- – China-Pak: China delivers its most advanced warship PNS Tughril. Previously gave JF-17 Thunder fighter aircraft. China also funding Pakistan’s Gwadar port in the Arabian Sea which connects with China’s Xinjiang province by land in the $60 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). China is also developing Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port after it acquired it on 99 years’ lease.
- – Diplomacy-Diaspora: H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in specialty occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise. The technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China. 2) H-4 visa is issued by the to immediate family members (spouse and children under 21 years of age) of the H-1B visa holders. Reform: H4 Walle also eligible for jobs without extra Clearance.
- – USA closed embassy in Afghanistan and have no plans to open it soon so they have given the responsibility to Qatar to serve as the “protecting power” for the US in Taliban-run Afghanistan. (सचिन तेंदुलकर ने कहा है कि वो मैच खेलने नहीं आ पाएगा पार्थिव पटेल से काम चला लो)
- – IR: weaponisation of migrants/refugees/Hybrid Warfare 1) EU sanctioned Belarus for human rights abuses. So Belarus President allowing/facilitating Syrian/Afghan refugees to enter Poland → immigrant versus domicile violence and economic problems in Poland. 2) Russia dispatched two nuclear-capable strategic bombers to patrol Belarusian airspace to show support! 🤔Points to Reflect: India also faces similar problem regarding Rohingya. (शरणार्थियों का शस्त्रीकरण: बेलारूस जानबूझकर सीरियाई शरणार्थियों को घुसपैठ करने देता है ताकि उन्हें पोलैंड की तरफ़ भेजा जा सके- पोलैंड में आर्थिक सामाजिक और आपराधिक समस्यायें खड़ी की जा सके।)
- – India-Taliban: INDIA IS hosting the ‘Delhi Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan” with NSAs of Iran,Russia,Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan),Tajikistan,Turkmenistan,Uzbekistan. Pakistan and China not participating. Taliban not invited. Agenda of the meeting ■ Terrorism within Afghanistan and its spilling beyond its borders ■ Radicalisation and extremism in the population in Afghanistan, and in each of these countries ■ Cross-border movement of people, including ordinary Afghans and Taliban fighters ■ Drug production and trafficking ■ Vast amount of weapons and equipment left behind by the US and its allies in Afghanistan. Officials said the meeting will look at evolving a “regional security architecture” to deal with these challenges, arising out of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. (भारत तथा अन्य देशों के राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा सचिवों के बीच दिल्ली में मंत्रणा जिस पर तालिबानी आतंकवादी हथियार और नशीले द्रव्यों की तस्करी तथा अमेरिकी सेना द्वारा छोड़ दिए गए शस्त्रों के चलते होने वाली समस्याओं पर चर्चा होगी। पाकिस्तान और चीन के राष्ट्रीय सुरक्षा सचिव इस परिषद में नहि हाज़िरी दे रहे और तालिबान को बुलाया नहीं गया है)
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- – ⚾️📻⚾️🎙✋ Pratip Chaudhuri, former Chairman of SBI, was arrested on Sunday in Rajasthan in a case relating to a hotel project in Jaisalmer financed by SBI in 2007
- – AN ANCIENT idol of Goddess Annapurna, brought back to India after over a century from Canada, to its original location — the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi,
- – Death: Salem Nanjudaiah Subba Rao from Karnataka. Gandhian, arrested during the quit India movement. famous for his ‘Shramdan’ (voluntary contribution of labour), surrender of Chambal Decoits. Died in Rajasthan.
- – Rahul Dravid, who was appointed the new head coach of the Indian team.
- – Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, who braved the wrath of the leaders of the Philippines and Russia to expose corruption and misrule, won the Nobel Peace Prize 2021
- – Nobel Peace Prize is awarded in Oslo, Norway (no lockdown, so 😍 winners can get it physically). Other Nobel prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden (😥 physical ceremony cancelled because of Corona).
- – FUMIO KISHIDA was reelected as Japan’s prime minister
- – Appointment: Navy Admiral: R Hari Kumar will replace Admiral Karambir Singh
- – Padma Vibhushan 2021: (7)- Shri Shinzo Abe – Public Affairs – Japan, Shri S P Balasubramaniam (Posthumous) – Art – Tamil Nadu, Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde – Medicine – Karnataka, Shri Narinder Singh Kapany (Posthumous) – Science and Engineering – United States of America, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan – Others – Spiritualism – Delhi, Shri B. B. Lal Others – Archaeology (RamJanma Bhoomi) – Delhi, Shri Sudarshan Sahoo – Art – Odisha
- – padmashree 2021: Matha B Manjamma Jogati, a transgender folk dancer from Karnataka
- – Salman Khurshid’s book, Sunrise over Ayodhya Nationhood in our Times
- – Death of South African leader F.W. de Klerk, who along with Nelson Mandela got Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.
- – Death: ROHINI NAYYAR- rural development economist, former principal adviser at the erstwhile Planning Commission.
- – PRESIDENT RAM Nath Kovind presented the Padma awards-2020 on Monday and 2021. 2020’s list comprises seven Padma Vibhushans, 10 Padma Bhushans and 102 Padma Shri awards. Among the personalities awarded the Padma Vibhushan were BJP stalwarts Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj, former Union minister George Fernandes (all posthumously), and Hindustani classical singer Pandit Chhannulal Mishra. Badminton player P V Sindhu won the Padma Bhushan award, along with Dr Anil Prakash Joshi for social work, Dr S C Jamir for public affairs and Mumtaz Ali for spiritualism.
- – Wang Yaping becomes 1st Chinese woman to spacewalk from Chinese space station module named Tianhe and spent 6.5 hours outside in the Space.
- – Malayalam author Mukundan wins JCB Book Prize for his book Delhi: A Soliloquy. It is is the third translated Malayalam book to win the JCB Book Prize. Previously, S Hareesh won for his book Moustache in 2020.
- – Award: Vande Bharat Express from Delhi to Katra – to have only veg food and non-animal-fat based soaps IRCTC can get Sattvik certificate from NGO Sattvic Council of India. IRCTC has decided to go for such certification for some of the trains that go to “holy” destinations, starting with the Vande Bharat to Sri Mata Vaishno Devi, Katra, in J&K. धार्मिक तीर्थ स्थानों पर जाने वाली अग्निरथ मे केवल शाकाहारी खाना और शाकाहारी साबुन परोसकर रेलवे की कंपनी सात्विक प्रमाण पत्र हासिल करना चाहती है
- – Award: Falguni Nayar becomes the second richest Indian businesswoman after Savitri Jindal. She founded Nykaa e-commerce business dealing with beauty-fashion products.
- – Death: British Indian celebrity chef Gurpareet Bains dies at 43
- – ⚾️📻⚾️🎙✋ Judge ends conservatorship overseeing Britney Spears’s life, finances by her father.
- – Sports Award: President Ram Nath Kovind presents the Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award to javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, the Tokyo Olympics gold-medal winner.
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