India, U.S sign five agreements including ‘Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement’:India and the U.S on Tuesday inked a landmark defence agreement that will allow sharing of high-end military technology, classified satellite data, and critical information between the two countries.. The signing of the long-negotiated Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement — also known as BECA — during the third edition of the 2+2 dialogue between the two strategic partners boosts bilateral defence and military ties.. It comes in the backdrop of India”s tense border standoff with China in eastern Ladakh..Defence minsiter rajnath singh termed the BECA as an important agreement.
BRICS countries need to intensify fight against terrorism: LS Speaker Om Birla:Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla today virtually addressed the meeting of the VIth BRICS Parliamentary Forum, which was held on the theme “BRICS partnership in the interest of the global stability, general safety and innovative growth: parliamentary dimension.”
Eighteen more individuals declared as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967:Under the strong and iron-willed leadership of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, the Central Government had amended the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 in August 2019, to include the provision of designating an individual as a terrorist. Prior to this amendment, only organizations could be designated as terrorist organizations.
Indian Parliamentary Delegation led by LS Speaker to attend VIth BRICS Parliamentary Forum:The VIth BRICS Parliamentary Forum will be held in Virtual format on 27 October, 2020. The meeting will be chaired by the HE Vyachaslav Volodin, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation.
Country’s COVID-19 recovery rate crosses 90.62%:Union Government on Tuesday said that the country’s COVID-19 recovery rate has crossed 90.62 per cent.
Vigilance Awareness Week begins across country today:The Vigilance Awareness Week, 2020 will be observed from Tuesday till 2nd of November. This year the theme is – Satark Bharat, Samriddh Bharat (Vigilant India, Prosperous India).
PM Modi interacts with beneficiaries of PM SVANidhi Scheme from UP:Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the beneficiaries of PM Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme from Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday via video conferencing.
New Delhi: Third India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue underway:The Third India-US two plus two Ministerial Dialogue is underway at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.
RM holds bilateral delegation level meeting with US counterpart:Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held bilateral delegation level meeting with US counterpart Mark Esper on Monday. The two Ministers reviewed bilateral defence cooperation spanning military to military cooperation, secure communication systems and information sharing, defence trade and industrial issues. They also discussed ways to take bilateral cooperation forward.
Young Bangladeshi boy wins special prize in Global Art Competition conducted by ICCR:A six year old Bangladeshi boy Anzar Mustaeen Ali won a special prize of USD 1000 for his artwork in the global art competition organised by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR).
Feni bridge connecting India & B’desh to be completed by December: Nitin Gadkari:The 1.8 kilometre long Feni bridge connecting Sabrum in India with Ramgarh in Bangladesh will be completed by December this year.
COVID-19 cases tally in Kashgar in Xinjiang, China reaches 164:Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has identified 26 new asymptomatic COVID-19 cases on Monday evening, taking the count to 164 since the first case detected on Saturday in latest outbreak.
Blast at Pakistani religious school kills seven, wounds more than 80:A bomb blast at a religious seminary in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday killed at least seven people and wounded more than 80, police and hospital officials said.
Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of violating new US supported ceasefire:Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of violating a new US supported ceasefire in fighting over the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Japan to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050:Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said that the country will achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Five day long celebration of Durga Puja concludes in Bangladesh:The five day long celebration of Durga Puja ended in Bangladesh on Monday with the immersion of the idols in rivers, ponds and water bodies across the country. The Puja celebrations had started on the 22nd of this month.
Piyush Goyal launches First-ever SCO Startup Forum ahead of SCO trade ministers meeting:Commerce and Industries minister Piyush Goyal today launched first-ever SCO Startup Forum ahead of the SCO trade ministers meeting to be held virtually tomorrow.
IT Dept. conducts search & seizure on 42 premises across Delhi- NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa:The Income tax Department on Monday carried out a search and seizure action on a large network of individuals running the racket of entry operation and generation of huge cash through fake billing.
India’s rapidly growing energy sector presents tremendous opportunities to investors: PM:Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited the global industry to become partners in India’s progress and shared prosperity by enhancing India’s production of all forms of energy.
BCCI announces Indian squads for upcoming tour of Australia:The BCCI has announced the Indian squads for the upcoming tour of Australia, the team’s first international outing since the COVID-19 lockdown forced the home series against South Africa to be called off mid-way.
IndiGenome resource provides compendium of genetic variants representing contemporary Indian population:Results from the extensive computation analysis of the 1029 sequenced genomes from India carried out by CSIR constituent labs, CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi and CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad were published in the scientific journal, Nucleic Acid Research, earlier this week.
Start-up develops device for early detection of oral cancers:With early detection, it is possible to cure Oral cancer fully. Taking this as an advantage, a medical technology start-up has developed a unique device called ‘OralScan’ which could detect oral cancers early.