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MoS exterior affairs V Muraleedharan on three-day go to to Bahrain; Night time curfew in Kerala from in the present day to curb Covid-19; UNSC everlasting members to satisfy on Afghanistan; India on the Paralympics: Devendra Jhajharia in javelin throw F46, Sumit Antil in males’s javelin throw F64, Avani Lekhara in ladies’s 10m air rifle SH 1; US Open begins

1. One other strike in Kabul, as Biden predicted
1. Another strike in Kabul, as Biden predicted
  • An explosion brought on by a rocket fired by suspected ISIS-Ok terrorists killed a toddler within the northwestern neighbourhood of the Hamid Karzai Worldwide Airport in Kabul on Sunday — as warned earlier by US President Joe Biden “that an assault is very possible within the subsequent 24-36 hours” as per inputs he acquired from his army commanders.
  • Individually, a drone strike carried out by US forces in Kabul eradicated ‘a number of suicide bombers’ who, in accordance with US officers, had been on their solution to the airport. This, on a day when the US and coalition forces handed over the management of three gates of the Kabul airport to the Taliban, together with the doorway to the army part of the airport, with the People answerable for a small a part of the airport that additionally consists of the radar part.
  • In accordance with a Taliban official, they’re “ready for the ultimate nod from the People to safe full management over Kabul airport.” The US is heading in the right direction to withdraw its remaining troops by tomorrow, numbering rather less than 4,000, because it carried out 50 extra evacuations on Sunday, taking the whole variety of evacuees to five,500 — with 250 nonetheless left, in accordance with the US State Division.
  • The Taliban, which issued new diktats in the present day banning co-education and a bar on male academics educating women, had already sealed off all strategy routes to the airport with a purpose to cease giant swathes of individuals from leaving the nation even because the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) stated that about half 1,000,000 Afghans are more likely to flee the nation within the subsequent 4 months to flee the orhtodox Islamist organisation’s rule.
  • In the meantime, Britain and France will in the present day submit a decision at an emergency UN assembly, proposing organising “a secure zone in Kabul, below UN management, which might enable humanitarian operations to proceed.”

India’s considerations

  • Terming the Taliban’s takeover a problem for India, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated India might want to change its technique in view of the altering equation within the struggle torn nation. The Taliban had on Saturday tried to achieve out when its chief Stanekzai stated the group wished to proceed Afghanistan’s “cultural, financial and commerce ties with India like prior to now.”
  • The Indian army institution, led by Chief of Defence Workers Basic Bipin Rawat, is anticipated to satisfy this week to debate the ramifications of the potential for subtle American army {hardware}, together with Black Hawk helicopters, M-4 and M-16 rifles and evening imaginative and prescient goggles falling within the arms of Pakistan primarily based terrorist teams with linkages to the Taliban.
2. “Very poor” customary of investigation by Delhi Police, says court docket
2. “Very poor” standard of investigation by Delhi Police, says court
  • Lambasting the Delhi Police for its shoddy investigation of the riots in North East Delhi in February final 12 months, a Delhi court docket stated that it was “painful to notice that in numerous circumstances of riots, the customary of investigation may be very poor.”
  • Directing the DCP of North-East District and different senior officers to “take rapid remedial motion”, Further Periods Decide Vinod Yadav famous that after submitting the chargesheet, “neither the IO nor the SHO nor the aforesaid supervising officers hassle to see as to what different materials is required” so as “to take the investigation to a logical finish.”
  • The court docket’s observations got here in a case associated to the framing of fees towards two individuals — Ashraf Ali and Parvez — who’re accused of being a part of a mob that attacked police personnel with acid, resulting in accidents.
  • Terming the “half-baked chargesheets” as the rationale why the accused “proceed to languish in jail”, the court docket stated that the senior officers “miserably failed” in supervising the investigating officer (IO) to gather not simply the acid or the corrosive substance and get its chemical evaluation executed but additionally did not get an knowledgeable opinion on the character of accidents sustained by the cops on responsibility.
  • The court docket directed the senior officers “to hunt the help of specialists on this regard, failing which there’s probability of injustice being induced to the individuals concerned in these circumstances.”
3. Paralympics debutantes Bhavinaben & Nishad shine with silvers
3. Paralympics debutantes Bhavinaben & Nishad shine with silvers
  • Desk Tennis: Bhavinaben Patel handed India its first medal of the Tokyo Paralympics, settling for silver within the ladies’s singles Class 4 class after dropping 7-11, 5-11, 6-11 within the last to high seed Zhou Ying of China. The 34-year-old’s solely two losses at these Video games have come towards the World No. 1 — she had misplaced her opening Group A match to the identical opponent. This after Bhavinaben, ranked twelfth in her division, had defeated the world no. 9, 8, 3 and a pair of en path to the ultimate.
