A batch of foreign envoys arrived in Srinagar on February 17. They have come for a two-day visit to the union territory of JandK to assess the on-ground situation. This is the third such visit since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019. Envoys from 24 nations- Chile, Brazil, Cuba, Bolivia, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, EU, Belgium, Spain, Sweden, Italy, Bangladesh, Malawi, Eritrea, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Malaysia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan- are part of the delegation visiting JandK. Foreign envoys will assess the development work and the security situation in the union territory. The delegation will also travel to Srinagar and Jammu during their two-day visit. Their visit comes in the wake of District Development Council (DDC) and Block Development Council (BDC) elections and the revival of mainstream politics.
Two Swedish film-makers have been acquitted of desecration after they shot footage of the wreck of a ferry which had been designated a graveyard. Henrik Evertsson and Linus Andersson sent a remote-operated submersible down to the 'Estonia', the ferry that sank in the Baltic Sea in 1994.
Envoy to India Katrin Kivi said it is a great honour for Estonia to cooperate with India on cyber issues. "For Estonia, it's a great honour to cooperate with India on cyber issues because India is biggest world market with free internet and digital market. This cooperation is mutually beneficial as Estonia's records in cyber security are very high," said Estonia's envoy to India. "In New York last year when Estonia was member in UNSC and we had chairmanship, we organised event in cyber stability and India participated in it. It's important that responsible state behaviour must be promoted in cyberspace also. We are likeminded with India there," she added.
The Government of India (GoI) has launched many schemes for the betterment of common people especially those who lives in rural and backward areas of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) has improved mobility of local people in JandK and also generates employment in the areas. Locals of JandK's Udhampur got jobs through this scheme and also appreciated the govt's
Speaking on 'Safe City Project' in Delhi, Commissioner of Police SN Shrivastava said that the project of the Government of India in the first phase will install 10,000 cameras in the city. The locations of these cameras have already been decided. CDAC has been given the responsibility for this project. The decision of all the tenders will be taken by the month of March and after that, the process will start and it will complete within eight to ten months in different parts of Delhi.
While addressing at the 'Pratheeksha 2030' Summit on in the national capital on March 02, former prime minister Manmohan Singh said, "Temporary measures by the Government of India and Reserve Bank to paper over the credit problems can not blind us to the looming credit crisis ahead that could affect the small and medium sector." "Unemployment is high and the informal sector is in shambles, a crisis precipitated by the ill-considered demonetisation decision taken in 2016," he added. "In Kerala and many other states, public finances are in disarray with states having to resort to excessive borrowing, which creates an intolerable burden on future budgets," Manmohan Singh further stated.
In a segment for The Late Late Show, filmed before he and the Duchess of Sussex confirmed they will not be returning as working members of the royal family, Prince Harry joined TV host James Corden for a double-decker bus tour of Los Angeles. During the tour he discussed Archie's first word, what the Queen got her great-grandson for Christmas, and life for the family in LA.