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Can't cut corners, expecting more information from Bharat Biotech regarding Covaxin, says WHO
India

Can't cut corners, expecting more information from Bharat Biotech regarding Covaxin, says WHO

This, a day after Soumya Swaminathan said that the agency's technical advisory group will meet on 26 October to consider the emergency use listing of Covaxin

Marie-Antoinette's diamond bracelets to be auctioned in Geneva
Arts & Culture

Marie-Antoinette's diamond bracelets to be auctioned in Geneva

The bracelets, each coated in 112 diamonds, will be sold together and are estimated to fetch between $2-4 million when they go under the hammer on 9 November.

COVID-19 Delta variant expected to become dominant strain in coming months, says WHO
World

COVID-19 Delta variant expected to become dominant strain in coming months, says WHO

The organisation said overall 3.4 million new COVID-19 cases were reported in the week to 18 July, which is a 12 percent increase from the week before

Upcoming Joe Biden-Vladimir Putin meet aimed at resetting global ties, but likely to keep China on the edge
India

Upcoming Joe Biden-Vladimir Putin meet aimed at resetting global ties, but likely to keep China on the edge

Both the US and Russia are keen to bury the hatchet and restore a modicum of normalcy and a lot is at stake as Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet in Geneva soon

Swiss voters narrowly reject proposed carbon dioxide law to fight climate change, show exit polls
World

Swiss voters narrowly reject proposed carbon dioxide law to fight climate change, show exit polls

The proposal would have revised and strengthened an existing law that was aimed at reducing CO2 emissions by 2030 and enacted new taxes on CO2-generating fuel and natural gas

WTO members agree to intensify talks on patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments
World

WTO members agree to intensify talks on patent waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

Since October, the WTO has faced calls led by India and South Africa to ease patents, in what proponents argue will boost production in developing countries of vaccines, treatments needed to battle COVID-19

'Threat to life itself': Doctors4XR march to WHO demanding global action against health risks posed by climate change
World

'Threat to life itself': Doctors4XR march to WHO demanding global action against health risks posed by climate change

"Despite accumulating evidence, repeated warnings... concrete actions implemented by our governments are not nearly enough."

COVID-19: Pause sale of captured wild animals in wet markets as emergency measure, WHO urges nations
World

COVID-19: Pause sale of captured wild animals in wet markets as emergency measure, WHO urges nations

The coronavirus' origins have been the source of intense speculation, much of it centred around the likelihood that it was carried by bats and passed to humans through an intermediary species

WHO chief says unfair COVID-19 vaccine distribution risks causing 'catastrophic moral failure'
World

WHO chief says unfair COVID-19 vaccine distribution risks causing 'catastrophic moral failure'

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said one poor country received a mere 25 vaccine doses while over 39 million doses have been administered in nearly 50 richer nations

International team seeking COVID-19 origin to visit China in Jan, says WHO
World

International team seeking COVID-19 origin to visit China in Jan, says WHO

The UN body has for months been working to send a team of experts, including epidemiologists and animal health specialists, to China, where the novel coronavirus first surfaced in December 2019

Pfizer chief says COVID-19 vaccine development 'severely politicised', insists no corners cut
World

Pfizer chief says COVID-19 vaccine development 'severely politicised', insists no corners cut

Albert Bourla said he understood the concerns around the speed at which the vaccines had been developed. "There are always people who are sceptical about vaccines, but I have to say they are wrong," he added

Climate change will pose greater threat to human lives than COVID-19: Red Cross
World

Climate change will pose greater threat to human lives than COVID-19: Red Cross

The World Disaster Report rated climate change as the greatest global challenge, finding disasters triggered by climate-related events had risen 35% since 1990s

WTO set to have woman boss for the first time since its existence, shortlist narrows down to two
World

WTO set to have woman boss for the first time since its existence, shortlist narrows down to two

The final two from an initial list of eight candidates are Nigeria's former finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korean trade minister Yoo Myung-hee

Swiss voters reject nationalist plan to limit jobs for European Union citizens, exit polls reveal
World

Swiss voters reject nationalist plan to limit jobs for European Union citizens, exit polls reveal

In a similar referendum in 2014, the Swiss narrowly voted in favor of limiting access of EU citizens to live and work in Switzerland.

New Delhi, Hyderabad drop 18 positions in Global Smart City Index; Singapore tops
World

New Delhi, Hyderabad drop 18 positions in Global Smart City Index; Singapore tops

Among other Indian cities, Bengaluru and Mumbai were degraded as well where respondents said city administration needs to focus on the problem of air pollution

Airborne spread of COVID-19 cannot be ruled out in crowded or poorly ventilated settings, says WHO
science

Airborne spread of COVID-19 cannot be ruled out in crowded or poorly ventilated settings, says WHO

An open letter from more than 200 scientists had accused the WHO of underestimating the possibility of airborne transmission. However, WHO officials have cautioned the evidence required further assessment.

Anurag Srivastava takes charge as MEA spokesperson; 1999-batch IFS officer had served as India's Ambassador to Ethiopia
India

Anurag Srivastava takes charge as MEA spokesperson; 1999-batch IFS officer had served as India's Ambassador to Ethiopia

Anurag Srivastava, a 1999-batch Indian Foreign Service officer, was serving as India's Ambassador to Ethiopia

Students, activists, Indian diaspora protest against CAA, Delhi riots in London; demand Amit Shah’s resignation
World

Students, activists, Indian diaspora protest against CAA, Delhi riots in London; demand Amit Shah’s resignation

A large group of students, human rights activists and diaspora group representatives gathered outside the Indian High Commission on Saturday for a protest against the CAA and the associated violence in Delhi