On May 2020...

Hong Kong’s leader defended China’s move to impose sweeping national security laws on the city ahead of a planned protest on Wednesday, as international concern grew over what it would mean for the city’s autonomy. Hong Kong citizens support the legislation, Chief Executive Carrie Lam asserted in a weekly briefing Tuesday, while rejecting criticism from foreign governments…

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

May 26, 2020...

A powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake was felt by more than 37,000 people across the length of New Zealand, sending many ducking for cover as the “long and rolling” tremors lasted 30 seconds. There have since been at least 45 aftershocks before 11am, with the strongest measuring magnitude 4.4. The initial earthquake struck 30km northwest of Levin at a depth of 37km at 7.53am this morning…

For more details – https://www.nzherald.co.nz/

May 25, 2020...

The New York Times has devoted Sunday’s entire front page to a long list of names of people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. The names and brief descriptions culled from obituaries from around the country fill six columns under the headline “US Deaths Near 100,000, an Incalculable Loss,” with a subheadline reading: “They Were Not Simply Names on a List. They Were Us…”

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

May 24, 2020...

Dozens of people were killed and, miraculously, two passengers survived, including a top banker, when a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft with 99 people on board, including crew, crashed on Friday into a crowded residential area near the airport in the country’s southern port city of Karachi. At least 60 people were killed, according to Dawn, but it was as yet unclear whether the dead were all passengers or if the toll included those on the ground…

May 23, 2020...

Cyclone Amphan, which hit India’s eastern coast with winds gusting up to 185 kph on Wednesday, has affected 4.5 million people across 1,500 villages in Odisha, the state government informed the Centre on Thursday even as it has asked officials to submit reports about the damages caused in two days. Amphan was the most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade…

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

May 22, 2020...

Scientists have created the first large-scale map of microscopic algae on the Antarctic peninsula as they bloom across the surface of the melting snow, tinting the surface green and potentially creating a source of nutrition for other species. The British team behind the research believe these blooms will expand their range in the future because global heating is creating more of the slushy conditions they need to thrive…

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

May 21, 2020...

Twenty-six Indian scientists stranded in South Africa’s Cape Town due to a coronavirus lockdown will be heading back home this week. They had been on a mission to Antarctica and stuck in South Africa three months ago after the imposition of the lockdown. The scientists are among around 150 Indian nationals who will be returning home on a South African Airways (SAA) flight that will leave Johannesburg on Friday for Mumbai and Delhi…

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

May 20, 2020...

While uncertainty abounds in economic forecasting, U.S. unemployment will likely stay “severely” elevated well into next year. The jobless rate has already climbed to historic levels in just two months following the onset of the coronavirus-induced economic lockdown. A return to low unemployment will depend on how quickly and successfully the virus is contained…

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

May 19, 2020...

India on Sunday welcomed the power-sharing deal announced by Afghanistan between President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah, which ended months of political discord triggered by last year’s disputed presidential election. “India welcomes the political agreement concluded by the political leadership in Kabul today,” the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement…

For more details – https://indianexpress.com/

May 18, 2020...

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized some officials overseeing the coronavirus response, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” Obama spoke on “Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition,” a two-hour livestreaming event for historically black colleges and universities broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter…

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

May 17, 2020...

China on Friday issued a statement calling on all UN member states to “actively fulfill their financial obligations to the United Nations,” stressing that Washington owes the organization more than $2 billion. “As of May 14, the total unpaid assessments under the UN regular budget and peacekeeping budget amount to 1.63 billion and 2.14 billion US dollars respectively”…

May 16, 2020...

Global deaths linked to the novel coronavirus passed 300,000 on Thursday, while reported cases of the virus are approaching 4.5 million. About half of the fatalities have been reported by the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy. It took 91 days for the death toll to pass 100,000 and a further 16 days to reach 200,000 and 19 days to go from 200,000 to 300,000 deaths…

For more details – https://www.mirror.co.uk/

May 15, 2020...

