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The US provided $65.1 billion as economic assistance to India between 1946 and 2012, according to the US Agency for International Development (USAID) statistics. Credits: https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=0CAYQjB1qFQoTCJjv_a232sYCFYQupgodusIHLQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fthephilanews.com%2Ftreasury-secretary-lew-on-u-s-economic-assistance-to-ukraine-44723.htm&ei=_-akVdjzG4TdmAW6hZ_oAg&bvm=bv.97653015,d.dGY&psig=AFQjCNH6FrcUGXOt5bMcNxiUoeZqa_sAmw&ust=1436956796267425

It was the highest among the economic assistance provided to 200 countries and regions by the US during the period.

The data, which was inflation adjusted, shows India received $65.1 billion in economic assistance, followed closely by Israel, which got $65 billion.

Pakistan, which received a total of $44.4 billion from the US, was among the top five countries of the total 200 nations and regions getting the economic assistance.

Indian economic aid was spread over various sectors and programmes, including child survival and health, development assistance, HIV/AIDS initiatives, migration and refugee assistance, food aid and narcotics control. Some $26 billion of the total aid was provided for various USAID programmes.

In comparison, of the total economic assistance provided to Pakistan, $13.8 billion was given for USAID programmes, while $13.7 billion was attributed to the Economic Support Fund and Security Support Assistance.

USAID is the lead US government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realise their potential.

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Instagram Launches Beta Version if its in-app Shopping Feature in US

Instagram's plans on rolling out the feature globally remain unclear

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Facebook-owned photo messaging app Instagram has launched the beta version of its in-app shopping feature in the US that would allow over a billion users to buy products tagged in images or videos without having to leave the platform.

Called “Checkout with Instagram”, the feature would allow US users to shop from over 20 brands including Adidas, Kylie Cosmetics and Warby Parker, without re-directing users to other websites.

“We will introduce a selling fee to help fund programmes and products that help make checkout possible, as well as offset transaction-related expenses,” TechCrunch quoted an Instagram spokesperson as saying on Tuesday.

The photo-messaging app would charge sellers making sales an undisclosed amount of fee.

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“We aren’t sharing the specific number right now. We are testing a selling fee with businesses during the closed beta. It will not change the price of the items for consumers,” the spokesperson said.

Checkout tags would appear on feed posts, Stories and Explore content from the brands in the closed beta that Instagram plans to eventually open to more businesses.

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For now, those who use Instagram’s shopping feature can pay with PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover, the report added.

Instagram’s plans on rolling out the feature globally remain unclear. (IANS)