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India, China agree to resolve border tension for overall development of their ties
India, China agree to resolve border tension for overall development of their ties

Major demands of India included restoration of the status quo on the border before May

Pakistan’s Duplicitous Games
Pakistan’s Duplicitous Games

It is not uncommon for a state which promotes terror across the world to cover its misdeeds by placing the blame on its neighbour

Did China plan Ladakh strategy to prevent India from getting too close to the US?
Did China plan Ladakh strategy to prevent India from getting too close to the US?

There is a feeling among strategic experts that China planned its move against India on the LAC to convey a message that its growing closeness with the US is not acceptable to Beijing

Indian and Chinese military commanders hold talks to resolve tension over border
Indian and Chinese military commanders hold talks to resolve tension over border

Tension started building between the two sides after 5,000 PLA troops intruded into yet to be demarcated Indian territory along the LAC in the first week of May

PM Modi holds telephonic talks with Rwanda President Kagame, discusses Covid-19
PM Modi holds telephonic talks with Rwanda President Kagame, discusses Covid-19

Modi and Kagame discussed the challenges posed to their healthcare systems and economies by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Effective response to international terrorism among India’s five priorities at UNSC, says Jaishankar
Effective response to international terrorism among India’s five priorities at UNSC, says Jaishankar

India’s candidature for a seat on the UN Security Council is very likely to succeed, making this its eighth term

Politics


Network18 Polls Reveal Indians Prefer Trump Over Xi Jinping, 91% Support Boycott of Chinese Goods
Network18 Polls Reveal Indians Prefer Trump Over Xi Jinping, 91% Support Boycott of Chinese Goods

The poll, with 21 questions, received 31,000 responses in total and was carried out for four days

Why Pakistani DG ISPR is threatening India over imaginary military adventurism
Why Pakistani DG ISPR is threatening India over imaginary military adventurism

Pakistan is upset as it is increasingly losing its grip over Kashmir with the international community hardly coming out in its support over the issue.

Markaz management deliberately disobeyed police directions, Centre tells SC
Markaz management deliberately disobeyed police directions, Centre tells SC

The risk posed by Covid-19 was conveyed to the Markaz’s management on several occasions during meetings held in the police station, the Centre said

Over 2,000 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members banned from entering India for 10 yrs
Over 2,000 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members banned from entering India for 10 yrs

A Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi in March had emerged as a major hotspot of Covid-19 in the country

Covid


Indian scientists develop world-standard nasopharyngeal swabs
Indian scientists develop world-standard nasopharyngeal swabs

A nasopharyngeal swab consists of a cylindrical plastic stick with a brush-like tip of synthetic bristles and flocks

Covid-19 could be opportunity for India to speed up ‘Ayushman Bharat’: WHO chief
Covid-19 could be opportunity for India to speed up ‘Ayushman Bharat’: WHO chief

‘Ayushman Bharat’ scheme launched in September 2018, aims to cover more than 500 million beneficiaries and provide coverage of Rs 500,000 per family per year

Covid-19: India witnesses recovery rate jumping to 48.20 percent
Covid-19: India witnesses recovery rate jumping to 48.20 percent

The Indian Council of Medical Research has further ramped up the testing capacity for detecting the novel Coronavirus in infected persons.

Coronavirus by numbers: Of India’s 110,960 active cases, these two states account for  50%
Coronavirus by numbers: Of India’s 110,960 active cases, these two states account for 50%

The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India was 226,770, according to data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Social


India’s first solar ferry shortlisted for French Award
India’s first solar ferry shortlisted for French Award

The solar ferry which normally operates 22 trips a day, carries 75 passengers per trip

Tirupati temple to open on June 8; TTD issues guidelines for ‘darshan’
Tirupati temple to open on June 8; TTD issues guidelines for ‘darshan’

Devotees will be permitted to enter the temple between 6.30 am and 7.30 pm and 6,000 devotees will be allowed per day

Operation Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa departs Male for Tuticorin with 700 Indian nationals
Operation Samudra Setu: INS Jalashwa departs Male for Tuticorin with 700 Indian nationals

