Carbon emissions in India drop 26% amidst COVID-19 lockdown

Carbon emissions in India drop 26% amidst COVID-19 lockdown The unprecedented lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic has led to a steep fall in global carbon emissions by 17 per cent in early April as compared to 2019 levels with India’s emissions dropping by 26 per cent, according to a study. An international study…

COVID-19 – UN calls for international help in Africa

COVID-19 – UN calls for international help in Africa UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for international action to help Africa deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. “These are still early days for the pandemic in Africa, and disruption could escalate quickly. Global solidarity with Africa is an imperative — now and for recovering better,”…

Coronavirus will push over 6 crore people into extreme poverty, says World Bank

Coronavirus will push over 6 crore people into extreme poverty, says World Bank The bank has announced emergency operations worth $160 billion in 100 developing countries to fight the coronavirus. The World Bank on Tuesday said that the coronavirus pandemic will push over 6 crore people into extreme poverty, even as it announced emergency operations…

China sees post-lockdown rise in air pollution

China sees post-lockdown rise in air pollution China’s levels of some air pollutants have risen back to above last year’s levels after dropping when the government imposed strict lockdown measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, according to a study published on Monday. The rebound was likely due to industrial activity, the researchers said, adding there…

A peek into WHO’s role in the coronavirus pandemic

A peek into WHO’s role in the coronavirus pandemic AFP, The World Health Organization has been at the heart of the battle against the new coronavirus since the first reported outbreak in China. As the WHO’s World Health Assembly gathers on Monday to plot the path ahead, here is a timeline covering the key moments…