New Zealand imposed temporary ban on people coming from India

Apr 09, 2021 9:11 | Poltics

INTERNATIONAL NEWS  

1. New Zealand has for the first time imposed a temporary ban on travellers coming from India, including its citizens, from April 11 to 28 due to a surge in COVID-19 cases among visitors to this country* .


2. The United States and Iraq concluded talks Wednesday on America’s troop presence here, issuing a joint statement that emphasized the growing capacity of the Iraqi military, six years after it crumbled in the face of the Islamic State’s advance.



WORLD NEWS

 1.  The United States and Iraq concluded talks on America’s, issuing a joint statement that emphasized the growing capacity of the Iraqi military, six years after it crumbled in the face of the Islamic State’s advance.*


2. Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador now plans to get the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine to boost confidence in the shot after it was linked to a rare blood-clotting disorder.


3. Australia on Thursday become the latest country to restrict use of the AstraZeneca vaccine by recommending that it not be given to people under age 50.



Sports:


 1. IPL Schedule 2021: IPL 2021 is slated to take off with the opening match between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai at 7.30 pm on April 9, 2021.  


2. Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been discharged from hospital after recovering from COVID19.* He will be in home quarantine for few days.


3. : In a historic first for India, four sailors from the country will compete at this year's Olympics after Vishnu Saravanan and the pair of Ganapathy Chengappa and Varun Thakkar made the cut for Tokyo in the Asian Qualifiers in Oman.


4. This was after Nethra Kumanan on Wednesday became the first Indian woman sailor to qualify for the Olympics in the laser radial event in the Mussanah Open Championship, which is an Asian Olympic qualifying event.