The ongoing oil pollution incident involving the grounded 203,000 DWT bulk carrier MV Wakashio is causing an ecological disaster on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, endangering corals, fish and other marine life which are already affected by climate change.
The latest report from Met Office says that temperatures up to 40°C could occur ‘regularly’ in the UK by 2100, if carbon emissions continue to stay high.
The garment sector provides employment opportunities to some 60 million workers worldwide. around 80 percent of them women and can be a critical driver for social and economic development.
If efforts are not made to mitigate and overcome interruptions in health services and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic, a six-month distruption of antiretroviral therapy could lead to more than 500 000 extra deaths from AIDS related illness, including from tuberculosis.
Since ancient times Egyptians depend on the Nile as demands for water is rapidly increasing in response to growing population, industrialization, food production and employment generation. The Greek historian Herodotus wrote, “Egypt is the gift of Nile”.
India, New Delhi is collaborating with Bhutan to carry out Phase-3 trials of Covid-19 vaccine candidate. India since the beginning of the pandemic in May 2020 till date has dispatched seven consignments of essential medications to Bhutan under the aegis of the SAARC Emergency Covid-19 fund initiated by Prime Minister of India.
The anti-racist protests were followed by the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man, after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes during the arrest in the previous day.