Russian professor Igor Bobarika announced a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) “Letyaga” which resembles a flying squirrel in its silhouette. The information became available on his university website. The new drone was developed at the Irkutsk National Research Technical University (INRTU), a leading research university in Eastern Siberia that ranks among the most innovative.
More than 10,000 new infections of COVID-19 have been detected in India in the last 24 hours. As a result, India has overtaken Italy in the total number of coronavirus infections in the country. India now ranks sixth in the world in terms of infection rate, behind the United States, Brazil, Russia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Experts are skeptical about the way the coronavirus is being tested to identify cases in Bangladesh. They suspect that samples are not being collected properly from the nose and mouth of potential patients. If these samples are not collected properly, it will not be possible to detect the presence of a virus in a person.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the scheduled vote on amendments to the Russian Constitution will run from June 25 to July 1. According to the Kremlin, the ballot will not contain separate items for each amendment; voters can only vote for the entire package at once by answering just one question: “Do you Approve of changes to the Constitution of the Russian Federation?” Yes or No?
As life gradually returns to normal in Europe, the scene in Brazil remains bleak, while fears prevail that the current protests in the United States will lead to the spread of the coronavirus epidemic. The new Coronavirus continues to spread in Latin America unabated, especially in Brazil.
Former British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt wrote in an op-ed in Thursday’s Times of London that “China’s hostility to Taiwan threatens the global order.” Hunt commented on the possible trends of China’s handling of the Taiwan issue, as well as its current crackdown in Hong Kong.
Tens of thousands of Hong Kong demonstrators defied a ban on Thursday to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and protest the Beijing government. The protests come amid the Central Government in Beijing passing the so-called National Security Law for Hong Kong, and the Legislative Council criminalizing Hongkongers who insult the Chinese national anthem.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tons of oil leaked into a river. The president has asked the relevant officials to ensure that the spill is contained to avoid further damage. The spill occurred when a fuel tanker at a power plant near the city of Siberia collapsed last Friday.
A school security guard has injured at least 39 people in a knife attack at a kindergarten in Southern China. The attack took place in Central Primary School in Wuzhou, in the autonomous Guangxi region. The students who attend the school are aged between 6 and 12.
At least nine people have been killed and five others injured after a bus they were traveling in was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province. According to the spokesperson for the provincial governor, all the passengers aboard the bus were civilians traveling from one district to another.
Dr. Hu Huifeng, who has been battling coronavirus for the past four months, passed away on June 2. During treatment, his liver failed to function properly, and his face and body began to turn black. He turned the page on many media outlets. The exact cause of his death has not yet been publicly announced.
Coronavirus infection has been confirmed in 334 more people in Nepal. At the same time, the total number of infections across the country has reached 2,634 so far, according to the Ministry of Health and Population. An additional 290 have been cured. This is the highest daily increase yet.
A total of 1,384 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. In Chennai alone, 1,072 people have been infected by the coronavirus. The total number of victims in Tamil Nadu has increased to 27,256. The death toll has risen to 220, as 12 people have died in the past 24 hours due to coronavirus.
A survey by the UK Department of Public Health (PHE) has revealed alarming information about the high risk of death of Bangladeshis living in the UK due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Older people and men, in particular, have the highest risk of dying from coronavirus, the survey report said.
The Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region approved a controversial bill that criminalizes offenses against the anthem of the People’s Republic of China Thursday, a bill that the region’s opposition, and democrats at large, regard as undermining the territory’s autonomy.
Coronavirus has been newly identified in 2,423 people in Bangladesh, and 35 people have died in the last 24 hours. Thus, the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at 56,573, with 61 deaths in Bangladesh. Nasima Sultana, a senior Health Ministry official, told local news sources that the information was obtained by examining 12,794 samples in the last 24 hours.
