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Beware! New COVID-19 variant with high spike mutations detected in South Africa

Beware! New COVID-19 variant with high spike mutations detected in South Africa

Rediff.com25 Nov 2021

The South African authorities said the detected cases and percentage of people testing positive are both increasing quickly, particularly in particularly in most populated province of Gauteng, North West and Limpopo regions of the country.

Why is Delta variant so dominant?

Why is Delta variant so dominant?

Rediff.com7 Sep 2021

The international team of researchers combined lab-based experiments and epidemiology of vaccine breakthrough infections, showing that the Delta variant is better at replicating and spreading than other commonly-observed variants.

UK hits target to offer every adult COVID jab by July end

UK hits target to offer every adult COVID jab by July end

Rediff.com18 Jul 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care said a total of 81,959,398 doses of COVID vaccines have been administered in the UK, with 46,227,101 people receiving a first dose (87.8 per cent) and 35,732,297 people receiving both doses (67.8 per cent).

PIX: Boris Johnson, Beckham, Sheeran watch Eng enter Euro final

PIX: Boris Johnson, Beckham, Sheeran watch Eng enter Euro final

Rediff.com8 Jul 2021

There were big names in the stands as England beat Denmark in penalties to reach the Euro 2020 final on Wednesday.

Duchess of Cambridge self-isolating after Covid contact

Duchess of Cambridge self-isolating after Covid contact

Rediff.com5 Jul 2021

Kate's last public event was a visit to Wimbledon on Friday in her role as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club and a keen tennis fan.

William, Harry condemn BBC 'deceit' over Diana interview

William, Harry condemn BBC 'deceit' over Diana interview

Rediff.com21 May 2021

In separate statements following an independent inquiry's conclusion that the BBC "fell short of the high standards of integrity and transparency which are its hallmark", her sons blamed the controversial 1995 interview for her "fear and paranoia" that damaged their parents' relationship.

What is Adar Poonawalla up to?

What is Adar Poonawalla up to?

Rediff.com4 May 2021

What the UK is getting out of the Serum Institute is what India is losing. And the responsibility of the Indian State ought to have been to dictate where Serum Institute's vaccine doses should go, argues Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar.

Cyber agency asks FB users to change profile settings to 'private'

Cyber agency asks FB users to change profile settings to 'private'

Rediff.com20 Apr 2021

The country's cyber security agency CERT-In has advised Facebook users to strengthen their account privacy settings after a recent global 'data scraping' incident in the social media platform affected about 61 lakh Indians.

Britain's Prince Philip laid to rest in royal ceremony

Britain's Prince Philip laid to rest in royal ceremony

Rediff.com17 Apr 2021

The funeral incorporated hymns and readings chosen by the late royal himself and focussed on the "unwavering loyalty" of the longest-serving consort in British history to his wife, the monarch, and service to Britain and the Commonwealth.

Another data theft; personal details of 533 mn Facebook users leaked

Another data theft; personal details of 533 mn Facebook users leaked

Rediff.com5 Apr 2021

Personal details of about 533 million Facebook users globally, including 6.1 million from India, were allegedly leaked online and posted for free on hacking forums, according to a cybersecurity executive. The leaked details allegedly include names, phone numbers and other details of users of Facebook, a social media giant that had 2.80 billion monthly active users (MUAs) as of December 31, 2020.

Royal family very much not racist, says UK's Prince William

Royal family very much not racist, says UK's Prince William

Rediff.com11 Mar 2021

William, the Duke of Cambridge, also revealed that he had not spoken to his younger brother Harry since the interview was first broadcast over the weekend but plans to do so.

Queen likely to host Biden at Buckingham Palace: Report

Queen likely to host Biden at Buckingham Palace: Report

Rediff.com31 Jan 2021

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is expected to host US President Joe Biden at Buckingham Palace ahead of the G7 summit scheduled between June 11 and 13.

CBI files case against Cambridge Analytica for Facebook data theft

CBI files case against Cambridge Analytica for Facebook data theft

Rediff.com22 Jan 2021

Facebook had collected certificates from both the firms in 2016-17 that data collected by them using "thisisyourdigitallife" was accounted for and destroyed.

