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Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet PM Modi on October 11-12 for an informal summit

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Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India on October 11 for an informal summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

At the invitation of the Prime Minister, the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping will be visiting Chennai, India from October 11-12, 2019 for the 2nd Informal Summit, the External Affairs Ministry said.

The MEA added that the forthcoming summit will provide an opportunity for the two leaders to continue their discussions on overarching issues of bilateral, regional and global importance.

The second informal summit will be held in the seaside temple town of Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu. The informal summit is expected to focus on taking forward bilateral ties notwithstanding differences on several sticky issues.

The two leaders had their first inaugural informal summit in Wuhan, China on 27-28 April 2018.

Earlier, Chinese Ambassador Sun Weidong had said that India and China should resolve disputes peacefully through dialogues at the regional level and jointly uphold peace and stability.

In an interview to news agency PTI, the Chinese envoy said both India and China should go beyond the model of “management of differences” and work towards actively shaping bilateral relations through the accumulation of positive energy and forging greater cooperation for common development.

The ties between India and China came under some strain after India announced the withdrawal of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated the state into two Union territories.

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Hazy morning in Delhi-NCR, air quality continues to be ‘poor’

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People residing in the national capital and its adjoining areas such as Gurugram, Faridabad, Noida, and Ghaziabad woke up to a hazy morning on Tuesday as the air quality index (AQI) dipped again to the poor category for the sixth consecutive day.

The data collated by the Centre-run System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) showed the overall air quality of Delhi was docking at 252 at 8:30 am in the morning.

An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’, and 401 and 500 ‘severe’.

At Dhirpur, the AQI was 259 at 8:30 am, while at Mathura Road area it dipped to the ‘poor’ category at 296. Furthermore, the AQI near Pusa, Airport, Terminal 3 and Delhi University stood at 215, 293 and 241 respectively.

The air quality index is expected to plunge further around Diwali, if the availability of green crackers, as promised by the Central Government, is not ensured. Last year, during this festival, the apex court had banned conventional firecrackers and passed an order stating that only green crackers with reduced emissions will be allowed.

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Postpaid mobile phone services are restored but the Internet were still down

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Over 70 days after the Kashmir was put under an unprecedented lockdown and all communication lines were snapped, the government has restored postpaid mobile services in the Valley.

Postpaid mobile phone services have been restored on the state-run BSNL network in the Kashmir Valley.

Mobile internet and broadband still continue to be blacked out in the Valley since the August decision that saw a magnanimous shift in the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

On August 5, Home Minister Amit Shah had announced the government’s major decision to scrap Article 370 to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and also bifurcate the strife-torn state into two Union Territories.

Ever since, the government has imposed an unprecedented lockdown on the Valley, including the blackout of all communication lines.

On Saturday the J&K administration announced that some 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones will become operational from Monday noon.

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SC rejects PIL seeking to link social media accounts to Aadhaar

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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a PIL seeking to link all social media accounts to Aadhaar to stop fake, troll accounts from overpowering social media platforms. The court has said all matters need not come to the apex court.

While hearing a PIL on social media accounts, the Supreme Court said, Everything doesn’t need to come to Supreme Court. This issue is before the Madras High Court and you can go there.

The plea sought a direction to the Centre for appropriate steps to link social media accounts with Aadhaar card to ‘check the menace of fake and paid news’. It was filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay.

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