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Tag: World

Global COVID-19
Global Covid-19 Cases Nearing 46 Million

Washington: The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 46 million mark, while the deaths have surged to almost 1,193,860, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 45,960,780 and 1,193,859, respectively, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in […]

UN Asks India To Mediate Between Israel & Palestine

New Delhi: The UN is exploring ways to engage India for mediation between Israel and Palestine to resolve the protracted conflict between the two in the Middle East. A delegation of the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People was on a two-day visit to New Delhi beginning from […]

Indians On Cruise Ship Quarantined Off Japan

New Delhi: Several Indian crew members and passengers on board a cruise ship have been quarantined off Japan because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. In a tweet on Friday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said, “Many Indian crew & some Indian passengers are onboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess quarantined off Japan due to Coronavirus. […]

IMF warns of economic slowdown in 90 per cent of world

Washington: The new managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Kristalina Georgieva warned of an economic slowdown in 2019 in 90 per cent of the world during her first speech at the helm of the multilateral organization. “In 2019, we expect slower growth in nearly 90 per cent of the world. The global economy […]

India likely to surpass UK in largest economy rankings of 2019: PwC Report

New Delhi: India and France are likely to surpass the UK in the 2019 rankings of world’s largest economies, according to the latest projections by British consultancy multinational PwC. PwC’s annual Global Economy Watch projects real GDP growth in 2019 of 7.6 per cent for India 1.6 per cent for the UK, and 1.7 per […]

World's first full-scale Hyperloop passenger capsule unveiled

San Francisco: US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) on Tuesday unveiled its first full-scale transportation capsule at Puerto de Santa Maria, Spain, which will be ready for passengers in 2019. The 32-metre “Quintero One” passenger capsule will be delivered to HyperloopTT’s research and development centre in Toulouse, France, for additional assembly and integration into the system […]

Kohli end England series as world's best, Cook signs off at 10th spot

Dubai: India captain Virat Kohli ended the England tour as the number-one ranked batsman in world despite failing in his last innings while just retired England opener Alastair Cook signed off from international cricket on a remarkable note, moving into the top-10 of the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen. Cook was adjudged Player of […]

India to be among top 3 economies by 2025-30: Rajnath

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said India will feature among the top three economies in the world by 2025-30. Singh and Union Road and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stones for many development projects during their two-day visit to Andaman and Nicobar Islands, which began on Thursday. Singh, who was speaking […]

At least nine alien planets in position to spot Earth

UK/Germany: In a bid to find how alien observers might be able to detect Earth, scientists have found that at least nine exoplanets are ideally placed to observe the transits of our world. Scientists from Queen”s University Belfast in the UK and the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research in Germany turned exoplanet-hunting on […]

Biren Banerjee
'Odisha has highest number of oral cancer patients in the world'

Bhubaneswar: Tobacco is the single most studied cause which leads to cancer and Odisha is the biggest example as it has the highest number of oral cancer patients in the world as per the new oral cancer detection method, said Biren Banerjee, MD of in-DNA Life Science Ptv Ltd, today. Discussing the topic ‘The Current scenario […]

Happy Birthday, Facebook! You made my day

As Facebook celebrates 12 years of its epoch-making existence, I thought I would write my two-penny worth tribute to this global behemoth that has compressed the world to the size of a computer screen.