  • She’s the primary Indian desk tennis participant to medal on the Paralympics and simply the second Indian girl after Deepa Malik (silver in shot put in 2016) to medal on the Paralympics.
  • Athletics: Later within the day, Himachal Pradesh’s Nishad Kumar (in pic) received silver within the males’s T46/47 excessive leap with a 2.06 m on his second try to equal his personal Asian file.
  • Twenty-one-year-old Nishad had met with an accident on the age of 8 in a fodder-cutting machine that resulted within the lack of his proper hand. He additionally contracted Covid-19 earlier this 12 months whereas coaching on the SAI Centre in Bengaluru.
  • Having begun competing in para athletics in 2009, he received gold within the males’s excessive leap T46/47 occasion on the Fazza World Para Athletics Grand Prix in Dubai earlier this 12 months.
  • India’s different competitor within the discipline, Ram Pal Chahar cleared a private better of 1.94 m to complete fifth.
  • Additionally, Vinod Kumar received bronze in males’s discus throw F52 last managing a greatest effort of 19.91 m — a brand new Asian file. However the 41-year-old’s outcome was placed on maintain after a protest over his incapacity classification. “Outcomes of this occasion are at present below overview on account of classification commentary in competitors. The Victory Ceremony has been postponed to the night session of thirtieth August,” learn an announcement from the Video games organisers.
  • Archery: Jyoti Baliyan and Rakesh Kumar went down 151-153 to Turkey’s Oznur Remedy and Bulent Korkmaz within the quarterfinals of the compound combined crew open occasion. This after beating Thailand’s Praphaporn Homjanthuek and Anon Aungaphinan within the Spherical of 16 earlier within the day. Baliyan additionally misplaced to Kerrie-Louise Leonard of Eire within the spherical of 32 within the ladies’s particular person compound open class.
4. Confusion & warmth for Maha Vikas Aghadi
4. Confusion & heat for Maha Vikas Aghadi
  • Hours after a purported report of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) giving a clear chit to Anil Deshmukh went viral, the federal investigation company clarified that investigations had been in progress towards Maharashtra’s former house minister and senior NCP chief.
  • The company has registered an FIR regardless of the advice of the investigation officer to shut the case. The report — shared with media, leaders of Opposition events and to the judges of the Supreme Courtroom — exhibits that the investigation officer had stated “no cognisable offence has been dedicated by Anil Deshmukh”.
  • The CBI, nevertheless, issued an announcement clarifying: “It could be recalled that the Hon’ble Excessive Courtroom of Judicature at Bombay had ordered the registration of a Preliminary Enquiry (PE) within the stated matter primarily based on a number of PILs filed earlier than the Hon’ble Excessive Courtroom. On completion of this PE, the competent authority directed registration of a daily case primarily based on proof collected throughout PE and the authorized opinion. The FIR registered by CBI on 21.04.2021 has been out there on CBI web site since 24.04.2021”.
  • The case pertains to allegations made by former Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh who stated Deshmukh had fastened Rs 100 crore “assortment goal” for assistant police inspector Sachin Vaze, the primary accused within the Antilla bomb scare case.
  • The ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) authorities, although, lashed out on the BJP for misusing central businesses.
  • In the meantime: The Enforcement Directorate summoned Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra transport minister Anil Parab for questioning within the cash laundering case registered towards Deshmukh and others. Additionally a minister of parliamentary affairs within the MVA authorities and one of many closest confidantes of CM Uddhav Thackeray, he has been requested to depose earlier than the investigating officer of the case on Tuesday.
6. From an extra, India watching a rainfall poor 12 months
6. From an excess, India staring at a rainfall deficient year
  • With a 26% deficiency in rainfall in August, until Saturday, India is watching a under regular monsoon with two successive months of rain shortfall. Rainfall in July was 7% under regular as per the Indian Meteorological Division (IMD), which had earlier predicted an above regular monsoon.
  • Actually, the deficiency in rainfall for July and August has obliterated the ten% extra rainfall acquired by the nation in June, with the online deficit now standing at 10%. In accordance with non-public climate forecaster Skymet, which final week had downgraded its forecast to under regular monsoon, with rainfall at 94% of the lengthy interval common (LPA) of 880.6 mm, there are not any probabilities of any extra rainfall this 12 months.
  • The IMD, which had earlier predicted a traditional monsoon for August, at 94% to 106% of the LPA, stated the main shortfall has been noticed in northern and central India — areas that are essential for India’s foodgrain manufacturing. Whereas the north Indian plains and the hill states recorded 13% much less rainfall than regular, central India, which includes the states of Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Maharashtra recorded 14% deficit in rainfall.
  • Final week, in accordance with knowledge launched by the agriculture ministry, space below paddy cultivation confirmed a decline of 1.23% to 388.56 lakh hectares within the 2021-22 kharif season on account of lack of rains in some states.
