Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the first in-person quad summit hosted by US President Joe Biden. Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia and Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga of Japan also will join the summit in Washington on September 24. The Ministry of External Affairs said that regional issues of shared interest will be discussed.
Senior BJP leader Bhupendra Patel (59) will take oath as the new CM of Gujarat today after the shock exit of Vijay Rupani and his entire cabinet. Mr Rupani said the party will "successfully contest the polls" under Mr Patel's leadership. Mr Patel is a surprise choice after much speculation around Union Ministers Mansukh Mandaviya and Parshottam Rupala.
PM Narendra Modi, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar, and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will be meeting with Russian NSA Nikolay Patrushev and CIA chief William J Burns in Delhi today to discuss the evolving military, political and socio-economic situation in Afghanistan. Indian leadership is concerned about its implications on regional security.
122 teachers in Delhi will receive the State Teachers Award on this Teachers' Day. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia recognised educators who went out of their way to equip students with digital devices and offer them counselling to cope with anxiety during the pandemic. They have also worked with quarantine centres, distribution of food, and mask enforcement.
Post the Afghanistan move out on Aug 31, US President Joe Biden on Friday ordered a declassification over the next 6 months of still-secret documents from the government investigation into the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Biden is responding to the pressure from the families of some of the approximately 3,000 people killed by Al-Qaeda on September 11, 2001.
The BJP unit of Tamil Nadu is leading a hunger protest in Thanjavur against Karnataka’s move to build a reservoir on Cauvery at Mekedatu. Staging a bullock cart procession, leaders and cadres of BJP, demanded that Karnataka should not go ahead with the balancing reservoir project. The dam is meant to meet both drinking water needs and power generation.