Sunday, Nov 28, 2021


New Covid-19 Variant: WHO Hosts Special Meeting

Nov 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The WHO's technical advisory group held a virtual meet to discuss the so-called B.1.1.529 variant of Covid-19, that has made stock markets to swoon and led the European Union to cancel flights to southern Africa.

Ethiopia's War Marked By 'Extreme Brutality': UN Report

Nov 03, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The conflict that erupted in Ethiopia's Tigray region has killed thousands of people since the government of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed allowed soldiers from neighboring Eritrea to invade Tigray and join Ethiopian forces

100-Crore-Vaccinations: India Wins Global Accolades From WHO, World Leaders

India’s historic 100-crore Covid-19 vaccination landmark has won global appreciation with wishes pouring in from WHO and neighbouring countries.

Switzerland To Set Up A Dedicated Embassy To The Vatican

Oct 01, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Switzerland has been diplomatically represented at the Vatican since 1991, though the post of ambassador was held by diplomats based in Bern, Geneva, Prague and since 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The new embassy will also manage relations with Malta and San Marino.

Swiss Voters Seen Approving Same-Sex Marriage In Referendum

Switzerland's Parliament and the governing Federal Council supported the 'Marriage for All' measure, and pre-referendum polls showed solid backing. Switzerland has authorised same-sex civil partnerships since 2007.

13 September, 2021

UN Seeks $606 Million Aid From Donors For Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres was leading the world body's call for more than $600 million for the rest of this year in a “flash appeal” for Afghans after their country's government was toppled by the Taliban.

25 August, 2021

Covid-19 Cases Reaching Stationary Phase After Rising Steadily For Two Months: WHO

Associated Press (AP)

The assessment released on Tuesday says there were about 68,000 new deaths reported globally, with Europe and the Americas registering increases of about 10 per cent.

11 August, 2021

WHO To Decide On Indian Made COVID-19 Vaccine Authorization Next Month

Associated Press (AP)

Dr. Mariangela Simao, a WHO assistant director-general for vaccines, says the UN health agency's assessment of the Bharat Biotech vaccine was "quite advanced" and officials hoped for a decision by mid-September.

14 July, 2021

Covid Cases Will Increase Globally If Spread Of Delta Variant Not Curbed: WHO

Outlook Web Bureau

Globally, cases of the Alpha variant have been reported in 178 countries, territories or areas, while 123 countries reported cases of the Beta variant, 75 countries reported cases of the Gamma variant.

18 June, 2021

Nearly 3 Million People Driven From Home Despite Covid-19 Crisis In 2020: UN Refugee Agency

Associated Press (AP)

In the latest Global Trends report released on Friday, UNHCR said that the cumulative total of displaced people has risen to 82.4 million

17 June, 2021

Biden, Putin Conclude Summit Between 'Two Great Powers'

Associated Press (AP)

Biden-Putin Summit: The two sides had said they expected to meet for four to five hours but spent less than three hours together.


16 June, 2021

Vladimir Putin Says No Hostility In Meeting With Joe Biden

Associated Press (AP)

Biden and Putin plunged into the face-to-face talks Wednesday at a lush lakeside Swiss mansion, a highly anticipated summit at a time when both leaders say relations between their countries are at an all-time low.

11 June, 2021

Brisbane Set To Be Named 2032 Olympics Host Next Month

Associated Press (AP)

The Australian city's victory already looked certain after it was put on the fast track in February by being named the preferred candidate without a formal opponent.

21 May, 2021

Top seed Dominic Thiem Eliminated By Cameron Norrie In Lyon, Casper Ruud Run Goes On At Geneva Open

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Dominic Thiem fell to Cameron Norrie on a day of upsets at the Lyon Open, while Casper Ruud advanced to another semi-final at the Geneva Open.

19 May, 2021

Roger Federer Loses To Pablo Andujar, Suffers Another Swift Exit On Clay-court Return

Stats Perform

Tennis superstar Roger Federer is struggling to rediscover his best form in 2021 after missing most of last year with injury.

29 April, 2021

UK, USA, Singapore… 'Indian Strain' Of Covid Found In 17 Countries: WHO

Outlook Web Bureau

The WHO said that studies have highlighted that the spread of the second wave has been much faster than the first in India.

27 April, 2021

Covid-19 Situation In India 'Beyond Heartbreaking': WHO Chief

Associated Press (AP)

WHO has redeployed more than 2,000 staff to support the country's response on the ground and is helping authorities with efforts including vaccination.


24 March, 2021

Sepp Blatter Banned By FIFA A 2nd Time For Financial Wrongdoing

Associated Press (AP)

FIFA said its ethics committee banned both Blatter and former secretary general Jérôme Valcke for six years and eight months for self-dealing in awarding themselves contractual bonuses

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, MoS Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and others leave after an all party meeting ahead of the Winter Session of the...

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President Ram Nath Kovind presents certificate at the first convocation of the University of Patanjali in Haridwar.

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A worker prepares Trinamool Congress (TMC) party flag ahead of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) election, in Kolkata.

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BJP activists celebrate their party's victory in Tripura Municipal Elections, outside state party office in Kolkata.

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Tourists visit the historic Taj Mahal, in Agra.

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Let's Talk About Ageism And Sexism In Indian Films, A Zillionth Time!

While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry

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T20 World Cup 2021 Analysis: David Warner And Mitchell Marsh - Tale Of Two Comebacks

Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.

Nov 15, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Education In India During Covid-19: Challenges Faced And Solutions For A Post-Pandemic Era

As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.

Nov 11, 2021 Shekhar Mehta

T20 World Cup Review: Jaded By An Excess Of Cricket, India Were On An Inevitable Path To Doom

India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.

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