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Global Covid-19 tally crosses 42 million mark – world news

The worldwide number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has surpassed 42 million, according to the latest update by the Johns Hopkins University on Friday (local time). Till now, as many as 42,024,647 people have been tested Covid-19 positive and 1,140,978 deaths have been reported so far. The United States has witnessed the highest numbers of deaths due to Covid-19 — ...

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US State Secretary Mike Pompeo, defence chief Mark Esper to visit India next week for 2+2 talks – india news

India and the United States will hold their third 2+2 ministerial meeting in New Delhi next week, the US said Tuesday. The state secretary Mike Pompeo and the defence chief of US Mike Esper will travel to New Delhi for day-long in-person meetings, rare given the Covid-19 pandemic and the global shift to virtual interactions, with their Indian counterparts S ...

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Confirmed Covid-19 cases cross 40 million mark globally – world news

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 across the planet has passed 40 million. The milestone was passed early Monday according to Johns Hopkins University, which collates reporting from around the world. The actual figure is likely to be far higher, as testing has been variable, and many people have had no symptoms.

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European Commission chief self-isolates as Covid makes its mark at a summit – world news

As a fresh wave of the coronavirus sweeps across much of Europe, the reality of the disease struck a summit of European Union leaders on Thursday when one of the 27-nation bloc’s top officials abandoned the meeting to go into self-imposed quarantine. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen left the summit venue in Brussels shortly after the meeting began ...

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Mark Zuckerberg donates $100 million more to help election offices – world news

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, on Tuesday donated an additional $100 million to helping local election offices prepare for November even as some conservatives are stepping up their efforts to stop the funds from being used. The contribution brings the total funding for the election from Zuckerberg and Chan to $400 million — the same amount ...

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India’s active cases of Covid-19 below 9-lakh mark for second consecutive day: Govt – india news

India continued to report a decline in the active cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) with the number of infections staying below the 900,000-mark for the second day in a row, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said on Saturday. “For the second day after the active cases dropped below the 9L mark after a month, the progressive ...

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India’s far from cooperative federalism, writes Mark Tully – columns

There is a principle of European law known as subsidiarity. Under that principle, the European Union can only act if it can be shown that the action taken at that rarefied level would be more effective than action taken at the national or local level. In other words, decisions should be taken as near the grassroots as possible. Subsidiarity should ...

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India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 5.5 million mark, sees record recoveries at over 100,000 – india news

India reported 75,083 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the lowest since late August, and 1,053 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union home ministry on Tuesday. The new Covid-19 cases and fatalities have taken India’s tally to 5,562,663 and the death toll to 88,935. The last time India reported less than 75,000 Covid-19 cases was ...

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Pay heed to the voice of David Attenborough, writes Mark Tully – columns

Last week, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the renowned naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough “the voice of nature” while presenting him the Indira Gandhi Award for Peace, Disarmament and Development. The popularity and influence of Attenborough’s television series, films and books on the natural world, ranging from the life of insects to the life of mammals, from the ...

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Donald Trump, First Lady mark 9/11 moment of silence on Air Force 1 – world news

US President Donald Trump on Friday led the nation in mourning victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack with a moment of silence along with First Lady Melania on Air Force One. He delivered remarks at the memorial site near Shanksville in Pennsylvania. Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden crossed paths at the ...

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