Tuesday Trends

  • After tirade against Saudis for Kashmir inaction, Pakistan seeks to ease tensions
    on August 15, 2020 at 1:59 am

    Tempers frayed when Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi used a TV interview on Aug. 5 to harangue Saudi Arabia over the issue, threatening that Islamabad itself would call a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference.

  • Independence Day: 35 Delhi Police personnel awarded Police Medals
    on August 15, 2020 at 1:38 am

    Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manishi Chandra, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Govind Sharma, and Inspectors Vinay Kumar, Sanjay Gupta, Rajesh Kumar, Kailash Singh Bisht, Dharmender Kumar, Ravinder Joshi and Vinod Kumar Badola were among those who were awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry.

  • India may allow export of N-95 masks
    on August 15, 2020 at 1:22 am

    Exports were banned in February amid the Covid-19 pandemic even as the government gradually removed restrictions on most personal protective equipment (PPE), including clothing and masks used in healthcare activities where there is risk of contamination.

  • Trump orders ByteDance to divest interest in U.S. TikTok operations within 90 days
    on August 15, 2020 at 1:20 am

    TikTok has come under fire from U.S. lawmakers over national security concerns surrounding data collection. Last week, Trump issued an executive order that would ban U.S. transactions with ByteDance and with Tencent Holdings Ltd’s WeChat in 45 days, escalating a confrontation with Beijing over the future of the global tech industry.

  • Mystery of the dimming of massive star Betelgeuse explained
    by Reuters on August 15, 2020 at 1:00 am

    Its dimming began last October and by mid-February had lost more than two-thirds of its brilliance.

  • Trump, Biden and Taiwan
    on August 14, 2020 at 10:51 pm

    America’s commitment to the island should be a campaign issue.

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