Singapore first country to accept Covid-19 digital travel pass and other International news

Apr 06, 2021 8:22 | Poltics

INTERNATIONAL NEWS  


 1. India and three other Quad member nations on Monday joined France in kick-starting a three-day mega naval exercise in the eastern Indian Ocean, in reflection of their growing strategic cooperation in the region.* 

2. The trilateral trade between India, Israel and the UAE can propel to a high of USD 110 billion by 2030 by tapping into their mutual strengths.

3. Pakistan's state-owned trading firm TCP on Monday (April 5) issued a global tender for import of 50,000 tonnes of white sugar but not from ''banned'' countries like India, a move described by the Indian sugar industry as "bad luck" for the neighbouring country* .

4.  PM Modi is expected to visit France in May during his visit to Europe for the Indian EU summit* 

5. PM Modi will be in Portugal for the India EU summit on May 8, and France will be part of it. The Prime Minister had last visited France in 2019, when French President Emmanuel Macron had invited him for the G7 summit in Biarritz.


WORLD NEWS 


1. Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law letting him run for the president of Russia again . The law was published on the official Internet portal of legal information. 

2. Singapore first country to accept COVID-19 digital travel pass : Singapore will accept the International Air Transport Association (IATA) mobile travel pass for pre-departure checks, where travellers can get clearance to fly to and enter Singapore by showing a smartphone application containing their data from accredited laboratories.

3. A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has sentenced five leaders of Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) to nine years of imprisonment each in a terror-financing case. 

4. In London over 100 arrested, 10 officers injured as thousands turn up for “Kill the Bill” protests.  If passed, the legislation would give police in England and Wales more powers to impose conditions on non-violent protests, including those deemed too noisy or a nuisance, with those convicted liable to fines or jail terms.
5. Myanmar death toll reaches 557 as security forces kill four more people. since the February 1 coup, while 2,658 people have been arrested. 


Sports: 1. The Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta on Monday requested the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan to expedite the process for the vaccination of the country's Tokyo Olympic-bound athletes and officials against COVID-19.
2. All upcoming domestic badminton tournaments in the country have been postponed amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) said.