Thursday, February 20, 2020

Quote and News Today:


"To live without hope is to cease to live."


National News:

President Donald Trump said the United States and India were working on a major trade deal, but he was not sure if it would be completed before the US Presidential election in November.

AP News:

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to ensure clean water in the canals, beautify and develop them as walking tracks, during a review meeting on Mission for Clean Krishna and Godavari Canals. He held the review meeting at his camp office at Tadepalli in Guntur district on Wednesday.

Business News:

The COVID-19 outbreak in China will be considered a 'force majeure' situation, which refers to extraordinary events and circumstances beyond human control, the Finance Ministry said on Wednesday. The move provides some relief to companies with central government contracts forced to default on contract obligations due to delays in input shipments from China.

International News:

No single country is adequately protecting their children's health, environment or future, according to a report released by a Commission of over 40 child and adolescent health experts from around the world, convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet journal. According to the report, the health and future of every child and adolescent worldwide is under immediate threat from ecological degradation, climate change and exploitative marketing practices that push heavily processed fast food, sugary drinks, alcohol, and tobacco at children.

Sports News:

India will host the 2022 AFC Women's Asian Cup as the sport's continental body on Tuesday awarded the showpiece to the country with an aim to maximise the promotion of the game. India was awarded the tournament by the Asian Football Confederation's Women's Committee as part of the AFC's commitment to grow the women's game.