Covaxin could be launched as early as Feb: ICRM: COVAXIN, the government-backed COVID-19 vaccine, could be launched as early as February — months earlier than expected — as last-stage trials begin this month. Studies have so far showed it is safe and effective, a senior ICMR scientist told Reuters.
Delhi may soon be ‘coronavirus capital’: HC: Delhi High Court has criticised the city government saying it has gone “completely haywire” over its handling of the Covid-19 outbreak and that Delhi was on its way to become the “corona capital of the country”. The court made the remarks as the third wave of infections in the city continued to create alarm.
US election 2020: Protests break out across country: Even as US election results keep rolling in, the country saw a range of protests from both pro-Trump and anti-Trump groups, with nearly 60 people arrested in Manhattan. Former vice-president Joe Biden has collected 264 electoral votes, making him the favourite to become the next White House occupant.
Wary China hopes US presidential polls end smoothly: A wary China on Thursday hoped the presidential poll process in the US would end smoothly and successfully and said there is room for cooperation between the two nations despite “some differences”. Observers forecast heightening of the rivalry between the top two economies no matter whoever emerges victorious.
Trump couldn’t handle Covid properly, PM Modi saved India: Nadda: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done what US President Donald Trump failed to do and “saved the country” from the novel coronavirus, BJP president JP Nadda declared on Thursday at an election rally in Bihar’s Darbhanga, which goes to the polls on Saturday in the final phase of voting.
India, Italy to sign several pacts during virtual summit today: India and Italy are expected to sign a number of agreements providing for expansion of cooperation in trade, investment and environment during a virtual summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte on Friday.
Jagan govt to take up land survey in Andhra: The Andhra Pradesh government will launch a comprehensive survey of all lands in the state in an attempt to identify genuine land owners, provide them permanent land rights, eliminate encroachments and put an end to all land disputes. A decision was taken at a state cabinet meeting held in the secretariat.
Over 250 students test Covid-19 positive after schools reopen in Andhra: As many as 262 students of Classes 9 and 10 and 160 teachers have tested positive for Covid-19 in Andhra Pradesh after schools reopened on November 2.
K’taka CM to discuss cabinet expansion with party high command after Nov 10: Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa on Thursday said the much awaited expansion of his cabinet will take place at the earliest and he will talk to the party high command in this regard, soon after the Assembly bypoll results on November 10.
Will enact laws on interfaith marriage, cow slaughter: BSY: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has said the state government would bring in laws on interfaith marriage and against cow slaughter. The BJP leader said women were being lured to convert in the name of love and that strong steps would be taken to enact a law to prevent this.