Gita Gopinath is the first woman who is the Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund. Recently she has co-authored the Pandemic Paper based on the topic as to how to end the pandemic which has set the globally endorsed targets for vaccinating the world. According to the IMF, Gita Gopinath to leave the job in January 2022 and return to Harvard University.
About her work in IMF
In the year 2019, Gita Gopinath has joined the IMF. She is the first female Chief Economist of the International Monetary fund. Harvard University has also extended her leave and allowed her to serve as Chief Economist at the IMF for three years.
Earlier she has also served as a Professor in John Zwaanstra for International Studies and Economics in the economics department of Harvard.
This work led to the creation of the Multilateral Task Force made up of the leadership of the IMF, WHO and many other organizations to help end the pandemic. Also the establishment of a working group with vaccine manufacturers for delivery of vaccines to low- and lower-middle-income countries, trade barriers and supply bottlenecks
Statement of Kristalina Georgieva
She has stated that Gita Gopinath has done tremendous work in the IMF.
She has also earned the respect and admiration of her colleagues in the research department in IMP.
Also Her rigorous work and policy-relevant projects with high impact and influence.
Gita Gopinath to leave the job in January 2022. Gita Gopinath also worked in other departments of IMF to connect with policymakers, and other stakeholders on an analytical approach to help countries respond to international capital flows via the Integrated Policy Framework. She helped in setting up a Climate Change team inside the IMF to analyze the optimal climate mitigation policies.
1st Cases In Andhra, Chandigarh; India’s Omicron Count Now 38: 10 Points
Omicron cases are increasing and there are cases of Covid-19 variant in Delhi, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
There are fresh Omicron patients risen to 38 as 1 each in Chandigarh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
Top news related to Omicron
There was the first case in Nagpur, Maharashtra. A 40-year-old man came back from South Africa via Delhi. He was tested positive at the airport on December 6.There was the 18th case of omicron on December 11 and 12.In Kerala’s Ernakulam, a patient returned from the UK via Abu Dhabi and tested positive for Omicron. Till then, he was home quarantined and his family members and other passengers were home quarantined. A 20-year-old who came from Italy tested positive. A man who returned from Ireland to Andhra Pradesh was tested positive for Omicron. Maharashtra has the maximum number of cases.The ICMR unit in Assam has developed a new testing kit to detect Omicron in two hours.The WHO warned the nations of the Asia Pacific region to boost healthcare capacity and full vaccinate their people.
The Omicron strain is considered to be highly transmissible and it has spread to almost 59 nations.
India’s Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021
Harnaaz Sandhu, a 21 year old from India, represented India at the 70th Miss Universe 2021 which was held at Eilat, Israel.
In 2000, Lara Dutta won the title of Miss Universe.
She was presented the crown by Andrea Meza, the former Miss Universe of 2020 from Mexico which was live-streamed all across the world.
The first runner up was from Paraguay and second runner up was from South Africa.
About the Miss Universe event
In the top three rounds, the contestants were asked what advice would you give to young women watching on how to deal with the pressures they face today?
Harnaaz Sandhu answered this question amazingly. She said the biggest pressure the youth of today is facing, is to believe in themselves. To know that you are unique makes you beautiful. Stop comparing yourselves with others and let’s talk about more important things that are happening worldwide. Come out and speak for yourself, because you’re the leader of your life. You are the voice of your own. I believed in myself and that is why I am standing here today.
Her powerful answer made the beauty top 3 of calling for less talk and more action.
Farmer union to meet the government to decide on further movement
The proposal from the government which addresses the pending issues has been accepted by farmer unions and the farmer union will be meeting the government on Thursday (9th December 2021) at noon.
Farmer union to meet the government and decide further movement
The farmer union, SKM (Samyukta Kisan Morcha) accepted the government proposal which addresses the pending issues of farmers.
It was on Tuesday (7th December 2021) when the central government sent the draft to the farmer union which is a five-member committee. Sources have indicated that once the final draft of the proposal agreed by both the parties is received by the union, the farmers’ protest which started on 26 November 2020 will end.
The issues listed in the draft were Surety on Minimum Support Price, withdrawal of the draft Electricity Amendments Bill, 2020/2021, withdrawal of criminal cases against the farmers, and also compensation for the families of farmers who died during the protest.
The SKM said that they will be meeting the government at Singhu Border on Thursday at noon to come up with a formal decision and later end the protest.