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Rising Bharat International News Feed: October 27th 2020

  • Relation with US
  1. India-US 2+2 dialogue: US stands with India, says Pompeo; mentions killing of Army soldiers in Galwan

(Live Mint, 27 October 2020) News Link

  • India-US 2+2 dialogue: BECA signed – Details of the pact

(Times Now News, 27 October 2020) News Link

  • India-US 2+2 dialogue: BECA signed – Details of the pact

(Times Now News, 27 October 2020) News Link

  • India, US engaging intensively on matters of national security: Jaishankar in opening remarks at 2+2 ministerial dialogue

(Hindustan Times, 27 October 2020) News Link

  • Third India-US 2+2 dialogue: Bilateral ties must focus on maximising convergences on strategic interests

(First Post, 27 October 2020) News Link

  • European countries
  1. Macron Faces Heat for ‘Attacking’ Islam, ‘I Stand With France’ Trends in India

 (News 18, 27 October 2020) News Link

  1. India, Russia To Develop Advance Version Of BrahMos Missiles Especially For Targeting AWACS – Reports

(Eurasian Times, 27 October 2020) News Link

  1. India Urges Concerned Parties In Middle East To Stop Support To Terrorist Groups Like ISIL

(Business World, 27 October 2020) News Link

  1. NRIs in New Zealand Protest Against Hathras Brutality, Farm Laws and Decline of Rights in India

(The Wire, 27 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with African countries
    • India Goes Roaring Into Africa; Looks To Ink Defence & Other Key Pacts With Morocco

(Euraisan Times, 27 October 2020) News Link

  • India sends aid to four African countries to deal with COVID-19 crisis

(Zee News, 27 October 2020) News Link

  1. EXCLUSIVE: HCL Tech is expanding operations in Canada as H-1B visa issues persist

(Business Insider, 27 October 2020) News Link

Rising Bharat National News Feed: October 27th 2020

  • Views and statements on NEP
  1. NEP 2020 gives impetus to learning of foreign languages: Shringla  

Key points:

  1. The new education policy recently introduced by the government gives impetus to learning of foreign languages, half of which are European, and therefore, the future for exchanges between India and Europe is brighter than ever, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Monday.
  2. Delivering the closing address of the celebrations of the Day of Languages organised by Mayo College in association with the Goethe Institut, Shringla said the most defining feature of the human civilisation is undoubtedly the ability to communicate through languages.
  3. A key element that intertwines Europe and India is, in fact, languages, he said.
  4. “India and Europe are both linguistically diverse lands. India alone has 22 scheduled languages in its Constitution and over a thousand mother tongues. India is home to various language families,” Shringla said.

(Business Standard, 27 October 2020) News Link

  1. Major boost to development: DDCs to have direct funding from Centre

Key points:

  1. The Government of India Monday issued a notification stating that any Indian citizen can now buy land, except agricultural, in municipal areas of Jammu and Kashmir without being a domicile.
  2. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, the ‘Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order, 2020’ shall come into force with immediate effect, and “will encourage development in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir”. After the J&K’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution was withdrawn on 5 August 2019, the reorganisation Act bifurcated the erstwhile state into two union territories — J&K and Ladakh.
  3. Under the notification, for the first time the spouse of a J&K domicile shall also be deemed as a domicile. Earlier, spouses of Permanent Resident Card holders were considered at par but were not considered domiciles. Children of central government officials posted for over ten years in Jammu and Kashmir will also continue to be considered domiciles.
  4. Political parties in J&K have called the notification “unacceptable”, and said it will hit the small land-owning farmers in the union territory.

(The Print, 27 October 2020) News Link

Rising Bharat International News Feed: October 28th 2020

  • Relation with US
  1. US offers F-18 fighters to India for Naval requirement

(Times of India, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • India-US extend MoU concerning cooperation with GCNEP

(News Indian Express, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • India can now get long-range armed drones from the US but cost will be a factor (Times of India, 28 October 2020) News Link
  • US Defence Secretary Hails India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue

(Business World, 28 October 2020) News Link

  1. India, UK to set up a bilateral Sustainable Finance Forum

(New Indian Express,28 October 2020) News Link

  • UK hails India for making PPE kits in bulk; FM Sitharaman tells why India-UK economic ties are important

(financial express,28 October 2020) News Link

  • UK and India agree to strengthen economic relationship to boost jobs

(Gov UK,28 October 2020) News Link

  • UK-based mobile ticketing and discovery platform DICE launches in India

(business standard,28 October 2020) News Link

  • New £8m funding supports UK-India COVID-19 research collaboration

(open access government,28 October 2020) News Link

  • Foreign secretary Harsh Shringla to visit France, Germany and UK in November

(Hindustan Times,28 October 2020) News Link

  1. PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan removed from Pakistan’s map by Saudi Arabia, says activist, adds ‘Diwali gift to India’

(India TV News, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • Statement by China about Bharat
  1. सीमा विवाद पर अमेरिका ने किया भारत का समर्थन तो बौखलाया चीन, कहातीसरे पक्ष के लिए जगह नहीं

(NDTV, 28 October 2020) News Link.

