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Feb 04, 2021 07:50 AM IST Daybreak
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What China Stands to Gain From Myanmar Military’s Coup and What it Means for India

A democratic India voiced a strong condemnation of the ‘deeply disturbing’ developments in Myanmar on Monday, and said democracy must be upheld in its neighbour. A communist party ruled autocratic China, another neighbour of Myanmar, adopted an evasive and muted tone. It neither condemned nor expressed any concern. The CCP just said that reconciliation is needed between the civilian set-up and Myanmar military or Tatmadaw.

Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO, AWS Chief Andy Jassy to Succeed

Jeff Bezos, the founder and erstwhile chief executive officer of Amazon, has announced that starting Q3 2021, he will be renouncing his role at the helm of Amazon. Succeeding him into the future of the global technology giant will be Andy Jassy, the present chief of Amazon Web Services, and an Amazon employee for almost 24 years now.

Sri Lanka Writes Off Strategic Port Deal With India & Japan After Week-Long Protests Over 'Sell Out'

Sir Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa's office on Tuesday said that they scrapped the deal to develop a major port terminal with India and Japan amid weeks-long protests by trade unions and opposition parties. Sri Lanka had previously agreed to develop the strategic East Container Terminal (ECT) at the Colombo port with India and Japan. 

RS Proceedings Begin, Oppn Gives Suspension of Business Notice over Farmer's Protests

After rounds of ruckus yesterday, the Rajya Sabha will assemble at 9 am this morning. The Opposition led by the Congress has submitted a slew of suspension of business notices over the ongoing farmers' agitation against the Centre's three new agri reform laws. The Upper House was adjourned for the day on Tuesday without transacting substantial business as the Congress. 

Holding on to Old Cars Likely to Get Costly After Vehicle Scrapping Policy Comes into Effect

After the vehicle scrapping policy announced by the Union Budget 2021 on Monday comes into effect, holding on to 15-year-old vehicles will become expensive. While the cost for getting a fitness certificate for such commercial vehicles will go up by up to 62 times, the fee for renewal of registration of private vehicles will increase by up to eight times. Also, states will now impose green tax over and above the road tax that every vehicle owner needs to pay.

Kangana Faces Heavy Social Media Backlash for Countering Rihanna's Tweet

International pop sensation Rihanna has tweeted about the restriction on the supply of internet during the farmers' protest in Delhi. Soon after Rihanna's tweet, Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut tweeted calling her a fool and a dummy. Kangana also said the protesting farmers were terrorists.

R Ashwin - India's Biggest Match-Winner At Home in the Last 10 Years

With his partner in decimating opposition batting line-ups, Ravindra Jadeja ruled out of the four-match Test series against England starting from the 5th of February in Chennai, the pressure will be on R Ashwin to come up with the goods and perform for India in what is a hugely significant series keeping in mind the World Test Championship Final at Lord's in June.

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