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Remdesivir, HCQ, lopinavir & interferon have no effect on Covid patients — Solidarity trial

In a paper on the interim findings on the four drugs, WHO's Solidarity trial researchers in 30 countries return a clear negative.
Refugees on a train during Partition of India, 1947 | Wikimedia Commons

Oral history work goes remote as 1947 Partition Archive opts to ‘work-from-home’

The Archive's work typically involves conducting in-person interviews with individuals who are 75+, an age group particularly vulnerable to coronavirus.
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WHO issues a rare public scolding, tells countries not to waste time

The world has a second chance, as 150 countries have fewer than 100 reported cases and still have time to prepare, WHO chief Tedros said.
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India is on alert as coronavirus spreads in Asia, seeks WHO advice

WHO says novel coronavirus is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Three Asian nations have reported occurrence of the virus.

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The river Ganga in Varanasi

Five reasons that are stopping Ganga from becoming clean

The bureaucracy is capable enough to prove to the govt that Ganga has been completely cleaned. But that, we know, would be far from truth.

Revival in demand & business activity push Indian economy’s animal spirits up in September

Economists attributed the recovery to pent-up demand after a strict lockdown imposed in March hit the consumption of goods and services.

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A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.