Monthly Archives: June 2020
Addressing a virtual press conference, former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal gave the reference of ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu who gave four principles of warfare -- subdue the enemy without battle, exploit opponent's weaknesses, camouflage offence as defence and all warfare is based on deception.
The protest rally has been taking place every year since the handover of Hong Kong in 1997, reports Efe news.
Hours after two rockets were fired into southern Israel, IDF aircraft conducted an airstrike late Friday against a rocket manufacturing workshop and a weapons manufacturing facility, Xinhua news agency quoted the IDF as saying in a statement.
The family also announced its decision to turn the late actor's childhood home in Patna's Rajiv Nagar area into a memorial for his fans.
The DMK President M.K. Stalin in a tweet on Saturday wished Arasu a quick recovery so that he can carry on with his public work.
According to ED officials, a team of senior financial probe agency officials reached the residence of Patel in the national capital to record his statement under the Prevention of the Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002.
The incident occurred at SPY Agro Industries Limited in Nandyal town.
NASA is preparing for a return to the Moon and innumerable activities to equip, shelter, and otherwise support future astronauts are underway.
In a statement on Friday, the organization said that within the next six months around 30,000 Yemeni children younger than five years could suffer from severe and potentially "life-threatening" acute malnutrition, taking the number of overall malnourished children in this age category to 2.4 million, reports Efe news.
The bill was passed on Friday on a highly partisan vote of 232-180, reports Xinhua news agency.
"In consultation with the chief coaches, a training core group has been formed for preparations for Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. The Games are scheduled to be held in July 2021," said the NRAI in its statement.
The government had issued an ordinance to operationalise new provisions of the Act quickly in the interest of millions of depositors who use the cooperative channel to undertake banking transactions including making a deposit of their hard-earned money.
The Florida Department of Health on Friday reported 8,942 new COVID-19 cases, shattering the previous record of 5,511 set just two days ago, reports Xinhua news agency.
"Covid-19 is spreading rapidly into new parts of the country. Government of India has no plan to defeat it. Prime Minister is silent. He has surrendered and is refusing to fight the pandemic," Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet attaching a news report highlighting that the government has become less visible.
The half a million cases stands at exactly 5,08,953, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry data showed. There were slightly lesser fatalities than in the past few days, as 384 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the toll to 15,685.
"Reportedly, the victim Shubham Tripathy was working as a correspondent with a Hindi daily. He had been reporting about illegal sand mining in the district and had received a threat to his life from the sand mafia. His opponents had also lodged a complaint against him with the District Magistrate," the human rights body said in a statement.
The first flight took off from the airport, 13 km south of Paris, at 6.25 a.m. Friday, Xinhua news agency quoted France 24 as saying.
Microsoft will continue to invest in its digital storefronts on Microsoft.com, and stores in Xbox and Windows, reaching more than 1.2 billion people every month in 190 markets.
The money would go to the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator, or ACT-Accelerator, a global collaboration initiated in April to accelerate development, production, and equitable access to Covid-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines. Xinhua reported.
As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 9,776,963, while the fatalities increased to 493,609, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The party also launched a statewide agitation against the BJP-led central government and paid homage to the 20 soldiers martyred in the June 15 border skirmish with the PLA troops and demanded answers from the Centre on the issue.
This is the eighth successive day when the number of cases on a single day crossed 100.
Both of them were speaking online while taking part in the debate series, ‘Kerala Dialogue' organised by the Kerala government.
Briefing the media about the government decision, Sarma said that all government and non-government offices, markets, shops, business establishments, commercial and industrial units would be shut and no public or private transport would be allowed to operate in Guwahati for 14 days starting Monday midnight.
The 55-year-old had tested positive on June 17 after developing breathlessness, following which he was shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality hospital. He was then shifted to Max Hospital, administered plasma therapy and kept on oxygen support in an ICU ward.
The restriction, however, will not be applied on all-cargo flights and other flights specially approved services by the DGCA.
The younger brother of absconding prime conspirator Tiger Memon, Yusuf Memon was convicted for the terror strikes and was serving a life sentence.
A bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and B.R. Gavai dismissed the pleas after the counsel appearing for Wadhawans contended they are not pressing for relief.
Mahajan becomes the first woman Chief Secretary of the state.
