Lawmakers will wear masks and sit in seats separated by transparent plastic sheets while in Parliament and sessions will be shortened among other health protocols to guard against the virus. Opposition parties have protested one action: the canceling of Question Hour, when lawmakers ask questions to ministers and hold them accountable for the functioning of their ministries. … [Read more...] about India’s Modi faces turbulent session as Parliament reopens
8.30pm - 10pm - The Nation's TributeA special service, The Nation's Tribute, will be led by the Duke of Cambridge, will be held at Horse Guards Parade and will be broadcast on BBC One. There will be special performances of key moments from the conflicts and veterans will read tributes. There will also be musical performances from the military. … [Read more...] about VJ Day 2020 meaning – what is Victory over Japan Day and how is it being marked?
"We are open, we can consider it," he added, when asked if the proposal including late-stage clinical trials of the vaccine in Pakistan. Sputnik V was registered by the Russian Health Ministry on 11 August, becoming the first registered vaccine against COVID-19 in the world. The vaccine is currently in its third and last phase of clinical trials, as the Russian regions are expected to receive the drug on Monday. … [Read more...] about Pakistan May Consider Holding Late-Stage Clinical Trials of Russian COVID Vaccine – Foreign Minister
A strong response from India can unravel the One China policy, but the opposite also could be true and erode the equity of New Delhi. It is time that Beijing woke up to stark reality on the ground as it is dealing with an Army that has been fighting on heights up to 24,000 feet since 1984 and insurgency in both Kashmir and the northeast since Independence. The 1962 war no longer puts the Indian Army on the defensive, it incentivises the force. … [Read more...] about China invokes 1962 war to put India on a defensive. It won’t work | Analysis