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Women participate in Attukal Pongala festival in Kerala

Lakhs of women gathered in the Thiruvananthapuram city of Kerala to perform the annual Attukal Pongala festival at Attukal Devi temple. Amid fear of coronavirus outbreak after six positive cases in the state, many devotees participated in the festival. It is reported that more than 2.6 million people participated in the festival. The temple which ..

President Trump signs $ 8.3 billion emergency fund to tackle coronavirus outbreak

US President Donald Trump recently signed an $ 8.3 billion emergency fund to assist the tackling measures of coronavirus outbreak. The Senate passed the legislation yesterday to help tackle the outbreak, that has killed 12 people in the US and infected more than 200 people. Last week, it was announced that the US will announce ..

SARS CoV 2 Infection Case in Dog

The pet dog of a SARS CoV 2 infected patient was found infected with the virus and was quarantined. The animal showed no symptoms. WOAH The WOAH or World Organisation for Animal Health is an international organisation concerned with coordinating and promoting animal disease control. It was previously known as OIE (Office International des Epizooties). ..

IMF to give $50 billion to combat coronavirus

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has announced that it will provide 50 billion dollars through its rapid-disbursing emergency financing facilities. The fund is to be given for low income and developing countries to combat the spread of coronavirus. 10 billion dollars of the fund is available at zero interest for the poorest members under the ..

EU economy faces highest impact due to coronavirus

As per the recent estimates published by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the most affected economy due to the coronavirus outbreak is the European Union ($15.6 billion) followed by the United States ($5.8 billion) and Japan ($5.2 billion), The trade impact of the outbreak for India is estimated to be about USD ..

World Bank to provide USD 12 billion to fund the tackling of coronavirus outbreak

The World Bank has recently announced a USD 12 billion fast-track aid package that will provide funds to help countries for tackling the coronavirus outbreak. As per the notification of the World Bank President David Malpass, the funds are targeted to the poorest nations of the world and it can be used for medical equipment, ..

OECD lowers India’s GDP growth forecast to 5.1%

International agency OECD recently lowered India’s GDP growth forecast to 5.1 per cent from the earlier projection of 6.2 per cent for 2020-21. For the financial year ending March 2019, OECD has projected a growth rate of 4.9%. The main reason for the cut in rates was the concerns about the impact of coronavirus on ..

UN releases $15 million to fund efforts to tackle COVID-19

The United Nations recently released $15 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to fund global efforts to tackle COVID-19 (coronavirus). The World Health Organization (WHO) recently upgraded the global risk of the coronavirus outbreak to “very high”, which is the highest level of risk assessment. Recently the death toll touched 3000 and the ..