Saturday, November 27, 2021


‘Seed-stage funding for startups to be tough’

Early-stage investments saw a sharp uptick in the August-October period with 101 deals worth $323 million, compared to $180 million across 75 deals in May-July, according to data by Venture Intelligence.

US surpasses 100,000 new coronavirus daily cases

The exact number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the United States stood at 13,047,202 as of 22:15 GMT on Friday.

G20 leaders commend Japan’s determination to host Olympic

The final declaration of the Summit said: "As a symbol of humanity's resilience and global unity in overcoming COVID-19, we commend Japan's determination to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 next year.

DR Congo announces end of latest Ebola epidemic

The World Health Organization said the latest outbreak had killed 55 people among 119 confirmed and 11 probable cases since it began in June.

South Australia announces six-day ‘circuit-breaker’ lockdown

A total of 22 cases have now been linked to a cluster that emerged from an Adelaide hotel used to quarantine travellers from overseas.

More lockdowns in Europe as virus outbreaks grow

Austria's cases in recent weeks have surged well past the levels recorded in the spring, forcing the government to impose a curfew between 8 pm and 6 am starting Tuesday until the end of November.

Mutation in novel coronavirus may have made it more contagious: Study

The researchers noted that the mutation, called D614G, is located in the spike protein that pries open our cells for viral entry.

PM Modi pays tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary

The Prime Minister also attended the 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas' parade on this occasion.

France’s COVID-19 daily fatalities surge by 523, infections up by 33,417

On a sharp rise since late August, France's daily COVID-19 cases hit a record of 52,010 on Oct. 25 after passing 10,000 on Sept. 12, 20,000 on Oct. 9, 30,000 on Oct. 15 and 40,000 on Oct. 22.

Malaysia’s king rejects PM’s proposal to declare emergency

The king can declare a state of emergency that allows the country to be governed through ordinances that cannot be challenged in court.

Trump calls COVID-19 as ‘artificial horrible situation’

Trump later said that the US had the 'greatest economy ever' before the COVID-19 outbreak hit the country further. He also termed the virus "as an artificial horrible situation".

China to test entire city in ‘five days’ after six virus cases

China has extensive, quick test capabilities and the health commission said over 140,000 employees of "medical institutions, newly admitted patients and personnel" have already been tested in Qingdao

COVID-19: Pakistan wary of second wave as winter approaches

The authorities had carried out a total of 3,702,607 tests since the outbreak of the pandemic, including 28,280 in the last 24 hours.

Trump leaves hospital for White House, removing mask immediately

Other positive cases close to Trump now include his wife Melania, his close aide Hope Hicks, his campaign manager Bill Stepien, two of McEnany's assistants.

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