Daily buzz @ 18 June, 2020 Outnumbered, Indian soldiers stood ground in violent seven-hour face-off


India @ 372,552 and death toll touched 12,377


Outnumbered, Indian soldiers stood ground in violent seven-hour face-off:

The clash between Indian and Chinese troops in which both sides suffered casualties on Monday began at around 7 pm in the Galwan Valley when an Indian Army squad of about 50 soldiers, led by Colonel SantoshBabu, reached a contested site near what is known as Patrol Point 14, people familiar with the developments said on  were unarmed, as part of a protocol between the two sides. Forward troops patrolling the disputed border either do not carry guns, or, if they do, keep them slung on their backs with the magazines in pouches and not clipped on.

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Covid-19: Karnataka to observe ‘Mask Day’ today:

With Karnataka observing ‘Mask Day’ today, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that the state has organised a walk from VidhanaSoudha to Cubbon Park to create awareness about the importance of wearing a mask as a preventive measure against Covid-19.“We are celebrating ‘Mask Day’ at all district headquarters today. We have organised a walk from VidhanaSoudha (to Cubbon Park) to create awareness about the importance of wearing a mask as a preventive measure against Covid-19,” Yediyurappa told media persons here.

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Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in J-K’s Pulwama:

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.A cordon-and-search operation was launched in the morning by the forces at Meej in the Pampori area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama after receiving specific information about the presence of terrorists, a police official said.He said the operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon a search party of the forces.

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Chinese apps which Indian Intel agencies want people to flush out:

Indian intelligence agencies have red-flagged usage of over 50 China-linked apps as being a threat to national security, as a report in Hindustan Times suggest. The Intel agencies have asked the government to block or advise people to stop the use the apps which remain popular among Indian users. India’s security agencies have raised concerns that these apps aren’t safe and end up extracting a large amount of data outside India.The list includes popular apps such as social media platforms TikTok and Bigo Live, file sharing service Shareit, UC Browser mobile web browser, e-commerce platform Shein, popular game Clash of Kings and apps made and pre-bundled by Xiaomi.

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Nearly 500 Russian doctors have died after contracting coronavirus:

MOSCOW, June 18. /TASS/. Some 500 medical staff have died from COVID-19 in Russia, Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Healthcare AllaSamoilova said on Thursday.

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Image appears to show nail-studded rods used in India-China brawl:

An image has emerged showing a crude weapon purportedly used by Chinese forces in the fatal brawl along China’s disputed border with India on Monday.The image that emerged on Thursday showed crude weapons that appeared to be made from iron rods studded with nails. It was passed to the BBC by a senior Indian military official on the India-China border, who said the weapons had been used by the Chinese.

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Telangana Education Minister announces intermediate exam results:

While boys got a pass percentage of 62.10, girls secured 75.15 pass percentage in the second-year intermediate result.The results were announced by Education Minister P SabithaIndra Reddy and result can viewed from the following

https://www.tsbie.cgg.gov.in/, http://results.cgg.gov.in/ and http://examresults.ts.nic.in/.

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Covid tests at Apollo Diagnostics in Hyderabad:

Apollo Diagnostics, Nallagandla, which is Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved Covid-19 testing laboratory, is offering to provide coronavirus testing facility to suspected cases who have doctor’s prescription, identification card and a fully filled ICMR Specimen Referral Form (SRF).

Fee for those getting the test done at Apollo Diagnostics laboratory will be Rs.2,200 and Rs. 2, 800 for those getting tested at home but additional charges will be levied for PPE and other safety related consumables, a press release said.

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