Brazil: News

17 Feb 2023


Rio Carnival 2023: World's largest Carnival festival begins today

It's time for merrymaking and reveling in joy as the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro begins today, February 17.

12 Jan 2023

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters' 'mega protest' fizzles as authorities bolster security

To avoid another Sunday-like riot in Brazil, authorities bolstered security as social media flyers calling for a "mega-protest to retake power" in two dozen cities surfaced.

09 Jan 2023

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil: Pro-Bolsonaro rioters storm presidential palace, Congress, Supreme Court

In a reprise of the 2021 US Capitol riots, supporters of Brazil's far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro broke into the country's Congress, presidential palace, and Supreme Court on Sunday.

31 Oct 2022

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil presidential election: Lula da Silva defeats Bolsonaro

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has returned to power in Brazil after 20 years by defeating far-right incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro in a tight runoff election.

Decades after Bt cotton, GM mustard trials get GEAC nod

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC) has recommended the environmental release of the indigenously developed genetically modified (GM) mustard hybrid DMH-11 to the Ministry of Environment.

03 Oct 2022

Jair Bolsonaro

Brazil election: Lula da Silva to face Bolsonaro in run-off

The presidential election in Brazil will see a runoff competition between former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro on October 30.

03 Oct 2022


World Architecture Day 2022: 5 most unusual buildings ever

The world is full of masterminds who create masterpieces.

21 Sep 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 things to get home from your trip to Brazil

Garnering love for its grand carnivals, rich culture, stunning beaches, and the mammoth Amazon rainforest, Brazil is among the top travel destinations around the world.

09 Sep 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 unique hotels in Brazil where you must stay at

Popularly known around the world for its rich culture, stunning beaches, breathtaking waterfalls, colorful carnivals, and the magnificent Amazon rainforest, Brazil is worth including on your travel list.

02 Sep 2022

Jair Bolsonaro

Gun jams as man tries to assassinate Argentina's vice president

Argentina's Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner had a close shave with death when a man standing among her supporters outside her home tried to shoot her at point-blank range as she approached to greet them on Thursday evening.

19 Jul 2022


Brazilian Amazon lost 18 trees per second in 2021: Study

The Amazon Rainforest plays a primary role in regulating the world's carbon and oxygen cycles.

24 Jun 2022


Brazilian woman falls in love with a doll, delivers 'baby'

In a strange turn of events, a Brazilian woman, Meirivone Rocha Moraes, 37, fell in love with someone special.

23 Jun 2022


Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia dies after routine tonsil surgery

Former Miss Brazil Gleycy Correia died after suffering a brain hemorrhage and a heart attack following a routine tonsil removal surgery.

07 Feb 2022


Exploring the New Seven Wonders of the World

The New Seven Wonders of the World was a campaign launched in 2000 to select seven wonders from 200 existing monuments.

15 Sep 2021

Social Media

India top source of social media misinformation on COVID-19: Study

India produced the largest amount of Social media misinformation on COVID-19 due to the country's higher internet penetration rate, increasing social media consumption, and users' lack of internet literacy, according to a new study.

24 Jul 2021

Jair Bolsonaro

Bharat Biotech ends its Brazil agreement. What went wrong?

Bharat Biotech on Friday announced the termination its agreement with two foreign firms for the supply of COVAXIN to Brazil.

03 Jul 2021


Copa America: Brazil beat Chile, will face Peru in semi-finals

Brazil defeated Chile in their quarter-final clash at the Copa America in Rio on Friday.

05 Jun 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine

Deck cleared for import of COVAXIN, Sputnik V into Brazil

Brazil has cleared the proposal to import Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, COVAXIN, and Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V into the South American country.

03 Jun 2021


Copa America 2021: Maracana stadium to host the final

The iconic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro is set to host the final of Copa America 2021 on July 10.

09 Apr 2021


Countries worldwide hit new records for coronavirus cases, deaths

Nations around the world set new records on Thursday for COVID-19 deaths and new infections, and the disease surged even in countries that have kept the virus in check.

31 Mar 2021

Bharat Biotech

COVAXIN manufacturing facility fails to meet CGMP standards: Brazilian regulator

The Brazilian health regulator Anvisa denied permission to import Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine COVAXIN into the country after its authorities found that the plant in which the vaccine is being made did not meet the Current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements.

