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What Is Omicron: All You Need To Know About The New Coronavirus Strain

Nov 28, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

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).

Covid-19: Experts' Take On Omicron And Possibility Of Third Wave In India

Nov 28, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

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.

Covid-19 Omicron Variant: South Africa Decries 'Draconian' Travel Bans

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.

New Covid-19 Variant: EU Nations Asked To Stop Air Travel From Southern Africa

Nov 26, 2021 Deutsche Welle

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.

Coronavirus: South African Scientists Detect New Virus Variant Amid Spike

Currently identified as B.1.1.529, the new variant has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong in travelers from South Africa.

11 November, 2021

FW De Klerk: South Africa's Last Apartheid President Has Died

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.

11 November, 2021

India A Tour Of South Africa 2021: Pieter Malan To Lead South Africa A Against India A

Outlook Web Bureau

India A and South Africa A will play three four-day matches between November 23 and December 9.

30 October, 2021

SA Vs SL, T20 World Cup: David Miller Does An Asif Ali; South Africa Beat Sri Lanka By 4 Wickets - Highlights

Priya Nagi

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.

28 October, 2021

Quinton De Kock On Black Lives Matter: 'If I Was Racist, I Could Easily Have Taken The Knee And Lied'

Soumitra Bose

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."

17 July, 2021

South Africa Riots: President Cyril Ramaphosa Vows To Restore Order

Associated Press (AP)

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.

12 May, 2021

Olympic Champion Caster Semenya Arrested For Speeding in South Africa

Associated Press (AP)

The runner was arrested last Thursday in Cape Town and released on $35 bail, the National Prosecuting Authority said in a statement


04 February, 2021

'Glad To See Your Affection Towards India', Says Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Kevin Pietersen


Pietersen thanked India for sending made-in-India vaccines to South Africa

15 December, 2020

Eswatini PM Ambrose Dlamini Dies Of Covid


The prime minister of Africa’s last absolute monarchy Eswatini died at 52

23 November, 2020

Mahatma Gandhi's Great-Grandson Satish Dhupelia Succumbs To Covid-19 In South Africa


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.

31 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Cricket South Africa Not Planning Proteas Pay Cuts, But Future Salaries May Be Impacted

Stats Perform

Cricket South Africa is not planning to implement pay cuts for Proteas players during the coronavirus pandemic, though future salaries could be impacted

20 June, 2019

New Zealand Vs South Africa: To Be Able To win On Different Pitches Important, Not My Innings: Kane Williamson

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

18 June, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, NZ Vs SA Preview: New Zealand Aim To Continue Unbeaten Run Against South Africa


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.


15 June, 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, SA Vs AFG: South Africa Stroll To First Win, Beat Afghanistan By Nine Wickets

Stats Perform

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

Photo Gallery

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

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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.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

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.

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