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India restricts export ban of HCQ drug

On April 7, India announced restrictions on export of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) drug. What is the issue? India had imposed ban on export of HCQ drug to prevent the shortage of the drug in the country. The United States and 30 other countries including some of the SAARC countries have been pressuring India to remove the ..

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COP26 postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic

On April 1, 2020, the United Nations announced that the Conference of Parties (COP 26) that was to be held in Glasgow in November 2020 has been pushed to 2021. This is being done over the threat of COVID-19 virus and its impact on the world. Highlights The COP 26 which is considered as an ..

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SAARC’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund

The Indian Prime Minister recently showed appreciation for the contribution of the SAARC members’ contribution to the Emergency Fund to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. About the Fund The SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Fund was announced during the SAARC video conference meeting among the member nations’ leaders on March 15th. The common fund is for purchasing the ..

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SAARC Disaster Management Centre launches website for information related to COVID-19

The SAARC Disaster Management Centre has recently launched a website for information related to the COVID-19 pandemic in the region. The website shows the number of coronavirus cases in the SAARC member states with live updates on the count of active cases. This initiative was earlier proposed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the ..

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Sri Lanka pledges $5 million to COVID-19 SAARC Emergency Fund

Recently, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has pledged 5 Million US dollars to the COVID-19 SAARC Emergency fund, which was proposed by Prime minister Narendra Modi. This Emergency Fund will as a security blanket for the SAARC countries, which can be used by the countries for dealing with issues related to COVID-19. After India made ..

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