28 Feb 2021

Space News

ISRO launches Brazil's Amazonia-1, 18 satellites; first launch of 2021

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday launched the primary satellite Amazonia-1 of Brazil along with 18 co-passenger satellites.

24 Feb 2021


In a first, Brazil twins undergo gender confirmation surgery together

As identical twins - Mayla Rezende and Sofia Albuquerck - did everything hand in hand, and their life-changing decision to undergo a gender confirmation surgery was no exception.

18 Feb 2021

United Kingdom

Guidelines issued for international travelers as new coronavirus strains emerge

The Indian government has issued fresh guidelines for all incoming international passengers, in wake of new coronavirus strains surfacing in the country.

16 Feb 2021

South Africa

South African, Brazilian COVID-19 variants detected in India: Government

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Dr. Balram Bhargava on Tuesday said that four COVID-19 cases involving the South African variant of the virus have been detected in India.

30 Jan 2021


A year into pandemic, India's death toll drops to fourth-highest

As India's battle against coronavirus logged one year on Saturday, the nation slipped on the death toll index, going from the third to fourth position.

23 Jan 2021


Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro invoked Lord Hanuman as he thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for providing two million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to fight the deadly virus in his country, Brazil, one of the worst-hit nations by the pandemic.

21 Jan 2021


Arthritis drug no better than standard care for severe COVID-19

Treating severe COVID-19 patients with the arthritis drug Tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes in 15 days, says the results of a trial.

21 Jan 2021


At 106, woman among earliest vaccine recipients in Brazil

On Wednesday, Zélia de Carvalho Morley, a 106-year old woman, took a COVID-19 shot in Brazil. She is one of the few, old enough to recall an earlier viral pandemic that swept the world a century ago.

15 Jan 2021


UK bans travel from South America over Brazil variant fears

The United Kingdom is banning travel from entire South America and Portugal amid concerns over a new variant of the coronavirus in Brazil, authorities in London announced.

19 Dec 2020


Coronavirus vaccine could turn you into 'crocodile': Brazil's President

Jair Bolsonaro, the President of Brazil, who tested positive for coronavirus twice, has given a bizarre statement about vaccines. He suggested that the one developed by Pfizer and BioNTech could turn people into "crocodiles," and that the company won't take any responsibility.

29 Nov 2020


Moto G9 Plus receives BIS certification; India launch expected soon

Motorola's G9 Plus smartphone has been spotted by MySmartPrice on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification website, thereby hinting at its launch here in the coming days.

26 Nov 2020

Captain Marvel

Yamaha unveils new FZ 25 bike clad in superhero liveries

Yamaha has launched a special FZ 25 Marvel edition motorcycle in Brazil. It comes in Captain Marvel and Black Panther models, featuring decals inspired by these fictional characters.

23 Sep 2020


Brazilian study suggests dengue antibodies could offer protection against COVID-19

A new study has found a link between past exposure to dengue and immunity against COVID-19.

27 Aug 2020

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil: Three-year-old saves his friend from drowning in a pool

In a show of ultimate bravery, Arthur de Oliveira, a three-year-old boy in Brazil saved his friend from drowning.

05 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: One death every 15 seconds; toll crosses 7 lakh

Over seven months after the coronavirus outbreak first emerged, the global death toll has crossed seven lakh. The total number of cases stands at 18.5 million.

18 Jul 2020


In just 100 hours, world added 1 million coronavirus cases

A respite for the world battling the coronavirus pandemic, looks far-fetched, considering how easily the disease is spreading.

17 Jul 2020


1 million coronavirus cases in India, death toll crosses 25,000

The total number of coronavirus cases in India zoomed past the 1-million mark with a record spike being reported on Thursday.

24 Jun 2020


WhatsApp's payments service suspended in Brazil: Here's why

Just 10 days back, WhatsApp had launched its much-coveted payments service in Brazil, its second-biggest market after India, and opened a way to send and receive money on chat.

15 Jun 2020


WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil, ahead of India

WhatsApp has launched its peer-to-peer payments service for users across Brazil.