  • Relation with Bangladesh
  1. Feni Bridge Connecting India-Bangladesh Will Be Completed By Dec 2020, Says Nitin Gadkari

(republicworld, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Afghanistan
  1. Afghanistan tries to beat Pakistan hurdles to send onions to India via Wagah

(Times of India, 28 October 2020) News Link

  1. Pakistan PM: Talks with India only if Kashmir ‘siege’ is lifted

(aljazeera, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • PoK activist slams Imran Khan govt for celebrating narrow escape of Pak from FATF ‘blacklist’

(Times of India, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • Relation with Tibet
  1. Bleak winter faces Tibetan refugees in India

(Nenow, 28 October 2020) News Link

Rising Bharat Swadeshi News Feed: October 27th 2020

  • Self-reliance
  1. बेकार बर्तनों से लेकर पुरानी जींस को बनाया गमला, छत पर 150+ पौधों की करतीं हैं खेती

Key points:

  1. गुड़गाँव में रहने वाली अनामिका ने बागवानी की शुरुआत 3 साल पहले की थी। लेकिन, पहली बार में अधिकांश पौधे सूख गए। इसके बाद उन्होंने यूट्यूब से जानकारी हासिल कर, फिर से पहल शुरू की। आज वह अपने घर में बेकार बर्तनों से लेकर पुराने जींस तक में, 150+ पौधों की टेरेस गार्डनिंग करती हैं।
  2. आज देश के अधिकांश शहरों में रहने वाले लोग प्रदूषण की समस्या से जूझ रहे हैं। इसकी एक बड़ी वजह पेड़-पौधों की अंधाधुंध कटाई भी है। हम सब हरियाली से दूर होते जा रहे हैं। ऐसी स्थिति में हम सभी का दायित्व बनता है कि घर में छोटे से छोटे स्तर पर भी बागवानी करें। आज हम आपको गुड़गाँव एक ऐसी ही महिला से मुलाकात करवाने जा रहे हैं जिन्होंने अपनी छत को गार्डन का रूप दे दिया है।
  3. एक प्राइवेट स्कूल में शिक्षिका रहीं अनामिका को बचपन से ही बागवानी का शौक था, लेकिन पहले वह जहाँ रहती थीं, वहाँ बागवानी के लिए पर्याप्त जगह नहीं थी। लेकिन, 3 साल पहले जैसे ही वह गुड़गाँव स्थित अपने नए घर में रहने के लिए गईं, उन्होंने बागवानी शुरू कर दी।
  4. वह आगे बताती हैं, “हमारे आस-पास की मिट्टी बागवानी के लिए उपयुक्त नहीं है, इस वजह से शुरूआती दिनों में मेरे पौधे सूख गए। बाद में, मैंने बाजार से वर्मी कम्पोस्ट खरीद कर इसे मिट्टी में मिलाया। इसके साथ ही मैं बागवानी में किचन वेस्ट का भी इस्तेमाल करने लगी। नतीजन, मिट्टी की उर्वरा शक्ति में काफी बढ़ोत्तरी हुई। फिर, धीरे-धीरे मैंने अपने बगीचे में पौधों को बढ़ाना शुरू किया। आज मेरे पास आम, अनार, नींबू, इमली, लेमनग्रास, पीपल जैसे कई पौधे हैं। इसके साथ ही, मैं अपने बगीचे में लौकी, करेला, खरबूजा जैसे कई सब्जियों की भी जैविक खेती करती हूँ। इससे मेरी बाजार पर निर्भरता थोड़ी कम हो गई है।”

(The Better India, 27 October 2020) News Link

  1. मात्र 300 रुपए में बनी इस व्हीलचेयर से कहीं भी जा सकते हैं दिव्यांग स्ट्रीट डॉग

Key points:

