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COVID-19 vaccines effective against most SARS-CoV-2 variants: Study

Image Source : AP The results suggest that booster shots can be effective in warding off SARS-CoV-2, the researchers said. (Representational Image) COVID-19 vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer provide protection against multiple variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the highly infectious Delta variant, according to a study. The findings, published ...

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Indian Army chief General Naravane arrives in Sri Lanka to boost bilateral defence ties

Image Source : PTI Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane arrived in Sri Lanka’s Colombo on Tuesday on an official visit during which he will meet the top civilian and military leadership of Sri Lanka and discuss avenues for further enhancing bilateral defence ...

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UN chief urges Taliban to keep promises; allow women to work, girls to access all levels of education

Image Source : AP United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at a high-level meeting at UN headquarters Warning that Afghanistan is facing “a make-or-break moment,” the United Nations chief on Monday urged the world to prevent the country’s economy from collapsing. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also appealed to the Taliban to ...

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Southwest Airlines cancels over 350 flights following major disruptions; passengers left stranded

Image Source : AP Passengers wait in line at the Southwest Airlines ticket counter at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport More than 350 flights of Southwest Airlines were cancelled on Monday, which left scores of passengers stranded and steaming from California to the East Coast. The flights were cancelled following ...

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PM Modi, British counterpart Boris Johnson discuss vaccine certification, trade, climate

Image Source : PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his British counterpart Boris Johnson Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson spoke over the phone on Monday during which they took stock of India-UK trade and defence talks, opening up of international travel between the two countries and ...

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Nobel Prize for economics awarded to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens

Image Source : TWITTER/ @NOBELPRIZE Nobel Prize for economics awarded to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens Three U.S-based economists won the 2021 Nobel prize for economics on Monday for work on drawing conclusions from unintended experiments, or so-called “natural experiments.” David Card of the University of California at ...

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