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Al Ain Zoo intensifies its precautionary efforts to protect wildlife

Al Ain Zoo recently implemented precautions for its animals according to international best practices, includingactivating an early epidemiological monitoring system and business continuity plans in the veterinary department for emergency cases. However, now that the region is passing through the situation of the COVID-19 emergency, the Zoo is beginning to lift biosecurity measures. The Zoo was keen to activate the ... Read More »

Coronavirus cases in Pak rises to 14,885; death toll 327

Islamabad : Pakistan’s coronavirus cases have climbed to 14,885 while the death toll from the pandemic has reached 327 with 26 more fatalities, the health ministry said on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 3,425 people have recovered from the contagion while 129 were still in critical condition. The ministry said that Punjab has reported 5,827, Sindh ... Read More »

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un May Be In “Grave Danger” After Surgery: Report

Reports saying Kim Jong Un underwent a medical procedure are fueling new speculation about North Korean leader’s health after his unprecedented absence from events last week marking his grandfather’s birthday. The U.S. was monitoring intelligence reports that Kim may be in “grave danger after a surgery,” CNN reported, citing a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the matter. The White ... Read More »

First human trial to evaluate vaccine against COVID-19 begins in US

The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 has begun in Seattle, US health officials said. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) said in a statement that the open-label trial will enroll 45 healthy adult volunteers ages 18 to 55 years over approximately 6 weeks. The first participant received the investigational vaccine yesterday. Read More »

Evacuation by India of its citizens and other nationals from COVID-19 affected

Government of India undertook evacuation operations from several countries in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Wuhan city in Hubei province of China had become the epicenter of the COVID-19 and there were hundreds of Indians stuck in the city. India engaged with China to safely evacuate its citizens and citizens of other friendly nations on a priority basis. Air India operated two special flights ... Read More »

Joint Statement of 7th HLTFI meeting held in Abu Dhabi

The seventh meeting of the UAE-India High Level Joint Task Force on Investments (the Task Force) was held on 22nd September 2019 in Abu Dhabi to review and maintain the significant progress made in enhancing bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The meeting was co-chaired by Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Managing Director   of Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) ... Read More »

Innovative research uses remote radio telescope to detect cosmic rays

Curtin University researchers have developed a particle detector at the remote site of the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope that is capable of conducting a ground-breaking study into mysterious cosmic rays in the area’s harsh conditions. The project is the first coupling of a particle detector with the MWA, located in Western Australia’s Mid-West region about 800km north of ... Read More »

DRDO Signs Technology Development Contract with Rosoboronexport Russia

High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) is the DRDO laboratory working in the development of spectrum of high energy materials required for missiles, rockets and guns. During DefExpo 2020, HEMRL, Pune signed technology development contract with Rosoboronexport, Russia for development of Advanced Pyrotechnic Ignition Systems. Director HEMRL Shri. KPS Murthy informed that this will enable advancement in the field of ... Read More »

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli jointly Inaugurate Integrated Check Post at Jogbani-Biratnagar

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, along with Prime Minister of Nepal Shri K.P. Sharma Oli jointly inaugurated the second Integrated Check Post (ICP) at Jogbani – Biratnagar today. Jogbani – Biratnagar is an important trade point between the two countries. The ICP is equipped with modern facilities. The second Integrated Check Post at Jogbani – Biratnagar was built with ... Read More »

35 killed, 48 injured in stampede in Iran

New Delhi : As many as 35 people were killed and several others seriously injured in a stampede that erupted on Tuesday at a funeral procession for a top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, killed in a U.S. airstrike last week. The report suggests that more than 48 people have injured in the incident. The stampede took place in Kerman, the ... Read More »

Cabinet approves MoU between India and Kuwait in the field of accounting, finance and audit knowledge base

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for capacity building and strengthening the accounting, financial and audit knowledge base in Kuwait. Benefits: The MoU entails that two entities of India and Kuwait which are: Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Kuwait Accountants and Auditors Association (KAAA) will ... Read More »

US markets end marginally higher on Wednesday

The US markets eked out modest gains on Wednesday after traders digested the latest batch of earnings news from big-name companies like Boeing (BA) and Caterpillar (CAT). Boeing and Caterpillar both reported weaker than expected third quarter earnings, with Caterpillar also cutting its full-year outlook due to weak demand for construction and mining equipment. Disappointing guidance from Texas Instruments (TXN) ... Read More »

