New mass accumulation in the finger area of the north shore of Pangong Tso
With Indian troops involved in a tense standoff on the south shore of Pangong Tso (lake) over the past week, a massive accumulation has started again in the Finger region of the North Shore, said a senior government official.
- The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) occupied the lines of the mountain range and gathered troops on the north shore, where the 4-8 fingers are located.
- The official said there was a worrying concentration of troops on both sides, with China dominating the region. The event comes a day before a scheduled meeting of the two countries’ foreign ministers in Moscow, on the sidelines of the eight-country summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
- As reported, China entered the North Rim Finger Zone for about 8 km. India has not been able to patrol past Finger 4 since April last week, when China gathered troops along the Royal Line of Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. Previously, Indian troops could patrol up to Finger 8.
Meetings are not producing results
Several rounds of meetings at the military and diplomatic levels have not produced results. China partially retreated to Finger 5 and according to the agreement Indian troops were also pushed back to Finger 2.
“China has dominated the ridges of the Finger region in Pangong Tso for four months. Since last night, he has accelerated additional forces. We had no choice but to match attendance. The ground commanders will meet that day, ”the official said.
- It should be noted that to date no disputes have been reported on the South Rim and since last week the Indian Army has dominated the ridges and hills here.
Supreme Court refuses to postpone NEET; The exam will take place on September 13
The National Entrance and Eligibility Test (NEET) will take place according to the schedule for September 13. The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to intervene in several petitions seeking to postpone exams for reasons of student safety.
- One of the petitions, represented by attorney Shoeb Alam, even called for the use of admission cards as a curfew in containment areas.
- Alam said a “slight push” from the court would go a long way in ensuring the safety of thousands of test takers across the country. Senior lawyer K.T.S. Tulsi urged the court to postpone examinations, saying the number of infections from the new coronavirus is steadily rising, reaching 90,000 per day.
- Senior advocate Arvind Datar said states like Bihar only have two testing centers. The applicants had to travel for miles, exposing themselves and others to the infection.
- But the court said it would not be possible for authorities to conduct NEETs, forcing them to be held simultaneously across the country, on different dates in different states.
- “The authorities have taken all precautions,” the Bank said. The court ruled that changing the dates would not solve the problem. Whatever date is set, there could be difficulties, he said.
Supreme Court Suspends Maratha Reserves Law
The Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the implementation of the 2018 Maharashtra Law granting reservations to Marathas in education and employment, but clarified that the status of those who benefited from the profits will not be affected.
- A bench of three judges headed by Judge L.N. Rao referred to a larger constitutional bank, to be set up by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, the set of allegations that question the validity of the law that grants reservations to the Marathas in matters of education and employment.
- The superior court said the status of those who have already benefited from the 2018 law will not be changed. The 2018 Backward Social and Educational Classes (ESCB) law was enacted to grant job reservations and university admissions to people from the Maratha community of Maharashtra.
- The Bombay High Court, while upholding the law in June last year, ruled that the 16% reserve was not justifiable and the quota should not exceed 12% in employment and 13% in admissions.
Street Vendors Should Switch to Digital Transactions – PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that the government is working on a new digital transaction platform for street vendors in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Modi was talking to street vendors who had received loans under the microcredit program, PM Vendeurs de rue AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi), which was started by the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs in June.
- Under this program, street vendors severely affected by the pandemic and the lockdown can benefit from loans of up to Rs 10,000 to resume their work.
- The Prime Minister also interacted with three of the beneficiaries via videoconference. With customers preferring digital transactions to cash due to the pandemic, street vendors should move towards digital transactions, he said.
- Citing the example of restaurants that take orders and deliver via apps, Modi noted that street food vendors can also do business online. The government would offer a platform for street vendors to conduct digital transactions, he said.
Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Donald Trump
A Norwegian lawmaker nominated Donald Trump for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize for helping to negotiate a deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates.
- Thousands of people are eligible to nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize, including members of parliaments and governments, university professors and former laureates. The Norwegian Nobel Committee, which decides the award, declined to comment.
- “It is for his contribution to peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. It is a unique agreement, ”said Christian Tybring-Gjedde, MP for the Right-wing Progress Party.
British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it had suspended late-stage trials of its investigational coronavirus vaccine after a study participant developed an unexplained illness, raising concerns about the vaccine’s safety.
- AstraZeneca has not disclosed any information about the possible side effect, except to call it “a potentially unexplained illness.”
- However, the Serum Institute of India said it will continue to test the vaccine.
- On Tuesday, the CEOs of AstraZeneca, BioNTech, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer and Sanofi vowed not to seek emergency use approvals or authorizations for their dataless candidate vaccines, positive results and we are committed to defending scientific and ethical principles, Rules.
- The promise follows last week’s announcement that US President Donald Trump was pushing for a vaccine to be launched in the United States just before the November election.
- It also comes as Russia claims it created a vaccine in record time, a claim clouded by questions about the validity of its test data.
The number of coronavirus cases reported in India was 44,23,688 at the time of this news summary, with a death toll of 74,541.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Organization of the EPFO decided on Wednesday to credit a lower interest rate of 8.15% for 2019-2020, the credit of 0, The remaining 35% is subject on the sale of funds (ETF) before December 31.
- Janata Dal United MP Harivansh ran on Wednesday as the BJP-led NDA candidate for the post of Vice President Rajya Sabha. The monsoon session of Parliament is scheduled from September 14 to October 1. The election for the office of vice president will probably take place on the first day of the session.