FGN11 US-TRUMP-CHINA-MISSIONS Closure of more Chinese embassies 'possible', says Trump as US shuts down consulate in Houston Washington, Jul 23 (PTI) The US does not rule out the possibility of closing more Chinese diplomatic missions in the country, President Donald Trump has said, hours after Washington ordered the closure of Beijing's consulate in Houston to 'protect American intellectual property and private information'. By Lalit K Jha FGN28 CHINA-MARS-2NDLD MISSION China launches first Mars mission Beijing: China successfully launched its first Mars probe on Thursday, aiming to complete orbiting, landing and roving in a single mission, taking an ambitious step towards planetary exploration of the solar system. By K J M Varma FGN24 LANKA-INDIA-PORT-PROTEST Sri Lankan port workers protest against proposed deal with India Colombo: Wearing black arm bands, the workers of the strategic Colombo Port have restarted their protest against a proposed deal with India to develop a deep-sea container terminal of the country's largest and busiest port.
FGN12 NICARAGUA-ISA Nicaragua latest country to sign International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement New York: Nicaragua has become the latest country to join the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement, an initiative led by India to promote sustainable energy.
FGN5 US-WARNER-INDIA-CHINA US will work with India, Japan and S Korea to tackle threat from China: Senator Warner Washington, Jul 23 (PTI) The US will work with countries like India, Japan, and South Korea to tackle the threat of Chinese surveillance, a top American Senator, who has made a Congressional legislation to make New Delhi a strategic defence partner of Washington on a permanent basis has said. By Lalit K Jha FGN10 US-H1B-LAWSUIT US trade bodies file lawsuit against proclamation suspending new non-immigrant visas Washington: Five top trade bodies, including the US Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers, have filed a lawsuit challenging the presidential proclamation suspending for the rest of the year new non-immigrant visas that include the H-1B, the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals. By Lalit K Jha FGN4 UNGA-LEADERS For 1st time in 75 years, world leaders won't travel to NY for UNGA as session goes virtual United Nations: World leaders will submit pre-recorded video statements for the United Nations General Assembly session in September, the 193-member organisation has decided, as heads of state and government will not be physically attending the annual gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic and the high-level session goes virtual for the first time in the UN's 75-year history. By Yoshita Singh PTI IND IND