News18 Afternoon Digest: Govt Says No Seepage at China Border; 100-200 ‘Warning Shots’ Fired at Pangong and Apple Launch Occasion

    An Indian fighter plane flies over a mountain range in Leh in the Ladakh region September 2, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

    An Indian fighter aircraft flies over a range of mountains in Leh in the Ladakh area September 2,2020 REUTERS/Stringer

    These are the leading stories we are covering today: House ministry tells Parliament there has actually been no infiltration along Indo-China border in 6 months; Indian and Chinese soldiers fired 100-200 rounds of ‘warning shots’ on North Bank of Pangong Lake in early September; and Apple’s unique event ‘Time Flies’ sees launch of 2 brand-new iPads and two new smartwatches.

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    No Infiltration Along China Border in 6 Months, Home Ministry Tells Parliament In The Middle Of Ladakh Standoff

    The union home ministry on Wednesday told the Parliament there has actually been no infiltration along the Indo-China border in the last six months, as the government seeks to play down the reported incursions by the Chinese troops in Ladakh as “attempted disobediences”. The statement has actually generated controversy with questions being raised as to why India has been demanding the remediation of status quo ante as of April in diplomatic and military conferences if tried transgressions were foiled. READ MORE

    India, China Fired 100-200 ‘Warning Shots’ At Pangong in Early September

    Two days prior to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Chinese equivalent Wang Yi reached an agreement in Moscow, heightened stress along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh had actually led Indian and Chinese troops to open fire on the north bank of Pangong Tso. While the Indian troops had actually moved towards the western side of Finger 3, the Chinese army had moved to occupy the area in between Finger 3 and 4. The step by both the nations caused shooting of “100 to 200 shots” in the air as the soldiers came 300 metre close to each other. LEARN MORE

    Apple iPad Air 2020, Apple Watch Series 6 Introduced Together with Budget plan iPad 8th gen

    Apple’s unique event entitled ‘Time Flies’ saw the launch of two brand-new iPads this year. The original iPad reaches its 8th-generation while the brand-new iPad Air gets a complete makeover along with the company’s brand-new A14 Bionic chipset. The business likewise validated that the all-new iPadOS 14 will officially start rolling out on Wednesday for all users. Apple likewise presented 2 new smartwatches for2020 READ MORE

    India Walks Out of SCO Meet of NSAs after Pakistan Utilizes ‘Fictitious Map’ Revealing Kashmiri Area

    India on Tuesday walked out of a meeting of the national security consultants of the member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in protest after the Pakistani agent utilized a “fictitious” map showing Indian areas as part of Pakistan. The meeting, which was chaired by Russia, saw National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval leave. LEARN MORE

    Uncommon Pink Dolphins Are Flourishing in Hong Kong After Coronavirus Pandemic Halts Ferryboat Traffic

    In India and worldwide while the coronavirus pandemic brought life to a dead stop for most of us, it assisted wildlife thrive in the absence of human intervention. The number of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins seen around Hong Kong has actually jumped as the pause in high-speed ferry traffic due to the coronavirus allows the threatened types to make something of a return, researchers said. LEARN MORE

    Urmila Matondkar to Kangana Ranaut: Start Battling Drugs from Your Own State Himachal Pradesh

    Urmila Matondkar is the latest celebrity to have actually knocked Kangana Ranaut for her remarks criticising Mumbai. The Rangeela star has actually countered Kangana’s remarks on the declared drug menace in Bollywood by asking her to look at her home state initially. Urmila stated that if Kangana wishes to start a war versus substance abuse, she should start with her home state, Himachal Pradesh. “The whole country is dealing with the menace of drugs. Does she (Kangana) know Himachal is the origin of drugs? She should begin with her own state,” Urmila said. FIND OUT MORE



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