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US Confirms 1st Case Of Monkeypox - Man Who Recently Travelled To Canada

US Confirms 1st Case Of Monkeypox - Man Who Recently Travelled To Canada The United States on May 18th 2022 confirmed a case of monkeypox in a man who had recently traveled to Canada, after European health officials confirmed dozens of cases earlier this week. "The case poses no risk ...

US Preps $500 Million Package To Wean India From Russian Weapons: Report

US Preps $500 Million Package To Wean India From Russian Weapons: Report The package under consideration would include foreign military financing of as much as $500 million, according to one person, which would make India one of the largest recipients of such aid behind Israel and Egypt. The U ...

Process All Green Cards Within 6 Months, US Presidential Panel Recommends

Process All Green Cards Within 6 Months, US Presidential Panel Recommends   To be sent to the White House now for approval, recommendations of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, if adopted is likely to bring cheers to tens of thousands of Indian-Americans and thos ...

US Hopes India Would "Reconsider" Its Decision To Restrict Wheat Exports

US Hopes India Would "Reconsider" Its Decision To Restrict Wheat Exports India, the world's second-biggest wheat producer, has banned wheat exports in a bid to check high domestic prices amid concerns of wheat output being hit by scorching heat waves New York:  The US hop ...

India elected as Chair of Association of Asian Election Authorities for 2022-24

Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA): India has been unanimously elected as the new Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) for 2022-2024. Key Points: India was appointed as the new Chair of AAEA at the meeting of the Executive Board and General Assembly in ...

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: Ranil Wickremesinghe Returns As PM, Protests Continue

Ranil Wickremesinghe: Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka’s veteran political leader, has been appointed as the next Prime Minister of Sri Lanka amid the ongoing protests in the country. Key Points: President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed , 73-years old,  Ranil Wickremesinghe after th ...

International Day of Plant Health

International Day of Plant Health: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) designated 12 May the International Day of Plant Health (IDPH) to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect biodiversity and the environment, and boost economic deve ...

Hong Kong's Ex-security chief Ex-security chief becomes new leader

New Leader of Hong Kong - John Lee: John Lee Ka-chiu, a former security chief who oversaw the crackdown on Hong Kong's democracy movement has recently been elected with 99.2% of the vote from the election committee as the next leader of Hong Kong. Key Highlights: This is widely interpre ...

Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa Resigns Amid Massive Clashes

Sri Lanka Economic Crisis: The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa resigned on May 9, 2022, from his position amid the ongoing economic crisis in the country. Key Details: The resignation was accepted, according to a gazette notification, and consequently, the Cabinet stands disso ...

Abortion Rights Bill Will Be Put On Vote In US Senate. Why It Could Fail

Abortion Rights Bill Will Be Put On Vote In US Senate. Why It Could Fail US Abortion Bill: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who has called the draft ruling an "abomination," said he has teed up the vote on codifying the right to abortion in America, which the conservative-majority ...

US Assurances To Sweden, Finland Over NATO Membership Amid Ukraine War

US' Assurances To Sweden, Finland Over NATO Membership Amid Ukraine War Sweden and Finland are concerned they would be vulnerable to Russian threats during an application process, which could take up to a year to be approved by all 30 NATO members. Washington:  The United States is ...

Sri Lanka: Protest Intensifies Amid No-Trust Motion Against Rajapaksa Government

Sri Lanka: Protest Intensifies Amid No-Trust Motion Against Rajapaksa Government Sri Lanka economic crisis: A large number of people were present at the protest today as well demanding the resignation of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. Colombo:    ...

European Union To Propose Phasing Out Russian Oil In New Sanctions Wave

European Union To Propose Phasing Out Russian Oil In New Sanctions Wave Russia-Ukraine war: EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said Russia was intensifying its attacks in Ukraine, making new sanctions "absolutely essential". Kyiv:  The EU will propose a phased out ban on R ...

No Electricity For 18 Hours In Parts Of Pakistan Amid Worsening Heat Wave

No Electricity For 18 Hours In Parts Of Pakistan Amid Worsening Heat Wave Pakistan Heatwave: Pakistan's urban centres experienced load sheddings up to 6 to 10 hours, rural regions fell prey to power outages lasting approximately 18 hours a day. Islamabad:  An acute energy crisis in ...

Elon Musk Says He will Buy Coca Cola Next To Put The Cocaine Back In

Elon Musk Says He'll Buy Coca-Cola Next "To Put The Cocaine Back In" Known for his outlandish statements, eccentric billionaire and newfound Twitter owner Elon Musk also said he's "going to buy McDonald's and fix all the ice cream machines". After shaking up one ...

