News Night: World faces Delta challenge and other top stories

News Night: World faces Delta challenge and other top stories

[Music] hello and good evening valentia has had a great super sunday at the olympics today not only has pv sunday become the only indian woman to bag two olympic medals she got a bronze in badminton singles today and has also entered the haki the men’s hockey semi-finals and that too has happened after decades the last time india won any medal and it was a gold was way back in 1980 in the moscow olympics we’ll be talking about this on news night tonight and much else i’m gotham roy we’ll also be talking about how today has been another landmark day for india in terms of how it’s now taken over the presidency of the united nations security council for the entire month of august this represents a big deal a great deal for india in terms of the kind of opportunity that it provides to give leadership to the entire global community on the front of security particularly maritime security on the front of peacekeeping as well as counterterrorism but first as always our headlines the day turns out to be super sunday for india at the olympics pb sindhu scripts history becomes the first indian women’s sports person to back two olympic medals by beating china’s kevin zhao in the women’s singles badminton clash for the bronze president prime minister and others send out a flurry of congratulatory messages the men’s hockey team gives the nation another reason to cheer reaches the semi-finals of the contest after beating great britain 3-1 in the quarterfinals india had last won gold medal in hockey in the 1980 moscow olympics [Music] union home minister amit shah seeks the blessings of the voters of the pradesh for the 2022 assembly elections while unveiling several developmental gifts for the state during his visit involves puja at varanasi’s kashi temple nasa foundation stone for the vintage corridor project in mirzapur also inquires about former uttar pradesh minister kalyan singh’s health in lucknow set back for the congress in manipur it’s state party chief govan das let’s go over the hand to grasp the bjp’s lotus the state’s chief minister nb rinsing says the switching over of govindas is an indicator of the faith the people have in the bjp good news on the economy front gst collection for the month of july reaches 1 lakh 16 393 crore rupees 33 increase over the same month a year ago july also witnesses record digital transactions crosses the six-stack crore rupees mark through upi india assumes the presidency of the united nations security council for the month of august lists out maritime security peacekeeping and counterterrorism as priority areas external affairs minister dr sj shankar says india looks forward to working productively with other members it will always be a voice of moderation and advocate of dialogue and several countries tightened restrictions and other measures over coed spike related to the spread of the virulent delta variant china titans restrictions after its presence is found in at least 18 provinces israel begins third booster shot administration for those above 60 years cambodia starts vaccinating 12 to 17 year olds and also switches first and second shots between astrazeneca and a chinese vaccine first up ace badminton player pv sindhu clinched the bronze medal for india after defeating china’s hebing zhao 21 13 21 15 in the third place play-off and with this sinthu become has become the first indian woman to win two individual medals at the olympics wrestler sushil kumar was the first and the only other indian to win two olympic medals following up his bronze at 2008 beijing with a silver at the london edition [Music] [Music] previous hindu created history on sunday by winning the bronze medal match against china’s hibinjao at the tokyo olympics sindhu who has returned with medals from each of the big ticket events such as commonwealth asian games and the bwf world tour finals in the last five years outfitted eight seed bin jiao 2113-2115 to add a branch to the silver she had secured at a 2016 rio games up against an opponent who had beaten her nine times so far in the last 15 meetings sindhu showed great determination to outplay bin zhao with an aggression to scoop india’s third medal at the tokyo sindhu showed great fortitude as she recovered from her painful semi-final loss to world number one tai zhu ying and produced an aggressive show against a chinese opponent president ramnath kovind has congratulated privy sindhu for winning bronze medal and bringing glory to india in a tweet president ramnath kovan said privy singh who becomes the first indian woman to win medals in two olympic games she has set a new yard stick of consistency dedication and excellence my heartiest congratulations to her for bringing glory to india prime minister narendra modi also congratulated pv sindhu on winning bronze medal at the tokyo a tweet pierre modi said we are all elated by the stellar performance by pv sindhu congratulations to her on winning bronze medal at the tokyo 2020 she is india’s pride and one of our most outstanding olympians union home minister amisha tweeted well played sindhu time and again you have proved your unparalleled commitment and devotion towards the game may you continue to bring glory to the nation we are proud for your remarkable accomplishment pv sindhu’s father pv ramana said he is impressed with the way her daughter kept on attacking in the bronze medal match um [Music] foreign won the medal today she played very well extremely happy because we missed the goal but this is also equivalent sindhu is also the reigning world champion after winning the 2019 world championship title as the 2020 edition was cancelled due to kovi 19 pandemic she was the first indian to achieve that feat too she also has four more medals from prestigious world championships two silver and two bronze the rio olympic success made