Rising Bharat International News Feed: October 8th 2020

रूसी कोरोना वैक्सीन के मेगा ट्रायल से भारत ने कर दिया इनकार, जानिए क्या है वजह

Key points:

  1. भारत ने रूसी कोरोना वैक्सीन को बड़े पैमाने पर ट्रायल की अनुमति देने से किया इनकार
  2. भारत में इस स्पूतनिक वी की साझेदार डॉ रेड्डी लेबोरेटरीज लिमिटेड ने मांगी थी अनुमति
  3. सेंट्रल ड्रग्स स्टैंडर्ड कंट्रोल ऑर्गेनाइजेशन ने पहले इसे छोटे स्तर पर ट्रायल करने को कहा है
  4. भारत के इस फैसले के बाद रूस के Sputnik-V वैक्सीन को शुरू करने की तैयारियों को झटका लगा है। रूस किसी ऐसे देश वैक्सीन को अप्रूव करने की कोशिश करने में जुटा था जहां कोरोना के नए केसों की संख्या दुनिया में बहुत ज्यादा हो। माना जा रहा है कि भारत अगले कुछ हफ्तों में कोरोना संक्रमण के मामले में अमेरिका को पीछे छोड़ नंबर वन हो सकता है।

(Navbahrat Times, 8 October, 2020) News Link

  1. शिवसेना ने फिर किया मोदी सरकार पर तीखा तंज,‘लद्दाख में घुसे चीनी सैनिकों को बाहर कब निकालोगे?

Key points:

  1. सामना संपादकीय में मोदी सरकार पर निशाना, राहुल गाँधी के बयान का समर्थन
  2. राहुल गाँधी ने 15 मिनट में चीनी सेना को खदेड़ने की बात कही थी
  3. संपादकीय में सवाल उठाया गया है की मोदी जी ने जो वादे किया थे उनका क्या हुआ?
  4. देश युद्ध के मुहाने पर खड़ा है और चीनी सेना लद्दाख में काफी अंदर तक आ चुकी है

(Navbahrat Times, 8 October 2020) News Link

  1. भारत से 40 अधिक एंबुलेंस का गिफ्ट पा खुश है नेपाल, व्यक्त किया आभार

Key points:

  1. 151 वीं गांधी जयंती के मौके पर भारत की ओर से नेपाल को 40 से अधिक एंबुलेंस उपहार के तौर पर दिया गया है। ये सुविधाएं वहां के 29 जिलों में काम कर रहे एनजीओ को मिला है। इन संगठनों ने मदद के लिए भारत के प्रति कृतज्ञता प्रकट की।
  2. इसके अलावा विभिन्न परियोजनाओं के तहत भारत की ओर से अनेकों स्कूल बस, एंबुलेंस, किताबें व स्वास्थ्य की अन्य सुविधाएं भी प्रदान की गई हैं। उल्लेखनीय है कि भारत वहां के अनेक परियोजनाओं के लिए फंडिंग भी कर रहा है साथ ही चरणबद्ध तरीके से घरों व अन्य इंफ्रास्ट्रक्चर के निर्माण में मदद कर रहा है। भारतीय दूतावास ने  1994 से अब तक एडवांस लाइफ सपोर्ट, बेसिक लाइफ सपोर्ट और कॉमन लाइफ सपोर्ट एंबुलेंस समेत  करीब 823 एंबुलेंस उपहार में दिया है। 
  3.  बापू सैनिक संघ के प्रतिनिधि के तौर पर  हवलदार तुला गिरी ( Havaldar Tula Giri) काठमांडू से धारचूला आए और एंबुलेंस की सुविधा प्राप्त की। उन्होंने भारत सरकार के प्रति आभार व्यक्त करते हुए कहा कि इससे बीमार लोगों को उनके घरों तक पहुंचाने में मदद मिलेगी। उन्होंने कहा, ‘मैं बहुत खुश हूं। हमें एंबुलेंस देने के लिए मैं दूतावास को शुक्रिया कहना चाहूंगा। अब धारचूला में सड़क का भी निर्माण कराया जा रहा है, अब हम अपने भाईयों एवं बहनों की जिंदगी बचाने में कामयाबी हासिल करेंगे।’

(Dainik Jagran, 8 October 2020) News Link

  1. India takes strong punch at Pakistan, calls for strong action against terrorism supportersKey points:
  2. India’s first secretary at United Nations in New York, Yedla Umasankar said,” We believe that our fight against terrorism should not only seek to eliminate terrorists and disrupt terror organizations/networks but should also identify/hold accountable and take strong measures against States that encourage, support and finance terrorism, provide sanctuary to terrorists and terror groups.”
  3. At various global platforms, India has raised the issue of cross border terrorism, and this is something that other countries in the region like Afghanistan have also done.The statement said, “India has been and continues to be a victim of terrorism sponsored across our borders” and “no cause whatsoever or grievance can justify terrorism, including State-sponsored cross-border terrorism.”
  4. India at the UN highlighted that it is committed to counter-terrorism by “exchanging information, capacity building for effective border controls, preventing misuse of modern technologies, monitoring and curbing illicit financial flows.”

