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Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for coronavirus

02 Aug 2020

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa tests positive for coronavirus

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Sunday confirmed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Yediyurappa is the second state CM after Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan to have tested positive.

After India's ban, questions loom over TikTok's fate in America

02 Aug 2020

After India's ban, questions loom over TikTok's fate in America

A month ago, India banned TikTok, citing concerns over data security and deeming the app prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity, and defense of India, as well as security of the state and public order.

Trump suggests delaying 2020 US Presidential elections over mail-in voting

30 Jul 2020

Trump suggests delaying 2020 US Presidential elections over mail-in voting

United States President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested delaying the upcoming Presidential elections until people can "properly, securely and safely" vote.

The Lincoln Project: The conservative group pushing for Trump's ouster

30 Jul 2020

The Lincoln Project: The conservative group pushing for Trump's ouster

United States President Donald Trump has many critics, and he only seems to have gained more due to his administration's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage

27 Jul 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trial stage

In a major development, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by biotech giant Moderna Therapeutics has gone into the third and final stage of clinical human trials.

Study identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

25 Jul 2020

Study identifies 21 existing drugs that could treat COVID-19

A recent study identified 21 existing drugs that could be used to treat COVID-19. The drugs can notably stop the replication of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the study found.

Green Card waitlist over 195 years for Indians: US Senator

23 Jul 2020

Green Card waitlist over 195 years for Indians: US Senator

An Indian national hoping for a Green Card would have to wait for over 195 years, said a top United States Senator.

Bollywood's links with Pakistan's ISI exposed: Details here

23 Jul 2020

Bollywood's links with Pakistan's ISI exposed: Details here

With Bollywood being scrutinized, now more than ever after the tragic demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, alleged links between celebrities and ISI, the notorious spy agency of Pakistan, have become the talking point.

Coronavirus: Could this drug be the treatment we're looking for?

23 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Could this drug be the treatment we're looking for?

As the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread across the world, the search for a treatment or cure remains on.

US asks China to shut Houston consulate: Here's why

22 Jul 2020

US asks China to shut Houston consulate: Here's why

At a time when the United States and China are locked in a bitter battle over a number of issues, an unusual incident was reported from Houston, Texas.

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.

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

16 Jul 2020

India establishes bilateral 'air bubbles' with France, US: Details here

India on Thursday announced it has set up bilateral "air bubbles" with France and the US to resume international commercial flights from Friday.

32,000+ fresh coronavirus cases recorded, India's tally reaches 9.68 lakh

16 Jul 2020

32,000+ fresh coronavirus cases recorded, India's tally reaches 9.68 lakh

India registered yet another biggest single-day jump of coronavirus cases as 32,695 people tested positive for the highly contagious disease on Wednesday, a bulletin from the Union Health Ministry revealed. With this, the national tally swelled to 9.68 lakh.

Will use 'all tools' to counter China's SCS claims: US

16 Jul 2020

Will use 'all tools' to counter China's SCS claims: US

Terming China's claims over the South China Sea "illegal," the United States on Wednesday announced to support Southeast Asian countries that believe Beijing has violated their sovereignty in the territorially disputed waters.

FIFA announces schedule for 2022 World Cup

15 Jul 2020

FIFA announces schedule for 2022 World Cup

FIFA, on Wednesday, released the full schedule for the 2022 World Cup which will be played in Qatar during November-December.

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27

15 Jul 2020

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine: Final trials to begin on July 27

Moderna Therapeutics has come a long way with its candidate vaccine to prevent COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease.

US: Squirrel tests positive for Bubonic plague

15 Jul 2020

US: Squirrel tests positive for Bubonic plague

While the United States (like the rest of the world) battles coronavirus pandemic, a new disease, which is as infectious, has made a landfall there.

Relief to Indian students: Trump agrees to revoke visa curbs

15 Jul 2020

Relief to Indian students: Trump agrees to revoke visa curbs

A week after declaring that foreign students, whose courses have moved online, will have to leave the United States, the Donald Trump administration on Tuesday scrapped the controversial directive.

US: Man dies after 'COVID-19 party'; thought coronavirus was 'hoax'

13 Jul 2020

US: Man dies after 'COVID-19 party'; thought coronavirus was 'hoax'

A 30-year-old man died from the novel coronavirus at a hospital in the US state of Texas after attending a "COVID-19 party" hosted by an infected person.

TikTok mulling substantial changes to distance itself from China

10 Jul 2020

TikTok mulling substantial changes to distance itself from China

Amid criticism from several quarters, the loudest from the United States and India, short-video platform TikTok is mulling changes in its corporate set up to distance itself from its parent company's Chinese links, reports said on Friday.

Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over international student visa rules

08 Jul 2020

Harvard, MIT sue Trump administration over international student visa rules

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Wednesday sued the Donald Trump administration in the United States over expelling foreign students if their classes go online due to the pandemic.

Trump is a bully, narcissist, alleges niece in explosive book

08 Jul 2020

Trump is a bully, narcissist, alleges niece in explosive book

United States President Donald Trump is a child stuck in an adult's body and is a narcissist shaped by his "bullying father," his niece Mary Trump claimed in a tell-all explosive book.

After India, US may ban Chinese apps including TikTok

07 Jul 2020

After India, US may ban Chinese apps including TikTok

Furious at China for plenty of reasons, the United States is now planning to land a "tech blow" to the Asian country, as it is looking towards banning Chinese social media apps, including the hugely-popular platform TikTok.

Foreign students "must leave United States" if classes move online

07 Jul 2020

Foreign students "must leave United States" if classes move online

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the US government has toughened its visa rules for foreign students, telling them on Monday that they will have to leave the country if their classes move online.

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

06 Jul 2020

Amid Ladakh tensions, China supplying armed drones to Pakistan

While China remains locked in an intense stand-off with India, it is supplying four armed drones to Pakistan, another hostile neighbor of New Delhi, a report in Hindustan Times said.

Kanye West 2020? Rapper announces bid for US Presidential elections

05 Jul 2020

Kanye West 2020? Rapper announces bid for US Presidential elections

American rapper Kanye West has announced his bid for the United States Presidential elections, scheduled to be held in November.

Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend tests positive for COVID-19

04 Jul 2020

Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend tests positive for COVID-19

A former Fox News personality, who is the girlfriend of United States President Donald Trump's eldest son, has tested positive for the coronavirus disease, according to the US media.

Britain to ease quarantine rules for travelers from 50+ countries

03 Jul 2020

Britain to ease quarantine rules for travelers from 50+ countries

The British government has decided to ease quarantine rules for travelers from over 50 countries, Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Friday, indicating that the country is now moving quickly towards re-opening after battling the peak of coronavirus pandemic.

What is '#CancelYale'? Here's all you need to know

02 Jul 2020

What is '#CancelYale'? Here's all you need to know

Over the past few weeks, there have been calls to "cancel" Yale University over its ties to slavery.

US records 52,000 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, biggest spike ever

02 Jul 2020

US records 52,000 coronavirus cases on Wednesday, biggest spike ever

In a worrying development, the United States reported 52,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, its biggest spike ever since.

Coronavirus: Goldman Sachs says face masks can save US economy

01 Jul 2020

Coronavirus: Goldman Sachs says face masks can save US economy

Destroyed by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States can save itself by following one small practice — wearing masks. Leading investment bank Goldman Sachs declared that masks can not only save lives but rescue the economy too.

BET Awards: How artists addressed social injustice through virtual performances

30 Jun 2020

BET Awards: How artists addressed social injustice through virtual performances

The coronavirus pandemic has limited most of our lives to the indoors, forcing office meetings, weddings, fundraisers, tech conventions, etc., to go virtual.

#CareerBytes: Five useful YouTube Channels that help in SAT preparation

30 Jun 2020

#CareerBytes: Five useful YouTube Channels that help in SAT preparation

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test), administered by the College Board, is a standardized test used for college admissions in the US.

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

29 Jun 2020

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over top commander's killing

Iran has issued an arrest warrant against United States President Donald Trump and dozens of others for the killing of its top commander Qassem Soleimani.

Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month

29 Jun 2020

Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month

On Sunday, the world reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic — the death toll topped half a million. A total of 504,466 have died of the virus since it originated in China last year.

US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India, others

26 Jun 2020

US shifting troops to counter Chinese threat to India, others

The United States could have a role to play in the ongoing Indo-China conflict, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that the country was reviewing the position of its troops in Europe to face the threat which People's Liberation Army poses to Asian countries like India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines, as well as South China Sea.

COVID-19 cases surge in US state after reopening; hospitals suffer

25 Jun 2020

COVID-19 cases surge in US state after reopening; hospitals suffer

In the United States, Texas has seen a massive surge in COVID-19 cases, resulting in hospitals nearing capacity in Houston—the state's most populous city.

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

25 Jun 2020

Skin cream "Fair & Lovely" to drop "Fair" from name

Joining the bandwagon of brands that are making their products socially inclusive, the Indian unit of Unilever, Hindustan Unilever, has decided to drop "Fair" from the name of the skincare cream "Fair & Lovely," multiple reports said on Thursday.

Coronavirus: 5 states to receive first batch of Hetero's COVIFOR

25 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: 5 states to receive first batch of Hetero's COVIFOR

Five states across India will be the first to receive Hetero Healthcare's COVID-19 drug, COVIFOR, the first generic brand of the experimental drug remdesivir.