her first female athlete from india to win an olympic silver medal sports this video and to make the day even more sweet india beat great britain 3-1 to reach the men’s hockey semi-finals where they will face 2018 world champions belgium india have entered the semis of the olympics men’s hockey after 49 years while he did get that gold in 1980 in moscow but at that time there was no semi-final india made the most of the defensive errors early on in the match the first goal came in the first quarter as simranjit singh stole the ball and passed it to dulpreet who was standing alone inside the circle the youngster made no mistake and gave india the lead the second one came at the start of the second quarter as gurjan singh twisted turned and struck it onto the nets to double india’s lead samworth brought nervy 15 minutes for india in the match as he scored a goal from a penalty corner to end the third quarter hardik singh produced a moment of brilliance as his scored in the final quarter to extend india’s lead the last time india featured in the semi-finals of the olympics was in 1972 munich games where they lost 0-2 to arch rivals pakistan india will take on world champions belgium in the semi-finals on tuesday belgium defeated spain 3-1 in another quarterfinal to seal their place in the last four round the other semi-final of the men’s hockey competition will be played between australia and germany sports desk dd india [Music] winning the bronze medal at the ongoing tokyo olympics yesterday joining me is union sports minister and rock taco to talk about the amazing performance by pv sindhu so what is your first reaction when you saw pv sindhu winning that match smashing victory i think she has done very well and a big congratulations to pb sindhu she has made india proud not once but twice over she has done well in 2016 she has done well now and the way the girls have performed it shows nobody can stop them they are unstoppable first meera by channel lovelina now tv sindhu so i think they have done extremely well my heartfelt congratulations to her so it once again showcases the uh the way indian women have come off age especially in the 2016 games as well as in the 2021 tokyo games what do you have to say about that i think you take any sector the girls have done very well and especially after the slogan given by prime minister modi and the way he has worked in the area of go for the girl child betty bachchan the girls did it you know in every sector every field they performed so well and they have you know not looked back they have been outstanding so far and i’m sure many more will get inspired from these young athletes who have done extremely well my heartfelt congratulations to them appreciate your time so that was as union sports minister on raw taco saying that these athletes will inspire generations to come with cowboys and sanchez india has assumed the presidency of the united nations security council on sunday for the month of august during its presidency india would focus on three major themes of maritime security peacekeeping and counterterrorism and will hold signature events to highlight these issues as well this is the 10th time india will be assuming the presidency of the security council the last time being in november 2012. india has just assumed the presidency of the united nations security council on the 1st of august it is a singular honor for us to be presiding over the security council in the same month when we are celebrating our 75th independence day 1st august 2021 india takes over the prestigious office of the president of the united nations security council listing out the priorities of india during the month-long presidency india’s envoy to the united nations t.s.t murthy said maritime security peacekeeping and counter-terrorism would be the key themes india would be focusing on during its presidency india will be organizing signature events in three major areas maritime security peacekeeping and counterterrorism maritime security has a high priority for us and it is important for the security council to take a holistic approach to this issue peacekeeping is a topic close to our hearts given our own long and pioneering involvement with peacekeeping we will be focusing on how to ensure the safety of peacekeepers especially by using better technology and how to bring perpetrators of crimes against peacekeepers to justice we will continue to keep the spotlight on counter terrorism i would like to thank the honorable prime minister and our external affairs minister for continuing to guide our permanent mission especially during our stint in the security council in a video message the rumors said that the security council will have several meetings on its agenda including syria lebanon middle east iraq and somalia the security council will also have its on its agenda several important meetings including syria iraq somalia yemen and the middle east the security council will also be adopting important resolutions on somalia mali and the un interim force in lebanon india will also be organizing a solemn event in the memory of peacekeepers the presidency of the security council is held by rotation by the 15 members of the unsc india has been president of the body in june 1950 september 1967 december 1972 october 1977 february 1985 october 1991 december 1992 august 2011 and november 2012. as the president of the top u.n body for august india will decide the agenda for the month coordinate important meetings and other related issues india is a non-permanent member of the united nations security council since january this year for a period of two years blue report did india well it’s a big day for india as it has got the major global responsibility when the world is at a crucial juncture and that is something that the world has also noticed and we also had excellent affairs minister dr shankar saying that india is looking forward to fulfilling this