India will not be part of US’s new security alliance with Australia and Britain (AUKUS) to counter China’s activities in the Indo-Pacific region.
“The announcement of AUKUS last week was not meant to be an indication, and I think this is the message the President also sent to (French President Emmanuel) Macron, that there is no one else who will be involved in security in the Indo-Pacific,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference on Wednesday. Read more
PM Narendra Modi, on the first day of his US visit, will interact with global CEOs to highlight opportunities in India.
The Prime Minister’s meeting with the global CEOs from five different key areas is reflective of the priorities of his government. They represent diverse areas from technology, the IT sector to finance to defence to renewable energy. Live updates
The Supreme Court has said it is setting up a technical expert committee to inquire the snooping row using the Pegasus software.
The apex court said it will pass an order next week on pleas seeking independent probe into the snooping matter. “We will be able to finalise the members of technical expert team by next week and pronounce orders,” CJI NV Ramana said. Read more
Equity indices scaled to record highs today with the benchmark BSE sensex rising over 950 points led by gains in realty and banking stocks.
After scaling a fresh intra-day high of 59,957, the 30-share BSE index finished 958 points or 1.63 per cent higher at new record of 59,885. While, the broader NSE Nifty settled 276 points or 1.57 per cent higher at fresh peak of 17,823. Bajaj Finserv, L&T, HDFC, Axis Bank, SBI and Reliance were the top gainers in the sensex pack rising as much as 4.51 per cent. Read more