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No Ban On Indian Seafarers Imposed By China, Say Maritime Bodies

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Maritime our bodies MASSA and MUI on Thursday stated the Chinese authorities has not imposed any ban on Indian seafarers coming into and leaving China.

The clarification comes after one other seafarers’ physique, the All India Seafarer and General Workers Union, had final week alleged that China had stopped entry of ships with Indian crew.

The Maritime Association of Shipowners, Shipmanagers and Agents (MASSA), nonetheless, added that the previous three months have been exceptionally difficult attributable to elevated impression of COVID-19 in India and different nations.

This, in flip, has put crew reliefs (Indian seafarers and in addition these of different nationalities) in disarray in nations historically fitted to reliefs, its CEO Shiv Halbe stated in an announcement on Thursday.

The All India Seafarer and General Workers Union had final week alleged that China was not permitting entry of ships with Indian crew onboard.

In a letter to Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal, the seamen’s physique had claimed that as many as 20,000 seafarers are dwelling due to this cause.

It had additionally sought the central authorities’s assist in saving the roles of 1000’s of Indian seamen, claiming that the businesses weren’t recruiting Indian seafarers for the China-bound ships.

“There have been reports in certain sections of the media about there being an unofficial ”ban” on Indian seafarers and that this has resulted in significant job losses,” Halbe stated within the assertion.

“This report does not seem to be based on any detailed data, as our members – who provide more than 75 per cent of Indian manpower on foreign flag ships, indicate neither any major shift away from Indian seafaring manpower nor any changes that China had imposed in the SOP’s for Indian seafarers from the start of the pandemic,” he added.

MASSA stated it’s in common contact with the Indian transport ministry relating to crew change challenges confronted by Indian seafarers and is in dialogue with the involved states to discover a decision to this stalemate.

Maritime Union of India (MUI) General Secretary Amar Singh Thakur stated, “To avoid crew change problems in the future at foreign ports, there is a dire need to establish a coordination committee comprising of senior leaders of Indian maritime industry for facilitating seamless sign-in and sign-off of Indian seafarers change….”

“Such a committee should be headed by the Director General of Shipping of India,” he added.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian informed a media briefing just lately that China has not imposed any such restriction.

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Joe Biden Steps Up Efforts To Fight Virus Surge Fueled By Delta Variant

Joe Biden: This will not be about crimson states and blue states. It’s actually about life and demise (File)

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President Joe Biden on Thursday stepped up actions to fight the unfold of Covid-19’s surging Delta variant, asking each US federal employee to both declare they’re absolutely vaccinated or put on masks and be examined.

“We have the tools to prevent this new wave of Covid from shutting down our businesses, our schools, our society as we saw happen last year,” the veteran Democrat mentioned in a speech on his administration’s new initiatives.

The White House mentioned forward of the handle that every one 4 million federal staff and on-site contractors “will be asked to attest to their vaccination status.”

Those who don’t declare they’re absolutely vaccinated will probably be required to put on a masks on the job no matter location, bodily distance from co-workers, and be examined both a couple of times per week.

The strikes cease wanting a vaccination mandate for federal staff — one thing that was being thought-about because the administration was mulling methods to guard federal staff and set an instance for the non-public sector.

But they mark a dramatic return to controversial restrictions that Biden had predicted could be relics of the previous in June, when he proclaimed America would be capable of take pleasure in a “summer of freedom” together with extra socializing and in-person celebrations.

Today, with hospitalizations and infections up nationwide, Americans want to stay vigilant, Biden mentioned.

“We are not fully out of the woods, because what is happening in America right now is a pandemic, a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Biden mentioned, in phrases certain to antagonize some who’ve declined to take the pictures.

“If in fact you are unvaccinated, you present a problem — to yourself, to your family, and to those with whom you work.”

Nevertheless, the president urged residents to not politicize the problems of vaccinations or masks.

“This is not about red states and blue states. It’s literally about life and death.”

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With vaccination misinformation rampant, Biden mentioned it was time for some “straight talk” to be able to lower by the bogus fearmongering “with facts, with science, with the truth.”

He nearly implored individuals to get the vaccine, as he described the pandemic as a heartbreaking “American tragedy.”

