Author Archives: Arun Kumar

Indian Navy Begins Next Phase of Operation ‘Samudra Setu’

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The next phase of Operation “Samudra Setu” to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas will commence from Monday, June 1, 2020, said Indian Navy. In this phase, Indian Navy Ship Jalashwa will repatriate 700 personnel from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu and subsequently repatriate another 700 personnel from Malè, Maldives to Tuticorin. Indian Navy has already repatriated 1,488 Indian nationals ...

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Coronavirus vaccine by October end, announces US pharma giant Pfizer

American pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has announced that its ongoing development of a COVID-19 vaccine could be ready in five months period by October end. Pfizer is working on the vaccine project in collaboration with German firm Biontech. Pfizer and its vaccine development German partner BioNTech announced on Friday, May 29, that the first participants have been given the doses in ...

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Coronavirus: Who is the loser in US-WHO rift? Global Health

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When US President Donald Trump tweeted a letter to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus last week threatening to make permanent the US freeze on WHO funding that began in April, unless the organization “can actually demonstrate independence from China” within 30 days, it has heralded another onslaught on fighting the coronavirus pandemic. If President Trump sidelines the World Health Organization, ...

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Angle of Asteroid that Doomed Dinosaurs was ‘Deadliest’, says New Study

It’s widely believed that a deadliest asteroid had doomed the dinosaurs to extinct on Earth 66 million years ago. Amid growing theories of how and what could have ensued current life form on Earth, here’s a new study Dinosaur-dooming asteroid struck earth at ‘deadliest possible’ angle. The study, published in Nature Communications, is based on simulations showing that the asteroid ...

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How migrant labourers can register on Govt websites to return home?

As coronavirus lockdown has been lifted or being lifted gradually, all state governments are working overnight to facilitate migrant labourers to return safely to their home states across the country. They have to register on official websites to return home and here are the links to register. For migrant labour registration, one can go to the link of the state ...

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US firm Inovio’s coronavirus vaccine trial on mice turns positive

US vaccine maker Inovio Pharmaceuticals said on Wednesday that its experimental vaccine to prevent coronavirus infection produced protective antibodies and immune system responses in mice and guinea pigs, raising hopes that it could provide relief if Moderna’s vaccine fails. The company’s shares, which have more than quadrupled this year on hopes of its vaccine working, surged another 18% to $15.77 ...

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India’s new FDI rules violate WTO norms, says China

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China, which has invested more than $8 billion in India, has taken recent India’s revision of its foreign direct investment (FDI) norms to prevent the takeover of Indian firms amid the coronavirus pandemic as discriminatory and in violation of World Trade Organization’s principles. The Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) revised the FDI regulations stating, “An entity ...

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With Khanduri on its side, Congress eyes more LS seats in Uttarakhand

Lok Sabha elections remained entirely aloof from state elections in Uttarakhand since its formation in 2000 and going by the past trends, the hilly state has seen major ups and downs for the ruling party, with anti-incumbency playing a vital role each time. Uttarakhand will go for poll on April 11 in its five Lok Sabha constituencies — Haridwar, Tehri ...

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Uttarakhand wakes up from inertia, Khanduri’s son joins Congress

Uttarakhand has just five Lok Sabha seats which no national party could count on and the hills remained mute spectators to decades of negligence. Ever since it was formed into a full State, Uttarakhand in 2000, the state often referred as the Devabhumi (Land of the Gods) due to a large number of Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres such as ...

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Trends, benefits, and costs of working remotely

A new assessment indicates that working remotely is a growing trend, and while it is associated with higher organisational commitment, job satisfaction, and job-related well-being, these benefits come at the cost of work intensification and a greater inability to switch off. The findings are published in New Technology, Work and Employment. “Work is gradually being detached from traditional places such ...

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After 20 Years, McDonald Shuts 43 Outlets in Delhi

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The global food giant McDonald which had made headlines in 1997 when it opened first outlets in India at Delhi with veg burgers replacing its iconic beef burgers elsewhere, hit an unexpected controversy almost 20 years later over ownership issue. The franchisee given to Connaught Plaza Restaurants Pvt Ltd (CPRL) in North and Eastern India has run into trouble over ...

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Cabinet Approves MoU with US Homeland Security

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The Union Cabinet on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, approved signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between India and the United States of America on Homeland Security. The Memorandum of Cooperation will further strengthen bilateral security relations between India and the USA and will also help in coordination and interactions among the six Sub-Groups that are proposed to be formed under ...

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US Statement on Modi Visit Says ‘Prosperity Through Partnership’ with India

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Following Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit, the White House issued a statement listing a huge array of opportunites explored together in trade, cultural and scientific areas. “The visit reinforced the close ties between the United States and India that have strengthened both great democracies,” said the statement. Here is the full text of the Highlights issued by the White ...

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PM Meets Indian Community in Washington DC, Praises Their Contribution

The Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi addressing at the Indian Community Reception, in Washington DC, USA on June 25, 2017.(PIB)

As part of his US visit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday interacted with the Indian community in Washington DC after his CEOs meeting where he pitched for more investments in view of GST roll out and ‘Ease of Doing Business’ in India. Addressing the Indian diaspora, he noted that they rejoiced whenever there was good news from India, ...

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