China's satellite producer Galaxy Space announced that its new broadband communication satellite has entered the assembly stage after the company completed the development of satellite payloads
The satellite will be the second of the Beijing-based company, which aims to build a broadband satellite constellation in low-Earth orbit and create a global 5G communication network, reports news agency Xinhua.
Its first communication satellite was sent into space in January this year.
China's commercial satellite sector is expecting a boost after "satellite internet" was added to a list of "new infrastructures" in April by the National Development and Reform Commission.
China is going to introduce new measures to improve the management of nursing homes and standardise the services for sound growth of the elderly care service industry, an official said Thursday.
The new measures contained a revised regulation on nursing homes that will take into effect on November 1.
The regulation includes provisions on the registration, supervision, operation and legal liabilities of nursing homes, Xiao Dengfeng, an official with the Ministry of Civil Affairs, told a press conference, reports Xinhua.
According to the new regulation, nursing homes will be categorised into for-profit and non-profit institutions, he said.
The document highlights the role of the government in running elderly care institutions to ensure that the basic needs of the poor population are met.
Nursing homes established by the government can be run by private organisations through entrusted management, leasing or other means.
The document also encourages extended facilities for the elderly, such as community elderly care and home-based services, Xiao said.
The document states that civil affairs departments should perform their supervision and inspection duties in accordance with the law.
They can take measures against elderly care institutions suspected of violations of laws and regulations.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in India rose to 5,214,677 on Friday morning, as the country has recorded 96,424 new cases in the past 24 hours.
Besides, 1,174 deaths were reported from across the country pushing the total tally to 84,372, said the health ministry, reports Xinhua.
According to ministry officials, 4,112,551 people have been discharged from hospitals after showing improvement.
"The number of active cases in the country is 1,017,754," the information released by the ministry reads.
Meanwhile, 61,572,343 samples have been tested so far across the country, out of which 1,006,615 tests were conducted on Thursday alone, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said Friday.
India has become the second worst-hit country by COVID-19 globally.
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the world surpassed 30 million on Friday, according to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU).
The global case count reached 30,065,728, with a total of 944,604 deaths worldwide as of Friday, the data showed.
The United States reported the most cases and deaths which stood at 6,674,070 and 197,615, respectively.
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India’s defense minister said Thursday that they urged Beijing to sincerely implement an understanding they reached previously to completely disengage forces from the Ladakh region.
Rajnath Singh told the upper house of Parliament that China has amassed troops and weapons in Ladakh in violation of agreements reached in the 1990s and is trying to alter the status quo in the region through aggressive actions.
He said that was not acceptable and that India is seeking a peaceful resolution through talks.
The two countries' foreign ministers met in Moscow a week ago and agreed to de escalate tensions in Ladakh, but Singh's words to Parliament suggested they have not significantly declined and that settling the impasse will be a long process.
He also said India has counter-deployed troops that have foiled “transgression attempts by China.”
“We should be confident that our armed forces will handle the situation successfully,” Singh said.
He said it was "apparent from Chinese activities that their words don’t match their actions."
In Beijing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin again laid the onus on India to relieve the tensions and said Chinese border troops have “always strictly abided by the (agreements) between the two countries and are committed to safeguarding China’s territorial sovereignty and maintaining peace and tranquility in the border areas.”
“What is pressing now is that the Indian side should immediately correct its mistake, disengage on the ground as soon as possible and take concrete actions to ease the tension and lower the temperature along the border,” Wang said at a daily briefing.
Relations between the two countries have often been strained, partly due to their undemarcated border.
A special CBI court of India on Tuesday fixed September 30 for delivering the verdict in the decades-old Babri Masjid demolition case, reports The Hindustan Times.
Former deputy Prime Minister LK Advani, BJP stalwarts Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti are among the 32 accused.
The date for judgment in the Ayodhya criminal conspiracy case was set on Wednesday by Surendra Kumar Yadav, judge, special CBI court, Lucknow.
Earlier this month, the court completed all proceedings in the case by recording statements of all 32 accused.
Lawyer KK Mishra, who is representing 25 out of the 32 accused in the case, including senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti, confirmed the date set by the court for delivering the verdict.
The expected date of judgment is also in line with the one month extension granted by the Supreme Court, instructing the special CBI court to wind up the case by September 30.
The earlier deadline for judgment had expired on August 31.
The sensitive case involving senior politicians of the BJP has dragged on for a long time despite several deadlines for its completion set by the Supreme Court.
Last year in July, the SC had extended the deadline for completion of criminal trial in Ayodhya case by six months and given a total of nine months for delivering the final order.
The deadline expired on April 19 this year and another extension till August 31 was granted by the apex court.
On April 19, 2017, the Supreme Court had ordered the special judge to conduct a day-to-day trial, concluding it in two years.
It also called the demolition of the disputed structure a crime, which shook the “secular fabric of the Constitution”, and allowed the CBI plea for restoration of criminal conspiracy charge against the VIP accused.
The SC had termed the Allahabad high court’s February 12, 2001 verdict dropping conspiracy charge against Advani and others as “erroneous”.
Before the 2017 verdict of the apex court, there were two sets of cases relating to the demolition, going on in Lucknow and Rae Bareli.
The first case allegedly involving unnamed “kar sevaks” proceeded in a Lucknow court and the second set of cases relating to eight VIPs was being heard in a Rae Bareli court.
In April 2017, the Supreme Court transferred the Rae Bareli case to the Special CBI court in Lucknow.
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