fbpx mmnews


YouTube to launch $100mn creator fund for ‘Shorts’ video feature

SAN FRANCISCO: YouTube announced a $100 million fund to pay content creators who make hit videos on its new short-form video feature Shorts, as it aims to court more influencers. The fund will launch in the coming months and pay

Pakistan pledges contribution of $25,000 for UNSG’s peacebuilding fund

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced a token contribution of 25,000 dollars to the Secretary General’s Peacebuilding Fund. The foreign minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to multilateral cooperation for preserving peace, preventing conflict and realizing the Sustainable Development Goals

PSX sets up fund to support terror attack affectees

KARACHI: The board of directors of Pakistan Stock Exchange has announced to set up a fund to financially assist families of the martyred security personnel and those who were injured in the terrorist attack. The board condemned the dastardly and

Will Diamer-Bhasha Dam end the water crisis?

Pakistan faces an acute water crisis which can aggravate in the coming years leading to severe droughts and food shortages. The solution was seen in the construction of large dams which faces years of neglect to the lack of funds

Sania Mirza donates award prize money to coronavirus relief fund

MUMBAI: Sania Mirza has become the first Indian to win the Fed Cup Heart Award for her successful return to the tennis court post motherhood. Sania won the award for Asia/Oceania zone after securing 10,000 plus votes out of the

Tennis fund established to help struggling players

PARIS: A fund for tennis players hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic has been created, the sport’s governing bodies announced on Tuesday, adding that they had contributed more than $6 million. In a joint statement, the ATP and WTA tours,

Netflix increases relief fund for production workers

LOS ANGELES: Netflix has increased the amount of money in its coronavirus emergency relief fund by $50 million, bringing the total for displaced production workers to $150 million. Film and TV production has been shut down around the world as

Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro launch virus charity drive

LOS ANGELES: Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro have rallied fellow Hollywood celebrities in a new coronavirus fundraising campaign by offering a walk-on role in their upcoming film to one lucky donor. The actors are set to star in ‘Killers

Pakistan pledges $3m towards SAARC Covid-19 Emergency Fund

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan has pledged $3 million towards South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Covid-19 Emergency Fund to support regional efforts in the fight against Coronavirus. In a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Thursday, the

Leonardo DiCaprio helps launch $12 million coronavirus relief food fund

LOS ANGELES: Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio will help launch a donation drive which has already raised $12 million to help communities impacted by the coronavirus. The America Food Fund has said that the funds will be aimed to help low-income

Hafeez Shaikh, IMF director discuss program implementation

ISLAMABAD: Adviser to Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh and members of Pakistani delegation met International Monetary Fund’s Director Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD) Jihad Azour. According to Finance Ministry’s short statement, they discussed