The HOT new words of 2020

The HOT new words of 2020

Rediff.com1 Jan 2021

Quarantine, lockdown, pandemic, covidiot... Sabyasachi Dutta unravels how different nations arrived at their Word Of The Year 2020.

The visionary who made Indian IT industry global

The visionary who made Indian IT industry global

Rediff.com7 Dec 2020

One should appreciate the sagacity and audacity of JRD and Nani Palkhivala in founding TCS on April 1, 1968. At that time there was no Microsoft or Intel, SAP or Accenture, much less Google.
They needed a person who could build and execute their vision: A frontiersman; a problem solver and an institution builder. It was their and India's good fortune that Faqir Chand Kohli more than measured up to their requirements and indeed laid the foundation to take TCS to unimaginable heights and to the giant success that it is today. Shivanand Kanavi salutes the incomparable F C Kohli, who passed into the ages last week.

Prince William's COVID kept secret in first wave of UK pandemic: Report

Prince William's COVID kept secret in first wave of UK pandemic: Report

Rediff.com2 Nov 2020

The Duke of Cambridge, 38, didn't want to alarm the public so kept his illness private.

When did vying for attention become so evil?

When did vying for attention become so evil?

Rediff.com31 Oct 2020

The Social Dilemma shows how social media is turning human beings into lab rats and zombies, notes Chintan Girish Modi.

'COVID-19 is deadly in 0.1 per cent people'

'COVID-19 is deadly in 0.1 per cent people'

Rediff.com20 Oct 2020

'Some of the longer-term implications of COVID-19 are not related to the virus itself.' 'They are actually related to immune responses from the virus.'

5 Indians make it on TIME's most influential list

5 Indians make it on TIME's most influential list

Rediff.com23 Sep 2020

This year, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana, the 'dadi from Shaheen Bhagh' Bilkis, Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Professor Ravindra Gupta are among TIME's 100 most influential people of 2020.

Hold Still: UK lockdown caught on camera

Hold Still: UK lockdown caught on camera

Rediff.com16 Sep 2020

After months of anticipation (and 31,000 submissions from the British public), the Britain's Duchess of Cambridge's final selection of images for Hold Still is available to view on the National Portrait Gallery's website. Designed to "capture and document the spirit, the mood, the hopes, the fears and the feelings of the nation" during lockdown, the project brings together 100 moving amateur shots of everything from at-home haircuts to make-shift classrooms; exhausted NHS staffers on duty to dedicated postmen in superhero costumes; pensioners FaceTiming with their grandchildren to mothers cradling their newborn babies. Below, see 22 remarkable images from Hold Still - then head to the The National Portrait Gallery website for the full exhibition.

Cambridge kicks off vaccine race to fight all coronaviruses

Cambridge kicks off vaccine race to fight all coronaviruses

Rediff.com26 Aug 2020

The new vaccine candidate, DIOS-CoVax2, uses banks of genetic sequences of all known coronaviruses, including those from bats, believed to be the natural hosts of many relatives of human coronaviruses.

Cong writes to Zuckerberg over alleged 'bias'; demands probe

Cong writes to Zuckerberg over alleged 'bias'; demands probe

Rediff.com18 Aug 2020

'If the platform is public, then every Indian regardless of his ideology and commitment has got the right to convey his view'

Facebook faces heat of Oppn parties over hate content

Facebook faces heat of Oppn parties over hate content

Rediff.com18 Aug 2020

The Congress claimed that Facebook has different rules for different countries and "that is not acceptable".

BJP controls Facebook, says Rahul; Prasad hits back

BJP controls Facebook, says Rahul; Prasad hits back

Rediff.com16 Aug 2020

'Losers who cannot influence people even in their own party keep cribbing that the entire world is controlled by the BJP and RSS'

Princess Charlotte to mark birthday with virtual party with Queen

Princess Charlotte to mark birthday with virtual party with Queen

Rediff.com27 Apr 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are isolating at their Anmer Hall residence in Norfolk, eastern England, during the coronavirus lockdown have planned all the usual trimmings of birthday cake and some games as well as a surprise video call from her great grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Hong Kong's COVID-19 lessons for the world

Hong Kong's COVID-19 lessons for the world

Rediff.com22 Apr 2020

'The rate of transmission of COVID-19 in Hong Kong was 0.7 -- anything below 1 suggests the epidemic is receding.' 'The city-State achieved this without the de facto police-State curfew that India has resorted to,' says Rahul Jacob.

