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'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics

06 Jan 2021

'Disease X': Scientist who discovered Ebola warns about deadlier pandemics

A year into the coronavirus pandemic, 86 million people have contracted the virus and over 1.8 million have died from it.

Decade's last Solar Eclipse today, people see 'ring of fire'

26 Dec 2019

Decade's last Solar Eclipse today, people see 'ring of fire'

A rare celestial spectacle started at 8:17 am in India today, as the moon covered the Sun for the last solar eclipse of the decade.

India to witness annular solar eclipse after Christmas: Details here

25 Dec 2019

India to witness annular solar eclipse after Christmas: Details here

Before bidding goodbye to 2019, India will catch a glimpse of the year's last solar eclipse.

At least 100,000 babies die in war every year: Report

15 Feb 2019

At least 100,000 babies die in war every year: Report

At least 100,000 babies die every year because of armed conflict and its impact, from hunger to denial of aid, Save the Children International said today.

India records highest number of births on 1st Jan'19: UNICEF

02 Jan 2019

India records highest number of births on 1st Jan'19: UNICEF

More than 3,95,000 babies were expected to have born around the world on New Year's Day, with India estimated to record the highest number of these births at nearly 70,000, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

24 Dec 2018

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

As we are stepping into 2019, we have also started making our travel lists.

WHO: Air pollution kills 600,000 children, 7 million people annually

30 Oct 2018

WHO: Air pollution kills 600,000 children, 7 million people annually

With winter approaching and air quality dropping in North India, the World Health Organization (WHO), on Monday, warned that every year, air pollution kills around 600,000 children under 15 years of age.

41 dead in Ebola's latest outbreak in DR Congo

15 Aug 2018

41 dead in Ebola's latest outbreak in DR Congo

Forty-one people have died in the latest outbreak of Ebola in DR Congo, health authorities said yesterday, adding that doctors were using a novel drug to treat patients.

Globally, 68.5mn people forcibly displaced from their home, says UN

19 Jun 2018

Globally, 68.5mn people forcibly displaced from their home, says UN

A record 68.5mn people have been forced to flee their homes due to war, violence, and persecution, notably in places like Myanmar and Syria, a report released by UN refugee agency in Geneva said.

Indian troops rescue 22 potential "child soldiers" from war-torn Congo

26 Sep 2017

Indian troops rescue 22 potential "child soldiers" from war-torn Congo

Indian Army troops deployed as UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have rescued 22 children from the danger of being turned into "child soldiers" by armed groups.

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, 1 killed

13 May 2017

WHO declares Ebola outbreak in DR Congo, 1 killed

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).

32 Indian peacekeepers injured, 1 child dead in Congo blast

08 Nov 2016

32 Indian peacekeepers injured, 1 child dead in Congo blast

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday witnessed an explosion in its eastern region which injured 32 Indian peacekeepers and led to the death of an 8-year-old child.

Global refugee crisis burden being shared unequally

06 Oct 2016

Global refugee crisis burden being shared unequally

International human rights group Amnesty International stated in a report the burden of global refugee crisis is being shared unfairly as only ten nations are hosting most of the refugees.