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  • The defaulters were given challans under section 4 of the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, which restricts people from “smoking in any public place.”
  • Afghanistan, counter-terrorism, defence and food and energy security in the aftermath of the Ukraine conflict are among the regional and global issues Doval is likely to discuss in his meetings with Russian authorities, including his counterpart Nikolai Patrushev, during his two-day visit to the Russian capital.
  • In a virtual address to the Moscow Conference on International Security, amid the ongoing heightened tensions in the Taiwan Strait with China flexing its muscles, Singh said India is committed to a free, open, secure and inclusive Indo-Pacific region that promotes sustainable maritime trade and economic practices, resilient infrastructure and adherence to global legal order.
  • A bench of Justices D Y Chandrachud and A S Bopanna said this question required consideration as the SC has already quashed the provision imposing mandatory death sentence as unconstitutional. It asked additional solicitor general K M Nataraj as well as advocate Agrawal to submit written submissions and propositions on the issue after it was informed that AG would also address the court on this.
  • ​​As per the original plan, only those who opt for ‘Mathematics Standard’, as opposed to ‘Basic’, in class 10 are eligible to pursue maths at junior college level. However, citing the Covid pandemic as a stressful situation for students, the board had waived off that condition in 2021, and has decided to continue with the same for one more year.
  • They also discussed important geopolitical challenges including those related to global food security. India and France have been expressing concern at the risk to the global food security and nutrition in light of the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
  • The Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF), which sells milk and other dairy products under the Amul brand, on Tuesday said it has decided to increase milk prices by Rs 2 per litre in Ahmedabad and Saurashtra of Gujarat, Delhi-NCR, West Bengal, Mumbai and other markets effective from August 17.
  • In Talaq-e-Hasan, ‘talaq’ is pronounced once a month, over a period of three months and if cohabitation does not resume during this period, the divorce gets formalised after the third utterance in the third month.
  • Requesting to become a party in the pending petition by Ashwini Upadhyay challenging distribution of freebies in which the SC has agreed to set up an expert panel to evolve a regulatory mechanism, the APP said, “In FY 2021, total debt of the sector stood at Rs 5,89,000 crore with an immediate debt obligation of Rs 1,06,000 crore, which poses a growing risk to Indian financial institutions.”
  • The incident comes soon after 12 hooch deaths in Saran recently. According to police, four deaths were reported from ward number 6 and 13 of Kochas area in Sasaram on Sunday and Monday. Three of them were brothers. The police sent two bodies for post-mortem while the other two were cremated by their family.
  • by Annie May
    New Zealand is joining a growing number of nations in sending its own military experts to train Ukrainian troops. Denmark is going to start training Ukrainian soldiers, joining Canada, which is also training Ukrainian soldiers in their ongoing fight against Russia. Ukraine is making its first major offensive against the Russians. To help, Ukraine received […]
  • by Thomas Bush
    Russian forces have been caught on tape complaining of equipment so old and poor-quality that it crumbles in their hands. Several Russian military commanders have been dismissed for “poor performance” in Ukraine, according to the UK Ministry of Defense. Ukraine is making its first major offensive against the Russians. To help, Ukraine received more rocket […]
  • by Thomas Bush
    Sixty percent of the EU and UK are threatened by drought. It has gotten so bad, in fact, that rivers all over Europe are running dry. After multiple heat waves, France is facing the severest drought on record. It’s possible that 1,000 people died in the heat waves that struck New England. Scientists did not […]
  • by Jimmy Cooper
    Russia’s economy was set back four years during this past quarter, as a result of the sanctions levied against it. Reports indicate that Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz are looking to leave Russia. Lego has shut down its store in Russia, laying off 90 employees. Russia is struggling as business continue to leave. Russia’s replacement for McDonald’s, […]
  • by Annie May
    England is expecting mass crop failures as a result of a prolonged drought. In fact, sixty percent of the EU and UK are threatened by drought. After multiple heat waves, France is facing the severest drought on record. It’s possible that 1,000 people died in the heat waves that struck New England. Scientists did not […]
  • by Jimmy Cooper
    Sixty percent of the EU and UK are threatened by drought. After multiple heat waves, France is facing the severest drought on record. It’s possible that 1,000 people died in the heat waves that struck New England. Scientists did not expect to see  temperatures of that intensity until 2050. “Zoe” has become the world’s first […]
  • by Thomas Bush
    A new study has found that the Arctic is heating up four times faster than the rest of the world. The pass between Scex Rouge and Tsanfleuron has been covered in ice for more than two thousand years, but all that ice is about to melt. According to a recent study, climate change is likely […]
  • by Thomas Bush
    President Zelensky has asked his officials to stop sharing military tactics with reporters. Ukraine is making its first major offensive against the Russians. To help, Ukraine received more rocket launchers from the United States and Germany. President Zelensky has said that the Ukrainian army is losing around 30 soldiers per day, compared to the 100-200 […]
  • by Annie May
    The pass between Scex Rouge and Tsanfleuron has been covered in ice for more than two thousand years, but all that ice is about to melt. According to a recent study, climate change is likely to exacerbate 58% of human infectious disease. Iraqis are suffering through 120º weather and, if that weren’t bad enough, a […]
  • by Annie May
    Reports indicate that Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz are looking to leave Russia. Lego has shut down its store in Russia, laying off 90 employees. Russia is struggling as business continue to leave. Russia’s replacement for McDonald’s, which left Russia for good after doing business there for 30 years, is suffering from mold and bugs, according to reports. […]