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  • French president confident US will join pledge for research to find vaccine

    French president Emmanuel Macron said he is confident that the United States will join a global pledge for research to find a vaccine against the new coronavirus. World leaders, organizations and banks Yesterday pledged to give 7.4 billion euros during a videoconference summit hosted by the European Union. The U.S., along with Russia, were notably […]

    Antidote to pandemic of misinformation amid Covid-19 is fact-based news: UN Chief

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres said yesterday that blatant lies are being spread online at a terrifying rate and the antidote to this pandemic of misinformation is fact-based news and analysis. In his remarks to High-Level Dialogue on Press Freedom and Tackling Disinformation in the COVID-19 Context, the Secretary-General said that along with the pandemic, we […]

    President Trump nominates Indian-American as US representative to IBRD

    US President Donald Trump has nominated Indian-American Ashok Michael Pinto as a representative to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Pinto was nominated yesterday as US Alternate Executive Director of IBRD for a term of two years. If confirmed by the Senate, Pinto would replace Erik Bethel, who has resigned from the post. Pinto […]

    New dates for Dubai Expo announced officially

    Dubai has announced a new date for the mega Expo event from 1st Oct 2021 to 31st March 2022. This was after  two-thirds majority of Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Member States voted in favour of postponing the next World Expo by one year. A press statement by the Dubai Media office said that BIE […]

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson opens virtual global conference on COVID-19

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson opened a virtual global conference on COVID-19 today by calling on all countries to step up their efforts and work together on fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the “most urgent shared endeavour of our lifetimes”. The Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference was co-hosted by the UK and eight other countries […]

    Russia reports steady rise in COVID-19 cases

    Russian reported  today a steady rise in the number of the new coronavirus infections that raises pressure on the nation’s healthcare system. The government’s headquarters dealing with the outbreak reported more than 10,500 new cases today ,including nearly 6,000 in Moscow. That has brought the nation’s total to over 145,000, including almost 1,400 deaths. The […]

    Conditional opening of small & cottage enterprises and shops to be allowed: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

    Bangladesh will allow reopening of small and cottage enterprises in the country with the maintenance of health directives issued by the government. Announcing this on Monday in a video conferencing with officials and public representative Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the government has allowed reopening of shops in the month of Ramazan with special […]

    Death toll from COVID-19 rises to 28,446 in United Kingdom

    The United Kingdom’s death toll from COVID-19 rose to 28,446, an increase of 315, according to latest data today that includes hospitals and other settings like nursing homes. The latest figures indicate that the UK’s toll is now edging closer to that in Italy, one of the worst hit countries in the pandemic where the […]

    Japan to extend state of emergency until May 31 over coronavirus outbreak

    Japanese PM Shinzo Abe plans to extend the national state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak until May 31. Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike confirmed in a live-streamed video on Sunday that Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura told her that the government will extend the emergency status until the end of the month. Abe on Thursday signalled […]

    US will have coronavirus vaccine by year’s end: President Trump

    US President Donald Trump has said that his administration is confident the United States will have a vaccine for Covid-19 by the end of this year. The comments came during a programme at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. He said that several pharmaceutical companies are close to developing the vaccine. Mr Trump said he is […]