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SpaceX and NASA decided to postpone its historic first astronaut launch


Florida:28/5/20: SpaceX and NASA decided to postpone its historic first astronaut launch on Wednesday due to severe weather in the region. NASA and SpaceX will do this all over again in three days. The next launch attempt is slated for Saturday, May 30, at 3:22 p.m. ET. Until then, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have headed back to quarantine. ...

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Dr. Harsh Vardhan elected as Chair of Executive Board of WHO


Newdelhi:22/5/20:The Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan has been elected as Chair of the Executive Board of World Health Organization for the year 2020-21. This took place today during the 147th session of the Executive Board, in a meeting that was virtually held. He has replaced Hiroki Nakatani of Japan. Accepting the Chair of the Executive ...

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Envoys of Seven Nations Present Credentials to President of India through Video Conferencing


Newdelhi:21/5/20: The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind accepted credentials from Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Senegal, Trinidad & Tobago, Mauritius, Australia, Cote d’Ivoire and Rwanda through video conference today (May 21, 2020). This was the first time in the history of Rashtrapati Bhavan that credentials were presented through the digital medium. The President ...

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An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck off Japan


Tokyo:19/5/20: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck off Japan’s Fukushima prefecture Tuesday, the weather agency here said. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), the temblor was centered offshore, with its epicenter at a latitude of 37.5 degrees north and a longitude of 141.5 degrees east, and at depth of 50 km, news agency reported. The weather agency ...

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India backs EU resolution at WHO for impartial, independent and comprehensive probe in Corona crisis


Newdelhi:18/5/20: India has backed a European Union resolution seeking a probe into the response of World Health Organization during the Coronavirus crisis around the world. It calls for an impartial, independent and comprehensive probe at the earliest to review the experience gained and lessons learnt from the WHO-coordinated international health response to COVID-19. The resolution has been presented to the ...

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US to donate ventilators to India


Newdelhi:16/5/20: United States President Donald Trump has announced on his twitter handle that the US will donate ventilators to India. He also underlined the close partnership between the two countries and called Prime Minister Narendra Modi his good friend. President Trump said the US and India are cooperating to develop a vaccine for COVID-19. He added, the US stands with ...

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$1 Billion from World Bank to Protect India’s Poorest from COVID-19

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Newdelhi:15/5/20: The Government of India and the World Bank today signed a $750 million of $1 billion proposed for Accelerating India’s COVID-19 Social Protection Response Programme to support India’s efforts at providing social assistance to the poor and vulnerable households, severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This takes the total commitment from the Bank towards emergency COVID-19 response in India to $2 billion. A $1 billion ...

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New breakthroughs in economy, trade, scientific research & other fields likely to emerge post COVID Scenario: Dr Jitendra Singh


Newdelhi:11/5/20:Union DoNER Minister of State (I/C) Dr Jitendra Singh said here today that new paradigms will emerge post-COVID, with a potential for new breakthroughs in economy, trade, scientific research and several other diverse areas. Addressing the Indo-Bangladesh “Virtual Conference” organised by ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) and attended, among others, by Minister of Commerce Bangladesh Tipu ...

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Global COVID-19 deaths reach 2,70,537


New Delhi:9/5/20: Global COVID-19 deaths have now reached 2,70,537, according to the Johns Hopkins University. A total of 38,77,914 cases have been reported from over 180 countries and regions across the world. The United States reported the most COVID-19 deaths at 75,852 among 1,259,777 cases. Italy and Britain’s deaths tolls crossed 30,000 while in France and Spain over 26,000 fatalities ...

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Flight carrying over 230 Indians from Singapore lands in Delhi under Vande Bharat Mission

Kochi: Airport staff carry out pre-departure checking of an Air India Express flight bound for UAE to bring back stranded Indian nationals, during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, in Kochi, Thursday, May 7, 2020. (PTI Photo)(PTI07-05-2020_000134B)

New Delhi:8/5/20: Air India’s first flight that took off from Singapore carrying 234 Indian nationals has landed in Delhi under Vande Bharat Mission. In a tweet, External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar welcomed them. He thanked Air India, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Bureau of Immigration and Delhi Government for cooperation and support. He also appreciated the exemplary effort of Team ...

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