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WHO in contact with Russia on new COVID-19 vaccine: spokesman

Geneva, Aug 12 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) is in close contact with Russia regarding a possible pre-qualification of the world's first COVID-19 vaccine, a WHO spokesman said."We are in close contact with the Russian health authorities and...

All that you need to know about the 1st Covid-19 vaccine by Russia

Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS) Russia on Tuesday became the first country in the world to register a Covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute and the Russian Defence Ministry.The vaccine has two separately-injected components. These two components...

World’s first Covid 19 vaccine registered, says Vladimir Putin

Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said the country has registered the world's first Covid-19 vaccine.According to a report by the Tass news agency, Putin said that the vaccine was registered on Tuesday morning."As far...

Scientists believe daily mouthwash can cut Covid transmission risk

London, Aug 11 (IANS) In the fight against the novel Coronavirus, a team of German scientists has claimed that Sars-Cov-2 viruses can be "inactivated" using commercially available mouthwashes.According to the study, published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, high...

Study identifies longer-term symptoms in COVID-19 patients

London, Aug 10 (IANS) Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have identified a pattern of longer-term symptoms likely to be experienced by people who were hospitalised with the COVID-19 infection.They include fatigue, breathlessness, psychological distress - including problems with concentration...

ASEAN can overcome COVID-19 pandemic: Duterte

Manila, Aug 8 (IANS) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Saturday expressed optimism that the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) can overcome the COVID-19 pandemic through joint efforts."We are confident that the ASEAN way of partnership and mutual aid...

Trump cites India’s TikTok ban to order end to US operations

New York, Aug 7 (IANS) Citing India’s ban on the Chinese app TikTok, US President Donald Trump has ordered American companies to stop business dealings with it from September 20, effectively cutting off its lifeblood in the country.The executive...

Beirut blasts toll reaches 135, state of emergency declared

Beirut, Aug 6 (IANS) The death toll from the two deadly explosions at the Beirut port has increased to 135, while the Lebanese cabinet has declared a state of emergency in the capital city of two weeks.The new toll...

Russiam Ministry says, its Covid 19 vaccine appears to be safe

Moscow, Aug 4 (IANS) The Russian Ministry of Defence has said that a Covid-19 vaccine that it developed in partnership with the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology appears to be safe.On August 3, a "final medical...

COVID-19 Pandemic “Once In A Century”, But Still “In Our Hands”: WHO

Geneva: The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the COVID-19 pandemic is “a once-in-a-century health crisis,” but it is still “in our hands.”WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a virtual press conference on Monday that...

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Emirates Cricket Board gets BCCI’s official nod to host IPL

Dubai, Aug 12 (IANS) The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday said that it has received the official clearance...

‘Invented in India and atmavishwas is the key to Atmanirbhar Bharat’, says Mashelkar

New Delhi (IANS) India needs to reinvent the 'Make in India' programme, according to R.A. Mashelkar, Former Director General of the Council of Scientific...

IPL 13: BCCI team to arrive in UAE later this month for recce of facilities

Dubai (IANS) A top delegation of BCCI officials is expected to arrive in Dubai by the third week of August to do a recce...

All that you need to know about the 1st Covid-19 vaccine by Russia

Moscow, Aug 11 (IANS) Russia on Tuesday became the first country in the world to register a Covid-19 vaccine jointly developed by the Gamaleya...

Rs 6K cr grant released to help 14 states in Covid fight

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) In an attempt to assist states effectively address the situation arising out of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Centre on...