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India joins 61 nations in WHO to identify Zoonotic source of COVID-19

On May 18, 2020, India joined 61 other countries in the World Health Organization to identify the source of COVID-19. China and US are not a part of the resolution. Highlights The countries together moved a proposal at the WHO to identify zoonotic source. Only three permanent members of the United Nations Security Council have ..

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India attends Common Wealth Health Ministers Meet

On May 14, 2020, India attended the 32nd Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting through video conferencing. The meeting was held under the following theme Theme: Delivering a coordinated Commonwealth COVID-19 response Highlights The member countries shared their experiences and lessons in the fight against COVID-19. They also discussed on the essential collective and national actions. The ..

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India sends HCQ and sterile surgical gloves to Bangladesh

On April 27, 2020, India sent 1 lakh Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) tablets, 50,000 sterile surgical gloves and other emergency medical supplies to Bangladesh. Highlights Earlier, India had provided 15,000 head covers and 30,000 surgical masks to Bangladesh in the first tranche of assistance under COVID-19 emergency funds. The HCQ tablets and surgical gloves are the second ..

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Training Programme announced by MEA for SAARC Health Professionals

The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) on April 14, 2020 announced a training programme for the health care professionals from SAARC countries. About the Programme The programme is to be conducted by the Ministry of External Affairs. On March 15, 2020, PM Modi during the video conference with the SAARC leaders suggested for ..

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Exports: GoI launches guidelines for Certificate of Origin

The Ministry of Commerce recently launched an online platform to issue Certificate of Origin to the exporters and other guidelines. The move is being taken to facilitate shipments during lock down. Highlights Currently, the online platform is used obtain certificate of exports under PTA signed with Chile, SAFTA signed with Nepal and SAPTA signed with ..

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