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News Dabba for 13 April 2023: Five stories for a balanced news diet

Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.

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Indie Journal brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from the first Malaria vaccine approved in Ghana, ED initiating a probe into BBC India, to the surge in India's Covid cases.


Ghana first to approve 'world-changer' malaria vaccine, BBC

BBC reports that Ghana is the first country to approve a new malaria vaccine that has been described as a "world-changer" by the scientists who developed it. The vaccine - called R21 - appears to be hugely effective, in stark contrast to previous ventures in the same field. The report says Ghana's drug regulators have assessed the final trial data on the vaccine's safety and effectiveness. The World Health Organisation is also considering approving the vaccine. Read the full report here.


ED initiates probe into BBC India’s alleged foreign exchange violations


The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has initiated an inquiry into the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) India under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) for suspected violations. The Hindu reported that the agency has also asked some BBC India functionaries to submit the documents which it has to scrutinise as part of the proceedings. On Thursday, one functionary appeared before the investigators. The move came about two months after the Income-Tax Department had surveyed the Delhi and Mumbai office of the BBC in February. Read the full report here.


France to witness 12th nationwide strike, The Straits Times reports

French unions have called on workers to walk off the job and join protest rallies on Thursday for a 12th nationwide day of protests against the Pension bill. The Straits Times reported that some trains will be cancelled and strike actions can also be expected among refinery workers, garbage collectors and teachers. A wide majority of voters still oppose pushing the retirement age by two years to 64. The latest rallies have gathered fewer people than the record crowds seen earlier this year, the report adds. Read the full report here.


NDTV on Gangster's Son Killed In UP Encounter

Gangster Atiq Ahmed's son Asad, wanted in the Umesh Pal murder case, was gunned down by Uttar Pradesh police in an encounter in Jhansi today, NDTV reports. His co-accused Ghulam was also shot dead. As per the report, both Asad and Ghulam had a reward of Rs 5 lakh on their heads. Asad Ahmed had been captured by a CCTV camera during the attack on Pal and was on the run since. Read the full report here.


India reports 10,158 new Covid cases in last 24 hours: Indian Express


India reported 10,158 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with the active caseload reaching 44,998 as of Thursday morning. Indian Express reports that on average, India recorded 5,555 Covid-19 daily in the last week as compared to 3,108 the week before. Read the full report here.