She denounced the fact that "the high-level officials who organised and embraced the execution ... have walked free from the start", and that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman "has remained well protected against any kind of meaningful scrutiny in his country". … [Read more...] about Saudi verdict in Jamal Khashoggi case without ‘legal, moral legitimacy’: UN expert
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It was in 2012 that a credit committee of ICICI Bank in which Chanda Kochhar was a member in her capacity as CEO signed a letter sanctioning a loan to Videocon promoter Venugopal Dhoot. ICICI was part of a consortium of more than 20 banks and financial institutions that disbursed the loan of Rs 40,000 crore to consolidate debt and expand into oil and energy. India’s third biggest lender ended up loaning Rs 3,250 crore to Dhoot’s business. … [Read more...] about ICICI-Videocon case: Deepak Kochhar arrested. Is Chanda Kochhar next?
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Maharashtra COVID-19 cases cross 9.43 lakh with 20,131 additions
Societe Generale buys 0.7% stake in Strides Pharma, Mayfield XII Mauritius offloads 4.8% shares in Tejas Networks CCEA approves asset monetisation by PGCIL, to garner Rs 7,000 crore in first lot sale As Vodafone Idea becomes Vi, a look at the challenges with rebranding … [Read more...] about Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Not asking for Rhea’s custody remand, we’ll seek judicial custody: NCB official
A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally rises to 9,67,349 with addition of 23,816 cases; 325 fatalities take death toll to 27,787: Health Department