It is a grim situation in India due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Most of the Indian states have been caught by the range of viruses. The recent tally shows more than 1.3 million cases of COVID-19 in the country. Due to the spread of the disease, migrant workers are anxious and moving to their home states from the metro cities and industrial hubs. These laborers, along with many underprivileged people, are fighting the toughest battle for survival.
At least two people have been killed and two others wounded after a bomb exploded in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bomb was planted inside Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque. The country’s Interior Ministry spokesperson, Tariq Arian, said that the bomb targeted worshipers who had gathered for the evening prayers at 7.25 PM local time.
The Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Jogorku Kenesh— the Supreme Council, or legislature of Kyrgyzstan— refused to consider draft laws on the Eurasian Economic Union until the issue of the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border is resolved. The border has been congested for several days, and today there are more than 300 trucks at the frontier.
The military forces of the two most populous countries in the world are falling into a tense confrontation at high altitudes in the Himalayas. Indian media quoted officials as saying that thousands of Chinese army soldiers forcibly entered the Galwan valley in the disputed Kashmir region of Ladakh.
Japan, with a population of 125 million people, lifted its state of emergency ahead of schedule. The coronavirus has, so far, killed fewer than 900 people in Japan. The low mortality rate is considered a great success. But where are the shrinking ratings of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the outcry calling for his resignation?
Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially announced that the referendum on amendments to the Federal Constitution would be held next month, July 1. The constitutional amendments are designed to change Russia’s power structure by strengthening the parliament and the government with respect to the presidency.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the Nuclear Weapons decree on June 2. The decree titled “On The Basis Of The State Policy Of The Russian Federation In The Field of Nuclear Deterrence” is a document regulating the conditions under which Russia has the right to launch a nuclear strike against an aggressor (or a pack of aggressors). The main goal is to legalize the use of nuclear weapons in limited local conflicts.
Following the brutal murder George Floyd, a 44 year-old African American, by a policeman who knelt on his neck, many demonstrations have since ensued globally in protest against the beastly act. The protests are not only confined to the United States, but have since spread to various parts of the world.
Protests against the death of George Floyd have received international support, with many countries joining in as demonstrations continue across US cities. In London and Berlin, thousands protested outside the US embassies. The demonstrations began with the protestors taking a knee for nine minutes.
The central government says that India is ranked seventh in the world in terms of the number of coronavirus cases. According to Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, “India is one of the countries where fewer deaths have been reported due to COVID-19 due to timely screening and timely treatment.”
Australia will investigate the attack by US police on two Australian journalists that were covering protests in the United States against the brutal murder of George Floyd, an African-American. The Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Marise Payne, made the announcement today, stating that the incident was a serious one and it raises serious concern.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed preparations for Cyclone Nisarga, which has formed in the Arabian Sea. Nisarga will take the form of a Cyclone on Tuesday evening, and a Super Cyclone at night. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the depression in the Arabian Sea has turned into a deep depression, which will hit the coast between Daman and Gujarat on Wednesday afternoon.
Another 288 people were confirmed to be infected with coronavirus in Nepal on Tuesday. According to Ministry of Health and Population spokesperson Dr. Vikas Devkota, the total number of infected people in Nepal has reached 2,099. Among those confirmed infected on Tuesday are four health workers working in Kathmandu. Eight of the infected have died.
The Indian government started removing its nationwide lockdown on Monday. Crowds are likely to gather at places like temples, mosques, and shopping-malls from the second week after traffic became normal in the first week of this month. However, the lockdown will continue in the places declared as containment zones.
The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has arrested a businessman in Dhaka on suspicion of being involved in human trafficking of 26 Bangladeshis who were shot dead by their captors in Libya. A RAB director, Lt. Col. Rakibul Hasan, said the man, identified as Kamal Uddin, was arrested from Dhaka’s Shahjadpur area on Sunday night.
In the last 24 hours, 2,911 people have been infected with COVID-19 in Bangladesh. The total number of identified people in the country stands at 52,445. On the other hand, 38 new deaths have been recorded, the second-highest ever. Among the dead were 33 men and four women. Of these, 26 died at the hospital and nine at home.