  1. राजस्थान के बीकानेर में रहने वाले लक्ष्मण मोदी पिछले कई वर्षों से समाज सेवा से जुड़े हुए हैं। ज़रुरतमंद बच्चों की शिक्षा से लेकर पर्यावरण और जीव-जंतुओं के प्रति वह काफी सजग हैं। इन दिनों वह एक व्हीलचेयर को लेकर सुर्खियों में हैं, जिसे उन्होंने खासतौर पर एक कुत्ते के लिए बनाया है।
  2. पर्यावरण और जीव-जंतु प्रेमी लक्ष्मण ने हाल ही में एक दिव्यांग कुत्ते के लिए सस्ती और आरामदायक व्हीलचेयर बनायी है जिससे यह कुत्ता कहीं भी आ-जा सकता है।
  3. लक्ष्मण ने द बेटर इंडिया को बताया, “जिस स्ट्रीट डॉग के लिए मैंने यह व्हील चेयर बनाया है, कुछ समय पहले वह दुर्घटनाग्रस्त हो गया था। मैं उसे तुरंत शहर के पशु अस्पताल लेकर गया। वहाँ उसकी जान तो बच गई लेकिन उसके पिछले दोनों पैर खराब हो गए।”
  4. पीवीसी पाइप का बिज़नेस करने वाले लक्ष्मण हमेशा से ही स्ट्रीट डॉग्स के प्रति काफी संवेदनशील रहे हैं। उन्हें जब भी गली-मोहल्ले में कोई बेसहारा पशु दिखता है तो वह तुरंत उसकी मदद करते हैं। कई बार बीमार होने पर उन्होंने जानवरों को अस्पताल पहुँचाया है और कई स्ट्रीट डॉग्स को उनके घर में भी पनाह मिली है।
  5. लक्ष्मण ने 6 फीट पीवीसी पाइप, चार एल्बो, 4 टी, 2 एंड कैप और बच्चों की साइकिल के पहिए लिए। उन्होंने 2-3 प्रयासों में अपने कुत्ते के लिए व्हीलचेयर बनाकर तैयार की। इस दौरान उन्होंने पशु अस्पताल के डॉक्टरों से भी बात की। यह व्हीलचेयर वजन में बहुत ही हल्का है और इसलिए स्ट्रीट डॉग को कोई परेशानी नहीं होती है।

(The Better India, 27 October 2020) News Link

  • Investment in Bharat by other countries
  1. [Funding alert] GetVantage raises $5M in seed round led by Chiratae Ventures and Dream Incubator

Key points:

  1. GetVantage, a fintech platform pioneering revenue-based financing, will use the funding to empower India’s young ecommerce brands and burgeoning D2C sector and help them achieve their scale and profitability targets sustainably.
  2. GetVantage, a Mumbai-based fintech platform pioneering revenue-based financing (RBF) for ecommerce and online businesses across India and Southeast Asia, on Tuesday announced that it had raised $5 million in a seed round.

(Your Story, 27 October 2020) News Link

  • Investment in Bharat by US companies
    • [Funding alert] B2B retail tech startup Arzooo raises $7.5M in Series A led by US-based WRVI Capital

Key points:

  1. According to the company statement, the retail firm will leverage the fresh funds for tech-upgradation and market expansion.
  2. Bangaluru-based B2B Retail-tech firm Arzooo on Tuesday announced that it has raised $7.5 million in Series A funding led by WRVI Capital. Existing investors 3Lines Venture Capital, a US-based investor, and Jabbar Internet of UAE also participated in the current round.

(Your Story,27 October 2020) News Link

  • [Funding alert] Video creation platform InVideo raises $15M in Series A led by Sequoia Capital India

Key points:

  1. Mumbai-based video creation platform InVideo founder says capital injection will allow the startup to continue its mission to build a world-class technology solution, expand at scale, and help more individuals and businesses create unique videos.
  2. InVideo, the Mumbai-headquartered video creation platform that allows users to create high quality videos for any form of digital media, has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital India. The round also saw participation from Tiger Global, Hummingbird, RTP Global, and Base Ventures.

(Your Story,27 October 2020) News Link

  1. Meet the octogenarian doctor, selflessly treating patients in rural Maharashtra

Key points:

  1. For the last 60 years, 87-year-old homeopath, Ramchandra Dandekar has been travelling to the most remote villages to provide medical assistance and healthcare.
  2. “Chandrapur is a remote and highly dense forest area, with many localities where a bus cannot go. Therefore, bicycle or walking are the only options to reach the faraway hamlets and treat the people. In the pandemic times, too, many people could not afford to go to hospitals. So, I decided to treat them at home,” Ramchandra told
  3. The octogenarian has a diploma in homoeopathy and worked as a lecturer for a year before one of his acquaintances asked him to work in the rural areas of India. He’s been selflessly serving them ever since.

