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India’s resolute stand up to Chinese forces during Galwan Valley stand-off made world take note of Us, says Army Chief General Manoj Pande

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Pande on Friday said that the resolute and firm manner in which Indian troops stood up to Chinese forces during the Galwan valley stand-off, made the world take note of India's political and military resolve. "The resolute and firm manner in which we stood up to our northern adversary during the events of April-May 2020 has made the world take notice of our political and military resolve of a rising India," Pande said.


Asian Games: Indian boxer Nikhat Zareen secures medal, Olympics berth

India boxer Nikhat Zareen assured herself of a medal after beating her opponent Hanan Nassar in the women's 45-50kg quarterfinal at the 2023 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. The win not only confirmed at least a bronze medal for Nikhat but also the Paris 2024 Olympics berth. Notably, boxing at the ongoing Games is a pathway to the upcoming Olympics (2024).


Afghan embassy in Delhi to shut down: Reports

Afghanistan's Ambassador to India, Farid Mamundzay, has announced the closure of its embassy in Delhi due to a lack of cooperation from the Afghan and Indian governments, News18 reported. This comes amid reports that India is looking into the legitimacy of a message sent by the Afghan embassy, suggesting a possible shutdown of its operations. "Due to non-cooperation from India and no assistance from Kabul, I've decided to shut down the mission by the end of September 2023," Mamundzay said.


iPhone 12 radiation issue: French regulators approve Apple's update

Apple has got the green signal from French regulators for a software update that the tech giant submitted to tackle radiation concerns in iPhone 12, per Reuters. Some days ago, France demanded Apple either stop selling iPhone 12 models or fix the issue to meet European electromagnetic radiation standards. Regulators found that radiation levels had increased over time due to software updates, even though these issues weren't present when the iPhone 12 first hit the market in 2020.


Parineeti Chopra sings ‘O Piya’ for hubby Raghav Chadha; actress shares unseen video from her dreamy wedding

Actress Parineeti Chopra’s wedding celebration with her husband Raghav Chadda may be over, but that hasn’t stopped her from acting like a blushing bride. Still giddy over her marriage to the AAP minister, the actress posted a small snippet of a new clip of her wedding with her new song "O Piya", on her Instagram.


X will be profitable in 2024: CEO Linda Yaccarino

At the Code Conference in California, Linda Yaccarino, CEO of the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, announced that the company will become profitable by early 2024. Even though it has faced profitability issues and was acquired by Elon Musk just a year ago, Yaccarino remains hopeful. Earlier in August, she had mentioned that X is nearing operational break-even and has experienced an all-time high in usage.


Anti-smog guns, bio-decomposer: Kejriwal's winter plan to control air pollution

Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday revealed a 15-point action plan to combat air pollution during the colder months. He said that the air quality in the national capital has improved by 30% over the past eight years because of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's initiatives, such as the Electric Vehicle (EV) policy and the introduction of electric buses. He urged citizens to install the Green Delhi mobile app to report activities contributing to pollution.