However, making the vaccine available and distributing it to all will be a challenge and requires political will, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Thursday during a meeting with the European Parliament's Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
In a letter to the PM, Thackeray said the state government has recently decided not to conduct any Final Year/Semester examinations for non-professional and professional courses for the academic year (AY) 2019-2020.
"We are writing this letter because we believe that as the President of the Indian National Congress, which has the government in power in Rajasthan, you have the required power to take a step which would prove historic in strengthening the Dalit movement for equality," said the letter written by Martin Macwan, founder of Navsarjan Trust, a grassroots Dalit organisation based out of Gujarat.
The 'Smart Store' feature would empower local shops with capabilities to increase footfalls, improve customer experience and generate more sales, the company said in a statement.
By a 7-2 vote, the high court on Thursday granted a victory to President Donald Trump's administration in a ruling that, according to activists and experts, could allow the White House to intensify its campaign to deny asylum to undocumented migrants with little or no judicial oversight, reports Efe news.
While netizens welcomed the move by the company to rebrand the cream, celebrities too took to social media to laud the move.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the summit, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said he expected the summit to be an opportunity to "once again affirm the strong solidarity, political will, and determination of ASEAN member countries to overcome difficulties, to determinedly head forward", reports Xinhua news agency.
The UP State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (UPSCPCR) on Thursday sent a notice to Gandhi regarding her Facebook post in which she criticised the Kanpur shelter home incident where 57 girls tested positive for COVID.
The gains were in line with the rise in Asian markets.
A total of 17,296 new cases took the tally up to 4,90,401 as India continued to be the fourth worst-hit among 213 countries. It is now less than 2 lakh cases away from Russia, which is in the third spot behind the US and Brazil, respectively.
To be published by Simon & Schuster, her first collection of poetry will be out on November 10 this year.
FIFA said that each of the 211 member associations will get a one million dollars payment, part of which will be granted in July this year, while the rest in January next year.
The bill was passed on Thursday in a vote of 236-181, with three Republicans crossing party lines to vote on the Democratic side, reports Xinhua news agency.
FIFA said that the joint bid submitted by Football Federation Australia and New Zealand Football received 22 of the 35 valid votes cast by the FIFA Council members in the first ballot, with the Colombian Football Association having obtained 13 votes.
Tejinder Singh, president of the Paramedical technical staff welfare association, said that the corporation is forcing the employees to go on a protest when they are needed the most. "The government hails us as Corona warriors but do not treat us like one," he commented.
"Today, we proudly announce the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Wednesday.
By Friday morning, the total number of cases stood at 9,583,144, while the fatalities increased to 488,740, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
The development comes in the backdrop of a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country.
The action came after the association sent a letter to all the Chinese mobile brands including OPPO, Vivo and others to bring the "ground reality" to their notice.
The statement issued by Congress leader Ajay Maken who was special observer appointed by the AICC in Manipur alleged that the speaker acted arbitrarily, and said in total, four MLAs who would have voted for the Congress candidate in Rajya Sabha elections, were disqualified and four who were supporting the BJP, were allowed to retain their seat in Vidhan Sabha.
The threats from China to India and countries in Southeast Asia and the challenges in the South China Sea are going to dictate the allocation of defence resources as the US cuts troop levels in Germany, he said on Thursday at a virtual meeting of the Brussels Forum of the German Marshall Fund.
The enormous volume of inflammable natural gas which was releasing from the Baghjan-5 oil well since May 27 caught fire on June 9, thus claiming the lives of two fire-fighters.
The new Fellowship is a pioneering, peer-to-peer collaboration with a non-London collecting institution, which this year is the Holburne Museum, Bath. The Fellowship is awarded to an artist of international standing and renown, with a major body of work that has significantly contributed to 20th and 21st-century art, the Gallery said.
It also approved the draft scheme for interest subvention on working capital loan for the hospitality sector to revive the tourism industry, adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
"Of the new cases, 84 came from abroad, 33 were those who came from within the country, while six were local infections," said Vijayan.
The charge-sheet, filed before the Special CBI Judge, has named Kapoor, his daughter Roshni Kapoor -- promoter of DoIt Urban Ventures (India), DHFL's Kapil R. Wadhawan, Dheeraj R. Wadhawan, and other companies like Belief Realtors and RKW Developers.
According to the new rule, medical teams will visit the patients at their residence to assess whether they need to be home isolated or be sent to the hospital.
