World’s only single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, will soon undergo clinical trials in India. Reportedly, J&J have sought permission from CDSCO (Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation) to start bridging clinical trials with a small number of participants. Moreover, it has partnered with Biological E to broaden its manufacturing in India. Notably, the bridging trials prove only the safety and… read-more
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The World Air Forces Report has revealed that India, with 2,119 active fleet, stands fourth among the countries having strongest air force in the world. The list has been topped by the USA with 13,232 active fleet. Moreover, Russia with 4,143 and China owning 3,260 aircrafts have been ranked second and third respectively. The report published by Flight International and Embraer ranked S-Korea, Japan, Pakistan and France on fifth, sixth,… read-more
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India is likely to sign $3-billion deal to purchase 30 armed drones 'MQ-9B Predator' from the US in April 2021, as per the officials. The deal aims to strengthen India's military presence in sea and at land amid rising tensions with China and Pakistan. Capable of carrying a payload of about 1,700 kilograms, the MQ-9B Predator drones can remain in air for up to 48 hours. As of now, India has only surveillance-bound drones.
Over half a million undocumented Indian immigrants are the third largest contributor to the US economy with a collective spending power of $15.5 billion, revealed an American think-tank's report. As for the spending power, India ranked second since undocumented Mexicans topped the chart with $82.2 billion. El Salvador ($11.5bn), Guatemala ($9.1bn) and Honduras ($6.4bn) followed India in the chart. The report also stated Indian immigrants… read-more
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A proposal to renew the H-1B visa was put forward in the US' House of Representatives by Republican Congressmen Mo Brooks, Matt Gaetz, and Lance Gooden. Reportedly, the bill states a foreign worker won't be given H-1B visa unless the employer files an application with the Secretary of Labor. Brooks said, “The bill will require employers to pay any H1B workers a minimum amount of USD 110,000".
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Lawyer-turned entrepreneur Meena Harris has been reportedly asked by the White House team not to use Vice President Kamala Harris's name for personal gain. Meena had used her aunt's - the Vice President of the US - likeness to sell products of her company. However, an White House informed that her "behavior needs to change." Reportedly, Meena Harris has been constantly speaking on India's farmers' protest and criticized the Indian Government… read-more
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Kamala Harris' ancestral home in Tamil Nadu's Thulasenthirapuram Painganaadu village is rejoicing as she will be taking oath as America's Vice President on January 20. The village has started celebrating her term's commencement 12 hours earlier than the scheduled time of 10 PM (IST) on January 20. Reportedly, nearly 200 villagers will be offering prayers at the Sri Dharmasastha Temple followed by bursting of crackers and distribution of … read-more
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Witnessing lower turnout of domestic COVID-19 patients, Sardar Patel COVID care centre in Delhi has begun admitting people coming from abroad as well. The world's biggest COVID centre took the decision after ratio between its medical staff and patients became quite large with 10 medicos per patient. Currently, there are a total of 20 foreign patients admitted to the centre. However, officials stated that no patient has tested positive for new… read-more
As the microblogging site Twitter banned US President Donald Trump, its stock tumbled 12% on January 11, wiping out a whopping $5 billion of market capitalization. The shares nosedived as investors became concerned of boycotts and withdrawals of users from the site due to politics. Twitter had banned Trump's account having nearly 88 million followers last week. Moreover, Facebook has also suspended Trump's account till January 20.
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Hollywood actor and California's former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, via a video on January 10, slammed the out-going US President Donald Trump over the Washington's Capitol riots. Accusing Trump of fomenting a coup with lies, the actor called him "a failed leader" and the "worst President". Arnold also compared the violence to the Nazi menace and warned the Americans to be "aware of the dire consequences of selfishness and cynicism".