International news in short, Neerav Modi to extradited to India

Feb 26, 2021 8:27 | Poltics


1. *Primary satellite Amazonia-1 of Brazil and 18 co-passenger satellites onboard the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C51) are scheduled to be launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) Sriharikota Range (SHAR) on February 28,* the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said.

2. *India and Pakistan have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors.* 

3. *The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) of the Indian drug regulator has asked pharma giant Dr Reddy's Laboratories, the Indian manufacturer of Sputnik V, the Russia-developed coronavirus vaccine, for more data regarding its application for emergency use approval for the vaccine*.

4.  *Covid Negative Report Mandatory For Passengers Flying To India: Air India Express*. It has also stated that the travellers are required to take coronavirus screening test "not more than 72 hours before departure".

5. *Sri Lanka Receives 5,00,000 Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccines From India* 

6. *Jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted for fraud and money laundering in the Rs 14,000-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan scam, can be extradited to India, a UK judge ruled*, dismissing arguments like his mental health worsening during the pandemic and poor Indian prison conditions.

7.  *China's Xiaomi Adds Manufacturing Units In India To Boost Phone, TV Production*. China's BYD and DBG will be the company's new suppliers in India. DBG has a smartphone manufacturing unit in Haryana, BYD is setting up a plant in Tamil Nadu: Xiaomi.


1. *The COVID 19 vaccination in Bangladesh has crossed the figure of 28.50 lakh as on Thursday*.

 2. *Pakistan stays in FATF ‘grey list’, given June deadline to implement action plan* : Pakistan has been on the FATF's grey list since June 2018 and the government was given a final warning in February 2020 to complete the 27 action points.

3. *Nasa’s Perseverance rover has been frequently sending back Mars’ photographs to mission control on Earth since the day it safely landed on the Red planet* . The National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Wednesday released the first 360-degree panorama taken by Mastcam-Z, a dual-camera system equipped with a zoom function.

4. *China approves two more domestic Covid-19 vaccines, increasing number to 4* : The two newly approved vaccines are made by CanSino Biologics Inc and Wuhan Institute of Biological Products.

5. Indonesia hunts for missing after mine collapse kills six* : A landslide Wednesday evening buried the remote site on Sulawesi island's Parigi Moutong district, where five women and one man died while some 16 survivors were pulled from the debris.

 6. US First Lady Jill Biden spoke about her divorce from her first husband during an American TV show claiming that had she not gotten divorced, she never would have met her current husband, US President Joe Biden* .Reflecting on her divorce, Jill who was on Kelly Clarkson's show offered advise to the recently divorced three-time Grammy-winning singer that she will heal over time.

7. *Coronavirus Cases:* 113,504,489
Deaths: 2,517,589
Recovered: 89,095,547 

1. *INDIA VS ENGLAND*4th Test, Anthony De Mello Trophy, 2021, March 4, 2021

2. *Star Indian sprinter Hima Das wins 200m gold in her first race after more than a year*. She won a gold in the women's 200m in the Indian Grand Prix II at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports campus in Patiala on Thursday. The 21-year-old Hima, the 2018 world junior champion in 400m, won the race in 23.31 seconds.

3. *India Vs England At Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad,* 
24 February, 2021

3rd Test *England* 112/10 (48.4 ov)81/10. (30.4 ov)
 *India* 145/10(53.2 ov)49/0 (7.4 ov) *India beat England by 10 wickets*