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China second after US to plant flag on moon

05 Dec 2020

China second after US to plant flag on moon

China has become the second country in the world to plant its flag on the moon, over 50 years after the United States had first placed its own flag on the lunar surface.

India Inc. hit most by malware attacks after US, Japan

04 Dec 2020

India Inc. hit most by malware attacks after US, Japan

The latest report by Switzerland-based IT and cybersecurity company, Acronis, has revealed that companies in India were continuously hit by malware attacks between March and December quarters.

Putin orders Russian authorities to start mass COVID-19 vaccinations

02 Dec 2020

Putin orders Russian authorities to start mass COVID-19 vaccinations

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered authorities to start mass voluntary vaccinations for COVID-19.

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine; first doses expected next week

02 Dec 2020

UK approves Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine; first doses expected next week

The United Kingdom on Wednesday gave emergency approval to Pfizer and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, becoming the first Western country to allow mass immunization against the viral disease.

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine '100% effective' against severe cases

30 Nov 2020

Moderna says its COVID-19 vaccine '100% effective' against severe cases

United States pharmaceutical company Moderna on Monday said that it will seek emergency approval for its COVID-19 vaccine in the US and Europe.

Statue of Unity attracts more tourists than Statue of Liberty

30 Nov 2020

Statue of Unity attracts more tourists than Statue of Liberty

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's grand Statue of Unity has been attracting more tourists than the Statue of Liberty in the United States, officials in the know said.

Indian Navy's MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashes; 1 pilot missing

27 Nov 2020

Indian Navy's MiG-29K trainer aircraft crashes; 1 pilot missing

The Indian Navy on Friday said that a MiG-29K trainer aircraft had crashed off the coast of Goa into the Arabian Sea last evening.

Malayalam film 'Jallikattu' is India's entry for Oscars 2021

25 Nov 2020

Malayalam film 'Jallikattu' is India's entry for Oscars 2021

Director Lijo Jose Pellissery's Malayalam movie Jallikattu has been selected as India's official entry for the Best International Feature Film category at the 93rd Academy Awards, also popularly known as the Oscars.

Joe Biden says Trump administration making 'sincere' efforts for transition

25 Nov 2020

Joe Biden says Trump administration making 'sincere' efforts for transition

United States President-elect Joe Biden said that the outgoing President Trump's administration has started reaching out to his transition team.

'Wonder Woman 1984' set for a Christmas release

25 Nov 2020

'Wonder Woman 1984' set for a Christmas release

Warner Bros. thinks it's time Wonder Woman 1984 is made available for viewing after innumerable delays and safety barriers were put in its path by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indian-origin scientists in US discover possible COVID-19 treatment

21 Nov 2020

Indian-origin scientists in US discover possible COVID-19 treatment

A team of Indian-origin scientists in the United States has discovered a possible treatment for COVID-19.

Afghanistan: 14 rockets land in Kabul; five dead, 21 injured

21 Nov 2020

Afghanistan: 14 rockets land in Kabul; five dead, 21 injured

As many as 14 rockets landed in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Saturday, taking the lives of five people and injuring 21, said reports.

US: Shooting at Wisconsin mall injures eight, gunman at large

21 Nov 2020

US: Shooting at Wisconsin mall injures eight, gunman at large

Seven adults and a teenager are believed to have been injured after a gunman opened fire at a mall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States on Friday.

US could levy tariffs in response to India's "digital tax"

20 Nov 2020

US could levy tariffs in response to India's "digital tax"

A retaliatory action from the United States is expected over the taxes levied on tech companies, like Facebook, in a few countries, a Bloomberg report said on Friday.

Tata JLR moves court against Volkswagen Group over patent tussle

20 Nov 2020

Tata JLR moves court against Volkswagen Group over patent tussle

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission to block imports of Audi, Lamborghini, Porsche, and Volkswagen SUVs over a patent tussle.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 9 million with 46k new cases

20 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 9 million with 46k new cases

India on Thursday reported over 46,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now crossed the nine million mark, making India only the second country after the United States to do so.

Google Pay gets major redesign; here's what has changed

19 Nov 2020

Google Pay gets major redesign; here's what has changed

The Google Pay app has been redesigned with a special focus on personal finance.

Why some Muslims voted for Trump, despite his anti-Islam rhetoric

18 Nov 2020

Why some Muslims voted for Trump, despite his anti-Islam rhetoric

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has faced a lot of criticism as an anti-Muslim figure.

In 2019-20, Indian students contributed $7.6 billion to US economy

17 Nov 2020

In 2019-20, Indian students contributed $7.6 billion to US economy

Even though there was a decline of 4.4% in the total number of Indian students in the United States, their contribution to the economy of the powerful nation was nearly $7.6 billion, said a report titled Opens Doors 2020.

Trump supporters, protesters clash at 'Million MAGA March' in Washington

15 Nov 2020

Trump supporters, protesters clash at 'Million MAGA March' in Washington

Anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clashed on Saturday evening in Washington DC, United States.

