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Brazil suspends Covaxin deal worth $324 million over allegations of irregularities

As per the deal, Bharat Biotech was to supply 20 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine Brasilia: In wake of allegations of irregularities, the Brazilian government has suspended a $324 million contract with Bharat Biotech for purchase of its Covid-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’. The deal for purchase of 20 million doses of the vaccine had been...

‘Not paid a cent’: Brazil president Bolsonaro clarifies amid controversy over Covaxin deal

Brasilia: Amid the ongoing controversy over purchase of India-made Covaxin by Brazil, the country’s President Jair Bolsonaro has said that no money has been paid for and no receipt made of the vaccine. The controversy relates to a contract signed by Brazil for 20 million doses of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, worth $320 milion. The prosecutor-general’s...

4 people in India found infected with South African variant of COVID-19

In what could be a cause of concern for the Centre and the state governments, more cases of people being infected with the mutated variants of COVID-19 are being reported in India. According to the Union health ministry, four cases of the South African variant of coronavirus have been reported in India so far. The...

India COVID-19: 61,537 new cases recorded in a day

India recorded 61,537 new cases of COVID-19 taking the total tally to 20,88,61 on Saturday. This is the ninth consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000 in the country.  India is the third country in the world to cross 20 lakh coronavirus cases after the United States and Brazil. This is...

World leaders, diplomats praise PM Modi for helping them in fight against COVID-19

After US President Donald Trump heaped praise on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the export of key drugs related to COVID-19 pandemic from India, it seems PM Modi is getting praise from several world leaders and diplomats for India’s noble gestures in this hour of crisis. Fully agree with you President @realDonaldTrump. Times...

Brazil’s president blames Leonardo DiCaprio over Amazon fires

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is blaming actor Leonardo DiCaprio for making donations to non-profit organizations that he claims are behind some of the fires in the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro told supporters Friday: “DiCaprio is a cool guy, isn’t he? Giving money to set the Amazon on fire.” DiCaprio’s environmental...