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Coronavirus
VERY HIGH Source: covid.gov.pk
Pakistan Deaths
27,432
5824hr
Pakistan Cases
1,232,595
2,35724hr
4.9% positivity
Sindh
453,051
Punjab
425,703
Balochistan
32,812
Islamabad
104,619
KPK
172,210

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Despite recent efforts to improve Pakistan’s image, the problem refuses to go away. Last week’s deadly protests,...
Published 19 Apr, 2021 07:25am
EU wants to ban use of AI for surveillance
World

EU wants to ban use of AI for surveillance

  • "The use of artificial intelligence for the purposes of indiscriminate surveillance of natural persons should be prohibited when applied in a generalised manner to all persons without differentiation," the document said.
  • The EU also wants to ban social scoring amid criticism that some companies misuse the technology for hiring, giving out loans and other major decisions which can favour privileged groups.
Published 14 Apr, 2021 08:43pm
Uganda central bank holds rates as recovery takes hold
Business & Finance

Uganda central bank holds rates as recovery takes hold

  • "Economic recovery is proceeding and is stronger than was projected," the bank said in a statement. The economy contracted 1.1% last year, better than a forecast of -2%.
  • Some of Uganda's tight anti-coronavirus measures -- a night- time curfew, bar and partial school closures -- remain, keeping a lid on economic activity in those sectors.
Published 14 Apr, 2021 04:47pm
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Covid-19 and economies

Prime minister Imran Khan has proposed a five-point roadmap to materialize the vision of D-8, which include...
Published 14 Apr, 2021 03:21am
EU recovery funds to boost Spanish growth by 2pc points a year
World

EU recovery funds to boost Spanish growth by 2pc points a year

  • The government will use the money to finance 110 major investment projects, Sanchez said, including nearly 3.2 billion euros in renewable energy.
  • Spain is due to receive about 140 billion euros ($166 billion) from the EU to help it recover from the COVID-19 crisis. About half of the funds will come in the form of grants and the rest will be loans.
Published 13 Apr, 2021 06:19pm
US manufacturing sector index races to 37-year high in March
World

US manufacturing sector index races to 37-year high in March

  • The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said on Thursday its index of national factory activity jumped to a reading of 64.7 last month from 60.8 in February. That was the highest level since December 1983.
  • President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled a plan to spend roughly $2 trillion on infrastructure like roads and bridges over 10 years.
Published 01 Apr, 2021 07:06pm
S&P affirms US debt rating at AA+
Business & Finance

S&P affirms US debt rating at AA+

  • However, the agency cautioned that "ratings are constrained by high general government debt and fiscal deficits, both of which worsened in 2020 following the economic shock caused by the pandemic."
Published 17 Mar, 2021 10:44am