International news, Kiran Ahuja to be the part of American president Joe Biden administration

Feb 25, 2021 8:55 | Poltics

INTERNATIONAL NEWS  

1. *An Indian social activist, Anjali Bhardwaj, who works on issues of transparency and accountability has been selected for the “United State International Anti-Corruption Champions Award”* along with the other 11 anti-corruption champions. These names were announced by Joe Biden administration.

2. *Indian-American lawyer Kiran Ahuja to head Office of Personnel Management in Joe Biden administration* 

3. *Army Chief General MM Naravane on Wednesday struck a reconciliatory note with China after its troops retreated from the Pangong Tso lake area along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.* He said that India's relations with China would develop along the path we wish to develop.  After nine rounds of talks, both countries reached a mutual agreement for disengagement of troops from the most contentious area of North and South Pangong lake.

4. *Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday (February 23, 2021) attended the United Nations Security Council Open Debate and said that India is the only country on track among the G20 nations to meet its climate change mitigation commitments.* He said, "We are not only meeting our Paris Agreement targets but will also exceed them."

5. As Khalistani elements are trying to exploit the ongoing farmers' protests in India to create anarchy, Khalistan-sympathising parliamentarians in the Western countries, especially those in the UK and Canada, have also come out in support of them by attacking India at the diplomatic front. *Earlier, Sikh Federation UK launched a signature campaign to urge the UK government to pressurise the Indian government on farmers protests.* 

6.  *Chinese President Xi Jinping may attend BRICS Summit 2021 in India* 

7. *Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Wednesday that Kashmir is the only dispute with India and it can only be resolved through dialogue.* 

8. Wanted diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who remains behind bars in a London prison as he contests his extradition to India on charges of fraud and money laundering in the estimated USD 2-billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam case, will find out the UK court''s ruling in the nearly two-year-long legal battle on Thursday.



WORLD NEWS 
 1. *Japan has appointed the first ever Minister for Loneliness amid the increasing suicide rates in Japan.* Key Points Suicide rates in Japan has increased for the first time in 11 years.

2.  *Golf legend Tiger Woods is currently "awake, responsive and recovering" after surviving a serious car accident in the Los Angeles suburbs on Tuesday morning, said Indian-American doctor Anish Mahajan* , the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and interim CEO at Harbor-UCLA Medical Centre. On his way to a TV shoot, the SUV which Woods was driving suffered a serious accident and the star golfer had to be pulled out through the car's windshield. 

3. *France on Tuesday summoned Pakistan charge d`affaires to protest comments by President Arif Alvi on the new anti-radicalism bill introduced in the French Parliament and asked Islamabad to adopt a "constructive attitude" to bilateral relations.*  the Pakistan President urged the political leadership of France "not to entrench the discriminatory attitudes against Muslims into laws" .

5. In a shocking incident, Pakistani Maulana Salahuddin Ayubi, leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F), and a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) from Balochistan married a 14-year-old girl. The Pakistan police have launched an investigation into the marriage.

6. *Coronavirus Cases:* 113,074,582
Deaths: 2,506,626
Recovered: 88,698,000



Sports: 

1.  *The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, has inaugurated the world’s largest Stadium at Motera, in Gujarat on February 24, 2021* 


2. *INDIA VS ENGLAND**3rd Test,* Anthony De Mello Trophy, 2021, February 24, 2021IND 99/3 (33)India trail by 13 runs with 7 wickets remainingENG 112/10 (48.4)