“People are dying — and will die — who don’t have to die,” he mentioned. “If you’re out there and unvaccinated, you don’t have to die.”

Biden mentioned he’s directing the Pentagon to check including Covid vaccinations to its record of required immunizations for members of the US army.

He additionally known as on state and native governments to supply $100 as an incentive for holdouts to get vaccinated — a nod to what the White House described as profitable cash-for-jab efforts already applied in some states.

“If incentives help us beat this virus, I believe we should use them. We all benefit if we can get more people vaccinated,” Biden mentioned.

The guidelines concerning vaccinations or masking up and getting often examined mustn’t simply apply to federal staff, as Biden urged non-public sector employers to observe swimsuit.

He additionally had a message for corporations looking for federal contracts: “If you want to do business with the federal government, get your workers vaccinated.”

The president additionally urged small and medium-sized companies to reap the benefits of federal reimbursements for giving staff paid depart to get themselves and their household vaccinated.

And he known as on districts to assist get extra adolescents vaccinated by internet hosting pop-up clinics within the weeks earlier than faculties reopen.

Biden’s robust love comes because the Covid resurgence has reignited a livid debate over masks mandates in Congress, resulting in an unsightly feud between Republican and Democratic leaders. Several Republican lawmakers are also in open revolt in opposition to the mask-up guidelines.

When prime House Republican Kevin McCarthy fumed Wednesday that masks mandates do not work, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi berated him as a “moron.”

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“I Alone Can Fix It” Co-Author on “Harrowing” Details of January 6

Does the reporting of Jan 6 by the Pentagon, differ from what occurred? Should we be apprehensive about that? Were the riots on the capitol a legit coup try or just a protest gone fallacious?

Philip Rucker joins Thom Hartmann to debate the January 6 riots. Rucker is a Senior Washington Correspondent-Washington Post / Co-Author w/ Carol Leonnig, “I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year” (they beforehand penned, A Very Stable Genius) Both Philip and Carol are Pulitzer prize recipients for his or her work on the Post.

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Russia’s Nauka Space Module Experiences Problem After Docking With ISS: Report

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The Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module is seen throughout its docking to ISS

Moscow:

Russian astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) knowledgeable mission management in Moscow on Thursday about an issue with the brand new Russian Nauka module after it docked on the station a number of hours earlier, RIA information company reported.

The astronauts flagged an unplanned restart of Nauka’s engines, RIA reported, citing conversations between the workforce and their headquarters on Earth, translated by the NASA house company.

The scenario didn’t pose a threat to astronauts, RIA quoted a NASA official as saying within the broadcast, and the Nauka engines have now been switched off.

The U.S. house company’s headquarters in Houston, Texas, instructed the astronauts that the unplanned restart of Nauka’s engines had modified the place of the ISS in house, RIA reported.

The engines of one other module on the house station have been then activated to compensate and reposition the ISS, RIA cited Houston specialists as saying, describing it as a “tug-of-war” between the 2 modules.

Russia’s Roscosmos house company attributed the problem to Nauka’s engines having to work with residual gas within the craft, TASS information company reported.

“The process of transferring the Nauka module from flight mode to ‘docked with ISS’ mode is underway. Work is being carried out on the remaining fuel in the module,” Roscosmos was cited by TASS as saying.

Russia upgraded its capabilities on the ISS on Thursday after its new Nauka module, set to function a analysis lab, storage unit and airlock, efficiently docked with it after a nervy journey from Earth.

A dwell broadcast from the Russian house company Roscosmos confirmed the module, a multipurpose laboratory named after the Russian phrase for ‘science’, docking with the ISS at 1329 GMT, a couple of minutes later than scheduled.

“According to telemetry data and reports from the ISS crew, the onboard systems of the station and the Nauka module are operating normally,” Roscosmos stated in an announcement.

“There is contact!!!” Dmitry Rogozin, the top of Roscosmos, wrote on Twitter moments after the docking.

After its launch final week from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome, the module suffered a collection of glitches that raised concern about whether or not the docking process would go easily.

