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Brazil enlists army, cabinet in campaign against Zika | Reuters

Feb 13, 2016

Brazil enlists army, cabinet in campaign against Zika | Reuters

BRASILIA Brazil's government launched a nationwide campaign on Saturday to fight the Zika virus, with President Dilma Rousseff and cabinet ministers personally visiting homes and handing out leaflets along with 220,000 troops. Under a scorching sun in the neighborhood of Zepellin in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, which will host the Olympic Games in August, Rousseff said everyone needed to take part in the battle against the mosquito carrying Zika, suspected of causing the birth defect microcephaly. There are currently no vaccines or treatment for the virus, though research institutes and pharmaceutical companies are working on several possibilities. #United States #Brazil #Olympics #United Kingdom #Entertainment #article
No one considering 'cancelling the games': IOC medical chief Richard Budgett seeks to allay Zika fears

Feb 12, 2016

No one considering 'cancelling the games': IOC medical chief Richard Budgett seeks to allay Zika fears

Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro #NewsTracker #International Olympic Committee #Rio Olympics 2016 #Hope Solo #Zika Virus #Richard Budgett #Mario Andrada
Track and field and money: Govt pledges Rs 140 cr to prepare 100 Olympians in next 10 years

Feb 09, 2016

Track and field and money: Govt pledges Rs 140 cr to prepare 100 Olympians in next 10 years

The Power Ministry has pledged to spend around Rs 140 crore through public sector undertakings under its administration to prepare 100 sports persons for the Olympics in the next 10 years. #Sports #India #PSUs #Olympics #SportsTracker #Power Ministry #athletes #Power Minister Piyush Goyal
Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic | Reuters

WASHINGTON/LONDON President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but he added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus #United States #markets #Olympics #United Kingdom #Entertainment #chinese #Diseases
Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic | Reuters

Feb 09, 2016

Obama seeks funds to fight Zika; sees no cause for panic | Reuters

WASHINGTON/LONDON President Barack Obama will ask the U.S. Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said on Monday, but he added there is no reason to panic over the mosquito-borne virus #United States #markets #Olympics #United Kingdom #Entertainment #chinese #Diseases
South Asian Games: Is it fair on shuttlers to be made scapegoats in game of politics?

Feb 06, 2016

South Asian Games: Is it fair on shuttlers to be made scapegoats in game of politics?

Many of our top badminton players including Saina Nehwal have expressed their reluctance to represent India in the SAG to be held between 5 to 10 February in Guwahati and Shillong. #Sports #Badminton #Saina Nehwal #InMyOpinion #Badminton Association of India #Saina #BAI #SportsTracker #PV Sindhu #P Kashyap #South Asian Games #Rio Olympics #SAG
2020 Tokyo Olympics: To avoid Nazi confusion, Japan might change temple map icon

Feb 05, 2016

2020 Tokyo Olympics: To avoid Nazi confusion, Japan might change temple map icon

As Japan gears up to host the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and caters to a surging influx of foreign visitors, the country faces a cultural dilemma: Should it stop identifying Buddhist temples on maps with the traditional "manji" symbol that is often confused with a Nazi swastika? #Japan #NewsTracker #Nazi #2020 Olympics #2020 #Buddhist Group
Nicaragua says detects Zika in three pregnant women | Reuters

Feb 05, 2016

Nicaragua says detects Zika in three pregnant women | Reuters

MANAGUA Nicaragua said on Thursday it has confirmed its first three cases of Zika in pregnant women in different parts of the country, taking the total number of cases in the Central American country to 29. Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo, who is also Nicaragua's first lady, said the women were each three to four months pregnant, and that the country was forging ahead with a fumigation programme. The World Health Organization has declared a global health emergency, citing a "strongly suspected" causal relationship between Zika infection in pregnancy and microcephaly, a condition marked by abnormally small head size that can cause permanent brain damage in newborns. #India #Australia #markets #Olympics #Latin America
Ashpal misused my social media accounts: Sardar Singh counters sexual harassment claims

Feb 04, 2016

Ashpal misused my social media accounts: Sardar Singh counters sexual harassment claims

A day after a British hockey player - Ashpal Kaur Bhogal - alleged sexual harassment charges against Sardar Singh, the Indian hockey captain has come out and said that the allegations against him were baseless. He, in turn, alleged that the woman had misused his social media accounts. #NewsTracker #hockey #Olympics #2012 London Olympics #Sardar Singh #Sexual harassment case #Ashpal Kaur Bhogal
Sexual harassment allegations may severely affect Sardar and dent India's hopes at Rio Olympics

Feb 04, 2016

Sexual harassment allegations may severely affect Sardar and dent India's hopes at Rio Olympics

This is not Sardar Singh’s Concussion crisis. This is bigger than that. Across the internet, in the world of Twitter, in the incessant backroom chatter of Facebook, billions of miles of social media highways, Sardar Singh is now coloured. #Sports #India #InMyOpinion #hockey #Sexual harassment #Sardar Singh #Rio Olympics #Ashpal Kaur Bhogal