#South Africa

Anushka Sen is currently in Cape Town in South Africa shooting for ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 11’ (Photo credit: Instagram/@anushkasen0408)

  •  Anushka has quarantined herself after being tested positive
  • As a precaution, the rest of the crew also underwent coronavirus tests
  • ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi 11’ is being shot in Cape Town 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Giraffes are the tallest living animals and are found only in Africa (Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • Social media goes crazy over a video of a giraffe stopping a mountain biker for a sniff
  • They said that they came across a herd of 7 giraffes and one was in their way
  • The park staff identified the giraffe as Purdy, who is known to greet the park visitors often

.New York, NY, USA
Four senior Republican Senators urged US President Joe Biden on Friday to reject India and South Africa’s proposal to waive anti-COVID vaccine patents.(Photo credit: AFP)

  • The proposal demands waiver of TRIPS on COVID-19 drugs
  • TRIPS stands for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
  • American civil societies urged Biden not to blcok the proposal 

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
According to experts, it is natural for viruses to mutate over time. (Photo credit: Representational/ Pixabay)

  • WHO said that more efforts are needed to deal with the new variants of coronavirus
  • The name of the UK variant is B.1.1.7
  • The South African variant is called B.1.351 variant

Tendulkar hit 25 boundaries and three sixes in his innings. (Photo credit: Twitter/@Sachin_rt)

  • Sachin Tendulkar's 200-run innings led to India registering a 153-run victory over South Africa in 2010
  • Tendulkar's double century came in the 49th over
  • The batsman still holds the greatest number of runs in ODIs as well as  and Test cricket

.Cape Town, South Africa
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa receives a Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Almost 32-63% people had antibodies in samples collected from 5,000 donors
  • Most antibodies were detected in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal provinces
  • South Africa has recorded close to 1.5 million coronavirus cases

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Number of people tested positive for the UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the country has climbed to 187. (Credit photo : Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • South African strain detected in four returnees - one from Angola, one from Tanzania and two from South Africa in January
  • All travellers and contacts have been tested and quarantined
  • A very close watch is being kept on these variants

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
South Africa decided to start vaccinating health workers with Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Serum Institute of India has been a major vaccine supplier for South Africa
  • 500,000 more vaccine doses are due to arrive in South Africa in the next few weeks
  • South Africa is yet to launch a proper vaccination programme

.Lahore, Pakistan
Pakistan had previously won the first T20 match. (Photo credit: Twitter/@OfficialCSA)

  • The series is now levelled at 1-1
  • South Africa managed to chase down the 145-run target in 16.2 overs
  • The third and final match of the series is scheduled to take place in Lahore on Sunday