The Indian Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation’s Drug Controller General (DCGI) on October 22, informed that Russia’s vaccine against COVID-19, Sputnik V will be tested on 100 Indian volunteers. The pharmaceutical giant Dr Reddy’s Laboratories have been granted permission by the DCGI to conduct the tests. However, the company will determine theContinue Reading

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between India and Nigeria on cooperation in the exploration and uses of outer space for peaceful purposes. The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) of Nigeria at Abuja in August 2020 and Indian Space Research Organisation at Bengaluru in June 2020Continue Reading

According to a press release by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, India will be hosting the third India-U.S. 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue on 27 October 2020. U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper will be visiting India on 26-27 October 2020 to participate in theContinue Reading

India will soon get a fast and cheap paper-based COVID-19 test, with scientists being hopeful that it will help turn the tide on the pandemic in one of the worst-hit nations across the world. Co-creator Souvik Maiti, a scientist at New Delhi’s CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB) said,Continue Reading

Next month, in the first week, Indian Army Chief General M. M. Naravane will embark on a visit to Nepal. This will be the maiden high-level visit from India to Nepal since ties between the two neighbours came under strain after the map row. The Himalayan nation came up withContinue Reading

The Environment Ministry in India has informed that eight beaches in the country have been awarded with the prestigious Blue Flag certification that is globally recognised. Calling it a proud moment for the country, Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said the prestigious certification is a global recognition of India’s efforts towardsContinue Reading

Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s Ambassador to the United States, this week, discussed bilateral issues with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. Taking it to the micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr. Sandhu tweeted, “Productive discussion with Mnuchin on strong bilateral economic and financial partnership and initiativesContinue Reading

Amid the central government’s phase five of unlocking the nation, Indian, on October 7, announced that it will start operating additional flights from New Delhi to Sydney between October 10 and 14. Taking it to the micro-blogging site Twitter, Air India announced the same and tweeted, “Air India will operateContinue Reading

In reference to Pakistan’s failed attempt to get four Indian nationals listed under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee, India said that the UN Security Council should not be misused by countries with “retaliatory intent to name innocent civilians as terrorist” without credible evidence by invoking non-transparent working methods andContinue Reading

Among 16 companies, major iPhone assemblers for Apple Inc were the ones that have won the approval to manufacture products in India under a plan that aims at attracting investment of more than Rs. 10.5 trillion ($143 billion) for mobile-phone production over the next five years. As per the statement released onContinue Reading