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2 lakh COVID-19 deaths become 20 crore

2 lakh COVID-19 deaths become 20 crore

2 lakh COVID-19 deaths become 20 crore in Biden's campaign speech

This is the second time when US Presidential candidate Joe Biden mistakenly claiming that 20 crore Americans have died from coronavirus during a campaign event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Earlier in June, Biden wrongly claimed 12 crore people had died as a result of COVID-19.

Taiwan alarm and Indonesia standoff

Taiwan alarm and Indonesia standoff

China flooded the Taiwan Strait at the northern end of the South China Sea with warplanes over two days last week in an apparent attempt to intimidate the self-governing island democracy it claims as its own territory.

Indian travellers may be debarred

Indian travellers may be debarred

The South African government is facing dilemma whether it should include BRICS partners India and Brazil on a list of countries that could be debarred from travelling to the country due to the high levels of infections in the two countries, which are currently sitting behind the US in having the highest number of infections in the world.

Scientists identify new drug

Scientists identify new drug

Scientists have found that a new drug has the potential to prevent or mitigate severe consequences of COVID-19, an advance that may lead to the development of novel therapeutics for the coronavirus infection. The researchers, including those from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US, assessed how the drug 4-Phenylbutiric acid (4-PBA)