World hunger worsening amid coronavirus pandemic; nearly 690 million people hungry: UN report

Nearly one in nine people in the world are going hungry, with the coronavirus pandemic exacerbating already worsening trends this year, according to a United Nations report published Monday. Economic slowdowns and climate-related shocks are pushing more people into hunger, while nutritious foods remain too expensive for many, contributing not only to undernourishment, but to … Read more World hunger worsening amid coronavirus pandemic; nearly 690 million people hungry: UN report

World’s fifth-largest reserves buffer gives India some comfort | Business

[ad_1] Jul 03, 2020, 06:50PM ISTSource: TOI.in India has accumulated the world’s fifth-largest foreign exchange reserves at more than $500 billion, making it a bright spot in an otherwise dismal economy. The reserves were bolstered by a rare current-account surplus in the first quarter, a return of inflows into the local stock market and foreign … Read more World’s fifth-largest reserves buffer gives India some comfort | Business

School teacher, US citizen among 3 stabbed to death in UK terror attack

The three victims stabbed to death in a terror attack in a park in Reading on Saturday included a popular teacher and an American citizen, it emerged on Monday, as thousands of people held a minute’s silence in the town near London. Two of the three deceased have been named: James Furlong, 36, a popular … Read more School teacher, US citizen among 3 stabbed to death in UK terror attack

NASA’s Perseverance rover will launch to Mars next month with a global tribute to health care workers

The 3-by-5-inch aluminum plate, installed on the left side of the rover chassis, shows Earth supported by the ancient symbol of the serpent entwined around a rod to represent the global medical community. A line represents the rover’s trajectory from Central Florida to Mars, according to NASA. “We wanted to demonstrate our appreciation for those … Read more NASA’s Perseverance rover will launch to Mars next month with a global tribute to health care workers