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India-Bhutan border gates to reopen on September 23 after pandemic

India-Bhutan border gates at Samdrup Jhongkhar and Gelephu along the Assam border will reopen to tourists on September 23 for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak. A Bhutanese delegation, led by Tashi Penjore, the Himalayan Kingdom (Law and Order) Director of the Ministry of Interior and Cultural Affairs, held a meeting with Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) officials here on Wednesday and announced that the doors will be reopened after a break of two and a half years.

Sardar Sarovar dam filled to the brim after two years

Gujarat’s water lifeline, the Sardar Sarovar dam reservoir on the Narmada River was filled to capacity on Thursday after good rainfall this season, officials said. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel offered prayers at the dam site to mark the occasion. This is the third time the dam has reached its full reservoir level after 2019 and 2020, according to an official statement.

Thane records 126 cases of COVID-19, no deaths

As many as 126 new coronavirus infections have been detected in Maharashtra’s Thane district in the past 24 hours, a health official said Thursday morning. This brought the number of cases in the district to 7,44,127. There are now 999 active cases in the district.

Vedanta Highest Bidder for Ghogharpalli Coal Block

Vedanta has been declared the highest bidder for Ghogharpalli and its coal block Dip Extension, in Sundargarh district, Odisha in the V tranche of the commercial coal block auction conducted by the Ministry of Coal

Nadda will travel to Nagaland on Thursday

BJP Chairman JP Nadda will arrive here on Thursday on his first visit to Nagaland after taking over as party leader, sources said. The assembly election in the north eastern state, where a multi-party government is in power, is scheduled for March next year. Nadda is due to speak at a public rally at Old Riphyim in Wokha district, the BJP Nagaland press cell announced on Wednesday. He will also address BJP leaders in Kohima in the afternoon.

Active cases of COVID-19 in the country increase to 46,389

India added 6,422 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4, 45, 16,479, while active cases rose to 46,389, according to data from the Ministry of Health in Union updates Thursday. The death toll soared to 28,250 with 34 fatalities including 20 Kerala reconciled deaths, according to data updated as of 8am.

Fitch lowers India’s economic growth forecast for FY23 to 7% from previous estimate of 7.8%

One-day rise of 6,422 new coronavirus infections takes India’s COVID-19 tally to 4,45,16,479, death toll jumps to 5,28,250

‘Three capitals’ issue may come up again in Andhra Legislative Assembly

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is expected to deliver a PowerPoint presentation on the need for three state capitals, to the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on the opening day of the monsoon session from Thursday . There is no clarity yet from the government side on whether or not a new bill will be presented to the Legislative Assembly on the plan of the three capitals. In a face-saving exercise to pre-empt the legal fallout, Jagan Mohan Reddy’s government abruptly passed a bill in the Assembly on November 22 last year, repealing the controversial 2020 Decentralization Act of PA and inclusive development of all regions, which aimed to establish three capitals for the state.

Samsung sets goal of 100% clean power by 2050

Samsung Electronics is moving away from fossil fuels and aims to power its global operations entirely with clean electricity by 2050, an ambitious goal that experts say could be hampered by South Korea’s modest energy commitments. of climate change. South Korea-based Samsung is a leading producer of computer memory chips and smartphones and by some estimates the biggest energy consumer among hundreds of global companies that have joined the campaign “RE100” to obtain 100% of electricity from renewable sources such as wind. or solar energy.

Indian-American Shefali Razdan Duggal is US Ambassador to the Netherlands

Shefali Razdan Duggal, an Indian-American political activist, has been confirmed by the US Senate as the country’s next envoy to the Netherlands. Razdan Duggal, 50, was confirmed by the US Senate by voice vote along with two other confirmations to senior administrative positions.

UN chief António Guterres and Russia’s Putin discuss war in Ukraine

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday he spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin about exporting Russian fertilizers through Ukraine’s Black Sea ports to address a growing global food crisis that threatens multiple famines. The UN chief said they also discussed security at Europe’s biggest nuclear power station, where he said shelling had stopped for three days, and prisoners of war. “I believe negotiations are still ongoing,” he said. “I sincerely hope that the POW issue will be fully resolved, and I sincerely hope that all POWs on both sides will be exchanged.”

Zelenskyy in a car accident, no serious injuries

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s car collided with another vehicle early Thursday after visiting the battlefield, but he was not seriously injured, his spokesman said. Zelensky was returning to Kyiv from the Kharkiv region, where he visited the troops in the recaptured city of Izium.

ICC arbitrator Asad Rauf dies at 66

Former ICC referee Asad Rauf, who officiated 231 international matches during his 13-year career, has died of cardiac arrest in Lahore. He was 66 years old. Rauf started refereeing in 2000 and was promoted to the ICC elite panel in 2006. One of Pakistan’s most prominent referees, Rauf’s career came to an abrupt halt in 2013 when his name landed in the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

Patagonia founder donates company to save the planet

All of Patagonia’s non-voting shares have been transferred to a nonprofit dedicated to fighting climate change and protecting and conserving nature. Profits from the business will also be donated to the association.

Man detained for threatening to kill Odisha MP

A man has been arrested in Jajpur district of Odisha for allegedly threatening to kill lawmaker Nityananda Sahoo over the phone, police said on Wednesday. Sahoo, the MP for Basta in Balasore district, received the call on his mobile phone from an unknown number around 8.30am on Tuesday. Balasore police cyber cell has opened an investigation and Sk Mujamil has been arrested in Mangalpur area, an officer said. He was convicted under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.

Jharkhand decides to provide land for a private university in Ranchi

The Jharkhand government on Wednesday gave its approval to a host of proposals, including approval to provide around 150 acres of land in Ranchi for Azim Premji University, which would involve a likely investment of around Rs 3,000 crore. The private university, which will be developed by the Azim Premji Foundation, plans to provide world-class education in Jharkhand.

US creates Afghan relief fund with frozen central bank money

A year after the tumultuous U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden administration said on Wednesday it would transfer $3.5 billion in frozen Afghan central bank funds for humanitarian aid as hunger rages across the country. all the provinces of this country. Funds will be distributed after trustees of the new Afghan Fund meet to determine a timeline. The directors are two Afghan economists, a representative of the American government and a representative of the Swiss government.

Gender discrimination is at the root of 98% of the employment gap between men and women

According to a new report from Oxfam India, gender discrimination is at the root of 98% of the gender employment gap in India. The report pointed out that women in India, despite having the same educational qualifications and work experience as men, will be discriminated against in the labor market due to societal and employer biases. Oxfam India’s “India Discrimination Report 2022” shows that discrimination is at the root of 100% of employment inequality faced by women in rural areas in the labor market and 98% in urban areas.

Hindu religious leaders pay homage to Swami Swaroopanand

On Wednesday, religious leaders paid tribute to Dwarka Peeth Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopan and Saraswati, who died recently in Madhya Pradesh, calling his death a great loss for the country. Swami Swaroopanand, once known as a ‘revolutionary sadhu’ for participating in the freedom struggle, who spoke out on religious and political issues and questioned the ‘deification’ of Saibaba of Shirdi, has died of cardiac arrest at his Madhya Pradesh ashram on Sunday at the age of 99.