Airstrikes in Afghanistan By US Military

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Airstrikes In Afghanistan To Support Afghan Troops, Says US

According to Pentagon, the United States military carried out airstrikes across Afghanistan to support the Afghan security forces who are fighting the Taliban alone. The Taliban, in recent days, has gained over many areas of Afghanistan by pushing back the Afghan military and taking over important territories. The defense officials reported that the US has carried out approximately six to seven airstrikes in the past 30 days. 

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 - 03:05 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: United States, Pentagon, Afghan forces, Afghanistan, Taliban, Terrorism

Courtesy: The Hindu

India V/S Sri Lanka

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India Vs Sri Lanka : India Loses ODI On Sri Lankan Soil After 9 Years

Sri Lanka defeated India in the third ODI after nine years at their home ground.  The stars of the match were Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa, whose batting lashed the Indian team by 3 wickets. The Sri Lankan team reached 55/1 in 10 overs, chasing the target of 225. However, the match was reduced to 47 overs per side owing to the rainfall.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 - 02:17 PM / by Umang Bafna

Tags: India Vs Sri Lanka 2021, Colombo, Shikhar Dhawan

Courtesy: English Jagran

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin Trials Canceled By Brazil

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Brazil Cancels Bharat Biotech's Covaxin Clinical Studies Due To Controversy

Following the controversy related to the deal with the Brazilian government for the supply of 20 million doses of vaccine led to the suspension of clinical studies of 'Bharat Bio-Tech Covaxin.’ It thus terminated Bharat Biotech’s agreement with its partner. The MoU signed with Precisa Medicamentos and Envixia Pharmaceuticals LLC for its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin for the Brazilian… read-more

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 - 01:54 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Bharat biotech, Brazil, Covid-19, Covaxin

Courtesy: PTI

Qian Yang

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Tokyo Olympics: Qian Yang Becomes First Gold Medalist Of The Season

Chinese shooter Qian Yang bagged the first gold medal in the 10 meter air rifle at the Tokyo Olympics. She defeated Russian Anastasiia Galashina in the finals. Meanwhile, Switzerland's Nina Bronzen was awarded the bronze medal. Archery, men's cycling, fencing, judo, shooting, taekwondo, and women's weightlifting were among the first medal events held in Tokyo on July 24.

Sat, 24 Jul 2021 - 10:45 AM / by Umang Bafna

Tags: Tokyo Olympics, Qian Yang

Courtesy: ABC NEWS

Rescue operation

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Greek Authorities Continue Search And Rescue Operations Off Coast For Missing Migrants

Off the coast of the southern island of Crete, Greek authorities began a search and rescue operation on July 23, for several migrants who went missing after their boat carrying them sank due to high winds. So far Greek authorities have rescued 37 migrants including one child and a woman on the night of July 22. The submerged boat total had 45 migrants on board.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 09:45 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: Migrants, coastguard, Greece, boat

Courtesy: The Times Of India

Leslie Grace

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Leslie Grace To Play Lead In 'Batgirl'

Actress Leslie Grace best known for her role as Nina Rosario in the musical drama film "In the Heights" has reportedly been casted in the lead as the batgirl in the DC Universe’s upcoming movie "Batgirl.” Series of actresses like Zoey Deutch, Isabela Merced, and Leslie Grace auditioned for the main role, however, Grace got the opportunity to play the part. Besides, Batgirl will be premiered on HBO Max.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 08:43 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: DC Comics, DCEU, HBO Max, batgirl

Courtesy: Looper

Indonesian Man Caught Mid-Air Over Fake Covid Report

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Covid-Positive Man Disguises Himself As Wife, Arrested At Indonesian Airport

An Indonesian man was detained mid-air after he was caught faking his apparel and passport. The man, identified as DW, wore his wife's full-face veil also known as hijab, and took her passport even her negative Covid test result to fly from Jakarta to Ternate without being caught. The police apprehended and ordered him to self-isolate at home after landing. He will be taken to court after his quarantine ends.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 07:55 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: Covid-19, Indonesia, jakarta, citilink

Courtesy: BBC

Taliban

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Afghanistan: Taliban Beheaded Interpreter Who Worked For US Army

The Taliban has beheaded Sohail Pardis, an Afghan interpreter who worked for the US Army. Reportedly, he was on his way home from Afghanistan’s Kabul to Khost on May 12 for Eid, where his vehicle was stopped at a checkpoint by the Taliban. Later, they dragged and left him beheaded. Meanwhile, Biden will evacuate 2,500 Afghan visa seekers and their families in Virginia until the war settles… read-more

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 07:20 PM / by Balaji L

Tags: Taliban, Afghanistan, Interpreter, US Army

Courtesy: The Times Of India

Artificial Rain In UAE

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Dubai Heat: Artificial Rain Showers In UAE Using Cloud Seeding Technology

The government of UAE is implicating cloud seeding technology to control the heat in Dubai, which often exceeds 115 degrees Fahrenheit. It aims to diminish drought worldwide. Besides, storms are created using drones, hitting the clouds with electricity resulting in large raindrops. “The rainfall technology I saw today, which is still being developed, may someday support countries in water-scarce environments like the UAE,” said Mansoor… read-more

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 06:40 PM / by Umang Bafna

Tags: Dubai Heat, Artificial Rain, Dubai, UAE

Courtesy: CBS News

President Xi visits Tibet

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Xi Jinping Marks His First Official Visit To Tibet As President

China's President Xi Jinping became the first Chinese leader in many years to visit Tibet and other Southeastern border regions with India. In its official visit Jinping reportedly drove to the Nyang bridge of the Yarlung Zangbo River and Nyingchi town and inspected the newly built Sichuan-Tibet first fast train line in Tibet. His last visit to the Tibet Autonomous Region was in 2011 when he was China’s vice president.

Fri, 23 Jul 2021 - 03:00 PM / by Prateek Chakradhar

Tags: President Xi Jinping, India - China Standoff, Tibet, bullet train, Arunachal Pradesh

Courtesy: Mint