responsibility india taking over the presidency of the united nations security council congratulatory messages began pouring in expressing happiness over india taking over the security council presidency the french ambassador in new delhi emmanuel linnear said his country should work with india in tackling several issues faced by the world today russian ambassador to india nikolai kudashi in a tweet wished all success and congratulated india on taking over the presidency he said that the agenda is impressive and embraces pressing global issues including maritime security peacekeeping and counter-terrorism external affairs minister dr sj shankar in tweets said that as india takes over unsc presidency for august the country looks forward to working productively with other members he further added that india will always be a voice of moderation and advocate of dialogue and a proponent of international law union minister for information and broadcasting and minister of sports and youth affairs anurag thakur also tweeted that india’s presidency of the united nations security council begins in august in the independence day month at a time when the country is set to mark the 75th independence day india’s commitment to promote responsible and inclusive solutions to international peace and security and its major agendas for presidency has been well received and clearly states the aim of effective responses and greater cooperation at unsc bear report did india and now it’s time to bring up our in focus tonight the first one of the evening india takes over unsc presidency and to talk about it we have uh joining us dilip sinha former senior diplomat as well as professor swaran singh strategic and foreign affairs expert first to you uh what do you make of how india has come at this juncture you know to this important responsibility of assuming the presidency of the u.n security council india has its priorities it set out its agenda but how will that be now navigated under the current circumstances well it’s a great opportunity for for india to display its influence its diplomatic skills uh on this world stage especially for our diplomats for our ambassador in in the united nations uh to ensure that he works in close coordination with the unc secretary general on the various activities of the security council all across the world many of which are extremely important for india as well and for global peace it also gives me an opportunity to work with the other members of the security council in particular the permanent members uh in case uh on all these various uh tricky and very difficult issues that are coming up this month like somalia he mentioned mali lebanon uh these are all areas on which it’s important for uh for the security council to take effective action to continue its operations and in all this uh the the role that our pr the permanent representative will play in new york will be very important right uh professor saying in terms of how india has uh listed out its priorities it’s uh maritime security peacekeeping and uh a brief mention was made by that there about uh what kind of concerns are there in that department as well and of course there’s counter-terrorism so how do you think india can really pursue these goals because in terms of maritime security it said that the world needs to take a wholesome view of this entire issue first of all un security council is the most influential and powerful organization that we have around the world and to get the presidency for a month of that institution brings enormous visibility and of course expectations and it brings also a kind of chance for that country to showcase what it can contribute and in that sense you see the president for that month becomes both the representative of u.n security council in other organizations other places as also spokesperson so in that sense other than the routine items which are already listed president can prioritize which areas if that particular country or representative of that country wishes to highlight and bring forward and maritime security as you mentioned is clearly up on the agenda of india for several years definitely if not decades the whole focus on sagar mala sagar indo-pacific etc means that india is ocean-going and very oceanic country in that sense so terrorism would be another issue so what is interesting here is other than initial stages of united nations security council in 1960s when the world was divided among blocks president hardly had any role because those blocks will decide what is going to be discussed and decided vetoes were very often used since then president has a very critical role in building consensus bringing unanimity and in doing that president can hold the subgroups meetings within the security council informal meetings within the security council and therefore bring in certain kind of perspective that president wants to bring in as to what to prioritize and how to tackle those issues and given india’s credential my last point will be the fact that india was brought in as a non-permanent member by 184 or 193 general assembly votes right that showcases the expectation that world has today from india and the fact that indian prime minister has decided to chair one of those meetings on 9th of august is showcasing the enthusiasm and engagement india wants to showcase is also how world looks at india with a certain expectation so in that sense i think it’s an opportunity to expand india’s goodwill and also a footprint on international diplomacy okay we hold uh that ninth of august uh uh thing that you talked about about the prime minister holding session because we don’t have any official word on it yet but uh it’s been talked about a lot there’s a huge buzz around it but when india talks about holding signature events uh uh what exactly do we mean by that uh delivers well the first event of this nature was held was an it was an offline event in those