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A Tiger tests positive of COVID-19 in the US: Zoos on high alert in the country

On April 6, 2020, the Central Zoo Authority of the United States asked all the zoos to stay on high alert after a tiger tested positive of COVID-19. This is the first time COVID-19 infections are reported on an animal. Highlights A four-year-old Malayan tiger in the Bronx Zoo of New York has tested positive ..

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Narcoterrorism

USA has charged Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other senior Venezuelan officials with narcoterrorism, corruption, drug trafficking and money laundering. About Narcoterrorism The term narcoterrorism refers to the use of violence, intimidation and other kinds of terror attacks to influence the policies of a government with regards to drug trafficking. The term was coined in ..

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G7 Summit

The US President Trump had cancelled the in-person G7 Summit that was scheduled to be held between 10th and 12th of June. This is to be replaced with video conferencing. About G7 G7 or the Group of Seven is an international economic grouping of 7 advanced countries. The group was previously known by various names: ..

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USA Coronavirus Aid Bill

The US Senate, the upper house of US Parliament, had passed an aid package, worth over a 100 billion USD. Free Testing The aid bill provides for free availability of testing facilities for those who need it. It requires private healthcare insurance firms to cover the testing costs of those with medical coverage. Beneficiaries of ..

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Verily Tool

Verily, a subsidiary of Google, is to develop a tool for helping people determine whether they need to get tested for COVID-19 and where they could get tested. About the Tool The tool is to be used for triaging individual for COVID-19 testing. Verily is to make available, an online website, which would get people ..

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