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Delhi, Chennai among cheapest cities to rent

According to a new report published by Purely Diamonds, Delhi and Chennai are the cheapest cities in the country to rent a house. The couples and newly-weds looking to rent a house should start looking in these cities in the country if they want to cut down on their expenses for living in an apartment. ..

US partners with Moderna for 100 million doses of Covid19 vaccine

Moderna Inc has announced that the US government has secured 100 million doses of a novel coronavirus vaccine, mRNA-1273, developed by this biotechnology company. This is part of the US Government’s goal of security early access to the safe and effective COVID 19 vaccines for the American people. Details The Department of Health and Human ..

Indian-origin Kamala Harris nominated as US Vice President

Indian-origin Senator Kamala Devi Harris has been nominated as the Vice-Presidential candidate in the US Presidential Elections coming up in 2020. She is the first-ever black woman to be nominated for this post and thus, she has created history in doing so. She has been nominated by the Democratic Presidential candidate, Joe Biden. About Kamala ..

Indian flag to be hoisted at New York’s Times Square

For the first time, a leading diaspora group in the US will hoist India’s National Flag at the Times Square in New York. This is the first occasion on which the tricolour will be unfurled at the iconic location in the US. Details The Federation of Indian Associations (FIA) of the tri-state area of New ..

Global death toll due to Covid over 7 lakh -One person dies every 15 seconds.

The COVID 19 Pandemic has claimed lives of more than 7 lakh persons in the world and as per the current estimates, one death is being reported every 15 second due to the COVID 19 pandemic in the world. Also, the number of casualties has doubled from the May 26 levels of deaths reported due ..

China celebrates the completion of its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System

China has finally completed its BeiDou Navigation Satellite System that is slated to act as a rival to the US Global Positioning System (GPS) and will also boost the security and geopolitical clout of China. The satellite system has been commissioned by the President Xi Jinping and it completes all the 55 total satellites in ..

Bill to promote Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr’s legacies passed in US

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the US House of Representatives has passed legislation for setting up an exchange program for Indian and American students to study Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. The Gandhi-King Scholarly Exchange Initiative Act was authored by John Lewis, the civil rights member who had passed away last week. Background ..

India is now the Fastest Growing COVID 19 Hotspot

India has now become the epicentre of the COVID 19 pandemic since it has now shown the fastest growth rate in the world with around 20% increase in a week. The total number of cases in the country has already crossed 1.4 million confirmed cases, as reported by Bloomberg’s Coronavirus Tracker. The total infections have ..