Amid lingering tensions with China, the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh approved defense deals worth Rs. Rs 38.9 billion. This includes purchasing 21 MIG-29 fighter jets for the Indian Air Force, upgrading 59 of them, and purchasing 12 Su-30 MKI aircraft. Other offerings include Pinaka ammunition, army-defined BMP artillery enhancements, and software-defined radios (SDR) for military long-range ground attack cruise missile systems over 1,000 km and Astra Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air missiles for Navy and Air Force. All of these will be acquired nationally.
- On Thursday, the Supreme Court noted verbally that there was no question of expelling “members of the foreign Tablighi Jamaat” when criminal proceedings were pending against them. The court responded to calls from foreign citizens to deport them, saying that participation in the Tabligi Jamaat amid the blockade caused by the epidemic did not harm national security.
- An international arbitration tribunal has ruled that Italy and not India has the right to prosecute two Italian sailors accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012. The permanent court in The Hague should ban the court La Haya permanent pursues the marines. The arbitration determined that he had immunity from prosecution against the Indians. However, he ordered Italy to prosecute the Marines and compensate India for the loss of life, loss of cargo and “moral damage” to the remaining crew of the fishing vessel. He called on the two countries to participate in the negotiations and reach a financial agreement.
- India has accused Salvatore Girone and Massimiliano Latore of having killed two Italian sailors, the MV Enrica Lexi, an Italian-flagged oil tanker, who killed two Indian fishermen. Coast of Kerala on February 15, 2012. Ships were carrying out anti-piracy tasks on Italian ships. While India detained two Marines and claimed jurisdiction in this case, Italy took the case to the international court. MEA spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said the court had confirmed the conduct of the Indian authorities in accordance with the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Sea (UNCLOS).
- In a major change in the voting rules, the Election Commission said that people over 65 will be able to vote in the next Bihar Assembly elections by vote following the coronovirus epidemic. Elections in Bihar are expected in October-November. The facility will also extend to people infected with coronavirus and quarantined people who are potential carriers of infection. The postal voting service was previously reserved for only two groups; people over 80 and those who benefit from essential services and who are not stationed in their country of origin.
- Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, said that if he wins the November presidential election he will lift the temporary suspension of H-1B visas most sought after by Indian professionals. computer science. At a digital city council meeting on the Asian and American Pacific Islands (AAPI) hosted by NBC News, Biden praised the contribution of H-1B visa holders. “He (US President Donald Trump) has abolished the H-1B visa for the rest of this year. This will not happen in my administration,” said Biden, 77, at a town hall meeting in response to a question. That year, he was referring to Trump’s temporary suspension of H-1B and other overseas work visas for the rest of his time.
- The number of coronovirus cases in India exceeded 6 lakh while the country recorded 19,148 cases in 24 hours. At the time of publication of this journal, there are now 6,253,323 cases and 18,218 deaths in India. The global number of coronaviruses has crossed the crore bar with 1,07,29,336 cases so far.
- Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel has said that all of the Indian Archaeological Survey protected sites will reopen to the public on July 6. In June, out of more than 3,000 monuments maintained by the ASI, the Ministry of Culture reopened 820 monuments that were places of worship.
- In a long-awaited change in the use of masks, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, said that he was “a mask for everyone” and that he was making them as one ranger. However, the BBC reported that Trump also said that covering the face should not be mandatory to prevent her the spread of Kovid-19. Trump again predicted that the infection would “go away,” and even the United States would register 52,000 cases of the virus a day.
- Reacting to the worldwide sensitivity towards racism brought about by the Black Lives Matter movement, Hindustan Unilever has decided to rename its controversial but popular ‘Fair & Lovely’ skin cream as ‘Glow & Lovely’. It’s skin cream for men has been renamed as ‘Glow & Handsome’