US relents, says it will support patent waivers on Covid vaccines

United States on Tuesday announced it will support waiver of intellectual property protection on Covid-19 vaccines to help end the coronavirus pandemic. US Trade Representative Katherine Tai made the announcement after pressure from developing countries and liberal and progressive lawmakers in the US while disclosing that Washington will actively participate…

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Bengaluru Police arrest 3 for black marketing hospital beds amid COVID-19 spike

BJP MP Tejasvi Surya alleged that hospitals in the city ‘blocked’ at least 4,065 beds in fake names to make a killing at a time when COVID-19 cases were rising in the country and Karnataka. These beds are blocked in the name of asymptomatic patients who are in home isolation….

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Teams Deployed To Identify Delhi’s Covid Super-Spreader Spots Amid Spike

A day after Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Anil Baijal directed officials to conduct a survey of the COVID super-spreader spots in the national capital, teams were deployed in several districts to… Read More | Source: NDTV News…

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US Backs Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver Plan Proposed By India, South Africa

US President Joe Biden’s administration on Wednesday announced support for a global waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines, offering hope to poor nations that have struggled to access the… Read More | Source: NDTV News…

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“Monumental Moment”: WHO Chief Hails US Support For Vaccine Patent Waiver

World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday hailed the United States’ support for a global waiver on patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines, describing it as a… Read More | Source: NDTV News…

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Third wave of COVID-19 ‘inevitable’, says top govt adviser; virus kills record 3,780 in 24 hrs

Third wave of COVID-19 ‘inevitable’, says top govt adviser; virus kills record 3,780 in 24 hrs …

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Colombia’s bloody protests could be a warning to the region

Tensions have hardly dissipated in Colombia after President Ivan Duque withdrew a controversial fiscal reform proposal this weekend. Six days of protests had seen at least 19 people killed and hundreds injured. Now, the demonstrations have evolved into a broader popular show of anger. Read More | Source: CNN…

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TRIPS pact waiver for tackling COVID-19 to help save lives, recover trade: India to WTO

New Delhi, May 5 A temporary waiver of certain provisions of intellectual property rights’ agreement for tackling COVID-19 will help in saving valuable human lives and accelerate the recovery of global trade and world GDP, according to Brajendra Navnit, Indian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation. The…

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Video: BJP’s Tejasvi Surya’s Expose On Covid Bed Scam Takes Communal Turn

After BJP MP Tejasvi Surya’s big reveal on what he called a “bed-blocking scandal” in Bengaluru, blaming his own party-controlled civic body, a video has exposed shocking communal comments made in his… Read More | Source: NDTV News…

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