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Pegasus spyware temporarily blocked for some clients to check misuse, says NSO employee

According to NPR report, NSO employee says the Israeli firm is investigating some of its govt clients amid reports of the spyware being misused.
The national flags of India and US hang from a lamppost in New Delhi | Representational Image | Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

India, US to virtually co-host 4th annual Indo-Pacific Business Forum in October

The State Department said that leaders from US, India and across the Indo-Pacific region will exchange ideas on Economic Recovery & Resilience; Climate Action & Digital Innovation.

Another 29 cr people won’t have enough to eat this year due to global Covid income losses

Overall, 1.2 billion people in 76 countries will be food-insecure this year. Most of the additional people the USDA expects to fall into food insecurity this year are in Asia.
Israel's nationwide Covid vaccination campaign | Twitter/@Israel

Covid-19 pandemic — Israel to give 3rd dose to people over 60, empty shop numbers rise in UK

ThePrint brings you some important global stories on the coronavirus pandemic.

Why now is Biden’s best chance to abandon Iran nuclear talks

Iran's supreme leader told the new president not to trust the West. There are growing signs that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s regime is wobbly.

Black Lives Matter, racial justice protests take centre stage at Tokyo Games

The pickup in demonstrations follows the International Olympic Committee’s decision to relax decades-old restrictions on athlete expression meant to maintain neutrality at the games.
Singapore is seeking to cut its reliance on foreign workers | Photographer: Wei Leng Tay | Bloomberg

In Singapore, backlash against foreign workers is becoming a hot political issue

Opposition politicians are stepping up scrutiny of jobs taken up by expats, as the perennial debate about Singapore’s reliance on foreign labor sharpens.
Semglee, the biosimilar insulin product, manufactured by Biocon Biologics | www.semglee.com

Semglee, first-of-its-kind insulin product made by India’s Biocon, gets US approval

Interchangeable biosimilar product refers to a drug that can be used as an alternative by patients without the intervention of a prescriber.
A man drives past the New National Stadium, the main stadium for the Tokyo Olympics, on 3 June 2021 in Tokyo | Photographer: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images via Bloomberg

3 athletes among 24 new Covid cases reported at Tokyo Olympics, total rises to 193

Tokyo recorded an all-time high of 3,865 positive cases prompting the organisers to defend the Olympics stating they were not responsible for the city's Covid surge.
Birds fly over the Quito Glacier on Greenwich Island, Antarctica

Think running a business is tough? Try building a hotel in Antarctica

Building fuel station & ice chests to semi-permanent style that can be broken down quickly — the economics of building a hotel on the continent is staggering.

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Gulf War to Vietnam to Balakot—role of air force offers lessons for theatre command planners

It is a dichotomy that the Army, while realising the utility of en mass firepower of an artillery division, does not apply the same rationale to air power.
Several fraudulent withdrawals were made from the MEA employees' GPF accounts | Bloomberg

Centre’s fiscal deficit stood at 18.2% of budget estimate for FY22 at end of June

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit was at Rs 2,74,245 crore. For the current financial year, the government expects the fiscal deficit at 6.8% of GDP or Rs 15,06,812 crore.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

12th India-China Corps Commander talks tomorrow, focus on ‘low-hanging fruits’ Gogra, Hot Springs

The India-China talks are expected to bring progress to the disengagement process in Gogra and Hot Springs, which was agreed upon by both sides last year.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.