A China report blamed the US’ indolence towards China’s technologies over the bargaining on short-video app TikTok. The report, published in Chinese Govt backed newspaper, said it was the US zero-sum vision of ‘American first’, leaving China no choice but to submit its technologies in the war on techs. Microsoft is in talks to buy parts of TikTok.
Amruta Fadnavis, the wife of former CM Devendra Fadnavis, tweeted that she felt Mumbai is no more safe to live. She referred to the handling of Sushant Singh Rajput death case by the Mumbai police to reach this conclusion. Her relegating comments on Mumbai police were not gone well as ruling Shiv Sena and NCP bestowed a series of criticism on her.
Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has ruled out of any intention to impose any language on any states under the new National Education Policy. His statement came following criticism raised by Tamil Nadu on alleged imposition of Hindi and Sanskrit. DMK and many opposition parties demanded a review of the sweeping reforms it has proposed.
The central government's Group of Ministers (GOM) on COVID-19 has agreed to the health ministry's proposal to allow the export of indigenously made ventilators due to the country's low death rate. "Death rate currently stands at 2.15% which means fewer numbers of active cases are on ventilators," said the union health ministry in a statement.
The US Congress has passed the Gandhi-King Exchange Act with an aim to promote the legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Civil rights icon John Lewis has written the bill. The bill is expected to establish an exchange initiative between the US and India to study the work and legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr.
The Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra has agreed to convene Assembly from August 14, days after seeking more convincible reasons from the CM Ashok Gehlot. The Govt was of the stand that there was no convincing reason to call a session without a 21-day notice in view of the coronavirus outbreak unless the government wanted to hold a trust vote.