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United Nations launches “Team Halo” to counter misinformation around COVID-19 vaccines

On November 17, 2020, the United Nations along with “the Vaccine Confidence Project” of University of London launched “Team Halo”. More than 100 scientists from different parts of the world have come together under the project. Highlights Team Halo aims to tackle misinformation on safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Under the initiative, the scientists ..

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India-Kazakhstan sign Memorandum of Understanding

On November 17, 2020, India and Kazakhstan held seventh round of foreign office consultations via video conference. The countries signed the “Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of High Impact Community Projects in Kazakhstan”. Highlights During the consultations, the countries reviewed their bilateral cooperation within the framework of their strategic partnership. The consultations covered economic, political, ..

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What is Golden Card Visa issued by UAE?

The United Arab Emirates recently approved the issuance of Golden Card Visa with several changes. The Visa is for ten years. The visa is being provided for professionals, physicians, engineers and PhD holders from certain universities. About Golden Visa Card The visa grants 10-year residency to the holders and their families as well. Apart from ..

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What are the Governance Reforms approved by Russia?

On November 17, 2020, the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved Governance Reforms that are to begin from January 1, 2021. Highlights The reforms were earlier postponed several times due to number of reasons including COVID-19 pandemic. The reforms are being made at executive level. What are the reforms? According to the reforms, the staff ..

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APEC Ministerial Meeting: Economies commit to free open trade and investment

On November 17, 2020, the members of Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) held a ministerial meeting virtually. During the meeting, the members committed to pursue free and open trade and investment towards the economic recovery from the impact of covid-19 pandemic. Highlights The meeting was chaired by Malaysia. This ministerial meeting comes ahead of the ..

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