U.S. notifies U.N. of withdrawal from World Health Organization

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won’t take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration of if circumstances change. The withdrawal notification, delivered on Monday, makes good on President Donald Trump’s vow in late May…

Coronavirus | Brazil’s President Bolsonaro tests positive

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus’ severity. Mr. Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters in capital Brasilia. Also read: Coronavirus | Brazil set to pass 1.5 million cases, cities reopen anyway “I’m well, normal. I even want…

UP: IG probes ‘letter’ on gangster Vikas Pandey’s link with cop; inquiry also sought into ‘role’ of former Kanpur SSP | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW/KANPUR: Police on Tuesday said an IGP-rank officer is probing into a letter purportedly written weeks before his death by DSP Devendra Mishra, alleging a nexus between gangster Vikas Pandey and the now suspended Chaubeypur station officer. The announcement came on a day when a senior officer also pointed fingers at the then Kanpur SSP…

U.S. position on CAATSA unchanged despite China’s actions in neighbourhood

Despite a change in the ground realities following the deadly clash between India and China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) last month, the U.S’s message to countries, including India, on sanctions for the purchase of Russian arms has not changed. This message was reiterated in the context of India’s planned jet fighter deal…

WHO: access to HIV medicines severely impacted by COVID-19 as AIDS response stalls

Seventy-three countries have warned that they are at risk of stock-outs of antiretroviral (ARV) medicines as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new WHO survey conducted ahead of the International AIDS Society’s biannual conference. Twenty-four countries reported having either a critically low stock of ARVs or disruptions in the supply of these…

U.S. to withdraw visas for foreign students whose classes move online

The United States said Monday it would not allow foreign students to remain in the country if all of their classes are moved online in the fall over the coronavirus crisis. “Nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 students attending schools operating entirely online may not take a full online course load and remain in the United States,”…

Share of under-14 in population has declined, that of elderly up | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s population profile reflects a gradual but significant transition over the last 50 years that is evident in a decline in the share of population of those under 14 years from 41.2% in 1971 to 25.9% in 2018 and the share of the elderly (60+) going up from 5.3% to 8.1% during the…

Donald Trump says U.S. schools must reopen in fall amid pandemic

President Donald Trump said on Monday that U.S. schools must open in the fall – a decision over which he has limited power – as governors struggle with a nationwide rise in coronavirus infections and states reverse and pause attempts to reopen. Also read: U.S. coronavirus cases rise by nearly 50,000 in biggest one-day spike…

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