US President Donald Trump said that America is terminating its relationship with the World Health Organization as he blamed it and China for the deaths and destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic across the globe.
Trump announced a series of decisions against China including issuing proclamation to deny entry to certain Chinese nationals and tightening of regulations against Chinese investments in America. He also said that the funding of the WHO would now be diverted to other global public health organisations.
Trump also announced that the US will end special treatment of Hong Kong in response to Chinese imposition of new controls.
Ajit Jogi, who served as the first chief minister of Chhattisgarh after the formation of the state, died at 74 in Raipur after a cardiac arrest.
Bureaucrat-turned politician Jogi was an MLA from Marwahi seat and helmed the first Congress government from November 2000 to November 2003.
The former chief minister parted ways with the Congress in 2016 after he and his son Amit Jogi got embroiled in a controversy over the alleged fixing of the bypoll to Antagarh seat in Kanker district in 2014.
Roger Federer became the world’s highest-paid athlete for 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic knocked football’s Lionel Messi off top spot, according to the annual Forbes list.
The Swiss tennis great, owner of a men’s record 20 Grand Slam singles titles, earned $106.3 million in the last 12 months, including $100 million via endorsements, to move up four places and become the first player from his sport to top the list.
Footballers Cristiano Ronaldo ($105 million), Messi ($104 million) and Neymar ($95.5 million) and American basketball player LeBron James ($88.2 million) rounded out the top five.