India must move out of Galwan: China

  • China has demanded a withdrawal of Indian personnel and facilities from Galwan Valley. This was conveyed at the Corps Commander talks on June 6 and June 22, officials from China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said on Wednesday.
  • The statements from Beijing came as both sides “agreed to resolve the existing situation peacefully,” following talks held through video conference on Wednesday under the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on border affairs.
  • The Ministry of External Affairs said both sides “discussed in detail the developments in the India­ China border areas in particular the situation in Eastern Ladakh”. India “conveyed its concerns” on the June 20 face­ off that claimed the lives of 20 Indian soldiers and “emphasised that both sides should strictly respect and observe the Line of Actual Control”, it stated.

 

Cannot permit ICSE exams, Maharashtra govt. tells HC

  • Chief Minister in the Chair, a decision has been taken not to permit the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) to conduct Classes X and XII examinations re-­scheduled from July 2, 2020, given the COVID­19 situation.”
  • The decisions taken by the Central government and the CBSE are expected to be placed before the Supreme Court on June 25 and depending on the decision of the apex court, the CISCE may have to workout the methodology for computing the results of examinations.

 

West Bengal extends lockdown

  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday held a meeting with representatives of all political parties and announced that the lockdown in the State will be extended with necessary relaxations till July 31.
  • Schools and colleges would remain closed during the period but the government offices would function as they were with staggered work force.

 

Pakistan to remain on FATF ‘greylist’

  • Pakistan received another extension on the “greylist”, as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) plenary session on Wednesday decided to continue to keep all countries that were on the list under scrutiny for Terror Financing and Money Laundering until October 2020.