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World - South Asia - 2021-01-13
Israel launches major air strikes on Iran-linked targets in Syria
South Asia

Israel launches major air strikes on Iran-linked targets in Syria

  • Two residents in the regional capital Deir al Zor City told Reuters they could hear the distant sound of huge explosions.
  • Israel's Defence Force Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said last month that missile strikes had "slowed down Iran's entrenchment in Syria" adding they had hit more than 500 targets in 2020.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 09:20pm
Indian farmers burn legislation in show of defiance
South Asia

Indian farmers burn legislation in show of defiance

  • Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped on the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, for almost two months.
  • The government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi denies this, saying the legislation is required to reform an agricultural sector beset by waste.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 07:55pm
India wants Pfizer to do local study for approval
South Asia

India wants Pfizer to do local study for approval

  • As of now, the pre-condition for any vaccine to be implemented in India is that you have to do a bridging trial.
  • Paul also said Russia's Sputnik V, a shot undergoing last-stage trials in India, will soon apply for emergency-use approval in the country.
Published 13 Jan, 2021 07:36pm
Singapore says ramping up COVID-19 vaccination drive
South Asia

Singapore says ramping up COVID-19 vaccination drive

  • Singapore started vaccinating healthcare workers on Dec. 30, becoming one of the first Asian countries to start its coronavirus inoculation programme.
  • The nation of 5.7 million people has been reporting relatively very few local cases in recent months and fatalities are among the world's lowest
Published 13 Jan, 2021 06:08pm