days this was in 1992 in january when great united kingdom was the president of the security council and prime minister john major decided to hold the first security council summit meeting at which prime minister narasimha rao had had gone and there were i think 13 heads of states and governmental parties spirit in this meeting this meeting was extremely important for two or three reasons one was because it heralded the switch over from the soviet union to the russian president prime minister president yeltsin was welcomed so the seat switched from the soviet union to russia and the other was that it authorized the then secretary general butras putras valley to prepare a report on how to strengthen the security council and he prepared a report six months later called the agenda for peace which was in a way a revolutionary change in the security council’s role in peacekeeping which lasted almost 20 years in which a number of military actions were authorized so it was a trend-setting meeting that was held at that time now we’ll see what happens on the 6th of august how this takes shape of course these are difficult times because you cannot have a physical meeting in new york because of this pandemic but any high level participation will uh go a long way in in strengthening and ensuring that the security council uh becomes a little more effective right in the various areas of tension and threats to international peace and security which are taking place all across the world today and professors one thing there’s a lot of speculation on what else could make the month of august eventful from the perspective of security one of course is afghanistan we have a situation that is coming to some some kind of inflection point in myanmar as well and then of course uh getting to the bottom of this entire covert 19 outbreak see other than covet 19 india also already as a non-permanent member chairs three meetings two on sanctions on syria and taliban and one on counter-terrorism and india from 1994 onwards has been working gradually we have had some progress on building a comprehensive international counterterrorism convention so some of these issues will definitely come forward in building that larger consensus at international level i am also reminded that in case the reports that we see as you said it’s not confirmed that indian prime minister for unit security council meeting on 9th of august 9th of august is very significant because of the bombing on japan nagasaki on 9th and 6th august was hiroshima and i would remember president obama was other president who had once presided over the young security summit meeting to focus on nuclear disarmament so maybe that if the date is the 9th of august then that would also be up in the psyche of most people participating india again has had enormous credentials in pushing for nuclear disarmament and arms control so that could also be an issue but i understand there are several issues which are already listed and some of them will emerge as the consensus builds up from today to the ninth in case indian prime minister apollo chair and then preside over that meeting but in any case indian foreign minister also is expected to pay a visit during the month of august that again gets an opportunity so it’s a very different perspective that a country gets when you are presiding over your security council functioning and it’s not natural that you could get you know it’s very rare that a country in two years term as a non-permanent member can get to do it twice so as you mentioned in your opening of this discussion in eight terms that india has had we have been presiding over again security council 12 times right so the fact that we are entering in seventh month of our membership even security council we are not so sure depending on the alphabetic order of countries that are sitting today on your security council so in that sense it’s a unique opportunity for a particular country to both understand a holistic mindset of those who are sitting on that big table and also share their own priorities and then you know showcase what it can bring to the table in terms of pushing certain agenda fast forward and also caring or caring carrying forward what is already listed a scheduled agenda of the security council for the month of august okay now uh also it seemed like that there was at one time some thought process working on bringing in technology also as one of those issues that india wants to pursue but it seems that uh one can only do so much in a month but that is again another another area which uh has a lot of global concerns particularly with the kind of digitization that has been seen in the kobe data and the kind of challenges that it also poses especially on the cyber security front similarly the use of space well yes space security the security of various communication installations that are present today in the world in space that is extremely important cyber security has become extremely important especially with these cyber attacks have taken place uh recently so in these areas where technology plays a key role the security council has to activate itself and put in place uh institutions and rules and regulations uh so that security in this area can be strengthened in addition to this of course there are these two areas that you mentioned next to india one is afghanistan and one is myanmar where there is civil strife taking place and it’s extremely important that we get the security concept activated on these because both these uh impact not only the lives of civilians in these two countries but also global peace so it’s uh it’s important that we get the security council active in these areas uh for the security council to fulfill its role as the guarantor of international peace and security okay so we have a lot to look forward to in the month of august and let’s see how things progress particularly in the ninth thanks for joining us this