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 India reports 20 Delta+ Covid variant cases

The number of samples tested positive for the new Delta-plus variant reached nearly 20 in India. Maharashtra accounts for at least eight of these cases. The highly infectious Delta variant (B.1.617.2) is further mutated to form the …

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Uzbekistan to cancel flights to India

Starting June 18, the national airline Uzbekistan Airways will reduce the number of flights from Tashkent to Delhi. This was reported by the press service of the airline. The corresponding decision was made due to worsening situation …

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Japan cannot cancel Olympics despite alarming forecasts

It was supposed to be a "short and powerful" two-week state of emergency designed to get Japan's fourth wave of coronavirus infections under control ahead of the Olympics. But after that fortnight had lapsed with infections continuing to place extreme pressure on the medical system, it was extended for another three weeks

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Brazilian scientists propose to fight pandemic under the auspices of BRICS

Geopolitics and international relations have undergone several transformations throughout the 20th century. The first two decades of the 21st century marked the resurgence of other powers, with the reappearance of Russia and China: Russia recovering part of its sphere of influence in its surroundings; and China consolidating itself as a global economic power, both of which play an important role on the geopolitical board, Edgar Gandra and Charles Pennaforte, Professors at the Federal University of Pelotas (UFPEL), Brazil, write for Modern Diplomacy

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Production of Sputnik V vaccine starts in India

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the pharmaceutical company Panacea Biotec have started the production of the Sputnik V vaccine in India, the Fund said in a statement on Monday. "The Russian Direct Investment Fund and …

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India’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 300,000

India has documented 222,315 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, with the overall case count in the country reaching 26,752,447, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Monday. The coronavirus death toll in the country …

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New Covid-19 strain in India restrain oil prices

Oil prices rose on Friday, reversing some of the previous day's sharp losses as stock markets strengthened and the U.S. dollar slipped, though gains were capped by the coronavirus situation in major oil consumer India. Brent crude oil futures were up $1.23, or 1.8%, at $68.28 a barrel by 1349 GMT and West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was up $1.12, or 1.8%, at $64.94. The two contracts lost about 3% on Thursday.

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Dr Reddy’s launches Sputnik V in India

Pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd has launched Russia's Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, in the domestic market, making it the third Covid-19 vaccine available in the country. "As part of a limited pilot, the soft …

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Uzbekistan halts flights to India and Turkey

A special commission of Uzbekistan announced the introduction of temporary restrictions on flights to India and Turkey due to the coronavirus. This measure was taken to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and new virus types. Thus, …

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India’s COVID-19 crisis threatens a global oil recovery

India, the world’s third-largest oil consumer behind the U.S. and China, was meant to be a major driver of oil’s demand recovery as economies reopened. But the country’s devastating health crisis has made that impossible. Everyone from oil traders to the world’s biggest producers are panicking, The Japan Times writes

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India registers record 3,645 COVID-19 deaths in a day

 India saw a record single day rise of 3,79,257 new coronavirus infections pushing the overall count to 1,83,76,524, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday. The toll increased to 2,04,832 with a …

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Winnie the Pooh's advice for oil producers

Optimism in OPEC+ is growing, even that underlying economic fundamentals are in dire shape. Growing concerns about new COVID variations, as shown already in India, or renewed restrictions in major OECD countries, such as Germany, seems not to be taken into account, FXEmprire writes. As indicated already before the start of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMCC), the OPEC+ members, led by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Russia, have decided to keep to the former early April decision of a gradual export cut relaxation

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Billion Covid-19 jabs made worldwide

Just over four and a half months after the West's first COVID-19 vaccine dose was given to 90-year-old Margaret Keenan in Britain on Dec. 8, 2020, a remarkable milestone has been achieved – nearly 1 billion jabs, both first and second …

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Have US Sanctions Been Effective? – Analysis

On Thursday, April 15, US President Joe Biden imposed a new round of sanctions against Russia. The Treasury Department blacklisted six Russian technology companies that supported the cyber program run by Russia’s intelligence services. …

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