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USAID to provide 3 million USD for India’s PAHAL project

USAID to provide 3 million USD for India’s PAHAL project

On May 1, 2020, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced that it is to provide 3 million USD for India’s PAHAL project. PAHAL is Partnerships for Affordable Healthcare Access and Longevity. Highlights Till now, USAID has provided 5.9 million USD. The funds that have been allocated recently are to be used to…

ADB approves 1.5 billion USD for India to fight COVID-19

ADB approves 1.5 billion USD for India to fight COVID-19

On April 28, 2020, the Asian Development Bank approved 1.5 billion USD loan to support the Indian Government in its actions against the spread of COVID-19 crisis. The fund is to be used in disease containments, social protection and disease prevention. Highlights The loan sanctioned by the ADB is to be used for social protection…

BRICS Foreign ministers to attend COVID-19 meeting

BRICS Foreign ministers to attend COVID-19 meeting

The foreign ministers of the BRICS grouping are to discuss on measures to combat COVID-19. External Affairs Minister Shri S Jaishankar is to represent India at the meet. Highlights The video conference is to be hosted by Russia as it is the current rotating head. The ministers are to discuss possible joint measures to fight…

India seeks help from IMF and World Bank to fill data gaps

India seeks help from IMF and World Bank to fill data gaps

The Government of India has approached multilateral organizations such as World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) to find out methods that will help in preparing economic indicators such as retail inflation, industrial production and economic growth. Highlights In today’s world Data Inadequacy has become a global phenomenon. Hence, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme…

India sends HCQ and sterile surgical gloves to Bangladesh

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 tranche…

India slams Kashmir reference in Turkey-Pakistan joint declaration

India slams Kashmir reference in Turkey-Pakistan joint declaration

India reacted sharply and called upon Turkish leadership to not interfere in its internal matters. India on February 15, 2020 slammed the reference of Jammu and Kashmir in the Turkey-Pakistan joint declaration, calling upon Turkey to not interfere in its internal affairs. India reacted sharply to the Kashmir reference and asked Turkey to develop a…

US Air Force General Tod Wolters appointed as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander – GK Dose

US Air Force General Tod Wolters appointed as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander – GK Dose

The United States Air Force General Tod D. Wolters was sworn in as top military officer of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), at NATO’s military headquarters in Mons, southern Belgium. Tod D. Wolters Service: He is a former US pilot who has served as commander of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces in…

Afghans call for ceasefire as “Loya Jirga” Peace Summit wraps up – Gk Dose

Afghans call for ceasefire as “Loya Jirga” Peace Summit wraps up – Gk Dose

Afghanistan on 29 April 2019 convened rare “Loya Jirga”, a four day long grand assembly or massive meeting for delegates from across country to discuss war and efforts of United States to forge a peace deal with Taliban. At the end of huge peace summit in Kabul, Afghan officials called for immediate and permanent ceasefire.…

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed on 28 April – GK Dose

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed on 28 April – GK Dose

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was observed by The International Labour Organization (ILO) on 28 April 2019. It is observed annually since 2003, as an international awareness-raising campaign to focus international attention on emerging trends in fields of occupational safety and health and on magnitude of work-related injuries, diseases and fatalities worldwide. World…