evening okay now let’s talk about uh covert 19 and that situation is coming under control in india but the southern state of kerala has become cause for concern as it has been reporting over 20 000 cases every day for the last 15 days well the total number of recovered patients of code 19 now stand at 3 crore 8 lakh 20 521 in the last 24 hours 39 258 patients recovered the recovery rate has now gone up to 97.36 percent india has reported 41 831 daily new cases in the last 24 hours as well india’s active case load is currently standing at 4 lakh 9 952 which is 1.3 percent of the total positive cases the weekly positivity rate remains below five percent at two point four two percent the daily positivity rate also remains below five percent at two point three four percent with substantially ramped up testing capacity across the country over 46 crore 82 lakh tests have been conducted so far but covered cases driven by the more effective delta variant are spiking in almost all parts of the world countries like cambodia which had largely been spared by the virus last year two are now feeling the pinch stricter containment measures are being imposed by authorities in response to the surge even vaccination strategies are being tweaked with booster shots and mixing of doses being thrown in in the mix to see what works best against the wiley delta variant a fresh wave of covert infections fueled by the spread of the more virulent delta variant is sweeping across the world several countries in the americas europe and asia are seeing fresh spikes of daily new cases situation across many countries is tenuous olympics host japan is seeing daily protests with people demanding cancellation of the games which are being blamed for a spike in cases saturdays or daily new cases going beyond the 4000 mark in tokyo for the first time i don’t know if it has anything to do with the olympics or not but as a person who is working i feel scared anti-government protests rocked thailand on sunday with participants in different vehicles forming a long line stretching over 20 kilometers to bangkok honking horns and raising the three-finger salute from the hunger games films the protest was to show discontent against prime minister prairie chanhas handling of the coronavirus crisis thailand has been grappling with its biggest coronavirus outbreak so far it reported 18 027 new cases on a single day and 133 new deaths the country on sunday extended tighter containment measures in bangkok and higher risk provinces until the end of august to slow down the spread in neighboring cambodia sundays are vaccinations being started for 12 to 17 year olds while their prime minister said the country will also begin offering booster shots switching between astrazeneca and chinese vaccines in an effort to stop the spread of the virus cambodia has launched a lockdown in eight provinces bordering thailand this week in a bid to prevent the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus in the southeast asian country cambodia managed to largely contain the virus for most of last year but an outbreak first detected in late february has driven our total cases to 77 919 with 1420 deaths china on sunday reported 75 new cases of covert 19 on the mainland for the 31st of july up from 55 cases a day earlier including new locally transmitted cases in eight provinces news footage on chinese state broadcaster cctv showed a residential compound being placed under lockdown in xiamen located in china’s fujian province china’s total number of current infections stands at 1022 cases with no new deaths reported the country has reported a total of 93 0005 infections since the outbreak began in europe while germany is seeing a fourth wave driven by the delta variant france and uk are at logging heads over england’s decision to keep quarantined measures in place for travelers coming from france till the end of next week and not for those coming from other european union countries and the us because of the beta variant chief yes it’s excessive and it’s frankly incomprehensible on health grounds we have been at times in difficult health situations in france we understood even though we were sorry that some of our neighbors implemented strict measures regarding travel from france this time frankly the british authorities have lifted the mandatory quarantine for every european country but not for france because the beta variant if i understood correctly the south african variant which represents less than five percent of cases in france it’s evident that the delta variant is proving to be a challenge for health authorities and different government bodies worldwide the world health organization has advised urgent and stricter measures to curb its spread vaccination strategies are also being tweaked in different countries to see which works best but masking up and following other code protocols still remains the best defense bureau report dd india and that brings up our second in focus for the evening world faces delta challenge and to talk about it we have dr rakesh agarwal with us director jipman and member who strategic advisory group of experts on immunization good evening to you dr urbal what do you make of the situation uh with the delta variants spreading to most parts of the world it’s already there in 132 countries according to the who but it is spreading fast and affecting a far more number of people now than ever before so i think we have known this for several weeks and actually months now that this is a variant that spreads much faster transmission is much more effective for this we saw that this happened in india during the second day of obit that we had in march to june and we that’s why we our wave was a really large wave and we saw large amount of disease around the country it has now got transmitted to most parts of the world and they are now seeing the effect of this variant and this is also transmitting very fast