Saturday, 31 July, 2021

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Covid vaccines show promise during Phase 3 trials. Here’s why it’s the most crucial stage

Phase 3 trials are the final stage in the testing process for a vaccine. They require the vaccines to be administered to large groups of people to establish their efficacy and safety. 
Activist Stan Swamy | ThePrint

Why a sipper is a must-have for 83-year-old activist Stan Swamy in jail

Stan Swamy, in jail for his alleged role in the Bhima-Koregaon violence, was finally allowed a sipper last week, two months after his arrest.

What’s chemical castration — the punishment Pakistan plans to introduce for sex crimes

Chemical castration uses chemicals to reduce a man's libido by lowering testosterone — the predominant sex hormone in males.
A file photo Hindu seers at Kumbh Mela 2019 in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. | Representation image | Photo: Flickr

15 min for holy bath, Covid hospital in Haridwar — How Kumbh Mela will be held next year

Kumbh Mela is set to take place between 11 March and 27 April amid the Covid pandemic. Devotees will have to make online bookings to go to the ghats for holy baths.
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Perarivalan, LTTE sympathiser who got the batteries for the bomb that killed Rajiv Gandhi

Perarivalan was a teenage sympathiser of LTTE when he was arrested 29 years ago for being a part of the group’s conspiracy to kill former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
ULFA-I leader Drishti Rajkhowa, along with four accomplices, surrendered with a huge quantity of arms at Meghalaya-Assam- Bangladesh Border on 12 November. | Photo: ANI

ULFA-I faces survival test after dy chief’s surrender — All about the rebel outfit in Assam

Rebel group ULFA-I suffered a blow with the surrender of its deputy commander last week. A pro-talks ULFA leader has called on the group to now join the peace talks with Centre.
Supreme Court

What is Article 32 which Ambedkar said was ‘heart’ and ‘soul’ of Constitution

While hearing a habeas corpus petition seeking release of Kerala-based Siddique Kappan, the SC said it was trying to discourage petitions filed under Article 32.
PM Modi at the RCEP Summit in Thailand | @narendramodi | Twitter

How will RCEP benefit member nations and what does India’s exit from the trade pact mean

New Delhi: After eight years of negotiations, 15 Asia-Pacific nations have finally signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), hailed as one of the...
Stubble burning has increased 40% in Punjab this year | Photo: Suraj SIngh Bisht | ThePrint

All about stubble burning, its alternatives and steps taken by Centre and state govts

A major reason behind Delhi’s worsening air quality is stubble burning by farmers in Punjab and Haryana. But vehicles and industrial emissions also contributors.
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Why changes to ‘obsolete’ OSP rules could herald a new era for ITeS & BPO firms

The Modi govt’s new rules for ‘other service providers’ are expected to remove all red tape governing these firms and make it easier for them to do business in India.

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