No foreign training
The pandemic’s latest victim is foreign travel of civil servants. Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) organises foreign training for civil servants or has international components for skill development at home. According to a circular this week, foreign-training programmes for 2020-21 have been cancelled because of the pandemic. “However, under exceptional circumstances, if it is felt necessary to conduct any foreign training, prior approval of DoPT must be obtained,”
A bunch of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers allegedly confused North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un
President Xi Jinping
and ended up burning the former’s effigy. The goof up happened in Asansol district in West Bengal on Thursday, two days after the incident in Ladakh that saw 20 Indian soldiers getting killed during an unarmed combat with the Chinese
troops. The protesters even said that Kim Jong Un
was the “prime minister of China” and that they were opposing him for the action of his troops. They also appealed to people to boycott Chinese
products to weaken the neighbouring country economically. The video soon went viral and social media users had a field day.