A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa with the ministers and officials amid growing opposition outcry to impose stringent lockdown to contain COVID 19 cases in the state.The news cycles in India have, for the past fortnight, been dominated by reports of Chinese incursions and the worsening India China standoff in Ladakh. The seriousness of the matter aside, the stalemate has triggered some strange behaviour, writes Ajoy Kumar.
But the uncertainty surrounding many of the nightly races, as voters wait for their mail in ballots to be counted, could be a sign of what #39;s to come. The coronavirus pandemic is worsening in many regions, and if it does not improve rapidly before the fall, more states could shift to absentee voting, meaning that hundreds of millions of Americans could face a similar wait on Election Night. of November.The post was not held, and Ocasio Cortez, who turned his campaign team into a constituent service army during the worst coronavirus crisis in New York City, appears ready to move on to a second term in Congress.
The US President might pander to his base but his illogical order on immigration will harm his countryIt has not been a great couple of weeks for US President Donald Trump. As the Black Lives Matter protests have gathered steam following the brutal murder of a Black man, George Floyd, by a White Minneapolis police officer, Trump has been floundering, incapable of leading the reconciliation his nation desperately needs. Indeed, he has been pressing all the buttons that will lead to greater factionalism, possibly worsening the crisis. As he remains at odds with the US Congress as well, he has taken to ruling by executive fiat. While his options might be limited, he can take action on immigration. Trump s crackdown on the US southern border with Mexico has led to much human tragedy as well as a realisation that hundreds of those trying to sneak into the country from Mexico are from India. But now he wants to act against letting legitimate visa holders, particularly those on H 1B work visas, into the US in order to protect, preserve and even benefit American jobs. Particularly since millions of Americans have found themselves unemployed as the pandemic ripped through their economy. The COVID 19 outbreak and the economic downturn it engendered have swelled the ranks of unemployed Americans by more than 14 million, from 6.2 million in February to 20.5 million in May 2020. Trump has been a vocal critic of the H 1B programme. He had once vowed to end forever the use of the H 1B as a cheap labour programme and make it an absolute requirement to hire American workers first for every visa and immigration programme without any exception. But during the first three years of his presidency, the US economy created more than 6.5 million jobs. This weakened the argument that H 1B workers are depriving US citizens of livelihood. But now with the pandemic, as more than 33 million jobs have been lost, voices against H 1B are being raised more than ever. Recent data released by the United States Citizens Immigration Services revealed that the denial rate of this visa has soared since Trump took office.
From credit to capital outflows. Image: Unsplash Ibrahim Rifath This article is published in collaboration with IMF Blog 29 May 2020 Fabio M. Natalucci Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF Tobias Adrian Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York The World Economic Forum COVID Action Platform Learn more Most Popular COVID 19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 26 MayRoss Chainey 26 May 2020 Areas of declining COVID 19 cases could see an imminent second wave, warns WHOReuters Staff 26 May 2020 Science leads the response to COVID 19. These 25 scientists are tackling the other global challengesAlice Hazelton and Martha Chahary 26 May 2020 More on the agenda Forum in focus World is 100 years away from gender parity but these countries are speeding things up Read more about this project Explore context COVID 19 Explore the latest strategic trends, research and analysis The International Monetary Fund has warned the coronavirus pandemic is further amplifying existing financial vulnerabilities. From capital outflows to corporate credit markets, risks exist across the world economy. Much the same way COVID 19 hits people with pre existing health conditions more strongly, so is the pandemic triggered economic crisis exposing and worsening financial vulnerabilities that have built up during a decade of extremely low rates and volatility.Our recently released chapters 2 4 of the Global Financial Stability Report focus on three potential weak spots: risky segments in global credit markets, emerging markets, and banks. Should the ongoing economic contraction last longer or be deeper than currently expected, the resulting tightening of financial conditions may be amplified by these vulnerabilities, causing more instability or even a financial crisis.
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GENEVA : Faced with the fears of a recession and a festering trade war with China, US President Donald Trump could shore up the transatlantic alliance to take China on" over its alleged unfair practices" at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, on Saturday, said analysts.Leaders from the group of seven industrialized countries the US, Germany, Japan, France, Britain, Canada, and Italy will gather in Biarritz for their 45th annual meeting amid worsening fears of recession, trade frictions, and climate change.
