India is one of the largest vaccine manufacturers globally by volume and provides 70 percent of UNICEF’s requirement. Various Indian players are at the forefront of the COVID-19 vaccine development and India is also attractive for clinical trials due to the incidence of myriad diseases, cheaper healthcare services, and favourable regulations. This completes India’s bouquet of offerings for vaccine developers and manufacturers. So, does this put India in an advantageous position? Will India play a key role in global vaccination? And is India ahead of the world in efforts to end COVID-19? … [Read more...] about 3-Point Analysis | Why does India have upper hand in global vaccine plan?
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Is concretisation to be blamed?After facing criticism year after year for shoddy roads and footpaths, this year, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has infact increased area under concrete. According to its budget for the ongoing financial year, 266 km worth of roads are proposed to be improved using concrete, which is nearly four times the 65-km in 2019-20, and 13 times the 20-km in 2018-19. Besides, the civic body has started concretisation of footpaths using the likes of stencil concrete instead of paver blocks for better durability. Bhathena told Mongabay-India that tar roads allow 30 percent water to seep while paver blocks allow 50 percent water to seep underground but concretisation does not let any, leading to the entire volume of water running into the ill-equipped drains.Nikhil Anand, a professor from the University of Pennsylvania criticised the BMC over the flooding and rued about eco-systems which used to absorb extra water. “With many of the city’s open … [Read more...] about Mumbai flood breaches new frontiers
The bundle is reportedly referred to as “Apple One” at Apple’s headquarters, though it’s unknown if this will be the brand name of the services bundle when it launches or if this is currently just a code name. As for a launch date, Bloomberg says Apple is gearing to offer the bundle in October, alongside the new iPhone 12 line. … [Read more...] about Apple wants to be subscription services king with new ‘Apple One’ bundle this October
"This huge investment enables us to work closely together on global health challenges such as the search for a COVID-19 vaccine. Today's announcement is another demonstration of our excellent research relationship and will strengthen the important fight against anti-microbial resistance," he said. … [Read more...] about UK and India join forces with 5 new projects to tackle anti-microbial resistance
“I'll probably be giving my speech at the White House because it is a great place. It's a place that makes me feel good, it makes the country feel good,” Trump told the Post and added that it would also be easy for law enforcement agencies and the Secret Service. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump plans to give Republican nomination acceptance speech from White House