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Diplomacy

PM Modi calls for comprehensive reform of UN
PM Modi calls for comprehensive reform of UN

India and several countries’ stand is the UN should reflect today’s realities and address contemporary challenges and for this, it needs to be reformed

India and China agree to stop sending more troops to frontline, refrain from changing situation on LAC
India and China agree to stop sending more troops to frontline, refrain from changing situation on LAC

Both countries held sixth round of military-level talks to resolve the standoff between the two sides since early May

It’s time to unmask Pakistan for its crime against minorities
It’s time to unmask Pakistan for its crime against minorities

Taking into consideration the abduction of a Sikh girl, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) summoned a senior official of the Pakistan High Commission

Politics


Parliament passes 2 bills aimed at raising farmers’ income, PM Modi hails it as “watershed moment”
Parliament passes 2 bills aimed at raising farmers’ income, PM Modi hails it as “watershed moment”

Many had speculated that this will end the Minimum Support Price (MSP) system but the government made it clear that it will continue

Govt allows 74% FDI in defence sector through automatic route
Govt allows 74% FDI in defence sector through automatic route

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the defence sector shall, however, be subject to scrutiny on grounds of national security

Covid


PM Modi to chair high-level meeting with CMs of 7 COVID-19 high-burden states
PM Modi to chair high-level meeting with CMs of 7 COVID-19 high-burden states

The seven high burden zones are Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab

India records highest ever single day COVID-19 recoveries, over 1 lakh patients recover in last 1 day
India records highest ever single day COVID-19 recoveries, over 1 lakh patients recover in last 1 day

In the past 24 hours, the laboratories across India tested around 9,33,185 samples for COVID-19

Social


Indian Air Force selects woman aviator to fly Rafale jets; two others to fly warship helicopters
Indian Air Force selects woman aviator to fly Rafale jets; two others to fly warship helicopters

Two Sub-Lieutenants have been selected for operating as “Observers”, or Tactical Officers in the helicopter stream

National Education Policy aims to create National Research Foundation, says PM Modi
National Education Policy aims to create National Research Foundation, says PM Modi

The Prime Minister urged IIT-Guwahati to build a Center for Disaster Management for tackling calamities in the region

Business


MEA conducts e- workshop to sensitize about regulations for export of dual-use technology
MEA conducts e- workshop to sensitize about regulations for export of dual-use technology

About seventy industries and enterprises had participated in the workshop

Parliament passes IIIT (Amendment) Bill to promote Information Technology in India
Parliament passes IIIT (Amendment) Bill to promote Information Technology in India

The amendment will enable the institutions to attract enough students required to develop a strong research base in the country

Kashmir


Schools reopen in Jammu and Kashmir on a voluntary basis, COVID-19 guidelines in place
Schools reopen in Jammu and Kashmir on a voluntary basis, COVID-19 guidelines in place

Students have been allowed to attend classes with the consent of their parents

Over two million people have applied for J&K Domicile Certificates
Over two million people have applied for J&K Domicile Certificates

The government has also taken a wide range of measures for the relief and rehabilitation of migrants of East Pakistan

Disinformation

On Covid-19 and India, Washington Post fails test of fair and objective reporting
On Covid-19 and India, Washington Post fails test of fair and objective reporting

An article in the publication ignores crucial information that is readily available in the public domain

BBC story on community transmission in India deviates from truth and fudges info on virus spread
BBC story on community transmission in India deviates from truth and fudges info on virus spread

Indian officials say they will not hide facts from the public when the country reaches the community transmission stage.

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

Videos

Covid-19 Vaccine: Countries need to come together and pool resources, says WHO
Covid-19 Vaccine: Countries need to come together and pool resources, says WHO

The World Health Organisation’s Covax facility will try to ensure equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

India fights Covid-19: Over 36 million tests conducted in the country so far
India fights Covid-19: Over 36 million tests conducted in the country so far

The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients currently stands at 75.9 percent

Infographics

India scales new heights in single-day Covid-19 recoveries
India scales new heights in single-day Covid-19 recoveries

By adopting focussed strategy and measures, India has been continuously reporting high number of recoveries

India ramps up COVID-19 testing, 11.7 lakh temples tested in last 24 hours
India ramps up COVID-19 testing, 11.7 lakh temples tested in last 24 hours

Despite the high testing levels, the Daily Positivity Rate has been below 7.5 per cent for the past several days