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‘It Was a Difficult Situation, We Decided to Stay and Play’

Shikhar Dhawan rued India’s batting collapse however was pleased with the best way India’s younger workforce fought regardless of shedding a bulk of their aspect to isolation protocols after Krunal Pandya examined optimistic for COVID-19. Dhawan was talking on the post-match presentation after India’s loss within the third T20I, managing solely 81 for eight within the 20 overs.

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“It was a tough state of affairs for us. As a workforce we determined to remain and play these video games. Really pleased with the boys as nicely. They confirmed nice character within the final two video games. Their perspective was great,” he mentioned.

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“We wished to win as nicely, in each recreation you study. It was an off-day 4 our batting unit. We misplaced too many wickets, SL bowled nicely. I bought out first ball… and whenever you lose early wickets with not a lot batting, you get plenty of strain. It’s a recreation of pressuer, and we bought to the 80s, that was the perfect we may do in the present day.”

After the sport, Dhawan was seen having a chat with a bunch of Sri Lankan cricketers, passing on his expertise.

“Both groups performed in nice spirit. It’s stunning that we had been aggressive within the area and respect was there. The Sri Lankan boys wished to know what’s my course of, I used to be simply sharing my expertise. I hope they loved listening to it. And, congratulations to the Sri Lankan workforce.”

Sri Lanka’s captain Dasun Shanaka thanked the Indian workforce and board for persevering with the collection regardless of not having their greatest aspect obtainable.

“I ought to thank BCCI, below these circumstances they agreed to play. Special because of Rahul Dravid and Shikhar Dhawan,” he mentioned.

“This is the perfect efficiency now we have had in the previous few years. I had the choices with me and used them within the center. Not solely myself, all of the boys are working actually arduous on the fielding. In the final three months ranging from the Bangladesh collection, they had been eager to win they usually need to be world-class.

“The manner Chameera began, the best way Wanindu carried out all through, how Akila carried out, how calm DDS was, and I ought to point out Karunaratne .. he’s a gem to Sri Lankan cricket. All the boys did proper job. They dealt with the state of affairs nicely and used their brains very nicely. I’m fortunate to guide this workforce. When a low rating is ready, it’s good when you get a extra optimistic begin. But they’re younger and studying, they’ll be higher sooner or later.”

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MP University Calls Apoorvanand, Gauhar Raza for Webinar, Police Tells VC ‘Sentiments Shouldn’t be Hurt’

In an unprecedented transfer, a police superintendent has written a letter to the vice-chancellor of a central college in Madhya Pradesh, elevating objections to sure names, who’ve been invited as audio system to a global webinar. The letter has cautioned the VC of submitting a case below Section 505 IPC towards the organisers if the presence of the audio system results in unrest or deterioration of legislation and order scenario.

On July 30-31, there might be a global seminar on the subject — ‘Cultural and Linguistic Hurdles in the Achievement of Scientific Temper’ by Department of Anthropology of Dr Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, collectively organised by Montclair State University, US. The webinar has a distinguished checklist of audio system — Gauhar Raza, former chief scientist CSIR, Professor Apoorvanand, University of Delhi, amongst others.

Professor Nadeem Hasnain, University of Lucknow, Professor Harjinder Singh, IIIT Hyderabad, Professor Panchanan Mohanty, GLA University, Mathura, Dr Grazyna Liczbinska from Poland, Dr Aseem Hasnain, Bridgewater State University, US, and Dr Gaurav J Pathania, Georgetown University, US, are the opposite audio system.

The ABVP has, nevertheless, attacked the organisers for calling Prof Apoorvanand and Guhar Raza to the webinar. Following the protest, on July 29, JD Ahi, the Vice-Chancellor of Dr Harisingh Gour Central University acquired a letter from Police Superintendent Atul Singh.

The letter learn: “We have received representations from certain groups regarding the webinar on July 30-31, 2021 that is being organised by the Anthropology department of the university. It is brought to our notice that the speakers are considered to have an anti-national mindset and make provocative speeches. They are suspected of creating communal discord.”

“Keeping law and order in mind it is advisable that before holding this webinar, there is clarity and consensus over the topic of discussion and the content. So that no caste or religious sentiments are hurt, and no such comments are made. And if even then there are concerning issues, then the organiser would be collectively answerable and booked under 505 IPC,” it mentioned.

