Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Today's Quote & News:


"There is no land like the land of your childhood."


National News:

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the Union government's submissions that women are physiologically weaker than men as a "sex stereotype" and declared that Short Service Commission (SSC) women officers are eligible for permanent commission and command posts in the Army irrespective of their years of service.

AP News:

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will be launching the first phase of Nadu-Nedu programme in the health sector by laying the foundation stone for a health sub-centre at Kurnool on Tuesday.

Business News:

Moody's has revised its global GDP growth forecast down considering the adverse impact of COVID-19 on the world's economy. "We have revised our global GDP growth forecast down, and we now expect G-20 economies to collectively grow 2.4% in 2020, a softer rate than last year, followed by a pickup to 2.8% in 2021," Moody's said in a report.

International News:

The toll from China's coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,868 on February 18 after 98 more people died, according to the National Health Commission. Nearly 72,500 people nationwide have been infected by the new COVID-19 strain of the virus, which first emerged in December before spiralling into a nationwide epidemic.

Sports News:

World rapid champion Koneru Humpy claimed her second title in the last two months by emerging triumphant at the Cairns Cup chess tournament following a draw against compatriot D. Harika in the ninth and final round here.