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Throw Away Chinese Smartphones, says Lithuanian Government Over Security and Censorship Concerns
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Throw Away Chinese Smartphones, says Lithuanian Government Over Security and Censorship Concerns

In a major blow to the brand image of Chinese mobile phones, the government of Lithuania is discouraging citizens from using Chinese mobile devices. The government said that the Chinese mobile phones were found to come with built-in censorship capabilities undermining freedom of speech and personal data security. On Sept. 21, the Lithuanian government report […]

Use of Afghan soil to promote terrorism in any manner by any country is unacceptable: EAM Dr Jaishankar at Afghanistan conference
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Use of Afghan soil to promote terrorism in any manner by any country is unacceptable: EAM Dr Jaishankar at Afghanistan conference

Addressing the Afghanistan conference co-convened by US Secretary of State Blinken and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar stressed that resumption of travel out of Kabul is a priority. Speaking further on the emerging situation in the region, he said that use of Afghan soil to promote terrorism in […]

India and Finland to work jointly in innovation, education, emerging technologies including AI, 5G/6G, and quantum computing
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India and Finland to work jointly in innovation, education, emerging technologies including AI, 5G/6G, and quantum computing

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finland’s Prime Minister Ms. Sanna Marin held a Virtual Summit on March 16 and discussed bilateral issues as well as other regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest. The press release by the MEA said that both leaders noted that the close relations between India and Finland were based […]

Quad Summit Fact Sheet
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Quad Summit Fact Sheet

The first virtual summit of the Quad involving the top leaders of the 4 member countries was held on March 12. The group in its joint statement reaffirmed commitment to strive for a free and open Indo-Pacific that is also inclusive, healthy, anchored by democratic values, and unconstrained by coercion. The group committed itself to […]

WHO Chief slams rich countries for hogging Covid-19 vaccines, resulting in reduction in doses for poorer countries
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WHO Chief slams rich countries for hogging Covid-19 vaccines, resulting in reduction in doses for poorer countries

WHO Chief Tedros said money is not the only challenge we face. If there are no vaccines to buy, money is irrelevant.
Even if we have the funds, we can only deliver vaccines to poorer countries if high-income countries cooperate in respecting the deals COVAX has done, and the new deals it is doing, Tedros said.
The G7 countries have shown leadership, but we need all countries to step up. We still face a gap of at least 22.9 billion dollars to fully finance the ACT Accelerator this year.

Mars 2020/Perseverance Key Facts
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Mars 2020/Perseverance Key Facts

Mission Name: Mars 2020 Rover Name: Perseverance Main Job: The Mars 2020/Perseverance rover is designed to better understand the geology of Mars and seek signs of ancient life. The mission will collect and store a set of rock and soil samples that could be returned to Earth in the future. It will also test new […]

Japan to work in close coordination with parliaments around the world to support the cause of freedom, democracy, rule of law and human rights in Tibet
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Japan to work in close coordination with parliaments around the world to support the cause of freedom, democracy, rule of law and human rights in Tibet

Japan’s All-Party Parliamentary Support Group for Tibet today convened its general meeting at the House of Representatives’ office auditorium to discuss the Tibet issue and to strengthen its support to the Tibetan peoples` struggle for justice and human rights in Tibet, informs the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA). 49 Japanese parliamentarians attended the meeting, says the […]

Blogger Avijit Roy murder – Bangladesh court sentences 5 al-Qaeda inspired Islamist militants to death and 1 to life imprisonment
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Blogger Avijit Roy murder – Bangladesh court sentences 5 al-Qaeda inspired Islamist militants to death and 1 to life imprisonment

A Bangladesh court has convicted six members of the Islamist terrorist group Ansar Ullah Bangla inspired by Al-Queda for the brutal killing of US blogger Avijit Roy in 2015. Five have been sentenced to death while one has been handed life imprisonment. Roy, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, had criticised Islamic extremism in his […]