Nearly half of global workforce at risk of losing livelihoods due to COVID: ILO

Nearly 1.6 billion employees in the informal economy, almost half of the world’s population, face an imminent risk of losing their livelihood due to the ongoing steep reduction in working hours due to the Covid-19 outbreak International Labour Organization has said.

A statement by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) overseeing the trial said Gilead Sciences patients on the drug had a 31 percent quicker recovery time than patients on a placebo.

Four Karnataka Ministers were ordered to put themselves under home quarantine after they came in contact with a cameraman of a regional news channel who was later reported to be a coronavirus patient.

The state government of Meghalaya on Thursday announced its decision to allow inter-district movement of the public in 10 out of 11 districts in the state. The decision by the Meghalaya government comes amid the nationwide lockdown that is currently in existence till May 3.

On this Wednesday, Microsoft Corp had beat wall street regarding the expectation of sales and profit. This happened due to demand, and all teams are chatting and doing a meeting online. Xbox gaming service has shifted to playing from home due to coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Washington DC Immigration Policy Analyst, Of the 250,000 guest workers in the United States awaiting a green card, 200,000 are H-1B employees who could lose the legal status by the end of June.

Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has surprised many people across India by liking a tweet that mocked Rahul Gandhi’s conversation with ex-RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan.

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India has heaped praises upon popular TV news channel CNN, which is one of the most hated and criticised English news channels by USA president Donald Trump.

Filmmakers Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar have put together- I for India, a concert, in order to pay an ode to the frontline workers and raise funds for Give India Foundation and support those who are displaced by the novel Coronavirus.  As per reports, Bollywood actors to the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan,
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Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor’s family has released an official statement confirming his death at 8.45 am today and said that he kept the doctors and medical staff at the hospital entertained to the last

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