As Coronavirus Cases Spike, Bengal Opposition Wants Mamata Banerjee To Drop Health Portfolio

[ad_1] The last time Bengal breached the 1,500 mark in new cases was on June 12. Kolkata: In the worst-ever spike in new cases, West Bengal reported 1,589 new cases in the last 24 hours and, with 20 deaths in that period, breached the 1,000 mark in the number of lives the pandemic has claimed […]

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S&P Slashes Emerging Market Forecasts, Warns Of Permanent Scars

[ad_1] The rating agency S&P Global cut its emerging market growth forecasts on Monday, predicting a 4.7 per cent slump on average this year due to the coronavirus, and warned that all countries would be left with permanent scars. The firm said the downward GDP revisions mostly reflected the fact that the pandemic was worsening […]

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Sensex Falls Over 300 Points, Nifty Slides Below 10,750; Financial, Auto Stocks Worst Hit

[ad_1] Selling pressure in financial, automobile and metal shares weighed on the markets Domestic stock markets started Tuesday’s session on a lower note tracking global equities, which slipped amid US-China tensions and fresh COVID-19-related restrictions in California. The S&P BSE Sensex index declined as much as 0.88 per cent – or 324.58 points – to 36,369.11 […]

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World hunger worsening amid coronavirus pandemic; nearly 690 million people hungry: UN report

[ad_1] Nearly one in nine people in the world are going hungry, with the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating already worsening trends this year, according to a United Nations report published Monday. Economic slowdowns and climate-related shocks are pushing more people into hunger, while nutritious foods remain too expensive for many, contributing not only to undernourishment, but […]

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Florida reports largest, single-day increase in coronavirus cases

[ad_1] Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases as its daily average death toll continued to also rise. According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of […]

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Coronavirus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

[ad_1] As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher. They’re urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school districts are already pursuing. There are too many uncertainties and variables, […]

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‘Masks, social distancing are mandatory’: Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida

[ad_1] “The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are reopening Saturday, while Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will follow four days later. The reopening comes as a huge surge of […]

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IMF Warns Cutting Government Spending Too Soon Could Derail Recovery

[ad_1] As governments rushed out funding to prevent an economic collapse amid the coronavirus pandemic, global public debt swelled to the highest in history, but the IMF warned Friday that cutting back too soon could undermine the recovery. Government spending “will need to remain supportive and flexible until a safe and durable exit from the […]

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Sensex Rises Over 200 Points, Nifty Crosses 10,750 Amid Gains Across Sectors

[ad_1] Financial, IT and metal stocks led gains across most sectors Domestic stock markets started Thursday’s session on a positive note tracking gains in Asian equities, as hopes of a robust economic recovery offset concerns over flare-ups in the coronavirus pandemic. The S&P BSE Sensex index rose 0.58 per cent – or 212.52 points – to […]

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China allows WHO to trace coronavirus’ origin, rebukes US exit move from UN body

[ad_1] China on Wednesday criticised the Trump administration-led US’ move of withdrawal from the World Health Organisation (WHO), while agreeing to allow a team from the top health agency to visit the country to trace the origins of the coronavirus, which first emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan late last year. The US […]

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