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In J&K encounter two Army personnel killed among with JCO

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 The two succumbed to their injuries after an encounter with terrorists in Nar Khas forest area of Poonch district Two Army personnel, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO), were killed in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said on Friday, October 15, 2021. Also read: States warned of ‘aggressive’ infiltration by terrorists along Afghan border According to a defence spokesperson, the JCO and a jawan were critically injured during a counter-terrorist operation in the Nar Khas forest area in Mendhar sub-division on Thursday evening. Both of them succumbed to their injuries subsequently. The operation is ongoing, he added. ALSO READ - Mars rocks collected by Perseverance boost case for ancient life While the body of the jawan has been retrieved, that of the JCO is yet to be retrieved from the area, the spokesperson said. Efforts are on to retrieve the body, he said, adding that the area is mountainous and the forest is dense, which m

In J&K encounter two Army personnel killed among with JCO

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 The two succumbed to their injuries after an encounter with terrorists in Nar Khas forest area of Poonch district Two Army personnel, including a junior commissioned officer (JCO), were killed in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said on Friday, October 15, 2021. Also read: States warned of ‘aggressive’ infiltration by terrorists along Afghan border According to a defence spokesperson, the JCO and a jawan were critically injured during a counter-terrorist operation in the Nar Khas forest area in Mendhar sub-division on Thursday evening. Both of them succumbed to their injuries subsequently. The operation is ongoing, he added. ALSO READ - Mars rocks collected by Perseverance boost case for ancient life While the body of the jawan has been retrieved, that of the JCO is yet to be retrieved from the area, the spokesperson said. Efforts are on to retrieve the body, he said, adding that the area is mountainous and the forest is dense, which m

Cyclonic storm Gulab to cross A.P.-Odisha coasts today September 26 midnight

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‘The system is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur,’ says an IMD bulletin. The cyclonic storm Gulab over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal is likely to cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts around midnight of September 26 instead of the evening as predicted earlier. “The cyclonic storm Gulab over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards with a speed of 10 kmph during the past six hours and lay centred over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal about 270 km east-southeast of Gopalpur [Odisha] and 330 km east of Kalingapatnam [Andhra Pradesh],” says the latest bulletin issued by India Meteorological Department on September 26. “The system is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur around midnight of Sunday,” it said. A high alert has been sounded in seven d

Indian Forex Reserves Increase By $8.8 Billion To Touch Record High Of $642.45 Billion 2021

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  The country's foreign exchange reserves increased by USD 8.895 billion to reach a record high of USD 642.453 billion in the week ended September 3, RBI data showed. In the previous week ended August 27, the reserves had surged $16.663 billion to $633.558 billion, mainly due to a rise in Special Drawing Rights (SDR) holdings. International Monetary Fund (IMF) had made an allocation of SDR 12.57 billion to India. For the week ended September 3, the increase was on account of a rise in foreign currency assets (FCAs), a major component of the overall reserves, Reserve Bank of India''s (RBI) weekly data released on Friday showed. FCA rose by $ 8.213 billion to $ 579.813 billion in the reporting week, according to the data. Expressed in dollar terms, the foreign currency assets include the effect of appreciation or depreciation of non-US units like the euro, pound, and yen held in the foreign exchange reserves. Gold reserves were up by $ 642 million to $38.083 billion in the re

PM Narendra Modi chairs 13th Brics summit; leaders cover Afghan crisis, pandemic in speech: Key points

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NEW DELHI: Head Of State Narendra Modi on Thursday led the yearly top of Brics pioneers.  The theme for the Top is 'BRICS @15: Intra-BRICS joint effort for the association, mix just as arrangement'. Brics is an expression for Brazil, Russia, India, China just as South Africa.  Brazil Head Of State Jair Bolsanaro, South African Head Of State Cyril Ramaphosa, Russian Head Of State Vladimir Putin just as Chinese Head Of State Xi Jinping partook in the meeting.  Permitted's view what the pioneers expressed:  Modi examine 4 Cs of Brics joint effort  ALSO, READ- India's first Paralympic Gold in shooting won by Avani Lekhara * PM Narendra Modi started his discourse by expressing gratefulness to the Brics members for the "cooperation India has really acquired" from them all through its chairship at Brics.  * Speaking with regards to the theme picked by India all through of its chairship – 'BRICS @ 15: Intra-BRICS joint effort for association, mix just as arrangeme

Pakistan 'Helping' Taliban Fight Panjshir Resistance, 'Airdrops Special Forces'

