August will be a very interesting month for Russia, as well as its neighbors. Belarus holds its presidential elections on Sunday, new forms of patronage will have to be doled out by President Putin, and in the Far East, trouble continues to brew. On top of all this, the Coronavirus remains a problem.
The US has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on the grounds that she is “undermining the autonomy” of Hong Kong. The US Treasury Department made an announcement on Friday to the effect that any assets belonging to Lam, as well as ten other officials, would henceforth be frozen.
The lockdown implemented in India will continue until August 31 in the country’s containment zones. The Union Home Ministry and the state government announced the rules on July 29 to implement the Unlock-3 process in the country and in Maharashtra in August. In this Unlock-3, the restrictions on the movement of people during the night curfew have been removed.
At least 62 people have been infected with coronavirus in three districts in the Kathmandu Valley. According to spokesperson Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population, 56 infected people have been found in Kathmandu, three in Lalitpur, and three in Bhaktapur.
The Punjab Chief Minister, Capt. Amarinder Singh, in his weekly program, “Ask Captain,” appealed to the people to have courage in the difficult situation caused by the coronavirus and fight the disease with determination. He announced a week-long trial proposing a unique punishment for those caught not wearing masks.
According to the 1st Iranian Visual News Agency (Iran Press), today’s meeting of Afghanistan’s Loya Jirga for peace voted in favor of freeing 400 Taliban prisoners. The Loya Jirga ended this afternoon after the presentation of the working reports of the five committees. The final result of the Jirga will be announced tomorrow.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population, coronavirus infection has been confirmed in 378 more people in different districts of Nepal, and three people have died. With this increase, the total number of people confirmed to be COVID-19 positive has reached 22,592.
The Serum Institute of India in Pune will manufacture 100 million doses of a possible vaccine against COVID-19 by the beginning of 2021, said Adar Punawala, head of the institute. These doses of coronavirus vaccine will be sent to low-income countries, including India. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be involved.
Amid political turmoil in Rajasthan, there is talk of an atmosphere of fear in the BJP ahead of the coming Assembly session. As per the report of India Today, some MLAs have been shifted to Gujarat due to a fear of floor-crossing of MLAs in the Rajasthan BJP. The BJP considers it safe to send some MLAs to Gujarat.
Uzbekistan intends to gradually abolish quarantine measures. Rumors of the spread of coronavirus and pneumonia in the country have not stopped. In Uzbekistan, 690 cases have been registered within 24 hours, and the total number of coronavirus cases is close to 29,000.
The COVID-19 Handling Task Force revealed the latest data on the transmission of respiratory infectious diseases, which showed that up to Friday at 12:00, there were an additional 2,473 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours throughout Indonesia. That brings the total to 121,226 cases.
Another 933 people have died in India in the last 24 hours. As a result, the total number of deaths in the country is 42,517. At this time, 61,538 people have been newly infected. The number of victims is now 206,611 people. Besides, 46,900 patients have recovered from Coronavirus in the last 24 hours.
The Coronavirus continues to be on the forefront of the news around the world. Currently, there are over 19.5 million infected and over 724,000 deaths around the globe. The numbers continue to climb, with no cure in sight. Many labs are working tirelessly to create a vaccine and better utilize existing drugs to treat patients.
On July 24, a new federal law in Russia was passed, regulating relations arising from the issuance, accounting and circulation of digital financial assets. The announcement was only made this week pertaining to the new law. Furthermore, in 2021, it will be possible to conduct transactions with cryptocurrency in Russia.
This week, Yandex posted a video pertaining to their self driving cars being tested in the USA. Yandex, as mostly all Russian corporations are, is controlled by Russian President Putin and his team. In Russia, you can’t be successful, unless you are either supporting the Kremlin financially.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has praised the convening of a peace consultative Loya Jirga in Afghanistan, saying he would decide on the immediate release of Taliban prisoners before the start of inter-Afghan peace talks. Pompeo urged participants “to take advantage of this historic opportunity for a peace that benefits all Afghans.”
An Air India Express plane in Kerala slipped off the runway on Friday evening and fell into a 50-feet gorge. This split the aircraft in two. At least 17 people were killed in the incident, including both pilots. In addition, more than 123 people have been injured. The condition of many people is said to be critical.
A document acknowledging “the Chinese army intrusion in Ladakh in early May” was published on the Indian Defense Ministry website on Tuesday, but was removed within two days. This document was available in the “What’s New” section on the Ministry of Defense website, but now this page is not available on Thursday.
The Indian Foreign Ministry has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit India in October, and during his proposed visit, there are likely to be many high-level agreements between India and Russia. News sources said that there is a long list of high-level talks between the two countries in the coming months.
Vietnam’s health ministry said that there were 34 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, 32 of which were related to Da Nang. Two cases were isolated immediately upon entry, one case in in Ho Chi Minh City and one case in Ba Ria-Vung Tau. Vietnam has 784 cases total and 10 deaths.
India announced yesterday that more than two million people have tested positive for the new coronavirus. It was the third country, after the United States and Brazil, to exceed two million cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. India announced that 62,170 people have been confirmed infected in the last 24 hours.
Information from the National Commission of Health Services for Officials said that Le Kha Phieu, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, died early on the morning of August 7. Le Kha Phieu died at the age of 89 at 2:52 on August 7 in Hanoi after a period of illness.
