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Veteran granddad helps raise millions for Coronavirus 

We all want to contribute against the fight with Coronavirus, in whatever way possible. So when a veteran who fought in World War 2 decided to raise money through his ‘walkathon’ he was expecting some £1000 pounds (almost Rs95,000). But the 99-year-old grandad was in for a surprise. Tom Moore announced a ‘walkathon’ to help […]

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Six Indian companies working for Coronavirus vaccine 

Six Indian companies are working on a Covid-19 vaccine, joining global efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus that’s infected more than 2 million people so far. Nearly 70 “vaccine candidates” are being tested globally and at least three have moved to the human clinical trial stage, but a vaccine is unlikely to […]

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Covid 19 cases have crossed 2 million globally 

Even as the countries grapple with the pandemic, the coronavirus positive cases have crossed 2 million-mark. The United States continues to report the highest number of positive cases and deaths. More than 6,40,000 cases were reported while the country registered more than 28,000 deaths.  The US president Donald Trump has stopped its aid to the […]

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Proud moment as six Indians to help revive US economy 

President Donald Trump has roped in six Indian-American corporate leaders, including Sundar Pichai from Google and Satya Nadella from Microsoft, to seek advice from the “brightest” and the “smartest” people on how to restart US economy that has been crippled by the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump has named over 200 top American leaders from various […]

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Covid 19: US is the worst-hit nation 

Even as the world scrambles to find a cure to Coronavirus, more than 1.5 million confirmed cases have been reported from around the world, in 184 countries. The death toll has crossed 88,000 and counting. More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the […]

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Nepal makes Yoga a school subject 

We all benefit from yoga, and why not. India is the birthplace of this amazing exercise routine. Yoga not only keeps you fit physically but also helps your mind to stay calm and composed.  Now Nepal’s government has asked students in grades four through eight to take yoga classes. The government says the classes will […]

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Covid 19: US records highest number of cases, Spain may be next Italy 

The United States of America became the country with the highest number of positive Coronavirus patients even as New York remains the hotspot for the virus in the country.  In the US alone, more than 2,15,000 people have been tested positive and more than 4,500 have succumbed to the virus.  Globally, more than 940,000 cases […]

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China bans consumption and trade of wild animals 

A strict ban on the consumption and farming of wild animals is being rolled out across China in the wake of the deadly coronavirus epidemic, which is believed to have started at a wildlife market in Wuhan. China’s top legislature said it will immediately ban the trade and consumption of wild animals, in a fast-track […]

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Afghanistan: Would the US leave with two presidents and active Taliban? 

Afghanistan has been a troubled nation, for years now. After Osama bin Laden-backed Al Qaeda attacked the US on September 11, 2001, the American troops uprooted the notorious Taliban.  Taliban defeated, democracy back A democratic elected government came into being with Hamid Karzai as its president. But all was not well. Though the Taliban fighters […]

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Italy cancels Venice carnival due to Coronavirus 

Italy has seen the largest number of coronavirus cases outside Asia. In order to put a curb on the spread, the government has put a ban on public gatherings. This means the famous Venice carnival has been cancelled.  The Carnival would have run through the week. Buses, trains and other forms of public transport — […]