in those areas so uh i don’t think this is something totally new for those countries it may be new but overall at the global level we have seen this for substantial amount of time now the characteristics don’t change once it goes from one part of the world to the other and in areas where the disease rate had come down because of this coming in the transmission has again increased and there is a large number of cases so that’s completely understandable but the world is sort of not really equipped right now to handle this particular variant because uh the only thing that can mitigate its impact is uh being fully vaccinated and the percentage of fully vaccinated people in the world particularly in uh well most countries really is very very small even in india it’s uh barely uh seven to eight percent so yeah i think it will be incorrect to say that there is no other method available to prevent this other than vaccination there’s of course marketing happening exactly so i think those are very effective records and that is what is being promoted around the world so countries which had removed the mass mandate have reintroduced marks they have reproduced restrictions on people gathering and that is what would prevent this those measures will work irrespective of any kind of variant their efficacy may be different but they will work and that is what is being recommended same way when we say one dose for two dose and other vaccines work against variants we have had a lot of discussion in the media in our country as if one dose does not prevent the infection with these variables please understand experts in the field are coming around to the view rather they believe strongly that the disease may occur with variance after one dose but that disease is very mind we are not we are not using vaccines to prevent infection or to prevent mild disease we are using those to prevent serious disease which needs hospital admissions which needs oxygen which needs iso admissions and skills and that kind of disease is due to variants including the data variant is being prevented by even one dose and how often uh dr agrawal is this question asked of you that is there work on to figure out if we can come up with a variant specific vaccine as well see whether we need that kind of a vaccine is still a question the vaccines that are already available including the ones that we have in our country are protecting against severe disease if you look at the curve for united kingdom for instance the number of cases has gone up markedly they are having some 40 to 50 000 cases a day yes however they are not seeing a difficulty in finding beds they are not finding a difficulty in finding an ico bed they are not finding increase in deaths so the serious disease which is what we are bothered about is being prevented by the vaccination that has already gone in and those vaccines have been the estrogenic vaccine those have been the physical vaccine and these vaccines are working beautifully to prevent serious disease and mortality the idea mainly is to get as many people vaccinated as possible and in particular and we need to do that in our country too to vaccinate those who are at a higher risk of serious disease which means people above the age of 60 years people above the age of 50 years when co-morbidities even today in our country first dose has been received by about half of people above the age of 16. okay i think we need to preferentially bring those people to vaccination we need to reach out to them instead of younger people they are the groups that should be prioritized and that’s what we need to work on if uh we have to prevent it from becoming a problem again and that’s what the rest of the world is right i’m sure measures are being taken and being thought of as well to ensure that everybody gets vaccinated as quickly as possible the pace has picked up through the month of july and i’m sure it will pick up even further in the meantime of course people have to remember that they need to keep safe they need to mask up wash their hands keep their distance from other people follow all code protocols and no matter which variant it won’t be able to get to them at all thanks a lot for joining us dr agarwal this evening now moving on further prime minister narendra modi will be launching e-rupee a person and purpose-specific digital payment solution on monday through video conferencing e-rupee is a cashless and contactless instrument or for digital payment it is a qr code or sos string-based e-voucher which is delivered to the mobile of beneficiaries the users of the seamless one-time payment mechanism will be able to redeem the voucher without a card digital payments app or internet banking access at the service provider it’s been developed by the national payments corporation of india or on its upi platform in collaboration with the department of financial services ministry of health and family welfare and national health authority it’s expected to be a revolutionary initiative in the direction of ensuring a leak-proof delivery of welfare services union home minister amit shah was on a day-long visit to uttar pradesh on sunday where he launched several development programs he also offered prayers to goddess vindhya vasily ahead of the upcoming ut pradesh assembly elections in 2022 he also lauded chief minister gavita for the robust development in the state minister amisha who was on a day-long visit to uttar pradesh on sunday led the founders in a stone of 128 crore rupees with the anchor corridor project in missapool to strengthen the accessibility and other passenger facilities in vidyanchal he also dedicated a 15 crore rupees ropeway and other developmental projects home minister also offered prayers to goddess vidyawasani ahead of upcoming up 2022 assembly elections for minister lauded chief minister for robust development in this state [Music] congresswoman in implementation of several developmental