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Yogi Adityanath To Take Oath As UP CM For 2nd Time; Preparations In Full Swing

Yogi Adityanath To Take Oath As UP CM For 2nd Time; Preparations In Full Swing

In a grand ceremony at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium in Lucknow, BJP leader Yogi Adityanath will take the oath as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for 2nd term. The oath-taking ceremony will take place in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top BJP leaders. Yesterday, the Bhartiya Janata Party‘s legislative party elected Yogi Adityanath as its leader at a party meeting. As per reports, Yogi Adityanath personally called former UP Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati to attend the oath-taking ceremony. Among CM’s of other BJP-ruled states, invites have been sent to Pushkar Singh Dhami and Basavaraj Bommai. Union Ministers including Amit Shah, Narendra Singh Tomar, Nitin Gadkari, Smriti Irani, Hardeep Singh Puri, Anurag Thakur, Dharmendra Pradhan, Piyush Goyal, Annapurna Yadav and Shobha Karanjale are likely to attend the oath-taking ceremony of Yogi Adityanath.

Covid-Bulletin: India Records 1,685 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.75%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has recorded 1,685 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 21,530. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases, with recording 2,499 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries have reached to 4,24,78,087. The daily and weekly positivity rates stand at 0.24% and 0.33%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 78.56 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 182.55 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Russia-Ukraine War: India’s Abstention In The UNSC Vote Against Russia Might Raise Concerns In West

India’s abstention in the United Nations Security Council vote against Russia denotes that India is currently walking on a tight rope and struggling to maintain the balance with both Russia and the western countries. In the UNSC vote, the US hailed support from the 13 countries as a protest vote against the Russian invasion of Ukraine. India’s stance in the UN over the Russia-Ukraine crisis might be seen as a cause of concern for countries like the US, France and the UK. The countries have repeatedly urged India to review its position on the Russia matter. However, India believes that the issue of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine should not be politicised, and the government don’t want to take an extreme position in the conflict. On Thursday, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, in Parliament, said that the government’s efforts to reach out to leaders of both Russia and Ukraine is one of the considerations on which India’s Ukraine policy was based.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Lands In Delhi; To Meet EAM S Jaishankar And NSA Ajit Doval

After making a surprise visit to Kabul, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi landed in Delhi on Thursday night. Neither Delhi nor Beijing has formally issued any statement regarding Mr Wang’s visit to India. Mr Wang Yi is scheduled to meet with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval to discuss the way forward in resolving the military stand-off at the Line of Actual Control and PLA transgressions along the LAC. It is still unclear if PM Narendra Modi will meet Mr Wang as the Chinese side has requested. 

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