Rescuers search for survivors amid debris after a building collapsed in Mumbai on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
Torrential downpours have swept away homes, triggered landslides and claimed at least 180 lives across South Asia.
The noxious air hanging over India’s towns and cities kills more than 100,000 children under five every year, a damning study published on Wednesday for World Environment Day found.
India typically witnesses water scarcity during summer months, but the situation this year is particularly bad in western and southern states which received less than normal rainfall in the 2018 monsoon season.
One victim died at the scene, and another six were transported to a hospital, where one was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
According to the new scheme, government employees will receive an average salary increase of ten per cent.
The World Health Organization (WHO) which issues alerts and advisories on outbreaks and epidemics to governments, stated in its website that “Novel Coronavirus is a new strain of the large family of respiratory viruses that can cause diseases ranging from common cold to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome.”