Manipur CM N Biren Singh tests positive for COVID-19

15 Nov 2020

Manipur CM N Biren Singh tests positive for COVID-19

Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Al-Qaeda's No. 2 killed in Iran 3 months ago: Report

14 Nov 2020

Al-Qaeda's No. 2 killed in Iran 3 months ago: Report

The second-highest leader of the al-Qaeda, who was accused of masterminding the 1998 attacks on United States embassies in Africa, has reportedly been killed.

US: Trump administration's TikTok sale deadline extended by 15 days

14 Nov 2020

US: Trump administration's TikTok sale deadline extended by 15 days

American authorities have given ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, additional time to divest the popular short-video platform's business to resolve national security concerns raised by the Trump administration.

Restaurants, hotels, gyms have highest risk of spreading COVID-19: Study

12 Nov 2020

Restaurants, hotels, gyms have highest risk of spreading COVID-19: Study

A new study has indicated that restaurants, gyms, and hotels have the highest risk of spreading COVID-19.

Melania could get this huge amount, if she divorces Trump

12 Nov 2020

Melania could get this huge amount, if she divorces Trump

Melania Trump could receive a whopping $50 million in divorce settlement, in case she decides to part ways with her husband, outgoing United States President Donald Trump, according to a legal expert.

Meet the Bidens in India: US President-elect's 'distant relatives'

11 Nov 2020

Meet the Bidens in India: US President-elect's 'distant relatives'

United States President-elect Joe Biden has twice in the past mentioned having a family in India. The 77-year-old Democrat had referenced his distant relatives in 2013 during his maiden visit to India and then again in 2015.

US: TikTok goes to court against President Trump's divestiture order

11 Nov 2020

US: TikTok goes to court against President Trump's divestiture order

Running out of time, courtesy of an order passed by US President Donald Trump, TikTok has approached a US Appeals Court. On August 14, the President had directed TikTok's parent company ByteDance to divest TikTok within 90 days — the deadline ends on Thursday.

US planning Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine distribution as early as December

11 Nov 2020

US planning Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine distribution as early as December

The United States could begin inoculating its citizens with Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine as early as December, provided the drugmaker submits data from its trial to health regulators, Health Secretary Alex Azar said on Tuesday.

Mallika Sherawat predicted Kamala Harris's rise, a decade ago

10 Nov 2020

Mallika Sherawat predicted Kamala Harris's rise, a decade ago

Kamala Harris scripted history by becoming the first-ever woman to be elected Vice President of the United States. But, her phenomenal rise to power had been predicted by a pretty unlikely person - Bollywood actor Mallika Sherawat, a decade ago.

COVID-19 is not tired of us, says WHO chief

10 Nov 2020

COVID-19 is not tired of us, says WHO chief

The World Health Organization (WHO)'s chief has called for everyone to keep battling COVID-19, warning that we might be tired of the pandemic, but it is "not tired of us."

Meet the husband-wife duo behind Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

10 Nov 2020

Meet the husband-wife duo behind Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine

United States pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech had on Monday announced that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate is over 90% effective based on initial data from a large study.

US election: All you need to know about Trump's lawsuits

09 Nov 2020

US election: All you need to know about Trump's lawsuits

Democrat Joe Biden has been elected President of the United States in the 2020 US election.

Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective

09 Nov 2020

Pfizer, BioNTech say their COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective

United States pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and German biotech firm BioNTech have said their COVID-19 vaccine is over 90% effective, according to initial data from a large study.

Coronavirus: US only nation to report over 10 million cases

09 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: US only nation to report over 10 million cases

In a grim turn of events, the United States became the first nation where coronavirus cases have trumped the ten million mark; the tally stands at 10,288,480. The powerful country has so far lost 243,768 to the contagious disease.

What happens if Trump refuses to leave the White House?

08 Nov 2020

What happens if Trump refuses to leave the White House?

Democrat Joe Biden has won the 2020 United States Presidential elections, denying rival Donald Trump a re-election. The President-elect is set to take oath in January 2021.

Coronavirus: US reports record single-day spike of 128k new cases

08 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: US reports record single-day spike of 128k new cases

As the United States has been more focused on the Presidential elections this past week, the COVID-19 situation has worsened.

President-elect Joe Biden seeks to unite US in victory speech

08 Nov 2020

President-elect Joe Biden seeks to unite US in victory speech

United States President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addressed the nation from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, after winning the 2020 elections.

US election: Biden to become President, say reports; Trump reacts

07 Nov 2020

US election: Biden to become President, say reports; Trump reacts

Democratic nominee Joe Biden will become the 46th President of the United States, according to reports.

COVAXIN: Doctors, nurses, MBBS students to get first vaccine doses

07 Nov 2020

COVAXIN: Doctors, nurses, MBBS students to get first vaccine doses

Health workers will be among the first 30 crore people to be administered Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine.

#USAElections2020: Counting continues; Biden, on road to presidency, addresses country

07 Nov 2020

#USAElections2020: Counting continues; Biden, on road to presidency, addresses country

Over three days after election night, the counting of votes continued in the United States of America making it clearer that Democrat Joe Biden will unseat the incumbent President Donald Trump.