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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.

Oil plunges 30% as Saudis begin price war with Russia

09 Mar 2020

Oil plunges 30% as Saudis begin price war with Russia

Oil prices crashed by 30% on Monday after Saudi Arabia slashed prices launching a price war against Russia.

Russian man who pulled coronavirus prank faces five-year jail sentence

12 Feb 2020

Russian man who pulled coronavirus prank faces five-year jail sentence

Moscow Police have arrested a man who pranked commuters on a metro train by pretending to be infected with coronavirus.

Russian government resigns after President Putin proposes changes to Constitution

15 Jan 2020

Russian government resigns after President Putin proposes changes to Constitution

The entire Russian government has resigned after President Vladimir Putin's State-of-the-Nation address on Wednesday, reported the country's state news agency TASS.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alexa suggests suicide, messaging app spying, WhatsApp fraud, more

29 Dec 2019

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: Alexa suggests suicide, messaging app spying, WhatsApp fraud, more

Even as the world celebrated Christmas this week, there were some interesting developments in the sphere of technology.

Russia just tested its own internet: Here's what this means

26 Dec 2019

Russia just tested its own internet: Here's what this means

In a major move, Russia has tested its own alternative to the global internet.

Two Indians fail dope tests ahead of Olympics: Details here

11 Dec 2019

Two Indians fail dope tests ahead of Olympics: Details here

The world is still in shock over the four-year ban of Russia by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) over multiple violations.

FIFA seek clarity from WADA over Russia's ban: Details here

10 Dec 2019

FIFA seek clarity from WADA over Russia's ban: Details here

The sporting world received a shocker when the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) banned Russia from participating in global competitive events for four years.

Russia banned from Olympics for four years

09 Dec 2019

Russia banned from Olympics for four years

On Monday, Russia was banned from the Olympics and all other major sporting events for four years by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) over doping charges.

Vivo V17, featuring 48MP quad cameras, launched at Rs. 23,000

09 Dec 2019

Vivo V17, featuring 48MP quad cameras, launched at Rs. 23,000

After several leaks and teasers, Chinese tech giant Vivo has finally launched the V17 smartphone in India today at Rs. 22,990.

Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' teaser trailer is out

04 Dec 2019

Scarlett Johansson's 'Black Widow' teaser trailer is out

The much-awaited first teaser trailer of Marvel Studios' upcoming solo Black Widow movie, starring Scarlett Johansson in the titular role is out now.

5 countries you can visit under Rs. 1 lakh

02 Dec 2019

5 countries you can visit under Rs. 1 lakh

Given the way gadgets are priced these days, one can't buy a lot of high-tech devices in a Rs. 1 lakh budget.