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Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts

Indian News       Jul 26, 2021

  NEW DELHI:  As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son Saurav at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for more than two months. In May, as India’s new COVID-19 cases broke global records to reach 400,000 a...

No pathway to reach the Paris Agreement’s 1.5˚C goal without the G20: UN chief

International News       Jul 26, 2021

  UN: "There is no pathway to this goal without the leadership of the G20. This signal is desperately needed by the billions of people already on the frontlines of the climate crisis and by markets, investors and industry who require certainty that a net-zero climate-resilient...

COVID-19: India adds 39,361 fresh cases,416 fatalities

Indian News       Jul 26, 2021

  New Delhi: With 39,361 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,14,11,262, while the daily positivity was recorded above three percent after 35 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The...

Pandemic Travel Rules

Articles       Jul 26, 2021

  Anjani Trivedi As countries around the world attempt to reopen their borders, officials have come up with an ever-changing list of labyrinthine polices to allow travel. A range of entry restrictions have been deployed, from home quarantines for vaccinated adults to spending up to three...

Amazon may soon allow payments via Bitcoin, other digital currencies

International News       Jul 26, 2021

  Amazon may allow users to pay in cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin soon as the e-commerce giant is hiring a digital currency and blockchain product lead for its payments team. According to a latest job listing, Amazon's Payments Acceptance & Experience team is "seeking an experienced product...

India urges G20 countries to fulfill emission targets

Indian News       Jul 26, 2021

India has urged the group of 20 nations with per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions above the world average to take immediate steps to reduce their emissions so that the world stays on the right track to leave a better planet for future generations. Union...

73 pc rise in healthcare facilities in tribal areas between 2005 and 2020: Govt data

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

New Delhi: There has been a 73 per cent increase in healthcare facilities in tribal areas between 2005 and 2020 as compared to a 10 per cent increase across the country, according to government data. The number of sub health centres (SHC) in tribal areas...

28 pc Indians plan to travel in Aug-Sept; risk of third COVID-19 wave set to rise: Report

Indian News       Jul 25, 2021

  Mumbai: With as many as 28 per cent Indians planning to travel in August-September, which is also the time for some of the major festivals in the country, the risk of the third wave of the pandemic is set to rise, according to a survey....

Insurance brokers Aon and Willis drop $30 bn merger move, Aon to pay $1 billion termination fee to Willis

International News       Jul 25, 2021

  DUBLIN, July 26: Aon plc and Willis Towers Watson announced today that the firms have agreed to terminate their proposed $30 billion merger proposal and end litigation with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). In connection with the termination of the business combination agreement, Aon...

Many now have immunity against COVID-19 but don't lower guard: Experts

Facts       Jul 25, 2021

  New Delhi: While a large number of people now have immunity against coronavirus due to previous infections or vaccination, a guarded approach is needed in terms of implementing restrictive measures to avoid a second wave-like crisis, experts said. Dr Yudhyavir Singh, who has been managing...

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