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AMIDST TENSION IN SOUTH CHINA SEA, US, JAPAN AND INDIA READY FOR NAVAL EXERCISE MALABAR
Confrontation is brewing in the South China Sea, with the Financial Times reporting that the United States Navy(USN) is about to challenge China’s construction of “artificial islands” in disputed waters. By sailing warships next week through a 12-nautical mile zone around these islands, the USN will explicitly reject China’s claim.
INDIA, CHINA BEGIN COUNTER-TERRORISM DRILLS
India and China begin counter-terror drills in Kunming, as well as the Malabar-2015 naval exercises in the Bay of Bengal. India’s attempt to keep China engaged in a military-cooperation cycle while it bolsters defence ties with the United States and Japan is becoming strikingly illustrated this week with the joint counter-terror drills in Kunming, as well as the Malabar-2015 naval exercises in the Bay of Bengal.
RAJNATH CLEARS RELEASE OF ‘KHALISTANI’ TERRORIST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday gave green signal for the release of a convicted ‘Khalistani’ terrorist lodged in a prison in Bareilley, Uttar Pradesh, on humanitarian grounds.The convict, identified as Waryam Singh, was held guilty by a TADA court in 1990 for taking part in the ‘Punjab liberation movement’ and is lodged in the U.P. jail since then.
In yet another paper-less e-initiative, AP Chief Minister and Telugu Desam party president, N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday launched enrolment of party membership online with a target of 25 lakh and spread over six States.
ITI STUDENTS DEVELOP PEDAL-OPERATED HACKSAW
Students of government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in Berhampur have developed a low cost pedal-operated hacksaw machine that can be a great help for rural small scale fabrication units and engineering industry.
DELHI IN GRIP OF WORST DENGUE CRISIS SINCE 1996
The Capital is currently facing its worst dengue season since 1996 with the city reporting 10,683 cases – Delhi: 9,058, outside: 1,625. In 1996, 10,253 cases were reported along with 423 deaths.This year, Delhi has reported 41 confirmed dengue deaths so far.Over 3,000 fresh dengue cases have been recorded in the last one week, according to the latest figures released by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).
BOARD APPOINTS NEW CFO AFTER RAJIV BANSAL RESIGNS
In a surprise development, Infosys’ Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rajiv Bansal resigned from the services of the company. The board has appointed Ranganath D. Mavinakere, as the new CFO and Key Managerial Personnel effective October 12.
DELL TO BUY EMC FOR $67 BILLION
Computer-maker Dell Inc struck a deal on Monday to buy data storage company EMC Corp for $67 billion, setting a record in the technology industry, as it tries to transform itself into a giant in the fast-growing market for managing and storing corporate data.
PEDROSA WINS JAPANESE MOTOGP, ROSSI EXTENDS TITLE LEAD
Spain’s Dani Pedrosa claimed the 50th Grand Prix win of his career on Sunday, taking victory in the Japanese MotoGP as runner-up Valentino Rossi extended his lead in the championship standings.
SOUTH ASIAN GAMES 2016 RE-SCHEDULED
The South Asian Games 2016, which was originally scheduled between January 10 and 20 at Guwahati and Shillong, is now set to take place in the second fortnight of February.
SHIVA THAPA SETTLES FOR BRONZE IN DOHA
Shiva Thapa’s run at the World Championship in Doha was on Sunday halted by Uzbekistan’s Murodjon Akhmadaliev. The Uzbek, who upset top seed K Yeraliyev of Kazakhstan in the second round, won 3-0 on points in a closely-fought 56kg semifinal as the Indian settled for a bronze.
MAKE IN INDIA: ONEPLUS PARTNERS WITH FOXCONN TO BUILD PHONES
Chinese handset company OnePlus has partnered with Foxconn to commence local assembly operations in India, which is one of the world’s fastest growing smartphone markets.The first batch of smartphones produced from Foxconn’s Sri City facility in Andhra Pradesh will be commercially available by end of this year.