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Belarus’ leader wins sixth term with over 80% of votes

MINSK, Belarus Election officials in Belarus say the countrys longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive presidential term, taking over 80% of the votes, according to preliminary results of Sundays election that resulted in mass protests all over Belarus and a violent crackdown on demonstrators. The countrys central election commission announced on […]

International

Poland’s President Andrzej Duda sworn in for second term | पोलैंड के राष्ट्रपति एंड्रेज डूडा ने दूसरे कार्यकाल के लिए शपथ ली

वारसॉ, 7 अगस्त (आईएएनएस)। पोलैंड के राष्ट्रपति एंड्रेज डूडा ने 12 जुलाई को राष्ट्रपति चुनाव में फिर चुने जाने के बाद पांच वर्षीय अपने दूसरे कार्यकाल के लिए शपथ ली। समाचार एजेंसी सिन्हुआ के अनुसार, डूडा को गुरुवार को नेशनल असेंबली द्वारा देश की संसद के दोनों सदनों की संयुक्त बैठक में राष्ट्रपति पद की […]

WHO News

COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term

The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the […]

Business

Room for more fiscal support in India in near term given severity of economic situation: IMF

WASHINGTON: A top IMF (International Monetary Fund) official has said that there is room for more fiscal support in India in the near term, particularly for vulnerable households and SMEs, given the severity of the country’s economic situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vitor Gaspar, director of the IMF’s fiscal affairs department, told PTI that […]