Britain government on January 17 announced that the G-7 summit will be held from June 11-13, 2021, at Cornwall, UK. The meeting will address challenges like climate change and recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. While the G7 summit will be represented by its members countries - UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, US and the European Union, British PM Boris Johnson said presence of attending partners, India, Australia and South Korea,… read-more
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Amidst the fear of a new COVID-19 strain spreading in the UK, BioNTech CEO Ugur Sahin said that the company has "Scientific confidence" that Pfizer vaccine will work against the new variant as well. However, the efficacy can be confirmed only after studies, he added. Moreover, the company is ready to make changes in the vaccine to tackle the new strain of COVID-19, subject to the approval by the regulators.
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Extending monetary support towards the underprivileged countries during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Gates Foundation has pledged a contribution of $250M. The Foundation will spend some part of it for vaccinations in the Sub-Saharan African region and South Asian countries. According to the Gates Foundation in Africa, the funds will help 780M people. "The innovational drug or the vaccine will only save lives if it reaches to all the parts of… read-more
Bahrain has become the second country to approve the emergency use of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine after the UK. However, the country has not mentioned when the vaccination drive will start or how many doses it has ordered. The decision was taken amid Bahrain already giving nod to emergency use of Chinese vaccine developed by Sinopharm. It has also vaccinated about 6,000 people with the Sinopharm-made vaccine.
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Giving a green signal to the Pfizer vaccine on December 2, the UK has become the first country to approve a COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine, which has been developed jointly by Germany based BioNTech SE and Pfizer Inc. will be available in the UK from the next week. The UK government stated that the vaccine has fulfilled Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency's strict standards of safety, quality, and effectiveness.
Releasing an official statement, US Attorney General William Barr said the Department of Justice and Department Of Homeland Security have found nothing that suggests fraud in the US elections. However, the investigation being done is yet to conclude. Meanwhile, Trump is still tweeting about the fraud in elections. Trump's election lawyers, in a joint statement, said that Barr's statements were made "without any knowledge".
For violating COVID-19 guidelines by protesting in groups during the pandemic, 155 people have been arrested by the London Police. The group named 'Save Our Rights UK' has protested against the lockdown and stay-at-home guidelines on November 28, which are extended till December 2 by the London Government. The arrests have been made on the grounds of assaulting a police officer, carrying drugs, and for violating the COVID-19 precautionary… read-more
President Donald Trump's election campaign had demanded a recount of votes in the two democratic countries of Wisconsin which costed around $3 Million. However, the recount in Milwaukee County led Joe Biden exceed 132 votes and the recount at Dane County will finish by November 29. "The recount demonstrates what we already know: that elections in Milwaukee County are fair, transparent, accurate and secure,” said Milwaukee County Clerk George… read-more
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Nepal Foreign Ministry confirmed the one day visit of China's Defence Minister Wei Fenghe in Nepal on November 29. The ministry's confirmation comes after the Indian Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan concluded his two-day visit to Nepal. Fenghe is scheduled to meet the Nepal's PM KP Sharma Oli and the Chief of Army General Purna Chandra Thapa, regarding the ongoing political rift between the parties.
Terming recent US Presidential elections "fraud", POTUS Donald Trump has called the country's voting system "like a third-world country" on November 26. President Trump said if Joe Biden is officially confirmed as the winner of the elections, he will leave the White House. He added, "There will be a lot of things happening between now and (January) 20th." Moreover, he urged the Republican supporters to "to turn the election over."