schemes he also said the bjp always stood by its promise of ensuring a robust law and order situation and making uttar pradesh a developed state he also slammed the previous government for not working during the time of crisis okay the chief minister yogi adithana said that the estate was on a progressive trajectory in maintaining law and order he slammed the previous government for not working for progress of the people foreign also visited the ailing former uttar pradesh chief minister lansing at lucknow’s sanjay gandhi post graduate institute of medical sciences he said that the kalyan singh had a great contribution for the development in the state he also prayed for his well-being with bureau report dd india two years ago the union government enacted a landmark law against triple talaq in the country the day is being marked as muslim women rights day today addressing an event to mark the occasion in the national capital union minority office minister mukhtar abbasi said that the government’s step has proved to be revolutionary muslim women rights day is being observed across the country to celebrate the enactment of the law against triple talaq on the completion of two years of the law a program was organized in the national capital on sunday while addressing on the occasion minister for minority affairs mukhtar abbas naqui said that the government enacted the revolutionary law against rupal talaq which has made the social malpractice of triple talaq a criminal offense government has strengthened self-reliance self-respect and self-confidence of muslim women of the country and protected their constitutional fundamental and democratic rights by bringing the law against union minister for women and child development irani saluted the struggle of muslim women who fought for the law she said that no other woman should suffer in the name of triple foreign different organizations across the country observed first august as muslim women rights day there’s a significant decline in triple talaq cases after the law came muslim women across the country have overwhelmingly welcomed this law and pledged to continue the long fight for their rights bureau report dd india now in science of acceleration and economic activity india’s stacked collections on goods sold and services rendered returned to over one lakh crore rupees in july after the second wave of code related restrictions caused a blip the previous month the gross gst collected in july was one lakh sixteen thousand three hundred and ninety three crore rupees of its cgst was 22 197 crore rupees sgst 28 541 crore rupees and igst 57 crore rupees the revenue for the month of july 2021 is 33 higher than the gst revenue in the same month last year gst collections after posting above one lakh crore rupees a mark for eight months in row dropped below one lakh rose last month this included 27 900 rupees collected on import of goods and says at thousand seven hundred and ninety crore rupees the above figures include a gst collection received from gstr3b returns filed between the first of july to the 31st of july as well as its dncs collected from imports for the same period now news from the neighborhood just ahead of the meeting of asean foreign ministers to appoint a myanmar envoy the neighboring country’s military leadership has announced that it will hold elections and revoke the national emergency imposed in the country six months ago by august 2023 here’s a report nearly six months after the myanmar military smashed power from the country’s civilian government the chief of the armed forces said on sunday that the new elections will be held in the country and the prevailing state of emergency would be revoked by august 2023 we must create conditions to hold a free and fair multi-party general elections we have to make preparations i pledge to hold the multi-party general elections without fail myanmar’s military promised ruler means elections and said that his government is ready to work with any special envoy named by the association of south east asian nations he spoke in a televised address six months after the army seized power from a civilian government after disputed elections won by nobel laureate aung san suchi’s ruling party which he called extremist and accused of inciting violence i would like to say that myanmar is ready to work on asean cooperation with the asean framework including the dialogue with the asean special envoy in myanmar the country has been in turmoil since the army ousted the civilian leader in february 2021 launching a bloody crackdown on dissent that has killed many tens of thousands of civil servants and other workers have either been sacked for joining rallies or are still on strike in support of a nationwide civil disobedience campaign asean foreign ministers are meeting on monday when diplomats say they aim to finalize a special envoy task with ending violence and promoting dialogue between the junta and its opponents bureau report dd india a taliban fight has struck kandahar airport in southern afghanistan with at least three rockets overnight the insurgent group spokesperson said that the aim was to thwart airstrikes conducted by afghan government forces afghanistan air force has stepped up airstrikes on taliban hideouts more in this report fighting is raging around three major cities in southern and western afghanistan as taliban militants seeks to seize them from the government forces taliban fighters have entered parts of herat lashkar ka and kanthar taliban fighters struck kanthar airport in southern afghanistan with at least three rockets overnight the insurgent group spokesperson said that the aim was to [ __ ] airstrikes conducted by afghan government forces the afghanistan government official said that rockets attacked forced authorities to suspend all flights and that the runaway was partially damaged meanwhile a hideout used by taliban insurgent is seen being destroyed