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October 18, 2021

Mix-and-match vaccine highly effective against Covid, says Lancet study

London, October 18 People who received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine followed by an mRNA vaccine shot had a lower risk of infection compared to those immunised with both doses of the AstraZeneca, according to a nationwide study in Sweden. Editorial: Vaccination drive Since the use of AstraZeneca's vector-based vaccine against Covid-19 was halted for those below 65 years of age due to safety concerns, all individuals in Sweden who had already received their first dose of this vaccine were…

Mix-and-match vaccine highly effective against Covid, says Lancet study

London, October 18 People who received the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine followed by an mRNA vaccine shot had a lower risk of infection compared to those immunised with both doses of the AstraZeneca, according to a nationwide study in Sweden. Editorial: Vaccination drive Since the use of AstraZeneca's vector-based vaccine against Covid-19 was halted for those below 65 years of age due to safety concerns, all individuals in Sweden who had already received their first dose of this vaccine were…

US diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad quits as special representative for Afghanistan

Veteran diplomat Zalmay Khalilzad on Monday resigned as the United States’ Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, less than two months after US forces withdrew from Afghanistan, AFP reported. Khalilzad, in a letter to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, said that he wanted to make way in the “new phase of our Afghanistan policy”. He acknowledged that the political arrangement between the civilian government in Afghanistan and the Taliban “did not go forward as envisaged”. “The reasons for this are too…

SSC Delhi Police SI, CAPF 2019 paper 2 marks released, here’s how to check

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the marks of Paper-II for Sub-Inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPFs and ASIs in CISF Examination 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the examination can check their marks on the Commission’s official website ssc.nic.in using their login details. The facility will be available from December 18 to November 1, 2021. Earlier, the Commission had released the result on September 3, 2021. “Candidates may check their individual marks by using his/her Registration No. and Registered…

Football: Biennial World Cup will see more even distribution of funds, says Fifa president Infantino

Fifa president Gianni Infantino said on Monday his controversial plans to hold a World Cup every two years will help spread the funds football generates away from a handful of super clubs. Infantino explained that his biennial World Cup plan in fact envisages a global showpiece every year, alternating between men’s and women’s competitions. “Today there are many football competitions that earn much more money than the World Cup and this money that is earned is distributed amongst a very small number of clubs,” said Infantino…
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