William admits coronavirus fears for Charles, Queen

William admits coronavirus fears for Charles, Queen

Rediff.com17 Apr 2020

William, the Duke of Cambridge who is second in line to the throne, also spoke of his worry for his grandparents -- Queen Elizabeth II, 93, and her husband Prince Philip, 98 -- who are both isolated away at Windsor Castle during the pandemic.

India may need a 49-day lockdown

India may need a 49-day lockdown

Rediff.com9 Apr 2020

'We will need more than 21 days of lockdown for sure.'

India-US coalition begin clinical trials for coronavirus

India-US coalition begin clinical trials for coronavirus

Rediff.com17 Mar 2020

The trial began at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle as the first participant received the investigational vaccine.

IIT-B, Delhi in world's Top 50 engineering colleges

IIT-B, Delhi in world's Top 50 engineering colleges

Rediff.com6 Mar 2020

For the first time, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), Bombay and Delhi were ranked among QS top 50 engineering colleges in the world.

Harry, Meghan agree to drop 'royal' from branding

Harry, Meghan agree to drop 'royal' from branding

Rediff.com22 Feb 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in talks with the Buckingham Palace team handling their transition away from frontline royal duties, with some complications around the use of Sussex Royal as the phrase to be associated with their charitable work and other causes going forward.

It's a sweep for 1917 at Baftas!

It's a sweep for 1917 at Baftas!

Rediff.com3 Feb 2020

Check out the winners!

Britain's Queen to meet Prince Harry over #Megxit

Britain's Queen to meet Prince Harry over #Megxit

Rediff.com13 Jan 2020

Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, his brother William, the Duke of Cambridge, and their father Charles, the Prince of Wales, have all been invited to the emergency meeting at the Queen's Sandringham estate in Norfolk, while Meghan, who is in Canada with the couple's eight-month-old son Archie, is expected to join the discussion over phone.

Harry, Meghan 'step back' as senior UK royals

Harry, Meghan 'step back' as senior UK royals

Rediff.com10 Jan 2020

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning to work towards becoming 'financially independent'.

Meet Sachin Tendulkar's English mother-in-law

Meet Sachin Tendulkar's English mother-in-law

Rediff.com8 Jan 2020

Annabel Mehta, Sachin Tendulkar's mother-in-law, has dedicated her life to working with the Beautiful People of the other half of Mumbai without whom the city would neither exist nor thrive. Vaihayasi Pande Daniel met the amazing lady who was awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire for her service to underprivileged communities.

PoK-linked London Bridge attacker was 'ISIS fighter'

PoK-linked London Bridge attacker was 'ISIS fighter'

Rediff.com1 Dec 2019

'The person who carried out the London attack... was a fighter from the Islamic State, and did so in response to calls to target citizens of coalition countries,' the ISIS statement read.

London Bridge attacker was ex-terror convict: Police

London Bridge attacker was ex-terror convict: Police

Rediff.com30 Nov 2019

Police have identified the suspect as 28-year-old Usman Khan, inspired by the ideology of Al Qaeda terror group, was previously sentenced to 16 years in prison term for his role in the London Stock Exchange bombing in 1990.

SHOCKING! Oxford Dictionary's synonyms for women

SHOCKING! Oxford Dictionary's synonyms for women

Rediff.com1 Nov 2019

In the current versions of the Oxford English Dictionary, the synonyms for "woman" include some eye-poppingly sexist words: b***h, besom, piece, bit, mare, baggage, wench, petticoat, frail, bird, biddy, filly.

Genpact wants grads as leaders!

Genpact wants grads as leaders!

Rediff.com7 Oct 2019

"We made a conscious decision that we will not get influenced by the years of experience," says Piyush Mehta, chief human resource officer, Genpact.

8 tips to choose a good boarding school

8 tips to choose a good boarding school

Rediff.com4 Oct 2019

It is important to understand the resources that each boarding school offers.

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