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Pakistan records 48 COVID-19 deaths, 1,772 infections in a day


January 20, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has recorded 48 more coronavirus-related deaths in past 24 hours, surging the overall death toll to 11,103. According to the latest statistics of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) the COVID-19 has claimed 48 more lives and 1,772 fresh infections were reported. In the past 24 hours, as many as 2,046 patients have recovered from the virus …

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Moderna says possible allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccine under investigation


January 20, 2021

Moderna Inc said on Tuesday it had received a report from California’s health department that several people at a center in San Diego were treated for possible allergic reactions to its COVID-19 vaccine from a particular batch. The company’s comments come after California’s top epidemiologist on Sunday issued a statement recommending providers pause vaccination from lot no. 41L20A due to …

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China to become world’s largest IoT market in 2024: report


January 20, 2021

China will surpass the United States to become the world’s largest Internet of Things (IoT) market in 2024, according to an industrial report. China’s spending on IoT is expected to reach around $300 billion by 2024, with the compound annual growth rate to stand at 13 per cent in the next five years, data from global market research firm International …

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Alibaba’s Jack Ma makes first live appearance in three months in online meet


January 20, 2021

Alibaba Group founder Jack Ma met 100 rural teachers in China via a live video meeting on Wednesday morning, in the businessman’s first appearance since October, triggering a sharp jump in the Hong Kong listed shares of the e-commerce giant. Social media speculation over the whereabouts of China’s highest-profile entrepreneur swirled this month after news reports that he missed the final episode …

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Chinese scientists develop gene therapy which could delay ageing


January 20, 2021

Scientists in Beijing have developed a new gene therapy which can reverse some of the effects of ageing in mice and extend their lifespans, findings which may one day contribute to similar treatment for humans. The method, detailed in a paper in the Science Translational Medicine journal earlier this month, involves inactivating a gene called kat7 which the scientists found to …

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South Africa rest leading players for T20 series against Pakistan


January 20, 2021

South Africa have selected a much-changed squad for their three-match Twenty20 series in Pakistan to allow members of the Test side to prepare for a home series against Australia that is scheduled to start in April. The T20 matches will be played from February 11-14 in Lahore and will feature very few of South Africa’s leading players in the format, …

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Tabish, Nauman live in the dream to play Test cricket


January 20, 2021

KARACHI: For Tabish Khan and Nauman Ali excitement had not gone away. And although the final 16-man Pakistan squad is yet to be announced, both stated as living in the dream after they were named in the preliminary party of 20 for the first Test against the Quinton de Kock-led South Africa side here at the National Stadium next Tuesday. …

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Kohli to return for England Tests


January 20, 2021

NEW DELHI: Captain Virat Kohli will take part in India’s squad for next month’s first two Tests against England, the BCCI said on Tuesday, after he missed three recent matches against Australia to attend the birth of his first child. All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has been working on his bowling fitness, and K.L. Rahul, who had been ruled out of …

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Embattled Paine wants to lead Aussies to South Africa


January 20, 2021

BRISBANE: Australian captain Tim Paine insists he is the right man to lead his team to South Africa and to the possible World Test Championship final at Lords despite a sub-par performance in the Test series against India. India beat Australia by three wickets at the Gabba on Tuesday, the first time since 1988 the Australians have lost a Test …

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