FGN18 UK-G7-LD VACCINES Boris Johnson to set end-2022 target to vaccinate world at G7 Summit London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call on fellow G7 leaders to make concrete commitments to vaccinate the entire world against coronavirus by the end of 2022 at the Leaders’ Summit in Cornwall, Downing Street has said. By Aditi Khanna FGN15 VIRUS-UK-MINISTER Delta variant around 40 per cent more transmissible, says UK minister London: The Delta variant of COVID-19, or the B1.617.2 variant first identified in India, is around 40 per cent more transmissible than the Alpha or so-called Kent variant of concern (VOC), UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Sunday. By Aditi Khanna FGN19 NEPAL-SC-LD POLITICS New Constitutional Bench formed to hear petitions against House dissolution in Nepal Kathmandu: A new Constitutional Bench of the Nepal Supreme Court was formed on Sunday to hear a bunch of petitions against the May 22 dissolution of the House of Representatives after differences among justices over its composition delayed the crucial hearing. By Shirish B Pradhan FGN6 LANKA-SHIP Data recorder recovered from fire-stricken ship sinking off Sri Lanka Colombo: Marine experts in Sri Lanka recovered the data recorder of the Singapore-flagged fire-stricken cargo ship sinking slowly off the country's capital, officials have said as authorities appointed a panel to look into the impact of the incident on the marine environment.
FGN13 CHINA-VIRUS-VACCINE China authorises CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine for children above 3 yrs Beijing: China has authorised the emergency use of CoronaVac, a COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by Chinese firm Sinovac, for children aged between 3 and 17 years, Sinovac Chairman Yin Weidong said. By K J M Varma FGN10 LANKA-RAINS 14 die as heavy rains lash Sri Lanka Colombo: At least 14 people have died and over 240,000 affected in flash floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains in Sri Lanka, officials said on Sunday. IND