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India to meet Germany in Jr Hockey World Cup semis

India to meet Germany in Jr Hockey World Cup semis

Rediff.com1 days ago

In the first quarter-final of the day, Germany eked out a narrow 3-1 win over Spain via the shoot-out after both the teams were locked at 2-2 in regulation time. Later, Argentina beat the Netherlands 2-1.

Moody's on how Omicron will affect emerging markets

Moody's on how Omicron will affect emerging markets

Rediff.com1 days ago

The economic impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on emerging economies will depend on a mix of government restrictions, public comfort with social interactions, and capacity of governments and central banks to provide additional policy support to the private sector, Moody's Investors Service said on Wednesday. The emergence of the new variant poses new risks to the global economic growth and inflation outlook, as concerns mount about the variant's health risks and several countries have imposed new travel restrictions in recent days. These restrictions will likely increase over the coming weeks until scientists learn more about the variant, it said.

Omicron variant stokes concern but vaccine still critical: Experts

Omicron variant stokes concern but vaccine still critical: Experts

Rediff.com3 days ago

The Omicron variant carries 'concerning' mutations that may make it more transmissible and allow it to evade immunity, scientists said on Monday, stressing that the one certainty in the uncertainty of the many things unknown is this -- COVID is not a short-term crisis and vaccines are still a critical tool.

Omicron adds new uncertainties to global economic outlook: Moody's

Omicron adds new uncertainties to global economic outlook: Moody's

Rediff.com3 days ago

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 adds new uncertainties to the global economic outlook but much will depend on its speed of transmission, hospitalisation and death rates, and also the effectiveness of vaccines, Moody's Analytics said on Monday. In its commentary titled 'Much to Learn About Omicronast', Moody's Analytics said although the variant appears to spread "remarkably quickly", it will be at least two more weeks before more will be known about this new variant. "The Omicron variant of COVID-19 adds new measures of uncertainty to the outlook for the global economy, although it is too soon to adequately quantify that risk.

With over 30 mutations, Omicron may evade vaccines: Dr Guleria

With over 30 mutations, Omicron may evade vaccines: Dr Guleria

Rediff.com3 days ago

The presence of spike protein facilitates a virus' entry into the host cell and is responsible for making it transmissible and causing infection.

More testing, check hotspots: Centre to states on 'Omicron'

More testing, check hotspots: Centre to states on 'Omicron'

Rediff.com4 days ago

As a proactive step, the government has already placed nations, where this VoC has been found, in the category of 'at risk' countries for additional follow-up measures of international travellers coming into lndia from these destinations, he said in a letter dated November 27.

Omicron variant in 'fluid motion', says US expert Dr Fauci

Omicron variant in 'fluid motion', says US expert Dr Fauci

Rediff.com5 days ago

America's top infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said that the new COVID-19 Omicron variant is in 'fluid motion' in South Africa and the US scientists are in 'very active' communication with their colleagues in that country to test the strain, get facts and find out whether or not it evades the antibodies.

UK detects 2 cases of Omicron, puts 4 more African nations on red list

UK detects 2 cases of Omicron, puts 4 more African nations on red list

Rediff.com5 days ago

The UK on Saturday detected two cases of the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, according to health secretary Sajid Javid as he added four more African countries to Britain's travel red list.

Omicron scare: Sri Lanka bans travellers from 6 southern African countries

Omicron scare: Sri Lanka bans travellers from 6 southern African countries

Rediff.com5 days ago

Sri Lanka will ban entry to most travellers from six southern African countries from Sunday, after a potentially more contagious new coronavirus variant called Omicron was identified in South Africa earlier this week, healthcare authorities said in Colombo on Saturday.

Omicron variant: UK, EU ban travellers from 7 African nations

Omicron variant: UK, EU ban travellers from 7 African nations

Rediff.com5 days ago

The move came soon after Belgium confirmed a case of the B.1.1.529 variant in someone who had travelled back from Egypt earlier this month, with the European Union (EU) member states agreeing to a snap travel ban on seven African nations.

New Covid strain named 'Omicron', listed as 'Variant of Concern'

New Covid strain named 'Omicron', listed as 'Variant of Concern'

Rediff.com5 days ago

The WHO has countries to enhance surveillance and sequencing efforts to better understand circulating SARS-CoV-2 variants, submit complete genome sequences and associated metadata to a publicly available database.

