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Moderna plans to seek emergency authorization if COVID-19 vaccine proves 70 percent effective

  • Sep 17, 2020

Moderna Inc company plans to seek emergency authorization for its use if the COVID-19 vaccine proves to be at least 70 percent effective, the company's chief executive told Reuters. Moderna's vaccine candidate - mRNA-1273 - is nearing the fini

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WHO slams Trump saying that the pandemic should not be made into a "political football"

  • Sep 17, 2020

World Health Organisation's top emergency expert Mike Ryan stressed the need for countries to have "consistent messaging" for the public in order to combat the coronavirus pandemic effectively.  In an increasing sign of WHO's un

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Worldwide coronavirus cases soon to surpass 30 million

  • Sep 17, 2020

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic has now infected more than 29 million people and the numbers are expected to pass 30 million, with 9.39 lakh people succumbing to the virus that was first reported in late December 2019. According to Johns Hopkins Un

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Trump administration agrees to in-person election threat briefings to congress

  • Sep 17, 2020

The Trump administration has agreed to give in-person details on the threats encountered by the US Presidential election to key members of Congress.  Earlier, the administration had said that they will only provide such briefings in writing. 

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Japan: Yoshihide Suga formally elected as Japan's new prime minister

  • Sep 16, 2020

Japan's parliament on Wednesday formally elected the ruling party president Yoshihide Suga as the country's new prime minister. After the votes were counted, lower house speaker Tadamori Oshima said "According to the results, our house h

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Russia to supply Sputnik-V vaccine against COVID-19 to Indian firm after regulatory approval

  • Sep 16, 2020

Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday it will supply India's Dr. Reddy's Laboratories with 100 million doses of the Sputnik-V vaccine against COVID-19 once it receives regulatory approval in India. The Russian Direct Investment

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WTO ruling in favour of China in tariffs case which sparked outrage in US

  • Sep 16, 2020

The World Trade Organisation's ruling on Tuesday in favor of China in the tariff case has sparked outrage in Washington. The Trump administration says its tariffs imposed two years ago on more than $200 billion in Chinese goods were justified

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Thirteen migrants detained after second fire breaks out in Greek migrant camp

  • Sep 16, 2020

Thirteen people have been detained on the Greek island of Samos after a fire threatened the local migrant camp, police said Wednesday, days after another blaze destroyed Europe's largest migrant camp on Lesbos. "We are examining the possible

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US: Trump says coronavirus vaccine could be ready within 3-4 weeks

  • Sep 16, 2020

US President Donald Trump has said that the vaccine for the deadly coronavirus pandemic may be available within a month, regarding the expectations related to the covid-19 vaccine. At a town hall event hosted by a news channel, Donald Trump said that the shot could be ready

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