The families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have reached a historic settlement with Remington, the gun-marker whose rifle was used by the gunman. A look at the lawsuit, and gun control in the United States.
Saudi Arabia has banned the Tablighi and Da’wah group, also known as Al Ahbab, calling it a 'danger to society'. A look at the roots of this group, which is active in more than 150 countries and is the largest Islamic missionary movement.
The United States' Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Friday authorised vaccine booster shots for certain Americans. Countries such as Israel, Germany and France have already laid out plans to roll out the administration of booster shots.
The concept of "flying saucers" has captured the American imagination since the 1940s and 1950s. This has been connected to their ideas about life on the Moon, canals on the Red planet and Martian civilisations, notes an article published by the Library of Congress.
Students for Fair Admissions have called Harvard's racial classifications and preferences in college admissions "unconstitutional”, while Asian American groups filed complaints regarding Yale's conduct towards Asian Americans.
To counter waning demand, authorities in various countries have come up with methods to incentivise people to get vaccinated to protect themselves from Covid-19. Here are some incentives being offered.
As of May 19, over 202 million doses have been administered in the EU and 40 per cent of the adult population has received at least one dose. Further, the EC has secured contracts with six vaccine developers for the delivery of a total of 2.6 billion doses.
With the new recommendations, an unopened thawed vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine can be stored between 2-8 degrees Celsius for up to a month, which means that it can be stored in a regular refrigerator once it has been taken out of the deep freeze.
B.1.617 was first designated as a VUI on April 1 by the UK health authorities who requested India to send samples of the B.1.617 strain to carry out wider studies on it and determine how effective existing vaccines are against it.