US markets settle slightly in red on Tuesday

The US markets ended choppy trading session slightly in red on Tuesday as traders seemed reluctant to make significant moves ahead of the Federal Reserve’s highly anticipated monetary policy announcement on Wednesday. Traders took a wait-and-see approach even though the Fed is widely expected to cut interest rates by another quarter point. Some pessimism came amid report suggesting a phase ... Read More »

USFDA conducts inspection at Biocon’s Bengaluru facility

United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has conducted a pre-approval inspection of Biocon’s new Oral Solid Dosage Forms manufacturing facility at Bengaluru from November 05 to 09. The audit concluded without any observations and no Form 483 was issued. Biocon is India’s largest and Asia’s leading Biotechnology Company with a strategic focus on biopharmaceuticals and research services. It is ... Read More »

GoI to extend Visa-on-Arrival facility to UAE nationals

Government of India has decided to extend the Visa-on-Arrival facility to nationals of the United Arab Emirates. This facility, which came into effect yesterday, is aimed at further strengthening people to people and trade links as well as strategic ties between the two countries. Visa-on-Arrival is available to UAE nationals for a period of up to 60 days with double ... Read More »

Prime Minister’s Introduction of President of USA at Houston, Texas

Good morning Houston, Good morning Texas, Good morning America, Greetings to my fellow Indians in India and around the world. Friends, This morning we have a very special person with us. He needs no introduction. His name is familiar to every person on the planet. His names comes up in almost every conversation in the world on global politics. His ... Read More »

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize for his peacemaking efforts with Eritrea. Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in July 2018 after years of hostility. The prize will be presented in Oslo on Dec. 10. Download Udaipur Kiran App to read Latest News Today Read More »

India signs the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor Agreement with Pakistan

India has signed the Agreement with Pakistan today on the modalities for operationalisation of the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor at Zero Point, International Boundary, Dera Baba Nanak. Representatives from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence, and Ministry of Home Affairs along with the representatives from Government of Punjab have been present during the signing ceremony. It is very well known ... Read More »

World’s oldest known natural pearl discovered on Abu Dhabi Island

The oldest known natural pearl in the world has been discovered by Abu Dhabi archaeologists working at a Neolithic site on Marawah Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. Dubbed the ‘Abu Dhabi Pearl’, it was found in layers that have been radiocarbon dated to 5,800-5,600 BCE, during the Neolithic period. The Emirates News Agency said that the discovery ... Read More »

Pakistani court grants bail to ailing former PM Nawaz Sharif

A top Pakistani court today granted bail to jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif who is undergoing treatment after being diagnosed with an acute immune disorder which reduced his blood platelet count to dangerous levels. The 69-year-old Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo was rushed to the Services Hospital in Lahore from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office late on Monday ... Read More »

“Counterfeit food items pose a grave danger to the health of our citizens. It is absolutely imperative that the problem is dealt with effectively.” Secretary (HFW)

“Counterfeit food items, being totally illegal, bypass all mandatory quality checks and pose a grave danger to the health of our citizens. It is absolutely imperative that the problem is dealt with effectively” saidSecretary(HFW) Ms. Preeti Sudan at the video-conference (VC)addressing the Principal Secretaries of States and UTs, here today. High Court of Delhi vide order dated 19.08.2019 had directed ... Read More »

Light on the Land

Wojciech Kruczynski (Poland): Kallur lighthouse on the Faroe Islands was captured by Kruczynski in this nine-frame shot. “My journey involved an aeroplane, bus, ferry, another bus and then a long walk on foot. I had to walk through a tunnel that is close to one and a half miles long and then do roughly the same distance along a mountain ... Read More »

Heavy rains in Japan, government issues advisory

Tokyo, July. (Udaipur Kiran): Due to heavy rains, a civilian was killed and five others were injured in southwestern Japan. Ten million people have been instructed to evacuate their homes because the area received nearly a month’s rainfall in a single day on Thursday. Kagoshima and Miyazaki have received rainfall of 1000 millimeters since Friday. There are more than 30 ... Read More »

