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  • UN appeals for USD 6.7 billion to fight corona virus pandemic in poor countries

    The United Nations has announced today that it is increasing its appeal to fight the corona virus pandemic in fragile and vulnerable countries from 2 billion US Dollars support to 6.7 billion US Dollars. U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock has reiterated that the peak of the pandemic is not expected to hit the world’s poorest […]

    Trump describes COVID-19 pandemic as the “worst attack” ever on US

    US President Donald Trump has described the COVID-19 pandemic as the “worst attack” ever on the United States. Mr Trump said, the pandemic had hit the US harder than the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in World War Two, or the 9/11 attacks two decades ago. His administration is weighing punitive actions against China over […]

    Iraqi Parliament choses Mustafa Al Kadhimi as new Prime Minister

    Iraq’s Parliament chose an American-backed former Intelligence Chief, Mustafa al-Kadhimi as the new Prime Minister today. Al-Kadhimi assumes the premiership as Iraq faces oil revenues that will likely prompt austerity measures, a rising daily tally of coronavirus cases, and other issues.

    IIBR developed antibody or passive vaccine which can attack virus responsible for COVID-19, Says Israeli Defense Minister

    Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett has confirmed that the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) has developed an antibody or passive vaccine which can attack and neutralise the virus responsible for COVID-19 within the bodies of those infected. Last month, IIBR started testing its antibody-based vaccine prototype on rodents. Terming the development a ‘major breakthrough’, […]

    US govt begins talks on winding down White House Task Force on Coronavirus

    The US government has initiated talks on winding down the White House Task Force on Coronavirus and gradually delegating its responsibilities to the relevant federal agencies. US Vice President Mike Pence leads the task force. Pence said, Trump administration is discussing about the proper time for the task force to complete its work. Confirming the […]

    More than 2.54 lakh deaths reported due to COVID-19 globally

    More than 2.54 lakh deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 globally and the number of reported cases stands at more than 36 lakh. US has witnessed the highest death toll at 70,115. It was followed by the UK at 29,427, Italy at 29,315, Spain at 25,613 and France at 25,531.

    UAE: Massive fire reported in one of residential towers in Sharjah

    Massive fire has been reported in one of the residential towers in Sharjah. According to reports, the building is inhabited mostly by Indians. The quick response by Sharjah Civil Defence teams averted a major disaster, authorities said. The name of the building is Abco Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the area with 40 […]

    Turkey announces plan to ease Corona virus restrictions

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a normalization plan to gradually ease restrictions imposed during the Corona virus pandemic as the death rate falls in the country. However, he has also warned of tougher measures if the number of infections rebound. In a televised address following a Cabinet meeting yesterday, President Erdogan said that […]

    President Trump nominates Indian-American diplomat Manisha Singh as OECD envoy

    United States President Donald Trump has nominated senior Indian-American diplomat Manisha Singh as his envoy to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Ms Singh is currently Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs at the State Department. According to the nomination sent to the Senate by the White House, she will […]

    Sri Lankan successfully containing, controlling COVID-19: President Rajapaksa

    Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said his country has been successfully containing and controlling the COVID-19 threat. Addressing the Online Summit level Meeting of Non-Aligned Movement Contact Group for COVID, Mr Rajapaksa said, out of the total PCR tests conducted so far, only three per cent has been confirmed as infected and the death […]