The Indian Army has lost one officer and two soldiers in a violent faceoff with the Chinese army in the Galwan Valley.
Tensions between the two armies have been running high on the border since reports of a scuffle between the soldiers of both sides at Pangong Tso (eastern Ladakh) and Naku la (in Sikkim) came in early last month.
The last deaths on the India-China border were in 1975 when an Indian patrol was ambushed by the Chinese soldiers on the LAC in Arunachal Pradesh.
As many as 91% of domestic workers were not paid salaries in April and 50% of workers, who were above the age of 50, lost their jobs, according to a survey conducted by Domestic Workers’ Rights Union (DWRU), Bruhat Bangalore Gruhakarmika Sangha (BBGS), and Manegelasa Kaarmikara Union.
According to an estimate, there are around four lakh domestic workers. Most of them are in deep trouble due to the prevailing situation.
Workers are demanding that all domestic workers, irrespective of the category, should be included in the social security net.
The ICMR rejected a news report which attributed a study to the top medical body claiming that the peak stage of COVID-19 pandemic in India may arrive around mid-November.
PIB Fact Check, which counters misinformation on government policies and schemes, also rejected the report, saying it doesn't reflect the authentic information.
News agency PTI earlier today reported that the peak stage of COVID-19 in India has been delayed by the eight-week lockdown, and it may now arrive around mid-November when a paucity of isolation and ICU beds and ventilators can arise.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), a Swedish think tank that researches international armament and conflict, has updated the number of nuclear warheads in its latest yearbook.
India, along with both its nuclear-armed neighbours Pakistan and China, has increased its nuclear stockpile in the past year. Both China and Pakistan have a larger stockpile of nuclear weapons compared to India.
The nine nations that have nuclear weapons include the US, Russia, UK, France, China, India, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea. However, the report has not counted the North Korean numbers.