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By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective and safe: FDA staff

(Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine appeared safe and effective in trials, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) staff said in documents published on Wednesday, paving the way More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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India plans new social media controls after Twitter face-off

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Chafing from a dispute with Twitter, India plans to oblige social media companies to erase contentious content fast and assist investigations, according to a draft regulation. FILE PHOTO: More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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TN govt orders probe into sexual harassment charge against senior IPS officer

Chennai, Feb 24 (PTI): The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday placed a DGP rank official under ”compulsory wait” following a sexual harassment charge against him, reportedly by a subordinate woman officer, More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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Maharashtra reports 8,807 new coronavirus cases, 80 deaths

Mumbai, Feb 24 (PTI) The rise in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra continued unabated on Wednesday with the state reporting 8,807 new infections, taking its total count to 21,21,119, the health department said. A woman More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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New COVID-19 strains not ‘more infectious’, need to aggressively monitor situation: AIIMS Director

New Delhi [India], February 24 (ANI): With two new strains of Covid-19, one each from the UK and Brazil, confirmed in a number of states, AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria on Wednesday said that vaccines will be able More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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India renames world’s largest cricket stadium after PM Modi

Ahmedabad, India (Reuters): India renamed the world’s largest cricket stadium after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, a move that drew immediate praise and criticism. Workers install a hoarding renaming More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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RBI has ‘major concerns’ over cryptocurrencies: Governor Shaktikanta Das

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has “major concerns” about cryptocurrencies, Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Wednesday, flagging potential risks to financial stability. FILE PHOTO: More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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All above 60 years of age, 45-plus with other illnesses to get COVID-19 vaccine from March 1

New Delhi [India], February 24 (ANI): The second phase of COVID-19 vaccination in India will begin from March 1, in which people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with comorbidities will be vaccinated, More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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Gold falls Rs 148, silver declines Rs 886

New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Gold prices on Wednesday fell Rs 148 to Rs 46,307 per 10 grams in the national capital, due to overnight selling in global prices and rupee appreciation, according to HDFC Securities. The More...

By Manisha Sen On Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
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Uttarakhand: Culture Department Director files complaint against Secretary in-charge for harassment

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India], February 24 (ANI): Director of State Culture Department Beena Bhatt has filed a complaint with Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi against Secretary in-charge Dilip Jawalkar accusing More...