Researchers took coronavirus from a human patient and infected three cats with it. Each cat then was housed with another cat that was free of infection. Within five days, coronavirus was found in all three of the newly exposed animals. Cats can spread the new coronavirus to other cats without any of them ever having symptoms, a lab experiment suggests…

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

May 14, 2020...

About 4.3 million immigrants are among the 20.5 million people residing in the US who have lost their jobs last month. An analysis of the detailed statistics recently released by the US Bureau of Labour Statistics shows that it is the immigrant population which has significantly borne the brunt. The unemployment rate for immigrants jumped to 16.5% in April 2020, from 2.7% in April, 2019 — a rise of 13.8 percentage points…

May 13, 2020...

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says the company has restarted its California factory, a move that defies local government orders involving measures to contain the coronavirus. In a tweet, Musk practically dared authorities to arrest him, writing that he would be on the assembly line and if anyone is taken into custody, it should be him…

For more details – https://www.nzherald.co.nz/

May 12, 2020...

Men’s blood has higher levels than women’s of a key enzyme used by the new coronavirus to infect cells, the results of a big European study showed on Monday – a finding which may help explain why men are more vulnerable to infection with COVID-19. Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is found in the heart, kidneys and other organs…

For more details – https://www.thestar.com.my/

May 11, 2020...

Former US President Barack Obama harshly criticised President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic as an “absolute chaotic disaster” during a conversation with ex-members of his administration, according to a recording obtained by Yahoo News. Obama also reacted to the Justice Department dropping its criminal case against Trump’s first national security adviser, Michael Flynn…

For more details – https://www.nzherald.co.nz/

May 10, 2020...

The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to launch an app this month to enable people in under-resourced countries to assess whether they may have the novel coronavirus, and is considering a Bluetooth-based contact tracing feature too. The app will ask people about their symptoms and offer guidance on whether they may have Covid-19, the potentially lethal illness caused by the coronavirus…

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

May 09, 2020...

Another record rise in coronavirus infections has propelled Russia past Germany and France to the fifth highest tally in the world, as the French government confirmed the country would start gradually lifting its strict eight-week lockdown from Monday. With much of Europe now easing itself out of confinement, Russia has become the continent’s new Covid-19 hotspot…

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

May 08, 2020...

The IMF on Wednesday approved a disbursement to Nepal of about $214 million to help the Himalayan nation cover the urgent balance of payments and fiscal needs stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Covid-19 is having a severe impact on Nepal’s remittances, tourism, and domestic activity…

May 07, 2020...

A Philippine government agency has ordered the country’s leading broadcast network, which the president has targeted for its critical news coverage, to halt operations. The National Telecommunications Commission ordered ABS-CBN Corp. to stop operations after its 25-year congressional franchise ended Monday…

For more details – https://indianexpress.com/

May 06, 2020...

World leaders and organisations pledged $8 billion to research, manufacture and distribute a possible vaccine and treatments for COVID-19 on Monday, but the United States refused to contribute to the global effort…

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

May 05, 2020...

President Donald Trump on Sunday said the United States will have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year. “We are very confident that we’re going to have a vaccine at the end of the year, by the end of the year,” Trump said in a Fox News “town hall” show broadcast from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC…

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

May 04, 2020...

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet said Saturday he’s confident the US economy will bounce back from its pummeling by the coronavirus pandemic because “American magic has always prevailed.” The 89-year-old made the sanguine prediction about the world’s largest economy as his holding company Berkshire Hathaway reported first-quarter net losses of nearly $50 billion…

May 03, 2020...

NASA and SpaceX said Friday they were pressing ahead with plans to launch astronauts to space from US soil for the first time in a decade later this month, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, both veterans of the Space Shuttle program that was shuttered in 2011, will blast off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on May 27…

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

May 02, 2020...

Apple Inc. reported quarterly revenue that grew 1%, but didn’t provide a forecast for the first time in more than a decade, sparking concern that performance will suffer later this year. The shares fell 2.6% in extended trading…

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

May 01, 2020...

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