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  • $23m allocated to waste management in coastal provinces 2021-04-23 16:19

    $23m allocated to waste management in coastal provinces

    TEHRAN – A total of 1 trillion rials (nearly $23 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been earmarked to tackle the issue of waste management in northern coastal provinces, deputy head of Iran's municipalities and village administrators said.

  • Iranian-made “Sputnik V” to be available by mid-June 2021-04-23 16:17

    Iranian-made “Sputnik V” to be available by mid-June

    TEHRAN – Iran will release jointly-produced Russian “Sputnik V” vaccine by the end of spring (June 21), Kianoush Jahanpour, head of the Information Center of the Ministry of Health, has announced.

  • Fourth national festival of Maryam Mirzakhani to be held 2021-04-21 18:07

    Fourth national festival of Maryam Mirzakhani to be held

    TEHRAN – The 4th National Festival on Women and Science will be held in the fourth Iranian calendar month Tir (starting June 22), commemorating the late Iranian mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani.

  • Imports of COVID-19 test kits reduced to zero 2021-04-21 18:05

    Imports of COVID-19 test kits reduced to zero

    TEHRAN – Imports of coronavirus detection kits have dropped to zero as some 24 knowledge-based companies are producing kits to meet the domestic needs, Sepideh Golbaz, an official with the Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday.

  • COVIRAN vaccine starts third phase of human trial 2021-04-21 17:57

    COVIRAN vaccine starts third phase of human trial

    TEHRAN – COVIRAN BAREKAT, the first coronavirus vaccine made by Iranian researchers, started the third phase of the human trial, Mostafa Qanei, secretary of the biotechnology development office of the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, announced.

  • Over 9,000 prisoners of involuntary crimes freed 2021-04-20 19:18

    Over 9,000 prisoners of involuntary crimes freed

    TEHRAN – Iranian benefactors helped release a total of 9,398 inmates of unintentional crimes across the country over the past Iranian calendar year (March 2020-March 2021), according to the Blood Money Organization.

  • Health sector holds 15% share in national budget 2021-04-20 19:17

    Health sector holds 15% share in national budget

    TEHRAN – Some 15 percent of the national budget for the current Iranian calendar year (started on March 20) has been allocated to the health sector, deputy health minister Kamel Taqavinejad has said.

  • Iran breaks U.S. monopoly on recombinant flu vaccine 2021-04-20 19:15

    Iran breaks U.S. monopoly on recombinant flu vaccine

    TEHRAN – An Iranian knowledge-based company has acquired the technology to produce a recombinant human influenza vaccine, which was monopolized by the United States, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Seven metropolises to become age-friendly 2021-04-19 18:54

    Seven metropolises to become age-friendly

    TEHRAN – The national document on elderly-friendly cities is being implemented on seven metropolises across the country, Hesamoddin Allameh, head of the secretariat of the National Council of the Elderly, has said.

  • Iran to mark World Earth Day 2021 2021-04-19 18:52

    Iran to mark World Earth Day 2021

    TEHRAN – Iran will mark World Earth Day 2021 on April 22-29 with the national theme of “preserving the planet, increasing productivity for sustainable development”.

  • Iran jointly producing COVID-19 vaccines with three countries 2021-04-19 18:50

    Iran jointly producing COVID-19 vaccines with three countries

    TEHRAN – Iran is currently producing COVID-19 vaccines jointly with three countries of Cuba, Russia, and Australia, Mostafa Qanei, secretary of the biotechnology development office of the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, said on Monday.

  • Wildfire prevention regulations to be prepared 2021-04-18 17:51

    Wildfire prevention regulations to be prepared

    TEHRAN – Due to the hot season and the increasing risk of wildfires, fire prevention procedures will be prepared and announced to all the provinces soon, Jamshid Mohabbat Khani, commander of the protection unit of the Department of Environment (DOE), has said.

  • Cuban coronavirus vaccine to start third clinical trial phase in Iran 2021-04-18 17:49

    Cuban coronavirus vaccine to start third clinical trial phase in Iran

    TEHRAN – The Cuba-Iran Soberana-02 COVID-19 vaccine received a code of ethics to start the third phase of the clinical trial in Iran, according to the Ministry of Health.

  • 210,000 food packages provided to the needy since Ramadan 2021-04-18 17:47

    210,000 food packages provided to the needy since Ramadan

    TEHRAN- Some 210,000 food packages have been distributed among the deprived families through the third phase of Iran-e Hamdel (literally meaning sympathetic Iran) national campaign which kicked off at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan (April 13).

  • World Hemophilia Day in the shadow of coronavirus 2021-04-17 18:27

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    World Hemophilia Day in the shadow of coronavirus

    TEHRAN – While the world is affected by the coronavirus, people with a bleeding disorder are no exception and are highly bearing the impact.

