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Video: How Do Vaccines Work To Protect Us?

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Vaccines won’t make you sick because they are made of very small amounts of weak or dead germs. More often vaccines provide long-lasting immunity to serious diseases without risking one’s health. Vaccines help the body’s immune system fight infections faster and more effectively. When someone gets a vaccine, it sparks …

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China-India Standoff: China Says Consensus Reached With India

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying referring to the current standoff between India and China and (LAC) in Eastern Ladakh said on Monday that India and China have reached a consensus not to escalate the situation further, and maintain peace and stability along the border together. The confrontations between troops …

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Inflation In May 2020 Drops To Lowest In The Past 11 Months

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported a drop in the inflation rate for the fourth successive month. The inflation rate stood at 8.2% in May 2020 despite a seasonal spike in the prices of essential food items.  PBS calculates the reading by monitoring prices of 356 commodities in 35 cities …

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Karachi Plane Crash: Accounts Of Eye Witness

PIA Flight PK8303 that was carrying 91 passengers and eight crew, crashed on approach to the busy Jinnah International Airport. Two passengers are among the survivors as per the initial report. An eyewitness told the BBC he had heard a massive sound when he’s coming back after offering his prayer. …

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Video| PIA Plane Crashes Near Karachi Airport

Pakistan International Airlines plane has crashed in Karachi on a flight from Lahore, aviation officials say. Pictures shared on social media show smoke rising from the crash site, a residential area in Karachi. The plane, which was reportedly carrying around 99 passengers and eight crew, was flying from Lahore to …

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US Announces $7.5 million Contribution for Ehsaas Cash Programme

US Ambassador to Pakistan Paul W. Jones has announced an American contribution of $7.5 million to support Pakistan’s Government-Owned Ehsaas Emergency Cash Programme and for the provision of therapeutic food to children diagnosed with acute malnutrition. Out of these $7.5 million, $5m are allocated for the Ehsaas program and $2.5m …

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Dogs to Sniff out the COVID-19 Patients to Help Fast Detection

Dogs have been trained to effectively sniff out several diseases from cancer, malaria, and Parkinson’s disease to blood sugar levels in diabetics, and now researchers are hoping to apply the practice to detect coronavirus. There’s a specific smell for many diseases the dogs that dogs are capable of recognizing. Researchers …

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Right Way for the Countries to Ease the Lockdown

The lockdown strategy that restricted more than a third of the world’s population to homes has contributed to slow the spread of COVID-19. Testing, as well as contact tracing measures, are vital in order to keep the virus from spreading any further. Governments talk about the mass-scale testing measures that, …

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Federal government decides to hold lockdown until April 30

Federal Government in Pakistan has decided to hold lockdown till April 30. The country has also extended border closures for another two weeks. Pakistan has recorded 5,374 cases of COVID-19 so far, including 93 deaths. During the lockdown, the restrictions imposed by the government on public gatherings, assemblies and the …

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How to tackle the Urban Heat Islands?

The world was not that complex at the time when agrarian societies provided for the means of production. With the advent of technology, the modes of production got changed and now the machine work has successfully replaced the labor work, previously done by man. Prospects are always there and highly …

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IRGC Quds Force commander killed; Trump threatens further attacks

“Trump doesn’t know international law. He doesn’t recognize U.N. resolutions either. Basically, he is a veritable gangster and a gambler. He is no politician he has no mental stability,” General Hossein Dehghan, a top military adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said in response to Trump’s threat. He says …

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Kashmir – Geographical or humanitarian issue?

Before talking about the often said unfinished agenda of partition let’s start with an overview of some facts about the territorial region of the valley. It covers an area of 86,000 square miles in the northern parts of the former sub-continent. Some parts of the valley are administered by Pakistan …

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16 causes of ever-rising inflation in Pakistan

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Current account deficit (imports exceeding exports.) Budget deficit (expenses exceeding revenue collection.) smuggling (illegal trade of goods and services) hoarding (collection of currency, eatables or other valuables.) Oil dependence of the economy (prices of goods fluctuates with international oil prices.) Inefficient taxation (narrow tax net.) Overinvoicing and under-invoicing Currency depreciation …

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Resolution Adopted to Hold CSS Exams in Urdu

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The upper house of parliament adopted a resolution this Monday to facilitate the aspirants of Central Superior Services to take examinations in Urdu alongside taking exams in English. The resolution was moved by Ameer Jamaat-i-Islami Senator Siraj-ul-Haq. The senator also gave reference to Article 251 of the constitution which clearly …

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