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PM Modi airs 3-point initiative to boost SCO’s collective rise

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday proposed to the eight-nation Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) countries the mantra of merging technology with traditional assets to foster their collective rise in the post-COVID-19 era.

With New Delhi poised to hold the rotating SCO presidency, Prime Minister Modi outlined three areas where India can make a significant contribution to the eight countries of Eurasia, a region with which India has for thousands of years established deep ties. commercial and spiritual.

Prime Minister Modi cited start-ups, traditional medicine and food safety as domains where India can pioneer a collective initiative for the region.

“Today, there are more than 70,000 Start-ups in India, of which more than 100 are unicorns. Our experience can also be useful to many other SCO members. For this purpose, we are ready to share our experience with SCO member countries by establishing a new Ad Hoc Working Group on Startups and Innovation,” Prime Minister Modi said.

Referring to food security that has been disrupted due to Covid and the Ukraine war, the Prime Minister focused on millet, a traditional grain grown in the SCO, as the “superfood” to fight hunger. The prime minister proposed that the SCO should hold a “millet food festival.”

“Millet is a superfood that has been cultivated for thousands of years, not only in SCO countries, but in many parts of the world, and is a traditional, nutritious and low-cost alternative to address the food crisis. The year 2023 will be celebrated as the UN International Year of Millet. We should consider organizing a ‘Millet Food Festival’ under the SCO.”

Prime Minister Modi also announced that India will establish a SCO working group on traditional medicine. “The WHO World Center for Traditional Medicine was opened in Gujarat in April 2022. This will be the first and only WHO World Center for Traditional Medicine. We must increase cooperation in traditional medicine among the SCO countries.”

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187 coins removed from 58-YO man’s stomach in Karnataka

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Bangalore: A peculiar medical case at Nijalingappa Medical College’s HSK Hospital and Research Center has drawn attention after a team of doctors surgically removed as many as 187 coins from the stomach of a 58-year-old man here.

A Dyamappa Harijan from the Lingasugur area of ​​Raichur city was reportedly rushed to hospital after complaining of acute abdominal pain and vomiting. When performing an ultrasound of the abdomen of the old man, who is also schizophrenic, the report left everyone surprised because coins were found in his abdominal cavity.

On Saturday, a two-hour surgery was performed on Dyamappa and the foreign particles were removed.

Dr. Ishwar B Kalaburgi, who led the surgery, said the indian express that the 58-year-old schizophrenic patient was questioned on this matter on Monday after his recovery. When asked by the doctors, the old man said that he was a beggar and that every time he received a coin he swallowed it and drank water. That gave him a kind of pleasure and he thought the coins would be digested.

[Pic Courtesy: The Indian Express]

Of the 187 coins that surgeons removed from Dyamappa’s stomach, 56 were 5 rupees, 51 were 2 rupees and 80 were 1 Re, Kalaburgi said.

Speaking briefly about the surgery, he further said that schizophrenic patients think, feel and behave abnormally.


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Apple threatens to withhold Twitter from App Store: Musk

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San Francisco: Twitter CEO Elon Musk said Apple has “threatened to withhold” the micro-blogging platform from its App Store without giving a reason.

Musk’s accusation came shortly after he tweeted late Monday that Apple has “mostly stopped advertising” on Twitter following a survey that asked users whether the iPhone maker should “publish all shares of censorship that it has taken that affect its customers”.

In a series of tweets, Musk said: “Apple also threatened to remove Twitter from its App Store, but won’t tell us why.

“Did you know that Apple puts a 30 percent secret tax on everything you buy through its App Store?”

Several users expressed their thoughts on Musk’s claim.

While one user commented, “Apple doesn’t support free speech,” another said, “because it’s violating the rules about moderating extremist content.”

Meanwhile, Yoel Roth, who resigned from Twitter as head of trust and safety earlier this month, said that while Musk perpetuates the lack of legitimacy through his impulsive changes and lengthy tweet pronouncements about the platform’s rules, Twitter it now faces close scrutiny from Apple and Google. app stores

In a New York Times article amid the #RIPTwitter trend on social media, Roth said that “Twitter will have to balance its new owner’s goals with the practical realities of Apple’s and Google’s internet life, a no-brainer.” easy for employees who have chosen to stay.

“And when I left the company, the calls from the application review teams had already started,” Roth wrote.

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After furore for slurring women, Ramdev regrets and apologises

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Mumbai: Just 72 hours after his comments about women sparked a furor, a chastened yoga guru, Swami Ramdev, expressed his regret and apologized for his comments.

Ramdev emailed Maharashtra State Commission for Women Chairman Rupali Chakankar in response to her letter on Friday demanding an explanation of his remarks within 72 hours.

Confirming the developments, the MSCW boss reported that Ramdev sent him the reply, expressing regret and offering an apology, but also stating that his comments were allegedly twisted out of context.

“We have received your response to our notice… However, if there are any further objections or complaints, we will conduct a full investigation and obtain the full video recording of the show made last week,” Chakankar warned, while speaking to IANS. .

Addressing a free women’s yoga training program in Thane, Ramdev Baba blurted out to the mostly women gathering: “Women look good in sarees, they look great in salwar suits and, in My opinion, they look good even if they are not wearing anything.

At the time, Ramdev was flanked by Balasahebanchi MP Shrikant Shinde Shiv Sena Thane, son of Prime Minister Eknath Shinde, and singer Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Bharatiya Janata Party Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and other prominent personalities.

The blatant statements prompted calls for Ramdev to “slap, kick and admonish” them from various locations in Maharashtra and other parts of India.

Agitated top leaders from various parties, including Sanjay Raut, Dr. Manisha Kayande, Kishore Tiwari, Mahesh Tapase, women activists like Aparna Malikar, Trupti Desai and others, pounced on Ramdev, seeking an unconditional apology, framing him for demoting women and other demands. even as the MSCW slapped a notice.

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