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World Economic Forum 2023 underway in Davos

The world’s political leaders, economists, business leaders are now gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the 2023 World Economic Forum annual meeting on global politics, economics and social issues.   The theme of the 53rd annual meeting is “Cooperation in a Fragmented World&r ...

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupts again

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted again on January 5th, 2022.  Kilauea volcano is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Webcam images show lava flow within the HalemaÊ»umaÊ»u crater in the volcano's summit caldera. The summit is inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on ...

Spear Phishing to target the G20 Summit

India’s premier cybersecurity agency CERT-In (India’s premier cybersecurity agency) has found that spear phishing will be the “primary vector” to target individuals and organisations associated with the G20 Summit.  The suspected “cyber adversaries” are op ...

PM Narendra Modi Condoles The Passing Away Of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has expressed deep grief after the the passing away of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. The Prime Minister tweeted; “Saddened by the passing away of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who devoted his entire life to the Church and the teachings of Lord Christ. He wil ...

WHO presses China for specific, real-time data on Covid

WHO presses China for specific, real-time data on Covid In the high-level meeting, the WHO asked the Chinese officials for more genetic sequencing data and data on disease impact, including hospitalisations, ICU admissions and deaths. A team of World Health Organization (WHO) met Chinese offic ...

'We are expecting you, dear friend': Vladimir Putin holds talks with Xi Jinping

'We are expecting you, dear friend': Vladimir Putin holds talks with Xi Jinping Russian President Vladimir Putin invited his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping to visit Moscow and said it would demonstrate to the whole world the strength of Russian-Chinese ties on key issues. Russian Presi ...

'Infection is inevitable': China Covid cases likely to peak in a week amid easing of curbs | 5 points

'Infection is inevitable': China Covid cases likely to peak in a week amid easing of curbs | 5 points As the Covid crisis has deepened in China, health officials have said that coronavirus cases are likely to peak in a week. Experts say China could face more than a million Covid deaths ne ...

A new Russian city is being built on the graves of thousands of war victims in Ukraine's Mariupol

A new Russian city is being built on the graves of thousands of war victims in Ukraine's Mariupol Russia is building a new city on the ruins of Mariupol -- Ukraine's once thriving port city and the city which became a symbol of the country's resistance to the war. Months after Ukra ...

‘Your money isn’t charity, it's an investment': Zelensky tells US

‘Your money isn’t charity, it's an investment': Zelensky tells US Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday paid a defiant wartime visit to the United States to thank the leaders for their constant support in the war against Russia. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Z ...

Thai navy ship sinks with over 100 sailors, 31 still in water

Thai navy ship sinks with over 100 sailors, 31 still in water Strong winds blew seawater onto the HTMS Sukhothai corvette and knocked out its electrical system Sunday evening. A Thai navy ship sunk in the Gulf of Thailand and ships and helicopters were working Monday to rescue sailors from the ...

India will not be an ally of US, it will be another great power: White House official

India will not be an ally of US, it will be another great power: White House official Responding to a question on India during his appearance at the Aspen Security Forum meeting here, Kurt Campbell, the White House Asia coordinator, said that in his view India is the most important bilateral rela ...

US House passes bill backing record military spending, includes support for Taiwan, Ukraine

US House passes bill backing record military spending, includes support for Taiwan, Ukraine The US House of Representatives backed the legislation, paving the way for the defence budget to hit a record figure next year, around 45 billion more than proposed by President Joe Biden. The expense will ...

China's Xi on 'epoch-making' visit to Saudi as Riyadh chafes at US censure

China's Xi on 'epoch-making' visit to Saudi as Riyadh chafes at US censure Chinese President Xi Jinping is on a visit to Saudi Arabia, which Beijing claims is its biggest diplomatic initiative in the Arab world. Chinese President Xi Jinping began a visit to Saudi Arabia on Wednesda ...

China to expand nuclear warheads to 1,500 by 2035, says Pentagon report

China to expand nuclear warheads to 1,500 by 2035, says Pentagon report A report by the Pentagon has revealed that China is likely to field a stockpile of about 1,500 nuclear warheads by 2035. The figure highlights mounting US concerns about China's intentions for its expanding nuclear arsena ...

Massive quarantine sites being built in China's Guangzhou as Covid cases spiral

Massive quarantine sites being built in China's Guangzhou as Covid cases spiral The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is setting up makeshift Covid hospitals and quarantine sites with capacity for nearly 2,50,000 beds for Covid patients. Amid the recent spike in Covid cases across the cou ...

