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New Zealand beat India to win inaugural World Test Championship

Times of India 17 minutes ago

India's revered superstars failed to dazzle on the 'D-Day' as New Zealand's canny operators and their classy skipper Kane Williamson deservingly walked away with the inaugural World Test...
New Zealand beat India to win inaugural World Test Championship
Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's two early wickets raised hopes of a twist in the tale but Williamson and Taylor doused them one patient stroke at a time.
WTC Final: New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets to win inaugural World Test Championship
Chasing an easy target of 139-run in the final innings of the match, New Zealand rode on sublime innings by Williamson (52*) and Ross Taylor (43*) to cross the finishing line with 8 wickets in hand.
New Zealand Beat India By 8 Wickets To Win World Test Championship Title
Ind vs NZ WTC Final Highlights 2021, Day 6, India vs New Zealand: New Zealand are edging closer to a win, and are absorbing the pressure applied by Indian bowlers on Reserve Day, at The Ageas Bowl in...
NDTV,
  

Karnataka eases lockdown restrictions in four districts

Economic Times 27 hours 31 minutes ago

In an order, revenue department principal secretary N Manjunatha Prasad said the lockdown norms have been relaxed in Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Davanagere, and Chamarajanagara districts with...
Karnataka Eases Covid Lockdown Restrictions In 4 Districts
The Karnataka government on Tuesday further relaxed the COVID-19 related restrictions in four districts allowing all shops other than those air-conditioned, to function from 6 am to 1 pm.
Karnataka eases COVID curbs in 4 districts including Dakshina Kannada, shops to open from 6 am-1 pm
In an order, revenue department Principal Secretary N Manjunatha Prasad said the lockdown norms have been relaxed in Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Davanagere, and Chamarajanagara districts with immediate effect and until 5 am of July 5.
Karnataka eases restrictions in four districts
In an order, revenue department principal secretary N Manjunatha Prasad said the lockdown norms have been relaxed in Dakshina Kannada, Hassan, Davanagere, and Chamarajanagara districts with immediate effect and until 5 am of July 5.
Times of India,
  

ICMR, NIV to study if COVID-19 vaccines can neutralise Delta Plus variant

Zee News 3 hours 6 minutes ago

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and the National Institute of Virology (NIV) will conduct a study to test the efficacy of coronavirus vaccines against the new variant
AstraZeneca, Pfizer vaccines effective against Delta variants: Study
Covid-19 vaccines made by AstraZeneca and the Pfizer-BioNTech alliance remain broadly effective against Delta and Kappa variants of Covid-19, according to a scientific study, underpinning a continued push for vaccination. However, the concentration of neutralising antibodies in the blood was somewhat reduced, which may lead to some breakthrough infections, they cautioned.
AstraZeneca Says Its Vaccine Effective Against Variants Found In India
AstraZeneca Plc's COVID-19 vaccine is effective against Delta and Kappa variants, which were first identified in India, the company said on Tuesday, citing a study.
AstraZeneca, Pfizer vaccines effective against Delta COVID-19 variants: Study
The study by Oxford university investigated the ability of monoclonal antibodies in Sera from recovered people and from vaccinated people to neutralize the Delta and Kappa variants, the statement said.
Economic Times,
  

Anthony Fauci calls Delta COVID-19 variant 'greatest threat' to US pandemic response

Zee News 13 hours 37 minutes ago

The US infectious disease expert said that the transmissibility is 'unquestionably greater' in the Delta variant than the original variant of COVID-19.
Delta variant 'greatest threat' to US' Covid efforts: Dr Fauci
The highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus is the "greatest threat" to America's attempt to eradicate the Covid-19 pandemic, White House chief medical advisor Dr Anthony Fauci has warned. Fauci said the variant, which was first identified in India, now makes up more than 20 per cent of all new cases in the US, a significant increase from nearly 10 per cent two weeks ago.
Delta Variant Greatest Threat To US Pandemic Response: Top Expert Fauci
The Delta variant of the novel coronavirus that was first found in India is the greatest threat to the United States' effort to eradicate COVID-19 in its borders, said US infectious disease expert Dr...
Indian COVID-19 variant greatest threat to US pandemic response: US infectious disease expert Fauci
The Delta variant is more easily transmitted than the original COVID-19 variant and is becoming the globally dominant version of the disease, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said on Friday.
Economic Times,
  

No Sufficient Data On Delta Plus: Maharashtra Covid Task Force Member

NDTV 11 hours 54 minutes ago

Maharashtra COVID-19 task force member Dr Shashank Joshi on Wednesday said there is no sufficient data available to be alarmed about the ''Delta Plus'' variant of coronavirus.
COVID-19 Delta Plus a `Variant of Concern`, labels Health Ministry, lists three characteristics
The Union Health Ministry has alerted Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh regarding the Delta Plus variant of COVID-19 being found in some districts in these States.
Maharashtra: Vidarbha, where Delta variant originated, has no case of Delta positive yet
None of the 21 Maharashtra samples found to have the Delta plus variant of coronavirus is from Vidarbha. The state health department had collected 7,500 samples from all districts across Maharashtra to test for the variant, which was declared a variant of concern (VoC) by the Centre on Tuesday.
22 cases of Delta Plus variant of Covid found in Maharashtra, MP, Kerala: Govt
India is among the 10 countries where the Delta Plus mutation has been found so far, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said at a press briefing.
Economic Times,
  

Russian forces fire warning shots at British navy ship in Black Sea

Zee News 5 hours 5 minutes ago

The HMS Defender left Russian waters soon after the incident, having ventured as much as 3 kilometres (2 miles) inside, the Russian ministry said.
Russian forces reportedly fire warning shots at British destroyer in Black Sea
Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014 in a move condemned by the West which still considers it Ukrainian territory.
Russia Fires Warning Shots At British Ship In Black Sea, UK Denies It
The Ministry of Defence in London on Wednesday denied a Russian government claim that warning shots were fired against a British Royal Navy ship in the Black Sea.
Russian forces fire warning shots at British destroyer in Black Sea: Interfax
A Russian bomber dropped four high explosive fragmentation bombs as a warning in the British destroyer's path, according to the ministry. The incident took place in the northwestern part of the Black Sea.
Economic Times,