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COVID-19: Zydus starts human dosing of its vaccine ‘ZyCoV-D’

Begins Adaptive Phase I/ II human clinical trials of its plasmid DNA vaccine, ZyCoV-D ZyCoV-D found safe, immunogenic, well-tolerated in the pre-clinical toxicity studies. The vaccine elicited high level of neutralizing antibodies in animal studies. Ahmedabad: Zydus, an innovation-driven global healthcare company, on Wednesday, announced that the Adaptive Phase I/ II human clinical trials of its […]

Good news: Trump Admn rescinds ban on a visa to international students

Mukund Patel Chicago: The U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement will rescind guidance issued last Monday, which would have forced international students to leave the USA if classes are only online in the fall, District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs announced at a hearing on Tuesday. On Friday last, the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration, […]

US visas: Fully online students will not get F-1, M-1 visas

Mukund Patel  Chicago: The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online. The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced on Monday the modifications to temporary exemptions for non-immigrant students taking online classes due to the pandemic for the fall 2020 semester. The U.S. […]

Indians busy to replace banned Chinese apps, develop new ones

Bengaluru: A week after the Government of India banned 59 Chinese apps on June 29 in retaliation against China’s aggressive attempts in Ladakh, various companies in India are reconfiguring their existing versions, and develop new ones to replace the banned ones. Although the Indian app-makers were already poised a big digital leap, the Chinese action […]

UN: China, Pakistan cornered by India, US, and Germany

Bengaluru: Amid Sino-Indian border logjam, the United States and Germany joined hands with India this week in two different instances to frustrate China and Pakistan’s attempts in the United Nations (UN). When China proposed a joint statement at the UN Security Council (UNSC) condemning the June 29 terror attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange at Karachi, […]

Minorities: 20 US Senators request Trump help Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

Mukund Patel Chicago: US Senator James Lankford, along with Bob Menendez and 18 other US Senators, have urged the Trump Administration to grant emergency refugee protection to the Afghan Sikhs and Hindus who are facing persecution as religious minorities in the Muslim-dominated nation. Recently, suicide bombers had attacked the Gurudwara Har Rai Sahib in Kabul, […]

Indian-Americans: Dr. S. Panchanathan is the new NSF Director

Mukund Patel Chicago: Eminent Indian-American computer scientist Dr. Sethuraman Panchanathan has been appointed as the 15th Director of the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF), it was officially announced here on Tuesday. He has followed in the footsteps of many great science and engineering leaders in the USA. His term will be of six years. President […]

COVID-19 in America: Sewa International raises USD 1 mn

Mukund Patel Chicago: Humanitarian work major Sewa International has raised more than USD one million to provide relief to those adversely affected in America due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Sewa International’s Chief Operating Officer and Vice- President Arun Kankani announced that the organization had collected this fund in a fund-raising campaign over the past […]

SAARC Diary-Pakistan

Venkatesh Iyer Dawn editor praises UP CM Yogi Aditya Nath on COVID-19 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditya Nath has several feathers in his cap which he does not wear! Despite his sterling achievements in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic in India’s most populous state, the opposition parties are trying to get mileage out of his […]

Stimulus-2: Nirmala focuses on migrant workers, vendors, and farmers

New Delhi: Unfolding the second tranche of the Rs. 20 lakh crore stimulus package for spurring Indian economy under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday that the new initiatives focus  on migrant workers, street vendors, small traders, self-employed and small farmers. Highlights of her announcements are as under:      * […]