Tuesday, Aug 11 2020 | Time 15:23 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Govt should implement NYAY scheme along with MGNREGA:Rahul
  • POWERGRID posts profit after tax of Rs 2,048 crore for Q1FY21
  • Pettimudi landslide : 3 more bodies pulled out of stream, toll rises to 52
  • Russia to become first country to register COVID-19 vaccine, says Putin
  • Jai Prakash Nishad, BJP candidate for UP RS bypolls
  • BJP will not keep quiet if corruption takes place in establishment of 3 capital cities in AP: Ram Madhav
  • Javadekar releases e-book on VP’s three years in office
  • Prez greets Venkaiah on completing 3 years in office
  • Bombay HC serves notice to State Govt on Saibaba's parole plea
  • Amarinder seeks fiscal package from Modi as Covid cases surge in Punjab
  • MoS Reddy greets VP Naidu for completing 3 years in office
  • BJP will not keep quiet if corruption takes place during establishment of 3 capital cities in AP : Ram Madhav
  • BJP will not keep quiet if corruption takes place during establishment of 3 capital cities in AP : Ram Madhav
  • Life remains affected in Srinagar due to COVID-19
  • 60-year-old woman dies in ambulance after being denied admission for payment of Rs 3 lakh in advance in pvt hospital
World


US officially withdraws from WHO

Washington, Jul 7 (UNI) US President Donald Trump has officially withdrawn the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), US Senator Bob Menendez said in a tweet on Tuesday.
"Congress received notification that POTUS [President of the United States] officially withdrew the US from the WHO in the midst of a pandemic," Menendez said via Twitter.
According to a congressional resolution upon joining the body in 1948, the United States can exit the WHO on a one-year notice provided US financial obligations are met in full for the organization's current fiscal year.
Menendez added that Trump's decision isolates the United States amid the pandemic.
Trump has accused the WHO of colluding with China to cover up the origins and handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
In April, Trump announced a temporary freeze of US funding for the WHO and warned that the freeze would become permanent unless the organization committed to major changes within 30 days. However, in late May, Trump confirmed the United States would withdraw from the WHO and redirect funds to other global health needs.
The WHO said it declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency in January, which gave countries enough time to prepare. Chinese officials have repeatedly said they shared information on the outbreak in a timely manner.
UNI XC-ASN 0038
More News
Brazil reports 22,000 new COVID-19 cases, 700 fatalities

Brazil reports 22,000 new COVID-19 cases, 700 fatalities

11 Aug 2020 | 1:57 PM

Brasilia, Aug 11 (UNI) Brazil's number of cases of the novel Coronavirus has increased by more than 22,000 over the last 24 hours, with over 700 deaths, the country's Health Ministry said in a statement.

see more..
B'Desh Prez Hamid, PM Hasina greet Hindu Community on Janmashtami

B'Desh Prez Hamid, PM Hasina greet Hindu Community on Janmashtami

11 Aug 2020 | 1:05 PM

Dhaka, Aug 11 (UNI) Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages, on Tuesday greeted members of the Hindu community on the occasion of Janmashtami, the birthday of Lord Sri Krishna.

see more..
Lebanese PM resigns after demonstrations rock Beirut

Lebanese PM resigns after demonstrations rock Beirut

11 Aug 2020 | 12:24 PM

Beirut, Aug 11 (UNI) Lebanon's Prime Minister Hassan Diab resigned following public outrage and widespread anti-government demonstrations in the wake of the August 4 massive blast that shook capital Beirut and killed nearly 160 people and wounded thousands others.

see more..
Global COVID-19 cases surpass 20mln

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 20mln

11 Aug 2020 | 11:51 AM

Washington, Aug 11 (UNI) The total number of global novel Coronavirus cases has surpassed the 20 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 734,000 on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.

see more..
New Zealand reports one new case of COVID-19

New Zealand reports one new case of COVID-19

11 Aug 2020 | 10:16 AM

Wellington, Aug 11 (UNI) New Zealand reported one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with the number of active cases in the country being 22, all in managed isolation or quarantine facilities, according to the Ministry of Health.

see more..
image