America’s Top 25 Billionaires Have Paid Close To No Taxes For Years: ProPublica

Top 25 Billionaires Have Paid Close To No Taxes For Years: ProPublica

The report by New York-based journalism nonprofit ProPublica, based on Internal Revenue Service tax data, reveals that the 25 richest Americans including Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, and Elon Musk, paid comparatively little and often nothing in federal income taxes between 2014 and 2018. According to Forbes, the nation’s richest executives paid only a fraction of their […]

South African Woman Carried COVID For 216 Days With Numerous Mutations

South African Woman Carried COVID For 216 Days With Numerous Mutations

The world has seen the novel coronavirus mutate faster than expected since the offset of the pandemic in 2019, resulting in a spike in the number of cases during the second wave. A recent investigation has uncovered a troubling example of COVID-related mutation. An HIV-positive woman was infected for a period of 216 days, during […]

COVID-19 Variants’ New Terminology Explained

COVID-19 Variants' New Terminology Explained

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently announced its new labelling scheme for COVID-19 variants, stating that letters from the Greek alphabet will be used as “non-stigmatizing labels” for the dangerous variants still active. The WHO has identified four “variants of concern”. The first is the B.1.1.7 variant that initially surfaced in the United Kingdom, which […]

Union Health Ministry Intends To Roll Out 120 Million Vaccine Doses In June

Union Health Ministry Intends To Roll Out 120 Million Vaccine Doses In June

The central Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Sunday, announced that nearly 120 million vaccine doses will be available for the national COVID vaccination programme in June, as both – the Serum Institute of India (SII) and Bharat Biotech – are looking to increase their production capacity to 110-120 million doses from the current […]

India’s GDP Shrinks 7.3%, Biggest Dip Since 1947​

India’s GDP Shrinks 7.3%

India’s gross domestic product (GDP) fell by 7.3%, to ₹135.13 trillion, during the 2020-21 financial year. It was at ₹145.69 trillion during 2019-20. This is the biggest dip India has seen since its independence in 1947. India’s GDP growth had been decreasing for about a half-decade. The sudden impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns and […]

Delhi HC Rejects Drug Controller’s Report On Gautam Gambhir

Delhi HC Rejects Drug Controller’s Report On Gautam Gambhir

On Monday, the Delhi High Court rejected the Drug Controller Department’s report that gave a clean chit to BJP leader Gautam Gambhir and others involved in illegally storing Fabiflu, a vital pharmaceutical required to treat the patients of coronavirus. The court declared that there was no legal foundation for it, rejected the report as “trash”, […]

States Resolve To Help Kids Orphaned Due To COVID, Centre Steps Up

States Resolve To Help Kids Orphaned Due To COVID

As the second wave of COVID wreaked it’s havoc in India, thousands of children lost one or both parents. A surge in the number of abandoned minors, is cause for worry. Government records show that 577 children have been orphaned by coronavirus between April 1 and May 25. These youngsters, “not only are suffering emotional […]

What Is Happening In Lakshadweep?

What Is Happening In Lakshadweep?

The ‘Save Lakshadweep’ movement has gathered traction on numerous social media platforms in recent days, with netizens denouncing a slew of new policies suggested by the islands’ administrator, Praful Khoda Patel. The policies have been faced with opposition not just from residents and local political workers, but also from politicians, activists, and artists in Kerala. […]

All You Need To Know About Black, White And Yellow Fungi

All You Need To Know About Black, White And Yellow Fungi

The outbreak of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, brought with it an endless stream of new medical complications, with new cases multiplying and deaths reaching unprecedented numbers each day. A slew of related factors such as unsanitary conditions, and the abuse of steroids during COVID-19 recovery therapy, saw the development of […]

Ready To Resume Talks With Centre: Rakesh Tikait Ahead Of Nationwide Protest

Ready To Resume Talks With Centre: Rakesh Tikait Ahead Of Nationwide Protest

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader, Rakesh Tikait, said on Sunday that farmer unions were ready to resume negotiations with the Centre, but that the conversation would have to focus on repealing the new agricultural laws. He stated that farmers will not return home from protest locations till their demands are granted. Tikait spoke with the […]