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  • Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million Apr 17, 2021 06:05 PM IST

    Worldwide COVID-19 death toll tops a staggering 3 million

    Worldwide, deaths are on the rise again, running at around 12,000 per day on average, and new cases are climbing too, eclipsing 700,000 a day.

  • Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector as COVID-19 cases rise Apr 16, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector as COVID-19 cases rise

    Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid of sedatives, after weeks of warnings that hospitals and state governments risked running out of critical medicines.

  • India overtakes Brazil as world's second worst-hit country by COVID-19 Apr 12, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    India overtakes Brazil as world's second worst-hit country by COVID-19

    Currently, deaths in India stood at 904, taking the total to 170,179, the Health Ministry data showed. The active cases have surpassed the 12-lakh mark, while the death toll increased to 1,70,179 with 904 daily new fatalities, the highest since October 18, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • Coronavirus second wave in India: Daily COVID-19 cases jumped from 9,000 to 1 lakh in less than 2 months Apr 05, 2021 06:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave in India: Daily COVID-19 cases jumped from 9,000 to 1 lakh in less than 2 months

    As the country reels under the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, over one lakh fresh coronavirus infections were added on April 4 at 1.03 lakh cases. This marked India’s highest daily COVID-19 case spike ever.

  • A Collapse Foretold: How Brazil’s COVID-19 Outbreak Overwhelmed Hospitals Mar 27, 2021 10:44 PM IST

    A Collapse Foretold: How Brazil’s COVID-19 Outbreak Overwhelmed Hospitals

    More than a year into the pandemic, deaths in Brazil are at their peak and highly contagious variants of the coronavirus are sweeping the nation, enabled by political dysfunction, widespread complacency and conspiracy theories. The country, whose leader, President Jair Bolsonaro, has played down the threat of the virus, is now reporting more new cases and deaths per day than any other country in the world.

  • In Pics | Restoring Brazil's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue Mar 25, 2021 03:23 PM IST

    In Pics | Restoring Brazil's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue

    Rio de Janeiro's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is restored ahead of its 90th year atop Corcovado Mountain.

  • Brazil's 24-hour COVID deaths surpass 3,000 for first time Mar 24, 2021 12:33 PM IST

    Brazil's 24-hour COVID deaths surpass 3,000 for first time

    The health ministry registered a record 3,251 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing Brazil's overall death toll to nearly 299,000 -- second only to the United States.

  • COVID-19 update | India's Serum to delay further vaccine shipments to Brazil, Morocco, Saudi: Source Mar 21, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | India's Serum to delay further vaccine shipments to Brazil, Morocco, Saudi: Source

    The news comes as India, the world’s biggest vaccine maker, is being criticised domestically for donating or selling more doses than inoculations conducted at home, despite reporting the most number of coronavirus infections after the United States and Brazil.

  • Coronavirus Vaccine News | Brazil needs vaccines — China is benefiting Mar 16, 2021 03:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine News | Brazil needs vaccines — China is benefiting

    Beijing’s ability to mass-produce vaccines and ship them to countries in the developing world — while rich countries hoard many millions of doses for themselves — has offered a diplomatic and public relations opening that China has readily seized.

  • After enhancing ties with Brazil, Australia, ISRO eyes new opportunities with Italy Mar 04, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    After enhancing ties with Brazil, Australia, ISRO eyes new opportunities with Italy

    According to ISRO, India has always recognised that space has dimension beyond national considerations, which can only be addressed along with international partners.

  • Brazil's COVID-19 crisis is a warning to the whole world, scientists say Mar 04, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    Brazil's COVID-19 crisis is a warning to the whole world, scientists say

    Just over 5.8 million Brazilians — roughly 2.6% of the population — had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday, according to the health ministry.

  • COVID-19 update : Seven-day institutional quarantine must for people arriving from Brazil to Mumbai Mar 03, 2021 09:30 PM IST

    COVID-19 update : Seven-day institutional quarantine must for people arriving from Brazil to Mumbai

    Passengers who don't belong to Maharashtra and have a connecting flight through Mumbai airport, will be allowed to take flights if their RT-PCR test shows negative at the airport.

