International news in short, India supplied 230 लाख doses of vaccine of Covid-19

Feb 23, 2021 8:52 | Poltics


   1. *India on Monday offered a USD 100 million line of credit to Mauritius to facilitate procurement of defence assets and the two countries signed a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Partnership Agreement* following talks between External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth.

2. *The two sides also exchanged letters on provision of Dornier aircraft and Dhruv helicopter by India to step up Mauritius' maritime monitoring capabilities.*

3. *The Kerala government on Monday decided to cancel the controversial MoU signed between US-based EMCC International and the Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation,* against which the opposition has levelled serious charges, drawing a strong reaction from EMCC.

4. *India has so far supplied about 230 lakh doses of vaccines against COVID-19 to friends and partners across the world* and the country's vaccine capacity will generate another 1.1 billion doses for the WHO-led COVAX scheme that distributes them to developing countries, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said.

5. The 10th round of Corps Commander Level Meeting between India and China on February 21, 2021. It was held on the Chinese side of the Line of Actual Control in Moldo.In the meeting, both the sides appraised the smooth completion of disengagement of troops at the Pangong Lake area.

6. *The Indian Air Force Chief Air Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhaduaria arrived in Dhaka on Monday on a three day visit on the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman* 


*Rockets target US Embassy in Baghdad, no casualties* : At least two rockets struck Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone on Monday without causing any casualties, Iraq's army said in a statement. Security officials said the US Embassy was the target.


2. Italian envoy and two others killed in attack on UN convoy in Congo.


3. *China on Monday urged the US to stop "smearing" the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) and it’s one-party political system,* lift sanctions on trade and halt Washington’s backing of "separatist forces” in Taiwan, Tibet, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.


4. US aviation body orders extra inspections of some Boeing 777s after mid-air engine failure.


5. Six members of Mexico's military were killed when the plane they were in, crashed in the southeastern state of Veracruz.


6. *Thousands protest in Myanmar after deadly shootings kill 2 during stir against coup* 



 1*Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches four infrastructure projects of Rs 50 crore at SAI Bangalore*


2. Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju lay the foundation of a synthetic athletics track, a 330-bed girls hostel and the kitchen and dining hall, along with a gymnasium complex at NSSC Bangalore. He was joined by KC Narayana Gowda, Minister of State, Youth Empowerment and Sports, Government of Karnataka


3. *Indian hockey captain Manpreet Singh had lauded the new gymnasium which was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Kiren Rijiju in the Sports Authority of India Netaji Subhas Southern Centre in Bengaluru.* 


4. *Motera Stadium will be formally inaugurated on February 24 by President Ram Nath Kovind in the special presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to host the third Test between India and England.* Motera Stadium is the world's largest cricket stadium with a seating capacity of 1.10 lakh