Section 505 states that whoever makes, publishes or circulates any assertion, hearsay or report with intent to incite communities shall be punished with imprisonment.

The ABVP Protest

On 22 July, the ABVP wrote to the VC, protesting the point out of Gauhar Raza and Apoorvanand within the webinar. They wrote to the VC, saying, “We will protest and file an FIR. We will demand closure of the university indefinitely.” The letter was signed by Shreeram Richaria, ABVP district convener. The ABVP additionally requested the organiser to “provide the list of speakers along with an explanation of calling ‘A’”.

Following a letter from police, the VC wrote to the organisers citing the January 2021 notification of the federal government laws concerning worldwide webinars.

The letter to the organiser, Dr Rajesh Gautam, the convener of the programme, mentioned, “It has been brought to the notice of the Competent Authority that in respect of holding online virtual international webinar, approval of the administrative secretary is required for the event as well as the list of participants, in terms of aforementioned revised guidelines.”

“In view of the above, I am directed to request you to initiate the process of seeking approval of secretary department higher education. If you proceed further without the said approval, the university administration will not be responsible for consequences, if any, and you being the convener of the international webinar will be held liable for the same,” mentioned the letter.

Not authorised to talk: Event Convener

News18.com contacted the VC for a touch upon the matter, however he disconnected the decision and didn’t reply to textual content messages both. Registrar of the college Santosh Shagora mentioned the webinar just isn’t cancelled, however he has to take inventory of latest developments to talk to the media.

Convener Gautam, nevertheless, mentioned, “The administration had asked us to inform the Government of India about the international virtual webinar according to the revised guidelines, and we have done that just now. We are not authorised to speak.”

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Kingfisher Airlines Case: Vijay Mallya Mocks Banks for Saying He Still Owes Them Money

Vijay Mallya was declared bankrupt by the London High Court yesterday, with a consortium of Indian banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) profitable the case.

With stories of IDBI Bank absolutely recovering its dues from nowdefunct Kingfisher Airlines, fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya mocked banks for saying he nonetheless owed them cash.

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With stories of IDBI Bank absolutely recovering its dues from now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines, fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya on Thursday mocked banks for saying he nonetheless owed them cash. Posting on twitter a clipping of a information merchandise that reported that IDBI Bank has recovered its complete dues totalling Rs 753 crore from the airways, Mallya stated, “And the Banks say I owe them money!”.

His tweet comes after a British courtroom on Monday granted a chapter order in opposition to him, paving the best way for a consortium of Indian banks led by the State Bank of India (SBI) to pursue a worldwide freezing order to hunt compensation of debt owed by Kingfisher Airlines. The identical day Mallya, wished in India on fraud and cash laundering expenses, had additionally tweeted, “ED attach my assets worth (Rs) 14K crores at behest of Govt Banks against debt of (Rs) 6.2K (sic) crores. They restore assets to Banks who recover 9K crores in cash and retain security over 5K crores more. Banks ask Court to make me Bankrupt as they may have to return money to the ED. Incredible.” The 65-year-old businessman stays on bail within the UK whereas a “confidential” authorized matter, believed to be associated to an asylum utility, is resolved in reference to the unrelated extradition proceedings.

Mallya, who fled to the UK in March 2016, is needed in India over a default of Rs 9,000 crore that was loaned to Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) by a number of banks. India has been in search of his extradition from the UK. He had up to now provided to repay 100 per cent of “public money” however accused the banks and authorities of refusing his provide.

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Farhan Akhtar pens heartfelt notice after Toofaan turns into the most-watched Hindi movie on Amazon Prime Video : Bollywood News – Bollywood Hungama

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s sports activities drama Toofaan starring Farhan Akhtar, Paresh Rawal and Mrunal Thakur has turn out to be Amazon Prime Video’s Most Watched Film inside the one week of its launch. The film was launched on 16th July and it grew to become individuals’s favorite OTT film. Toofaan was watched by extra clients on Amazon Prime Video than another Hindi movies inside every week of its launch. The movie was massively watched by individuals in 3,900 and extra in cities and cities of India. It is estimated that plenty from 160 international locations watched the movie on the OTT platform.

