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

28 Feb 2021

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.

In a first, Brazil twins undergo gender confirmation surgery together

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.

Guidelines issued for international travelers as new coronavirus strains emerge

18 Feb 2021

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.

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

16 Feb 2021

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.

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

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.

Brazil President Bolsonaro thanks PM Modi for COVID-19 vaccines

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.

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

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.

At 106, woman among earliest vaccine recipients in Brazil

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.

UK bans travel from South America over Brazil variant fears

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.

Volkswagen Virtus sedan spied testing in India: Details here

31 Dec 2020

Volkswagen Virtus sedan spied testing in India: Details here

Volkswagen's Virtus sedan, currently sold in South America, has been spotted testing in India. It is unlikely to be launched here, but the company will replace the Vento with a new car based on the MQB platform.

Messi scores 644th goal for Barcelona, breaks Pele's all-time record

23 Dec 2020

Messi scores 644th goal for Barcelona, breaks Pele's all-time record

Argentine legend Lionel Messi has broken Pele's all-time record for goals scored with a single club by netting his 644th career goal for Barcelona.

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

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.

Moto G9 Plus receives BIS certification; India launch expected soon

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.

Yamaha unveils new FZ 25 bike clad in superhero liveries

26 Nov 2020

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.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (CONMEBOL): List of records broken

18 Nov 2020

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (CONMEBOL): List of records broken

Matchday four of the South American FIFA World Cup Qualifiers saw heavyweights Brazil overcome Uruguay 2-0 to maintain their 100% start to the campaign.

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (CONMEBOL): Here are the records broken

14 Nov 2020

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (CONMEBOL): Here are the records broken

Matchday three of the South American FIFA World Cup Qualifiers saw heavyweights Brazil overcome Venezuela 1-0 to maintain their 100% start to the campaign.

Coronavirus: Active cases drop below 8 lakh after 1.5 months

17 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Active cases drop below 8 lakh after 1.5 months

For the first time in 1.5 months, the number of active coronavirus infections has fallen under eight lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Neymar moves second behind Pele in Brazil's all-time scorers list

14 Oct 2020

Neymar moves second behind Pele in Brazil's all-time scorers list

Brazil's Neymar moved behind Pele in the nation's all-time leading scorer list.

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

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.

Complacency, more testing, "re-opened" economy driving India's coronavirus spike

31 Aug 2020

Complacency, more testing, "re-opened" economy driving India's coronavirus spike

India, the third worst-infected nation, on Sunday recorded nearly 80,000 new coronavirus cases — a first for the nation, but, not entirely surprising. For the last four days, ending Sunday, the country has been recording over 70,000 cases daily.

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

27 Aug 2020

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.

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

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.

SII gets nod for Oxford COVID vaccine phase 2/3 trials

03 Aug 2020

SII gets nod for Oxford COVID vaccine phase 2/3 trials

The Serum Institute of India (SII) has gotten the approval to conduct phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University.

Coronavirus: With 40,000+ new cases, India's tally crosses 1.1 million-mark

20 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: With 40,000+ new cases, India's tally crosses 1.1 million-mark

India on Sunday touched another grim milestone as new coronavirus cases crossed the 40,000-mark for the first time.

In just 100 hours, world added 1 million coronavirus cases

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.

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

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.

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

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.

WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil, ahead of India

15 Jun 2020

WhatsApp launches payments in Brazil, ahead of India

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

Top 5 Brazilian players in Premier League history

30 May 2020

Top 5 Brazilian players in Premier League history

Since Premier League's inception in 1992-93, Brazilian players have made their presence felt in England's top-tier football competition.

Coronavirus: Brazil records biggest spike in COVID-19 cases, deaths

20 May 2020

Coronavirus: Brazil records biggest spike in COVID-19 cases, deaths

Brazil on Tuesday saw the biggest jump in deaths due to COVID-19. The nation's death toll rose by 1,179 to 17,971, according to its Health Ministry.

Coronavirus: Hospitals in danger of collapse in Brazil's Sao Paulo

18 May 2020

Coronavirus: Hospitals in danger of collapse in Brazil's Sao Paulo

As the number of coronavirus infections rises in Brazil, the nation's largest city Sao Paulo could see a collapse of its health system.

Neymar donates $1 million to fight coronavirus outbreak in Brazil

04 Apr 2020

Neymar donates $1 million to fight coronavirus outbreak in Brazil

Football superstar Neymar has donated $1 million to fight the impact of the new coronavirus in his native Brazil, according to TV network SBT.

Trump, Modi, and Conte: How are world leaders tackling coronavirus

25 Mar 2020

Trump, Modi, and Conte: How are world leaders tackling coronavirus

The world will be categorized into the pre-coronavirus phase and the one after that.

Amid coronavirus crisis, hundreds flee from four Brazilian prisons

17 Mar 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, hundreds flee from four Brazilian prisons

If dealing with the deadly coronavirus wasn't enough, authorities in Brazil have now a new problem at hand — they have to hunt hundreds of prisoners who escaped from four prison facilities on Monday.

Who are the two Brazilian women honored with Padma Shri?

26 Jan 2020

Who are the two Brazilian women honored with Padma Shri?

On the eve of the 71st Republic Day (January 25, 2020), the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, announced the list of personalities conferred with the Padma Awards this year.

Jeep Compass, with seven seat layout, spotted testing: Details here

06 Dec 2019

Jeep Compass, with seven seat layout, spotted testing: Details here

Jeep is working to launch a bigger seven-seat variant of its SUV, the Compass.

Copa America 2020: Title-holders Brazil to start proceedings against Venezuela

04 Dec 2019

Copa America 2020: Title-holders Brazil to start proceedings against Venezuela

The draw for the next edition of Copa America was officially held in Cartagena, Colombia, on Tuesday, as the 12 participating teams were divided into respective groups, besides the fixtures being finalized as well.

Ranking the all-time greatest footballers from Argentina

02 Dec 2019

Ranking the all-time greatest footballers from Argentina

When it comes to a great footballing nations, there are ample countries that come to one's mind.

Now, there are eyeglasses to track your blood sugar

02 Dec 2019

Now, there are eyeglasses to track your blood sugar

As many as 380 million people around the world suffer from the condition of diabetes.

Motorola One Hyper to be launched on December 3

30 Nov 2019

Motorola One Hyper to be launched on December 3

Motorola is gearing up to launch the One Hyper smartphone on December 3 in Brazil.