USAID announced $5 million to support Indian COVID-19 initiatives

Published on October 23, 2020
Current Context: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced to awards of $5 million to Catalyst Management Service’s COVID Action
USAID announced $5 million to support Indian COVID-19 initiatives
Collaborative (CAC) and to Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence. 
  • The award is offered as the part of US Government’s support to India’s COVID-19 response. 
  • Out of this $5 million award, $3 million will be used for CAC for two years to strengthen the capacity of 100 local organisations, 10 local governments and 15 association of healthcare providers, retailers and street vendors who are affected financially during this pandemic state. CAC will link them with government and private sector resources so that around 10 million individuals will get the benefit of this award.
  • And rest $2 million will be used by Wadhwani Institute for Artificial Intelligence to develop tools which will forecast the disease pattern of COVID-19.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of USAID: Washington DC US
    • Acting Administrator of USAID: John Barsa

Question: 

Q.1 USAID has announced $____ to support Indian COVID-19 initiatives?
a. $6 million
b. $5 million
c. $4 million
d. $7 million

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