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  • US President Joe Biden signs 1.9 trillion dollar coronavirus rescue package into law

    US President Joe Biden has signed the 1.9 trillion dollar coronavirus rescue package into law, marking a significant legislative accomplishment as the new administration looks to shepherd the country through the pandemic.  President Biden, who signed the bill alongside Vice President Kamala Harris in the Oval Office, characterized the measure as historic legislation aimed at […]

    Pope Francis visits parts of northern Iraq on 3rd day of his historic trip to country

    Pope Francis is visiting parts of northern Iraq that were held by Islamic State (IS) terrorists on the third day of his historic trip to the country. Christians were among those targeted by IS when they seized the region in 2014, carrying out human rights abuses.  The Pope prayed among ruined churches in Mosul, the […]

    40 scholars from six countries recommended for award of India Science, Research Fellowship 2021

    Forty scholars from six countries have been recommended for the award of India Science and Research Fellowship 2021. This provides an opportunity to the researchers to use state of the art facilities available in Indian institutes and universities for carrying out their research.  As a part of India’s initiative to engage with neighbouring countries to […]

    Hong Kong police detains 47 pro-democracy activists

    In Hong Kong, police has detained 47 pro-democracy activists today under the territory’s controversial national security law. This is one of the largest known crackdowns on dissenters. The police has slapped the activists with charges of conspiracy to commit subversion. The 47 activists were asked to report to police stations for detention ahead of court […]

    India, Brazil will continue to work to further advance our space collaboration: EAM S Jaishankar

    External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has congratulated Foreign Minister of Brazil Ernesto Araújo for successful launch of Amazonia-1 on ISRO’s PSLVC51 Mission. In a tweet, Dr Jaishankar said, India and Brazil will continue to work to further advance our space collaboration.

    USA: Food and Drug Administration formally approves single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. This is the third vaccine to be authorised in the country. The vaccine is set to be a cost-effective alternative to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and can be stored in a refrigerator instead of a freezer. The […]

    China celebrates traditional ‘Lantern Festival’

    China is celebrating its traditional Lantern festival today. Celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, the Lantern Festival traditionally marks the end of the Chinese New Year also known as ‘Spring Festival’ period. In 2021, China ushered into Lunar New Year – the ‘Year of the Ox’ on 12th February. The […]

    US Prez Joe Biden’s CIA nominee William Burns calls China “a formidable, authoritarian adversary”

    US President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency CIA, William Burns, told a Senate committee yesterday that he saw competition with China – and countering its “adversarial, predatory” leadership – as the key to U.S. national security. A former career diplomat during both Democratic and Republican administrations, Burns is expected […]

    At least 75 inmates killed in simultaneous fights in 3 jails

    In Ecuador, at least 75 inmates have been killed in simultaneous fights in three jails. There are reports that a number of police officers were also injured. According to media reports, the military and riot police have been deployed in an effort to quell the violence which started yesterday. Some media reports say that the […]

    ‘Amar Ekushey’ observed, four honoured with International Mother Language Award in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh observed the Language martyr’s day on Sunday with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President M Abdul Hamid paying tributes to the martyrs of the historic language movement by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka. Ministers, members of parliament, chief of armed services and several other dignitaries also paid tributes to the […]