Former Nepal foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali tests positive for Covid-19

Former Nepal foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali on Tuesday said that he had tested positive for Covid-19 with mild symptoms. Taking to Twitter, Gyawali informed that he has mild symptoms of COVID-19 and requested all those who had been in close contact with him for 4-5 days to be careful. “Tested COVID positive. Have mild symptoms. Kindly request to you all, […]

Chilean envoy calls on Army chief Gen Naravane

Ambassador of Chile to India, Juan Rolando Angulo Monsalve, on Tuesday called on Army Chief General MM Naravane and discussed bilateral issues. “Juan Rolando Angulo Monsalve, Ambassador of Chile to India, called on General MM Naravane #COAS and discussed issues of mutual interest,” Indian Army tweeted. Earlier in September this year, the 7th Foreign Office Consultations […]

UK high court begins hearing Nirav Modi’s appeal against extradition to India

The UK high court on Tuesday began hearing the case related to fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi’s appeal against his extradition to India. Earlier this August, Nirav Modi was granted permission to appeal against his extradition from the UK to India to face fraud charges on the grounds that a return to India would harm his mental health and place him at risk of suicide. […]

DRDO adding new chapters like IT, AI, Robotics in technological warfare, says Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is adding new chapters like information technology, artificial intelligence, and robotics in technological warfare. DRDO is working to prevent various present and upcoming dangers in a very futuristic and first-of-its-kind approach, he added. “DRDO is working […]

WHO expects increase in number of deaths, hospitalisations from Covid variant Omicron

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that it expects an increase in the number of hospitalisations and fatalities related to the new Omicron coronavirus strain, reported Sputnik. “As case numbers linked to a variant of concern increase globally, we expect the number of hospitalized cases and even deaths to be reported,” the WHO said in a […]

China sidelining Tibetan culture, leadership for Beijing’s strategic interests: Report

China has been relocating Tibetans by demolishing their existing homes and coercing the poor Tibetans to accept fresh village homes in bordering villages with an aim to sideline the minority community and fulfil Beijing’s strategic interests, according to a report. China has had a long history of relocating subjects so as to bolster vulnerable border areas. Known […]

SECI inks world’s largest green power purchase deal with Adani

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has signed an agreement to purchase 4,667 MW of green power from Adani Group. This is the world’s largest green power purchase agreement. Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), a part of the diversified Adani Group, has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the government-run SECI, the company said in […]

Char Dham: SC allows double-lane highways in view of security concern

The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to double-lane widening of roads that are part of the 899-km Char Dham project in Uttarakhand in view of security concerns at the Indo-China border. A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud said, “We allow the application by Defence Ministry for double lane highways for three […]

Omicron outbreak across the world

First detected in South Africa, the potentially more virulent Omicron COVID-19 variant is now spreading around the world. According to the World Health Organization, after it was discovered at the end of November, as of 9 December, the variant had been confirmed in 63 countries. Here are the latest updates […]