Author - Tejram Sharma

June 19-25, 2021 | Vol. 14 Issue 8


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President Biden counters China, Russia at summits in Europe


Geneva: President Biden went to Europe for a week to convince the allies that America was back, and for good; gather them in common cause against the rising threat of China; and establish some red lines for President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, whom he called his “worthy adversary.” At G7 he made inroads on China...

Addressing G-7, PM Modi calls for open vaccine chains


New Delhi: Calling for “global unity, leadership and solidarity”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi last Saturday emphasized the “special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies to prevent future pandemics”. Addressing the G-7 outreach session via video conference, Modi also expressed India’s commitment to support collective endeavors to improve global health governance. This is an oblique reference to the...

CEO Satya Nadella steps in as Microsoft Chairman too


San Francisco: Microsoft board has elected CEO Satya Nadella as Chairman of the tech giant, a first in two decades when Microsoft’s chairman will also be its CEO. Bill Gates was the only other Chairman and CEO of Microsoft who stepped down as CEO in 2000. He stepped down as chairman in 2014 and the board...

Many events planned in US to celebrate International Yoga Day


New York: Last summer when the pandemic was still raging in America, the International Day of Yoga (June 21) events had to go virtual. This year amid the reopening of the country, many events in-person and virtual have been planned to celebrate the day established by the UN in 2014 at the behest of Prime...

India reopens big cities as Covid numbers plunge


New Delhi: After weeks-long lockdowns, major Indian cities have reopened for business, with long queues for buses in the financial hub of Mumbai while traffic returned to the roads of New Delhi after a devastating second wave of coronavirus that killed thousands. The graph of new infections has been going down steadily. India reported 67,208 new COVID-19...

Google pledges Rs 113 crore to boost healthcare infra in India


New Delhi: Google on Thursday announced new grants of nearly Rs 113 crore to help strengthen India's healthcare infrastructure and workforce in rural areas, as India prepares for the third Covid wave.   Google.org will support procurement and installation of approximately 80 oxygen generation plants in healthcare facilities in high-need and rural locations with new grants...

Ramdev booked for comments against Covid-19 medicines


New Delhi: The Chhattisgarh Police have registered a case against Yoga guru Ramdev for allegedly spreading false information about medicines used to treat Covid-19, Raipur police superintendent Ajay Yadav said, the media reported. Yadav said a First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged in this regard on the complaint of Indian Medical Association (IMA) Hospital...

Indian Army top brass discuss threats from China, Pakistan


New Delhi: Amid border standoff with China, the Indian Army held a commanders' conference led by General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Thursday to review the operational situation at the border with China and Pakistan. Indian Army Commanders' Conference is an apex level biannual event, which formulates important policy decisions through collegiate deliberations. The conference was...