US Tops World in Virus Cases, Overtaking China and Italy | In the United States, more than 82,000 people have tested positive for COVID-19, edging out Italy, which has reported the most deaths, and China, where the virus was first detected in December in the metropolis of Wuhan, reports AFP.
G20 Leaders to Inject $5 Trillion into Global Economy in Fight Against Coronavirus | Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies pledged to inject over $5 trillion (£4.1 trillion) into the global economy to limit job and income losses from the coronavirus and “do whatever it takes to overcome the pandemic.” Showing more unity than at any time since the G20 was created during the 2008-2009 financial crisis, the leaders said they committed during a videoconference summit to implement and fund all necessary health measures needed to stop the virus’ spread.
PM Modi Maintains Social Distancing During G20 Meet | Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who attended a G20 meet via video conferencing, maintained social distancing with his team. During the meeting, Modi pitched for developing a new crisis management protocol to deal with the global health crisis and urged the powerful G20 grouping to work towards addressing shockwaves triggered by the pandemic.
RBI Governor to Address Media at 10am Today | Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das will address media today at 10am, a day after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled Rs 1.7 trillion economic stimulus package to help the poor and migrants tackle the financial difficulties.
Watch out for RBI Governor @DasShaktikanta address to the media live at 10:00 am today (March 27, 2020) #rbitoday #rbigovernor
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March 27, 2020
Israel Thanks Air India for Rescuing its Stranded Nationals | Amid the coronavirus pandemic, An Air India special flight carrying 314 Israelis back to their country landed safely here on Thursday evening with many passengers carrying Indian and Israeli flags while deplaning. The Israeli embassy had put up a request with the Ministry of External Affairs, which, in turn, asked Air India to operate such a flight. The national carrier had earlier organised rescue flights for Indians stuck in China, Italy, Iran and Madrid.