Toofaan actor Farhan Akhtar took to his Instagram deal with and thanked his followers for loving the film. He captioned it, “One must work hard regardless of reward but when it comes, it’s important to recognise those who made it happen. Thank you for making #Toofaan the most watched film on @primevideoin”. The actor shared his image from the boxing ring and wrote, ” Thank you for being in our nook, Lots of affection – Farhan Akhtar ” over it.

The 47-year-old actor is seen as a neighborhood goon Aziz Ali who turns boxer with the assistance of his coach. The movie is supported by nice artists like Vijay Raaz, Supriya Pathak, Sonali Kulkarni, and Hussain Dalal. This is Farhan’s second affiliation with director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra after the blockbuster biopic sports activities drama, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag primarily based on the lifetime of ace athlete Milkha Singh.

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From Hannibal Hector to Batman, this is how Team USA’ masks in Tokyo Olympics are grabbing consideration

Among the various international locations, the US athletes made headlines after they have been noticed carrying some bizarre-looking masks through the occasion

The ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2021 has given social media a lot to debate and speak about. From untimely celebrations, cardboard beds and even marriage proposals, the mega sporting occasion has given viewers many surprises. A current one to hitch the listing is staff USA’s face masks.

Among the various international locations, the US athletes made headlines after they have been noticed carrying some bizarre-looking masks through the occasion. It was on the primary evening of swimming finals on the Tokyo 2021 Olympics when social media customers pointed to the masks design from Team USA.

The design was much like that of a standard KN95 masks, that featured an oval form and diamond prints on them however someway the scale and ridges on the masks made them look a bit completely different and weird.

There have been many on social media who have been impressed with the design because it had sufficient house supplied across the nostril and mouth. While for others, it didn’t go down effectively.

As folks began commenting over the masks, few in contrast them to be worn by Hannibal Lecter, a fictional serial killer, and others thought that it was designed after being impressed by Batman’s villain.

Check out the picture of the masks under:

Meanwhile, in line with The New York Times, the masks for Team USA athletes have been created by the model Nike. They have been impressed by the Japanese custom of origami. “The unique origami-inspired pleated design allows for optimal airflow and air volume within the lightweight, mesh mask,” a press release from the corporate revealed.

Due to the pandemic, masks should be worn by athletes in any respect Olympic venues each indoors and out.

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Centre Permits 100% FDI In Oil, Gas State-Run Firms Approved For Disinvestment

The FDI restrict in PSU-promoted oil refineries will proceed at 49 per cent

The authorities on Thursday permitted 100 per cent overseas funding underneath the automated route in oil and gasoline PSUs which have acquired in-principle approval for strategic disinvestment. The transfer would facilitate privatisation of India’s second-biggest oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL). The authorities is privatising BPCL and promoting its complete 52.98 per cent stake within the firm. According to a press notice of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), a brand new clause has been added to the FDI coverage for oil and pure gasoline sector.

“Foreign investment up to 100 per cent under the automatic route is allowed in case an ”in-principle” approval for strategic disinvestment of a PSU has been granted by the government,” it stated. The choice concerning this was taken by the Union Cabinet final week.

Two out of the three corporations which have put in an preliminary expression of curiosity (EoI) for purchasing out the federal government’s complete 52.98 per cent stake in BPCL are overseas entities. The FDI restrict in PSU-promoted oil refineries will proceed at 49 per cent — a restrict that was set in March 2008.

As of now, the federal government is promoting the stake in solely BPCL. Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), the nation’s largest, is the one different oil refining and advertising firm underneath direct authorities management. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) is now a subsidiary of state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC).

The authorities had in March 2008 raised the FDI restrict in oil refineries promoted by public sector corporations from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The agency buying the federal government’s 52.98 per cent stake in BPCL may also must make an open provide to purchase a further 26 per cent stake from different stakeholders on the similar worth, as per the takeover guidelines.

Mining-to-oil conglomerate Vedanta and US-based non-public fairness corporations Apollo Global and I Squared Capital’s arm Think Gas are within the race to purchase the federal government’s stake in BPCL. 

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