India, China and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO): External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar on a two day visit to Moscow to attend the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) meeting which will exchange views on regional and relevant global issues.
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Health Minister Harsh Vardhan attends 73rd session of WHO South East Asia Region through VC: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, digitally attended the 73rd session of WHO South East Asia Region, on Wednesday in the presence of Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare. Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Director WHO SEARO was also present at the event.
EAM Jaishankar’s busy diplomacy ahead of SCO meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers tomorrow in Moscow: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is having a busy schedule meeting with his counterparts on the sidelines of the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Moscow.
Sushant Singh Rajput Case: Rhea sent to 14 day judicial custody: Key accused in Sushant Singh Rajput’s Death Case, Rhea Chakraborty’s bail has been rejected. Rhea has been sent to 14 days of judicial custody by magistrate court till 22nd September.
Government issues SOP for partial reopening of schools & institutions: Health Ministry issues SOP for partial opening of schools of class 9th to 12th standard, students are allowed to attend school to clear doubts on a voluntary basis from 21 September. SOPs also issued for entrepreneurship training institutions and higher institutions
Madhya Pradesh: PM holds ‘SVANidhi Samvaad’ with street vendors: Prime Minister interacts with street vendors in ‘SVANidhi Samvaad’ program on Wednesday. PM SVANidhi Samvaad was launched in June to help covid affected street vendors to resume livelihood activities.
First India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue held virtually: The first India-France-Australia Trilateral Dialogue was held virtually on Wednesday. The meeting was co-chaired by Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary of India, François Delattre, Secretary-General, French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and Frances Adamson, Secretary, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The focus of the dialogue was on enhancing cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region.
Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh survives bid on his life and son: Afghanistan Vice President Amrullah Saleh had a close shave when his convoy came under an attack on Wednesday morning in Kabul. However, about 10 people including bystanders are reported to have been killed and 16 were wounded in the deadly attack.
Bangladesh launches campaign against fake information and rumours: The government of Bangladesh has launched a campaign named ‘Asol Chini’ or ‘real-sugar’ to fight fake information and rumour spreading on social media.
French Defence Minister Florence Parly to attend Rafale induction ceremony: French Defence minister Florence Parly will be on an official visit to India on Thursday. She will attend the official induction ceremony of the first batch of the Rafale omnirole fighter aircraft by the Indian Air Force at AFS Ambala.
Argentine police protest for pay rises and better working conditions: In Argentina, hundreds of police officers from Buenos Aires Province protested on Tuesday to demand a salary increase, better working conditions and more protection from the novel coronavirus.
COVID-19: New York area airports launch rapid testing stations: A rapid COVID-19 testing station has been rolled out for passengers at a Newark Liberty International Airport terminal.
Jordan resumes regular commercial flights after six-month halt: Jordan resumed regular international flights on Tuesday after being suspended for nearly six months because of Covid-19 epidemic.
Wildfire across Washington, California, Oregon: Raging wildfires across Washington, California, Oregon, 80% of homes in Malden town destroyed, firefighters & emergency responders searched for residents.
Oil slips further as coronavirus concerns mount: Oil futures fell again on Wednesday after a sharp slide in the previous session, as a rebound in COVID-19 cases in some countries undermined hopes for a steady recovery in global demand.
Azerbaijan overcomplies with OPEC+ oil production cuts deal: Azerbaijan reduced its daily oil production by 133,400 barrels in August, over fulfilling its obligations under the OPEC+ output cuts deal, the country’s Energy Ministry said.
Elite, Developmental, Khelo India shooters will be provided ammunition so they can continue training at home range: Kiren Rijiju: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju visited Sports Authority of India’s National Centre of Excellence Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range and interacted with shooters on Wednesday. During his visit Sports Minister announced that shooters of all categories – elite, developmental and Khelo India – will be given ammunition and targets from KSSR and other accredited academies so that they can continue to train at their home range.
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju sanctions Rs.5 lakhs for ailing Indian junior footballer Ramananda Ningthoujam: The Sports Ministry has come forward to extend financial support to Ramananda Ningthoujam, a young Indian footballer who has represented India at various international tournaments, and is suffering from kidney failure. The son of a rickshaw-puller, his family does not have the means to provide him necessary treatment. He is presently at Shija Hospital in Manipur and is also suffering from a problem of blurred vision, along with the kidney problem.
Kiren Rijiju meets WADA President in online meeting, reiterates India’s commitment to Clean Sport: Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports,Kiren Rijiju had an online meeting with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Witold Banka on September 8, 2020 and reiterated India’s commitment towards promoting Clean Sport.
Vikas Krishan gets nod to train in United States till November 30: Tokyo Olympics quota winner and boxer Vikas Krishan’s request to train in the United States as part of his preparations for Olympics has been approved by the Sports Authority of India. The foreign exposure was recommended by Indian Boxing High Performance Director Santiago Nieva.
US Open: Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady advance to Semifinals: In U. S open, in women singles, 2018 Open champion Naomi Osaka and Jennifer Brady advance to semifinals. In men’s singles Alexander Zverev advances to semifinals.
Indigenous device for preventing blood clot in deep vein can lower costs of saving life threatening conditions: The formation of a blood clot in a deep vein, usually in the legs or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), can lead to life threatening complications. Scientists have come up with a device that can facilitate flow of blood from the veins in the legs thus preventing DVT.
Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin, an excellent source of fuel methane: As the world runs out of fossil fuels and looks out for alternate sources of clean energy, there is good news from the Krishna-Godavari (KG) basin. The methane hydrate deposit in this basin is a rich source that will ensure adequate supplies of methane, a natural gas.
India scales a new high of recoveries in fight against COVID19: In the last 24 hours, India has scaled a new high of recoveries. The total number of recovered patients in a single day has surged to a record 74,894.
Thailand’s oldest hippo celebrates birthday with fruit and vegetable cake: Thailand’s oldest hippopotamus Mae Mali celebrated her 55th birthday recently. She was presented with an assortment of fruit and vegetables arranged in the shape of a cake.