After the detrimental Delta variant which took the world by storm in the second wave of Covid-19, ‘Omicron’ recently has been declared as the latest ‘variant of concern’ (VOC) by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Though the health experts and scientists in India have advised caution yet they feel that the current immune profile of the majority of the population in India makes them less vulnerable to Omicron as compared to any other country in the world.
South African health officials said travel bans over the newly discovered 'Omicro'n variant are not yet justified. Meanwhile, there is a "high" risk the variant will spread in Europe, authorities say.
The European Union wants its member states to halt air travel with South Africa and several surrounding countries over the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.
Currently identified as B.1.1.529, the new variant has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong in travelers from South Africa.
Former President FW de Klerk, the man who freed Nelson Mandela, has died. The last apartheid president passed away at the age of 85 after a battle with cancer.
India A and South Africa A will play three four-day matches between November 23 and December 9.
With 15 runs needed off the final over, David Miller smashed two maximums before a boundary by Kagiso Rabada to guide South Africa home against Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup Super-12 match at Sharjah on October 30. Catch highlights of SA vs SL cricket match here.
Quinton de Kock has apologised for not taking the knee with his other South African teammates during the T20 World Cup match against the West Indies. The South African wicket-keeper batsmen said it was a "misunderstanding."
South Africa's army has begun deploying 25,000 troops to aid police in quelling weeklong protests and violence provoked by former President Jacob Zuma's detention.
The runner was arrested last Thursday in Cape Town and released on $35 bail, the National Prosecuting Authority said in a statement
Pietersen thanked India for sending made-in-India vaccines to South Africa
The prime minister of Africa’s last absolute monarchy Eswatini died at 52
Satish and his two siblings are descendants of Manilal Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's son who stayed in South Africa to continue his father's legacy.
Cricket South Africa is not planning to implement pay cuts for Proteas players during the coronavirus pandemic, though future salaries could be impacted
New Zealand edged past South Africa on a tricky surface at Edgbaston. Kane Williamson believes the experience will set his side up nicely for the latter stages of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
With the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in full flow, New Zealand will be hoping to beat South Africa, who have been in poor form lately.
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir snared four wickets to trigger Afghanistan's dramatic batting collapse as South Africa bundled them out for 125 in yet another rain-affected ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match. The Proteas then reached to target with Quinton de Kock hitting 68 for their first win
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.