News Dabba 6 June: 5 stories across the web for a balanced news diet
Here are the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites.
Anushka Vani brings you the daily updates that the internet is talking about through various news websites. Here's a glance through some of the National and International news updates, from South Korea and the US responding to North Korea’s missile attack, acute food shortage in Northeast India, the spread of Monkeypox outside Africa, Gulf countries condemning remarks over Prophet by BJP spokesperson, to Kazakhs moving past the Nazarbayev era.
CNN report on South Korea and US response to North Korea’s missile attack
CNN in today’s news report has reported South Korea and the United States (US) responding to North Korea’s missile attack that took place on Sunday. North Korea fired eight short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) into the waters off its east coast. South Korea fired seven missiles while the US fired one, says South Korean Joint Chiefs Staff, who called the actions “a serious provocation that harms peace and stability of not only the Korean peninsula but also the international community.” Read the full report on CNN.
South Assam, Tripura, Mizoram facing acute food shortage a report by NewsClick
NewsClick reports that South Assam, Tripura and Mizoram have been severely affected by the snapping of road and rail connectivity by the flash floods and landslides and are more likely to face an acute food shortage if the Food Corporation of India (FCI) does not increase the supply. Though the FCI has floated tenders for supplying food grains from multiple depots in Assam, nothing has been finalised yet, says the report. Read the full report on NewsClick.
Monkeypox cases outside Africa rise to 780 in three weeks, BBC
BBC reports that there have been 780 confirmed cases of Monkeypox in countries where the virus is not usually found, as per the World Health Organisation (WHO). This figure is said to be roughly triple the 257 cases it reported a week ago. The report states that the figure for the past three weeks is probably an underestimate and assesses the global risk level as “moderate”. In addition to this, the report also mentions that the infection is usually mild, but this is the first time it has spread widely outside Central and West Africa. Read the full report on BBC.
Indian Express reports as Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia criticise remarks over prophet by BJP spokesperson
Following the remark made against Prophet Muhammed by the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and Delhi media head Naveen Kumar Jindal, The Indian Express reports that the BJP government has been facing backlash from Gulf and other countries. The foreign ministries of Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia issued official statements condemning the remarks and demanded an apology. The BJP has suspended Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar Jindal. Read the full report on IE.
Kazakhs back sweeping reforms to move past Nazarbayev era, reports Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera report states that nearly 80 percent votes for constitutional changes as President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev aims to emerge from the shadow of his former mentor and founding leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. According to the report, voters in Kazakhstan overwhelmingly backed constitutional amendments in a referendum, that gave political capital to President Tokayev. Additionally, it also mentions that Tokayev has said that referendum will decentralise the political system and outlaw nepotism. Read the full report on Al Jazeera.