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July 15, 2020

Coronavirus: Moderna early stage trials prove experimental vaccine safe
Moderna Inc's experimental vaccine for COVID-19 showed it was safe and provoked immune responses in all 45 healthy volunteers in an ongoing early-stage study, U.S. researchers reported on Tuesday. Volunteers who got two doses of the vaccine had high levels of virus-killing antibodies that exceeded the average levels seen in people who had recovered from COVID-19, the team reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Roads can offer higher returns than RBI, Nitin Gadkari tells banks
Risk-averse banks earning interest income by parking their money with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) can invest in road projects and get much better returns, Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said. Speaking at a webinar, Gadkari noted that toll income of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) is expected to reach Rs 1 lakh crore in coming years and traffic density was on the rise offering a good opportunity for banks to invest.
 
Russia plans mid-August roll out, Covaxin human trials begin at AIIMS Patna
As the world vies to develop a coronavirus vaccine, human trials for Bharat Biotech' Covaxin began at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna. The first dose of the experimental vaccine has been administered to the study participants, who will be given the second dose after 14 days. Meanwhile, Russian scientists said that they are planning to launch one by mid-August. Indian Council of Medical Research has also acknowledged Russia's efforts to fast-track vaccine development.Coronavirus fallout: NPAs may see unprecedented rise in next six months, says Raghuram Rajan

Trump administration reverses course on barring many foreign students
In a stunning reversal of policy, the Trump administration on Tuesday abandoned a plan that would have forced out tens of thousands of foreign students following widespread condemnation of the move and pressure from colleges and major businesses. The government said it would drop the plan amid a legal challenge brought by universities. However, the administration still intended to issue a regulation in the coming weeks addressing the issue.
China fully responsible for concealing coronavirus, WHO its 'puppet': Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said of late he has not spoken with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping and has no plans to do so. He expressed anger over China's inability to prevent the spread of the coronavirus out of the country, from where it originated. Trump also slammed former vice president Joe Biden, who is his Democratic challenger in the November presidential polls, for being "soft" on China.
 
UK to exclude Huawei from role in high-speed phone network
Britain's government on Tuesday backtracked on plans to give Chinese telecommunications company -Huawei a limited role in the UK's new high-speed mobile phone network in a decision with broad implications for relations between London and Beijing. Britain imposed the ban after the US threatened to sever an intelligence-sharing arrangement because of concerns Huawei equipment could allow the Chinese government to infiltrate UK networks.CBSE Class 10th Result 2020 Live Updates: Check out result on cbse.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in

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