At least 17 people died due to landslides in Rajmala, in the Idukki district of Kerala. So far 10 people have been saved. More than 80 people are feared trapped. This area is 25 km from the tourist destination Munnar. The place where the landslide occurred was the colony of laborers working in the tea plantation.
Military representatives from China and India held talks on border clashes, including one which took place on June 15. Indian media said India had discussed withdrawing its troops before the clashes, although the Chinese side had not officially commented on the talks.
The US visas of a group of Chinese journalists in the United States expired on Thursday. China pointed out that no one has been informed of the visa extension application result, and warned that it will retaliate against the United States. The two have recently fought many rounds since at least 2018.
Pakistan has strongly condemned the re-construction of the Ram Temple on the site of the five-century-old Babri Masjid. According to a statement from Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry, the Indian Supreme Court’s ruling that the Ram Temple should be built reflects the ongoing attacks on places of worship of religious minorities in India.
The Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. Alexander Lukashenko has been in power in Belarus since then (predating the office of President). In the post Soviet era, Lukashenko was an example for Russians. He is the only leader that maintained social guarantees and benefits in the modern times.
Coronavirus continues to be on the news. Currently, there are over 19 million infected and over 700,000 dead around the globe. Hence, the need for the treatment and vaccine continues to be the top priority. Many countries continue to see the rise in numbers. The US had one of the largest number increases in the world.
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As the results of yesterday’s parliamentary elections to elect Sri Lanka’s ninth parliamentarian come out, the Sri Lanka People’s Freedom Alliance is headed for a landslide victory. According to the results released so far, the SLPFA, led by former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, has around 60% of the votes.
Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population said on Wednesday afternoon that COVID-19 has been confirmed in 381 people in different places of Nepal, and two people have died. At the same time, the official death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 60. Among those infected, 150 are from Parsa district and 50 from Kathmandu Valley.
First Nepal, and now Pakistan, has released a new political map “drawing the ire of India.” Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday released this new map and described it as a historic day. He took the step a day before the first anniversary of India ending the special status for Jammu and Kashmir.
Heavy rains continued for the third day in a row in Mumbai and its suburbs. Rainfall has also increased in Konkan. Waterlogging has affected traffic in many parts of Mumbai. The Mumbai Municipal Corporation has said that the stagnant water has receded and the traffic has resumed smoothly.
Former Union Minister Manoj Sinha has been appointed the new Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir. Sinha has been the Minister of State for Railways in the first term of the Modi government, but last year, he lost his seat from Ghazipur. The previous Lieutenant Governor, GC Murmu, abruptly resigned on Wednesday.
France announced that 1,695 new cases of new coronavirus have been confirmed in the last 24 hours. It became the highest daily total of infections in two months. In all, COVID-19 has killed more than 30,000 people in France, making it the third-largest in Europe, after Britain and Italy.
In Kyrgyzstan, another 37 health workers became infected with the coronavirus in one day. According to Ainura Akmatova, head of the Public Health Department of the Ministry of Health, 13 infected doctors were registered in Osh, 13 in Jalal-Abad, two in Osh, six in Batken, two in Issyk-Kul, and one in Naryn.
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Russian scientists of MISIS presented the project “InPOWER” — a new generation of solar panels that work in diffused light. Such a solar cell can be pasted as a sticker on the smartphone case and completely eliminate wired charging. The dim light of an office lamp will be sufficient for charging.
German biotechnology company BioNTech and China’s Fosun Pharma announced on Wednesday that they have jointly developed human clinical trials of a potential new coronavirus vaccine in China. This potential vaccine named BNT162b1 is one of four potential vaccines developed based on BioNTech’s mRNA technology.
Pope Francis has today asked the international community to step in and help Lebanon overcome the serious crisis caused by Tuesday’s explosions. The same plea for help was made by the Lebanese government, and several countries have already responded to the calls for help.
Five days before presidential elections, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko addressed parliament and the nation. Lukashenko said Russian mercenaries from Wagner’s private military company, who had been detained in Minsk a few days earlier, had been sent by Russia to destabilize the situation.
Pakistan is currently the world’s 5th largest populated country. It also has a fast growing population with one of the highest levels of global poverty. Pakistan’s current population growth rate is 2.4%, and that is the highest in South Asia. About 40% of the entire Pakistani population is living below world poverty standards. Combine these numbers with the Covid-19 pandemic and the projected GDP is now expected to decline year over year by 3%.
A little lip-sync video platform called Musical.ly was based in Shanghai with offices in Santa Monica, California. It was bought by ByteDance, headquarted in Beijing. In August 2018, it was rebranded as TikTok, and then downloads of the app doubled worldwide. TikTok is an app whose bulk users are teens and those in their twenties. Reese Witherspoon asked Deacon Phillipie, her teenaged son to teach her about TikTok. Jimmy Fallon, the king of late night viral videos used his own in-app challenge called #tumbleweedchallenge and got into TikTok action.
A Russian Air Force squadron is expecting new 2S42 Lotos. In 2019, at the Army forum, the Central Research Institute of Precision Engineering (TSNIITOCHMASH) presented a new 120-mm self-propelled artillery gun 2S42 Lotos, which should replace the Russian landing forces self-propelled gun-howitzer-mortar 2S9 Nona-S.