So far three people have died in Argentina due to mysterious pneumonia. These include two health workers and a patient. According to health officials, nine people, including eight health workers and one patient, have fallen ill due to undiagnosed pneumonia so far. However, the opinion of scientists of different countries regarding this disease has also started coming to the fore. Scientists have also expressed the possibility of some new disease or any virus being active behind it. They say that there have been cases of a pneumonic disease in Argentina, which affects both lungs. It has no known pathogenic cause so far.
Expanding family circle raises challenges for us: Singapore: Singapore
has raised legal challenges for itself after the Supreme Court of India has expanded the definition of family, including 'non-normal' homes with gay couples. Home and Law Minister K Shanmugam said that because of this, the definition of marriage in his country may have to face new situations.
Attorney General KK Venugopal has refused permission to initiate contempt proceedings against senior advocate Kapil Sibal . Supreme Court lawyer Vineet Jindal had written a letter to the Attorney General to initiate the proceedings. The Attorney General refused to allow this.
Student preparing for medical commits suicide due to fear of failure
A medical student preparing for NEET committed suicide fearing failure. Police gave this information. The 21-year-old girl, Rajalakshmi, was a resident of Tenkasi, Kerala. It is being told that Rajalakshmi, who gave NEET for the third time, took this step after matching her answers with the answer key. She was afraid that she would fail the exam and would not be able to fulfill her father's dreams. The girl's 54-year-old father Amalraj is a laborer, while her 48-year-old mother Vennier is a housewife. Let us tell you that the result of NEET is to come on September 7.
International Earth Science Olympiad: Team of Indian students won 14 medals including 4 gold
A contingent of Indian school students has won four gold, four silver and six bronze medals in the International Earth Science Olympiad- 2022 held in Italy. In this competition, there was an online competition between two hundred students from 38 countries. Indian students who won medals were Keeshong Bharali Das (Tamil Nadu), Bhanav Namboodiri (Kerala), Sonit Sisolekar (Maharashtra), Abhijay Singh Khehra (Punjab), Avishi Agarwal (Rajasthan), Jagrut Gaur (Chandigarh), Siddangana Sahu (Odisha). and Arush Choudhary (Rajasthan) etc.
All the students are studying in class 9, 10 and 11. The event was funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, organized by the Geological Society of India (GSI), Bangalore as an outreach initiative for school students. Hema Achuthan of Anna University in Chennai and KS Godavari of GSI, Bangalore were consultants for the Olympiad.
Gujarat: 6 killed by car trampled on devotees, PM expressed condolences
An uncontrolled car trampled pedestrians in Malpur area of Gujarat's Aravalli district. Six died in the accident, while seven were injured. The accident took place when they were walking from Banaskantha district towards Ambaji temple in Ambaji town, police said. PM Narendra Modi and CM Bhupendra Patel expressed condolences to the families of the victims. CM Patel announced to give 4 lakh to the kin of the dead and 50 thousand to the injured from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
Bribery: Indian-origin neurosurgeon convicted in US
Indian-origin neurosurgeon has been found guilty of bribery in California. San Diego resident Dr. Lokesh Tantuvaya used to refer patients to Pacific Hospital for spinal surgery, in return for which he received a bribe. The Justice Department said that Dr. Lokesh has been in custody since May 2021. On Thursday, he confessed to his crime, saying that he knew that the money received from the hospital for referring patients was illegal. In this way he has violated the service fraud and federal anti-bribery laws. Dr. Lokesh estimated to get roughly around $3.3 million in bribes.
Air India to give prior notice of flight delay
Air India will set up a new system to provide advance information to passengers about flight schedule changes or delays. Campbell Wilson, CEO-MD Air India said, “We are making arrangements to provide better convenience to our customers.
Insurance Ombudsman disposes of 40,527 complaints
The Insurance Ombudsman has disposed of 40,527 complaints related to the problems of policyholders in 2021-22. In 2020-21, 30,596 complaints were settled. Efforts are made to resolve complaints within 30 days of registration.
There will be relief from inflation, it will be 5 percent by June next year: Das
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said, "Inflation is expected to provide relief to the common people soon. After reaching its highest level, it is now slowly coming down. By the April-June quarter next year, inflation will come down to around 5 per cent. In an interview, he said that inflation is a global issue today. The countries of the West are more affected by this. India is also worried. The Governor said, controlling inflation through monetary policy is the priority of RBI. But, it will also ensure that it has less impact on economic growth. If there is a fall in inflation, will the interest rates not increase, he said in response to this, it is not possible to give any estimate on the interest rates. However, the increase in interest rates is going to have only a marginal impact on the growth rate.
