AstraZeneca, Moderna ahead in Covid-19 vaccine race: World Health Organisation

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 935 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ AstraZeneca’s experimental Covid-19 vaccine is probably the world’s leading candidate and most advanced in terms of development, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) chief scientist said on Friday. The British drugmaker has already begun large-scale, mid-stage human trials of the vaccine, which was developed by researchers at University of Oxford. This week, AstraZeneca signed its tenth supply and manufacturing deal. “Certainly in terms of how advanced they are, the stage at which they are, they are I think probably the leading candidate,” WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan told…

US tightens the screws on Beijing, restricts visas for Chinese officials

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 886 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ The United States is imposing visa restrictions on current and former Chinese officials responsible for “eviscerating” the freedoms of Hong Kong citizens, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday, signalling that the US would continue to tighten controls vis-a-vis the Chinese government officials. The move coincides with an intensified US rhetoric against China in the midst of Trump’s re-election campaign, in which opinion polls have shown voters increasingly embittered toward Beijing, especially over the coronavirus that began from China’s Wuhan. “I am announcing visa…

Indian envoy delivers sharp message to China about ‘repercussions’ over Ladakh

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 893 total views COURTESY BY: https://www.hindustantimes.com/ The standoff between Indian and Chinese border troops can be resolved only if the Chinese side stops building new structures along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), India’s ambassador to China Vikram Misri said on Friday. Reiterating India’s position that the standoff and a violent face-off on June 15 were triggered by China’s actions, Vikram Misri told news agency PTI in Beijing that the Chinese side has to stop the practice of transgressing. His remarks made it clear that the Indian side expects China to take steps…

4-way fight for Maq T10 title

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 1,145 total views DELRAY BEACH/FL – USA: Four teams will battle on July 4 and 5 for the coveted Maq T10 title at the Maq Cricket Stadium in Delray Beach in Florida. The tournament is being hosted by Cricket Council USA (CCUSA) and will see Maq Stars, Spartans, Pakistan Eagles, and T&T Stars battle for glory. This tournament comes after weekend matches that were held since CCUSA re-started cricket after the Covid 19 lockdown. This tournament will be the first cricket tournament to be held in America since the lockdown and…

West Indies coach Simmons has no worries over Holder’ niggle’

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 686 total views “Ankle problem – West Indies captain Jason Holder . ©AFP” /> London (AFP) – West Indies coach Phil Simmons had no qualms over the fitness of Jason Holder after the captain played a restricted role on the final day of his side’s first warm-up match ahead of next month’s Test series against England. Holder led one team in a drawn intra-squad three-day game against Kraigg Brathwaite’s XI at Old Trafford. But the Barbados paceman did not bowl on Thursday, although he was in the field on all three…