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UN launches 6.7 billion USD for vulnerable countries

The United Nations and its partner agencies have launched 6.7 billion USD global appeal in order to fight against COVID-19. Highlights Initially, the organization had pledged to provide 2 billion USD to vulnerable countries to fight against COVID-19. However, it has now increased the amount to 6.7 billion USD. The plan under which this is ..

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Pakistan Court commuted the death sentence of Omar Sheikh

The Sindh High Court of Pakistan commuted the death sentence of Omar Sheikh, a British born militant, known for his role in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl. About the Incident American journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped from Karachi, Pakistan in January of 2002. He was then working on Pakistan’s terror groups that had ..

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UN Security Council adopts Resolution on Safety and Security of Peace Keepers, First of its Kind

On March 31, 2020, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2518 to ensure safety and security of peacekeepers. This is the first time, a resolution is being passed for the safety of the peacekeepers. Highlights The resolution was initiated and sponsored by China. It was co-sponsored by 43 countries including Pakistan, Iran, South Africa, ..

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Babur II Missile

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 situation, scarce resources for treating infected people and protecting the general population, Pakistan tested the Babur II missile amid criticism. About the Missile The missile, named after the first Mughal Emperor Babur, is of the sub-sonic category. The missile is being built in response to India’s Nirbhay Missile, which has already ..

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Efforts to control locust swarms

China is planning to send ducks to Pakistan to help deal with the onslaught of locust swarms. The infestation is reported to be the worst in 25 years. How is China planning to control locust infestation in Pakistan? China is planning to send 100,000 ducks to Pakistan to help with the locust infestation. These ducks ..

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National Emergency Declared in Pakistan to fight against Locusts in the border

Pakistan which is facing the worst locust attacks in decades has declared National Emergency. The emergency was declared to tackle the insects that are destroying crops in Punjab province, the main region of agricultural production. Highlights The locusts are currently in the India-Pakistan border along Cholistan. Usually, these Locusts move to Iran after some time. ..

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