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European Union: 750 billion Euros announced as COVID-19 Recovery Fund

On May 27, 2020 the European Union proposed 750 billion Euros as COVID-19 recovery fund. The fund is to be used by the countries to recover from deep recession caused by the COVID-19. Highlights The European Union has broken the deficit limit to keep jobs, health care systems and businesses alive in its member countries. ..

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Tour de France

The French government announced that the 2020 edition of the world’s most famous cycling race, Tour de France has been postponed in view of the COVID-19 crisis. About Tour de France Tour de France is an annual men’s cycling event held as 21 day long stages over a period of 23 days. Of its 21 ..

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Japan declares Emergency

On April 7, 2020, the world’s third largest economy, Japan declared emergency to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. The State of Emergency is to last till May 6, 2020. Highlights Iniatially, the emergency is to be applied in six prefectures namely Kanagwa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Fukuoka and Hyogo. Today there are more than 3,906 cases of ..

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Europe’s Discovery looks for drug to treat COVID-19

The results from the Discovery Drug Trials of Europe have started coming out while the death toll from COVID-19 continues to increase. Discovery Trial The Discovery drug trial is an add-on drug trial to WHO’s Solidarity trial. It aims to speed up the drug trials by selecting a sub-set of drugs being tested by the ..

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France imposes fine on Apple for anti-competitive behaviour

The competition authority of France recently slapped a record 1.1 billion euro (equivalent to $1.2 billion) fine on US tech major Apple. The fine was imposed for the firm’s anti-competitive behaviour towards its independent retail distributors. The country’s authority announced that it found Apple prevented independent retailers in France from competing on price and allegedly used ..

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