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COVID-19: Federal Reserve cuts rates to near zero to support US economy

Washington, In a bold and emergency move, the US Federal Reserve has announced it would cut its target interest rate near zero to help shore up the country's economy amid the rapidly escalating global coronavirus pandemic."The coronavirus outbreak has harmed communities and disrupted eco

Kenya confirms first case of coronavirus

Nairobi,  Kenya's Health Ministry on Friday announced country's first case of COVID-19, making it the 15th African nation to report an infection.The patient is a female Kenyan citizen who returned to the country recently from the United States via London, Cabinet Secretary of the Min

UN HQ reports first COVID-19 case

Washington,  A Philippine diplomat at the United Nations head quarters in New York was tested positive for the deadly coronavirus on Friday. The diplomat had last visited the UN office on Monday and fell ill on the following day, a diplomatic source said.The Philippines diplomatic mission co

Gun violence rampant in US: Human Rights Report

Beijing, The lack of restraint in the right to hold guns has led to rampant gun violence, posing a serious threat to citizens' life and property safety in the United States, according to the Record of Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2019 released on Friday."The United Sta

Mopa airport gets environment approval from Centre

Panaji,  Upcoming Mopa International Airport in North Goa has been granted much- awaited environmental approval by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest.In a tweet, Union Minister for Environment and Forest Prakash Javadekar said,'I am happy to announce that today i have given Env

COVID 19: Scott Morrison urges for calm

Canberra,  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison addressed the nation and urged for calm, assuring that government was well-prepared to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.Morrison on Thursday night became the first prime minister to deliver a televised national address since former Prime

COVID-19: Canadian PM's wife tested positive

Ottawa,Canadian Prime Mnister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was affected by the deadly coronavirus, Canadian government officials said.According to the officials, she would remain in isolation for the time being, as reported by Fox News.They said the Prime Minister "is in

Guterres urges countries to support Iran amid COVID-19 crisis

United Nations,  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged all member states to provide support to Iran as the country faces shortage of medicines amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic."The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the coronavirus outbreak in Iran, which is o

New York City declares state of emergency amid increase of COVID-19 cases

New York,  New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has declared a state of emergency in the city amid the increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases."In light of several new developments, it is time now to declare a state of emergency," de Blasio said on Thursday at a p

Actor Tom Hanks, his wife Rita Wilson test positive for Coronavirus

Washington, Hollywood actor Tom Hanks revealed on Thursday that he along his wife Rita Wilson have tested positive for the Coronavirus in Australia.
The two-time Oscar-winning actor took to Instagram and wrote "Me and my wife have sought medical advice after experiencing the symptoms