UK, EU agree to travel ban on 7 African nations

UK, EU agree to travel ban on 7 African nations

Rediff.com5 days ago

The UK's health authorities have confirmed that a new and "most significant" variant of COVID-19 is officially under investigation in the country as the government on Friday added six countries to its travel ban red list from southern Africa, where B.1.1.529 strain was first identified.

Europa: Tottenham shocked; Leicester keep hopes alive

Europa: Tottenham shocked; Leicester keep hopes alive

Rediff.com6 days ago

Images from action in the Europa League matches on Thursday.

Jr Hockey WC: Sanjay 'tricks' but France stun India

Jr Hockey WC: Sanjay 'tricks' but France stun India

Rediff.com7 days ago

Vice-captain Sanjay scored a brilliant hat-trick but it was not enough as defending champions India were stunned by unfancied France in their opening Pool B match of the FIH Junior Hockey World Cup, in Bhubaneswar, on Wednesday.

World TT: Manika, Sharath beaten in singles Round 1

World TT: Manika, Sharath beaten in singles Round 1

Rediff.com24 Nov 2021

Star Indian paddler Manika Batra crashed out of the women's singles in the World Table Tennis Championships Finals after a first round defeat, while Sathiyan Gnanasekaran advanced to the second round in the men's singles, in Houston, on Wednesday.

Argentina, Dutch qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Argentina, Dutch qualify for 2022 FIFA World Cup

Rediff.com17 Nov 2021

Mbappe and Benzema inspire France to 2-0 win against Finland

10 Films You Must Watch

10 Films You Must Watch

Rediff.com11 Nov 2021

Films that amazed Aseem Chhabra at the El Gouna Film Festival in Egypt.

Barcelona sack coach Koeman after poor run of results

Barcelona sack coach Koeman after poor run of results

Rediff.com28 Oct 2021

Barcelona sacked coach Ronald Koeman after Wednesday's 1-0 LaLiga defeat at Rayo Vallecano, the Catalan club said on Wednesday.

Barcelona sack coach Koeman after poor run of results

Barcelona sack coach Koeman after poor run of results

Rediff.com28 Oct 2021

Barcelona sacked coach Ronald Koeman after Wednesday's 1-0 LaLiga defeat at Rayo Vallecano, the Catalan club said on Wednesday.

Junior Hockey WC: Foreign teams exempted from quarantine

Junior Hockey WC: Foreign teams exempted from quarantine

Rediff.com22 Oct 2021

Foreign teams that will land in India for next month's FIH Men's Junior Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar have been exempted from quarantine and will only be required to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms during the stay.

Europa League: West Ham, Napoli record wins

Europa League: West Ham, Napoli record wins

Rediff.com22 Oct 2021

Napoli kept alive their hopes of advancing from Group C after Lorenzo Insigne, Victor Osimhen and Matteo Politano secured a 3-0 home win over Legia Warsaw.

I trust the doctors and scientists on vaccination: Guardiola

I trust the doctors and scientists on vaccination: Guardiola

Rediff.com18 Oct 2021

'We see in England how many deaths there still are and people get the virus and are suffering. We have to move forward, stay safe, be careful, use the masks, use the vaccines for better for the society and for themselves.'

PIX: France rally to beat Spain in Nations League final

PIX: France rally to beat Spain in Nations League final

Rediff.com11 Oct 2021

World champions France won the Nations League final with goals from Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe earning them a 2-1 win over Spain at the San Siro stadium on Sunday.

WC qualifiers: Netherlands win in Latvia; Wales draw with Czechs

WC qualifiers: Netherlands win in Latvia; Wales draw with Czechs

Rediff.com9 Oct 2021

Round-up of World Cup qualifiers played on Friday

PIX: France fight back to beat Belgium; set up final vs Spain

PIX: France fight back to beat Belgium; set up final vs Spain

Rediff.com8 Oct 2021

World champions France recovered from two goals down to beat Belgium 3-2 in a thrilling Nations League semi-final on Thursday with a last-minute strike from Theo Hernandez securing a place in Sunday's showpiece match against Spain.