Soviet Era Statue Symbolic Of Russia-Ukraine Friendship Destroyed In Kyiv

Soviet Era Statue Symbolic Of Russia-Ukraine Friendship Destroyed In Kyiv The 27-feet bronze statue depicted a Ukrainian and Russian worker on a plinth, holding aloft together a Soviet order of friendship. A Soviet-era statute which once represented friendship between Ukraine and Rus ...

Elon Musk To Buy Twitter For $44 Billion

Elon Musk To Buy Twitter For $44 Billion Twitter announced the $54.20-per-share deal after a meeting with its shareholders. The deal comes just four days after Musk unveiled a financing package to back the acquisition. New York:  Elon Musk, the world's richest man, struck a deal Mo ...

Frances Emmanuel Macron Wins Second Term, Defeats Far-Right Leader

Frances Emmanuel Macron Wins Second Term, Defeats Far-Right Leader France election: Macron's projected victory caused immense relief in Europe after fears that a Le Pen presidency would leave the continent rudderless. Paris:  French President Emmanuel Macron won re-election on Sund ...

Been Very Clear With India, Don't Want To See Them Rely On Russia - Pentagon

"Been Very Clear With India, Don't Want To See Them Rely On Russia": Pentagon "We've been very clear with India as well as other nations that we don't want to see them rely on Russia for defence needs. We've been nothing but honest about that and discouraging that,& ...

Boeing FA-18 Super Hornet Fighter Jets To Arrive In Goa As Navy Explores Options

Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet Fighter Jets To Arrive In Goa As Navy Explores Options   Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet Fighter Jets To Arrive In Goa As Navy Explores Options The US Navy operates more than 800 Super Hornets and EA-18 Growlers, the electronic attack version of the F/A-18. Was ...

China Signs Pact With Solomon Islands Despite US Warning

China Signs Pact With Solomon Islands Despite US Warning The agreement seeks to enhance "social stability and long-term tranquility in the Solomon Islands," Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman said. Beijing:  China and the Solomon Islands have signed a framework agreement on s ...

Ukraine Says Russian Army Captures Kreminna City In East

Ukraine Says Russian Army Captures Kreminna City In East Ukraine's security and defence council secretary Oleksiy Danilov confirmed the Russian offensive in the east. Novodruzhesk, Ukraine:  Russian troops on Monday captured the east Ukraine town of Kreminna, local authorities said ...

Cash-Strapped Pakistan Cuts Power To Households On Fuel Shortage

Cash-Strapped Pakistan Cuts Power To Households On Fuel Shortage Pakistan Energy Shortage: Pakistan is struggling to procure fuel from the spot market after prices of liquefied natural gas and coal surged to records last month as the war in Ukraine exacerbated supply shortfalls. Pakistan is cu ...

How France's Presidential Election Could Impact Ukraine War

How France's Presidential Election Could Impact Ukraine War  PARIS —  The capital of France may be thousands of miles from the battlefields of eastern Ukraine, but what happens in French voting stations this month could have repercussions there. Far-right presidential ca ...

When you protest on road, we are losing dollars SL PM

When you protest on road, we are losing dollars:  SL PM Colombo : In a special address to the nation amid the ongoing economic crisis and massive protests calling for his ouster, Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday requested people to remain patient in order to enable the go ...

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif orders issuance of diplomatic passport to Nawaz Sharif

Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif orders issuance of diplomatic passport to Nawaz Sharif   Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the issuance of diplomatic passport to his elder brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. According to Pakistan media reports, Nawaz Shar ...

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ousted in no-trust vote

Pakistan PM Imran Khan: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was removed from office through a no-confidence vote held in the early hours of April 10, 2022. Key Details: He has become the first premier in the country’s history to be removed through a no-confidence motion. The joint Op ...

Chinas all weather friends in SL and Pak are in deep economic crisis

The two countries are caught in the Chinese debt trap with Beijing demanding further concessions for rescheduling the debt like demanding that Colombo give permission for Oceanography in South Sri Lanka. While Pakistan Supreme Court has stabilized the political crisis in the Islamic Republic by ...

Chinese hackers target India's power grid, emergency response system: Report

Chinese hackers target India's power grid, emergency response system: Report   The hackers focused on at least seven ‘load dispatch' centers in northern India that are responsible for carrying out real-time operations for grid control and electricity dispersal in the areas t ...

The 4 big mistakes that led to Imran Khans downfall I Pakistan Crisis Decoded

Imran Khan has plunged Pakistan into major political and constitutional crisis after the dismissal of No-Confidence motion and subsequent dissolution of the National Assembly. Imran Khan had made tall promises of economic prosperity and security when he was voted to power in 2018, but four years lat ...

          
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