Imran pitches CPEC to Lanka

Pakistan PM plans to rope in Sri Lanka in the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to enhance trade, reports Asian Lite News Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he was looking forward to enhancing trade ties with Sri Lanka through the multi-billion dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Khan, in an address following

Russia confirms world’s 1st case of bird flu in humans

Scientists have isolated the genetic material of this bird flu virus in seven workers of a poultry farm in south Russia, where an outbreak among fowls was reported in December, said Anna Popova…reports Asian Lite News The first case of human infection with the avian influenza A(H5N8) virus in the world reported in Russia, Russian

Global Covid infections surpass 110.2 mn

The US is the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 27,895,777 and 493,082, respectively, according to the CSSE….reports Asian Lite News According to the Johns Hopkins University, the global coronavirus cases has crossed 110.2 million despite deaths have spiked to more than 2.42 million. In its latest update on

UN unveils ‘Making Peace with Nature’ blueprint

The report, ‘Making Peace with Nature’, offers a comprehensive blueprint for addressing the triple planetary emergency….reports Asian Lite News A new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said on Thursday that the world can transform its relationship with nature and tackle the climate, biodiversity and pollution crises together to secure a sustainable future and

Guterres calls for ‘Global Vaccination Plan’

“I believe the G20 is well placed to establish an emergency task force to prepare such a Global Vaccination Plan and coordinate its implementation and financing,” said Guterres….reports Asian Lite News United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged the Group of 20 (G20) to prepare a “Global Vaccination Plan” against coronavirus pandemic. “We have

NZ pulls back troops from Afghanistan by May

“After 20 years of a NZDF presence in Afghanistan, it is now time to conclude our deployment,” Ardern said in a statement….reports Asian Lite News Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Wednesday that New Zealand will conclude its deployment of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to Afghanistan by May 2021. “After 20 years of

WTO urges for promoting free flow of vaccines

Newly appointed World Trade Organization (WTO) chief Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has vowed to tackle her top priorities of fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic and promoting the free flow of vaccines and medical supplies, breaking the logjam in the dispute settlement mechanism and reaching a deal to cut fisheries subsidies. Nigeria’s Okonjo-Iweala was formally appointed on Monday

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes WTO director-general

The decision was made at a special meeting of the WTO’s General Council at which the World Bank veteran was formally selected…reports Asian Lite News Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) agreed by consensus to appoint Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former finance minister of Nigeria, as the next director-general, said the WTO in a press

UK minister for COP26 in India to cement climate action ties

Climate is back on agenda. Amazon rain forests are disappearing and the world ignores the carbon footprint. The post-Covid industry sector will put their green credentials on hold to shore up profit. India is going to play a crucial role in bringing climate back on tracks. US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris

WHO backs AstraZeneca vaccine use amid concerns

The WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE) panel on Wednesday said the two-dose AstraZeneca vaccine efficacy tended to be higher when the interval between doses was within the four to 12 weeks range…reports Asian Lite News The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided that potential benefits of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine outweigh