#Aid

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
The Paycheck Protection Program kicked off under former US President Donald Trump. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • The programme was worth nearly $800 billion
  • Paycheck Protection Program started in March 2020
  • It was shut down on May 31, 2021

.Gaza
Palestinians inspect the damage in a building in Beit, Hanun, caused by airstrikes from Israel in the northern Gaza Strip on Friday. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Israel says the aid should flow through an international mechanism
  • Up to 800,000 remain with access to clean water after recent violence
  • Egypt and UN have promised humanitarian aid for the Gaza

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Harris noted that India had sent aid to the US in 2020 when it was reeling under the pandemic. (Photo credit: Twitter/@KamalaHarris)

  • US Vice President Kamala Harris said that the US was going to help India 'in its hour of need'
  • Harris noted that further COVID 19 aid, including oxygen cylinders, oxygen concentrators, will be sent in coming days
  • Alongside the aforementioned, raw material to produce vaccine shots has also been sent

Vinod Khosla is the co-founder of Sun Microsystems. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@vkhosla)

  • Khosla earlier put in efforts to fund hospitals for oxygen supplies
  • He tweeted that India needs more supplies 'urgently'
  • India is struggling with a second wave of the pandemic

The funds will be sent to the areas of greatest need in consultation with medical, government and public health experts. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Boeing_In)

  • The aid will be directed to organisations providing relief in India
  • It will partner with local and international relief organisations to deploy the $10 million
  • Previously Mastercard had also announced an assistance of $10 million

.Cincinnati, OH, USA
The United States will restrict travel from India starting May 4. (Photo: Twitter/@KamalaHarris)

  • White House announced restrictions on travel from India due to COVID surge
  • Harris hasn’t spoken to her family in India since the ban was announced
  • She said US has 'made a commitment to the people of India to support them'

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India, in recent weeks. its COVID-19 crisis steepen, with both daily number of cases and deaths increasing. (Photo credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • US Air Force flights touched down in New Delhi on Friday, bringing with them COVID-19 aid for India
  • The current batch of supplies includes 200 size D oxygen cylinders, 223 size H oxygen cylinders and more
  • The relief material was swiftly cleared by Customs personnel

.Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Dubai's Burj Khalifa lit up with the colours of India's flag on Sunday. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BurjKhalifa)

  • The video of Burj Khalifa was shared by the Indian embassy in the UAE
  • India recorded 2,767 deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday
  • The country is reeling under a massive COVID-19 outbreak

.Paris, France
India recorded 2,767 deaths from COVID-19 on Sunday -- the highest since the start of the pandemic. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • France joins Germany, Britain and the US in offering to help India
  • India reported 349,691 new cases on Sunday alone
  • The EU as a whole is also preparing rapid assistance for India

.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
Kamala Harris was born in Oakland to an Indian mother and a Jamaican father. (Photo credit: Instagram/KamalaHarris)

  • VP Harris made the announcement in a press briefing
  • She called it the 'single largest investment in childcare' in US history
  • An average of 3 million COVID vaccine shots are being administered per day according to her