Chinese President Xi Jinping

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China Warns 4 Western Nations Against Boycotting Beijing Olympics

The Chinese Government on December 9, issued strict warning to four western nations for launching diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics 2022 in Beijing, China. "The US, Australia, Britain and Canada's use of the Olympic platform for political manipulation is unpopular and self isolating, and they will inevitably pay the price for their wrongdoings," said Wan Webing, the spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry. The 2022 Olympics is scheduled… read-more

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 03:12 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: beijing, Beijing Winter Olympics, chinese government, Western Countries, Spokesperson Wan Webing

Courtesy: Times Now News

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanam Ghebreyesus

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Omicron May Change The Course Of Pandemic: WHO Chief

The World Health Organization (WHO) cautioned countries against Covid-19's new variant Omicron, stating that it will "change the course of pandemic." Tedros Adhanam Ghebreyesus, the WHO Chief, on December 8, asked to fasten vaccination process and said, "This virus is changing, our collective resolve must not." The WHO in a media brief said, although Omicron showed milder symptoms, it is too early to be definite about the new mutant. 

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 02:45 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: omicron, Covid-19, WHO, Global Pandemic, United States

Courtesy: NDTV

Newly-elected German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

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PM Modi Congratulates Newly-Elected German Chancellor Olaf Scholz

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated newly-elected Federal Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz. "My heartiest congratulations to Olaf Scholz on being elected as the Federal Chancellor of Germany. I look forward to working closely to further strengthen the partnership between India and Germany," tweeted PM Modi. On December 8, the General Parliament appointed Olaf Scholz as the German Chancellor, bringing an end to 16 years of… read-more

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 12:14 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: PM Modi, German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, Angela Merkel, India

Courtesy: ANI

Prathik Mathur

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India Expresses Concern Over Chemical Weapons Access To Terrorists

At the United Nations Security Council Meeting (Syria) on December 8, India reiterated chemical weapon access to terrorist groups. Prathik Mathur, the Counsellor in India's permanent mission to the United States, said, "India has been repeatedly constantly cautioning against the possibility of terrorist entities and individuals gaining access to chemical weapons." He also said that India supports elimination of chemical weapons and effective… read-more

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 11:50 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Chemical Weapons, Indian government, UNSC, syria, Terrorists

Courtesy: ANI

MacKenzie Scott

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US Novelist MacKenzie Scott Becomes World's 'Most Powerful' Woman: Forbes

The list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women was released by Forbes on December 7. In India, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman secured the 37th spot, followed by HCL Corporation CEO Roshni Nadar Malhotra (52), Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (72), and Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar (88). Besides, American novelist MacKenzie Scott topped the ranking with the 1st spot, followed by America's vice president Kamala Harris.    … read-more

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 09:27 AM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Forbes, Most Powerful Women, India, FM Nirmala Sitharamn, Forbes Ranking

Courtesy: India Times

Exam Papers Up For Auction

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Elon Musk's Coursework Up For Auction; Organised By Boston's RR Auction

In 1995, Elon Musk was a teaching assistant at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Reportedly, two pieces of coursework annotated and initialed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk is being auctioned by Boston based RR Auction. The work of Musk includes a piece of case study, graded as "8 1/2." His work attracted a highest… read-more

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 - 04:30 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: Elon Musk, Auction, Exam, School, Tesla

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Vietnam Airlines

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Vietnam To Resume International Flight Operations From Dec 15

Vietnam Government decided to resume regular international flight services from December 15. The Ministry of Transport (MoT) proposed to resume flight services between Vietnam and safe countries like Beijing, Tokyo, Singapore, Los Angeles, Seoul and others. The resumption will be in two phases, first from December 15 and second from January 1, 2022. Every week, 4 flights will operate in each route, expecting 14,000 international passengers a… read-more

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 - 03:11 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: International Travel, Vietnam Government, International Passengers, Covid-19, Ministry of Transport

Courtesy: ANI

The United States of Congress

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US House Of Representatives Passes USD 768 Billion Defence Bill

The updated version of the USD 768 billion defence spending bill for 2022 was passed by the US House of Representatives of Congress on December 7. The House approved the 2022 National Defence Authorization along with other bills with a 363-70 vote. Besides, the budget enmarks USD 7.1 billion for the Indo-Pacific region operations, aiming to address challenges like supply chain risks for defence systems from China.

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 - 02:02 PM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: USA, House Of Representatives, China, Indo-Pacific, World news

Courtesy: ANI

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin

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Joe Biden Issues Stern Warning To Putin Over Ukraine Issue

The United States President Joe Biden on December 7 conducted a video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the talks, Biden warned Putin over a military offensive at the Ukraine border. The Biden administration asked Russia for de-escalation against their European alliance or face strong economic measures by America and Europe. The US President raised deep concern and assured defence if Russia launch a military attack… read-more

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 - 11:32 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Joe BIden, United States, Russia, President Vladimir Putin, Ukraine

UAE

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UAE Changes Workweek To Mon-Fri From Sun-Thurs

The United Arab Emirates made a major change in its system by declaring its workweek from Monday to Friday, making it one of the few places in the middle east to follow Western hours. It'll come into effect from January 1, 2022. The country currently has a Sunday to Thursday working week. Besides, the government employees will work half-day on Friday, a traditional Muslim holy day in Islam. 

Wed, 08 Dec 2021 - 10:10 AM / by Nehal Surana

Tags: UAE, Islam, Dubai, trending, World news

Courtesy: The Times of India