NEW DELHI, Aug 1: A National Conference delegation, led by its patron Dr Farooq Abdullah, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and conveyed to him that Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir should be held before the end of the year. The delegation, which met Modi for about 20 minutes, also requested him not to take any step that may lead to deterioration in the situation in the Kashmir valley. Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who was also part of the delegation along with party MP Hasnain Masoodi, said they apprised the Prime Minister about the situation in the State and the apprehensions of the people. Click here to watch video "We discussed two issues with the Prime Minister. We told him that no step should be taken which will lead to deterioration of the situation in the Kashmir valley. We also told him that the Assembly elections should be held before the end of the year, " Omar told reporters here. He said that they have conveyed to the Prime Minister that the situation in the Kashmir Valley has been improved with great difficulty and it is better than last year, but the situation can deteriorate at any time. "We apprised him about the people 's feelings and also told him that there is tension in the people 's mind, " the National Conference (NC) leader said. Asked whether the speculation about the possibility of scrapping of Article 35A of the Constitution was taken up with the Prime Minister, Omar said they did not specify about it. "But, when we say that there should be no step, that means it covers all issues, including Article 35A and Article 370. "We are of the view that let a new Government be elected and take decisions on it. Let the people decide whom they want to elect. We will accept the people 's verdict, " he said. The meeting with Modi was very cordial and the Prime Minister also apprised them about his feelings (on Jammu and Kashmir), the NC leader said. "We are satisfied with the meeting, " Omar said, refusing to disclose what the Prime Minister told the delegation. Asked about PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti 's appeal for an united stand by the political parties in Jammu and Kashmir, he said a meeting of the political affairs committee of the NC will be held on Sunday and it will take a decision on it. Later, in a series of tweets, Omar said, "We requested him (Modi) that no precipitous steps of any sort should be taken that may result in situation in the State, particularly the Valley, worsening. We specifically asked him to let subjudice matters be settled by the courts amp; other matters be settled by an elected Government ". "Dr (Farooq) Abdullah Sb reminded the Hon PM that J amp;K has been without an elected Government for well over a year now and requested him to take all necessary steps to facilitate the @ECISVEEP 's (Election Commission of India) conduct of Assembly polls before the onset of winter, " he tweeted. The meeting comes in the backdrop of the Central Government sending 100 additional companies or 10,000 personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to the Valley. The Government had said the troops were being deployed to strengthen the counter insurgency grid and law and order duties in the Kashmir valley. Speculation is also rife that the Centre may have plans to do away with Article 35A, which gives exclusive rights to the State 's residents in Government jobs and land. These speculation have dominated the discourse in Kashmir over the past few days. Mainstream political parties like the NC and the PDP have, however, vowed to resist any such move to tinker with the special status to the State. (PTI)
LAHORE, Jun 16 (APP):An APP Feature Varied and intense climate change patterns can cause irregular devastating events in the country including floods, heat waves, droughts, deforestation, storms, de gradation of air quality and worsening situation of food. Experts believe that all these changes can cause various complex diseases. Extreme weather conditions like rising temperatures, sudden heat waves and irregular pattern of rains are main factors behind spread of such diseases, they say. The major socio communal areas being affected by climate change include human health, civic services, water related infrastructure and hydropower generation. These special conditions have created a global inter dependence, which has imbalanced the nexus among the factors including water, food and energy supplies to the communities around the globe. Talking to APP, Punjab Environment Protection Department (PEPD) Deputy Director Misbah ul Haq Khan Lodhi said that in Pakistan, increasing hot climate, changing patterns of snowmelt, rise in sea level and precipitation are exerting enormous impact on natural resources. Misbah said that global warming and climate change issues were causing fast glacial melting in Pakistan s Northern areas which, he added, could cause a 60 per cent shortage in water, affecting energy and agriculture security. According to the 2018 Global Climate Risk Index report, released by the public policy group, Germaneatch, Pakistan is amongst the top 10 countries affected the most by climate change. Renowned Environmentalist Dr Mehmood Khalid Qamar told APP that environmental hazards were seriously affecting Pakistan s deltaic area, which is likely to expose more than 2.5 million people to water scarcity, rising sea level effects and food insecurity. He said that communities residing at up the sea level are under the threat of glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs), which also is a major climate related threat being faced by Pakistan currently. He said that presently, glacial melting was among major global warming induced risks Pakistan was grappled with. Qamar said that due to rise in temperatures, Pak coastal regions mangroves are vanishing rapidly and the saline water forests are on the verge of extinction. He further said that glacial streams, which all eventually feed 3,500 kilometre long mighty Indus River, clearly indicate that the country s glaciers were melting rapidly. He said that temperatures in most of the mountainous valleys never used to go beyond 30 degree Celsius during summers, but those are surpassing 40 degree Celsius nowadays. