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Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference

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
Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference Coronavirus Global Response International Pledging Conference Reviewed by Neha Verma on May 07, 2020 Rating: 5

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