in an airstrike by defense forces in a video released by the afghanistan government on twitter tens of terrorists were killed and wounded in the attack in sarai district of kantar province the afghanistan government officials said that at least 250 such insurgents have been killed while nearly 100 were wounded in battles at several major cities over the past 24 hours taliban has made rapid gains in the rural area since it was announced almost all foreign troops would go by september however the fate of these key cities would be crucial amid fears of a humanitarian crisis and how long government forces will be able to hold out the militia is already thought to have captured up to half of afghanistan’s territory including lucrative border crossings with iran and pakistan meanwhile the first group of afghans who’ve worked for the u.s government and have been evacuated from afghanistan arrived in the united states on friday some 200 of guns arrived in the tools international airport and were burst to the fort lee in virginia for medical screenings the operation to evacuate u.s affiliated afghans and family members comes as the u.s to pull out near’s complication and government forces struggle to repulse taliban advances the guns are being granted special immigrant visas entitling them to bring their families as many as 50 000 or more people ultimately could be evacuated in operation allies refuge bureau report td india now extreme weather events have hit several parts of the world in the last few weeks raging heat waves wildfires have affected the lives of thousands europe and asia have been ravaged by floods us greece canada and turkey by wildfires take a look extreme weather conditions are being witnessed around the globe raging heat waves wildfires have affected the lives of thousands for several weeks california’s largest blaze the dixie fire has now burned nearly a quarter of a million acres as firefighters raced to keep the flames from reaching northeast to the town of paradise firefighters have had success holding the flames back from paradise as the town struggles to recover from the 2018 destruction now in its third week dixie fire has burnt 244 388 acres as an area north of sacramento and killed over 85 people in canada an unprecedented blanket of smoke continues to hang after days of wildfire the death toll from the unprecedented forest fires in turkey rose to six forest fires that erupted in the southwestern turkish resort town of marmarus and boardroom have affected the entire mediterranean coast of turkey scorching heat and strong winds have fanned the fires in different regions as over 4 000 firefighters battled the blazes tourists along with hotel staff were evacuated as wildfires spread in boardroom in greece firefighters continue to battle the blaze on the hills of the western region nearly 300 firefighters fought through the night to contain the fire which damaged a number of homes and beach settlements several villages and beaches were evacuated when the fire crossed over the highway connecting athens to patras high risk of wildfires because of heatwave is expected to peak next week with temperatures expected to soar to 45 degrees celsius central china’s henan province is ramping up disaster relief and reconstruction efforts to restore production and life after record torrential rains ravage the region in the provincial capital is zengzhou 12 stations and 26 sections along the route of the city’s subway line one were affected by the heavy rains heavy monsoon rains triggered landslides and flash floods in refugee camps displaced thousands of rohingyas in southeastern bangladesh more than 13 000 were forced to relocate in the camps while thousands of facilities were damaged including health clinics and toilets access has been hindered due to damage to roads pathways and bridges while in a rare event a spell of intense snowfall struck southern brazil for the first time in decades temperatures in rio dropped to an unusual low of 9 degrees celsius since thursday as a polar air mass advanced towards the central and southern parts unusually cold weather has already sent international prices of coffee and sugar higher climate change is not just a threat to the future but has become a menace in present times extreme climate change in recent times calls for a united effort to tackle the unacceptable high risks to the global world bureau report dd india and over in the united states a pandemic related government ban on residential evictions expired at midnight on saturday putting seven million americans renters at risk of being forced from their homes the expiration was a blow to president joe biden who on thursday made a last-ditch request to the congress to extend the moratorium citing the raging delta variant on friday the u.s house of representatives adjourned without reviewing the tenant protections after a republican congressman blocked a bid to extend it by unanimous consent until the 18th of october democratic leaders said they lacked sufficient support to put the proposal to a formal boat the moratorium’s expiration could put millions of americans at risk of being forced out of their rented homes and apartments land route groups have opposed the moratorium which the u.s centers for disease control and prevention implemented to combat the spread of kobit 19 and prevent homelessness during the pandemic more than 15 million people in 6.5 million u.s households are currently behind on rental payments collectively owing more than 20 billion dollars to landlords and that’s all we have for the moment in this edition of a news night but for all the latest to stay tuned to dd india and always keep yourself safe and that is of course a sure-fire ways to mask up and at the same time observe all social social distancing norms and when your turn comes you get yourself vaccinated thanks for watching [Music] you
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