Following an outbreak last week of around 120 COVID-19 infections traced to the complex, the city ordered residents to remain in their homes and closed off the building; building a fence around the premises and setting up entry and exit points. The city said it had provided meals, groceries and medical facilities for the residents. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: German meat industry to revamp amid outbreaks
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Digital Tax on internet giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber etc comes with its own share of risks and can have real consequences, said a senior tax official at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, pointing to the investigations initiated by the US against such step.“Such unilateral measures come with risks and can have real consequences as seen from the initiation by the US of 301 trade violation investigations against 10 countries, including India, and the EU,” Grace Perez-Navaroo, Deputy Director at the Centre for Tax Policy and Administration at the OECD, told ETCFO in an exclusive conversation. Such unilateral measures, she added, don’t necessarily hamper progress at the OECD arguing most countries that have implemented them have said that they will remove them once a global, consensus-based solution is found.India, beginning this financial year, introduced the 2 per cent equalisation levy or so called its own version of Google Tax on … [Read more...] about Digital Tax: OECD says Indian ‘equalisation levy’ comes with risks, can have real consequences
How coronavirus might change farming Increasing food security in developing countries The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to impact developing countries heavily – particularly in terms of food security. The UN has already warned of famine "of biblical proportions" as resources become scarcer. Alongside immediate aid, mitigating widespread famine in the long-term will require better land protection, more diversified crops and more support for smallholder farmers who are most at risk. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: Officials estimate over 6% of US population are infected
Technologies that revolutionized warfare Machine guns Guns that fire multiple rounds in rapid succession were invented in the late 19th century and immediately transformed the battlefield. Machine guns, as they came to be known, allowed soldiers to mow down the enemy from a protected position. The weapon's grisly effectiveness became all too clear in WWI as both sides used machine guns to wipe out soldiers charging across no man's land. … [Read more...] about How will Europe guarantee its security without the US?
Fauci and other senior health officials also said they have not been asked to ease up on testing for COVID-19 following President Donald Trump's comments on conducting fewer tests due to the many positive results. "We will be doing more testing," Fauci, the US government's top immunologist, told a House committee. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus latest: Austria bans all but essential travel to German state