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India, China on way to give a fillip to security cooperation.
- The forthcoming visit by China’s state councillor and minister of public security, Zhao Kezhi, to India could give a fillip to proposed bilateral pacts on security cooperation.
- A Chinese military team will visit India this month to resume military-to-military cooperation.
- The two sides were first scheduled to sign an umbrella agreement on security cooperation when home minister Rajnath Singh visited Beijing in 2015.
Sushma Swaraj in South Africa on a 5-day visit; to attend BRICS, IBSA summits.
- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday arrived here on a five-day visit to South Africa.
- During which she will meet top leaders of the country and attend meetings of BRICS and IBSA.
- Swaraj will also attend a series of events marking the 125th anniversary of the historic incident.
- The 1893 incident proved to be a turning point in Gandhi’s fight against racial discrimination in South Africa.
The spate of setbacks leaves space agency ISRO on edge.
- A launch failure, an incommunicado satellite and an unprecedented satellite recall, all in the space of less than a year.
- Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s hard-earned reputation as a trusty launcher of commercial space missions.
- Almost two months after Isro lost contact with Geostationary Satellite 6A, a communication satellite, the chances of the agency retrieving it are slim.
Air India plans an event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first flight to the UK.
- Air India is marking 70 years since its first flight took off from Mumbai to London in June 1948, which laid the foundations of the India-UK relationship.
- The national carrier is inviting members of the Indian community in Britain to share their memories of the airline in its early days.
- The UK market is among the airline’s busiest sectors, having recently three direct flights between Birmingham and Amritsar.
Tripura begins exporting pineapples to Dubai.
- The first batch of Tripura’s “Queen” pineapples was dispatched to Dubai on Sunday.
- The pineapples will be taken to Dubai on a SpiceJet aircraft via New Delhi.
- The government has reached an agreement to dispatch to Dubai one tonne of the pineapple variety every week, with the next consignment scheduled for departure on Wednesday.
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US first lady Melania Trump to skip G7, North Korea summit.
- President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, will skip this week’s G7 summit in Quebec and does not plan to attend the planned June 12 summit in Singapore.
- Melania Trump attended the G7 meeting in Italy last year.
- She will not attend the G7 and there are no plans for her to travel to Singapore at this time,” her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said in an email on Sunday.
Jordan’s King Abdullah expected to ask PM to resign: Sources.
- Jordan’s King Abdullah was expected on Monday to ask Prime Minister Hani Mulki to resign in a bid to soothe widespread anger over economic policies.
- The dismissal of Mulki was demanded in a series of protests against IMF-backed tax increases that have shaken the kingdom.
- Mulki, a business-friendly politician, was appointed in May 2016 and given the responsibility of reviving a sluggish economy and business.
For the first time, China releases blacklist of 169 facing travel ban for breaking law.
- For the first time, China has officially released a list of blacklisted individuals.
- Who will be banned from boarding flights or trains as a punishment for social misdemeanours.
- The names of 169 “severely discredited” individuals were posted on the Credit China website.
- The move is part of a plan by China’s National Development and Reform Commissions (NDRC).
Qatar won’t be part of any military action against Iran.
- A senior Qatari official says on Sunday that his country will not be into any conflict with Iran.
- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Khalid Al Attiyah told that Qatar has “a lot of differences” with Iran but it does not mean “we go and fuel a war” in the region.
- Qatar is hosting 10,000 U.S. troops stationed at sprawling al-Udeid Air Base as part of its campaign against the Islamic State group and the war in Afghanistan.
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IDBI, Central Bank, Bank of Baroda, Oriental Bank of Commerce may fuse into one.
- The government is considering merging at least four state-run banks, including Bank of Baroda, IDBI Bank Ltd, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Central Bank of India.
- If the plan goes through, the merged entity will become the second largest bank in the country after State Bank of India (SBI), with combined assets of Rs 16.58 trillion.
- The four state-run banks that are being proposed to be merged are under pressure with combined losses of Rs 21,646.38 crore in the year ended 31 March.
- Queries emailed to IDBI Bank, Bank of Baroda, Oriental Bank of Commerce and Central Bank of India did not elicit any response.
Haryana second in the country in e-way bill generation.
- The Haryana Excise and Taxation Department detected 1151 cases in 20 days where traders moved their consignments without e-way bill generation.
- The state, meanwhile, ranked second in e-way bill generation in the country during the same period with 13 percent of the total e-way bills generation.
- A senior officer of the Excise and Taxation Department said that various teams of the department check over 2500 vehicles daily in the state to ensure that they have e-way bills.
Scientists develop the aerial robot that can morph mid-flight.
- In a world-first, scientists have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of altering its profile during flight.
- To reduce its wingspan and navigate through tight spaces, the robot can reorient its arms, which are equipped with propellers that let it fly like a helicopter.
- The technology, described in the journal Soft Robotics, paves the way for a new generation of large robots.
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Steve Smith, David Warner set for Global T20 Canada.
- Steve Smith and David Warner will play for the Global T20 Canada event starting June 48.
- Former Australia captain Smith had already been announced as a marquee player for the inaugural edition of the event.
- Warner, who was the vice-captain, was also banned for 12 months and Cameron Bancroft was suspended for nine months.
Ariya survives rollercoaster round to win US Women’s Open.
- Ariya Jutanugarn survived a back-nine meltdown to win the 73rd US Women’s Open on Sunday and claim her second career major title in a playoff.
- The 22-year-old from Bangkok parred all four playoff holes at the Shoal Creek, Alabama course for her second win of the 2018 LPGA Tour season.
- South Korea’s Kim closed with a five-under 67 to force the playoff and had two long putts to win in the extra session but couldn’t get them to fall.
Djokovic eases into record 12th French Open quarter-final.
- Novak Djokovic reached a record 12th French Open quarter-final on Sunday.
- Djokovic, the 2016 champion and 12-time Grand Slam title winner, has now also reached 40 quarter-finals at the majors.
- Verdasco, 34, had knocked out fourth seed Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets in the third round.
Senior journalist Leela Menon, 86, passes away.
- Leela Menon, a pioneering journalist and the chief editor of Malayalam newspaper ‘Janmabhumi’, died at the age of 86 in Kochi on Sunday.
- For several months, she had not been keeping well and was undergoing medical treatment.
- Menon, who began her journalistic career with The Indian Express in New Delhi in 1978, shot into the limelight for her wide-range of ‘exclusive’ stories.