The decision on Tuesday by Japan and the International Olympic Committee to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – originally slated to start on July 24 – until next summer because of the novel coronavirus pandemic must have been a hard one to make.
It has become clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to retain real power even after his term expires in 2024. He will not be able to build stability by further continuing his high-handed rule.
It is rather utopic to say that economies would be remote from Covid-19. Since the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the pandemic on March 11, the tension about the virus has increased significantly. The financial market and the economy are reacting cyclically with the outbreak.
In the wake of the World Health Organisation declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on March 11, the US Federal Reserve, in its most dramatic move since the 2008 global financial crisis, cut its benchmark interest rate to near zero.
Russian President Vladimir Putin must be secretly grateful to Valentina Tereshkova, the first Sovet woman cosmonaut to fly to space in the early 1960s.
After reading your article published on March 12, “Calls for more women in leadership positions”, I was delighted to see such commitment to appoint at least two women to provincial leadership positions.
In 1971, India became one of the first few countries to recognise the right of women to safe and legal abortion when it legalised up to 20 weeks for a variety of conditions.
Coronavirus’ economic danger is exponentially greater than its health risks to the public.
Let's not kid ourselves: ‘mera jism, meri marzi’ (my body, my choice) is not a mere slogan. It is a call to arms.
The upheaval caused by the coronavirus is all around us. And I know many are anxious, worried and confused. That’s absolutely natural. We are facing a health threat unlike any other in our lifetimes.