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Amid pandemic and protest, Olympics return to a changed China

By Tony Munroe BEIJING (Reuters) - The Beijing Winter Olympics kick off in a week, putting sports at centre-stage following preparations that have been clouded by diplomatic boycotts and the…

WHO chief says world at ‘critical juncture’ in COVID pandemic

GENEVA (Reuters) -The head of the World Health Organization on Monday urged countries to work together to bring the acute phase of the pandemic to an end, saying that they…

World tourism inched back in 2021, still a fraction of pre-pandemic levels

MADRID (Reuters) - The world tourism industry barely improved last year compared to 2020, with all indicators staying way below pre-pandemic levels and industry professionals not expecting a full recovery…

PM Modi delivers ‘State of the World’ special address at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi delivered ‘State of the World’ special address at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda today via video conferencing. The Prime Minister said that India…

Explainer-Sri Lanka on the edge as debt burden mounts

By Uditha Jayasinghe COLOMBO (Reuters) - Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Sri Lanka is facing its most serious financial crisis in years, raising doubts about its ability to pay…

Return of the flu: EU faces threat of prolonged ‘twindemic’

By Francesco Guarascio BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Influenza has returned to Europe at a faster-than-expected rate this winter after almost disappearing last year, raising concerns about a prolonged "twindemic" with COVID-19…

Japan to expedite booster shots, bolster island defence -PM Kishida

By Kiyoshi Takenaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will bring forward COVID-19 vaccination booster shots by as much as two months, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday, as the highly…

PM Modi to deliver ‘State of the World’ special address at WEF’s Davos Agenda on 17th January

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will deliver ‘State of the World’ special address at the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda on 17th January, 2022 at 8:30 PM IST via video…

China Is Preparing For The Next Pandemic, Are We ?

A hypothetical scenario: The year is 2030. It’s been five years since you or your family members have stepped outside your home. It’s too dangerous out there. This pandemic is…

By Cdr Sandeep Dhawan (Retd)

India supplies next batch of humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

On the New Year's Day, today, India supplied the next batch of humanitarian assistance consisting of 500,000 doses of COVID vaccine (COVAXIN) to Afghanistan. The same was handed over to…

The Third India-Central Asia Dialogue: Towards Greater Cooperation

Introduction The Third India-Central Asia Dialogue will take place in New Delhi on 18th-19th December, 2021. Foreign Ministers of all the five Central Asian states viz Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan…

By Amb Ashok Sajjanhar

Omicron rewrites the COVID plan for 2022

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - As the Omicron variant gains momentum in Europe and the United States, scientists are rewriting their expectations for the COVID-19 pandemic next year. Just…