Pompeo and Jaishankar discuss coordinated approach to COVID-19

Last Updated on April 2, 2020 at 7:33 pmWASHINGTON, APRIL 2: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke over phone to discuss a coordinated effort by India and the US to respond to the COVID-19…

Global economy could shrink by almost 1% in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic: UN

Last Updated on April 2, 2020 at 11:25 amUnited Nations, April 2: The global economy could shrink by up to one per cent in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, a reversal from the previous forecast of 2.5 per cent…

US Coronavirus death toll surpasses 4,000, cases stand at 1,90,000

Last Updated on April 1, 2020 at 4:25 pmWASHINGTON, APRIL 1: The coronavirus deaths crossed 4,000 in the US on Wednesday, a number higher than the ghastly 9/11 terror attacks in the country, even as the top health experts projected…

COVID-19 pandemic most challenging crisis since World War II: UN chief

Last Updated on April 1, 2020 at 12:54 pmUnited Nations, April 1: The coronavirus pandemic is the most challenging crisis the world has faced since World War II, one that is killing people and will also lead to an economic…

Coronavirus has affected millions, but these countries are still free from it

Last Updated on March 31, 2020 at 6:08 pmNEW DELHI, MARCH 31: The rapidly spreading Coronavirus disease Covid-19 has affected more than 5,00,000 people across the world and led to the deaths of thousands. But there are still a few…

COVID-19: World economy will go into recession with likely exception of India, China: UN

Last Updated on March 31, 2020 at 6:06 pmUNITED NATIONS, MARCH 31: The world economy will go into recession this year with a predicted loss of trillions of dollars of global income due to the Coronavirus pandemic, spelling serious trouble…

World Bank says about 11 mn could be driven into poverty in E Asia and Pacific

Last Updated on March 31, 2020 at 6:05 pmWASHINGTON, MARCH 31: About 11 million people could be driven into poverty in East Asia and the Pacific as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic that has impacted over 780,000 people and…

US begins stockpiling malaria medicine for treating Covid-19 patients

Last Updated on March 31, 2020 at 6:04 pmWASHINGTON, MARCH 31: The US has started procuring malaria medicine ‘Hydroxychloroquine’ for treating COVID-19 patients as it anticipates a favourable result from its ongoing treatment of some 1,100 coronavirus infected people in…

Iconic ethnic Indian newspaper in US ceases print edition after 50 years

Last Updated on March 29, 2020 at 10:07 pmNew York, March 29: An iconic ethnic Indian newspaper in the US that catered to the diaspora for the last 50 years will cease the print edition from Monday, its publisher announced,…

Indian envoy in UK warns against fake news circulating on evacuation flights

Last Updated on March 29, 2020 at 10:06 pmLondon, March 29: The Indian High Commissioner to the UK, Ruchi Ghanashyam, on Sunday appealed to Indian citizens stranded in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic to beware of fake news…