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  • International students from 200 universities across China again demand a clear date for their return

    International students from over 200 universities across China have again demanded a clear date for their return to their universities who have been stuck outside the country for the last one year. Venting out their frustration and despair in another open letter, they argued that they can not keep paying school fees for online degrees […]

    World Bank to provide USD 500 million to Bangladesh for improving Road and Digital Connectivity

    The government of Bangladesh signed an agreement with the World Bank for the upgradation of rural  roads and connectivity in the western region on Monday. The project is expected to benefit over 20 million people in the western region of Bangladesh. The project will help upgrade the 48 kilometre two-lane Jashore-Jhenaidah road to a modern […]

    France closes borders to most non-EU travel due to continuously high infection rate and new mutations of coronavirus

    France will close its borders to non-European Union countries for all except essential travel starting Sunday. However, French Prime Minister Jean Castex has resisted imposing a widely anticipated third lockdown. Testing requirements from inside the EU will also be tightened. The French Prime Minister said that “the next few days will be decisive” in terms […]

    India gifted over 55 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines to its neighbours since Jan 20

    India has gifted over 55 lakh doses of COVID 19 vaccines to its neighbours and extended neighbourhood since the 20th of January this year. This includes 1.5 lakh doses to Bhutan, 1 lakh to Maldives, 10 lakh to Nepal, 20 lakh to Bangladesh, 15 lakh to Myanmar, 1 lakh to Mauritius, 50 thousand to Seychelles, […]

    Indian American Congressman Ami Bera re-named as Chair of House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee

    In the US, veteran Indian-American Congressman Ami Bera has been re-elected as chairman of the House Foreign Subcommittee on Asia, Pacific, Central Asia and Non-proliferation. In a statement, Bera said, he is honored to be elected again to Chair the House Foreign Subcommittee. He said, Asia continues to be the most consequential region for American […]

    WHO led experts’ team set to begin its investigations in Wuhan

    The World Health Organization (WHO) team of 13 experts is set to start its field visits and conduct investigations into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic as it will technically complete its 14 days quarantine on 28th January in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which last year was the epicenter of the global COVID-19 outbreak […]

    Chancellor Angela Merkel invites US President Joe Biden to visit Germany as soon as pandemic situation allows

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday invited US President Joe Biden to visit Germany as soon as the pandemic situation allows.  Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert said, in their first phone call since the Democrat took office, Merkel and the new US leader spoke about the importance of working together in the fight against COVID-19. The German […]

    WHO’s Special Envoy on Covid-19 David Nabarro says people should expect to see more coronavirus mutations

    The World Health Organization’s Special Envoy on Covid-19, David Nabarro, said people should expect to see more coronavirus mutations, but at present there is no evidence to suggest vaccinations will become ineffective.  Talking to a TV channel that scientists were now looking in more detail at the UK variant following reports that it could be […]

    Biden administration aims to have enough vaccine for most Americans by summertime

    Biden’s administration will purchase 100 million doses each of the vaccines made by Pfizer Inc and BioNTech, and Moderna Inc, increasing the overall total doses to 600 million, with delivery expected by summer. The previous purchase target was 400 million doses. Each vaccine requires two doses per person to be fully effective, suggesting the new […]

    UK becomes first European nation to surpass over one lakh Covid-19 deaths

    In United Kingdom, more than one lakh people have died with COVID-19. The toll has risen by an average of over 1,000 per day for the past seven days. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he took “full responsibility” for the government’s actions, saying they truly did everything they could. He said he is deeply sorry […]