Today's News in 5: June 2, 2020

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Today's News in 5: June 2,  2020


Worst yet to come: Rahul after Moody's downgrades India's rating
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has expressed concern over the state of Indian economy, saying that rating agency Moody's termed PM Narendra Modi's handling of the economy "a step above junk". "Lack of support to the poor and the MSME sector means the worst is yet to come," Gandhi tweeted. Moody's downgraded India's rating for the first time in 22 years.

Op Samudra Setu: Ind Citizens Evac
INS Jalashwa, deployed by the Indian Navy for “Operation Samudra Setu", entered Tuticorin harbour on 02 June 2020 with 685 Indian nationals evacuated from Colombo, Sri Lanka. Embarkation of Indian nationals was facilitated by the Indian Mission in Sri Lanka. Personnel were embarked onboard after carrying out requisite medical screening. COVID related safety protocols were also
strictly adhered to during the sea-passage.

Talks underway at military, diplomatic levels: Shah on LAC issue with China
Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the central government will not take the issue of Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China lightly. Shah said that right now talks regarding the issue are going on, on military and diplomatic levels. PM Narendra Modi's government will not compromise at all on border issues, said Shah in an interview.

Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma released on grounds of good behaviour
Manu Sharma, 1999 Jessica Lal murder case convict, has been released from Tihar Jail on grounds of good behaviour after he was awarded life imprisonment in 2006 by Delhi High Court. Delhi Lieutenant Governor allowed the release after Sentence Review Board's recommendation. Sharma had shot model Jessica Lal dead at a party after she refused to serve him a drink.

SC adjourns hearing on plea seeking to officially rename 'India' to 'Bharat'
The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the plea seeking directions to the Centre to amend the Constitution and replace the word India with 'Bharat'. "Stop using India, this will ensure citizens of
this country get over the colonial past and instil a sense of pride in our nationality," the plea stated. The court hasn't given another date for hearing yet.

Global News

WHO to Conduct Independent Analysis into China’s COVID-19 Numbers
The World Health Organisation (WHO) highlighted concerns over the People’s Republic of China’s delay in revealing information pertaining to COVID-19. WHO emergencies chief called for conducting an independent analysis on China’s Coronavirus spread, in the nation's best interest.

George Floyd’s Death Confirmed Homicide
Following the controversy surrounding George Floyd’s death in a case of police brutality, the United States medical examiner's (ME) office has ruled Floyd’s death a homicide and that he died from asphyxiation. Floyd had 'recent methamphetamine use' and 'fentanyl intoxication' –along with hypertension and coronary artery disease– all of which were possible contributing factors to his death, according to the examiner.

“Wish for Collab to Continue” Says WHO DG following US President's Announcement to Sever Ties
United States President Donald Trump made an announcement to terminate the country’s relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The WHO’s Director General (DG) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, “It is WHO’s wish for their collaboration to continue.”

FB Staffers Take to Social Media to Criticise CEO Zuckerberg
In a major development scores of Facebook employees publicly criticised their Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg and the company after he is deciding not to take any action of the United States President Donald Trump’s message hidden by Facebook's competitor Twitter. "There isn't a neutral position on racism at Facebook," Jason Stirman, a Facebook design manager, tweeted. "Giving a platform to incite violence is unacceptable," tweeted another Facebook employee.

US Secy Pompeo Issues Statement on Sino-Indo Border Tensions
Amid tensions between Sino-Indo border tensions, United S States Secretary Mike Pompeo has issued a statement saying, "China has moved up its forces along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with India...These are the kinds of actions that authoritarian regimes take." "We've seen over the past number of years, continued Chinese build-out of military capabilities, and then continually more aggressive action," Pompeo added.



Cyclone Nisarga: Coast Guard on High Alert
The Indian Coast guard (ICG) is on high alert and is actively reaching out to fishing trawlers, boats and merchant vessels in a bid to warn them about Cyclone Nisarga and urging them to return to the shore as soon as possible.

Mission Begin Again: Major Traffic Jam in City
Mumbai witnessed a major a massive traffic jam today. This development comes as the city witnessed day one of ‘Mission Begin Again’ which saw relaxations on the nationwide lockdown. The Home Ministry had issued a series a new set of guidelines facilitating the phase-wise dilution of the extended lockdown termed ‘Unlock One’ by the government.

4 Leading Private Hospital in Legal Soup Following Health Minister's Visit
Four show cause notices have been issued to four leading private hospitals by the Maharashtra State Health Department. Liliavati, Bombay, Jaslok and the Hinduja hospital were issued these notice’s for not being able to provide 80% of their beds for COVID-19 patients. This development comes following the Health Minister Rajesh Tope’s ‘surprise visits.’

25 New COVID Cases in Dharavi
Dharavi the city’s worst hit covid-19 area witnessed 25 new coronavirus cases today, taking the number of cases to 2,716. Dharavi being a population dense slum establishment has witnessed significant number of cases of community spreading.

Cylinder Prices Hiked
According to reports, the 14.2 kg cylinder in Mumbai will now cost rupees 590.50. this development sees a price hike of rupees 11.50.

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