Covid-19 vaccination milestone: Entire world looking up to India after our success, says PM Modi

The PM exhorted that the country needs to institutionalise the best practices learnt during the last one and a half years. PM Modi interacted with the domestic vaccine manufacturers at Lok Kalyan Marg. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday praised efforts of Indian vaccine manufacturers, which, he said, resulted in the country crossing the milestone … Read more

Vaccine production boost: Biological E to get $50-million US funding

The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) will furnish $ 50 million to Biological E Limited to increase its Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity. A media invitation from the US Consulate said the chief operating officer of the DFC David Marchick and Biological E MD Mahima Datla will formalise the financing agreement on October 25. Biologic … Read more

Mythological villains: 7 most popular villains of Indian mythology

Amid the festive season, we bring you Indian mythology’s most popular villains. By Reya Mehrotra To say that a villain is purely evil would be untrue. Every villain, even though he commits ghastly sins, has several shades in his or her character. Indian mythology has several such examples in which the act of a character … Read more

Mile Sur Mera Tumhara 2.0: New version of the nostalgic unity song

The new versions of unity songs intend to capture the soul of the original and reinforce the core values of a secular, diverse India For those born in the 80s or early 90s, there’s a fair bit of nostalgia associated with unity and freedom songs. Some of the most uplifting and memorable lyrical tributes of … Read more

Shaving the truth | Book Review — The Afghanistan Papers: A Secret History of the War by Craig Whitlock

The unalloyed story of the US war in Afghanistan is recounted with journalistic rigour and the diligence of a committed researcher in the book (AP Photo) Truth, it is often averred, is the first casualty in war, and this phrase has a special resonance in relation to the US-led global war on terror (GWOT) that … Read more

As UK lists Covid-19 Delta AY.2.4 as Variant Under Investigation, how are vaccine companies preparing for escape mutations?

So far, the first generation of Covid-19 vaccines that have been released by the three companies are holding up strong against the known variants of the virus Coronavirus variants: Since the coronavirus vaccines began rolling out, there has been discussion around mutations and strains that might be able to escape from the vaccine-generated immune response. … Read more

Climate change: First-ever US intel report on global warming includes India in 11 highly vulnerable nations — check details

The report also has a section which argues about who bears the responsibility to act. US intel report on climate change: The US intelligence’s assessment of climate change has come out and as per the report, India and Pakistan are among the 11 highly vulnerable countries in terms of their ability to prepare for as … Read more

In India’s 100 crore jab success, Delhi becomes first city to administer 2-crore Covid vaccine doses

It is pertinent to note that the country recently achieved the milestone of administering 100 crore doses of Coronavirus vaccine since the beginning of the Coronavirus vaccine drive at the beginning of this year. National capital Delhi is the only city in the country to have achieved the milestone of administering 2 crore doses of … Read more

After Durga Puja celebrations, Bengal reports steady Covid surge for third consecutive day

Although the state’s positivity rate improved from 2.52% on Thursday, at 2.10%, it is still higher than the national average. (File) West Bengal’s Covid-19 caseload surged for a third consecutive day as the state recorded 846 fresh cases and 12 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the health department said in its daily bulletin. Experts … Read more