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Chief Economist of IMF, Gita Gopinath.

IMF may further slash global economic outlook


New Delhi: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is likely to further revise economic growth forecasts downwards in its upcoming outlook update due to the severe impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the resultant lockdowns across the world. In a blog post, the Chief Economist of IMF, Gita Gopinath, said that although many countries begin to...

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Over 600,000 UK workers lose jobs amid COVID-19 hit


London: The number of employees on British payrolls fell by more than 600,000 as lockdown restrictions hit labor market heavily amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. Early indicators for May suggest that the number of employees in Britain on payrolls fell by 2.1 per cent, down 612,000 compared with March,...

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

Pak concerned over India becoming UNSC non-permanent member


Islamabad: As India gears up to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), Pakistan has expressed serious concerns over it, calling it "not a moment of rejoice, but concern". Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that India's intention to become a non-permanent member of UNSC is a matter of concern for...

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Low-cost test kits to sanitizing drones: IIT innovations to aid COVID-19 fight


Low-cost portable ventilators, affordable COVID-19 test kits, drones for sanitization, specialized digital stethoscopes and "infection-proof fabric" for hospitals -- these are among key innovations by the Indian IITs across the country which are ready to hit the market. The innovations were developed by the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) during the last three months when...

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Dr. Fauci says normalcy may not return until next year


The return to normalcy following the Covid-19 pandemic could come within a year, but people need to tamp down their expectations for typical summer travel and activities, Dr. Anthony Fauci told British newspaper The Telegraph. The latest time frame comes on the heels of a week that saw the national case count cross 2 million. Cases have increased in 18...

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CDC report details demographic breakdown of who is getting coronavirus


New numbers released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer a comprehensive picture of who in the United States has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and how they fared. The latest figures confirm that older people, minorities and those with preexisting health conditions are at the highest risk of death. There were a total of 1,761,503...

Covid-19 deaths in US to double by fall: Dr. Ashish Jha

Post Date: June 17, 2020

An Indian American health expert from the Harvard Global Health Institute believes the COVID-19-related death toll in the US will nearly double by September. In a CNN report, Dr. Ashish Jha, the director at Harvard’s Global Health Institute, estimates another 100,000 Americans will die from the coronavirus by the fall. "I think right now, most Americans...

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A cheap steroid proves first life-saving drug in Covid-19 fight


London: An inexpensive and widely-used steroid called dexamethasone has become the first drug to save lives among Covid-19 patients in what scientists said is a "major breakthrough" in the coronavirus pandemic. Trial results announced on Tuesday showed dexamethasone, which is used to reduce inflammation in other diseases such as arthritis, reduced death rates by around a...

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2.1 million COVID-19 cases in US; new hotspots emerge


Washington: With over 116,000 fatalities, the US topped the COVID-19 2.1 million mark even as new hotspots continued to emerge in states where restrictions were partially lifted. As of Tuesday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the US were 2,114,026 and 116,127 deaths -- both tallies account for the highest in the world, according...