President Emmanuel Macron Loses Overall Majority In French Legislative Elections
President Emmanuel Macron loses an absolute majority as the newly established left-wing alliance government gains a majority on June 20. In the second round of parliamentary elections, Macron's centrist coalition, Ensemble (Together), defeated the New Popular Environmentalist and Social Union (Nupes). Macron becomes the first incumbent French president since a 2000 election reform to lose a legislative majority as a result of the new outcome… read-more
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Indian-Origin Prisca Thevenot Elected In French Legislative Elections
Prisca Thevenot made history on June 19 when she became the first French woman of Indian origin to be elected to the legislature. Prisca's great grandfather emigrated to Mauritius from South India many years ago. She joined LREM (La République en Marche, President Emmanuel Macron's party) and ran for the LREM party in Hauts-de-Seine 8th seat in 2022 Legislative Election. She received 65.75 percent of the vote and was elected.
Tags: French election, Prisca Thevenot, Indian origin, legislative election, France
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
France To Likely Authorize UPI Payments & Rupay Cards
India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Rupay cards will soon be approved in France, according to an Indian official in France. According to Indian Ambassador Jawed Ashraf, since India is at the forefront of digital technology, it has seized the issue of global semiconductor scarcity. India was also named "country of the year" at Vivatech 2020, Europe's largest start-up conference.
Tags: UPI, France, UPI Payment, India, Online Payment
Courtesy: DNA India
Paralympic Shooter Avani Lekhara Asks For Help After Coach & Escort Were Denied Visas
Avani Lekhara, Indian paralympic shooter, requested assistance on June 3 over her coach Rakesh Manpat and escort Shweta Jewaria not receiving visas for World Shooting Para Sport World Cup 2022 in France. Lekhara expressed her disappointment on Twitter, tagging Sports Minister, Sports Authority of India, Paralympic Committee of India, and Indian embassy in France. Lekhara tweeted "It's an important match for me on 7th June. Can anyone help… read-more
Tags: paralympics, France, indian shooter, avani lekhara, Rakesh Manpat
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
Protestors For Domestic Violence Cases In France Interrupt Cannes Film Festival
Protestors caused another disturbance on the Red Carpet of the 75th Cannes Film Festival on May 22. A group of black-clad ladies unfurled a poster and fired black smoke bombs while raising their hands in the air. The names on the poster are those of women assassinated by men in domestic abuse incidents in France. A spokesman for the film "Riposte Feministe" later claimed responsibility for the demonstration.
Tags: Cannes Film Festival, Red carpet, protesters, France, domestic violence case
Aero Club Tourist Plane Crashes In Les Adrets, France; 5 Dead Including A Kid
In southeast France, a tourist aircraft crashed near the village of Les Adrets. On May 21, five bodies, including a kid, were recovered at the accident site. Local authorities were alerted by eyewitnesses to the incident, and over 60 firefighters were dispatched to the scene to put out the fire. The plane was taking its first flight and belonged to an aero club. An inquiry is ongoing by local authorities.
Tags: France, plane crash, firefighters, Tourist, Les Adrets
Courtesy: Zee News
Monkeypox: France, Germany & Belgium Report First Cases, Spain Reports 21 Cases
Monkeypox has been detected in France, Belgium and Germany, on May 20. France has reported its first case, whereas Belgium reported two cases in two different cities. Recently, Canada, US, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Sweden reported their first cases of the Monkeypox virus. Spain's active Monkeypox caseload stands at 21. Monkeypox is a virus transmitted to humans from animals, and its symptoms are very similar to that of Smallpox.… read-more
Tags: Monkeypox, Smallpox, US, Canada, France
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Elisabeth Borne Appointed As PM Of France; Succeeds Jean Castex
French president Emmanuel Macron appointed Elisabeth Borne(61) as the new PM of France. Borne is a former Minister of transport, ecology, and labour. She is the second woman to hold the position after Edith Cresson (1991-1992) under President Francois Mitterrand. Borne joined Centralist La Republique en Marche party after voting for Macron in 2017 election. Borne succeeded Jean Castex, who led the French cabinet since July 2020.
Tags: France, France President Emmanuel Macron, Centralist La Republique en Marche party, Elisabeth Borne, Jean Castex
Courtesy: ANI News
Face Masks No Longer Necessary When Flying To Few EU Destinations
Passengers traveling to several European Union destinations no longer need to wear face masks. The mask rule is still in effect in Germany, Greece, Italy, and Spain. Face masks are no longer required on public transport in France. However, until June 15, Italy mandates travelers to use the protective FFP2 masks. As per European Union Aviation Safety Agency, susceptible passengers should continue to use FFP2 masks and maintain social… read-more
Tags: Covid-19, Face Masks, European Union, France, Air Travel
PM Modi, France President Macron Hopeful To Develop New India-France Partnership
PM Narendra Modi met France President Emmanuel Macron on May 4 and discussed a vision of a free, open, rules-based Indo-Pacific region, based-on commitment to international law. The External Affairs Minister said, India-France is hopeful to develop new India-France partnerships and expressed concern about the violation of Human Rights in Afghanistan. PM Modi invited President Macron to India and emplaned for India after the conclusion of his… read-more
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