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Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.(AP)

Some Covid-19 mutations may dampen vaccine effectiveness

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:09 PM IST
Scientists are reporting troubling signs that some recent mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 may modestly curb the effectiveness of two current vaccines, although they stress that the shots still protect against the disease.
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Joe Biden took the presidential oath standing on the steps of the US Capitol, the building complex that had been attacked two weeks earlier by a pro-Trump mob seeking to overturn his victory.
Joe Biden took the presidential oath standing on the steps of the US Capitol, the building complex that had been attacked two weeks earlier by a pro-Trump mob seeking to overturn his victory.

Joe Biden to unveil Covid plan on first full day in office

AFP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Biden was sworn in as the 46th US president on Wednesday, delivering a calming call to heal a nation riven by festering divisions that had grown deeper under four years of Donald Trump.
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Actor Vicky Kaushal’s next Bollywood release is Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham Singh.
Actor Vicky Kaushal’s next Bollywood release is Shoojit Sircar’s Sardar Udham Singh.

Vicky Kaushal on theatre Vs OTT: Some films are only made for cinematic experience

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:08 PM IST
Actor Vicky Kaushal says that some films are made for the big screen, while there are projects that have the flexibility in terms of mode of consumption.
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PM Narendra Modi has led India's effort to deepen ties with UAE and other Gulf countries after he came to power in 2014(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
PM Narendra Modi has led India's effort to deepen ties with UAE and other Gulf countries after he came to power in 2014(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

In a first, 3 Rafales reaching India to be refuelled mid-air by UAE Air Force

PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:06 PM IST
  • India and the UAE are expected to take bilateral ties to the next level with the two countries, along with France, discussing conducting trilateral military exercises
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An aerial view of Cyberhub, in Gurugram. (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
An aerial view of Cyberhub, in Gurugram. (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Driving on wrong side could invite permanent license termination in Gurugram

ANI, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:04 PM IST
The police have decided that if any accident happens due to wrong side driving, then the accused will be charged under Section 304 (2) of Indian Penal Code and will be given a minimum of 10 years punishment.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gestures toward a reporter while speaking at the State Department in Washington. (AP file)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gestures toward a reporter while speaking at the State Department in Washington. (AP file)

Angry China sanctions Pompeo, 27 Trump officials during Biden oath

By Sutirtho Patranobis , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:03 PM IST
The sanctioned former officials included trade chief Peter Navarro, national security advisers Robert O’Brien and John Bolton, health secretary Alex Azar, UN ambassador Kelly Craft and former top Trump aide Steve Bannon.
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Actor Gulshan Devaiah is presently busy with Reema Kagti’s upcoming web project.
Actor Gulshan Devaiah is presently busy with Reema Kagti’s upcoming web project.

Gulshan Devaiah says theatre and OTT will co-exist: No medium will be taken over by the other

By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:01 PM IST
Actor Gulshan Devaiah says while theatre has it’s own charm that can never be replaced, OTT too has created its place in the heart of the audience.
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Wasim Akram congratulates India on Test series win Down Under(HT Collage)
Wasim Akram congratulates India on Test series win Down Under(HT Collage)

Haven’t seen a bold & brave Asian team on a tougher Australia Tour: Wasim Akram

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 12:00 PM IST
Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram lauded India’s show Down Under, stating that he hadn’t seen a bolder and braver Asian team tour Australia than this one.
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Without herd immunity as a shared goal, some might skip the vaccine, influenced by scare stories about side effects and rare allergic reactions, especially if they are young and face only a small chance of dying from the virus.(Pixabay)
Without herd immunity as a shared goal, some might skip the vaccine, influenced by scare stories about side effects and rare allergic reactions, especially if they are young and face only a small chance of dying from the virus.(Pixabay)

Herd immunity could be closer than we think

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:55 AM IST
The evidence is compelling that a strong, rapid vaccination campaign could render SARS-CoV-2 less of a threat than seasonal flu through building herd immunity.
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PM Modi wished people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura and said that these three states have contributed immensely to India's growth. (ANI Photo)
PM Modi wished people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura and said that these three states have contributed immensely to India's growth. (ANI Photo)

PM Modi wishes people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura on their Statehood Day

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 11:51 AM IST
Under the North-Eastern Areas (Re-organisation) Act, 1971, Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya attained statehood on January 21, 1972.
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