COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: Govt must take cue from global examples, roll out targeted information campaigns

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Intl students can file OPT forms online, says USCIS

A recent move by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will benefit the nearly 2 lakh Indian students in the US and other international students. USCIS has announced that F-1 visa holders (students enrolled in a degree course) can apply for the optional practical training (OPT) sanction online. In…

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Chetan Sakariya: From struggling to meet expenses to IPL stardom

Earlier this year, Chetan Sakariya and his family overcame the death of his younger brother, who had committed suicide. These have been harsh enough tests to endure early in life, especially for someone who’s just turned 23. Rajasthan Royals director of cricket operations Kumar Sangakkar was all praise for the…

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WHO calls for ‘reality check’ as global Covid-19 cases surge for seventh week

The World Health Organization has warned that the world needs a “reality check” on the state of the pandemic, as countries abandon restrictions despite four weeks of rising deaths and seven weeks of rising cases globally. Read More | Source: CNN…

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Analysis: China’s ‘little blue men,’ the navy Beijing won’t admit exists

• China sends 25 warplanes into Taiwan’s air defense zone, Taipei says
• Dramatic videos show Chinese naval exercises amid rising tensions over Taiwan Read More | Source: CNN…

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UK Covid Variant More Transmissible, But Doesn’t Increase Severity: Study

The novel coronavirus variant first identified in the UK is not associated with more severe illness and death, but appears to lead to higher viral load which makes it more transmissible, suggests an… Read More | Source: NDTV News…

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India gets third Covid-19 vaccine as DGCI approves Russia’s Sputnik V for emergency use

Sputnik V Vaccine: India's drug regulator has granted permission for the restricted emergency use of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine 'Sputnik V' with certain conditions, paving the way for a third vaccine to be available in the country, sources said on Monday. The approval by the Drugs Controller General of India…

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UK Covid Variant Not Linked To More Serious Infections: Study

The English variant of the novel coronavirus does not increase the severity of Covid-19 compared to other strains, according to research published Tuesday that also confirmed its increased… Read More | Source: NDTV News…

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CBSE Board Exam 2021: Politicians, Actor support students’ demand to cancel exams amid rising COVID-19 cases

Over 1 lakh students have signed an online petition on Change.org demanding the cancellation and postponement of the CBSE board exams. Read More | Source: Zee News…

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French Foreign Minister To Begin 3-Day India Visit From Tomorrow

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will begin a three-day visit to India on Tuesday to boost cooperation in a range of key areas, including in the Indo-Pacific region. Read More | Source: NDTV News…

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Pentagon chief declares ‘ironclad’ US commitment to Israel

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday declared an “enduring and ironclad” American commitment to Israel, reinforcing support at a tense time in Israeli politics and amid questions about the Biden administration’s efforts to revive nuclear negotiations with Israel’s archenemy, Iran. Read More | Source: Times of India…

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