal of Art from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2003 Beverly Cleary (in red) died on Thursday in Carmel, California, her home since the 1960s Washington: American children’s author Beverly Cleary, the creator of …

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Scientists Warn Of Deadly Heat Waves In India, In Spite Of Climate Goals

Scientists said an increase in extreme heat events can create unsafe labour conditions in major crop producing parts of India, such as Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, as well as coastal regions and urban centres like Kolkata, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. Even at 1.5 degrees, South Asia, including India will have serious consequences of heat stress. …

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Australia Threatens World Trade Body Action As China Hikes Duty On Wine

In the latest salvo between Beijing and Canberra, China’s commerce ministry announced levies ranging from 116.2 percent to 218.4 percent would be slapped on Australian wine imports from Sunday. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison accused Beijing of using the tariffs as “retaliation” Sydney: Australia’s trade minister threatened to take China to the World Trade Organization …

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