(Your Story, 27 October 2020) News Link

  • Meet Kumari Shibulal, who is helping thousands of underprivileged children across India realise their dreams

Key points:

  1. Founded in 1999, Shibulal Family Philanthropic Initiatives’ flagship programme Vidyadhan has enabled more than 17,000 students to uplift their family members from poverty.
  2. Manoj Kumar KV is an MBBS graduate and one among the frontline workers of COVID-19, interning as a doctor at the Gadag District hospital in Karnataka. He was raised by his mother who worked as an agricultural labourer after he lost his father in an accident.  His determination to become a doctor was steadfast since he was a young boy. At 14, Manoj survived a life-threatening health condition that further fuelled his resolve. However, it would have been difficult to realise his dream without the support from Vidyadhan, a scholarship programme for higher studies from the Shibulal Family Philanthropic Initiatives.  He is among 30,000 applicants in need of funds for higher studies from which 1,000 get selected.
  3. The idea, she says, is to help children from underprivileged backgrounds pursue a holistic education that will enable them to help their communities as well. The philanthropic organisation also initiated Ankur, a student residential scholarship at Samhita Academy, a CBSE-affiliated school with campuses in Bengaluru and Coimbatore.

(Your Story, 27 October 2020) News Link

  • Startup in Bharat by Bhartiya
  1. RAISE 2020: This startup aims to make India’s EV sector aatmanirbhar by using AI to repurpose Li-ion batteries

Key points:

  1. Delhi-based startup Ziptrax Cleantech leverages AI to repurpose discarded Li-ion batteries and manufactures battery packs for electric two and three-wheeler vehicles.
  2. “If you talk about parameters such as waves, energy, density, or size, Li-ion batteries are much better than lead-acid ones. However, lead-acid batteries will continue to have a substantial market share because of their price,” says Rohan Singh, Co-founder of Ziptrax Cleantech — an electric cell repurposing startup.
  3. For this reason, Ziptrax Cleantech leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to repurpose discarded Li-ion batteries. as well as manufactures battery packs for electric two and three-wheeler vehicles.
  4. Ziptrax was founded by Rohan Singh Bais and Sonia Singh in December 2016, while the third co-founder, Ankur Tyagi, joined the team in 2018.Gopalakrishnan, Co-founder, GramworkX.

(Your Story, 27 October 2020) News Link

Rising Bharat National News Feed: October 28th 2020

  • Views and statements on NEP
  1. AMU faculty delivers lecture on NEP 2020

Key points:

  1. “The National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020 will bring sweeping changes and address key issues such as easy access for the students, ease of participation, quality of courses offered, equity, system efficiency, governance and management, facilities of research and development, and financial commitment involved,” said Prof M Shakeel Ahmed Samdani, Dean, Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).
  2. He was delivering a lecture in the webinar on ‘A Discourse on the National Educational Policy-2020′ organised by All India Urdu Teachers’ Association, New Delhi.
  3. Prof Samdani added: The NEP will bring positive changes to strengthen the Indian education system.
  4. Emphasising how the NEP will eradicate inequalities, Prof Samdani pointed out that earlier children from the lower socio-economic strata were not able to get proper education due to the shortcomings in the structure implemented as a result of earlier policies.

(India Education Diary, 28 October 2020) News Link

  1. Uniform Civil Code should be implemented in India, says Sanjay Raut

Key points:

  1. Shiv Sena has mentioned it earlier as well that Uniform Civil Code should be implemented in India, said party leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday while adding that if the Centre brings something like that, then his party will take a decision about it.
  2. “We have said it before also that Uniform Civil Code should be implemented in the country. If the government brings something like that, then we will take a decision about it,” said Raut on being asked whether the Central Government should bring a Uniform Civil Code.

(Times of India, 28 October 2020) News Link

  1. Telangana Secretariat demolition: SC dismisses petition filed by Congress MP Revanth Reddy

(new indian express, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • AASU forms human chain, demands scrapping of CAA and EIA Draft
    (sentinel assam, 28 October 2020) News Link
  • POJK
  1. PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan removed from Pakistan’s map by Saudi Arabia, says activist, adds ‘Diwali gift to India’

(india tv news,28 October 2020) News Link

  1. LG Inaugurates IPFC Centre at Jammu; Sub-Centre at Srinagar

(kashmir observer, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • Jammu and Kashmir Panchayats to get computers, internet connectivity

(india education diary, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • Enforce Polythene Ban Strictly: HC

(kashmir observer, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • Lt Governor inaugurates Water Sports Centre at Nehru Park

(daily excelsior, 28 October 2020) News Link

  • District Development Commissioner Kathua Gives away loan assistance orders to 20 young entrepreneurs

(india education diary, 28 October 2020) News Link

  1. Rajasthan to become the 1st Indian state to legalise wearing face masks

(knocksense, 28 October 2020) News Link