Swiss National Bank

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Indians' Deposits Reach 14-Year-High Nearly Rs 30,500 Crore In Swiss Banks

According to Switzerland's central bank annual report on June 16, funds deposited in Swiss banks by Indian individuals and corporations reached a 14-year high of 3.83 billion Swiss francs (about Rs 30,500 crore) in 2021. This was owing to significant growth in assets via securities and consumer deposits. The sum of money in Indian… read-more

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 - 11:13 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: India, Funds, swiss bank, deposits, Switzerland

Courtesy: Zee News

Monkeypox virus blood sample

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Belgium, The First Country To Impose A Mandatory 21-Day Monkeypox Quarantine

Belgium is the first European country to impose a 21-day quarantine for monkeypox patients. This follows the discovery of the first monkeypox case in Switzerland on May 21. Currently, 14 countries, including four in Belgium, have reported recurrent outbreaks of the virus. All of the incidents were traced back to a festival in Antwerp, Belgium's port city.

Mon, 23 May 2022 - 12:37 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Monkeypox, Belgium, Quarantine, Switzerland, Europe

Courtesy: DNA INDIA

Indian Drugs

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India-Manufactured COVID-19 Drugs Seized In Switzerland; Illegally Exported

The Swiss Agency for Therapeutic Products (Swissmedic) has seized illegal drugs exported from India to Switzerland. However, about 150 packages out of 9,421 were connected with the COVID-19 related drug. Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine and erectile stimulants were recovered, reported a Swiss Government Agency. "Half of the illegally sold preparations do not contain what they claim to contain,'' stated Swissmedic.

Tue, 22 Feb 2022 - 03:01 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: Health, illegal drugs, India made, seizure, Switzerland

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Suicide Pop

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Switzerland Government Approves Suicide Pod For Peaceful Death

The Switzerland Government approved 'suicide pod' for an easy death. Known as "Sarco Capsule," this suicide pop will let people fall asleep, leading to a coma-death. The 3D Printed Capsule allows the person to lie down comfortably and press the button leading to death. However, it is manufactured by a nonprofit 'Exit International company', providing painless death. Furthermore, assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland with over 1,300… read-more

Tue, 07 Dec 2021 - 07:50 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Suicide Pop, Switzerland, Assisted Suicide, Government, Suicide

Courtesy: Business Insider

LGBTQ+ Community Flag with rings

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Referendum To Decide Future Of Same Sex Marriages In Switzerland

Among the few Western-European-nations that still prohibit gay marriage, Switzerland will hold a vote to decide the legal status of same-sex marriage and foster children on September 26. Swiss Parliament and the federal government have accepted the law but the opposition has demanded a referendum on the subject. Married lesbian couples can have children through artificial insemination, which is currently permitted only for married… read-more

Sun, 26 Sep 2021 - 02:28 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Switzerland, Same Sex Marriage, Referendum, Votes, Homosexual, Artificial Insemination

Courtesy: The Hindu

Swiss Banking.

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Good News! Switzerland To Release Data Of Indian Owned Assets

Under the Automatic Exchange of Information pact with Switzerland, India will receive the third set of details about its citizen's accounts in swiss banks by September. Moreover, Switzerland will share information regarding real estate properties owned by the Indians for the first time. Reportedly, it'll help India to impose taxes on the income from such sources. While Switzerland will try to mitigate the allegation of safe haven for black… read-more

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 - 06:28 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: swiss bank, Black Money, Real Estate, Switzerland

Courtesy: WION News

Covishield Vaccine

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Switzerland Along With 8 EU Nations Clear Covishield For Travel Pass

Serum Institute of India's Covishield vaccine is cleared for a travel pass in eight EU nations- Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Estonia, Iceland, Ireland, Spain, and Switzerland. Amidst issues of Covishield's travel pass clearance, Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute tweeted on June 28, "I have taken this up at the highest levels and hope to resolve this matter soon." In the past, EMA had cleared only four vaccines. 

Thu, 01 Jul 2021 - 04:59 PM / by Aditi Chavan

Tags: COVISHIELD, Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawalla, European Union, Switzerland, travel pass

Courtesy: NDTV


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Switzerland Lifts Ban Over International Travel For Vaccinated Citizens

Switzerland's Federal Council of Public Health announced that people from India along with other countries can take entry in Switzerland if fully vaccinated. However, the rest of the people will have to present a negative PCR test or rapid antigen test and will have to undergo quarantine. Reportedly, the officials are planning to lift COVID restrictions, reopen restaurants, offices, and large-scale events.

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 - 09:23 PM / by Sohini Mandal

Tags: Switzerland, Travel, Covid-19 Vaccine, COVID-19 outbreak

Courtesy: The Times of India


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Switzerland Allows Fully Vaccinated Visitors From India

Switzerland has eased the COVID-19 restrictions from June 26, and has allowed the entry of travellers from other countries including India. People who have been vaccinated and fully recovered with COVID-19 will now be permitted without the need for a negative test report or quarantine. The information about the same was shared by the Swiss government’s Federal Council of Public Health.

Tue, 29 Jun 2021 - 04:35 PM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: Switzerland, Covid-19, variant, Quarantine

Courtesy: NDTV

Facial Coverings

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Switzerland Votes To Ban Full Facial Covering In Public Places

A controversial referendum that sought a complete ban on full facial covering, including the niqab and burqa, in Switzerland gained 51.12% of the total votes in favour. The approval means that the facial covering will be banned in all public places. However, it will still be allowed at sacred and religious places. Interestingly, the proposal has been criticized widely by human rights and civic groups as a measure of protecting religious… read-more

Mon, 08 Mar 2021 - 05:58 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Switzerland, Facial Coverings, Burqa, World news

Courtesy: Live Mint