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) country representative, Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, said that climate change had posed serious challenges to Pakistan s social, economic and ecological systems, where vast population still depend on predominantly agriculture based rural economies. He observed that rural areas in Pakistan were particularly hard hit by the climate change. Cheema said various studies showed that steadily rising temperatures were posing a serious risk to country s efforts for achieving sustainable food security. We should make more investments in the remote and barren areas to increase the forest cover and involve institutions and students more in plantation drives, Cheema added. Former director of World Wide Fund for Conservation of Nature (WWF) Dr Ijaz said that climate suitability of crops needs to be considered before planning cultivation to obtain optimum yields. Farming community was persuaded to use modern methods of cultivation in the areas which were prone to climate change, he said, adding that increased application of biotechnology innovations can allow farming of carbon absorbing crops and seeds. In fact, global warming throughout the world is being caused by emission of greenhouse gases, as these are the major constituent, playing a vital role in creation of global warming. An official at the Pakistan Council of Scientific Industrial Research (PCSIR), while giving the break up of composition of greenhouse gases, said that almost 72% of carbon dioxide (CO2),18% of methane and 9% of nitro oxide consist of totally omitted greenhouse gases in the air. Global Change Impact Studies Centre (GCISC) sources told APP that the centre was providing recommendations to the government to help launch more tree plantation campaigns and address the climate change and global warming challenges, affecting Pakistan;s development. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) sources said that the incumbent coalition government, led by Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf (PTI), had planted millions of saplings under the Green Pakistan initiative. The sources said that teachers, students and all segments of society were being motivated to play their part in the plantation campaigns. Talking to APP, they expressed the hope that the ;Ten Billion Tree initiative of the PTI government would help combat the effects of climate change during the next five years. There is a dire need to adopt measures on war footing to create awareness among the farming community about the impact of climate change, Deputy Director Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) Muhammad Saleem Shaikh said. The ministry had directed the provinces to take steps to cope with the impact of climate change, particularly the agriculture and livestock sectors. Download Economic Survey 2018 19
A panel of World Health Organization experts says strategies must be strengthened to combat the worsening Ebola epidemic in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The WHO's latest report counted 1,738 cases of Ebola in Congo, including 1,218 deaths.
The DRC health ministry has reported that the death toll has risen to 1,008 and more than 1,450 cases have been registered since August 2018.
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China's trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $34.1 billion in September, despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed Friday, adding fuel to the fire of a worsening trade war.
Meanwhile, rupee plunged below 72.90 mark in the morning trade, but recovered some of its value later. The rupee is under stress for past many days on account of widening current account deficit (CAD) and worsening trade war situation between the US and China.The domestic currency was trading at Rs 72.35 against the US dollar at the time of reporting.
Screen addicted children should be prescribed play to free them from a ”battery hen existence ” during the school holidays, the children 's commissioner has said.Anne Longfield warned that hours spent sedentary and indoors were worsening children 's mental and physical health and fuelling violence, in an interview with The Observer.
China's threatened tariffs on $34 billion of U.S. goods will take effect from the beginning of the day on July 6, a person with knowledge of the plan told Reuters, amid worsening trade tensions between the world's two largest economies.
The transmission received this week was especially good news considering the dust storm has intensified in the past several days. A dark, perpetual night has settled over the rover;s location in Mars; Perseverance Valley, NASA said in a statement. The storm;s atmospheric opacity - the veil of dust blowing around, which can blot out sunlight - is now much worse than a 2007 storm that Opportunity weathered.Opportunity 's team has requested additional communications coverage from NASA 's Deep Space Network, a global system of antennas that talks to all the agency 's deep space probes. This latest data transmission showed the rover 's temperature to be about minus 29 degrees Celsius.
Joshua F. Baker, MD, from the Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and colleagues used the National Data Bank of Rheumatic Diseases (Forward; 23,323 participants) and the Veterans Affairs RA registry study (VARA; 1,697 participants) to examine associations between obesity, weight loss, and worsening of disability. The study participants completed the Health Assessment Questionnaire (HAQ) or Multi Dimensional HAQ over long term follow up. Related Articles Review: Need to Strengthen Natural Experiments in Obesity Obesity Can Negatively Affect Liver in Children As Young As 8 Recent Years Have Seen Obesity Prevalence Increasing for Adults The researchers found that at baseline, severely obese patients had higher disability scores versus overweight patients in both Forward and VARA. Furthermore, patients who were severely obese at enrollment had a greater risk of progressive disability vs overweight patients in Forward (hazard ratio HR , 1.25) and VARA (HR, 1.33). Weight loss after enrollment was also associated with an increased risk in both cohorts.
playConte: Chelsea having the season we deserve (0:43)Antonio Conte addresses more questions surrounding his future at Chelsea and concedes the Blues deserve to sit in fifth after their 3 1 defeat to Tottenham. (0:43)LONDON Antonio Conte insisted that he is "very angry" about Chelsea's struggles this season and added that he is still giving everything to try to turn the club's worsening fortunes around.