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Dhaka, Karachi included in the list of world’s ten least livable cities

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Dhaka, Karachi included in the list of world's ten least livable cities

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New Delhi, June 9 : According to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) Global Liveability Ranking 2021 edition, Damascus remains the least livable city in the world. In this list, the last ten least livable cities in the Asia Pacific region, including Dhaka and Karachi, remained in the bottom ten this year. However, overall, there has been a decline in living capacity due to the Covid 19 pandemic. This has brought about an unprecedented level of change in the rankings. Many of these cities were previously ranked as the most livable tumbling.

With an average score of 68.6, cities in the Asia Pacific region scored below the average of 73.09 recorded before the pandemic began. Auckland is the most liveable city in the world, according to the 2021 edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (The EIU) Global Liveability Ranking. The APAC region has a strong contingent of cities at the top of the rankings, with Osaka, Adelaide, Tokyo and Wellington in the top five.

Auckland rose to the top of the rankings due to its successful approach in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, which allowed schools, theatres, restaurants and other cultural attractions to remain open and the city to score strongly on several metrics including education, culture and environment. given. Honolulu has got the biggest gainer in this year’s index. The city jumped 46 places to the fourteenth position after its strong progress in controlling the epidemic and introducing vaccination programmes. Also read: Selfie With Daughter Campaign: ‘Selfie With Daughter’ campaign is celebrated on 9th June

European and Canadian countries performed particularly poorly in this year’s edition. Vienna, previously the most livable city in the world, fell to 12th place. The biggest mover in the rankings globally was Hamburg, falling 34 places to 47th. Upasana Dutt, Head of Global Liveability at The Economist Intelligence Unit, said that the Kovid 19 pandemic has had a huge impact on global vitality. Cities around the world are now much less livable than they were before the pandemic began. We and you have seen that regions like Europe have been particularly badly affected.

Apart from cities in New Zealand, Australia and Japan, other cities in the Asia Pacific region such as Taipei (33rd) and Singapore (34th) have also performed well. One area where there has been a regrettable little change is at the bottom of our rankings. Damascus remains the least livable city in the world. In fact, most of the last ten least livable cities in the Asia Pacific region, including Dhaka and Karachi, remain in the bottom ten this year.

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PM addresses G-7 session, calls for ‘One Earth, One Health’ approach

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PM addresses G-7 session, calls for 'One Earth, One Health' approach

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New Delhi, June 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a session of the G-7 summit in a digital manner on Saturday, called for adopting a “one earth, one health” approach to effectively deal with the corona virus epidemic. . He also urged the support of G-7 countries to give up patents for anti-COVID-19 vaccines. Calling for global solidarity, leadership and coordination to prevent future pandemics, Modi emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies to meet the challenge, according to an official release.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel supported Modi’s call to adopt a ‘one earth, one health’ approach, sources said. He said that Australia and some other countries have also strongly supported Modi’s call for exemption on patents to increase production of Kovid-19 vaccines. India and South Africa have proposed this in the World Trade Organization. Prime Minister Modi also called for the G-7’s support for the WTO proposal by India, South Africa regarding patent exemption on COVID related technologies. Addressing the ‘Building Back Stronger-Health’ interaction session of the G-7, Prime Minister Modi outlined India’s vision of a ‘holistic society’ to tackle the pandemic and synergy of efforts at every level of government, industry and civil society. told about. Also read: Karnataka: Corona infection slowed down, patients recovering fast

In his address, Modi called for the support of the G-7 countries on a proposal submitted by India and South Africa for exemption on COVID related technologies in the WTO. “The Prime Minister pledged India’s support for collective efforts to improve global health governance,” the release said. He also called for the support of the G-7 on the proposal made by India and South Africa to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for TRIPS (Exemption on Business Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights) on COVID related technologies. The Prime Minister said that today’s meeting should send the message of ‘One Earth, One Health’ to the whole world. Also read: Jammu and Kashmir: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will participate in the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Jammu today

The G-7 includes Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States. Britain, which is chairing the G-7, has invited India, Australia, South Korea and South Africa as guest countries. Modi tweeted, “Attended the session of the G-7 conference on health. Thank you partners for their cooperation during the recent wave of COVID-19. India supports global action to prevent future pandemics. Our message to humanity is ‘one earth, one health’.” During the session, Modi appreciated the help extended by the G-7 and other visiting countries during the recent wave of Kovid-19 in India. “The prime minister also spoke about the successful use of open source digital systems for contact tracing and vaccine management and expressed his desire to share his experience and expertise with other developing countries,” the release said. The Prime Minister will also participate on the concluding day of the G-7 summit on Sunday and will address two sessions.

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Karnataka: Corona infection slowed down, patients recovering fast

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Karnataka: Corona infection slowed down, patients recovering fast

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Bengaluru, June 13 : In Karnataka, the havoc of Corona seems to be decreasing rapidly. For the past few days, the number of people getting healthy has increased in comparison to new cases in the state. A total of 19785 new cases were registered in the state on Saturday while 21614 people returned home after recovering. In the last 24 hours, 144 patients died due to infection. The state health bulletin said that 9,785 cases were registered on Saturday. The number of corona victims in the state increased to 27,57,324, including 1,91,796 active cases, while 25,32,719 people have recovered. 21,614 patients were discharged in the last day.

With Bengaluru as the main epicenter of the pandemic in the state, 2454 fresh cases were reported. In this way, the total number of infected people here increased to 11, 95, 340. Out of this, 88,795 are active cases while 10,91,260 have been recovered. In the last 24 hours, 5,398 patients were discharged. The virus killed 144 people in the last 24 hours, including 21 in Bengaluru. The number of people living in the state has increased to 32,788 and the death toll in the city has gone up to 15,284. Also read: COVID-19 Update Assam: 3,463 new cases of Kovid-19 in Assam, 42 patients died

Out of 1,48,02 tests conducted across the state during the day, 26,999 include rapid antigen detection and 1,21,028 RT-PCR. Meanwhile, 64,681 people above 45 years and 88,323 people in the age group of 18-44 years were vaccinated across the state during the day. In this way, a total of 1,58,572 people were vaccinated in the state during the day.

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COVID-19 Update Assam: 3,463 new cases of Kovid-19 in Assam, 42 patients died

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COVID-19 Update Assam: 3,463 new cases of Kovid-19 in Assam, 42 patients died

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Guwahati, June 13 : After 3,463 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in Assam on Saturday, the total number of infected people increased to 4,57,330 while the death toll increased to 3,915 due to the death of 42 more patients. The National Health Mission (NHM) of Assam gave this information.

The number of patients under treatment for Kovid-19 (COVID-19) in the state has increased to 43,298. In Assam, 5,600 patients have become infection free in the last 24 hours. So far, 4,08,770 people have defeated the infection of this deadly virus in the state. Also read: Corona curfew extended till June 21 in Goa to save from rising cases of COVID-19

The infection rate has gone up to 3.66 percent. According to NHM, 47,51,926 doses of anti-Covid vaccine have been given in the state so far.

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