UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ELECTION ON JUNE 17, INDIA’S VICTORY ON TEMPORARY SEAT DECIDED
Elections for the five temporary seats of the United Nations Security Council will be held on June 17. It has been given in the interim program of the world body. India is a candidate for this provisional seat for the 2021-22 term in the Asia Pacific section. India’s victory for this seat is believed to be decided as India is the only contender for a single seat in this segment. India’s candidature was unanimously endorsed by the Asia-Pacific group of 55 countries, including China and Pakistan, in June last year.
PIL in SC to direct govt. to ask China to share data for COVID-19 antidote
The plea stresses that the petitioner is not for encouraging a blame-game, but for ensuring assistance to researchers to come up with an effective antidote against the virus. A PIL has been moved by Doctors’ organization, Doctors for You in the SC urging it to direct the Government of India to make a representation to China and seek information on COVID-19 to facilitate the development of an effective antidote for the same. The PIL notes that while the pandemic put the lives of all the people around the world at stake, China was successful in controlling and restricting the virus to the Central city of Wuhan.
ED FILES CHARGESHEET AGAINST P. CHIDAMBARAM IN INX CASE
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed the charge sheet against the senior Congress leader P Chidambaram & his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with money laundering probe related to the INX Media. The charge sheet, they said, was filed on Monday before the court of the special CBI judge Ajay Kumar naming both the father as well as son alleging that they were the beneficial owners of many shell firms which were incorporated in India as well as abroad in connection with the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval given to INX Media group during the Chidambaram’s tenure as that of the union finance minister.