Late last month, Class 12 student Maleeha Zehra received an email informing her that she had bagged a $70,000 (over Rs 51 lakh) full-ride scholarship to study at the prestigious Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.
The students have been able to assist hundreds of Covid patients in distress with the help of expansive state-wise databases, updated and verified almost “every hour” by a 55-member team of volunteers who work in shifts through the day.
The crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic is playing out vividly on social media platforms, which have been inundated with desperate pleas for help from critically ill Covid patients and their loved ones.
Apart from protecting its own population from the deadly disease, an effective Covid vaccine will also help Cuba revive its economy, which was crippled by the coronavirus pandemic and a drastic drop in international tourism over the past year.
G Gordon Liddy, a former FBI agent and Republican adviser who was widely considered the mastermind behind the 1972 Watergate break-in, died on Tuesday at the age of 90. Who was he, and what was his role in the scandal?
China’s top ride-hailing apps have dropped Swedish fashion label H&M from its listings, and the company’s products disappeared overnight from major Chinese e-commerce platforms like Alibaba and JD.com, AP reported. The brand’s smartphone app went missing from app stores soon after.
With some states and UTs reporting a surge in coronavirus cases, the Centre has urged them to step up vaccination of priority groups, tie up with private hospitals for opening up the vaccination time-table for at least 15 days, and increase contact-tracing.
From spending a day with one the world’s ‘most dangerous tribes’ in Southern Ethiopia, to finding himself in the midst of deadly riots in Lebanon — he has spent the last two years documenting his unusual and often risky adventures, amassing millions of views and a loyal fan base along the way.
Texas winter storm: Over a dozen deaths have been attributed to the unprecedented winter storm ‘Uri’ so far in the state, with local authorities warning that frigid conditions are likely to continue for another few days.
House impeachment managers on Wednesday showed the harrowing video footage along with audio recordings of the police officers present at the Capitol on January 6 when the violence broke out, to recreate a nearly minute-by-minute timeline of the insurrection.
UAE Mars Mission: The UAE has become the fifth country after the US, Russia, China, the EU, and India, to reach the Martian orbit. The primary objective of the mission is to study Martian weather dynamics.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, founded by Albert Einstein and students from the University of Chicago in 1945, created the ‘Doomsday Clock’ as a symbol to represent how close the world is to a possible apocalypse.