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  Pakistani powers are helping the Taliban in their battle against the final traction of resistance Panjshir Valley, sources near the obstruction base camp have told CNN-News18.  Pakistan is giving air backing to Taliban warriors in Panjshir, the sources said, adding that some Special Forces have been airdropped to battle the Resistance.  The sources said every single significant inventory and street have been obstructed by the assailant bunch. The two sides - Taliban and Panjshir opposition - have supported significant setbacks in the continuous tasks, they added. Recently, ISI Chief Hameed Faiz had stretched out his help to the Taliban, in a visit to Kabul.  Prior to the day, 'acting' President Amrullah Salleh had kept in touch with the United Nations, asking the public and worldwide guide organizations to quickly assemble their assets to end the "atrocities" submitted by the hardliners.  Additionally READ | 'Shoot Me Twice in the Head': What Amrullah Saleh

Shuttler Pramod Bhagat Wins Gold in SL3 Badminton; India's 4th Gold.

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Bhagat, who had contracted polio when he was 5 years of age, is one of the most incredible para shuttlers in the country with 45 global awards added to his repertoire, including four big showdown gold decorations and a gold and a bronze in the 2018 Asian Para Games.  The top cultivated Indian, current world and Asian boss, will clash with Great Britain's Daniel Bethell in the culmination conflict.  Prior to the day, with just 50% of the court being utilized in SL3 order, Bhagat and Fujihara occupied with a ton of long mobilizes and the Indian came up on top more often than not.  Bhagat, the favorite, followed 2-4 right off the bat in the initial game yet a progression of overhead drops assisted him with mauling back. The couple was 8-8 preceding the Indian entered the span at 11-8.  After the break, he proceeded with his great run and in the end stashed the initial game with six straight focuses.  It was a Bhagat show in the subsequent game just as the Indian drove right to come up

‘Will raise our voice for Muslims in Kashmir’: Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen

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  Shaheen's comments are totally in opposition to the position taken by Haqqani Network pioneer Anas Haqqani, an individual from the Taliban's 14-part arranging group, in a meeting broadcasted by the News18 channel on Wednesday  A Taliban representative has said the gathering maintains all authority to stand up on the side of Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir, comments that oppose senior Taliban pioneer Anas Haqqani's dispute that the association would not meddle in Kashmir.  Taliban representative Suhail Shaheen was cited by BBC Urdu, in a report distributed online on Thursday, as saying that the gathering doesn't have an approach of waging war against any country. In this specific situation, he alluded to the conditions of the arrangement endorsed by the Taliban and the US in February 2020.  ALSO, READ- India's first Paralympic Gold in shooting won by Avani Lekhara Nonetheless, Shaheen said that the Taliban, as Muslims, reserve the option to speak loudly for Muslims in

India's second gold in Paralympics 2020 won by Javelin thrower Sumit Antil

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Javelin thrower Sumit Antil secured India's second gold at the continuous Paralympics, breaking the men's F64 class world record on numerous occasions in a dazzling Games debut execution here on Monday.  The 23-year-old from Sonepat in Haryana, who lost his left leg underneath the knee after he was associated with a motorbike mishap in 2015, sent the lance to 68.55m in his fifth endeavor, which was an awesome day by a significant distance and another world record.  Truth be told, he bettered the past world record of 62.88m, additionally set by him, multiple times on the day. His last toss was a foul. His series read 66.95, 68.08, 65.27, 66.71, 68.55, and foul.  Australian Michal Burian (66.29m) and Sri Lanka's Dulan Kodithuwakku (65.61m) took the silver and bronze individually.  The F64 classification is for competitors with leg removal, who rival prosthetics in a standing position.  An understudy of Delhi's Ramjas College, Antil was a capable grappler before his mishap

India's first Paralympic Gold in shooting won by Avani Lekhara

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Historic day for India at Paralympics 2020 as shooter Avani Lekhara completes on top to secure gold and plate hurler Yogesh Kathunia packs silver.  Indian paralympic shooter Avani Lekhara won the country's first gold decoration in taking shots at the Tokyo Paralympics in the ladies' 10m air rifle standing SH1 occasion on Monday. While making India pleased, India's plate hurler Yogesh Kathunia secured silver in the last F56 classification. Yogesh thought of the best endeavor of 44.38m to complete at the second spot.  ALSO, READ- India's second gold in Paralympics 2020 won by Javelin thrower Sumit Antil Lekhara,19, won the gold decoration with an all-out score of 249.6 in the last. She equaled the world record. India has secured five awards at the continuous Tokyo Paralympic Games up until now. She qualified for the last completing seventh in the capability round with an all-out score of 621.7. Avani organized a decent recuperation after a sluggish begin to progress to th