India sent thousands of policemen to 24 UN missions
India has contributed 3,000 police personnel to 24 missions across the world. This was stated by the Director of Intelligence Bureau Tapan Deka in a high-level program. He was speaking at the 3rd UN Chiefs of Police Summit at the United Nations Security Council. The Director of the Intelligence Bureau said that India had deployed the first women's contingent to Liberia in 2007. Peacekeeping missions deal with complex conflicts, he said. Conflicts require political solutions that are often deviant. Tapan Deka also said that there is a need for comprehensive performance appraisal for both the uniformed and non-uniformed components of the mission.
Voting ends in Britain for the post of PM The
voting deadline in the ongoing race to replace Prime Minister Boris Johnson in Britain ended on Friday evening. Some 160,000 members of the Tory party chose between former Indian-origin Finance Minister Rishi Sunak (42) and Foreign Minister Liz Truss (47). Conservative campaign headquarters said the election results would be announced by Returning Officer Sir Graham Brady at 12:30 pm on Monday.
Earlier, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss faced each other in about a dozen arguments. Conservative Party chairman Andrew Stephanson said: "It shows the strength of our party across the UK. Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss faced each other in good faith despite busy schedules. This also helped the party members to decide their vote by questioning both.
Nepal seeks India's help to build two more petroleum lines
Nepal has sought technical and financial help from India to build two more petroleum pipelines under the government-to-government agreement. Petroleum pipeline is already running from Motihari in Bihar to Amlekhganj in Bara district of Nepal. Urmila KC, Under Secretary, Department of Commerce, Industry and Supplies, Government of Nepal said that the Government of Nepal has sent a proposal for two more pipelines to the Government of India. One of them is 52 km from Siliguri in West Bengal to Jhapa. The second proposal is to connect Amlekhganj with Lothar in 59 km Chitwan district. Both of them are in Nepal. The second proposal is for the extension of Mohihari-Amlekhguni pipeline.
Agreement on clean energy could not be reached between G20 countries
During the G-20 meeting of the world's major economies, there was no consensus on issuing a formal joint statement on clean energy. President Indonesia says members agreed to a non-binding resolution to accelerate work toward clean energy adoption. Indonesia's energy minister, one of the largest carbon producing countries, proposed to his counterparts in Bali to support measures to achieve the zero-emissions target. The G20 climate talks this week also failed to reach a common statement. Britain's climate representative Alok Sharma said some major economies were backtracking from emissions commitments.
Inflation in Pakistan can be provoked by the inflation of food and petrol.
In the month of August, inflation in Pakistan has reached 27.3%, the highest in 47 years. The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which lends to the poor country, has expressed concern that a period of large-scale demonstrations and instability could start as food and petroleum products become expensive. Earlier this inflation was in May 1975. The effect of floods on the prices of food and other commodities will be visible in the month of September.
After the July and August review in Pakistan, IMF representatives feared that the situation would worsen. Earlier this week, the IMF has given $116 million to the State Bank of Pakistan out of $600 million in aid for Pakistan. The global lender has also imposed several conditions on Pakistan.
The IMF has demanded that the government impose a duty of Rs 30 on petrol and Rs 15 per liter on diesel, which should be implemented in three phases from September 1. On Wednesday, the government had simultaneously increased the price of petrol by Rs 37.5 per liter, which is also Rs 7.50 more than the IMF's condition. The intention of the government is to save diesel from inflation.
No decision has been taken on changes in IAS cadre rules: The
central government has said that it is considering the views received from various parties on the proposed changes in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) rules and no decision has been taken yet. . Among these, there is a proposal to dilute the powers of the state on matters related to central deputation of bureaucrats.
Under the existing rules, the central deputation of IAS officers has been permitted for consultation by the Center and the States/UTs. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) refused to share the copies of letters received from the states in response to the information sought under Right to Information (RTI).
For this it cited a provision of the Transparency Act exempting disclosure of such information because of a 'trusted relationship'. The department had in December last year proposed changes to the Indian Administrative Service (Cadre) Rules, 1954, which would take away the powers from states to deny the Centre's request for central deputation of officers.
It had sought comments of states and union territories on this. IAS officers are allotted a cadre which is a state or a group of states or union territories. Each cadre is allowed a CDR so that the officers get an opportunity to work on central deputation, thereby enhancing their experience.