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COVID-19 vaccine: The journey from a global necessity to a political tool
World

COVID-19 vaccine: The journey from a global necessity to a political tool

The vaccines have been a battle for global influence between China and Russia, with Russia being held back due to its limited production capacity.

Scientists begin to question WHO-China inquiry into coronavirus pandemic's origins
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Scientists begin to question WHO-China inquiry into coronavirus pandemic's origins

Scientists working on coronaviruses continue to unearth and report evidence to support the natural evolution and spillover of the virus from animals

Disney's closure of popular Blue Sky Studios shows animation is under pressure in pandemic-era Hollywood
Entertainment

Disney's closure of popular Blue Sky Studios shows animation is under pressure in pandemic-era Hollywood

Blue Sky Studios' sudden demise after 34 years will undoubtedly rob popular cinema of one of its most creative and imaginative studios.

South African COVID-19 variant may provide better immunity against other mutations, finds small study
science

South African COVID-19 variant may provide better immunity against other mutations, finds small study

Coronavirus mutations have put a damper on global vaccination programmes after existing shots were found to offer less protection against them.

COVID-19 vaccine passports raise concerns about discrimination amin hope for an economic restart
science

COVID-19 vaccine passports raise concerns about discrimination amin hope for an economic restart

If vaccines become a passport to doing things, we may see communities that have been already hardest hit by COVID being left behind.

Festivals, religious rituals observed across the globe in February amid the coronavirus pandemic
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Festivals, religious rituals observed across the globe in February amid the coronavirus pandemic

Many rites, traditions and observances continue to be affected by the coronavirus pandemic, more than a year after the disease was first identified.

How TV industry in the US adapted to pandemic shutdown of new and ongoing scripted shows
Entertainment

How TV industry in the US adapted to pandemic shutdown of new and ongoing scripted shows

Due to the pandemic, every platform, broadcast network and cable channel has taken a hit in production. For some people in Hollywood, not to mention many viewers, the pause is not unwelcome.

Golden Globes 2021: Examining how a virtual pandemic-era ceremony stacks up against past editions
Entertainment

Golden Globes 2021: Examining how a virtual pandemic-era ceremony stacks up against past editions

The "oddity" of Golden Globes 2021 — Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's long-distance duologue or stars at home, drinking through teleconferences and enduring technical glitches, set a tone: things won’t be the same, but this year, what is?

How will COVID-19 vaccines adapt to the new COVID-19 variants emerging?
science

How will COVID-19 vaccines adapt to the new COVID-19 variants emerging?

If a variant with a mutated spike protein crops up that the original vaccine can’t recognize, companies would swap out that piece of genetic code for a better match.

RBSE to conduct Class 10, 12 board exams from 6 May; check full schedule at rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in
India

RBSE to conduct Class 10, 12 board exams from 6 May; check full schedule at rajeduboard.rajasthan.gov.in

Board officials stated that RBSE will follow the COVID-19 guidelines set up by the state government during the board exams

Tamil Nadu govt waives final exams for Class 9, 10, 11; students to be promoted on internal assessment
India

Tamil Nadu govt waives final exams for Class 9, 10, 11; students to be promoted on internal assessment

The students will be promoted based on the internal assessment with 80 percent weightage assigned quarterly and half-yearly examinations, while 20 percent marks will depend on examinees’ attendance in the last academic year

Ghana becomes first African country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX alliance
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Ghana becomes first African country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX alliance

Ghana's food and drug authority has already authorised the use of the Indian-made vaccines as well as Russia's Sputnik V.

Teaser of Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi unveiled; Sanjay Leela Bhansali film to release on 30 July
Entertainment

Teaser of Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi unveiled; Sanjay Leela Bhansali film to release on 30 July

Gangubai Kathiawadi, which is Bhansali's tenth directorial venture, is adapted from one of the chapters of author Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai.

Queen Elizabeth II to give televised speech hours before airing of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's 'contoversial' Oprah Winfrey interview
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Queen Elizabeth II to give televised speech hours before airing of Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's 'contoversial' Oprah Winfrey interview

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced last week the "intimate" interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which they are expected to air their grievances about how they were treated inside the family following their fairy tale wedding in 2018.

US COVID-19-related deaths cross 5,00,000: Why the leading power also has the most fatalities
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US COVID-19-related deaths cross 5,00,000: Why the leading power also has the most fatalities

Vaccines are rolling out but health experts are cautious due to uncertainties surrounding the British and South African variants of the virus.

With no visitors at Louvre, long-overdue refurbishments finally kick off in the otherwise overcrowded museum
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With no visitors at Louvre, long-overdue refurbishments finally kick off in the otherwise overcrowded museum

It’s uncertain when the Paris museum will reopen, after being closed on 30 October in line with the French government’s virus containment measures. But those lucky enough to get in benefit from a rare private look at collections covering 9,000 years of human history — with plenty of space to breathe.

India inoculates 1.08 cr, reports COVID 'upsurge' in five states; Karnataka mandates test for visitors from Kerala, Maharashtra
India

India inoculates 1.08 cr, reports COVID 'upsurge' in five states; Karnataka mandates test for visitors from Kerala, Maharashtra

Overall, India reported 13,993 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours as the total number of cases went up to 1,09,77,387, according to health ministry data

World is in need of a universal coronavirus vaccine, warn scientists
science

World is in need of a universal coronavirus vaccine, warn scientists

They believe there is a risk that SARS-CoV-2 may mutate in ways that will render current vaccines less effective or even become ineffective.

Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans take a backseat, as COVID-19 restrictions shutter public spaces
Lifestyle

Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans take a backseat, as COVID-19 restrictions shutter public spaces

Coronavirus-related restrictions in New Orleans included cancelled parades, closed bars and a near shutdown of rowdy Bourbon Street.

Gaming consoles, smartphones, other gadgets could get pricier due to continuing microchip shortages
News & Analysis

Gaming consoles, smartphones, other gadgets could get pricier due to continuing microchip shortages

The auto sector is the highest-profile victim of the chip shortage, with giants including Ford and Volkswagen forced to cut production.