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#Breaking: Top headlines of India today. The latest breaking news in India | 21 July 2021

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Updates on COVID-19 42,015 new cases, 36,977 recoveries in the last 24 hours Active caseload currently at 4,07,170, constitute 1.30% of total cases Daily positivity rate at 2.27%, less than 3% for 30 consecutive days. Updates on #COVID19 ▪️ 42,015 new cases, 36,977 recoveries in the last 24 hours ▪️ …

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Pegasus: Human rights-compliant laws needed to regulate spyware

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The UN human rights chief on Monday said the apparent widespread use of Pegasus spy software to illegally undermine the rights of those under surveillance, including journalists and politicians, was “extremely alarming” and confirmed “some of the worst fears” surrounding the potential misuse of such technology. 20 July 2021. “Various …

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Top headlines of India today. The latest breaking news in India | 20 July 2021

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Mithali Raj back on top of ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings India batting star Mithali Raj is back at the top of the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings, the ninth time she is number one among batters since first occupying the spot more than 16 years ago, after West Indies …

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Top headlines of India today. The latest breaking news in India | 19 July 2021

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  World Health Organization (WHO) plan for the next phase of research in COVID origin excludes the role of the cold chain, frozen foods The World Health Organization has announced a plan for the next phase of research to further explore all possible pathways of the introduction of the SARS …

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A leaked database of thousands of telephone numbers believed to have been listed by multiple govt clients of an Israeli surveillance technology firm includes over 300 verified Indian mobile telephone numbers. BREAKING | #PegasusProject A leaked database of thousands of telephone numbers believed to have been listed by multiple govt …

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Top headlines of the day | 17th July 2021

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Karnataka CM Yediyurappa dismisses rumours, says ‘have not resigned’ Speaking to the media this morning, BS Yediyurappa said, “There is no change of guard in the state… We discussed details yesterday with the Prime Minister…..I have not resigned, not at all.” Responding to few media reports on his resignation @CMofKarnataka …

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Death in custody of activist priest, a stain on India’s rights record: UN expert

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An UN-appointed independent rights expert has spoken out following the death in custody of a renowned Catholic priest, who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. 16 July 2021. Stan Swamy, who was 84, was jailed last October on terrorism charges which UN Special Rapporteur highlighting the work of human rights defenders worldwide, …

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Single-shot COVID-19 vaccine produces an immune response against variants

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 Credit NIAID NIH

The immune response to the single-shot Janssen/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine remained robust against variants of SARS-CoV-2. Although the vaccine produced fewer neutralizing antibodies against the variants than the original virus, the overall immune response suggests strong protection. —by Sharon Reynolds (NIH ) To date (June 29, 2021), three vaccines …

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Afghanistan: Funding shortfall amid deepening humanitarian crisis

Afghan refugees, photo tweeted by Dr. Ramiz Alakbarov UN Secretary General's Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan

A senior UN official on Thursday urged donors to step up support for Afghanistan, where ongoing drought and increased military operations amid foreign troop withdrawal, are displacing scores of civilians, creating a growing humanitarian crisis. 18 million Afghans require assistance Refugees deported, borders closed The fundamentalist Taliban have taken over …

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Top headlines of the day | 15 July 2021

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‘Wobbling’ moon will cause devastating worldwide flooding, Nasa warns Coastal cities under threat from ‘rapidly increasing high tide floods’ which could occur in clusters lasting a month or more say, scientists. NASA  is warning of a “wobble” in the moon’s orbit that is set to see the world face significantly …

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Top headlines of the day | 14 July 2021

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Supreme Court issues notice to Uttar Pradesh government over Kanwar Yatra A day after the Uttarakhand government announced the suspension of the Kanwar Yatra, the Supreme Court pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government for going ahead with plans for the pilgrimage amid the COVID-19 pandemic. NDTV tweets. Supreme Court Takes …

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Top headlines of the day | 13 July 2021

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PM interacts with Chief Ministers of the North-Eastern states on the COVID-19 situation The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today interacted with Chief Ministers of the North-Eastern states on the COVID-19 situation. The interaction was attended by the Chief Ministers of Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and …

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Conflict, climate change, COVID, forces more people into hunger

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Global hunger levels have skyrocketed because of conflict, climate change and the economic impact of COVID-19; and one in five children around the world is stunted, UN agencies warned on Monday. 12 July 2021:New data that represents the first comprehensive global assessment of food insecurity carried out since the coronavirus …

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Top headlines of the day | 12th July 2021 | #ModiAgainstFarmers trending on Twitter

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COVID-19 Vaccination Update India’s COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage crosses landmark milestone of 38 Crore. More than 37.03 lakh Vaccine Doses administered today till 7 pm. More than 11.80 Crore Vaccine doses administered in the age group 18-44, so far. Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates the newly built Center of Excellence …

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Top headlines of the day | 11th July 2021

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PM to interact with Indian athletes’ contingent bound for Tokyo Olympics on 13th July Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the Indian athletes’ contingent bound for Tokyo Olympics on 13th July at 5 PM via video conferencing. The interaction by the Prime Minister is an endeavour to motivate the …

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Top headlines of the day | 10th July 2021

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“Covid Not Over”: Himachal Chief Minister Urges Tourists To Follow Norms “Tourists are thronging popular destinations in Himachal Pradesh as the heatwave has hit the plains and the second wave of COVID-19 is seeing a significant decline in the country”, reports NDTV. Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine does not contain graphene oxide, …

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A memorial on the factory site is nothing but a planned cover-up: International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal

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Building a Memorial on the highly contaminated Union Carbide factory site is a “planned cover-up” of the crimes of Dow Chemical against the environment and people of Bhopal Bhopal 10th July 2021. At a press conference, yesterday leaders of four organizations working with survivors of the Union Carbide disaster called …

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