"Ab-Ark empanelled private hospitals for COVID...418. SAST online bed strength, 63,900," said Health and Family Welfare Commissioner Pankaj Kumar Pandey.
A single-judge bench of Justice V Kameshwar Rao who heard the matter through video conferencing reserved its order after witnessing a long course of arguments from both sides. The court has also asked the prosecution and defence to file written submissions by Sunday evening.
"I was informed on June 10 via an email that the IWF is dropping the charges against me. I always knew I did nothing wrong, this was their mistake. And now that my chances of qualifying for the Olympics is over, they have sent me this email saying everything is fine. I sent a mail asking them these questions and I am yet to get answers on this," she told IANS on Thursday.
Taking suo-moto cognisance of the sexist remark made by Jitendra Patwari, NCW Chairperson Rekha Sharma has written to him seeking his explanation at the earliest on the objectionable tweet made by him.
The observation from the top court after it was informed that the CBSE has decided to cancel the remaining board exams for Class 10 and Class 12.
"Sushant was not just the hero of my debut film as a director, but he was a dear friend who stood by me through thick and thin. We had been close right from ‘Kai Po Che' to ‘Dil Bechara'," said the film's director Mukesh Chhabra.
"If you don't want Bengaluru to be sealed down once again better cooperate and maintain distance," warned Yediyurappa.
The CBSE on Tuesday had informed the top court that the decision on the schedule of the Board examination is at an advanced stage and sought time till June 25 to communicate to the court whether it will go-ahead with the remaining examinations.
But the Paris monument isn't returning to normal operations just yet, said a BBC news report.
Realme X3 SuperZoom with 5X periscope telephoto lens that supports up to 60X hybrid zoom will be available in two variants: 8GB+128GB for Rs 27,999 and 12GB+256GB for Rs 32,999.
"As scheduled, the 3-hour exam in English began at 10.30 a.m. at all the 3,179 centres across the state, as per the guidelines. Though 8.5 lakh students registered to appear, we will know after the exam how many of them wrote or missed for what reasons," Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board Director V. Sumangala told IANS here.
On Friday, Presidents and Prime Ministers of the ASEAN countries will come together for the bloc's annual summit which would be held online this year due to the travel restrictions because of the pandemic, reports Efe news.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief also said a new Navigation Policy is also being proposed. Suitable changes in Remote Sensing Data Policy, as well as SATCOM policy, are also on the anvil as a part of aligning them to an open and inclusive space sector.
In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said, "Foreign Ministry and PLA (People's Liberation Army) of China once again assert their claim to the entire Galwan Valley and demand that India should vacate the valley. Extraordinary demand."
Wednesday's key procedural vote, 55-45, was seen as a setback in Congress' effort to pass legislation in the near future, reports Xinhua news agency.
According to the BMC Disaster Control, the blaze was reported at around 5.30 am from the foreign bank branch premises on the ground floor of the 14-floor building.
Diesel is now priced at Rs 80.03 per litre in the Capital, higher by 14 paise over its Wednesday price when it surpassed the pump price of petrol in Delhi for the first time ever. The fuel price remained higher than petrol by 10 paise even on Thursday.
Google said that it will continue to make ad credits available to small businesses in the Asia Pacific, as part of a broader, $340 million global commitment.
Clare is current England and Wales Cricket Board's managing director of women's cricket. The 43-year-old will take up the post on October 1, 2021, pending approval by the club's members, the MCC confirmed on Wednesday.
The Central Government had, last week, issued an order making it compulsory for new patients to visit care centres for clinical assessment to ascertain whether they should be kept in home isolation or be hospitalized.
Global output is projected to decline by 4.9 per cent in 2020, 1.9 percentage points below the IMF's April forecast, followed by growth at 5.4 per cent in 2021, indicating a grimmer economic outlook as the pandemic continues to ripple across the globe, Xinhua news agency reported.
Narwal's counsel advocate Adit Pujari told a single judge bench of the High Court presided by Justice C. Harishankar that as per information received by him, Jail number 6 in Tihar Jail, where his client is lodged, was under a complete lockdown following incidents of violence among some inmates on June 16.
By Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 9,405,800, while the fatalities increased to 482,128, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
A total of 16,922 new cases egged the tally to 4,73,105 so far as India continued to be the fourth worst hit country by the pandemic. According to the Health Ministry data, in the last 24 hours, 418 new deaths were reported taking the total tally of fatalities to 14,894 in the country.