U.S.-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station

Roscosmos director Dmitry Rogozin said earlier this week that nine employees of the State corporation have tested positive for coronavirus. Roscosmos, which controls a sprawling network of production plants and launch facilities, has about two lakh employees, Rogozin said.

MC Special podcast | World after COVID-19: Will the pandemic change international politics?

In this special podcast, Moneycontrol’s Opinion Editor Viju Cherian talks to Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, senior fellow at Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, to find out how international relations and politics will change after recovering from the pandemic.

International press highlights Vietnam’s success in combating COVID-19

The article cited that by April 6, Vietnam, with a population of nearly 100 million people, had just 245 confirmed cases and zero deaths. Project Syndicate, a website based in the Czech Republic, on April 8 carried a story titled “Vietnam’s Low Cost COVID 19 Strategy” praising Vietnam for managing the crisis so well that […]

Commuters brave the chill to strip down to underwear in international celebration of silliness

While millions of London Underground passengers face travel chaos today, Tube travellers were given an eyeful yesterday – when fellow commuters got on board wearing no trousers .

Marvel Comics Unveils New International Iron Man

Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man helped launch the wildly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe back in 2008, and we’ve seen more than our fair share of Tony Stark in the MCU. This beloved character also starred in Iron Man 2, Marvel’s The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, and this summer, […]

10 COVID-19 drugs under clinical trial in U.S.: Trump

“In addition to that, there is what was just mentioned now that any physician in consultation with their patient and back and forth can make the decision to use the drug on an off-label. So we have two things that are simultaneously going on. We are having actual formal clinical trials and the off-label use,” […]

93 offers for 28 ICC events, BCCI non-committal

Neither the BCCI nor the ICC wanted to speak on the issue. It’s understood the BCCI’s response is only to stay in contention when discussions on the rights come up in future meetings. When expression of interest was first sought by the ICC last year, the BCCI was reserved in its response. “Increasing ICC events […]

Disburse Long Thanh Airport funds within the year: PM

The province has cleared 1,810 hectares (4,470 acres) of land for the first phase of the Long Thanh Airport, as well as finished tallying 1,028 households affected by the project. Site clearance compensation is also expected to be completed by the second quarter of the year.

Invigorating investors with PPP draft

From the investor’s desk, this provision would be a significant factor affecting their capital flow since practically, for the execution of any PPP project, the investor shall have to avail funding from lenders. International lenders may have reservations on the mandatory application of Vietnamese laws as the governing law of related contracts, given the fact […]

India’s GDP for FY21 projected at 4.8%, COVID-19 to have adverse economic impact globally: UN report

“India’s economic growth declined considerably by more than the earlier estimate (5% in 2019 compared with previous estimate of 7%), as uncertainties ahead of the general election and tighter credit conditions weighed on manufacturing activities and investments. Weakness in income growth and a rising unemployment rate also undermined consumer sentiment. Its exports were affected by […]