The ship is expected to reach Tuticorin on Sunday

UN appoints Tamil Nadu girl as ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ to the poor
UN appoints Tamil Nadu girl as ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ to the poor

M Nethra, a teenage girl from Madurai convinced her father to give Rs 5 lakh to help the poor tide over the Covid-19 triggered crisis

Business


India’s forex reserves surge to all-time high of $493.48 billion
India’s forex reserves surge to all-time high of $493.48 billion

The rise in foreign exchange reserves have resulted in bolstering the value of the rupee against the US dollar

US approves loans, investments worth over $340 million for projects in India
US approves loans, investments worth over $340 million for projects in India

The approved projects will strengthen health systems, bolster food security, and support other impactful development outcomes.

Rise in jobs before pandemic: Unemployment rate fell in 2018-19
Rise in jobs before pandemic: Unemployment rate fell in 2018-19

In India’s urban areas, the percentage of women working as casual labour fell from 13.1% in 2017-18 to 10.7% in 2018-19

India Plans $6.6 Billion in Incentives to Woo Smartphone Makers
India Plans $6.6 Billion in Incentives to Woo Smartphone Makers

India is seeking to woo global companies looking to diversify their manufacturing beyond China after a trade war and a pandemic has put the focus on the risks to supply chains

Kashmir


Only Tricolour will fly high in Jammu and Kashmir
Only Tricolour will fly high in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir was the only state in India that had a separate state constitution and a separate state flag.

Flight from Jeddah arrives at Srinagar airport with 143 passengers
Flight from Jeddah arrives at Srinagar airport with 143 passengers

Under ‘Vande Bharat Mission’, over 1.07 lakh stranded Indians have been evacuated from different countries since May 7

Indian army destroys suspected launch pads along LoC
Indian army destroys suspected launch pads along LoC

The Indian army quashed an infiltration bid on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera Sector by killing at least 10 armed individuals alleged to have been trained in Pakistan

Narco terror module of JeM busted in Kashmir’s Budgam; 6 militant associates arrested
Narco terror module of JeM busted in Kashmir’s Budgam; 6 militant associates arrested

Police say the module was involved in drug trade, supply of weapons and money to active militants of JeM

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Disinformation


Criticism by The Economist of India’s handling of Covid-19 is wrong on multiple counts
Criticism by The Economist of India’s handling of Covid-19 is wrong on multiple counts

The article cites instances without going into requisite detail and ends up being a misleading narrative

Washington Post article on India’s coronavirus response fails to convey real picture
Washington Post article on India’s coronavirus response fails to convey real picture

It misses out on crucial information and ends up with a narrative that is neither factual nor convincing

Coronavirus by numbers: India is not doing badly at all
Coronavirus by numbers: India is not doing badly at all

A close look at global data gives a clear picture of where the country stands as the pandemic shows no signs of easing

Time magazine write up confirms its prejudiced mindset against India
Time magazine write up confirms its prejudiced mindset against India

Here is a point-by-point rebuttal of all the baseless and incorrect charges the magazine has leveled against the country

No evidence of Covid-19 community transmission in India yet
No evidence of Covid-19 community transmission in India yet

Some media reports are painting a misleading picture of the situation as India deals with the coronavirus epidemic

Foreign Media


Contact Tracing Limits COVID-19 Cases in Northern Indian State
Contact Tracing Limits COVID-19 Cases in Northern Indian State

Himachal Pradesh took on the challenge of controlling the infection by putting in place a meticulous system of contact tracing

Indian doctors go online to treat patients amid coronavirus outbreak
Indian doctors go online to treat patients amid coronavirus outbreak

To head off a rush at clinics and an accompanying risk of infection, many doctors are turning to video calls and WhatsApp chats

Covid-19 triggered death rate in India is lowest in world: Ministry of Health
Covid-19 triggered death rate in India is lowest in world: Ministry of Health

The focus continues to be on prevention and containment measures so as to limit the spread of infection

UAE fights coronavirus: Indian nurse a 'star' after video call with Sheikh Mohamed goes viral
UAE fights coronavirus: Indian nurse a 'star' after video call with Sheikh Mohamed goes viral

The nurse gave up his 'European dream' to pursue a career in the UAE instead