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New coronavirus variant B.1.1.28.2 detected in India by NIV Pune,

The variant was isolated from nasal/ throat swabs from international travellers from the UK and Brazil NEW DELHI A new variant of coronavirus B.1.1.28.2 has been detected in India through genome sequencing conducted by the National Institute of Virology, Pune. The variant was isolated from nasal and throat swabs from international travellers from Brazil and the […]Read More

Indonesia in recession for first time in 22 years

Indonesia has fallen into its first recession in 22 years as the coronavirus pandemic continues to take it toll. South East Asia’s biggest economy saw growth fall 3.49% in the third quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2019. Following a fall of 5.32% in the second quarter of 2020, this has […]Read More

Odisha Boy Scores Record 100% In NEET After Lockdown Grind

Giving the exam in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic had its pressures, said Soyeb, but he used the lockdown to study even harder. With 720 out of 720 marks, 18-year-old Soyeb Aftab has hit the bullseye in this year’s NEET, topping the coveted exam for admission to undergraduate medical courses. From Rourkela in Odisha, […]Read More

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Five reasons why global investors are quivering

By Sudeep Sonawane Surat, October 2, 2020 Fear and uncertainty prevails among investors over five key reasons that affect markets and global stability. The first is political. Global community health scare is second. The next two are stock market volatility and last is economic policy decision. Investors are concerned over the probability of a disputed […]Read More

SP Balasubrahmanyam: The Velvet Voice Which Resonated All Over India

Legendary playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, whose honey-dripping voice and versatile personality endeared him to generations of Indian cinema lovers, breathed his last at 1:04 pm at the MGM hospital in Chennai after a long battle with the coronavirus. Fondly known as SPB among friends and colleagues, the 74-year-old was in hospital since August 5. Since […]Read More

Virus delays Rio’s Carnival for first time in a century

Rio’s League of Samba Schools announced that the spread of the coronavirus has made it impossible to safely hold the traditional parades. Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday night that the global spectacle cannot go ahead in February because of Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the pandemic. Rio’s League of Samba Schools, […]Read More

Saudi Arabia bans flights from India as COVID-19 cases rise

Seoul imposes restrictions on certain categories of Indian visa-holders travelling on chartered flights Saudi Arabia on Wednesday banned all flights from and to India for14 days and South Korea imposed restrictions on certain categories of Indian visa-holders travelling on chartered flights due to the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases here. The decision will […]Read More

Veteran actress Ashalata Wabgaonkar dies of coronavirus at 79

Renuka Shahane took to Twitter to pay her tribute to Ashalata Wabgaonkar, who died in Satara. New Delhi: Renowned Marathi actress Ashalata Wabgaonkar died at a hospital in Satara on Tuesday after battling coronavirus. She was 79. News agency IANS reported that she was admitted to a private hospital in a critical condition last weekend following […]Read More

Dubai suspends Air India Express flights till October 2 for

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has suspended Air India Express flights till October 2 for allegedly bringing passengers with COVID-positive certificates twice during the last couple of weeks, senior government officials said on Friday. New Delhi: The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has suspended Air India Express flights till October 2 for allegedly bringing passengers with […]Read More