Government launches e-SHRAM Portal to Register 38 Crore Unrecognised Workers

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  Government dispatches e-SHRAM Portal to Register 38 Crore Unrecognized Workers  Focus Launches E-Shram Portal To Register 38 Crore Unorganized Workers  The government has dispatched an entryway to enroll 38 crores, chaotic specialists  The Center on Thursday dispatched thee-Shram entryway determined to enlist 38 crore sloppy specialists which incorporate workers, transient laborers, road sellers, and furthermore homegrown specialists.  Alongside the entryway, the Ministry of Labor likewise dispatched a public complementary number "14434", which will assist with tending to all inquiries of laborers, official sources educated.  Laborers, all things considered, can enroll themselves on the thee-Shram entryway with the assistance of their Aadhar number just as ledger subtleties. They will actually want to enroll themselves on the entrance in the wake of giving every one of the fundamental individual subtleties.  Whenever this is done, all enlisted laborers will be given an e-Sh

Russia, China Agree To Jointly Combat Afghanistan "Threats"

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  In a phone call, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping spoke of the "importance of establishing peace" in Afghanistan and "preventing the spread of instability to adjacent regions", according to the Kremlin. Moscow : Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese partner Xi Jinping have concurred their nations will increase determination to counter "dangers" rising up out of Afghanistan following the Taliban's takeover, the Kremlin said Wednesday.  In a call, the two chiefs "communicated their availability to increase determination to battle dangers of psychological oppression and medication dealing coming from the region of Afghanistan," the Kremlin said in an explanation.  They additionally discussed the "significance of setting up harmony" in Afghanistan and "forestalling the spread of precariousness to nearby locales".  Putin and Xi "consented to escalate reciprocal contacts" and "benefit as much as possible

Ukraine says evacuation plane hijacked in Kabul, flown to Iran; retracts allegation later

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After alleging that its evacuation plane was hijacked and flown to Iran, Ukraine has now retracted its claim. Abas Aslani, Spokesman for the Civil Aviation Organization of Iran denied the cases and said, "This plane came to Mashhad air terminal (northeastern Iran) yesterday for refueling and subsequent to refueling, it left for Ukraine and showed up at Kiev air terminal at 21:50."  Prior it said, the plane had shown up in Kabul to clear its residents and was seized by unidentified individuals who flew it to Iran.  "Last Sunday, our plane was captured by others. On Tuesday, the plane was for all intents and purposes taken from us, it flew into Iran with an unidentified gathering of travelers installed as opposed to transporting Ukrainians. Our next three departure endeavors were likewise not fruitful on the grounds that our kin couldn't get into the air terminal," Ukraine's Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin was quote saying by The Russian News Agency.

National Monetisation Pipeline 2021 : What is it and how will it benefit the country?

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Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while dispatching the National Monetization Pipeline, said, "It discusses brownfield resources where the venture is as of now being made, where there are resources either mulling or not completely adapted or under-used."  Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday dispatched the National Monetization Pipeline (NMP), through which the public authority plans to raise $81 billion by renting out state-possessed foundation resources throughout the following four years.  This will assist with subsidizing new capital consumption without constraining government funds.  The proposition includes giving resources including streets, rail lines, air terminals, sports arenas, power transmission lines, and gas pipelines to private administrators, Sitharaman said.  Here is all you require to think about the NMP plot:  As per the public authority vision, NMP is imagined to fill in as a medium-term guide for distinguishing potential adaptatio

Study proposes new ways to estimate climate change impacts on agriculture

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  Most researchers concur environmental change significantly affects U.S. rural creation. However, gauges differ generally, making it difficult to foster alleviation procedures. Two horticultural financial experts at the University of Illinois investigate what the decision of measurable procedure means for environment study results. They likewise propose a more precise and spot explicit way to deal with information examination.  "In the event that you focus on gauges of what the environment will mean for U.S. farming, the outcomes are totally unique. A few researchers foresee it will have a positive effect for the country over the long haul, some report it will have an adverse consequence," says study co-creator Sandy Dall'Erba, teacher in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics (ACE) and overseer of the Center for Climate, Regional, Environmental, and Trade Economics (CREATE) at U of I.  Dall'Erba and Chang Cai, doctoral understudy in ACE and the paper&

