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Information18 Afternoon Digest: Govt Says No Infiltration at China Border; 100-200 ‘Warning Shots’ Fired at Pangong and Apple Launch Event

An Indian fighter airplane flies over a mountain vary in Leh within the Ladakh area September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

These are the highest tales we’re protecting proper now: Home ministry tells Parliament there was no infiltration alongside Indo-China border in six months; Indian and Chinese troopers fired 100-200 rounds of ‘warning photographs’ on North Bank of Pangong Lake in early September; and Apple’s particular occasion ‘Time Flies’ sees launch of two new iPads and two new smartwatches.

  • Last Updated: September 16, 2020, 12:00 PM IST


No Infiltration Along China Border in Six Months, Home Ministry Tells Parliament Amid Ladakh Standoff

The union residence ministry on Wednesday advised the Parliament there was no infiltration alongside the Indo-China border within the final six months, as the federal government seems to minimize the reported incursions by the Chinese troops in Ladakh as “attempted transgressions”. The assertion has generated controversy with questions being raised as to why India has been demanding the restoration of established order ante as of April in diplomatic and army conferences if tried transgressions had been foiled. READ MORE

India, China Fired 100-200 ‘Warning Shots’ At Pangong in Early September

Two days earlier than External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi reached an settlement in Moscow, heightened tensions alongside the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh had led Indian and Chinese troops to open fireplace on the north financial institution of Pangong Tso. While the Indian troops had moved in the direction of the western facet of Finger 3, the Chinese military had moved to occupy the realm between Finger Three and 4. The step by each the nations led to firing of “100 to 200 shots” within the air because the troops got here 300 metre shut to one another. READ MORE

Apple iPad Air 2020, Apple Watch Series 6 Launched Alongside Budget iPad Eighth gen

Apple’s particular occasion titled ‘Time Flies’ noticed the launch of two new iPads this yr. The unique iPad reaches its Eighth-generation whereas the brand new iPad Air will get an entire makeover together with the corporate’s new A14 Bionic chipset. The firm additionally confirmed that the all-new iPadOS 14 will formally start rolling out on Wednesday for all customers. Apple additionally launched two new smartwatches for 2020. READ MORE

India Walks Out of SCO Meet of NSAs after Pakistan Uses ‘Fictitious Map’ Showing Kashmiri Territory

India on Tuesday walked out of a gathering of the nationwide safety advisors of the member nations of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in protest after the Pakistani consultant used a “fictitious” map displaying Indian territories as a part of Pakistan. The assembly, which was chaired by Russia, noticed National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval stroll out. READ MORE

Rare Pink Dolphins Are Flourishing in Hong Kong After Coronavirus Pandemic Halts Ferry Traffic

In India and all over the world whereas the coronavirus pandemic introduced life to a standstill for many of us, it helped wildlife thrive within the absence of human intervention. The variety of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins seen round Hong Kong has jumped because the pause in high-speed ferry visitors because of the coronavirus permits the threatened species to make one thing of a comeback, scientists stated. READ MORE

Urmila Matondkar to Kangana Ranaut: Start Fighting Drugs from Your Own State Himachal Pradesh

Urmila Matondkar is the newest superstar to have slammed Kangana Ranaut for her feedback criticising Mumbai. The Rangeela star has countered Kangana’s remarks on the alleged drug menace in Bollywood by asking her to take a look at her residence state first. Urmila stated that if Kangana needs to begin a warfare towards drug abuse, she ought to start along with her residence state, Himachal Pradesh. “The entire country is facing the menace of drugs. Does she (Kangana) know Himachal is the origin of drugs? She should start from her own state,” Urmila stated. READ MORE

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