The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 55 million, including 1,331,697 fatalities. As many as 38,478,046 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on the coronavirus pandemic as it continues to pose a challenge for health workers and scientists who are in a race against time to produce a vaccine/medicine.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to announce the third set of stimulus package to boost the coronavirus-hit economy today. According to a report in news agency Reuters, the package, ahead of Diwali, could offer a stimulus totalling about 1.48 lakh crore to help the economy. The announcement is likely to be made in Sitharaman’s ongoing press conference.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar made a big announcement on the last day of campaigning for the third and last phase of ongoing Assembly elections in the state. The Janata Dal-United president said that the Assembly election 2020 will be his last, and he won’t be participating in polls any further.
An international tribunal has granted a stay pending a final decision on a $5.8 billion penalty imposed on Pakistan for denying a mining lease to an Australian company, the adviser to Pakistan’s prime minister said Friday.