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Ranvir Nayar

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COVID-19 vaccines give world momentum to fight more diseases

Less than a year after the world was first hit by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak — which has gone on to become the worst pandemic in more than 100 years, killing almost 2 million people so far — the world already had its first vaccines.

January 12, 2021

The story of yet another climate change summit is ‘big ambitions, bigger failures’

The leaders of more than 70 nations who participated in the Climate Ambition Summit — hosted on Dec. 12 by the UN, UK and France — were no doubt patting themselves on the back at end of their virtual meeting.

December 23, 2020

EU stalemate as Hungary, Poland threaten veto

After months of bickering over its human rights record and weakening rule of law, Hungary is threatening to veto the EU long-term budget for 2021-2027 as well as a post-pandemic economic revival plan to help its tattered economy.

November 15, 2020