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Climate change drives $268 bn global damage from 2020 natural disasters with 64% uninsured:Aon report

International News       Jan 25, 2021

  Chicago: Aon plc,today launched its global Weather,Climate & Catastrophe Insight: 2020 Annual Report.evaluating the impact of global natural disaster events to identify trends, manage volatility and enhance resilience.  The report reveals that the 416 natural catastrophe events of 2020 resulted in economic losses of $268...

Tata in talks to launch Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in India

Indian News       Jan 25, 2021

Mumbai: Tata Group’s healthcare venture is said to have started initial discussions with Moderna Inc for a partnership to launch its COVID-19 vaccine in India, the Economic Times reported on Monday. Tata Medical & Diagnostics could team up with the India's Council of Scientific and...

Wealth amassed by 100 richest Indians during pandemic can give 13.8 cr poorest Rs 94k each: Oxfam

Facts       Jan 25, 2021

New Delhi, India''s 100 top billionaires have seen their fortunes increase by Rs 12,97,822 crore since March last year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country and this amount is enough to give 13.8 crore poorest Indians a cheque for Rs 94,045 each. The latest...

131 more COVID deaths, 13203 cases

Indian News       Jan 25, 2021

New Delhi: India recorded the lowest number of coronavirus fatalities in over eight months with 131 more deaths being recorded, the Health Ministry said on Monday. The COVID-19 caseload rose to 1,06,67,736 with 13,203 more infections. There are 1,84,182 active cases, which is 1.73 per...

SAIL planning to set up India''s first gas-to-ethanol plant in Chandrapur

Indian News       Jan 24, 2021

  New Delhi: SAIL with the help of the Centre is planning to set up India''s first gas to ethanol plant at its ferro alloy plant in Chandrapur in Maharashtra, according to an official. Mukesh Kumar, the Director of Steel Research & Technology Mission of India...

Ageing dams in India, US, other nations pose growing threat: UN report

Indian News       Jan 24, 2021

  New York: Over a thousand large dams in India will be roughly 50 years old in 2025 and such aging embankments across the world pose a growing threat, according to a UN report which notes that by 2050, most people on Earth will live downstream...

Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer

Vaccinated people may still transmit COVID-19, warns England’s chief medic

International News       Jan 24, 2021

London: One of England’s leading medical officers on Sunday urged the public to continue to follow the strict lockdown rules because any vaccine-related immunity from COVID-19 takes at least three weeks to kick in. Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, England’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer, also warned that...

Google to redesign mobile search with new interface

Facts       Jan 24, 2021

The American multinational technology company Google is soon going to roll out a new design for its mobile search results. The tech giant is redesigning the search engine interface on mobile devices. The changes are intended to simplify how search results look. According to The...

COVID-19 pandemic underlined need for higher budget allocation for healthcare sector

Indian News       Jan 24, 2021

  New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasised the key role of healthcare in the lives of people, underlining the importance of higher budget allocation for improving the healthcare infrastructure in the country, sectoral players said. The pharma sector which has played a leading role as...

How fastest vaccine rollouts by small countries is fuelling market gains

International News       Jan 24, 2021

  The race to deliver the jab to the world’s populations has so far been led by a handful of smaller nations, and now they’re outpacing some of the wealthiest countries in the eyes of traders too. The fastest Covid-19 vaccination rollouts globally, in Israel and...