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US Approves Booster Dose Of Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine For Special Groups

US Approves Booster Dose Of Pfizer's Covid-19 Vaccine For Special Groups

23 September, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

People over 65 years of age, Young adults with underlying health conditions and people whose jobs put them at high Covid-19 infection risk to get booster doses. Food And Drug Administration(FDA) gives approval.

Biden Doubles US Global Donation Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Biden Doubles US Global Donation Of COVID-19 Vaccines

23 September, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The stepped-up US commitment marks the cornerstone of the global vaccination summit Biden convened virtually on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.


Taliban's Envoy To UN Requests Quick Recognition

If no world recognition of the Taliban comes by Monday, Afghan Ambassador Ghulam Isaczai will give the address to the UN General Assembly.

UN General Assembly Adopts Anti-Racism Resolution, Israel & US Boycott Meeting

UN General Assembly Adopts Anti-Racism Resolution, Israel & US Boycott Meeting

23 September, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The participants who were recalling the 2001 Durban anti-racism conference had earlier drafted a declaration that denounced Israel's treatment of Palestinians.


PM Modi Arrives In US For Quad And United Nations Address, Will Meet Biden Tomorrow

US President Joe Biden will also host PM Modi at the White House for their first bilateral meeting on September 24.

22 September, 2021

Explained: What are the WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines

Outlook Bureau

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday released its revised Air Quality Guidelines, the first update since 2005.


22 September, 2021

Earthquake With Magnitude-6.5 Recorded Off Nicaragua Coast

Associated Press (AP)

No tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.


22 September, 2021

Covid-19 Cases Declining Around The World, Says WHO

Associated Press (AP)

The World Health Organisation said that 3.6 million new cases were reported globally last week, down from 4 million new infections the previous week in the first substantial decline for more than two months.


22 September, 2021

Nasal Spray Made Of Tiny Antibodies Found In Llamas May Held Fight Covid-19

PTI

A nanobody is a smaller, simpler form of an antibody. And nanobodies produced by llamas have been found to effectively target the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes the infection.


22 September, 2021

Small Aircraft Intercepted In Restricted Flight Area While Biden Was Addressing UN General Assembly

Outlook Web Desk

More than 100 Heads of State and Government, as well as Foreign Ministers and diplomats were present in the UN Building.


22 September, 2021

Taliban Nominates Shaheen As Afghan Envoy To UN, Wants Him To Participate At UNGA

Outlook Web Desk

The nomination sets up a confrontation between the Taliban and Afghanistan’s fallen government envoy, Gram Isakuzai, who has held his post so far.


22 September, 2021

Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Causes Some Damage In Australia

Associated Press (AP)

The quake hit northeast of Australia's second-most populous city Melbourne near the town of Mansfield at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), Geoscience Australia said.


22 September, 2021

German Officials Fear Anti-Mask Radicalization After Killing At Gas Station

Associated Press (AP)

A 49-year-old German was arrested in the fatal shooting of the clerk Saturday in the western town of Idar-Oberstein. The suspect is being held on suspicion of murder.


22 September, 2021

US President Joe Biden To Appoint Indian-American To Key Pentagon Position

Associated Press (AP)

Ashish Vazirani was the Executive Director and CEO of the National Military Family Association (NMFA) which supported military families.


22 September, 2021

Biden Holds Bilateral Meets With British And Australian Prime Ministers, Discusses Indo-Pacific, Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

Ahead of the Quad Leaders' Summit, the US President Joe Biden held meetings with his Australian and British counterparts. Climate change and Covid-19, also the key issues.


22 September, 2021

US Defense Secy Lloyd Austin Thanks Rajnath Singh For India's Cooperation In Afghan Evacuation

PTI

Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, on a phone call, also discussed about the upcoming 2+2 talks between the two nations.


22 September, 2021

China Keeps Virus At Bay At High Cost Ahead Of Winter Olympics

Associated Press (AP)

Foreign athletes are due to compete in the Winter Olympics that start February 4 in Beijing and the nearby city of Zhangjiakou, but the government has yet to say whether restrictions that prevent most foreigners from entering China will be relaxed to allow spectators in.


22 September, 2021

Democratic Transformation By Military Interventions Entail Nothing But Harm: Xi Jinping in UN

Associated Press (AP)

The President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping's speech came after US President Joe Biden's which reiterated efforts to pacify the situation between the two superpowers.


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