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COVID-19: WHO ceases the trial of anti-malarial drug over safety reasons

1 day ago
As per the study published in The Lancet, both the drugs, hydroxychloroquine, and anti-malarial chloroquine, can potentially produce serious side effects in the patients of COVID-19, particularly heart arrhythmia.  

India, Israel discussed joint research & development for COVID-19 diagnosis

2 days ago
The discussion held between the two countries was the part of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Israel counterpart’s vision that focuses on expanding the scientific cooperation between the two countries.

US President Donald to withdraw US from Open Skies treaty: What is it and why is it important?

May 22, 2020
The Open Skies Treaty allows unarmed aerial surveillance flights over the entire territory of the participating countries. 

Dr. Harsh Vardhan represents India in NAM Health Ministers virtual meet

May 22, 2020
The Health Ministers of NAM expressed their concerns as the pandemic pose a global threat and discussed fighting it with proper preparedness, resilience building, and regional, national, and international collaboration.

Kalapani-Lipulekh Border Dispute: Know what's the Map issue Between India and Nepal|Explained for UPSC

May 22, 2020
Kalapani-Lipulekh Territorial Dispute was in News lately after tensions between between India & Nepal rose. Nepal released its new political Map showing Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura as its territories. India strongly condemned the new Nepal Map stating it as unjustified cartographic assertion. Check Kalapani & Lipulekh Map.

India, Bangladesh adds 5 new waterway routes

May 22, 2020
The five new ports of call on the Indian side are Maia, Kolaghat, Sonamura, Dhulian, and Jogigopha, while on the Bangladesh side they are Sultanganj, Rajshahi, Chilmari, Bahadurabad, and Daudkandi.

US Senate passes bill to delist Chinese firms from stock exchanges

May 21, 2020
If the bill becomes a law, it could bar leading Chinese companies such as Alibaba and Baidu from being barred from listing on US stock exchanges. 

US sanctions Iran’s Interior Minister over human rights violations

May 21, 2020
The United States has sanctioned Iran’s Interior Minister, Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, for his alleged role in grave human rights violations against Iranians.

Nepal’s new map incorporates Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura, Kalapani

May 20, 2020
Nepal’s PM, K.P. Sharma Oli emphasized the country’s claim to Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura after the Nepal government presented the disputed territories in a newly issued political map.

UN Chief suggests pre-recorded messages by world leaders for UNGA

May 19, 2020
The UN Chief suggested the measure as it is highly unlikely that the government and Head of the states will be able to travel to New York for a week due to ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

UK unveils new post-Brexit global tariff regime

May 19, 2020
The new tax regime aims to have deals covering 80 percent of British trade within a period of three years.

US condems Taiwan’s exclusion from World Health Assembly

May 19, 2020
The US statement accused WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of choosing not to invite Taiwan under pressure from the People’s Republic of China.

WHO to begin independent inquiry into its handling of coronavirus pandemic

May 19, 2020
The 'Resolution on COVID 19 Response' calls for a review of the coronavirus origin with the aim to put an end to the international blame game about its origin and the response.

Benjamin Netanyahu-led coalition sworn in after three divisive elections, Gantz takes oath as alternate PM

May 19, 2020
Benny Gantz took his oath of office as the alternate prime minister and future prime minister after Netanyahu’s swearing-in. 

India supplied COVID-19 essential medicines to 123 countries: Dr. Harsh Vardhan at WHA

May 19, 2020
During the virtual meet of the 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA), the union health minister highlighted the timely and proactive measures taken by India to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Spraying disinfectants poses health risk: WHO

May 18, 2020
World Health Organisation (WHO) in its document on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces as part of the response to the virus informed that spraying disinfectants can be ineffective.

US to donate ventilators to India US President Donald Trump

May 16, 2020
US President underlined the close partnership between India and the US and called Prime Minister Narendra Modi his good friend and said that they will beat the invisible enemy together. 

India provided medical aid to over 120 countries for COVID-19: Piyush Goyal at G-20

May 15, 2020
Piyush Goyal participated in the second G-20 Virtual Trade and Investment Ministers meeting and stated that India has been sharing its medical and health expertise with other nations using digital technology.  

WTO Chief to step down on August 31 amid the global economic crisis

May 15, 2020
Roberto Azevedo, WTO Director-General announced that he would step down from his position on August 31, 2020. It will cut his second term short exactly by one year.

Vijay Mallya loses right to appeal in UK Supreme Court, may be extradited within 28 days

May 15, 2020
Vijay Mallya’s extradition process is expected to be triggered within 28 days. India has been seeking his extradition on charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to almost Rs 9,000 crore. 
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