NEW DELHI: India’s third-highest gallantry medal in peacetime, Shaurya Chakra, has been awarded to six Army and three police personnel for conspicuous bravery in counterterror operations, while the two pilots of the Mi-17 V5 helicopter shot down by “friendly fire” after the Balakot air strikes have been given the Vayu Sena Medal for gallantry. In this year’s Republic Day list of 409 gallantry and other decorations, four Shaurya Chakras have been awarded posthumously to Naib Subedar Sombir Singh from the Army and Challapilla Narasimha Rao, Kamal Kishore and Aman Kumar under the ministry of home affairs. Squadron Leaders Ninad Anil Mandavgane and Siddharth Vashisht, who were awarded the Vayu Sena Medal posthumously, were flying the ill-fated Mi-17 helicopter for an operational task when it was shot down at Budgam by a SpyDer quick-reaction antiaircraft missile fired by the air defence unit of the Srinagar airbase on February 27. The four other IAF personnel killed … [Read more...] about Awards for pilots of ‘friendly fire’ copter
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“Ideally, healthy behavior should start in youth, but it is never too late and you can do things in moderation,” says O’Donnell. “You should have your blood pressure checked every year.” He admits, though, that prevention is difficult: “It’s not like you wake up one day and say: today is the day I would have had a stroke if I hadn’t taken preventative therapy. But I am a stroke physician and, unfortunately, I am the doctor who sees the patient who didn’t take the blood-pressure tablet.” … [Read more...] about How do I reduce the risk of having a stroke?
MUNICH (Reuters) - Siemens (SIEGn.DE) came under increased pressure from climate change protesters and its own shareholders on Wednesday over a contract to supply an Australian coal mine, demanding that Chief Executive Joe Kaeser cancel the deal. … [Read more...] about Green protesters step up pressure on Siemens over coal mine project
What the papers say The front pages focus on the accelerated spread of the coronavirus across Europe. The Daily Telegraph reveals details of plans for "mass testing" by GPs in the UK under a new "surveillance" system by Public Health England. The Guardian highlights what it calls "growing confusion" after the health secretary and chief medical officer expressed different advice for British people intending to travel to northern Italy. The Daily Mail warns of "virus panic in schools". According to the Financial Times, fears about the virus and weak economic growth mean some key decisions could be put off. It says proposals to raise taxes on high-end properties, curb pension tax relief and raise fuel duty may be missing from next month's Budget. Elsewhere, the Times reports that the government is to consider whether to reduce the size of the army in a review due to be announced later. … [Read more...] about News Daily: Coronavirus latest, hospital pressures and childcare cost
The EU is currently suggesting that the parties engage in free trade without tariffs or quotas in exchange for the UK committing to follow certain rules for European companies operating there - namely not to subject them to lower environmental and tax standards. Johnson, however, has stressed Britain is not willing to dance to the bloc’s tune for the sake of safe trade options, bringing up the examples of tariff and quota regulations with Japan or Canada. If a Canada-style agreement is off the table, London says it is otherwise ready to agree to basic, less beneficial World Trade Organisation regulations. … [Read more...] about ‘Immense Time Pressure’: EU, Britain Brace for ‘Hard’ Post-Brexit Trade Talks