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Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference

Published on May 07, 2020
Current Context: European Union and its partners hosted the Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference.
Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference
  • 40 countries were part of this online summit.
  • The conference aimed to raise €7.5 billion in initial funding in global cooperation.
  • The conference highlighted the requirement of inculcating responsibility globally to combat COVID-19.
  • The conference focused on the need to develop and deploy effective diagnostic treatment and vaccines to cure COVID-19.
  • Several world leaders and organizations pledged $8 billion (around Rs.60,000 crore) to manufacture a vaccine to combat COVID-19, the diseases caused by the novel coronavirus. The fund will be used to fund laboratories across the world that have promising leads to research and develop a vaccine. Romania contributed $200,000, Canada contributed $850 million. Other top donors were Japan, the United Kingdom (UK), Germany, France, and Saudi Arabia.

Question:

Q.1 Which organization hosted the Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference virtually?
a. European Union

b. BRICS
c. NATO
d. WHO
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