Why China under Xi poses military threat to India

Why China under Xi poses military threat to India On Wednesday, Han Chinese protests erupted in the world's biggest iPhone factory in Zhengzhou with workers clashing with Hazmat suits wearing riot police over zero Covid policy and alleged non-payment of salaries. Even though President Xi Jinp ...

Australian PM Anthony Albanese to visit India next March

Australian PM Anthony Albanese to visit India next March Australia PM India Visit: This announcement came on the sidelines of the 17th edition of the G20 summit. Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced that he will visit India next year in March to lock India-Australia Economic Co ...

Poland missile strike: Biden says ‘unlikely fired from Russia’

Poland missile strike: Biden says ‘unlikely fired from Russia’ Russia has denied that its missiles hit the Polish territory, saying “statements by Polish media and officials…are a deliberate provocation aimed at escalating the situation.” Canada's Prime Minis ...

Joe Biden eager to meet PM Modi at G20 this year: US security adviser

Joe Biden eager to meet PM Modi at G20 this year: US security adviser “India is the President of G20 next year, so President Biden will certainly intend to be a participant in G20,” Jake Sullivan said. US President Joe Biden is looking forward to seeing Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

Ukraine's? Ukraine's. Zelensky proclaims Kherson ‘ours’ as Russia withdraws

Ukraine's? Ukraine's. Zelensky proclaims Kherson ‘ours’ as Russia withdraws Russia-Ukraine War: Kherson was the first major urban hub to fall after president Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into Ukraine. Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky declared Kherson "ou ...

Russia not reliable: US after Jaishankar's 'will continue buying oil' message

The US said it has made it clear that this is not a time for business as usual with Russia but India buying Russian oil does not ‘run afoul of the sanctions'. "It's in the collective interest that India decreases its dependence on Russia over time but it's also India's own ...

HTLS 2022: Building an international order to govern a transforming world

HTLS 2022: Building an international order to govern a transforming world From the ashes of the 30 Years’ War (1618-48) in Europe was born the Peace of Westphalia, inaugurating the modern nation-State system From the ashes of the 30 Years’ War (1618-48) in Europe was born the Peace ...

A week after praising PM Modi, Russia’s Putin says this about India

"India will achieve outstanding results in terms of its development - there are no doubts - and almost one-and-a-half billion people: now that's potential," he said, according to Putin's translated speech originally delivered in Russian, news agency ANI reported. Russian Preside ...

Russia accused of 'energy terrorism' by Zelensky amid likely setback| Top points

Ukraine War: Russia is also likely to pull its troops from the west bank of the Dnipro River in the southern hub of Kherson, a Russian-installed official in Kherson said, possibly signalling a setback. Russia's constant agression in Ukraine has left nearly 4.5 million people without electrici ...

Israelis holds 5th general elections in 4 years, former PM Netanyahu hopes for comeback

Israelis holds 5th general elections in 4 years, former PM Netanyahu hopes for comeback Israelis voted for the fifth time in four years on Tuesday even as former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hopes for a comeback. Israelis on Tuesday voted for an unprecedented fifth time in four years to b ...

Lula wins Brazil's presidential election, edges out incumbent Bolsonaro in tight contest

Lula wins Brazil's presidential election, edges out incumbent Bolsonaro in tight contest Lula, a leftist democrat, won Brazil’s presidential election on Sunday, defeating the incumbent far-right President Jai Bolsonaro in a tightly contested election. By India Today Web Desk: Luis In ...

Mark Zuckerberg to testify in US case against Facebook's virtual reality deal

Mark Zuckerberg to testify in US case against Facebook's virtual reality deal Mark Zuckerberg: The regulator argues that the proposed deal would "substantially lessen competition or tend to create a monopoly" in that market. Meta Platforms Inc Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerb ...

MoS for External Affairs V Muraleedharan attends Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Africa

Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security: Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan who is on an official visit to Senegal from October 24-25, attended the 8th Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security in Dakar, Africa. Key Points: The Dakar Forum, which ha ...

7th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting held on Agro-Forestry under the co-chairmanship of Union Agriculture Minister Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

7th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting (AIMMAF): Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar recently co-chaired the 7th ASEAN-India Ministerial Meeting (AIMMAF) on Agriculture and Forestry which was held virtually on 26 October 2022. The meeting witnessed the partici ...

Myanmar crisis is deepening, taking 'catastrophic toll': UN envoy

Myanmar crisis is deepening, taking 'catastrophic toll': UN envoy Myanmar: Noeleen Heyzer told the U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee that more than 13.2 million people don't have enough to eat. The UN special envoy for Myanmar warned Tuesday that the political, hum ...

          
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