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EP-129: US suspends all trade engagement with Myanmar, High security for Modi trip to Puducherry


Top headlines
1. The US suspends all diplomatic trade engagement with Myanmar after a weekend of violence against pro-democracy protesters
2. Internal CDC data shows virus regaining foothold as Biden urges states to pause reopening
3. Maharashtra seeks roadmap for a second lockdown – coalition partner NCP and BJP oppose
4. Love Jihad is in the news in Kerala again
and more!
Sree Iyer: Hello and welcome to Daily Global Insights by Sri and Sree. Today is the 30th of March 2021. And this is episode number 129. Sridhar Chityalaji should be back for tomorrow’s webcast.

Here are the main points:

The US suspends diplomatic trade engagement with Myanmar after the weekend of violence against democratic protesters.

Internal CDC data shows the virus regaining foothold as Biden urges states to pause reopening.

Maharashtra seeks a roadmap for a second lockdown Coalition partner NCP and BJP opposed.

And Love Jihad is in the news in Kerala again.

In US News: The US Suspense all diplomatic engagement with Myanmar after a weekend of violence against pro-democracy protesters. The 2013 Trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA) is suspended till the return of a democratically elected government.

President Biden cautions people against throwing away masks. It can be said conclusively that masks are effective and do help in containing the virus from spreading.

One good news, from experiments conducted in the real world, indicates that with masks in place, even social distancing of three feet is effective. An experiment conducted with thousand of people observing social distancing of 3 feet and 6 feet showed no difference in the spread of the virus.

Under real-world conditions, the Pfizer and Moderna covid-19 vaccines provide highly effective protection, according to a new report from the US Centres for Disease Control and prevention. After 14 days of the first vaccination, they were 80% protective.

Georgia’s new voting laws may result in some sporting events getting cancelled. Georgia has a long history of attracting national sports events, but a controversial voting law might lead to several repercussions. A leading Black Civil Rights group is calling for the PGA Tour to cancel its upcoming tournament and also the major baseball all-star game could be in jeopardy, could be moved out of Georgia.

In India News: Maharastra seeks roadmap for a second lockdown as coalition partner NCP and BJP oppose fairing economic impact.

PM Modi’s visit to Puducherry may see a ban on flying drones and other unmanned aerial vehicles. Enhanced securities are in place for PM Modi’s election visit to Puducherry. CRPC 144 is being imposed for the period March 29 to 30th

Maharastra Covid cases have dropped to 31,000.

Love Jihad is in the news again in Kerala as the Congress M leader Jose K Mani kicked up a storm with the Kerala Catholic Bishops Council throwing its weight behind the claim that love Jihad is a reality.

In Global News: Guatemala declares a state of emergency to try and halt the Migrant Caravan from Honduras.

The Evergreen Ship is moving out of Suez Canal. It is being stopped now to examine for technical damages. That’s all we have for news today will be back bright and Shining tomorrow morning at the same time and the same online channels until then stay the safe and good night

 

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