Morning Digest: Government suspends FCRA clearance of 4 Christian groups; no progress in Brigadier-level talks between India and China at Chushul, and more

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September 07, 2020 07:45 am | Updated 07:45 am IST

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane interacts with troops during his visit to review the security situation in Ladakh on September 4, 2020.

Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane interacts with troops during his visit to review the security situation in Ladakh on September 4, 2020.

Government suspends FCRA clearance of 4 Christian groups

Of the six NGOs whose license under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) was suspended by the Union Home Ministry this year, four are Christian associations. An FCRA licence is mandatory for a non-profit organisation to receive foreign funds.

Metro networks can see 10 lakh to 15 lakh passenger journeys by first week: Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry

Metro services are set to re-start in a graded manner, except in Maharashtra as the State government decided against it, from Monday morning, after the Ministry of Home Affairs on August 28 gave the go-ahead and the MoHUA announced a standard operating procedure for the same on September 2.

LAC standoff | No progress in Brigadier-level talks between India and China at Chushul

Amid a fresh spike in tensions on the South Bank, the talks at Chushul have been going on the entire week but have remained inconclusive. There is no change in the ground situation, a defence source said.

People’s Liberation Army of China told to return 5 Arunachal Pradesh boys: Kiren Rijiju

The five boys, who had apparently strayed beyond the Line of Actual Control (LAC), and hailing from the Nacho area of the Upper Subansiri district, had  gone missing  on Friday. The district falls under the Arunachal West parliamentary constituency, represented by Mr. Rijiju.

National Testing Agency gears up to hold NEET on September 13

According to NTA officials, 15.97 lakh candidates from across the country have registered for NEET.The Joint Entrance Exam (JEE Main), which began on September 1 for admission to engineering colleges, concluded on Sunday.

DGCA moots formula for refunds for cancelled flights

Air passengers have a legitimate right to get full refund for their tickets cancelled due to no fault of their own during the national lockdown, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has told the Supreme Court.

Closing down old thermal plants in 11 key States could save ₹53,000 crore: report

The savings will accrue from not having to spend on retrofitting these plants to reduce the toxicity of their emissions, as well as switching to renewable energy, the authors estimate.

Moon may be rusting along poles, suggest images sent by Chandrayaan-1

The sign of this finding is that even though the surface of the Moon is known to have iron-rich rocks, it is not known for the presence of water and oxygen, which are the two elements needed to interact with iron to create rust, according to Minister of State for the Department of Space, Jitendra Singh.

Jacob Blake speaks out for first time since police shooting in Kenosha

Jacob Blake has spoken publicly for the first time since a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer shot him seven times in the back, saying he’s in constant pain from the shooting, which doctors fear will leave him paralysed from the waist down.

Novak Djokovic disqualified from U.S. Open after striking line judge

Top-seeded Djokovic was becoming frustrated after failing to take the opening set and suffering a fall and having dropped serve to trail 5-6, he hit a ball reasonably hard to the back of the court, striking a female line judge.

Thomas and Uber Cup | Top shuttlers to resume training from Monday in Hyderabad

The national coaching camp will be for 26 players, including Saina Nehwal and her husband-cum-coach P. Kashyap, who was not in the list of eight Olympic probables called for a camp from August 7.

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