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  • Hong Kong police detains 47 pro-democracy activists

    In Hong Kong, police has detained 47 pro-democracy activists today under the territory’s controversial national security law. This is one of the largest known crackdowns on dissenters. The police has slapped the activists with charges of conspiracy to commit subversion. The 47 activists were asked to report to police stations for detention ahead of court […]

    India, Brazil will continue to work to further advance our space collaboration: EAM S Jaishankar

    External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar has congratulated Foreign Minister of Brazil Ernesto Araújo for successful launch of Amazonia-1 on ISRO’s PSLVC51 Mission. In a tweet, Dr Jaishankar said, India and Brazil will continue to work to further advance our space collaboration.

    USA: Food and Drug Administration formally approves single-shot COVID-19 vaccine

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has formally approved the single-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. This is the third vaccine to be authorised in the country. The vaccine is set to be a cost-effective alternative to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and can be stored in a refrigerator instead of a freezer. The […]

    China celebrates traditional ‘Lantern Festival’

    China is celebrating its traditional Lantern festival today. Celebrated on the 15th day of the first Chinese lunar month, the Lantern Festival traditionally marks the end of the Chinese New Year also known as ‘Spring Festival’ period. In 2021, China ushered into Lunar New Year – the ‘Year of the Ox’ on 12th February. The […]

    US Prez Joe Biden’s CIA nominee William Burns calls China “a formidable, authoritarian adversary”

    US President Joe Biden’s nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency CIA, William Burns, told a Senate committee yesterday that he saw competition with China – and countering its “adversarial, predatory” leadership – as the key to U.S. national security. A former career diplomat during both Democratic and Republican administrations, Burns is expected […]

    At least 75 inmates killed in simultaneous fights in 3 jails

    In Ecuador, at least 75 inmates have been killed in simultaneous fights in three jails. There are reports that a number of police officers were also injured. According to media reports, the military and riot police have been deployed in an effort to quell the violence which started yesterday. Some media reports say that the […]

    ‘Amar Ekushey’ observed, four honoured with International Mother Language Award in Bangladesh

    Bangladesh observed the Language martyr’s day on Sunday with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President M Abdul Hamid paying tributes to the martyrs of the historic language movement by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar in Dhaka. Ministers, members of parliament, chief of armed services and several other dignitaries also paid tributes to the […]

    PM Modi to inaugurate Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences & Research at IIT Kharagpur on Tuesday

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee Institute of Medical Sciences and Research at IIT Kharagpur tomorrow through video conferencing. He will also address the 66th Convocation of IIT Kharagpur. The super speciality hospital has been set up by the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur with support from the Ministry of Education. […]

    No light at the end of tunnel for Pakistan as FATF meets to decide its fate

    With Financial Action Task Force (FATF) commencing its three-day plenary meeting today, there is no light at the end of the tunnel for Pakistan. Hanging in the grey list of the global anti-terror watchdog, Pakistan has been trying to garner support from the member nations to escape the list. According to various reports, some European […]

    India signs 50 million dollar Defence line of Credit agreement with Maldives

    Reaffirming its commitment for overall development and security of its maritime neighbour, India has signed a 50 million dollar Line of Credit agreement in defence sector with the Maldives. External Affair Minister S Jaishankar, who was in the Maldives yesterday, said that the agreement will facilitate capability building in the maritime domain. The credit line […]