Morning Digest: Democracy prevailed, says Biden after U.S. Electoral Faculty confirms his win; British International Secretary Dominic Raab to fulfill EAM Jaishankar at this time


Talking at Wilmington Delaware after the Electoral College had formally given him sufficient votes to be declared President, Democratic candidate Joe Biden stated that American democracy had been examined and had proved to be sturdy. He described at size the Trump marketing campaign’ s authorized challenges to the November 3 presidential election results and criticised Republican lawmakers and officers who had joined a Texas lawsuit to overturn the outcomes of the vote in key battleground states that he had received.

The U.S. has imposed sanctions on NATO-ally Turkey for its buy of Russia’s S-400 missile defence system, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo introduced on Monday.

A Sikh youngster performs ‘Gatka’ Indian martial artwork at Nationwide freeway at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border at Ghazipur throughout the 18th day of the continuing farmers protest towards farm legal guidelines, in Delhi on December 14, 2020.
 
| Photograph Credit score: Sandeep Saxena

 

British International Secretary Dominic Raab will meet with Exterior Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and different Ministers on Tuesday as a part of a three-day go to to India, anticipated to arrange for an anticipated go to by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson subsequent month.

As a number of thousand farmers held starvation strikes and dharnas at Delhi’s border and throughout the nation on Monday, demanding a repeal of the three recent agricultural marketing laws, the Centre continued to have interaction with particular person components within the farmers’ motion, in an effort to restart negotiations and dealer a settlement.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will lay the muse for what’s billed to be the world’s largest hybrid renewable vitality park to generate 30,000 MW energy via photo voltaic panels and windmills on 72,600 hectares space alongside the India-Pakistan border in Gujarat’s Kutch district.

The perpetrators of the 1971 genocide in Bangladesh haven’t but been delivered to justice for his or her motion, stated Indian Excessive Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswamy. At an occasion organised by an Indian assume tank on Monday, the envoy stated, taking ahead the reminiscence of the occasions of 1971 is a part of the cooperative imaginative and prescient of South Asia.

A policeman was killed as militants made a bid on the lifetime of Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP) chief Haji Pervez Ahmad in Srinagar on Monday morning.

New York on Monday inoculated its first healthcare employee, an intensive care unit nurse in Queens, with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, marking a pivotal flip within the U.S. effort to manage the lethal virus.

The “unprovoked aggression” on the Himalayan frontiers is a reminder of how the world is altering, how present agreements are being challenged, how energy is being asserted not simply within the Himalayas however throughout the Indo-Pacific, stated Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, referring to the continuing stand-off with China in Eastern Ladakh.

The COVID Vaccine Intelligence Community (Co-WIN) system, a digitised platform, can be used to trace the enlisted beneficiaries and the COVID-19 vaccines on a real-time foundation, in keeping with the COVID-operational tips launched by the Well being Ministry lately.

The primary of three stealth frigates, Himgiri, being constructed by the Backyard Attain Shipbuilders and Engineers Restricted (GRSE) beneath Challenge 17A for the Navy was launched into water on Monday. In Goa, the fifth and the final of the Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV) within the collection, Saksham, being constructed at Goa Shipyard Restricted, was launched into water and is predicted to be delivered to the Coast Guard by October 2021.

India’s retail inflation primarily based on the patron value index (CPI) moderated marginally in November to six.93%, from 7.61% recorded in October, with meals value inflation cooling off to 9.43% from 11% within the earlier month.

The final week has been the worst but for N.F.M. Fahim’s household residing in Colombo. The 38-year-old and his spouse misplaced their new-born to COVID-19 on December 8, and even earlier than they might course of the devastating information from the hospital, authorities had been prepared at hand over the infant’s ashes to them.

Salt-to-software conglomerate Tata Group was amongst “a number of” entities that on Monday put in preliminary bids for getting the federal government’s stake in loss-making provider Air India.

With two days remaining for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy to start, each India and Australia are removed from sure about a number of the key batting slots. However the two legends after whom the trophy for the Check collection is known as had been unequivocal about their alternative for Mayank Agarwal’s opening companion.

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