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SCO Summit 2022 In Uzbekistan: PM Narendra Modi To Meet Russian Prez Vladimir Putin Today

SCO Summit 2022 In Uzbekistan: PM Narendra Modi To Meet Russian Prez Vladimir Putin Today

Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the SCO Summit 2022 in Uzbekistan. As per sources, trade and geopolitics will be on the agenda when the two leaders meet each other. However, the Indian government has not confirmed any meeting between PM Modi and China’s XI Jinping. On Thursday evening, PM Modi was one of the last leaders to arrive in Samarkand for the SCO Summit 2022. Since the military standoff in 2020, this is the first time PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping have come face to face starting with a group photo. The SCO Summit 2022 is also being attended by new Pakistan PM Shahbaz Sharif and several other Asian countries leaders. After the SCO Summit, PM Modi is set to meet the Russian President and also hold talks with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi. “At the SCO Summit, I look forward to exchanging views on topical, regional and international issues, the expansion of SCO and further deepening of multifaceted and mutually beneficial cooperation within the Organisation,” said PM Modi while leaving for the SCO Summit 2022. The summit is taking place amid the growing geo-political turmoil mainly triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and China’s aggression toward Taiwan. The SCO was launched in Shanghai in June 2001 and has 8 members, including China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Russia, India and Pakistan. 

Delhi Liquor Scam: ED Conducts Searches In 30+ Locations

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is conducting searches in 40 locations spread across multiple states as part of a money laundering investigation linked to the Delhi liquor scam. Official sources said that premises linked to liquor businessmen, supply chain networks, and distributors in states including Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi-NCR are being searched as part of ED raids. Last week, the probe agency searched around 45 locations in Maharashtra, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, and Delhi and raided private individuals. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, arrested more than 3 months ago in a money laundering case, is also being questioned in Delhi’s Tihar Jail. Delhi Chief Minister and AAP Supremo Arvind Kejriwal have accused the Centre of misusing probe agencies and have denied any irregularities in the now-rolled-back Delhi government’s controversial liquor policy. Yesterday, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia dared the BJP to get him arrested on the basis of a sting operation by the party. 

8 Cheetahs En Route From Namibia; PM Modi To Release Them in Kuno National Park, MP on Saturday

As preparations are underway for reintroducing cheetahs in India after almost 70 years, 8 cheetahs are being brought from Namibia. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of his birthday, will release the cheetahs in Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh’s Sheopur. Cheetah Project Chief and Member Secretary National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) SP Yadav said that PM Modi would release two cheetahs from enclosure number 1. The remaining cheetahs will be released in their respective quarantine areas. The Cheetahs will be brought through a special chartered cargo plane, Boeing 747, that will land in India on the morning on September 17. “Cheetah is said to be the fastest animal. It runs at a speed of 100-120 km per hour. The habitat that has been selected in Kuno is very beautiful and ideal, where there are large grasslands, small hills, and forests, and it is very suitable for cheetahs. Heavy security arrangements have been made in Kuno National Park. Arrangements have been done to prevent poaching activities,” said SP Yadav. This initiative is part of the Indian Government’s ambitious Project Cheetah which focuses on the reintroduction of wild species. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 6,298 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.71%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has registered 6,298 covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 46,748. Meanwhile, the nation has recorded 5,916 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached 4,39,47,756. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 1.89% and 1.70%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 89.09 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 216.17 crore covid-19 tests so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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