13 killed, 16 missing in China’s severe storm ‘Lekima’, Red alert declared

Beijing : 13 people died and 16 others went missing after storm ‘Lekima’ hit China’s eastern coastal area on Saturday. In anticipation of Lekima’s landfall, the Chinese weather bureau issued a red alert on Friday morning, warning residents of the threat for strong winds, heavy rainfall and coastal impacts. The country has a four-stage color-coded warning system, with red representing ... Read More »

5 nuclear scientists killed in rocket test explosion, radiation spreads

Mosco: There was a sudden blast during the rocket test in Ninoshka at Russia. Five nuclear scientists were killed in this accident, while nine were injured. It is said that after this accident Radiation has spread in the city of Severodvinsk, 47 kilometers from Ninoshka. The Russian government official has issued a statement that after the explosion, the radiation level ... Read More »

Bangladesh: Flying of drone without permission banned in Dhaka

Flying of drones without permission from the authority has been banned in Dhaka. In a press release issued on Tuesday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police said that flying drone or any remote controlled devices without authorisation is a punishable offence as it creates panic among people. It said that people in Dhaka are flying drones for the purposes of recreation or capturing ... Read More »

Brazil’s Amazon basin fires keep surging

The number of fires in Brazil’s Amazon basin is still on the rise, even though the government has banned burning, officials have said. In the first 48 hours since the ban was issued, satellite data from the National Space Research Institute (INPE) showed 3,859 new outbreaks of fire, of which some 2,000 were concentrated in the Amazon region. From January to the ... Read More »

1,300 child abuse cases reported in Pak within 6 months

Islamabad :  Over 1,300 child sexual abuse cases have been reported across Pakistan between January and June this year, a report has revealed. The report compiled by the non-governmental organisation (NGO) Sahil said that as many as 729 girls and 575 boys suffered sexual abuse of some kind in this period, The News International reported on Saturday. It revealed that ... Read More »

NATO Secy General expresses serious concerns over Turkey’s operation in Northern Syria

In Syria, casualties are increasing as Turkey presses on with its cross-border offensive on Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria. Turkey’s Defence Ministry claimed, in a statement, that Turkish forces have killed at least 342 Kurdish fighters. Meanwhile, the numbers could not be independently verified. BBC reported, at least 11 civilians have died. Turkey today said that one of its soldiers ... Read More »

NASA picks ancient Martian river delta for 2020 rover touchdown

NASA has picked an ancient river delta as the landing site for its uncrewed Mars 2020 rover, to hunt for evidence of past life on Earth’s neighboring planet. Even though the Red Planet is now cold and dry, the landing site, Jezero Crater, was filled with a 1, 600-foot (500-metre) deep lake that opened to a network of rivers some ... Read More »

US urges Bangladesh to postpone relocation of Rohingyas

The US has urged Bangladesh to postpone relocation of Rohingyas to the uninhabited island Bhashan Char. In a statement given at the House Foreign Affairs Sub Committee, acting assistant secretary at the Bureau of South and Central Asia Alice G Wells urged Bangladesh to postpone any refugee relocation to Bhashan Char until independent experts can determine it a suitable location. ... Read More »

Indian among 18 people arrested in Nigeria for illegal bunkering

Nigeria , May 23 (Udaipur Kiran): The Nigerian Navy declared that an Indian sailor and 17 more have been arrested by over an attempt to illegally export robbed crude oil to Ghana.The arrested sailors were planning to move stolen crude oil from Nigeria with two foreign vessels. Capt. Adegoke Ebo, executive officer of the Nigerian Navy Ship Pathfinder confirmed that the ... Read More »

At least eleven people killed in explosion

Mogadishu, May 23 (Udaipur Kiran): In Somalia, at least eleven people, including a deputy minister, were killed after Al-Shabaab terrorists stormed government buildings in capital Mogadishu. Senator Ilyas Ali Hassan named the deceased minister as Saqar Ibrahim Abdalla, who was killed separately. The bombing was claimed by Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, which said in a statement it had targeted a convoy ... Read More »

JSW Steel to acquire stake in Piombino Steel

JSW Steel has agreed to acquire, by itself and through its nominees, 10,000 shares of Rs 10 each, comprising the entire issued and paid-up share capital, of Piombino Steel from JSW Techno Projects Management. Further Piombino Steel shall, by itself and/or through nominees, acquire 8,000 shares of Rs 10 each, comprising the entire issued and paid-up share capital of Makler ... Read More »

