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Nepal’s Santosh Shah qualifies for Semi-finals at MasterChef UK Professionals 2020

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Nepal’s Santosh Shah qualifies for Semi-finals at MasterChef UK Professionals 2020 London -- After the last week’s heats at the MasterChef UK Professionals where Chef Santosh, a UK-based chef from Nepal, displayed his skills and talent with dishes inspired from the homeland, the chef pushed

15 countries, sign RCEP, the world’s largest trade pact

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London -The world's largest trade pact was inked on Sunday (Nov 15) by ministers from 15 countries including Singapore, in a move likely to spur the region's economy as it battles its worst crisis in decades. Building on existing free trade deals among members, the

A US-developed Moderna vaccine almost 95% effective, interim result show

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London -- A US-developed vaccine has been shown to be 94.5% effective at protecting people from COVID-19, according to interim results. Produced by Moderna, in collaboration with the US government's "Operation Warp Speed", the vaccine has also been shown to last for up to 30

Urgent action is required to protect the learning of all South Asian children

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UNICEF, New Delhi -- School closures in South Asia are threatening the futures of millions of children — and the most marginalized are paying the heaviest price. Governments must prioritize the safe reopening of schools and seize the opportunity to build education back better. When

Air pollution can heighten Covid-19 risk in South Asia

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by Beth Walker, Soumya Sarkar, Zofeen Ebrahim, Ramesh Bhushal , India Climate Dialogue The dramatic drop in air pollution after large swathes of South Asia shut down in response to Covid-19 was short-lived. Newly clean skies in cities from Peshawar to Guwahati stirred hope that action on South Asia’s lethal air

South Asian patients are more severely affected by Covid-19

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London -- Black and South Asian patients are more severely affected by Covid-19 than white patients at different stages of the disease, research suggests. In a study of 1,800 hospital patients, black people had a higher risk of being admitted to hospital with Covid-19 while

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