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500 million doses of vaccine not enough, America should contribute more: MP Krishnamurthy

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500 million doses of vaccine not enough, America should contribute more: MP Krishnamurthy

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Washington, June 11: Indian-American lawmaker Raja Krishnamurthy has said that donating 500 million doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccine to the world is not enough, but America should contribute more to the global fight against the pandemic. Before attending the G7 summit in England, Biden on Thursday pledged to donate 500 million doses to accelerate the fight against COVID-19 around the world. Later Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the G7 countries were committed to providing at least one billion doses of the vaccine to other countries.

Krishnamurthy said, “I am happy that the US will buy 500 million doses to support the global vaccination effort, of which 200 million will be given by the end of 2021, but this is not enough. This is just a first step in a larger cause, and to end the pandemic, we must increase the production of vaccines and supply millions of doses. Will make the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic more effective. Also read:Copa America 2021: Messi, Di Maria and Aguero in Argentina’s squad for Copa America

He said, “America will buy 500 million doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer and will give them to 100 countries in need in the war against the epidemic.” This is a historic step. This is the highest quantity of vaccines ever donated by any single country. “The President said that from August these vaccines will be sent to needy countries. By this year 200 million doses will be supplied and 30 crore doses will be given in 2022. He claimed that the US is contributing more than any country under COVAX, a global initiative to supply anti-Covid-19 vaccines around the world.

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China: Powerful explosion in a gas pipeline in Xi’an City market, killing 25

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China: Powerful explosion in a gas pipeline in Xi'an City market, killing 25

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Beijing: The death toll in a powerful gas pipeline explosion in a market in central China has risen to 25 and an investigation has been launched into the matter. The explosion took place on Sunday morning in a market in Xi’an city of Hubei province, when people were shopping there. China: 12 killed, 150 injured in gas pipeline explosion

Local authorities had announced the formation of an investigation team to probe the incident at a press conference on Monday. Rescuers struggled to retrieve people buried under the rubble of bricks and concrete.

The explosion occurred in a two-story building built in the early 1990s that housed a pharmacy, restaurant and other businesses. More than 900 people have been evacuated from the blast site. Chinese President Xi Jinping ordered a comprehensive investigation to determine the cause of the explosion, state media reported. This explosion was similar to the explosion caused by the Qingdao gas leak in 2013 in which 55 people were killed.

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China: Teacher suspended for advocating polygamy

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Beijing: A teacher of a leading law school in China has been suspended over his argument that some intellectuals should be allowed polygamy. Bao Yinan, an associate professor at the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, wrote on the social media platform ‘WeChat Moments’ that Chinese colleges and universities have had issues with regard to marriage and lifetime allowances. Teachers should be treated “specially”. This social media platform is only for friends. China passes new law to counter foreign sanctions

Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post reported on Monday that his remarks regarding polygamy had been leaked to public forums and he was heavily criticized for his opinion.

According to the newspaper report, the teachers’ work unit under the working committee of the university’s Communist Party issued a statement last week saying that Bao had been fired for “publishing wrong ideas online”. Appropriate action will be taken against Bao by the institute, the statement said.

Bao is not the only person to advocate polygamy. Professor Yu-Kwang Ng of Fudan University gave a similar opinion about a year ago. He proposed that Chinese women should be allowed to have multiple husbands to correct the gender imbalance in China. In China, about 118 boys are born per 100 girls.

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Iraq: CTS claims 13 Islamic State terrorists killed

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Baghdad: Iraq’s Anti-Terrorism Service (CTS) said its forces have killed 13 Islamic State (IS) terrorists across the country so far this month. CTS spokesman Sabah al-Numan told the official Iraqi news agency (INA) on Sunday that commandos carried out a series of security operations in June, killing 13 IS militants and several others. was arrested from the caves and hideout. Baghdad: Iraqi security forces kill 2 IS terrorists, 6 arrested

The CTS forces will continue their operation to nab IS militants, Xinhua news agency quoted al-Numan as saying. The operations were part of efforts to eliminate extremists IS militants, who intensified their attacks on security forces and civilians in previously controlled provinces, killing and wounding dozens.

The security situation in Iraq is improving as security forces completely defeated IS militants across the country in late 2017.

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