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World News – 07 Nov 2020

World News

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07.11.2020

NAMASKAR !  A warm welcome to ‘World News: an Indian perspective’, on  All India Radio. This is NISHIT KUMAR bringing glimpses of major developments of the day from across the globe.

 

THE HEADLINES:

⦁ Joe Biden urges for calm as US election results goes down to the wire.

⦁ India successfully launches latest Earth Observation Satellite EOS-01 with an international payload.

⦁ Ethiopian government bombs Tigray region in an escalation of conflict

⦁ EU-UK trade talks to continue next week in London despite

significant differences.

⦁ In Tennis, Daniil Medvedev enters Paris Masters Finals.

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WN-US ELECTION

The Associated Press and CNN have called the US election in favour of Joe Biden. Mr. Biden has said that the voting numbers tell a clear and convincing story that the Democrats are going to win the Presidential race. In his address to the nation, he said that people have given the mandate to the  Democratic Party to take action on COVID, Economy, Climate change and systemic racism. Mr. Biden urged for calm asked people to let the process take it’s course as the votes are still being counted.

Republican Candidate Donald Trump has filed legal suits against the process in the States of Pennsylvania, Nevada and Arizona among others.

Meanwhile a US Supreme Court justice has denied a request by Pennsylvania’s Republicans yesterday to immediately halt the counting of ballots arriving after Election Day – referring the case to the full court to consider today.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order yesterday directing Pennsylvania officials to continue keeping the late-arriving ballots separate. This is in line with a decision already made by the state’s top elections official Kathy Boockvar, who told they were unlikely affect the outcome in any case.

In the 538-member electoral college, a candidate needs to secure at least 270 electoral votes to be declared as the President Elect.

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MEA-US ELECTIONS

New Delhi today said that the India-US relations rest on strong foundations and the relation encompass cooperation in every possible sphere. It  extends from strategic to defence, to investment to trade to people-to-people ties.

Replying to questions on impact of US presidential outcome on the Indo-US ties, MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, the comprehensive global strategic partnership has a very strong bipartisan support in the US. The successive presidents and administrations have raised the level of the relationship even higher.

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WN-ISRO-EOS-01

India’s workhorse rocket PSLV-C49 has successfully launched India’s latest Earth Observation Satellite EOS-01 and placed into its intended orbit this afternoon. In a copybook style mission, the launch vehicle also put nine other customer satellites into space.

These include four Satellites each from the US and Luxembourg and one from Lithuania.

The Indian Space Research Organization chief Dr K Sivan congratulated the scientists, engineers and technicians involved in the mission. He called it a celebration ahead of Deepavali.

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO and India’s space industry for the successful launch of PSLV-C49, EOS-01 Mission today. He tweeted, that in the time of COVID-19, our scientists overcame many constraints to meet the deadline.

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WN-ETHIOPIA-BOMB

Ethiopian jets bombed the Tigray region on Friday. It comes in the wake of warning by  Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed that more air strikes are in the offing following the reports that Tigrayan forces had seized control of federal military sites and weapons.

In a televised speech on Friday evening, the Prime Minister asked civilians in the northern region to not gather outside as strikes would continue.

Ethiopia’s federal parliament on Saturday approved the formation of an interim government for the Tigray region.

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WN-EU-UK

President of the EU commission Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday said that talks with Britain would continue in London next week. She said EU has taken stock of the negotiations with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.  She added that some progress has been made but large differences remain especially on the issues of level playing field and fisheries.

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WN-EAM-ARG

The External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. S Jaishankar on Friday addressed a symposium of leading think tanks on the topic, India and Argentina in the New World Order.

In his address, the Minister commended the recent formation of an India-Argentina Business Council in Buenos Aires. He said , Argentina was the only country in the region to issue a ‘Special Declaration to Fight Terrorism’ with India in 2019

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WN-SRIVASTAVA-BANGLADESH

Indian High Commission and Posts in Bangladesh is in close contact with local authorities in Bangladesh regarding incidents of violence against the minority community in Bangladesh.

The official spokesperson of the Ministry, Mr. Anurag Srivastava told mediapersons in New Delhi that authorities have taken this incident, and all other incidents relating to efforts to stoke social and communal tensions, very seriously. Bangladesh law enforcement authorities are investigating the incident and continue to remain vigilant to prevent any untoward disturbance.

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WN-BANGLADESH-MINORITY

A large gathering of protestors comprising of various minority groups held a demonstration in Dhaka on Saturday against the human rights violation of minorities in the country.

The minority organisations demanded the implementation of their  7 point charter of demands including the enactment of the minority protection law. The demands include reservation of 20 percent seats for minorities and appointment of minorities at all levels of administration.

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WN-BCC-RENE

As the global economy looks to emerge from the pandemic induced slowdown, the recovery of the MSME sector would be a key driver. In this context, the crisis of the pandemic can be turned into an opportunity as businesses build back better.

In an exclusive interview with AIR News, Head of United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) Regional Office in India,  Rene Van Berkel, has shared his insights on Building Back Business from Crisis (BCC) model.

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Now, lets take a look at the Coronavirus s.

According to WHO data, the number of infected cases has crossed 48.78 million worldwide.

The United Kingdom has prohibited travel from Denmark starting Saturday following an outbreak of a new coronavirus strain at Danish mink farms.

In India, the COVID recovery rate has improved to 92.41 per cent. The actual caseload is 6.11 per cent of the total positive cases

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WN-VIDISHA-UN

India’s Vidisha Maitra was elected to UN body – Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions body – ACABQ, with strong support of the member states.

India’s permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador T. S. Tirumurti expressed gratitude to the member states and affirmed that India takes the responsibility very seriously.

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WN-SPORTS

News from the world of sports now,

In Tennis, Daniil Medvedev beats Milos Raonic to enter Paris Masters Finals the Finals of the Paris Masters. He awaits the winner of the match between Rafael Nadal and Alexander Zverev in the Finals.

In football, Borussia Dortmund will face off against Bayern Munich in an eagerly anticipated German Bundesliga encounter shortly.

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WN CLOSING

 

07.11.2020

India is celebrating the 151st  birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Before we end, let us listen to VAISHNAV JAN, by artists from MOROCCO.

AND WITH THAT, WE END THIS BULLETIN. SEE YOU AT SAME TIME TOMORROW WITH THE NEXT EDITION OF WORLD NEWS.

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