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

Oct 21, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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

WHO Technical Group To Meet On Oct 26 To Consider EUL Of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin

Oct 18, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

If a product submitted for assessment is found to meet the criteria for listing, the WHO will publish the results widely.

US Reaffirms Support For Easing WTO Rules On COVID Vaccines

The World Health Organization says that the vast majority of COVID-19 vaccines — largely produced in the U.S., Europe and Asia — have gone to the world’s richest countries, while developing nations have had relatively little access to them.

Mental Health Day 2021: Challenges, Promises, Achivements

Oct 10, 2021 Nandini Nair

WHO, WFMH stress on a greater understanding of mental health issues, bridging the rich-poor gap vis-à-vis accessing medical help for disorders in a pandemic-hit world

World's First Malaria Vaccine Offers Glimmer Of Hope, UN Says Africa Should Get It First

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it 'a historic moment' after a meeting in which two of the UN health agency's expert advisory groups endorsed using the vaccine.

23 September, 2021

Taliban's Envoy To UN Requests Quick Recognition

Associated Press (AP)

If no world recognition of the Taliban comes by Monday, Afghan Ambassador Ghulam Isaczai will give the address to the UN General Assembly.

22 September, 2021

Explained: What are the WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines

Outlook Bureau

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday released its revised Air Quality Guidelines, the first update since 2005.

22 September, 2021

India Ranks Third Among Most Polluted Asian Countries

Outlook Bureau

India last revised its air pollution standards in 2009, which have been more relaxed in comparison to WHO's prescribed guidelines and other Asian countries.

22 September, 2021

New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines To Save Millions Of Lives

Outlook Bureau

The revised guidelines recommend new air quality levels to protect the health of populations, by reducing levels of key air pollutants, some of which also contribute to climate change

22 September, 2021

WHO Chief Lauds India's Decision To Resume Export Of Covid-19 Vaccines

Outlook Web Bureau

The Indian Government discontinued vaccine exports under the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme when it was hit by the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

18 September, 2021

Nurtured And Nourished Minds Are More Productive, Start Early And Sustain Through Lifecourse

Dr Shweta Khandelwal

Science shows that malnutrition in early life, often manifested in form of stunting, is associated with adverse consequences in later life for morbidity and mortality, non-communicable diseases, learning capacity and productivity.


11 September, 2021

Amid Talk Of Boosters, Global Vaccine Disparity Gets Sharper

Associated Press (AP)

The dramatic contrast highlights the vast disparity around the world. In the developing world, supply is limited and uncertain.Just over 3 per cent of people across Africa have been fully vaccinated, and health officials and citizens often have little idea what will be available from one day to the next.

02 September, 2021

The New Mu Variant Of COVID-19 Could Be More Vaccine-Resistant: WHO

Outlook Web Desk

Mu - also known by its scientific name as B.1.621 - was first identified in Colombia in January 2021, and since then, there have been "sporadic reports" of cases and some larger outbreaks in South America and Europe

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.

19 August, 2021

WHO Africa: COVID-19 Booster Shots Make 'Mockery' Of Equity

Associated Press (AP)

U.S. health officials on Wednesday announced plans to dispense COVID-19 booster shots to all Americans amid the surging delta variant and signs that vaccines' effectiveness is slipping.

14 August, 2021

Sri Lanka To Import Medical Oxygen From India As WHO Predicts Resurgence Of Covid-19

Outlook Web Desk

Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi told reporters that 100 metric tonnes of oxygen would be imported from India next week and more orders would be placed depending on the need.

13 August, 2021

Indonesia's Army Stops 'Virginity Tests On Female Recruits

Associated Press (AP)

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Andika Perkasa said the army will no longer subject women to invasive tests in which the inspectors used their fingers to assess whether the hymen was intact.


06 August, 2021

China Pledges 2 Billion Vaccines Globally Through Year's End

Associated Press (AP)

President Xi Jinping, who made the announcement, also promised to donate USD100 million to COVAX, the program that aims to distribute vaccines to low- and middle-income countries.

Photo Gallery

A police personnel during a mock-drill conducted by Delhi Police, to check anti-terror prepardeness at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.

PTI Photo /Vijay Verma

Newly elected President of Akhada Parishad Mahant Ravindra Puri with Akhada Parishad General Secretary Mahant Hari Giri and sadhus, performs the 'Ganga Pujan' ritual at Sangam, in Prayagraj.

PTI Photo

Wrestlers in action during the state level wrestling tournament at Babura Village in Mirzapur.

PTI Photo

Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala with Jitendra Singh talks to media after meeting Election Commissioner, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Jitendra Singh comes out from Election Commission office, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan

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Virat Kohli’s Abrasive Leadership Style Gave Indian Cricket A New Dimension

Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader

Sep 20, 2021 Arijit Ghosh

Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu