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India is indeed hypnotised by the baby steps it is taking to cope with COVID-19. Yet, there always remained certain loopholes, that haunt the nation till date. Pseudo-science is followed by both the vulnerable as well as the educated class of the society. This eventually gave rise to racism against Indian foreigners and north-eastern citizens for various unreasonable reasons. Are persistent regulations sufficient to handle the COVID-19 pandemic? By mid-April, India was perfectly ready to fight this outbreak. Ministries set up Healthcare units and created a hotline number. The country sealed its borders barring foreign entries. What happened in 2 months was a series of events piling up and a ton of people blaming...

Will Ministry Of AYUSH Try To Replace Allopathy With Ayurveda?

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How far has India reached in the global marathon of Artificial intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence has become a buzzword that can make people imagine situations that are beyond the capabilities of technology. There is consensus among countries across the globe that AI is a game-changer and a key contributor for the future of economic development. The big Tech-giants like Amazon, Facebook, Apple, IBM, Deepmind (now part of Google), and Google are some of the companies running at the fastest pace in the AI-based marathon. Its been twenty-three years since IBM's Deep Blue defeated the Chess champion Garry Kasparov; eight years since IBM's Watson won Jeopardy. Ever wondered where India stands in this race? In an interview, the co-founder of Cron Systems - a defence technology start up whose products are used by the BSF, stated, “Forget getting...

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India’s Ban on 59 Chinese Apps: The Right Discourse?

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India on June 29, 2020 imposed a ban on a total of 59 Chinese apps. This included the widely favored apps...

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India is indeed hypnotised by the baby steps it is taking to cope with COVID-19. Yet, there always remained certain loopholes,...

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India and Germany Hold Virtual Foreign Secretary-level Consultations

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As COVID Cases in Capital Surge, Amit Shah Holds a Review Meeting with NCR Officials

