Day: June 1, 2021

Empty streets and malls as Malaysia locks down

Malaysia began a two-week national lockdown on Tuesday, with police checkpoints on road junctions around the capital Kuala Lumpur as authorities tackle a wave of COVID-19 infections that has hit record levels in recent weeks. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin called it a “total lockdown”, though essential services are […]

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Peru’s death toll now worst in world per capita Peru on Monday almost tripled its official COVID-19 death toll to 180,764, following a government review, making it the country with the worst death rate per capita, according […]

India’s factory activity growth slipped in May as demand fell-PMI

India’s factory activity growth slowed significantly in May as an escalation in coronavirus cases whacked new orders and output while scarcity of raw materials drove up input costs, a private sector survey showed on Tuesday. Although daily infection rates have started falling in the past few days there are concerns […]

OPEC, Russia seen gaining more power with Shell Dutch ruling

Climate activists who scored big against Western majors last week had some unlikely cheerleaders in the oil capitals of Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Russia. Defeats in the courtroom and boardroom mean Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L), ExxonMobil (XOM.N) and Chevron (CVX.N) are all under pressure to cut carbon emissions faster. That’s good news […]

UN watchdog: Access to key Iranian data lacking since Feb 23

VIENNA — The United Nations’ atomic watchdog hasn’t been able to access data important to monitoring Iran’s nuclear program since late February when the Islamic Republic started restricting international inspections of its facilities, the agency said Monday. The International Atomic Energy Agency reported in a confidential document distributed […]

4-time Slam champ Osaka out of French Open, cites anxiety

Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday and wrote on Twitter that she would be taking a break from competition, a dramatic turn of events for a four-time Grand Slam champion who said she experiences “huge waves of anxiety” before speaking to the media and revealed she has […]

Biden to honor forgotten victims of Tulsa race massacre

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will take part in a remembrance of one of the nation’s darkest — and largely forgotten — moments of racial violence when he helps commemorate the 100th anniversary of the destruction of a thriving Black community in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Biden’s visit Tuesday, in which he […]

Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh AVSM, NM assumes charge as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff

DELHI, JUNE 1: Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh, AVSM, NM assumed charge as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff on 01 Jun 2021. Vice Admiral Ravneet Singh was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jul 1983 and specialized in Aviation. The Flag Officer is a Qualified Flying Instructor with […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh reviews bilateral defence cooperation in telephonic conversation with his Australian counterpart

DELHI, JUNE 1: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with Australian Minister for Defence Mr Peter Dutton on June 01, 2021. During their interaction, both Ministers reviewed the defence cooperation between the two countries in the backdrop of the current regional situation.Both Ministers acknowledged the […]

APEDA organizes webinar to commemorate the World Milk Day

DELHI, JUNE 1: For commemorating World Milk Day  today, APEDA in association with Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (MFAHD) organized a webinar cum interactive session  on the prospects of harnessing full potential of dairy products exports from the country. While delivering keynote address at the webinar, Shri […]

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