China, which has the world's largest military of two million troops, will continue to lower its defence budget growth rate to 6.6 per cent in 2020, according to a draft budget report presented on Friday to National People's Congress (NPC), the country's top legislature.
The thus converted term loan does not have to be repaid immediately after moratorium ends
He stated that if inflation trajectory evolves as expected, more space will open up to address risks to growth
There has been an increase of 148 deaths and 6,088 cases since Thursday 8 am, according to the Health Ministry.
Kim's low profile comes as North Korea imposes anti-coronavirus measures, although the country says it has no confirmed cases, and follows intense speculation about his health last month after he missed a key anniversary.
Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli has upped the ante by being undiplomatic at a time when diplomacy should have been the channel between Nepal and India. New Delhi, too, has not managed the episode well
The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 66,330, while 48,533 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.
The RBI MPC agreed on a further cut of 40 basis points in the repo rate bringing it down to 4 percent. The MPC had in March cut repo by a massive 75 bps to 4.4 percent.
There will be a third phase of evacuation after June 13 and private airlines may be involved in it.
The National People's Congress (NPC) session with about 2,900 members began this morning at the Great Hall of People amid unprecedented security in the backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic which has killed 4,634 people in China, majority of them in Wuhan where the deadly virus emerged in December last year.
We got to get back to the rallies, Trump told reporters during a tour of a Ford auto plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan. "I think it's going to be sooner rather than later.
With 41,642 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (13,967), Gujarat (12,905) and Delhi (11,659).
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"Despite being such a large nation, due to lockdown, the outbreak of the infection has remained confined to limited areas," chairman of Empowered Group One and Niti Aayog member V K Paul said at a briefing.
"It came from China. We are not happy about it. We just signed a trade deal, the ink wasn't dry and all of the sudden this floated in. We are not going to take it lightly,” Trump said participating in a Listening Session with African-American Leaders in Michigan.
Maharashtra recorded the highest single-day spike today with 2,940 COVID-19, taking the total tally in the state to 44,582.
Around 1.5 lakh employees in India's IT industry could lose their jobs over the next few months.
Trump visited the Ford plant, which has been recast to produce ventilators and personal protective equipment, and met with African-American leaders to discuss vulnerable populations hit by the virus.
Brent crude was up 14 cents, or 0.4%, at $36.20 a barrel by 0040 GMT, after gaining nearly 1% on Thursday. The contract is heading for a jump of more than 10% for the week.
While not yet proven to be effective against the coronavirus, vaccines are seen by world leaders as the only real way to restart their stalled economies, and even to get an edge over global competitors.
In an order issued on Thursday, the railways said all the tickets of the special trains scheduled to run from June 1 within Maharashtra will be automatically cancelled and full refund will be provided to passengers.
The number of COVID-19 cases in the country's financial capital now stands at 25,317, it said. The civic body said that the death toll in the city also rose to 882 as 41 more patients succumbed to the infection.
Cuomo told a daily briefing that of the 8,000 people tested in low-income communities of the city, 27 percent had antibodies for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, compared with 19.9 percent in the general population.
A total of 1,408 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the tally of recovered patients to 11,726, the official said.
With lakhs of people rendered homeless in the districts of East Midnapore, Howrah and North 24 Parganas, the state administration has put them up at several shelter homes, where the words "social distancing" sound like a luxury.