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Iran Presidential Election 2021: Know Key Candidates and How Elections are held here

1 day ago
Nearly 60 million eligible Iranian voters will cast their votes to elect their next leader to succeed President Hassan Rouhani. Read all you need to know.

Japan Government to issue vaccine passport for travel abroad

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The vaccine certificates, issued by the Japanese Government to the travelers planning to visit foreign countries, will be paper-based rather than digital.

Zambia's first president Kenneth Kaunda passes away

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Kenneth Kaunda was the first democratically elected President of Zambia from 1964 to 1991.  He had been at the forefront of Zambia's struggle for independence from British rule. 

World's third largest diamond unearthed in Botswana

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Debswana Diamond Company found the world’s third-largest diamond in the Jwaneng mine in Botswana, South Africa. Read all you need to know.

Global COVID-19 death toll exceeds 4 million: Reuters Study

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The top five nations by the total number of deaths- Brazil, the United States, India, Mexico, and Russia- represent about 50% of all the deaths due to COVID-19 in the world.

Biden-Putin Summit Key Highlights: I did what i came to do, says President Biden

2 days ago
Biden-Putin Summit Key Highlights: The Russian President was the first to deliver a solo press conference following their talks and said there was "no hostility" on either side. Putin called Biden a "very balanced, professional man."

Explained: NATO leaders declare China a constant global security challenge: What can be the implications?

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At the first NATO meeting since 2019, the leaders pointed to China’s assertive behavior and also expressed concerns over Beijing’s coercive policies.

Microsoft names CEO Satya Nadella as its new Chairman

2 days ago
Microsoft Corporation named Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella as its new Chairman. Nadella will be replacing John Thompson as the new Chairman. Read all you need to know.

Lambda: New COVID-19 variant identified in 29 countries, says WHO

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First identified in Peru, the Lambda lineage was classified as a global Variant of Interest on June 14 because of an ‘elevated presence’ in South America.

Australia and UK agree on historic free trade agreement

3 days ago
The Free Trade Agreement between the UK and Australia will eliminate the tariff deals on UK goods and will also boost jobs and businesses.

US COVID-19 deaths cross 6 lakh mark: California reports highest deaths, New York second highest

3 days ago
As per CSSE data, California has reported the highest number of deaths in the US with 63,191 fatalities, followed by New York that has reported the nation's second-largest deaths of 53,558.

World’s first wooden satellite to be launched in 2021

Jun 15, 2021
Artic Astronautics, a Finnish company will send the world’s first wooden satellite into space by the end of 2021. Read how will a wooden satellite survive outer space.

Israel allows dropping indoor mask requirement as daily COVID-19 cases decline

Jun 15, 2021
As per the Health Ministry of Israel, the requirement for masks to be worn indoor will be lifted from June 15, marking the end of one of the major Coronavirus restrictions remaining in the country.

Explained: What is G7 and its agenda? What is in it for India?

Jun 14, 2021
India is a natural ally for the G7 countries to fight against threats such as terrorism, authoritarianism, violent extremism, disinformation, and economic coercion. What is G7? Explained.

G7 Summit 2021: G7 leaders agree to stick to 1.5°C temp rise, call for probe into COVID-19 origins

Jun 14, 2021
All G7 leaders, for the first time, also agreed to align their long-term and short-term climate goals in a manner that keeps the 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming threshold within reach.

Tigray famine: Tragedy of man-made crisis in Ethiopia

Jun 14, 2021
As per IPC analysis, famine conditions in Tigray are in phase 5, which starts with a catastrophe warning and rises to a declaration of famine in a region. More than 3,50,000 people in Ethiopia’s Tigray are suffering famine conditions, with millions more at risk. 

French Open 2021 Final: Novak Djokovic claims 19th Grand Slam, defeats Stefanos Tsitsipas

Jun 14, 2021
Djokovic is now only major away from reaching the record of 20 that Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer both hold. Read all you need to know.

UAE, Brazil, Albania, Gabon, Ghana elected to UNSC, How are UNSC members elected? - Explained

Jun 14, 2021
The ten non-permanent UNSC members are elected by the United Nations General Assembly for two-year terms starting on 1st January. Five nations are replaced each year. Check which nations are retiring this year. 

Who is Naftali Bennett; Israel’s new Prime Minister and hard-right tech millionaire?

Jun 14, 2021
Naftali Bennett is a former tech entrepreneur who made millions before he switched to, and got deeply involved in, right-wing politics and a religious Nationalist political position. 

Indian-origin journalist wins Pulitzer Prize 2021 for exposing China's secret detention camps

Jun 13, 2021
Megha Rajagopalan is among two Indian-origin journalists who won the US's top journalism award. Another Indian-origin journalist, Neil Bedi won the Pulitzer in the local reporting category. Check complete list of Pulitzer 2021 winners here. 

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