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JUNE 25 2022


PM Modi to meet over 12 world leaders during visit to Germany & UAE

PM Narendra Modi will hold meetings with over 12 world leaders during his visit to Germany and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), official sources said on Saturday. From June 26 to 27, PM Modi will be in Germany where he will attend the G7 Summit. The PM will arrive in the UAE on June 28.

108-ft-tall statue of Kempegowda to be unveiled at B'luru airport: K'taka CM

A 108-foot-tall bronze statue of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, the architect of Bengaluru city, will be soon unveiled at the city's Kempegowda International Airport, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Friday. "The statue of Kempegowda is in its final stages of completion," CM Bommai said. "It is the tallest statue of Kempegowda...The area around the statue would be beautified," he added.

Shyam Saran, Former Foreign Secretary chosen to lead India International Centre

India International Centre’s President is now former foreign secretary and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change Shyam Saran. After leaving the administration in 2010, he served as chairman of the National Security Advisory Board under the National Security Council and served as the director of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, a renowned think tank specialising in economic issues, from 2011 to 2017. (2013-15).

He is a member of the governing boards of the Institute of Chinese Studies and the Centre for Policy Research. How India Sees the World, his debut book, was released in 2017.

His second book, How China Sees India and the World, was just released. For his achievements to the civil service, Saran received the Padma Bhushan in 2011, the third-highest civilian honour.

He received the Spring Order Gold and Silver Star in May 2019 from the Emperor of Japan for fostering ties between India and Japan



China launched Three New Yagon-35 remote Sensing Satellites

Three new remote sensing satellites were successfully launched by China from the Xichang Satellite Launch Centre in the Sichuan Province in southwest China. The satellites were launched by a Long March-2D carrier rocket at 10:22 a.m. (local time) as part of the Yaogan-35 family and successfully entered the intended orbit.


The satellites will primarily be utilised for scientific research, land resource assessments, agricultural production estimation, and disaster prevention and mitigation. The Long March series carrier rockets’ 424th mission was this one.

Three Yaogan-35 satellites were launched by China on November 6.

The China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation’s Long March carrier rocket family, which accounts for around 96.4%.

John McAfee's body remains in Spanish morgue a year after his death

Antivirus software creator John McAfee's corpse still remains in a Spanish morgue as a legal case lodged by his family to demand further checks is yet to be resolved. McAfee was found dead in his prison cell on June 23, 2021. Prison authorities had claimed that he had already attempted to kill himself four months before dying.

Abortion clinics in US begin to close after Supreme Court ruling

Abortion clinics across the US have begun to close after a Supreme Court ruling on Friday removed American women's constitutional right to abortion. The ruling has sparked protests across the country. US President Joe Biden, who described the ruling as "a tragic error", has urged demonstrators to "keep all protests peaceful", saying, "Threats and intimidation are not speech".

Vatican welcomes US Supreme Court's ruling on abortion

Vatican City's Pontifical Academy for Life on Friday welcomed the US Supreme Court ruling that overturned the 1973 Roe vs Wade judgement on abortion. It said that the ruling "challenges the whole world" to reflect on the issue. This is a "powerful invitation to reflect" at a time when the Western world is "losing passion for life", the academy added.

Talks to allow Ukrainian grain export through Black Sea underway: UN chief

Senior UN officials are in the process of brokering a deal that will allow Ukraine to export grains through land and the Black Sea, said UN chief Antonio Guterres on Friday. He added that the "package deal" will also allow Russia to export food and fertilisers without restrictions. Guterres was addressing the Ministerial Conference on Global Food Security.

PM Sheikh Hasina inaugurates Bangladesh's longest bridge

Bangladesh's PM Sheikh Hasina on Saturday inaugurated the country's longest bridge, calling it "a dream come true" for the citizens. The 6.51-km-long bridge, which will open to the public on Sunday, over the Padma river took about eight years to build. "The bridge belongs to the people of Bangladesh. It encapsulates our passion, creativity, courage, endurance and perseverance," Hasina said.

Leave in 14 days: Burkina Faso to civilians ahead of military ops

Burkina Faso's Army has given civilians 14 days to evacuate about 13,000 sq km of area in the country's northern and southeastern regions ahead of military operations against Islamist insurgents. The military evacuation order comes after an attack on June 11 that killed at least 100 civilians. Burkina Faso has been battling Islamist militants active in the region since 2015.



Fintech firms seek 6 months to comply with RBI's PPI lending directive

In a meeting arranged by the Digital Lenders Association of India, fintech firms have sought a six-month extension for RBI's recent mandate on PPI lending. Earlier, RBI barred non-bank wallets and pre-paid cards from offering credit lines on fintech platforms. The DLAI said it hopes to work with the RBI to safeguard the needs of all existing fintech customers.


Cyclist Ronaldo, first Indian cyclist to win silver at Asian Championship

At Asian Track Championship, by placing second in the sprint race on the final day of the Asian Track Championship in this city, Ronaldo Singh made cycling history by becoming the first Indian cyclist to win a silver medal in a continental competition in the senior division. The feat accomplished by Ronaldo was the best in a continental competition by an Indian cyclist. Even though he fought hard against the skilled rider Kento Yamasaki of Japan, he won silver.

o place first on the podium, Yamasaki overcame Ronaldo in back-to-back races. Andrey Chugay of Kazakhstan took home the bronze in the competition.

Ronaldo won the semifinal match against Chugay of Kazakhstan in the morning. The Indian came from behind to win the next two races and advance to the final.

Ronaldo broke the 10-second barrier in the 200-meter flying time trial while advancing to the semifinals of the men’s Elite sprint race, becoming the world junior champion and Asian record holder in the process.

Dad borrowed money to support me: Daily wager's son on winning wrestling gold for India

Ningappa Genannavar, a 17-year-old wrestler from Karnataka's Mudhol who recently won gold for India in Asian Under-17 Championships, said his daily wager father had to borrow money to support him. He added he hopes to build house for his family someday. Ningappa's father, who earns around ₹90,000 annually, took ₹8,000-loan to send Ningappa to Sonipat for training three years ago.



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