(DNA India, 8 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Tibet
  • Head of Tibetan exile government still seeks autonomy on anniversary of annexation

Key points:

  1. Speaking to DW, Sangay alleged that China had long been planning to use Tibet as a launching pad to take over regions of India, Bhutan and Kashmir.
  2. The head of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, told DW on Wednesday that on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese annexation of Tibet, he was still fighting for autonomy.
  3. The Tibetan government in exile, called the Central Tibetan Administration, was formed in 1959. Based in India, it is elected by the Tibetan diaspora and refugees. (DW, 8 October 2020) News Link
  • Relation with Afghanistan
  • PM Modi assures Abdullah Abdullah of India’s support for Afghan peace process

Key points:

  1. Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation in Afghanistan, met Modi at his official residence to brief him on the peace process and the talks currently being held by the Afghan government and the Taliban at Doha in Qatar.
  2. “Pleased to meet HE Narendra Modi @narendramodi, the Prime Minister of Republic of #India. In our friendly discussion we took stock of the latest developments on the #AfghanPeaceProcess, the talks in Doha, & India’s support for the peace efforts,” Abdullah tweeted.
  3. “HE PM assured me of India’s continued support for the peace process, & Afghanistan. I thanked him & the people of India for the invitation, & generous hospitality. I also thanked India for its principled position on the #AfghanPeaceProcess,” he added in another tweet. (Hindustan Times, 8 October 2020) News Link
  • NSA Ajit Doval meets Afghan peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah in Delhi

Key points:

  1. Afghan peace negotiator Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday discussed his country’s peace process with National Security Adviser Ajit Doval, who told him India is in favour of a democratic and sovereign Afghanistan “where no terrorists can operate”.
  2. Abdullah tweeted that he had a “constructive discussion” with Doval on the Afghan peace process and the talks in Doha. “He [Doval] assured me of India’s full support for the peace efforts, and that any peace settlement acceptable to Afghans, will have the support of India,” Abdullah said.
  3. “He [Doval] further stated that his country is in favour [of] an independent, democratic, sovereign & peaceful Afghanistan, where no terrorists can operate,” he added.
  4. Abdullah also thanked India for its continued support for Afghanistan and its “constructive role in peace efforts”.
  5. There was no official word on the meeting from the Indian side.

(Hindustan Times, 8 October 2020) News Link

  1. PM Modi virtually address Invest India Conference in Canada: Key points

Key points:

  1. The forum aims to give Canadian business community a first-hand perspective of the opportunities to invest in India and showcase India as an investment destination.
    1. There is one thing common to most people in the audience. It has people who take investment decisions. I want to ask you: What do you think about before investing in a country? Does the country have a vibrant democracy? Does the country have political stability? Does the country have investment & business-friendly policies? Does the country have a skilled talent pool? The undisputed answer to all these questions is one: India.
    1. India-Canada bilateral ties are driven by our shared democratic values and many common interests. The trade and investment linkages between us are integral to our multifaceted relationship.
    1. Canada is home to some of the largest & most experienced infrastructure investors. Canadian Pension Funds were the first ones to start investing in India. Many of them have already discovered great opportunities in a range of areas like highways, airports, logistics.
    1. In the post-Covid world, you will often hear of various kinds of problems. Problems of manufacturing, problems of supply chains, problems of PPE, etc. However, India has not let those problems be. We showed resilience and emerged as a land of solutions.

(Times of India, 8 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with US
  1. True potential of India-US relations yet to come: Envoy

Key points:

  1. India’s Ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu, addressing a virtual meeting of ‘India-Colorado Partnership: Opportunities’ organised by India’s Consulate in Houston, said that the US-India partnership is underpinned by democratic ideals, shared economic and security interests as well as robust people-to-people ties.
  2. “I can assure you that India will continue to shine as a beacon of peace, hope and stability in this increasingly uncertain and unpredictable world. And the US will remain an important friend and a close partner for us. And I personally believe that the true potential of India-US relations is yet to come!” he said on Wednesday.
  3. “Today, we are looking at new opportunities for collaboration. While there’s vast potential in almost every sector, there are inherent synergies and complementarities between our countries in certain key areas: These include health and pharma, IT and digital space, and energy, especially renewable energy. The significance of each of these sectors has only increased during the pandemic,” Sandhu said.

(Economic Times, 8 October 2020) News Link

  • Target for India-US bilateral trade set at US 500 Bn: Piyush Goyal

Key points:

  1. While addressing to the India Chamber of Commerce USA’s Summit on Global Financial & Investment Leadership on Wednesday he said that the Indian Government is committed to being bold, open, and change.
  2. The minister said that we are at the cusp of a very enduring relationship. He said that the US & India have a long journey ahead of us working together leveraging on huge reform measures that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has taken under Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
  3. He said that the potential between the US & India is boundless. “We are partners who trust each other & we can make rapid strides to provide a trusted source to American businesses to work with a country which is transparent where there is rule-based trading & dialogue.
  4. The Minister said that India today is moving out of the past into a mindset of high-quality products, greater global engagement, and greater share of world trade. He said that this isn’t time for a conservative approach, it’s time for bold decisions & bold investments.
  5. He said that a great reflection of India-US relation is the bilateral discussion that US Secretary of state M.Pompeo & Indian Foreign Minister SJ Jaishankar had in Tokyo on the sidelines of the QUAD & the fact that 3rd India-US 2+2 dialogue is expected to take place later this month on 26th & 27th October.

(KNN India, 8 October 2020) News Link

  • European countries
  1. French envoy extends best wishes to IAF on 88th Air Force Day

Key points:

  1. French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain on Thursday extended best wishes to the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 88th Air Force Day.
  2. In a tweet, Lenain mentioned that from Ouragan/Toofani in the 1950s to Mirage2000 and now Rafale, France has always partnered with the IAF.
  3. “Congratulations @IAF_MCC on 88th Air Force Day2020! From Ouragan/Toofani in the 1950s to Mirage2000 and now Rafale, France has always partnered with the Indian Air Force!” he tweeted.

(Hindustan Times, 8 October 2020) News Link

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