Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicIndian variant

Topic: Indian variant

India’s Delta Covid variant 60% more transmissible than Alpha, say UK experts

UK data shows over 90% of new Covid cases in the UK are of the Delta variant, and health experts are of the opinion that it may resist effectiveness of vaccine to some extent.

US ramps up surveillance of highly transmissible Covid variant first detected in India

The B.1.617 variant was detected in US between late February & late March. On 4 May, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designated it as a variant of interest.

Covaxin effective against coronavirus variants found in India & UK, Bharat Biotech says

Citing a study published in a peer-reviewed medical journal, Bharat Biotech said noted that vaccination with Covaxin produced neutralising titers against all key emerging variants.

On Camera

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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