The World Health Organization will decide whether the monkeypox outbreak will be considered a public health emergency of international concern at an emergency meeting next week. US President Joe Biden will visit the Middle East to reinvigorate their relations with key partners in the region and he will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The British government would not be “deterred or disconcerted” by criticism and legal challenges to its plan to immigrate to Rwanda ahead of the first flight scheduled for Tuesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.
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WHO to hold meeting to declare monkeypox an international health emergency
The World Health Organization will decide whether the monkeypox outbreak will be considered a public health emergency of international concern at an emergency meeting next week. So far, there have been 1600 confirmed cases and around 1500 suspected cases of monkeypox worldwide this year. In 39 countries, the monkeypox virus has claimed 72 lives and according to Reuters, the WHO can issue the highest level of warning for the virus. Currently, this level of warning is only prevalent for the polio virus and also the COVID-19 pandemic. “We don’t want to wait for the situation to spiral out of control,” said Africa Emergency Director Ibrahima Socé Fall.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi leads ministries for 1 million hires in next 1.5 years
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office (PMO) said on Tuesday (June 14) that the prime minister had ordered government departments and ministries to recruit 1 million people over the next 1.5 years. The Prime Minister’s Office tweeted saying the Prime Minister had reviewed the state of human resources across all departments and ministries.
Joe Biden to visit Saudi Arabia in July, plans to meet with Mohammed bin Salman
US President Joe Biden will visit the Middle East to reinvigorate their relations with key partners in the region and he will meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. According to the Wall Street Journal, Biden will also visit Israel for the first time since taking office. One of the main talking points will be the current crisis surrounding the Iran nuclear deal. However, the report claims that a number of people from the Democratic Party spoke out against the proposed visit due to the history of human rights abuses against Saudi Arabia. However, according to the travel plan, Biden will meet with Saudi leaders in Riyadh.
Boris Johnson says UK government ‘undeterred’ by criticism of Rwanda’s deportation policy
The British government would not be “deterred or disconcerted” by criticism and legal challenges to its plan to immigrate to Rwanda ahead of the first flight scheduled for Tuesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. The flight to take the asylum seekers to Rwanda was due to depart on Tuesday, with the government warning that anyone avoiding it through last-minute legal challenges would be put on a later flight anyway.
Cut chai: Gov’t urges Pakistanis to cut back on tea consumption
Pakistan is in the midst of an economic disaster, and the government has no idea how to save the country’s economy. On Tuesday, the desperation and irritation of the Pakistani government emerged when a federal minister urged citizens to cut back on their tea consumption in order to save the country’s economy, which is on the verge of collapse. At a press conference, Ahsan Iqbal said, “I will appeal to the country to reduce a cup of tea”, in an attempt to save the economy.
IPL media rights auction: Disney Star, Viacom18 among the winners as BCCI wins an INIMAGINABLE amount
After two days of drama and action, the IPL media rights auction has finally come to an end with a huge cash inflow for BCCI. Television rights for the Indian subcontinent were secured by Disney Star for a whopping INR 23,575 crore (INR 235.75 billion) while digital rights – for the same region – went to Viacom18 for INR 20,500 crore (205 billion INR). Thus, there will be two broadcasters for IPL for the next five years, from 2023 to 2027.
Lizzo removes derogatory term against the disabled from new song ‘Grrrls’ after facing backlash
Days after being called out for her derogatory lyrics about people with disabilities in her new song “Grrrls,” pop star Lizzo issued a written apology to her fans and removed the offensive term from the song. She unveiled the new track on Friday and it’s part of the musician’s upcoming album “Special.”
Shortly after the song’s release, fans and disability advocates slammed the singer with tweets and TikToks explaining the history and offensive nature of the term which has been shared and liked hundreds of thousands of times. .
Agnipath Recruitment Program: India to revamp soldier recruitment with new “Agnipath” program
The Indian government today unveiled the Agnipath scheme, a sweeping recruitment scheme for the armed forces aimed at cutting salary and pension costs while freeing up funds for the purchase of essential weapons. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh called the action “historic” when announcing it. The heads of the three services announced the plan. Under the new Agnipath program, which will come into effect immediately, the staff of the three departments will be recruited in a significantly different way. Agniveers will be the name given to soldiers enlisted under the program.
‘Cursed tomb’ discovered at ancient site in Israel with ‘Do not open’ warning
A grave with a dire warning is nothing new to horror movie fans. However, it turned out to be a reality in Israel when archaeologists found a grave in an ancient cemetery with a warning written in blood-red letters for anyone trying to open it. The grave was found in an old cemetery in Beit She’arim. It was the first tomb found at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 65 years. Excavations took place at the site for almost a year, and this was the first major breakthrough for archaeologists. The tomb had a warning written in red for people trying to open it.
Cambodian-American activist dressed as Lady Liberty at trial in Phnom Penh found guilty of treason
A court in Phnom Penh sentenced around 60 opposition figures, including Theary Seng, an outspoken Cambodian-American activist, who appeared dressed as a Statue of Liberty during the hearing, during a a mass trial on Tuesday as longtime leader Hun Sen cracked down on dissent ahead of national elections next year. Theary Seng is among dozens caught up in a campaign to detain and arrest former members of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), human rights defenders and any dissenting voices.
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