FIH awards are recognition of team's sacrifices: coach Reid

FIH awards are recognition of team's sacrifices: coach Reid

Rediff.com7 Oct 2021

India swept the International Hockey Federation's annual awards on Wednesday, claiming all the top honours, based on a voting system which was lambasted as a "failure" by men's Olympic champions Belgium, prompting the FIH to say that it would try to figure why some associations did not cast their ballot.

Spain end Italy's long unbeaten run to reach Nations League final

Spain end Italy's long unbeaten run to reach Nations League final

Rediff.com7 Oct 2021

Spain ended European champions Italy's world record 37-match unbeaten run as Ferran Torres scored twice in a 2-1 win at the San Siro stadium in an entertaining Nations League semi-final on Wednesday.

Controversy erupts as India sweep FIH annual awards

Controversy erupts as India sweep FIH annual awards

Rediff.com6 Oct 2021

Harmanpreet Singh won the men's Player of the Year award and Gurjit Kaur was recognised as the best player in the women's section. Veteran P R Sreejesh and Savita Punia won the best goalkeeper awards in the men's and women's section, while young striker Sharmila Devi (women) and Vivek Sagar Prasad (men) were adjudged best rising stars.

El Salvador's crypto foray offers a cautionary tale for other countries

El Salvador's crypto foray offers a cautionary tale for other countries

Rediff.com6 Oct 2021

The tiny Central American nation of El Salvador has embarked on an interesting experiment by recognising bitcoin as legal tender. This is proving painful for many of its citizens but it's a useful "pilot" project for larger economies that are contemplating the peculiarities of this new asset class. El Salvador has a population of 6.5 million and GDP of about $27 billion.

Mbappe not ruling out PSG stay, clears the air with Neymar

Mbappe not ruling out PSG stay, clears the air with Neymar

Rediff.com5 Oct 2021

France striker Kylian Mbappe on Tuesday fell short of saying he would leave Paris St Germain when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Covid has dropped life expectancy most since World War-II: Oxford study

Covid has dropped life expectancy most since World War-II: Oxford study

Rediff.com27 Sep 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic led to biggest decrease in life expectancy since the World War II, and wiped out years of progress on mortality, according to a study published on Monday by the University of Oxford.

Australia pulls out of junior men's hockey WC, Pro League in India

Australia pulls out of junior men's hockey WC, Pro League in India

Rediff.com17 Sep 2021

Australia on Friday pulled out of several upcoming FIH tournaments, including the junior men's hockey World Cup slated to be held in India later this year, citing COVID-19 related government travel restrictions.

PIX: Italy, Germany win easy; Poland hold England

PIX: Italy, Germany win easy; Poland hold England

Rediff.com9 Sep 2021

Images from the World Cup qualifying matches played on Wednesday night.

Russell to join Hamilton at Mercedes in all-British lineup

Russell to join Hamilton at Mercedes in all-British lineup

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

George Russell will replace Valtteri Bottas and race for Mercedes next season in an all-British line-up with seven times world champion Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One team said on Tuesday.

PIX: Italy continue unbeaten run; Germany, England win

PIX: Italy continue unbeaten run; Germany, England win

Rediff.com6 Sep 2021

Images from the FIFA World Cup qualifying matches on Sunday night.

Medals Table: Tokyo Paralympics

Medals Table: Tokyo Paralympics

Rediff.com5 Sep 2021

The medals tally at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

US Open PIX: Djokovic, Zverev romp into third round

US Open PIX: Djokovic, Zverev romp into third round

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

Images from Day 4 of the 2021 US Open in New York on Thursday.

WC qualifiers: England thump Hungary; Spain shocked

WC qualifiers: England thump Hungary; Spain shocked

Rediff.com3 Sep 2021

Summary of World Cup qualifiers played across the world on Thursday

F1 PIX: Verstappen wins in Belgium without racing a single lap

F1 PIX: Verstappen wins in Belgium without racing a single lap

Rediff.com30 Aug 2021

Red Bull's Max Verstappen won the rain-hit Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday without racing even a single lap as half-points were awarded for only the sixth time in Formula One history.

Champions League: Messi's PSG to face Man City in group stage

Champions League: Messi's PSG to face Man City in group stage

Rediff.com26 Aug 2021

Barcelona were drawn in Group E with Bayern Munich, Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv.

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