The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), QU Dongyu, today launched the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021 (IYFV) with an appeal to improve healthy and sustainable food production through innovation and technology and to reduce food loss and waste.
Brazilian ultra-right President Jair Bolsonaro explained the termination of state subsidies to fight poverty by the fact that the country is "ruined" and he cannot do anything about the crisis due to the "press-inflated" coronavirus.
The negative impact of COVID-19 on the US economy is expected to be serious. While mass vaccinations indicate the end of the pandemic itself, it does not provide immunity from long-term economic damage to the country. The source of the coming economic downturn is unlikely to come as a surprise. Despite remarkable breakthroughs in vaccines, therapies and treatment protocols, the second wave is far worse than the first in terms of infection, hospitalization, and mortality.
According to the minutes of the December meeting of the US Federal Reserve System /FRS/ on monetary policy, published on Wednesday, Fed officials believe that the trend of the US economic recovery is developing better than previously expected, but recently it is slowing down and overall growth is still much lower than it was before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus /COVID-19/, Xinhua reported.
The European Medicines Agency has conditionally approved the use of the COVID-19 vaccine by the American company Moderna.
In 2021, the Kazakh authorities plan to sign an Agreement on cooperation in the field of emergency situations with Turkmenistan. According to official data, the Agreement envisages:
The Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), which was created in accordance with an agreement signed by African countries, began functioning in Africa.
Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi inaugurated the world’s largest and first of its kind renewable energy park with both wind and solar energy in Gujarat’s Kutch with a capacity of 30GW on 15 December 2020.
The US Congress on Thursday, 7 January, officially approved Democrat Joe Biden as the next US president, which the politician is expected to enter on 20 January. Biden received over 270 Congressional electoral votes. This ensures that he will win the elections, since the approval of the electoral votes finally closes the constitutional possibilities for challenging the voting results. It is reported by DW.