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WHO team to visit China to investigate origins of COVID-19

A team from the World Health Organization is to visit China next week to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 virus. Highlights According to the Indian Chief Scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan, the team will conduct a through research on how the virus transmitted to humans. Was there an intermediate animal or if the virus jumped ..

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Australia New Zealand to jointly host FIFA Women World Cup 2023

On June 26, 2020, Australia and New Zealand won joint bid to host FIFA Women World Cup 2023. Highlights The winning bid of Australia and New Zealand had suggested 12 cities. This included 7 in Australia and 5 in New Zealand. The sites also included main stadium that was used for 2000 Sydney Olympics. After ..

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RCEP Member States hope India will Rejoin the Proposed Trade Agreement

A virtual inter-sessional ministerial meeting of the proposed free trade agreement of a group of 15 countries from the Indo Pacific region- Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was conducted on 23rd June 2020. Apart from the 10 ASEAN countries, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Australia and China are the 15 countries that are negotiating for ..

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IIT Kharagpur: AI Based Social-Distancing Monitor

The Researchers of IIT Kharagpur have developed an Artificial Intelligence based cyber-physical system to monitor social distancing in public places. Highlights The device developed by the researchers will play a proximity alert whenever there is a violation of social distancing norms. The device captures field view and computes distances according to the criteria set by ..

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Exercise Pitch Black 2020 Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2020 edition of the exercise Pitch Black has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Great Lockdown. Pitch Black Pitch Black is a multilateral air combat training exercise hosted by Australia. The 2020 event was originally scheduled between July and August. It has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis and the ..

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