International

Olympics Update: Lovlina Borgohain defeats former World champion Nien-Chin Chen

Lovlina Borgohain defeated former World champion Nien-Chin Chen in the women's 69kgsemifinals on Friday, July 30, 2021, ensuring India a second medal at the Tokyo Olympics. Thetwo-time World bronze medalist put in a strong effort against an experienced opponent in thequarterfinals, winning 4-1. Lovl... Read more

30 July 2021

Kerala to undergo complete lockdown on July 31 and August 1

Due to the high number of daily COVID-19 instances reported in Kerala, the state administration has decided to impose a complete lockdown throughout the state over the weekend. Kerala has the most active COVID-19 cases in the country, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, with 1.5 ... Read more

29 July 2021

Brazil suspended its decision to import four million doses of Covaxin

Brazil has put off its decision to import four million doses of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin into the nation, following the suspension of intended clinical trials and a request for Emergency Use Authorisation. According to a statement released by the Brazilian National Health Surveillan... Read more

29 July 2021

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken lands in New Delhi on Tuesday evening

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken landed in New Delhi on Tuesday evening for his first visit to India, where he will meet with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. The discussions were scheduled to begin at 12 p.m.  He will meet with National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval, followed by... Read more

28 July 2021

India reports 43,654 new Covid-19 cases and 41,678 recoveries

In the previous 24 hours, India has reported 43,654 new cases. For the past thirty-one days, fewer than 50,000 Daily New Cases have been reported. Out of the total people who have been infected since the start of the pandemic, 3,06,63,147 people have recovered from COVID-19, with 41,678 patients rec... Read more

28 July 2021

London High Court makes a judgement in favor of the banks and declares Vijay Mallya bankrupt

A British court awarded Vijay Mallya a bankruptcy order on Monday, clearing the way for a consortium of Indian banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) to seek repayment of debt owed by the now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines through a worldwide freezing order. The Indian banks had pushed for the bank... Read more

27 July 2021

Olympics Update: India's men's hockey team defeated Spain 3-0 to earn its second victory

On Tuesday, India's men's hockey team trounced Spain 3-0 to earn its second victory at the Tokyo Olympics in Japan. After being thrashed 1-7 by Australia in their previous encounter, India put in a strong showing against world No.9 Spain, scoring through Simranjeet Singh  and Rupinder Pal Singh... Read more

27 July 2021

Olympics Update: Sharath Kamal will face Ma Long of China in the next round

A. Sharath Kamal, India's flag-bearer in table tennis, has advanced to the round of 32 in the men's singles event in Tokyo. Sharath advanced to the third round of the men's singles after defeating Tiago Apolonia of Portugal. Sharath, who was seeded 20th, used his powerful backhand wins to defeat his... Read more

26 July 2021

Olympics Update: G Sathiyan was eliminated early from the table tennis men’s singles category

G. Sathiyan, an Indian table tennis player, was eliminated early from the men's singles category at the Tokyo Games on July 25 after an upset loss against lower-ranked Siu Hang Lam. Sathiyan, who was ranked 38 and seeded 26th, took a comfortable 3-1 lead before losing 3-4 to the 95th ranked Hong Kon... Read more

25 July 2021

Trials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin suspended in Brazil

The clinical trials of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine, Covaxin, in Brazil have been halted following the termination of the company's agreement with its partner there, according to the South American country's health regulator. Bharat Biotech cancelled the MoU it signed with Precisa Medicamentos ... Read more

24 July 2021