As many as 9246 including the CM of Chin State, Salai Lian Luai have been staying in Mizoram as refugees since February, said the Mizoram police. These people also include 24 lawmakers of Aung San Suu Kyi's party who have taken refuge after a military coup. However, the refugees have been provided food and shelter by civil society organisations, student communities & locals.
Blasts in Gaza echoed at around 1 AM, denoting that Israel launched its first strike since the coalition government emerged. According to the Hamas media, the strikes were targeted at Palestinian training camp in order to retaliate militants sending incendiary balloons to the South of Israel. So far no casualties have been reported. Besides, the truce between Israel and Palestine had been brokered and put into effect from May 21.
China is again set to launch the manned mission via 'Shenzhou-12' to space on June 17. However, this will be the third of 11 missions needed to complete China's space station by 2022. Astronaut Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo will be spending three months in the space & test technologies required for further development. Reportedly, China looks forward to compete with the International Space Station.
Analysis of the Public Health England stated that Pfizer is 96% effective and AstraZeneca is 92% effective against hospitalisation from the Delta variant of COVID-19 on June 14. They also stated the necessity of getting the second dose on time for the complete effectiveness of the vaccines. These percentages are comparable with vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation from the Alpha variant, which was first identified in the UK.
Courtesy: The Economic Times
China accused NATO for exaggerating the China Threat Theory. In a statement China urged upon NATO to view China's development rationally, stop various forms of exaggeration of 'China threat theory' and not to use its legitimate interests and legal rights for manipulating group politics to create artificial confrontations. The statement came after China was criticised on human rights violations in Hong Kong and Xinjiang in G7 summit.
WhatsApp scraped its dark blue coloured notifications and is bringing back its green coloured notifications for Android Beta users. Previously the "Reply" and "Mark As Read" options in the notifications were in deep blue colours but is now changed due to the users' complaints of it not being visible due to its contrast. The users will now not receive the blue coloured option in the app's stable release.
Courtesy: Gadgets 360
China accused the G7 of "political manipulation" on June 14 after the leaders of the group questioned Beijing's human rights record in Xinjiang and Hong Kong. The Chinese Embassy in UK reacted angrily to these questions and claimed that the leaders were "interfering" in internal matters. Currently, Uighur Muslims in the Xinjiang region are undergoing ethnic cleansing in an attempt by China to root out Islamic Extremism.
Myanmar's junta-controlled media alleged that an ethnic armed group murdered 25 construction workers in the eastern part of the country after kidnapping 47 people in May. According to a newspaper in Myanmar, On June 11, seven bodies were discovered, one of which was burned and the others with their wrists tied behind their backs. The report further stated that, 18 more bodies were found on June 12.
United States is bracing for a surge of kindergartners as the pandemic takes a back seat. The school enrollments have seen a drop of 4-year-old preschoolers from 71% to 54% during the pandemic. Children of a higher age were also reportedly held off from admissions due to several health factors and issues contributing to the overwhelming numbers this year. More and more kindergarten teachers are being hired for the fall session.
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the current PM of Israel, Naftali Bennett over his inauguration on June 13. PM Modi stated that he is looking forward to meet him and deepen their countries' strategic partnership as they commemorate 30 years of diplomatic relations, upgrading next year. In his tweets, Modi also expressed his "profound gratitude" to Benjamin Netanyahu, the former PM of Israel who served for 12 years.