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FGN47 UNSC-VIRUS-VACCINE-JAISHANKAR United Nations: India, which has shipped ‘Made In India’ COVID-19 vaccines to around 25 nations, on Wednesday urged the international community to stop “vaccine nationalism” and actively encourage “internationalism”, underlining that hoarding superfluous doses will defeat global efforts to attain collective health security and combat the pandemic. By Yoshita Singh FGN49 UNSC-JAISHANKAR-PEACEKEEPERS United Nations: India, hailed as the pharmacy of the world, on Wednesday announced a gift of 200,000 COVID-19 doses for UN peacekeepers. By Yoshita Singh FGN39 RUSSIA-2NDLD SHRINGLA Moscow: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday had 'fruitful and productive' meetings with top Russian diplomats on bilateral issues as well as regional and global issues of mutual interest and the two sides discussed ways to further strengthen the bilateral Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership.

FGN40 UK-ROYALS-2NDLD PHILIP London: Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been admitted to hospital after feeling unwell, Buckingham Palace said on Wednesday. By Aditi Khanna FGN36 LANKA-INDIA-LD OIL TANKS Colombo: Sri Lanka will re-acquire 99 World War II-era oil storage tanks leased to Indian Oil Corporation in the eastern port district of Trincomalee, Energy Minister Udaya Gammanpila announced on Wednesday.

FGN33 VIRUS-UK-LD TRIAL London: The UK is to begin the world's first COVID-19 human trials to study the impact of the deadly virus on a healthy body’s immune system, after receiving the approval of the country’s clinical trials ethics body on Wednesday. By Aditi Khanna FGN20 PAK-FATF Islamabad: Pakistan is unlikely to exit the Financial Action Task Force's 'grey' list until June, despite its efforts to garner support from the member nations ahead of the plenary meeting of the global terror financing and money laundering watchdog next week, according to a media report on Wednesday. By Sajjad Hussain FGN18 US-INDIA-2NDLD SANDHU New York: As the world fights COVID-19 and an economic crisis, it is time to renew the 'unique partnership' between India and America that can directly benefit a fifth of humanity and be a source of durable peace and security for the rule-based world order, the Indian ambassador to the US has said. By Yoshita Singh PTI RS RS