Chinese PLA’s rear defences in Ladakh’s Galwan valley face an icy challenge

China’s People’s Liberation Army, which had amassed a large number of troops 5 km from the standoff points in Galwan, may need to shift around its soldiers after its rear positions on the Galwan bank have been flooded due to a sharp rise in water levels, people familiar with the developments told Hindustan Times.A senior military commander said the water level of the icy-cold, snow-fed Galwan river that originates from the Aksai Chin region had risen sharply due to an increase in temperature....

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Delhi LG Anil Baijal inaugurates world’s ‘largest’ Covid care centre

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal inaugurated the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel Covid care centre, the “largest” of its kind in the world, at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas here on Sunday.The centre has been set up in Chhatarpur for treating mild and asymptomatic coronavirus patients.It will also serve as a treatment centre for those who are asymptomatic but cannot afford home isolation.The centre is 1,700 feet long, 700 feet wide -- roughly the size of 20 football fields -- and has 200 enclosures...

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PCR test cost for departures between 10 KD – 20 KD; For arrivals from health centers accredited by Kuwait embassies

A responsible government source revealed from August 1st expats will be allowed to return back to Kuwait as per the government plan to gradually resume commercial flights.All the travelers will need to obtain a certified PCR test certificate proving that the traveler is free from infection form Corona virus for the airports that requests.The cost of the health certificate is expected to start from 10 dinars and will not exceed 20 dinars. The General Administration of Civil Aviation will standardize...

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Civil ID card ready for delivery, rules for citizens and expats who need to be in person

The director of the Civil Registry Department at the Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Mohammed Al-Shamali, stated that the authority will announce today in official gazette of home delivery of civil ID card to the owners which will be an optional choice.The PACI will begin receiving visitors after a 4-month break due to the Corona virus crisis, the visitors who have booked appointments through website which was open on Saturday morning will be allowed.Around 100,000 Civil ID cards are ready...

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Health staff allowed to enter even if residence has expired

The General Administration of Civil Aviation agreed to accept arrival of expats and their first degree relatives to the Kuwait International Airport for those who are under sponsorship of Ministry of Health even if their residence is expired.The Director of Administration, Eng. Youssef Al-Fouzan in a circular issued yesterday stated that the residence will be extended of passengers carrying residence who are under sponsorship of the Ministry of Health, even if it is expired. The circular included...

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Indian Air Force geared up for combat role in China border area

The frontline fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force are flying consistently in and out of this airbase near the border with China, including the Russian-origin mighty Su-30MKIs and the MiG-29s.When the ANI team visited the forward airbase, it could see transport aircraft including the American C-17 and the C-130J along with their Russian counterparts Ilyushin-76 and the Antonov-32.The transport planes are being used to ferry troops and equipment from far away locations to be deployed on the Line...

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US supercarriers in South China Sea, ambitious Beijing stretched on multiple fronts

The US Navy is deploying its two nuclear-powered aircraft carriers - USS Nimitz and USS Ronald Reagan - to conduct exercises in the South China Sea, piling pressure on an ambitious Beijing that has opened multiple fronts including one with India along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh. The US supercarriers are reported to be crossing Luzon Strait, the strait between Taiwan and Luzon island of the Philippines that connects Philippine Sea to the South China SeaThe US deployment comes after Beijing’s...

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ICMR says following globally accepted norms to fast-track vaccine; wants to ‘cut red tape’

As experts cautioned against rushing the process for developing a Covid-19 vaccine after the ICMR stated it plans to launch one by August 15, the apex health research body on Saturday stressed that it is acting in accordance with the globally accepted norms to fast-track vaccine development for diseases of pandemic potential.The ICMR said that the letter by Director General of ICMR Dr Balram Bhargava to principal investigators of the clinical trial sites was meant to cut unnecessary red tape, without...

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30 US soldiers test positive for coronavirus in Kuwait

About 30 American military personnel in Kuwait have tested positive for COVID- 19, according to an official from the US Defense Department, reports Al Qabas quoting https://www.airforcetimes.com.However, Navy Capt William Urban, a CENTCOM spokesman, in a statement to Air Force Times would not release specific numbers, but confirmed the existence of a ‘cluster’ of COVID-19 cases at the Ahmad Al-Jaber Air Base. “While we will not release specific COVID- 19 numbers, we can confirm there is a cluster...

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Pakistan to send Doctors, Nurses and Technical staff to Kuwait to combat Coronavirus

The Ministry of Health in Kuwait signed a cooperation agreement in the field of health with the Ministry of Health of Pakistan to combat the outbreak of the Corona virus emerging (Covid-19).The director of the Department of International Health Relations at the Ministry, Dr. Rehab Al-Watyan, told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that the field of cooperation is to send expert medical teams of doctors, nurses and technicians with previous experience in dealing with disasters and epidemics at all health facilities...

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