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India to produce 850 million doses of Sputnik V annually

16 May 2021

India to produce 850 million doses of Sputnik V annually

Production of Sputnik V in India is expected to gradually increase to produce 850 million doses per year, Russian Ambassador to India, N Kudashev said on Sunday.

Sputnik Light may be India's first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine: Report

14 May 2021

Sputnik Light may be India's first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine: Report

The Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik Light may reportedly be the first single-dose shot approved in India.

School shooting in Russia leaves at least 9 dead

11 May 2021

School shooting in Russia leaves at least 9 dead

At least nine people, most of them students, were killed in a school shooting in central Russia on Tuesday, the local news media reported.

Russia authorizes single-shot Sputnik Light; to be produced in India

06 May 2021

Russia authorizes single-shot Sputnik Light; to be produced in India

Health officials in Russia have authorized a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik Light, the developers of the shot said on Thursday.

Sputnik V: How does Russia's COVID-19 vaccine work?

14 Apr 2021

Sputnik V: How does Russia's COVID-19 vaccine work?

Earlier this week, India's drug regulator approved Russia's COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for restricted use in emergency situations.

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine recommended for approval in India

12 Apr 2021

Russia's Sputnik V vaccine recommended for approval in India

Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Russia, was reportedly recommended for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) in India on Monday.

Three Russian bomber pilots killed after ejection seats activate accidentally

24 Mar 2021

Three Russian bomber pilots killed after ejection seats activate accidentally

Three members of a Russian bomber's aircrew died on Tuesday when their ejection seats accidentally activated during pre-flight checks, the military said.

Russia submerges giant telescope in Lake Baikal to study universe

16 Mar 2021

Russia submerges giant telescope in Lake Baikal to study universe

Russia has kicked its neutrino research endeavor into high gear by introducing a series of sophisticated sensors deep into Lake Baikal over the weekend. These sensors have been submerged between 2,500 and 4,300 feet within the lake and collectively form the Baikal-Gigaton Volume Detector (GVD).

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers expose massive surveillance oversight, and more

11 Mar 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: Hackers expose massive surveillance oversight, and more

Hackers broke into the secure networks of Verkada Inc., which provides video surveillance and facial recognition solutions to Tesla, Cloudflare, and several government organizations. By "broke in," we mean it used the publicly exposed master password to simply log into their network.

Russia snubs US, joins China to establish Moon base

10 Mar 2021

Russia snubs US, joins China to establish Moon base

Russia has snubbed the US to join forces with China to build a joint Moon base. The heads of Russian and Chinese space agencies signed an agreement to that effect yesterday.

Moscow court orders Kremlin's foe Navalny to prison

03 Feb 2021

Moscow court orders Kremlin's foe Navalny to prison

A Moscow court on Tuesday ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison for more than two-and-a-half years, finding that he violated the terms of his probation while recuperating in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning. The ruling ignited protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Russian influencer, who married stepson, gives birth to their daughter

18 Jan 2021

Russian influencer, who married stepson, gives birth to their daughter

A Russian influencer, who had stirred controversy online for marrying her stepson last year, has announced the birth of their first baby.

Russian Opposition leader detained after landing in Moscow

18 Jan 2021

Russian Opposition leader detained after landing in Moscow

Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny was arrested on Sunday at a Moscow airport as he tried to enter the country from Germany, where he had spent five months recovering from nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin.

'Good riddance,' says China as Germany exits UN Security Council

23 Dec 2020

'Good riddance,' says China as Germany exits UN Security Council

"Good riddance, Ambassador Heusgen." That is what China's deputy United Nations envoy, Geng Shuang, said to Germany's ambassador as the latter completed a two-year term on the UN Security Council.

COVID-19 vaccine: India to produce 300 million Sputnik V doses

18 Dec 2020

COVID-19 vaccine: India to produce 300 million Sputnik V doses

India will reportedly produce around 300 million doses of the Russian COVID-19 vaccine called Sputnik V.

India rejects large scale trial of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

08 Oct 2020

India rejects large scale trial of Russia's COVID-19 vaccine

India's drug regulator has refused to allow a large scale clinical trial of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine.

One in seven volunteers for Sputnik V report side effects

18 Sep 2020

One in seven volunteers for Sputnik V report side effects

Sputnik V, the COVID-19 vaccine developed and approved by Russia, has shown side effects in some trial volunteers.

Dr. Reddy's bringing coronavirus vaccine to India by 2020-end

16 Sep 2020

Dr. Reddy's bringing coronavirus vaccine to India by 2020-end

In a major development, Hyderabad-based pharma company Dr. Reddy's Laboratories has partnered with the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) to source their Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine for India.

Honor 30i, with Kirin 710F chipset and triple cameras, launched

11 Sep 2020

Honor 30i, with Kirin 710F chipset and triple cameras, launched

Expanding its range of affordable smartphones, Honor has launched a Honor 30i model in Russia. It comes as a rebranded version of the Honor 20 Lite that was launched in China last year.

