In Australia, Associate Professor Tong and the team running the Australian and New Zealand AustralaSian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT) in 2,400 patients, suspended enrollment of patients in the hydroxychloroquine arm and got to work analysing the data from the Lancet paper. … [Read more...] about Could we cure coronavirus?
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The prospect of a two-thirds majority to the Rajapaksa administrations worries some sections, especially rights activists across the country, who fear that such power might threaten democratic freedoms, specially with no strong opposition. “When they [Rajapaksas] were in power the last time, the CID and intelligence officials would come and observe even small meetings of NGOs. That sort of surveillance might begin again,” said Gnanaveera Dissanayake, a human rights activist based in Kurunegala, in the North Western Province, from where PM Mahinda Rajapaksa is contesting. … [Read more...] about Rajapaksas aim for victory as Sri Lanka goes to polls on August 5
In case of SEZs, Sitharaman has been pressing for easier policy dispensation ever since she took charge in May 2014 but the revenue department bureaucracy has repeatedly blocked any relaxation. The revenue department, which felt left out due to the powers being vested with a board headed by the commerce secretary, had got Pranab Mukherjee to amend the SEZ law and levy MAT as well as dividend distribution tax on the zones. This was done despite the SEZ Act promising a tax holiday for a specified period. The commerce ministry is now trying to set right the rules for SEZs which accounted for exports of $80 billion. … [Read more...] about Govt to give a boost to SEZs with tax sops
Vyttila-11 is the latest variety to come out of Kerala Agricultural University’s field station in Vyttila, said Dr. A. K. Sreelatha of the Rice Research Station. She said that Vyttila-11 promises better yield of about 5 tonnes per hectare than the previous varieties, and is crossed with the Jyoti variety of rice popular in Kerala. The crop duration is about 110 days. … [Read more...] about Pokkali rice seedlings travel from Kerala to the Sunderbans
Amaravati: A police inspector in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh has been placed under suspension after a video of his kicking a Dalit man with bootleg has gone viral. Announcing the suspension of inspector Venu Gopal, director-general of police Gautam Sawang said such 'high handed behaviour is not acceptable in the police department. The incident happened at Palasa police station on Tuesday. The mother and son also appealed to political parties, media, and others not to create differences in the village based on the issue. According to information available, the man had a dispute with his neighbour. He went to complain to the police. When he was explaining, the inspector suddenly gets wild and starts attacking him. He hits on the victim's head repeatedly, kicks in the private parts. The victim's mother struggles to protect him from being further thrashed by the police officer. Tweeting the video, Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu said, "Shocking! Under … [Read more...] about Andhra Pradesh: Police officer suspended after video of kicking a Dalit man goes viral