Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban ‘unconstitutional’

Japan court rules same-sex marriage ban ‘unconstitutional’

Landmark decision from Sapporo court seen as major victory for LGBTQ community with other cases pending. A Japanese district court on Wednesday ruled that not allowing same-sex couples to...
India has supplied about 60 million vaccine doses to other countries

India has supplied about 60 million vaccine doses to other countries

Since India is manufacturing a couple of Covid-19 vaccines locally, the ministry of external affairs has received requests from various foreign countries for their supply. The vaccines have been supplied to close...
Twitter Launches New Initiatives to Tackle Misinformation Ahead of Assembly Elections in India

Twitter Launches New Initiatives to Tackle Misinformation Ahead of Assembly Elections in India

The new initiatives on Twitter will be in six languages — English, Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Assamese, and Malayalam. Twitter on Monday announced a series of initiatives that it says...
US remains top arms exporter and grows market share

US remains top arms exporter and grows market share

International arms sales remained stable between 2016 and 2020 compared to the previous five years, according to a Sweden-based research institute. Increased exports by the US, France and Germany...
Covid-19: Netherlands suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine

Covid-19: Netherlands suspend use of AstraZeneca vaccine

The Netherlands has become the latest country to suspend use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine over concerns about possible side effects. The Dutch government said the move, which will...
Research team locates 24 bat coronaviruses in southwestern China

Research team locates 24 bat coronaviruses in southwestern China

Bat-hunting scientists, particularly those in China, have come under fire since the emergence of COVID-19, which is believed to have originated from the animals. During the search for the...
YouTube deletes 30,000 vaccine misinfo videos

YouTube deletes 30,000 vaccine misinfo videos

YouTube has removed more than 30,000 misleading Covid-19 vaccination videos in the past five months, it said. A YouTube spokeswoman said the videos contradicted vaccine information from the World...
'Hope some time this year': Australia working on travel bubble with Singapore

‘Hope some time this year’: Australia working on travel bubble with Singapore

The Sydney Morning Herald reported the deal would allow Singaporeans and Australians who had been vaccinated to travel between the countries without quarantining. Australia is "working with Singapore" to...
71 countries, 58 million doses, India’s vaccine diplomacy gets Quad booster

71 countries, 58 million doses, India’s vaccine diplomacy gets Quad booster

While 80.75 lakh doses have been sent as gift, free of charge, 165.24 lakh doses have been delivered as part of Covax mechanism under the aegis of the Global Alliance for Vaccines...
Tata Digital applies for CCI nod to add BigBasket to its cart, says acquisition will not impact competition in India

Tata Digital applies for CCI nod to add BigBasket to its cart, says acquisition...

As per media reports, Tata's stake will translate into an enterprise value of Rs 13,500 crore for BigBasket. Tata Digital, the  wholly-owned subsidiary of Indian Conglomerate Tata Group, has...

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