Sputnik V: Russia starts public distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

08 Sep 2020

Sputnik V: Russia starts public distribution of COVID-19 vaccine

In a major move, Russia has started the public distribution process of its 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine.

Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India

07 Sep 2020

Sputnik V phase 3 trials could be conducted in India

The Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Russia has reportedly submitted "comprehensive data" on its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to Indian authorities.

FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: India-Russia declared joint winners

30 Aug 2020

FIDE Online Chess Olympiad: India-Russia declared joint winners

India and Russia were declared as the joint winners of the 2020 FIDE Online Chess Olympiad.

Russia looking to partner with India for COVID-19 vaccine production

21 Aug 2020

Russia looking to partner with India for COVID-19 vaccine production

Russia has been in the headlines for its two-month-tested 'Sputnik V' COVID-19 vaccine.

Putin critic Alexei Navalny hospitalized after suspected poisoning

20 Aug 2020

Putin critic Alexei Navalny hospitalized after suspected poisoning

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been hospitalized after a suspected poisoning, his spokesperson Kira Yarmysh said on Thursday morning.

Sputnik V: Russia's COVID-19 vaccine goes into production

15 Aug 2020

Sputnik V: Russia's COVID-19 vaccine goes into production

Despite all the questions over safety and efficacy, Russia is moving ahead with what it claims is the first officially registered vaccine for COVID-19.

Coronavirus: How soon could Russian vaccine be available in India?

12 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: How soon could Russian vaccine be available in India?

On Tuesday, Russia announced what it claims is the first COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow.

Russian COVID-19 vaccine needs to be assessed, says AIIMS Director

12 Aug 2020

Russian COVID-19 vaccine needs to be assessed, says AIIMS Director

Russia is taking long strides in, what it claims to be, the world's first officially-approved vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

Russia announces world's first COVID-19 vaccine; Putin's daughter gets vaccinated

11 Aug 2020

Russia announces world's first COVID-19 vaccine; Putin's daughter gets vaccinated

In a major (but questionable) development, Russia has announced the world's first COVID-19 vaccine.

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

09 Aug 2020

Russia's COVID-19 vaccine candidate to be registered this week

Russian health officials are set to register a vaccine candidate for the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, as early as this week.

Russian hackers tried stealing COVID-19 vaccine research: Details here

16 Jul 2020

Russian hackers tried stealing COVID-19 vaccine research: Details here

Security agencies in the UK, US, and Canada have warned that Russian hackers are targeting their COVID-19 vaccine research.

Russian University successfully finishes trials of world's first COVID-19 vaccine

13 Jul 2020

Russian University successfully finishes trials of world's first COVID-19 vaccine

In what qualifies as a major breakthrough, meant to help the world battered by the novel coronavirus, a Russian University has claimed to have successfully completed trials of the first COVID-19 vaccine.

Russia: Ex-US marine sentenced to 16 year's imprisonment for spying

15 Jun 2020

Russia: Ex-US marine sentenced to 16 year's imprisonment for spying

A former United States marine, Paul Whelan (50), has been sentenced to 16 years in jail by a Russian court.

All that you need to know about Champions League mini-tournament

07 Jun 2020

All that you need to know about Champions League mini-tournament

Portugal could hold the UEFA Champions League mini-tournament as UEFA bids to complete their flagship tournament in August, according to reports in Germany.

Trump postpones G7 Summit until September; invites India, Russia, others

31 May 2020

Trump postpones G7 Summit until September; invites India, Russia, others

United States President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will be postponing the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) Summit. The US holds the presidency of the G7 this year.

Coronavirus cases cross 5 million globally; 'biggest one-day spike'

21 May 2020

Coronavirus cases cross 5 million globally; 'biggest one-day spike'

The number of coronavirus infections around the world has surpassed the 5 million mark, the latest figures suggested.

Viswanathan Anand to represent India in online Nations Cup chess

22 Apr 2020

Viswanathan Anand to represent India in online Nations Cup chess

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand will lead India's contingent in the upcoming online Nations Cup.

China fears second coronavirus wave; new cases reach six-week high

13 Apr 2020

China fears second coronavirus wave; new cases reach six-week high

Since witnessing a peak of the coronavirus outbreak in February, the daily new infections had dropped to double digits in China.

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

07 Apr 2020

World Cup: Former FIFA officials accused of taking bribes

According to US prosecutors, former FIFA executives took bribes in return for voting for Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup.

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

25 Mar 2020

7.5 magnitude earthquake jolts Russia, tsunami alert sounded, then canceled

On Wednesday afternoon (local time), Russia's far east region was jolted by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, but no casualties were reported at the time of the press.

Petrol, diesel prices fall; check new rates here

09 Mar 2020

Petrol, diesel prices fall; check new rates here

The prices of petrol and diesel fell for the fifth consecutive day on Monday as the global coronavirus outbreak had a ripple effect on crude oil rates.