Daily buzz @ 17 June, 2020 PM Modi on China issue: India wants peace but capable of giving befitting reply


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PM Modi on China issue: India wants peace but capable of giving befitting reply

Twenty Indian Army personnel, including a Colonel, were killed in the clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley on Monday night, the biggest military confrontation in over five decades that has significantly escalated the already volatile border standoff between the two countries.

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China says it does not want more clashes with India:

A day after it was reported that 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a violent face-off with China’s People Liberation Army (PLA) in Ladakh’sGalwan Valley, the Chinese foreign ministry today it does not wish to see “more clashes” with India. “From the Chinese side, we do not wish to see more clashes,” Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said.

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Yes Bank plans to raise ₹8,000 crore through rights issue:

The bank, which counts two of India’s largest lenders State Bank of India and HDFC Ltd. as its investors, will kick off the fundraising soon, the people said. That could help Yes Bank raise its Tier-1 core capital ratio to around 10%, from 6.3% as of end-March, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is private.

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Yoga Day: PM Modi to address the nation on 21 June to discuss ongoing conflicts with China:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation on 21st June on the occasion of International Day of Yoga. This will be live telecast at 6.30 AM on public telecaster Doordarshan and other digital platforms.

PM has also called for an all-party meeting on 19 June to discuss the ongoing border conflict with China. The meeting will be attended by presidents of all political parties.

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Bengaluru to convert stadiums, exhibition centres into covid care facilities:

The Karnataka government will convert stadiums, exhibition centres and other such large spaces in the city into covid- 19 facilities to quarantine asymptomatic patients.

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SC directs Centre to issue orders on timely payment of doctors’ wages:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to issue orders to states and union territories on timely payment of full salaries and adequate accommodation for doctors and healthcare workers involved in treating covid-19 patients.The directions are to be issued within 24 hours.

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NZ military put in charge of quarantines:

New Zealand PM JacindaArdern orders the military to oversee the country’s quarantine and border operations. It comes after two people allowed out early later tested positive for coronavirus

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Dexamethasone proves to be first drug to save lives of severest COVID-19 cases:

The steroid dexamethasone was shown Tuesday to be the first drug to significantly reduce the risk of death among severe COVID-19 cases, in trial results hailed as a “major breakthrough” in the fight against the disease.Researchers led by a team from the University of Oxford administered the widely available drug to more than 2,000 severely ill COVID-19 patients.

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Martyred Telangana colonel’s family reaches Hyderabad:

Martyred Colonel B. SantoshBabu’s family reached the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad here from New Delhi on Wednesday morning.

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Andhra Assembly again passes bills for three capitals:

For the second time this year, the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly on Tuesday passed two bills for establishing three state capitals.

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World’s largest Covid-facility coming up in Delhi:

To ramp up the capacity of beds in the national capital, the Delhi government has started converting South Delhi’s RadhaSoami Spiritual Centre into the world’s largest COVID-19 care facility with over 200 halls and 10,000 beds.

The area of the spiritual centre is as large as the over 22 football fields. There will also be a provision of accommodation for doctors at one side of the facility.

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