Consultations on the settlement of the situation in the Donbas area should begin with the participation of Ukraine, the US and the UK according to the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Olexii Reznikov. On March 4 the Ukrainian Parliament approved the country’s new Cabinet of Ministers. Due to his appointment as Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine – Minister for Reintegration of the Temporarily Occupied Territories, Reznikov has ceased his partnership in Asters law firm.
In the last 24 hours, 2,361 people have been infected in Bangladesh with COVID-19. With this, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Bangladesh stood at 72 people. The total number of infected is 49,534. Nasima Sultana, director-general of the health department, reported that the information was obtained by examining 11,439 samples in the last 24 hours.
After 84 days of closure due to the new coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) pandemic, the Colosseum Archaeological Park in Rome was reopened to the public on Monday. “We are reopening a symbol. A symbol of Rome, a symbol for Italy,” said Alfonsina Russo, director of the Colosseum’s archaeological park.
Top health experts in India have issued a joint statement sharply criticizing the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and its policy in tackling the coronavirus. At least three medical professional associations have said in a statement that the lockdown in India is “draconian,” and that “community transmission” has already begun in earnest in India.
China announced its strategy to focus on the third world countries digitalization via the use of Crypto-Yuan. Crypto-Yuan (BSN) on April 25 in Beijing. China. China Mobile is heavily involved in the Crypto-Yuan payment system and is also involved in a Facebook underwater cable initiative around Africa.
George Floyd was a man who died on May 25, after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck for over seven minutes while other officers helped restrain Floyd. The death of Floyd brought back memories of the 2014 death of Eric Garner. Since then, violent protests erupted across US.
Coronavirus continues to be a global pandemic. Currently, there are over 6.2 million cases and over 370,000 deaths around the world. At this time, according to the released data by the Russian government over 400,000 people are infected with COVID-19. Russia approved a new drug to treat coronavirus.
An attack on a minibus that carried the employees of a local TV station in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, left a journalist and another employee dead. The authorities said the victims, who were employees of Khurshid TV, were traveling in the minibus when an improvised explosive device attached to the vehicle exploded.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an explosive attack that hit a minibus Saturday, in which a troupe of 15 people of the Afghan broadcaster, Khurshid TV, were traveling in Kabul. Two people were killed— a journalist, Mir Wahed Shah and the technician Shafiq Amiri.
Last month President Trump announced that he would be freezing funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) due to their misinformation and pro-China bias concerning the recent coronavirus pandemic. When the virus initially appeared in Wuhan WHO praised China’s handling of the situation and commended China’s “transparency” even as it was becoming evident that China had silenced whistleblowers and journalists.
Russian experts suggested that the Russian Interior Ministry create a digital profile of a foreigner entering Russia as well as foreign nationals who are already working in Russia. It will be a special app that all foreigners will have to install on their electronic devices. Russian law enforcement will monitor all the person’s whereabouts and communication.
On May 16, Bangladesh and India were hit by a massive cyclone that remained till May 21 and caused vast destruction. At least 95 people have been killed, while the death toll is predicted to rise as help reaches villages that are still cut off due to the floodwater. Many coastal villages were severely damaged. Power lines were torn down, and flooding ruined vast areas of land.
The Embassy of Bangladesh in Libya has said that 26 Bangladeshi migrants have been killed after being abducted by human traffickers. Libya’s UN-backed government says, however, that 30 migrants, including the 26 Bangladeshis, were killed by the family of a Libyan human trafficker in retaliation for his death.
Amid the coronavirus epidemic, China has advanced in Ladakh, on India’s northern border, sparking tensions between the two countries. This has led to additional troops being deployed by both sides. In the last few days, the two countries’ armies have been engaged in direct clashes at various places along the Line of Control (LoC) between the two countries.