International current affairs- March 10, 2021
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1-Global Covid-19 caseload has topped 117.5 mn and the deaths have surged to more than 2.60 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2-The US is committed to reviewing Cuba’s terror designation.
3-The CEO Bob Chapek of American entertainment giant Disney, said California Disney theme parks will be reopened in April.
4-The US Supreme Court has agreed to dismiss a case challenging Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule.
5- According to Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis, the Greek government is aiming to restart tourism on May 14.
6-Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi said that a new Egyptian capital will mark birth of new state.
7-S.African economy has shrunk by 7% in 2020. The gross domestic product (GDP) of South Africa has recorded a 1.5 per cent growth in the fourth quarter of 2020
8-England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has warned against lockdown easing.
9-Director General of Health Jerome Salomon said that Paris lockdown is not on agenda.
10- The Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) said if Covid-19 vaccination rollouts are fast, world GDP will grow by 5.6%.
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11-Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has begun his second term as head of state.
12-Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Working hours in Germany have fallen more than ever before.
13-According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), over 131,000 people are displaced in 39 accessible locations in Ethiopia.
14-Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has appointed special envoy to secure a seat at the UN Security Council in 2025-2026.
15- WMO- The World Meteorological Organization
UNEP- The UN Environment Programme
16-YouTube has announced to begin deducting taxes from payments to creators outside of the US.
17-Fortnite creator Epic Games has filed a legal claim against Google with the Federal Court of Australia.
18-Russia is planning to host a meeting on Afghan peace process.
19-Pakistan began vaccinating elderly people aged 60 years.
20- The deployment of the nearly 2,300 National Guard troops at the US Capitol got extended till May 23.
21-Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor is Philip Lowe.
22-John Kerry, the US’ Special Presidential Envoy for Climate in Brussels to renew climate cooperation.