Covid-19: Farmers turn to illegal money-lenders for support

Distressed Maharashtra farmers are knocking on the doors of private revenue-lenders to overcome money crisis subsequent the Covid-19 lockdown.

“As the Covid-19 situation is worsening, farmers are bearing the brunt. Since March, a lot of farmers are by now dealing with a funds crunch thanks to lockdown and closure of APMCs. It is not only about cultivation but also about satisfying day by day demands,” explained agriculture professional Nishikant Bhalerao. He included that the network of illegal revenue-lenders distribute throughout the Point out has become energetic.

Aurangabad-based mostly farmer Kaka Thote admits that the bulk of farmers in the area

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Further evidence does not support hydroxychloroquine for patients with COVID-19

The anti-inflammatory drug hydroxychloroquine does not considerably cut down admission to intense care or loss of life in people hospitalized with pneumonia thanks to COVID-19, finds a examine from France published by The BMJ.

A randomized clinical trial from China, published at the identical time, reveals hospitalized people with mild to reasonable persistent COVID-19 who been given hydroxychloroquine did not obvious the virus far more speedily than those people receiving conventional care. In actuality, adverse functions were basically greater in those people who been given hydroxychloroquine.

Taken together, the outcomes do not assist regime use of hydroxychloroquine for people afflicted

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Atos supercomputers support global coronavirus research in Brazil

Belonging to Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica and SENAI CIMATEC, the superior-effectiveness computers Santos Dumont and Ogbon, both equally generated by Atos, are staying made use of on reports for the advancement of medicines and vaccines versus COVID-19


Brazil, 27 April 2020

Atos, a world wide leader in digital transformation, announces that two of its supercomputers in Brazil are staying made use of in exploration for the advancement of vaccines and medication versus the coronavirus. These are Santos Dumont, which belongs to the National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), and Ogbon, at SENAI CIMATEC. The supercomputers are viewed as the

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Two Atos supercomputers in Czech Republic made available to support COVID-19 research

Prague, April 7, 2020

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, today announces that its two supercomputers at IT4Innovations, the national supercomputing center at the VSB-Technical University of Ostrava, have been made available to researchers and businesses conducting research related to COVID-19. These researchers have the opportunity for privileged access to computing time on Atos supercomputers Anselm, which was launched in 2013 and Barbora, installed in October 2019.

“We encourage researchers to apply if they are currently engaged in research on COVID-19. We have primarily offered our computing capacity to some of our major users, such as the Institute of

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Fed Offers More Support for Loans, Corporate Debt

The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday announced a new $2.3 trillion package of measures to support the coronavirus-battered economy, including a $600 billion loan program for small and mid-size businesses.

In addition to launching the Main Street Lending Program, the Fed is expanding its backstops for the corporate debt market and providing liquidity to financial institutions that are lending money to small businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

“Our country’s highest priority must be to address this public health crisis, providing care for the ill and limiting the further spread of virus,” Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in a

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