Morning Digest: Study says more anti-bodies produced by Covishield than Covaxin, Boko Haram leader 'kills self' in fight with rival jihadists, and more

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Coronavirus | More anti-bodies produced by Covishield than Covaxin, says study

The study is being peer-reviewed and has been submitted to a journal but appears as a preprint in MedrXiv, an online repository, and is among the few studies of the real-world effectiveness of vaccination in India.

Farmer convoys from Haryana head to protest sites

BKU’s spokesperson Rakesh Bains claimed that around 3,500 vehicles were part of the convoy. He added that another convoy of farmers from Haryana’s Panipat would join the protest site on June 10.

New IT rules only to tackle misuse of social media, give users redressal mechanism, says Ravi Shankar Prasad

The new rules for intermediaries such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Twitter and Telegram, come into effect on May 26, and the Minister added that most platforms have submitted their compliance to ‘The IT (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021’.

NPR slips valid for long-term visas: Home Ministry

The next phase of the NPR, expected to include contentious questions on date and place of birth of father and mother, last place of residence and mother tongue was to be simultaneously updated with the 2021 House Listing and Housing Census that has been indefinitely postponed.

Since February pact, all quiet on Line of Control

As per data from the Army, last year there were over 4,600 Cease Fire Violations (CFV) and 592 CFVs this year till the commitment came into effect on February 25. For comparison, till June 1, 2020 there were 1,531 CFVs.

Boko Haram leader ‘kills self’ in fight with rival jihadists

His death marks a major shift in Nigeria’s 12-year-old jihadist insurgency that has killed more than 40,000 people and displaced around two million in the northeast.

Netanyahu alleges Israeli election fraud, accuses rival of duplicity

Netanyahu made his sweeping accusation at a time when Israel’s domestic security chief has warned publicly about the prospect of political violence.

Online group digs deeper into coronavirus leak theory

Calling themselves DRASTIC, Decentralized Radical Autonomous Search Team Investigating COVID-19, a group of amateurs decided to sniff the lab leak theory to the ground.

Eng vs NZ first Test | England settle for draw with New Zealand in Lord’s

Chasing 273 for a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, England finished their second innings with 170-3 in 70 overs before both sides shook hands on a draw late in the evening.

History-chasing Serena denied again at French Open as Federer withdraws

Her exit leaves just two of the women’s top 10 seeds in the competition, reigning champion Iga Swiatek and last year’s runner-up Sofia Kenin.

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