Russia and Ukraine Sign Agreement to Resume Ukraine’s Grain Exports
Ukraine and Russia have signed an agreement for Ukraine to resume grain exports. Though the agreement was signed in separate rooms, it was backed by the United Nations and is the first agreement between the two countries since the Russian government started the war. CNBC has more on this story
Botswana Cuts HIV Transmissions from Mothers to Infants from 40% to Less than 1%
Botswana once had the highest HIV rates in the world, but a national program has reduced their mother to infant transmission of HIV from 40% to below 1%. The program included increased testing for all pregnant women and administering antiretroviral therapy to those who tested positive and to their infants. For details, click this article from the Good News Network.
India has Banned Several Types of Single-Use Plastics
India recently imposed a ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cutlery, ear buds, packaging films, and cigarette packets, as well as other products. CNN has more in this story from Reuters.
Cat who Escaped in Boston Airport for Three Weeks has been Caught
A cat named, “Rowdy,” escaped from her carrier in the Boston airport over three weeks ago. After a “massive search” Rowdy finally allowed herself to be safely trapped. Here’s more from HuffPost. and Here’s a video:
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