New York [US], January 20 (ANI): India on January 16 began its mammoth coronavirus vaccine rollout by administering 207,229 shots on the first day with the help of hundreds of thousands of health workers who were trained and assisted by the UN agencies.
Brisbane [Australia], January 20 (ANI): After scripting history at The Gabba on Tuesday, stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane on behalf of Team India presented spinner Nathan Lyon with a signed jersey for playing 100 Test for Australia.
Washington [US], January 20 (ANI): The vital role of ventilation in the spread of COVID-19 has been quantified by researchers, who have found that in poorly-ventilated spaces, the virus spreads further than two metres in seconds, and is far more likely to spread through prolonged talking than through coughing.
New Delhi [India], January 20 (ANI): Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi congratulated India on winning the Test series against Australia and said the series will be "remembered for a long time".
New Delhi [India], January 20 (ANI): With a promise to 'heal' America, which in recent months witnessed a chaotic election and messy transition of power, Joseph R Biden will take the oath to become the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday.
Washington [US], January 20 (ANI/Sputnik): US Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken committed to keeping the American embassy in Jerusalem and continuing to view the disputed city as the capital of Israel.
Washington [US], January 20 (ANI/Sputnik): President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, said during his Senate confirmation hearing that he will review the US force presence in the Middle East to address challenges from Russia and China.
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], January 20 (ANI): YSRCP General Secretary and advisor to Andhra Pradesh Government Sajjala Ramakrishna Reddy on Tuesday denied allegations that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy's tour to Delhi was to divert the public's attention from the incidents of attacks on temples.
Ankara [Turkey], January 20 (ANI): Turkey started mass vaccination against COVID-19 with China's 'Sinovac' vaccine but its orders for the vaccine suffered many delays, which led to the Turkish opposition questioning whether Ankara was being punished for dragging its feet in ratifying an extradition treaty it had signed with Beijing that could affect its Uyghur diaspora, Nikkei Asia reported.