India/ South Asia
INDIAN FARMERS CALL FOR NATIONWIDE STRIKE ON DECEMBER 8th.
Various national parties are coming out in support. The farmer's protest has got national capital to a halt. The Delhi traffic police is suggesting alternate routes to enter and exit the national capital on this day.
SERUM INSTITUTE SEEKS EMERGENCY APPROVAL FOR COVISHIELD IN INDIA
The phase-three clinical trial of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, Covishield, is being conducted by the Pune-based Serum Institute of India on Sunday. In order to introduce an urgently needed vaccine against COVID-19 in India, SII, the world's largest vaccine manufacturer, has entered into a collaboration with the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca to manufacture the vaccine.
UK AND EGYPT SIGN ASSOCIATION AGREEMENT
The agreement has been signed to strengthen political and trade ties between the two countries. The agreement will allow British businesses and consumers to benefit from continued preferential access to the market after the end of the transition period which will help boost vital trade and investment.
RUSSIA BEGINS COVID VACCINATION IN MOSCOW
Sputnik V, which was registered in August, is being used as a vaccine. Developers say it is 95% effective and causes no major side effects, but it is still undergoing mass testing.
Latin America/ South America
2 BRAZILIAN CHILDREN WERE SHOT IN RIO DE JANEIRO
The incident brought shock and cries of helplessness to millions. The families of the dead commented that the bullets came out of a lethal police encounter that took place in the locality nearby. With a heart full of loss and a desire to bring their kids back to life, their fathers, on burying them, commented that they are burying their daughters who haven't lived at all.
THE ARGENTINIAN COUNCIL PASSED "MILLIONAIRE'S TAX" FOR COVID RELIEF
Argentinian assembly has ratified a massive wealth tax to help the government fund Corona measures. It constitutes an innumerable amount of health care essentials and financial support to those businesses that have suffered a major loss all these months. This tariff would be applicable to around about 12,000 Argentinian citizens.
US/ North America
TRUMP IN CONSTANT DENIAL OF HIS DEFEAT
In the first post-election rally, He about winning the support of the entire state of Georgia. In reality, Joe Biden clearly won the election with a massive 12,500 votes. The Georgia facet has shaken him to the extent that he has reportedly called the governor of the state to call a specific legislative session that would thoroughly talk about revoking the presidential result over there.
JOE BIDEN LEADS FROM THE FRONT
He will take the first dose to demonstrate the safety of the vaccine and has promised to provide it for free to every American citizen. What's withstanding the procedure is a confirmation by the Food and Drug Administration. After going through the entire data the vaccine has to provide, the panel would come to a conclusion whether to go ahead with it or not, this Friday.
INDONESIA IN RECESSION FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 20 YEARS
Indonesia struggles to curb the pandemic, Indonesia has reported nearly 422,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the largest in Southeast Asia and second in Asia. Indonesia has fallen into its first recession since the Asian financial crisis. The economy shrank at a 5.32% pace in the previous quarter and grew 2.9% in January-March, its slowest rate in almost two decades. Southeast Asia's largest economy contracted at a 3.49% annual pace in July-September, the second consecutive quarterly contraction.
UMNO, THE RULING PARTY IN MALAYSIA IS IN GREAT TURMOIL
On Sunday Umno Malaysia's largest national political party's President said that Umno is open to working with all the political parties, including Malaysia's opposition to form a new government in Perak state. The announcement was made even after Umno's ally party PAS declared that they were against the idea of a coalition with oppositions.