  • 65% of nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19 2021-04-17 18:04

    65% of nursing home residents vaccinated against COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Some 65 percent of the elderly being kept in nursing homes have received coronavirus vaccine, Mostafa Seraj, an official with Welfare Organization has said.

  • $714m earmarked to create jobs for the underprivileged 2021-04-17 18:02

    $714m earmarked to create jobs for the underprivileged

    TEHRAN – A total budget of 30 trillion rials (nearly $714 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been allocated to create 60,000 jobs for the underprivileged individuals covered by the Welfare Organization, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Iranian universities hosting students from 133 countries 2021-04-16 18:08

    Iranian universities hosting students from 133 countries

    TEHRAN – Students from 133 countries are currently studying in Iranian universities, Afshin Akhoundzadeh, head of the office for non-Iranian students at the Organization of Student Affairs said on Thursday.

  • Health projects worth $12.6m inaugurated 2021-04-16 18:06

    Health projects worth $12.6m inaugurated

    TEHRAN – Some 29 health projects worth 530 billion rials (nearly $12.6 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) were inaugurated in Zanjan province on Thursday.

  • Iran finalizes deal for 60 million "Sputnik V" vaccines 2021-04-16 13:12

    Iran finalizes deal for 60 million "Sputnik V" vaccines

    TEHRAN – Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V vaccine, Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Kazem Jalali said on Thursday.

  • Over 35,000 housing units to be built for the deprived 2021-04-14 19:12

    Over 35,000 housing units to be built for the deprived

    TEHRAN – The Welfare Organization will provide 35,169 residential units for the underprivileged families across the country over the current [Iranian calendar] year (started March 20), IRNA reported on Wednesday.

  • آغاز فاز دوم و سوم تست انسانی واکسن "کوو ایران برکت" 2021-04-14 13:31

    Five countries seeking to purchase Iranian COVID-19 vaccine

    TEHRAN – Two European countries and three regional countries have asked to purchase homegrown coronavirus vaccine (COVIRAN BAREKAT), Mohammad Mokhber, the head of the Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam has said.

  • Annual budget for forest protection doubles 2021-04-13 18:02

    Annual budget for forest protection doubles

    TEHRAN – Iran has increased the budget for forest protection by two folds in the national budget bill for the current [Iranian calendar] calendar year (started on March 20), head of the Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization (FRWMO) has said.

  • Iran’s fight against drugs continues despite sanctions, pandemic 2021-04-13 17:56

    Iran’s fight against drugs continues despite sanctions, pandemic

    TEHRAN – Iran has carried on a battle against narcotics in spite of being highly affected by cruel sanctions and COVID-19 pandemic, Eskandar Momeni, the director of headquarters for the fight against narcotics, said.

  • National health week aims at “building a fairer, healthier world” 2021-04-13 17:47

    National health week aims at “building a fairer, healthier world”

    TEHRAN – The national health week will be celebrated on April 21-27 under the theme of “building a fairer, healthier world”, concurrent with the World Health Day, IRNA reported on Tuesday.

  • Child adoption up by 10% in Iran 2021-04-12 16:51

    Child adoption up by 10% in Iran

    TEHRAN – Child adoption has increased in the country by 10 percent, following the actions taken to speed up the process, Habibollah Masoudi-Farid, deputy head of the Welfare Organization, has stated.

  • Over 7,400 PCR tests for passengers suspected of COVID-19 2021-04-12 16:48

    Over 7,400 PCR tests for passengers suspected of COVID-19

    TEHRAN – Some 7,414 passengers underwent PCR tests under a plan to rapidly identify suspected cases of coronavirus and prevent the spread of new UK strain.

  • Iran, Iraq to enhance labor, social welfare co-op 2021-04-12 16:46

    Iran, Iraq to enhance labor, social welfare co-op

    TEHRAN – Iranian Minister of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare, Mohammad Shariatmadari, and his Iraqi counterpart Adel al-Rikabi have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to exchange experiences on vocational training and social welfare.

  • Airborne imagery to study climate change in Hyrcanian forests 2021-04-11 17:02

    Airborne imagery to study climate change in Hyrcanian forests

    TEHRAN – The Forests, Range, and Watershed Management Organization has carried out aerial surveys on Hyrcanian forests using technological advances to identify the effects of climate change, ILNA reported on Sunday.

  • $2.3m proposed to implement national document for the elderly 2021-04-11 17:01

    $2.3m proposed to implement national document for the elderly

    TEHRAN – A total of 100 billion rials (nearly $2.3 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) has been proposed to implement the national document for the elderly, Hesameddin Allameh, secretary of the national council for the elderly, said.