On June 18, 2020 Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting to review the escalating COVID-19 crisis in Delhi and National...
Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Recovered
Active cases
USA
5,251,446
166,192
2,715,934
2,369,320
Brazil
3,057,470
101,857
2,163,812
791,801
India
2,269,052
45,361
1,583,489
640,202
Russia
892,654
15,001
696,681
180,972
South Africa
563,598
10,621
417,200
135,777
Mexico
485,836
53,003
327,993
104,840
Peru
483,133
21,276
329,404
132,453
Colombia
397,623
13,154
221,485
162,984
Chile
375,044
10,139
347,342
17,563
Spain
370,060
28,576
0
341,484
Iran
328,844
18,616
286,642
23,586
UK
311,641
46,526
0
265,115
Saudi Arabia
289,947
3,199
253,478
33,270
Pakistan
285,191
6,112
261,246
17,833
Bangladesh
260,507
3,438
150,437
106,632
Argentina
253,868
4,764
174,974
74,130
Italy
250,825
35,209
202,248
13,368
Turkey
241,997
5,858
224,970
11,169
Germany
218,500
9,265
198,900
10,335
France
202,775
30,340
82,836
89,599
Iraq
153,599
5,464
109,790
38,345
Philippines
136,638
2,294
68,159
66,185
Indonesia
127,083
5,765
82,236
39,082
Canada
120,132
8,987
106,355
4,790
Qatar
113,262
188
109,993
3,081
Kazakhstan
100,164
1,269
73,702
25,193
Egypt
95,666
5,035
53,779
36,852
Ecuador
94,701
5,932
78,608
10,161
Bolivia
91,635
3,712
30,823
57,100
Israel
85,222
613
59,999
24,610
China
84,712
4,634
79,284
794
Sweden
82,972
5,766
0
77,206
Ukraine
81,957
1,922
44,359
35,676
Oman
81,787
521
76,124
5,142
Dominican Republic
80,499
1,328
44,910
34,261
Panama
75,394
1,664
49,510
24,220
Belgium
74,620
9,879
17,792
46,949
Kuwait
72,400
482
64,028
7,890
Belarus
68,947
589
64,991
3,367
UAE
62,704
357
56,766
5,581
Romania
62,547
2,729
30,311
29,507
Netherlands
59,194
6,157
0
53,037
Guatemala
56,987
2,222
45,589
9,176
Singapore
55,292
27
49,609
5,656
Portugal
52,825
1,759
38,600
12,466
Poland
52,410
1,809
36,877
13,724
Japan
47,990
1,047
33,058
13,885
Honduras
47,872
1,506
6,649
39,717
Nigeria
46,867
950
33,346
12,571
Bahrain
44,397
163
41,209
3,025
Ghana
41,212
215
38,727
2,270
Armenia
40,593
803
33,157
6,633
Kyrgyzstan
40,455
1,478
32,734
6,243
Afghanistan
37,162
1,328
26,228
9,606
Switzerland
36,708
1,987
32,400
2,321
Algeria
35,712
1,312
24,920
9,480
Morocco
34,063
516
24,524
9,023
Azerbaijan
33,647
492
30,642
2,513
Uzbekistan
31,545
202
22,992
8,351
Serbia
28,262
646
18,965
8,651
Moldova
27,841
850
19,300
7,691
Kenya
26,928
423
13,495
13,010
Venezuela
26,800
229
16,930
9,641
Ireland
26,768
1,772
23,364
1,632
Costa Rica
23,872
244
7,823
15,805
Ethiopia
23,591
420
10,411
12,760
Nepal
23,310
79
16,493
6,738
Austria
22,106
723
20,010
1,373
Australia
21,713
331
12,144
9,238
El Salvador
20,872
570
9,762
10,540
Czechia
18,494
390
12,983
5,121
Cameroon
18,042
395
15,320
2,327
Côte d'Ivoire
16,798
105
13,052
3,641
Denmark
14,815
620
12,925
1,270
S. Korea
14,660
305
13,729
626
Palestine
14,510
100
8,045
6,365
Bosnia
14,498
425
8,159
5,914
Bulgaria
13,512
459
7,980
5,073
Madagascar
13,202
151
11,011
2,040
Sudan
11,956
781
6,266
4,909
Macedonia
11,942
528
8,087
3,327
Senegal
11,312
236
7,390
3,686
Norway
9,684
256
8,857
571
DRC
9,489
224
8,363
902
Malaysia
9,094
125
8,803
166
French Guiana
8,324
49
7,549
726
Zambia
8,210
241
6,802
1,167
Gabon
8,006
51
5,823
2,132
Guinea
7,930
50
6,898
982
Tajikistan
7,827
62
6,614
1,151
Haiti
7,649
183
4,982
2,484
Finland
7,601
333
6,980
288
Paraguay
7,234
82
5,276
1,876
Luxembourg
7,216
121