  • Coronavirus News | Variant in Brazil infected many who already recovered from COVID-19 Mar 02, 2021 03:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus News | Variant in Brazil infected many who already recovered from COVID-19

    Laboratory experiments suggest that the P.1 variant found in Brazil could weaken the protective effect of a Chinese vaccine now in use in the country

  • Brazil prosecutors seek halt of COVAXIN purchase deal, say trial data still pending: Report Mar 01, 2021 08:54 AM IST

    Brazil prosecutors seek halt of COVAXIN purchase deal, say trial data still pending: Report

    Situation is similar in India, where some states have opposed COVAXIN due to lack of trial results

  • ISRO PSLV-C51 Mission Highlights: Indian rocket launches Brazil's Amazonia-1, 18 other satellites Feb 28, 2021 10:11 AM IST

    ISRO PSLV-C51 Mission Highlights: Indian rocket launches Brazil's Amazonia-1, 18 other satellites

    PSLV-C51 rocket, which is the 53rd mission of PSLV, launched Amazonia-1 of Brazil as primary satellite and 18 co-passenger payloads from the first launch pad of the Sriharikota spaceport

  • Shares in Brazil's Petrobras plunge 19% as President Jair Bolsonaro replaced CEO Feb 22, 2021 09:41 PM IST

    Shares in Brazil's Petrobras plunge 19% as President Jair Bolsonaro replaced CEO

    Under sacked CEO Roberto Castello Branco, Petrobras had increased fuel prices four times so far in 2021, a cumulative rise of nearly 35 percent.

  • At Rio’s carnival, COVID-19 vaccine jabs are in, glitter and samba out Feb 17, 2021 07:57 AM IST

    At Rio’s carnival, COVID-19 vaccine jabs are in, glitter and samba out

    Brazil’s most famous Carnival has endured years of war, hyperinflation and despotism. But with a pandemic raging, the party is canceled.

  • Brazilian ballerina born without arms soars with her attitude Feb 16, 2021 01:26 PM IST

    Brazilian ballerina born without arms soars with her attitude

    Born without arms, Bueno’s dream of being a dancer seemed painfully unrealistic - especially in a small town in rural Brazil, where her disability made her a social curiosity.

  • COVID-19 vaccine update | Brazil governors seek own vaccine supplies as stocks run low Feb 13, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine update | Brazil governors seek own vaccine supplies as stocks run low

    President Jair Bolsonaro reversed course in January, facing delay in the delivery of the only vaccine his administration purchased and watching as other nations began immunizing their citizens while Brazil's 210 million people were on hold.

  • Kalpataru Power Transmission arm to acquire 51% stake in Brazil's Fasttel Engenharia Feb 05, 2021 11:08 AM IST

    Kalpataru Power Transmission arm to acquire 51% stake in Brazil's Fasttel Engenharia

    "Kalpataru Power do Brasil Participações Ltd has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake of 51 percent in Fasttel Engenharia Ltda,Brazil for USD 8.80 million, subject to customary adjustments," Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd said in a regulatory filing.

  • Brazil aims to buy 30 million Sputnik V, Covaxin shots Feb 04, 2021 11:38 AM IST

    Brazil aims to buy 30 million Sputnik V, Covaxin shots

    The move comes after The Lancet medical journal this week published results showing Sputnik V -- named after the Soviet-era satellite -- to be safe and 91.6 percent effective, allaying concerns over transparency.

  • COVID-19 vaccine: AstraZeneca applies for full regulatory approval in Brazil Jan 30, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine: AstraZeneca applies for full regulatory approval in Brazil

    Brazilian health regulator Anvisa said it had a period of 60 days to decide on whether to authorize the drug, but said it would strive to expedite the process as much as possible

  • Wipro appoints Douglas Silva as Country Head for Brazil Jan 26, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    Wipro appoints Douglas Silva as Country Head for Brazil

    Prior to joining Wipro, Silva was the Head of Financial Services Industry in Latin America and Enterprise Sales Director for Brazil for Amazon Web Services

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