  • The dangerous information in regards to the monsoon has not spared even India’s japanese area, which incorporates Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and the northeastern states, the place the shortfall has been noticed to be 8% under LPA. Solely the southern peninsula seems to be smiling, with an extra rainfall of 5%.
  • A under regular monsoon might additionally put the brakes on a reviving economic system as it’ll adversely influence rural demand throughout sectors, particularly because the festive season will get underway.
7. Hindutva bug bites AAP once more, forward of UP elections
7. Hindutva bug bites AAP again, ahead of UP elections
  • The Aam Aadmi Get together (AAP), which had introduced in December final 12 months that it’s going to contest subsequent 12 months’s meeting polls in Uttar Pradesh (UP), has as soon as once more demonstrated its willingness to embrace Hindutva for political positive factors.
  • Get together chief and Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia as additionally its Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, who’s additionally the social gathering’s incharge for UP, will lead a ‘Tiranga Yatra’ in Ayodhya on September 14, with stopovers on the Ram Lalla temple and Hanumangarhi, ostensibly to mark the seventy fifth anniversary of India’s independence.
  • Forward of the Ayodhya Tiranga Yatra, the social gathering additionally took out a flag rally in Agra on Sunday with one other scheduled for September 1 in Noida. Admitting that the rally’s goal was to forge a Hindu identification, faith and nationalism, the 2 leaders nevertheless stated that the AAP’s Hindutva can be “very completely different” from the BJP’s “divisive” model.
  • This isn’t the primary time Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his social gathering have flirted with Hindutva politics. Earlier this month, he named retired military officer Col Ajay Kothiyal because the social gathering’s CM candidate in Uttarakhand, which additionally goes to polls subsequent 12 months and vowed to show the hill state right into a “religious capital for Hindus.” He additionally praised Kothiyal’s position in reconstruction of the Kedarnath Temple, broken by the 2013 floods, as ‘Bhole ki Fauj’ — a euphemism for Lord Shiva’s devotees.
  • In March, the social gathering additionally launched a “Deshbhakti Pathyakram” (patriotism curriculum) in colleges that’s primarily based on Constitutional values, it stated — in a bid to steal the BJP’s thunder of nationalism.
8. Ban on worldwide flights prolonged until September 30
8. Ban  on international flights extended till September 30
  • Scheduled worldwide business flights will stay suspended until September 30, as per an announcement by the Directorate Basic Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Sunday, making it the 18th consecutive month since they had been stopped in view of the Covid-19 pandemic from March 23, 2020.
  • Nevertheless, the aviation regulator clarified that the suspension order is not going to apply to Vande Bharat Mission flights as additionally these operated in air bubble agreements with particular international locations to permit eligible individuals to fly to and from India. It would additionally not apply to all-cargo flights.
  • In the course of the second wave of Covid-19, which noticed every day infections crossing the 4-lakh mark, a number of international locations had imposed both restrictions on flights from India or suspended them altogether. Whereas some international locations like France, Germany, Switzerland, Qatar and Maldives have eased the restrictions on flights from India, a number of others proceed to ban flights from India for worry of unfold of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.
  • Some international locations have allowed entry to Indians on a case by case foundation. For instance, whereas the US permits college students pursuing educational programs to journey from India, it has not but opened its borders for common vacationer visitors. Canada, which imposed a ban on all direct flights from India in April, has prolonged it for the fifth time, until September 21 although it permits Indians to achieve Canada through a 3rd vacation spot.
9. Let the ultimate Slam of 2021 start!
9. Let the final Slam of 2021 begin!
  • Serbian high seed Novak Djokovic would be the centre of consideration as he bids to win a historic twenty first Grand Slam males’s title at a US Open missing a slew of his fellow big-name stars. It might make him the primary man to win all 4 majors in the identical 12 months since Rod Laver in 1969 and pull away from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal when it comes to main victories.
  • Serena Williams, Federer, Nadal are all lacking the New York occasion, starting in the present day, by harm — the primary main with out the three of them in a singles draw since 1997.
  • However be careful for the subsequent era of rising stars as nicely. Germany’s Alexander Zverev ended Djokovic’s hopes of a ‘Golden Slam’ — all 4 majors and the Olympic title — on the Tokyo 2020 males’s singles tennis semifinal final month, occurring to win the gold medal himself after which triumphing within the Cincinnati Masters final week.
  • Russian second seed and 2019 runner-up Daniil Medvedev and Greek third seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who misplaced his maiden main last to Djokovic on the French Open in June, are additionally trying to problem.
  • Australia’s World No.1 Ashleigh Barty is extensively thought of because the participant to beat within the ladies’s singles, though Japan’s defending champion Naomi Osaka is aiming to raise the title for the third time in 4 years.
  • After being closed to followers final 12 months, the event would be the first Grand Slam for the reason that pandemic began to be allowed a 100% capability all through.
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