Israeli Defence Ministry studying investigation into NSO Group

New Delhi | The Israeli Defence Ministry is studying the investigation into NSO Group, Defence Minister Benny Gantz said Tuesday after it was revealed that the Israeli cyber company has been selling spyware to foreign governments to target journalists and activists, Jerusalem Post reported. “We are aware of recent publications regarding the use of systems developed […]

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4th wave hits France, tougher sanctions announced

Paris | A fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit France which is spreading at “lightning” speed, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said and also announced tougher sanctions on non-compliance with the health pass rules. “We are seeing a wave faster than all the previous ones,” Attal said while addressing a press conference late on Monday. He […]

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China’s first human infection case with Monkey B Virus dies

Beijing | A Beijing-based vet, who was confirmed as China’s first human infection case with Monkey B Virus (BV), has died from the virus, but his close contacts are safe from it, for now, Global Times reported. The 53-year-old male vet, who worked for an institution researching on non-human primates, showed early-onset symptoms of nausea and […]

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‘Early stages’ of Covid’s third wave, warns WHO chief

Geneva (2 Min Read) | The world is now in the early stages of a third wave, amid rising cases of Covid’s Delta variant, World Health Organisation Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said. The spread of the Delta variant, along with increased social mobility and the inconsistent use of proven public health measures, is driving […]

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Covaxin effectively neutralises Alpha, Delta variants: US top body

Washington | Covaxin’s Covid-19 jab, developed and manufactured by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, generates antibodies that can effectively neutralise the Alpha (B117) and Delta (B1617) variants of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, the US National Institutes of Health has said citing results from two studies of blood serum from people who received the shots. Covaxin comprises a […]


UK reports highest daily rise in Covid-19 cases since Jan 30

London | Britain has reported another 22,868 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, the highest since January 30 this year, according to official figures released on Monday. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 4,755,078, according to the latest official figures. The country also recorded another three coronavirus-related deaths, bringing […]