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World finally gets a malaria vaccine and it has an Indian connection: Bharat Biotech

WHO gave its nod to RTS,S after pilot projects in Malawi, Ghana and Kenya found significant reduction in incidence of severe disease. 
Graphic by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

India’s R value drops to 0.91, but several cities see rise in infection rate

The R value for Kolkata increased to 1.06 this week from 1 last week. R for Mumbai and Delhi increased to 1.03 and 0.95, respectively.

Children are at bottom of social hierarchy. But they will remember pandemic trauma longest

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.
A community vaccination camp in the Khayelitsha township of Cape Town, South Africa, on 8 September, 2021 | Photo: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg

Covid-19 pandemic: South Africa ‘exits’ 3rd wave, Norway to lift most restrictions

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Jaishankar to discuss bilateral, trade & investment cooperation during 3-day visit to Mexico

Jaishankar was received by Minister of Finance and Public Credit Rogelio Ram rez de la O with whom he discussed Mexico's response to Covid crisis.

IPL match between DC & SRH to go ahead despite bowler T Natarajan testing positive for Covid

The Sunrisers Hyderabad left-arm pacer is currently asymptomatic and his six close contacts have been isolated, according to a BCCI release.
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India’s R value drops to 0.92, but Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru still over 1

R value, which indicates how fast Covid-19 is spreading, registers a drop to 0.92 from last week's 0.98. Maharashtra and Kerala, states with high active caseloads, also register drop.
A BMC medical staff administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at Nair hospital in Mumbai, on 27 April 2021 | PTI

90% fully or partially vaccinated citizens in Mumbai have Covid antibodies, sero survey shows

BMC survey says among the unvaccinated citizens, 79.86% have antibodies. Overall, 65% of the subjects of the study had received at least one dose of the Covid vaccine.
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Below 30, pregnant & Covid+ may face twice the risk of severe disease than older women: Study

Study in Indian Journal of Medical Research advocates vaccinating pregnant women, is an ongoing prospective cohort study of 4,203 Covid-positive pregnant & postpartum women in Maharashtra.
Representational image | Covid-19 patients occupying beds at Bengaluru's K.C. General Hospital | Photo: ANI

Covid fallout: Seven-fold rise in oxygen beds, 44-fold jump in ICU beds, govt tells SC

Since the Covid pandemic started, years of health infrastructure deficiencies have been addressed like never before, the government’s affidavit in Supreme Court shows.

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Underage girls have been kidnapped, raped and prostituted by UN and NATO personnel in Kosovo

Here’s why sexual violence by humanitarians and peacekeepers keeps happening

Peacekeeping operations have a long history of predatory sexual culture. And the UN’s database shows that abusers come from all continents.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani (L) and Manish Malhotra

Mukesh Ambani buys 40% stake in Manish Malhotra’s fashion brand in widening luxury retail push

Investment in Manish Malhotra, stylist to the biggest stars, speaks of Ambani’s wider aim of transforming Reliance Industries Ltd, lessening its dependence on oil-refining and petrochemicals businesses.

Defence

A BSF Jawan stands guard at border | Representational image | ANI

Move to increase BSF jurisdiction is to ‘curb crime’, Opposition cries ‘attack on federalism’

Home ministry has amended a 2014 notification extending BSF jurisdiction from 15 km to 50 km along Punjab, West Bengal and Assam border.
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Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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