Deal sealed for Anti-Tank Missile with Russia

New Delhi, July.(Udaipur Kiran): The deal worth Rs. 200 crore for “Strum Ataka” anti tank missile has been signed by India with Russia. Under emergency clause of this contract, the missile will be supplied by September end this year. This missile will be added to fleet of Mi-35 attack choppers of Indian Air Force to increase its capabilities to confront ... Read More »

UAE to invest $5bn in oil refinery project in Pak

Islamabad, Oct 4 . The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has planned to invest $5 billion in an oil refinery project in Pakistan by the end of 2019, said a top diplomat. “We are going to launch very soon one of the biggest investments in a refinery project in Hub (a town in Balochistan). It is going to be a $5 ... Read More »

Pak’s Bajwa talk Kashmir with Chinese Army leadership

Beijing, Oct 8 . Pakistan’s visiting Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa and the Chinese military leadership on Tuesday discussed the Kashmir issue here, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said. Bajwa arrived in Beijing earlier on Tuesday, just hours before Prime Minister Imran Khan reached the Chinese capital on his official two-day visit, Dawn news reported. According ... Read More »

World’s 30 largest cities ‘peaked’ emissions

Copenhagen, Oct 8 . Austin (Texas), Athens (Greece), Lisbon (Portugal) and Venice (Italy) were the latest major cities to have peaked their greenhouse gas emissions, an analysis said on Tuesday. The world’s leading scientists have calculated that global greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2020 in order to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The analysis published ahead ... Read More »

Musharraf’s treason trial to be heard daily from Oct 24

Islamabad, Oct 8 . A special court in Islamabad has decided to hear a high treason case against former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on a daily basis with effect from October 24, it was decided on Tuesday. A three-member bench, led by Justice Waqar Ahmad Seth, while hearing the case directed all parties to submit their written arguments before next ... Read More »

Wish I could follow Xi’s example, jail corrupt people: Imran

Beijing, Oct 8 . Visiting Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he wished he could follow the example of Chinese President Xi Jinping and send 500 corrupt individuals in Pakistan to jail. While addressing the China Council for Promotion of International Trade in Beijing during his official two-day visit, the premier said that one thing that he ... Read More »

UK debt to increase to record level if no-deal Brexit

London, Oct 8 . A no-deal Brexit, even in a “relatively benign scenario” may push the UK’s debt to its highest levels since the late 1960s, according to an analysis by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The think-tank estimated the UK’s debt could rise to 100 billion pounds, bringing the country’s total debt close to 90 per cent of ... Read More »

Johnson mocks Extinction Rebellion protesters

London, Oct 8 . UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has mocked the Extinction Rebellion protesters, who were demanding action on climate change, on the streets of London, and termed them “uncooperative crusties”, it was reported on Tuesday. Speaking at a book launch, Johnson said on Monday night: “I am afraid that the security people didn’t want me to come along ... Read More »

‘Deal essentially impossible after Johnson-Merkel call’

London, Oct 8 . A Downing Street source has said that a Brexit deal was “essentially impossible” after a call between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a media report said on Tuesday. The BBC in its report quoted the source as saying on Monday that Johnson spoke to the German chancellor earlier about the proposals ... Read More »

23 students hurt in Afghan university blast (Lead)

Kabul, Oct 8 . At least 23 students were injured on Tuesday in an explosion inside a university classroom in the Afghan city of Ghazni, an official said. The explosion took place around 9.40 a.m. inside a classroom of the Literature Faculty in the University of Ghazni while a session was underway, the provincial governor’s spokesperson, Arif Noori, told Efe ... Read More »

Pak minister Fawad Chaudhary wishes Dussehra to Hindus

New Delhi, Oct 8 . Pakistani Minister Fawad Chaudhary took to the Twitter on Tuesday to congratulate people celebrating the festival of Dussehra to all Hindus living in Pakistan, India and other parts of the world. “Happy #Dusehra to all Hindu brethren in Pakistan, India and beyond….,” his tweet reads. Soon, the tweet went viral on social media where netizens ... Read More »