6,170
925
Lebanon
6,812
80
2,290
4,442
Mauritania
6,555
157
5,570
828
Albania
6,536
200
3,379
2,957
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
5,929
125
724
5,080
Greece
5,749
213
3,804
1,732
Croatia
5,649
158
4,906
585
Djibouti
5,347
59
5,120
168
Maldives
5,157
19
2,835
2,303
Equatorial Guinea
4,821
83
2,182
2,556
Zimbabwe
4,748
104
1,524
3,120
Hungary
4,731
605
3,525
601
Malawi
4,674
146
2,430
2,098
Central African Republic
4,641
60
1,721
2,860
Hong Kong
4,149
55
2,916
1,178
Nicaragua
3,902
123
2,913
866
Montenegro
3,696
68
2,521
1,107
Congo
3,664
58
1,589
2,017
Thailand
3,351
58
3,163
130
Swaziland
3,309
61
1,634
1,614
Somalia
3,227
93
1,728
1,406
Namibia
3,101
19
715
2,367
Mayotte
3,068
39
2,835
194
Cuba
3,046
88
2,460
498
Cabo Verde
2,883
32
2,128
723
Sri Lanka
2,871
11
2,593
267
Slovakia
2,599
31
1,866
702
Mali
2,573
125
1,969
479
Suriname
2,489
30
1,674
785
South Sudan
2,470
47
1,175
1,248
Mozambique
2,411
16
860
1,535
Lithuania
2,265
81
1,670
514
Slovenia
2,255
128
1,960
167
Estonia
2,158
63
1,962
133
Rwanda
2,152
7
1,392
753
Guinea-Bissau
2,052
29
944
1,079
Iceland
1,962
10
1,838
114
Benin
1,936
38
1,600
298
Sierra Leone
1,917
69
1,447
401
Yemen
1,832
518
915
399
Tunisia
1,717
51
1,265
401
Angola
1,679
78
569
1,032
New Zealand
1,570
22
1,526
22
Uruguay
1,364
37
1,146
181
Uganda
1,297
9
1,137
151
Latvia
1,290
32
1,070
188
Jordan
1,268
11
1,187
70
Georgia
1,264
17
1,054
193
Syrian Arab Republic
1,255
52
364
839
Cyprus
1,252
19
870
363
Liberia
1,240
79
725
436
Gambia
1,235
23
221
991
Burkina Faso
1,204
54
984
166
Niger
1,158
69
1,062
27
Malta
1,112
9
688
415
Togo
1,067
25
729
313
Botswana
1,066
2
80
984
Jamaica
1,031
14
745
272
Andorra
963
52
839
72
Bahamas
945
15
113
817
Chad
945
76
843
26
Sao Tome and Principe
878
15
800
63
Vietnam
847
15
399
433
Lesotho
781
24
175
582
Diamond Princess
712
13
651
48
San Marino
699
42
657
0
Réunion
690
5
631
54
Aruba
630
3
114
513
Channel Islands
599
47
545
7
Guyana
568
22
189
357
Tanzania
509
21
183
305
Taiwan
480
7
443
30
Burundi
408
1
315
92
Comoros
399
7
369
23
Myanmar
360
6
312
42
Mauritius
344
10
334
0
Martinique
336
16
98
222
Isle of Man
336
24
312
0
Guadeloupe
317
14
186
117
Faroe Islands
313
0
225
88
Mongolia
293
0
263
30
Eritrea
285
0
248
37
Trinidad and Tobago
281
8
138
135
Cambodia
266
0
220
46
Turks and Caicos Islands
216
2
39
175
Papua New Guinea
214
3
53
158
Cayman Islands
203
1
202
0
Gibraltar
201
0
186
15
Sint Maarten
189
17
86
86
Belize
177
2
32
143
Bermuda
158
9
144
5
Brunei
142
3
138
1
Barbados
142
7
112
23
Monaco
133
4
113
16
Seychelles
126
0
125
1
Bhutan
113
0
97
16
French Polynesia
112
0
62
50
Antigua and Barbuda
92
3
76
13
Liechtenstein
89
1
85
3
Saint Martin
78
3
44
31
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
57
0
52
5
Macao
46
0
46
0
Curaçao
32
1
30
1
Fiji
27
1
18
8
Timor-Leste
25
0
24
1
Saint Lucia
25
0
25
0
Grenada
24
0
23
1
New Caledonia
23
0
22
1
Lao People's Democratic Republic
20
0
19
1
Dominica
18
0
18
0
Saint Kitts and Nevis
17
0
17
0
Greenland
14
0
14
0
St. Barth
13
0
6
7
Caribbean Netherlands
13
0
7
6
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
13
0
13
0
Montserrat
13
1
12
0
Holy See (Vatican City State)
12
0
12
0
Western Sahara
10
1
8
1
British Virgin Islands
9
1
7
1
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
7
Saint Pierre Miquelon
4
0
1
3
Anguilla
3
0
3
0
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