On August 2020...

Hiroshima marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing on the city by the United States on Thursday, with its mayor urging the international community to unite against serious threats to humanity — be they nuclear weapons or the coronavirus — by spurning nationalistic and isolationist policies. At a time when tensions between some world powers have heightened over the origin of the virus and geopolitical rivalries in the face of the global economic slowdown…

For more details – https://www.japantimes.co.jp/

August 06, 2020...

Lebanon is in mourning after a huge explosion in the capital Beirut killed at least 78 people and injured more than 4,000 others on Tuesday. The whole city was shaken by the blast, which began with a fire at the port which exploded into a mushroom cloud. President Michel Aoun said 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate had been stored unsafely in a warehouse for six years. He scheduled an urgent cabinet meeting for Wednesday, and said a two-week state of emergency should be declared…

For more details – https://www.bbc.com/

August 05, 2020...

Isaias has made landfall in the Carolinas as a category 1 hurricane, bringing with it maximum sustained winds of 85mph (140km/h) and the threat of devastating floods. The eye of Isaias hit the coast on Monday night near Ocean Isle beach in southern North Carolina, the National Hurricane Center said, hours after being upgraded from a tropical storm…

For more details – https://www.theguardian.com/

August 04, 2020...

Microsoft Corp said on Sunday that it would continue discussions to acquire popular short-video app TikTok from Chinese internet giant ByteDance, and that it was aiming to conclude the negotiations by September 15. The company made the statement following a conversation between is CEO Satya Nadella and US President Donald Trump. It said it would ensure that all private data of TikTok’s American users is transferred to and remains in the United States…

August 03, 2020...

Mexico racked up a record number of new confirmed coronavirus infections on Saturday, registering more than 9,000 daily cases for the first time and passing the previous peak for the second day running, official data showed. Mexico’s health ministry reported 9,556 new cases of coronavirus, surging past the record of 8,458 set on Friday. The ministry also logged 784 additional fatalities, bringing the total tally in the country to 434,193 cases and 47,472 deaths…

For more details – https://in.reuters.com/

August 02, 2020...

There were close to 650,000 tests for Covid-19 across India on Thursday and the average number of daily tests in the last week of July is more than twice of what it was in beginning of the month, according to government data and an analysis by HT, suggesting the country was on track to reach the million-tests-a-day threshold. As on Friday, India has had 1.69 million cases of the coronavirus disease that has led to 36,549 deaths…

For more details – https://www.hindustantimes.com/

August 01, 2020...

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