Now 12+ age group will also get covid- 19 vaccination

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The Drug Controller General has conceded crisis endorsement to the Zycov-D, a COVID-19 antibody created by the Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadillac bunch, on Friday, making it the first immunization in Quite a while that can be directed to grown-ups just as those 12 or more. It's likewise the solitary DNA-based immunization on the planet and can be controlled without a needle, purportedly limiting odds of responses.  ALSO READ - UNHCR released a non-return advisory for Afghanistan Break results from Phase-III Clinical Trials, in July, in more than 28,000 volunteers, showed essential adequacy of 66.6 % for indicative RT-PCR positive cases. "This has been the biggest immunization preliminary so far in India for COVID-19. This immunization had effectively shown hearty immunogenicity and bearableness and wellbeing profile in the versatile Phase I/II clinical preliminaries did before. Both the Phase I/II and Phase III clinical preliminaries have been observed by a free Data Safety Monito

UNHCR released a non-return advisory for Afghanistan

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  UNHCR representative Shabia Mantoo said that since the start of the year, in excess of 550,000 Afghans have been inside uprooted because of contention and weakness.  Geneva: UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has delivered a non-return warning for Afghanistan, requiring a bar on constrained returns of Afghan nationals, including haven searchers who have had their cases dismissed.  In the wake of the disintegrating security and common freedoms circumstance in huge pieces of the country, UNHCR approached states to stop coercive returns of Afghan nationals who have still up in the air not to be needing worldwide assurance.  UNHCR said it was worried about the danger of common liberties infringement against regular citizens in this advancing setting, including ladies and young ladies, those who appear to have a current or past relationship with the Afghan government, worldwide associations, or with the global military powers.  UNHCR representative Shabia Mantoo said that since the start of th

Effectively removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere in 2021

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  Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have investigated the extent to which direct capture of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) from the ambient air can help to effectively remove greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere. The result: With careful planning, for example with regard to location and provision of the necessary energy, CO 2  can be removed in a climate-effective manner. The researchers have now published their analysis in the journal  Environmental Science & Technology . Direct air carbon catch and capacity (DACCS) is a similarly new innovation for expulsion of carbon dioxide from the air. Since it would permit a lot of CO2 to be, basically, caught, this innovation could likewise decrease the nursery impact. Analysts at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have now examined how adequately this could be executed with various framework arrangements of a specific interaction. To do this, they examined a sum of five distinct arrangements for catching CO

The Gulf in Afghanistan

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  C Raja Mohan composes: after 10 years, it is very clear, Qatar's "tranquility project" in Afghanistan was tied in with legitimizing the Taliban at cost of the current political request in Afghanistan.  The gatherings of the "expanded carriage" this week in Doha, Qatar, are obviously pointed toward switching the current perilous turn towards turmoil in Afghanistan. The US-Russia-China carriage was set up in 2019 at Moscow's drive to help the arrangements for a harmonious settlement between the Afghan government and the Taliban. It has taken an "expanded" structure with the incorporation of Pakistan this year.  Not every person is certain if the "expanded carriage" has the political will to capture the current military energy for the Taliban and Pakistan in Afghanistan. China and Russia are supporting Pakistan's arrangements to reinstall the Taliban. Washington was for sure mindful of the possibilities of the Taliban recovering contro

Planting forests may cool the planet more than thought

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Planting trees and recharging woods are among the easiest and most engaging normal environment arrangements, however, the effect of trees on barometrical temperature is more perplexing than meets the eye.  One inquiry among researchers is whether reforesting mid-latitude areas, for example, North America or Europe could truth be told make the planet more sultry. Backwoods ingest a lot of sun-powered radiation because of having a low albedo, which is the proportion of a surface's capacity to reflect daylight. In the jungles, low albedo is counterbalanced by the higher take-up of carbon dioxide by the thick, all-year vegetation. In any case, in calm environments, the worry is that the sun's caught warmth could neutralize any cooling impact timberlands would give by eliminating carbon dioxide from the air.  Read also- NASA Mars rover begins collecting rock in search of alien life In any case, another investigation from Princeton University analysts tracked down that these worries

PM Modi Outlines 5 Principles on Maritime Security Strategy, Mentioned India's Vision SAGAR in UNSC meeting

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  Nonetheless, this will be the first occasion when that sea security will be examined in an all-encompassing way as a restrictive plan thing in a general open discussion, it added.  In 2015, PM Modi set forward the vision of SAGAR or 'Security and Growth for all in the Region'. It zeroed in on helpful measures for maintainable utilization of the seas and gives a system to a protected, secure, and stable sea space in the area.  "Given that no nation alone can address the assorted parts of sea security, think about this subject in a comprehensive way in the United Nations Security Council. A thorough way to deal with oceanic security ought to ensure and uphold authentic sea exercises while countering conventional and non-customary dangers in the sea area," it said.  The seas have had a significant impact on India's set of experiences directly from the hour of the Indus Valley civilization, it noted, adding that dependent on the country's civilizational ethos th