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On Sunday, over 2.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine were administered to people across the country(AFP)

Tika Utsav: India to inoculate citizens on day-2 of 'vaccination festival' today

Written by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 06:39 AM IST
Covishield and Covaxin are the two Covid-19 vaccines being administered to citizens in India.
Some people in China want European satellite operator Eutelsat to reconsider carrying Chinese channels CGTN and CCTV4.(AFP)
Some people in China want European satellite operator Eutelsat to reconsider carrying Chinese channels CGTN and CCTV4.(AFP)

'Forced confession' victims urge Chinese TV channels ban

AFP | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 05:57 AM IST
The letter published by human rights watchdog Safeguard Defenders details a list of violations that the signatories say China is guilty of using to extort confessions from them and "refuse the right to a fair trial".
Blinken said China did not give access to international experts or share information in real time to provide true transparency.(Reuters Photo)
Blinken said China did not give access to international experts or share information in real time to provide true transparency.(Reuters Photo)

Blinken criticizes China, says 'need to get to the bottom' of Covid-19 origin

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 05:38 AM IST
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken's sharp words underscored criticism from other members of the Biden administration over Beijing's lack of transparency in the crucial early days of the pandemic.
The social audio app Clubhouse had a monster first year- despite being invite-only and available only on iOS devices- seeing more than 10 million downloads.(Mint file photo)
The social audio app Clubhouse had a monster first year- despite being invite-only and available only on iOS devices- seeing more than 10 million downloads.(Mint file photo)

Personal info for 1.3 million Clubhouse users leaked online: Report

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 05:33 AM IST
A report by Cyber News as saying that a SQL database with users' IDs, names, usernames, Twitter and Instagram handles and follower counts were posted to an online hacker forum.
US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell(Reuters File)
US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell(Reuters File)

Fed's Powell sees US boom ahead, with Covid-19 still a risk

AP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 05:15 AM IST
Powell noted that roughly a million jobs were added in March, when revisions to jobs data in January and February are included. The unemployment rate fell to 6% from 6.2%.
A China yuan note is seen in this illustration.(Reuters file photo)
A China yuan note is seen in this illustration.(Reuters file photo)

Biden team eyes potential threat from China’s digital yuan plans

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 05:10 AM IST
The People’s Bank of China has rolled out trial issuance of a digital yuan in cities across the country, putting it on track to be the first major central bank to issue a virtual currency.
Japan's Hideki Matsuyama celebrates on the 18th green after winning The Masters(REUTERS)
Japan's Hideki Matsuyama celebrates on the 18th green after winning The Masters(REUTERS)

Japan's Matsuyama holds off Schauffele to win historic Masters title

AFP |
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 05:04 AM IST
  • Carrying the hopes of a nation on his shoulders, Matsuyama calmly grinded out clutch pars and struck for crucial birdies in a pressure-packed march at Augusta National, hanging on over the final holes for a historic one-stroke victory.
Britain's Prince Harry(AP)
Britain's Prince Harry(AP)

Prince Harry arrives back in UK for Prince Philip's funeral: Report

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 04:15 AM IST
  • Buckingham Palace yesterday said that Meghan will not attend as she had been advised not to travel by her physician.
Employees pick up vials containing CoronaVac, Sinovac's vaccine against Covid-19, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(Reuters)
Employees pick up vials containing CoronaVac, Sinovac's vaccine against Covid-19, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.(Reuters)

Brazil: 1,803 Covid-19 deaths; China's vaccine 50.7% effective against variant

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 04:11 AM IST
Sao Paulo's Butantan biomedical institute, which tested and is now producing the CoronaVac vaccine developed by China's Sinovac Biotech Ltd, said on Sunday a study it conducted found the shot had an efficacy rate of 50.7% against the P1 variant, and a less widespread strain known as P2.
A nurse prepares a dose of Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine to inoculate people against Covid-19.(AFP)
A nurse prepares a dose of Sinovac's CoronaVac vaccine to inoculate people against Covid-19.(AFP)

'The right path': Chile defends Sinovac use amid fresh efficacy questions

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2021 04:08 AM IST
Available data shows Chinese vaccines lag behind others including Pfizer and Moderna in terms of efficacy, but require less stringent temperature controls during storage.
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