USA Current Affairs - 2020

Access to Antibiotics

The report by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in the US has made the following observations about the antibiotics and their access: Majority of the world’s annual 5.7 million antibiotic-treatable deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries. In low- and middle-income countries the mortality burden from treatable bacterial infections far exceeds the estimated Read More…

Shortage of Doctors in India

The report by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in the US has made the following observations about the healthcare system in India: India has a shortage of an estimated 600,000 doctors and 2 million nurses. Lack of properly trained staff to administer antibiotics is preventing patients from accessing life-saving drugs. Even when antibiotics are available, patients Read More…

Hong Kong’s stock market overtakes Japan to be world’s third largest

Hong Kong’s equity market has overtaken Japan to be the world’s third largest in value, behind only the U.S. and mainland China. This is due to the rebound witnessed in Hong Kong stocks after their worst year since 2011. Hong Kong Equity Market Hong Kong’s market cap was $5.78 trillion as of Tuesday and Japan’s market cap Read More…

India seeks to push reforms at WTO

The Ministry of Commerce and Industries is arranging a mini-ministerial meeting of developing countries on May 13-14 to discuss the future of the multilateral body, World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the development agenda. India is expected to invite close to two dozen countries for discussions on May 13-14. It is second such initiative undertaken by Read More…

World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief

As per the report of the World Bank’s Migration and Development Brief, India has retained its position as the world’s top recipient of remittances (money sent back home by its nationals working abroad) in 2018. World Bank Report on Remittances Indian diaspora has sent $79 billion (approximately Rs 5.5 lakh crore) home. The Remittances grew Read More…

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