Top News of the Day: US Secretary of State Says Democratic Values and Free Citizens Define India; Mamata says no problem with someone else leading the opposition and more
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Speaking at a press conference following bilateral talks, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States views India through the prism of shared democratic values and that there are challenges that can be “ugly” and that need to be addressed through “corrective mechanisms”.
“I’m not a political astrologer. It depends on the situation and the structure. I have no problem if someone else takes the lead. If the matter is discussed, we can decide. I can’t get anything through,” said Ms. Banerjee of a select group Group of reporters in New Delhi when asked if she was the face of the opposition.
The voice of the opposition was suppressed in parliament, he claimed. “We’re just asking if the government bought Pegasus and spied on Indians. We’re not disturbing parliament, we’re just fulfilling our responsibilities,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally broke his silence on the changing of the guard in Karnataka. While congratulating the new prime minister, he praised the “monumental contribution of the outgoing prime minister”.
In response to a question about the booster dose of vaccines, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Bharati Pravin Pawar informed the Rajya Sabha that the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) and the National Expert Group on Vaccine Administration against Covid (NEGVAC) were considering and took into account scientific evidence related to the dosage regimen.
The Juvenile Justice (Welfare and Protection of Children) Act of 2015 regulates legal adoption regardless of religion in the country. The acceptance is final after the civil court has issued a decree. The amendment empowers the district judge to issue an adoption order instead of the court.
Ecuador’s judiciary officially informed the Australian of the nullity of his naturalization in a letter filed in response to a lawsuit filed by the South American country’s foreign ministry.
“The 2021 Bill of Deposit Insurance Loan Guarantee Company was approved by the cabinet today,” Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a briefing, adding that the bill will be presented to parliament at the current session.
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Alphabet’s shares rose 5% in expanded trading as results were reported that outperformed its financials.
Apple has also emphasized in the past that it sees growth opportunities in the Indian market.
The Indian will be sure of a medal if she defeats the Chinese Li Qian in the quarter-finals.
The decision comes a day after Biles moved away from the team finals after a rotation because she felt she wasn’t mentally ready.
Natekar made it to the quarter-finals of the prestigious All England Championships in 1954 and was the first Indian player to win an international tournament when he won the Sellanger International in Malaysia in 1956.