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News18 Evening Digest: UK Regulator Approves Pfizer Jab for Children Aged 12 to 15 Years And Other Top Stories

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Here are the Top Stories for Today: UK Regulator Approves Pfizer Jab for Children; Twitter Blue Explained; Juhi Chawla on Misconception Over Her HC Lawsuit; One Can Get Covid-19 After Taking Two Vaccine Shots; Photo of Orangutan's Reflection Wins Award; and Consumers Can Now Check Whether A Product Meets BIS Standard.

UK Regulator Approves Pfizer Jab for Children Aged 12 to 15 Years After ‘Rigorous Review’

Britain’s medicines regulator said Friday the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is safe for adolescents aged 12 to 15 after a “rigorous review", following similar assessments in the European Union and United States. READ MORE

Twitter Blue Explained: Where’s Twitter Subscription Available, How to Sign Up and India Details

Twitter has finally announced the launch of Twitter Blue months after being a part of the rumour mill. The new subscription-based service is currently available to iOS users, but only in Canada and Australia. Twitter says that the service will rollout to more countries - both for Android and iOS - in the near future. At the moment, Twitter Blue carries premium features such as Undo Tweet, Boomark Folder, and Reader mode. READ MORE

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One Can Get Covid-19 After Taking Two Vaccine Shots. Here’s Why There Is No Need To Worry

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Spectacular Photo of Orangutan’s Reflection Captured in Water Wins Award

The jury of Nature TTL Photographer of the Year has declared Thomas Vijayan the winner of the 2021 competition. Vijayan, a photographer from Canada, shot the spectacular picture called The World is Going Upside Down. His picture beat 8,000 entries from around the world to win the top prize of £1,500. READ MORE

Consumers Can Now Check Whether A Product Meets BIS Standard From June 5

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), the apex government body for the standardization, marking, and quality certification of goods in the country, will start a new feature ‘Know your standard’ on its website from June 5. READ MORE

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