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OceanGate Titan, 18 million Malaria vaccine dose, Nederlands returns treasures

OceanGate Titan stops all Expedition, world’s first Malaria vaccine to roll out, Nederlands to return treasures of Sri Lanka and Indonesia

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OceanGate stops all Expedition underwater

Ocean Gate company has cancelled all Expedition to Titanic including tourism and research. This happened after OceanGate was accused of the accident happened to one of Titan submersible on 22nd June, 2023. Five passengers including Company CEO were declared dead after they went missing underwater along with Titan.

The Company safety and security has been questioned time and again. The Company did not take any certificate for Titan , and did not even take responsibility for the accident nor they apologised.

OceanGate kept on rolling advertisement for next tour on their website afterwards and planned two more trips for 2024 with ticket prices over $230,000.

After recent controversies and discussions, the Company decided to stop further underwater expedition.

Malaria vaccine to roll out

The first phase of Vaccination of Malaria has started in Africa. The first phase includes 12 countries from Africa- Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya Malawi,the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Niger, Sierra Leone and Uganda,

First dose of vaccine will reach by the end of the year. Trial was started in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi on about 1.7 million children.

The results in a significant drop in death due to malaria in African countries. Every year around 5 million children are affected by Malaria.

The vaccine is being manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline, but every year till 2026 ,there will be a need of around 60million doses of vaccine for which the help of Indian vaccine manufacturing giant Bharat Biotech will be needed.

People get malaria by being bitten by an infective female Anopheles mosquito. Four kinds of malaria parasites infect humans: Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae.Only Anopheles mosquitoes can transmit malaria and they must have been infected through a previous blood meal taken from an infected person.

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Nederlands to return over 500 looted objects to Indonesia and Sri Lanka

The Dutch government is returning 478 objects looted during colonial times to Indonesia and Sri Lanka

Following multiple claims from Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Nigeria, the Dutch Secretary of State for Culture and Media Gunay Uslu announced the decision Thursday to repatriate objects including the “Lombok treasure,” consisting of 335 objects from Lombok, Indonesia, the Pita Maha collection, a key collection of modern art from Bali and the 18th-century Cannon of Kandy, a ceremonial weapon from Sri Lanka made of bronze, silver and gold and inlaid with rubies.

“This is a historic moment,” Uslu said in a press statement. “It’s the first time we’re following recommendations… to give back objects that should never have been brought to the Netherlands. But more than anything, it’s a moment to look to the future. We’re not only returning objects; we’re also embarking on a period of closer cooperation with Indonesia and Sri Lanka in areas like collection research, presentation and exchanges between museums.”

Find more – https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-66124767

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