‘BLUETOOTH CHAPPALS’: HOW SOME TRIED TO CHEAT IN REET EXAM

Sun 26 September 2021: Five people have been arrested for trying to cheat in an important exam for selecting teachers for government schools in Rajasthan. The candidates were found wearing “chappals” with Bluetooth devices fitted inside the sole, officials have said. After the first person was caught cheating in Ajmer, the police soon found an […]

Continue Reading

FRANCE TO DOUBLE COVID-19 VACCINE DOSES FOR POORER COUNTRIES: MACRON

Sun 26 September 2021: In a video aired during the Global Citizen concert in Paris on Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron committed to double the amount of vaccine doses sent to poorer countries to 120 million. “The injustice is that in other continents, obviously, vaccination is very late…,” he said. “We have to go faster, […]

Continue Reading

WHO BACKS REGENERON DRUG FOR COVID-19, URGES ACTION ON PRICE

Fri 24 September 2021: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has added the Regeneron antibody drug cocktail – casirivimab and imdevimab – to its list of treatments for people with COVID-19, urging the manufacturer to reduce the price and ensure equitable distribution. Clinical studies showed the drug combination was effective in patients who were not severely […]

Continue Reading

MONTHLY COVID-19 VACCINE SHIPMENTS TO AFRICA MUST INCREASE SEVEN FOLD -WHO

Fri 24 September 2021: On Thursday, the World Health Organization called for a sevenfold increase in monthly coronavirus vaccine supply to Africa, trying to reach 150 million doses. “COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa must rise by over seven times from around 20 million per month to 150 million each month on average if the continent […]

Continue Reading

COVID-19 MAY BE LINKED TO RISK OF RARE DISORDER CAUSING PARALYSIS: STUDY

Thu 23 September 2021: Infection with the virus that causes COVID-19 may be associated with risk of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare disorder in which a person’s immune system attacks the nerves, causing muscle weakness and occasionally paralysis, according to a study published today. Besides the well-known severe respiratory signs, and the risk of long-term […]

Continue Reading

THIRD DAY OF PROTEST CHAOS ON THE STREETS OF MELBOURNE

Wed 22 September 2021: More than 200 individuals were arrested during rallies over COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne, Australia’s Victoria state police reported on Wednesday. For the third day in a row, some 1,000 people came to the streets in Australia’s second largest city, converging on a local war memorial, in defiance of lockdown measures mandating […]

Continue Reading

“A DOUBLE DOSE OF INEQUALITY”, AMNESTY BLAMES TOP COVID JAB MAKERS FOR VACCINE INEQUALITY

Wed 22 September 2021: Amnesty International says six leading COVID jab manufacturers are ‘wheeling and dealing in favour of wealthy states’. Six top manufacturers of the COVID-19 vaccine “are fuelling an unprecedented human rights crisis through their refusal to waive intellectual property rights and share vaccine technology”, Amnesty International said in a report. In the […]

Continue Reading

INDIA TO AUTHORIZE COVID-19 VACCINES FOR CHILDREN NEXT MONTH: SOURCES

Wed 22 September 2021: All Indian children aged 12 or older will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations from next month, when drug maker Cadila Healthcare launches its ZyCoV-D product, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The world’s first DNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, ZyCoV-D won emergency authorization from Indian regulators last month. From […]

Continue Reading

BOLSONARO TELLS UN HE REJECTS VACCINE PASSPORTS

Tue 21 September 2021: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that his government was against health passports but backed drives to vaccinate against Covid-19. “We support the vaccination efforts,” said Bolsonaro, widely criticized for his handling of the pandemic in Brazil where the coronavirus has killed more than 590,000 […]

Continue Reading