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Coronavirus India Live Updates: Lancet Experts Raise Concern On India's Covid Situation

Coronavirus India Live Updates: Lancet Experts Raise Concern On India's Covid Situation

Thursday June 17, 2021, New Delhi

A single day rise of 67,208 new coronavirus infections were recorded taking India's total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,97,00,313, while the active cases declined to 8,26,740, the lowest after 71 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

Lawyer For Nurse Suspected In Maradona Death Says Doctors "Killed" Him

Lawyer For Nurse Suspected In Maradona Death Says Doctors "Killed" Him

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 17, 2021, San Isidro, Argentina

A lawyer for a nurse under investigation in the death of Argentine football great Diego Maradona said Wednesday that doctors killed him through negligence.

World Bank Rejects El Salvador Request For Help On Bitcoin Implementation

World Bank Rejects El Salvador Request For Help On Bitcoin Implementation

Reuters | Thursday June 17, 2021, San Salvador, El Salvador

The World Bank said on Wednesday it could not assist El Salvador's bitcoin implementation given environmental and transparency drawbacks.

Microsoft Gives More Power To Chief Satya Nadella With Board Election

Microsoft Gives More Power To Chief Satya Nadella With Board Election

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 17, 2021, San Francisco, United States

Microsoft on Wednesday named chief executive Satya Nadella as chair of its board, strengthening his grip on a pioneering US technology company he rejuvenated for a new age.

Nurse To Tell Prosecutors Maradona Barred Her From Treating Him

Nurse To Tell Prosecutors Maradona Barred Her From Treating Him

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 17, 2021, San Isidro, Argentina

A nurse accused of neglecting Diego Maradona during the last days of his life will tell prosecutors the football icon wouldn't let her check up on him, her lawyer said on Wednesday.

Socially Distanced Robots Serve Mecca Holy Water Ahead Of Hajj

Socially Distanced Robots Serve Mecca Holy Water Ahead Of Hajj

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 17, 2021, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Robots began handing out bottles of sacred water in Mecca this week in preparation for a socially distanced Hajj pilgrimage in Islam's holiest city, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

CureVac Fails In Pivotal COVID-19 Vaccine Trial With 47% Efficacy

CureVac Fails In Pivotal COVID-19 Vaccine Trial With 47% Efficacy

Reuters | Thursday June 17, 2021

German biotech CureVac NV said on Wednesday its COVID-19 vaccine was only 47% effective in a late-stage trial, missing the study's main goal and throwing in doubt the potential delivery of hundreds of millions of doses to the European Union.

Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin Hail Positive Talks, But US Warns On Cyber Warfare

Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin Hail Positive Talks, But US Warns On Cyber Warfare

Agence France-Presse | Thursday June 17, 2021, Geneva, Switzerland

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin sought to cool tensions in the combustible US-Russian relationship at their first summit in Geneva on Wednesday, but the US president drew a red line at cyberattacks, declaring them "off limits."

Joe Biden Queries China's Desire To Find Origin Of Coronavirus

Joe Biden Queries China's Desire To Find Origin Of Coronavirus

Reuters | Thursday June 17, 2021, Geneva

US President Joe Biden said China was trying to project itself as a responsible nation in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it remained unclear whether Beijing was really trying to understand the origins of the coronavirus.

El Salvador Seeks World Bank Help For Bitcoin Implementation

El Salvador Seeks World Bank Help For Bitcoin Implementation

Reuters | Thursday June 17, 2021, San Salvador, El Salvador

El Salvador has sought assistance from the World Bank as it implements its move to use bitcoin as a parallel legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar, Finance Minister Alejandro Zelaya said on Wednesday.

Sonia Gandhi Has Taken Both Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine: Congress

Sonia Gandhi Has Taken Both Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine: Congress

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 17, 2021, New Delhi

The Congress on Wednesday said party chief Sonia Gandhi has taken both doses of COVID-19 vaccine while Rahul Gandhi could not take the jabs yet as he had contracted the virus in May.

Delhi's Chandni Chowk Road To Be No-Car Zone From 9 am to 9 pm

Delhi's Chandni Chowk Road To Be No-Car Zone From 9 am to 9 pm

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 17, 2021, New Delhi

The busy Chandni Chowk Road, which is currently under redevelopment, has been notified as a non-motorised zone, with motorised vehicles only being allowed during emergency.

Centre Says Edible Oil Prices Softening, Nearly 20% Decline In Some Cases

Centre Says Edible Oil Prices Softening, Nearly 20% Decline In Some Cases

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 17, 2021, New Delhi

The government on Wednesday said edible oil prices have started falling in the past one month, and the quantum of decline is nearly 20 per cent in some cases.

Teenage Tribal Couple From Gujarat Thrashed For Eloping; 3 Arrested

Teenage Tribal Couple From Gujarat Thrashed For Eloping; 3 Arrested

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 17, 2021, Chhotaudepur

A young tribal couple from a remote village in Gujarat's Chhotaudepur district was allegedly thrashed with sticks for eloping.

"Feeling Uncomfortable" Comment Won't Work: Trinamool On Taking Back Rebel

"Feeling Uncomfortable" Comment Won't Work: Trinamool On Taking Back Rebel

Press Trust of India | Thursday June 17, 2021, Kolkata

The Trinamool Congress virtually ruled out the possibility of reinducting turncoat TMC MP Sunil Mondal, who had switched over to the BJP last year, and said the party has already moved for annunlment of his membership under the anti-defection law.