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Daily NEWS Summary: 25.06.2020

Clearly breaking with its previous position, the Center said today that the conduct of Chinese forces had completely ignored all mutually agreed rules, China has amassed troops on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) since the violation of all related rules with the troop movements, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA).

While accusing Beijing of escalating tensions in eastern Ladakh, the statement marks a departure from previous government statements, which had argued that the tensions were a routine matter, caused by “different perceptions of LAC”.

MEA spokesperson, Anurag Srivastava said in early May that China had taken steps to hinder India’s “normal and traditional” patrols in the Galwan Valley region, while trying to change the status quo in other parts of the sector.

China did not agree with the provisions of various bilateral agreements, in particular the 1993 key agreement on the maintenance of peace and tranquility along the border, Clearly, on the Indian side, it had to undertake counter- deployments and the resulting tension.

On the ground, the situation remains uncertain. Consensus on the withdrawal reached by the organization’s commanders on June 22 has not yet been implemented.

The images and satellite reports, meanwhile, indicate massive construction and construction activities by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) throughout the LAC region in eastern Ladakh in the Galwan Valley , as well as in the Plains of Depsang.

During talks at the corps commander level, the two sides agreed on how to disconnect “all areas of friction” in eastern Ladakh. The authorities said that this would be done gradually, although the timing of this process is unclear.

In other big news, the Central Council for Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Union government informed the Supreme Court that Council exams for classes X and XII will be canceled due to the Covid -19 pandemic. The exams would take place between July 1 and July 15. The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) also approved the government’s decision to cancel the remaining exams.

Class XII students may choose to have CBSE notify the assessment system shortly, or they may choose to sit for exams when conditions are favorable, Attorney General Tushar Mehta told the court.

Delhi, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu had expressed their inability to take the CBSE exams. CBSE will carry out reviews when conditions become favorable, Mehta told the bank. When asked who would decide if conditions were favorable, she said the central government would decide.

The Indian unit of Unilever announced Thursday that it would withdraw the word “fair” from its range of products “fair and charming”. Fair & Lovely Cream, one of the most recognized brands in the Indian consumer goods sector, has long been synonymous with negative stereotypes about people with darker skin.

The move comes amid a brutal social media reaction against cosmetics companies around the world in the context of the Black Lives Matter protests in the United States.

Skin lightening products have a large market in South Asia. While several Bollywood celebrities have posted on social media in support of the Black Lives Matter, many have also endorsed skin lightening cosmetics.

  • The number of coronavirus cases in the country was 4,899,616, with a death toll of 15,293. India recorded its worst one-day increase at Covid-19 on June 25, recording nearly 17,000 infections coronavirus, according to data from the Union’s Ministry of Health. The number of people who recovered is 2.84,761.
  • The central government announced today that a working group chaired by Lav Agarwal, co-secretary of the Ministry of Health, will travel to Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana between June 26 and 29 to coordinate with officials. government and strengthen management efforts. from Covid-19.
  • Meanwhile, the Center has withdrawn a prescription forcing all coronavirus patients in Delhi to visit government facilities for clinical evaluation. The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, had asked the Center to withdraw the directive.
  • The head of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), K Sivan, said today that the private sector can now be part of interplanetary missions. This follows yesterday’s announcement by the cabinet of reforms to promote private sector participation in space.
  • Sasikala Natarajan, president of Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) and close collaborator of the late chief minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa, is expected to be released from the central prison of Parapana Agarahara, in Bangalore, on August 14, 2020.
  • The National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordered Oil India Limited (OIL) to deposit ₹ 25 crores with the Tinsukia district administration in eastern Assam for environmental damage caused by the fire in the ‘one of its wells.

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