“…If we don’t move to do more to strengthen infrastructure in low-middle-income countries, to help nations deliver opportunities and prosperity for their people, our impact is going to be limited. We should find ways to maximise our investment. Together let’s recommit to showing that democracies can deliver,” says US President Joe Biden during the G7 Summit in Hiroshima, as per ANI.
“Wonderful conversation with UN Secretary-General António Guterres in Hiroshima, Japan,” PM Narendra Modi tweets. He also held a bilateral meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Hiroshima, Japan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his wife in Hiroshima, Japan. “India attaches great priority to strong ties with Indonesia,” the Prime Minister tweets.
National Investigation Agency arrests Yudhvir Singh, an aide of notorious gangster Lawrence Bishnoi, for his involvement in the terrorist-gangster drug smuggler network. He was evading arrest for the past several days. Investigations have revealed that Yudhvir Singh used to smuggle weapons from across the border for dreaded gangsters and criminals in various parts of India: NIA
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy arrives in Japan’s Hiroshima for G7 Summit
TMC National General Secretary and MP Abhishek Banerjee arrives at the CBI office in Kolkata, in the Kuntal Ghosh letter case.
“Satyameva Jayate,” says former Zonal Director, NCB Mumbai, Sameer Wankhede as he leaves from his residence for CBI office, for questioning in connection with a case related to Aryan Khan drugs on cruise case.
Delhi Minister Atishi says, “The Supreme Court order meant that if the people of Delhi elected Arvind Kejriwal, decision-making power lies with him. That is what the Constitution says. Barring the issues of land, law & order and Police, all decision-making powers are with Arvind Kejriwal and LG is bound to accept all his decisions. This is democracy. But the Central Govt & BJP couldn’t tolerate it. PM Narendra Modi couldn’t tolerate the fact that Supreme Court empowered Arvind Kejriwal.” (ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a bilateral meeting with the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Minh Chinh in Hiroshima, Japan.
J&K: National Investigation Agency (NIA) raids underway in Pulwama. NIA conducted searches at 15 locations in seven districts – Srinagar, Pulwama, Avantipora, Anantnag, Shopian, Poonchh and Kupwara – in J&K today in connection with two terror-related cases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a bilateral meeting with the Republic of Korea’s President Yoon Suk Yeol in Hiroshima, Japan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Japanese PM Fumio Kishida in Hiroshima, Japan. Both leaders discussed ways to enhance India-Japan friendship across different sectors including trade, economy and culture.
Modi also unveiled a bust of Mahatma Gandhi in Hiroshima, Japan.
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Siddaramaiah To Take Oath As Karnataka CM Today
Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar will take oath as Karnataka Chief Minister and Deputy CM respectively on Saturday, with the platform set to be a marker of Opposition unity against BJP as a host of leaders will descend on the southern state. The swearing-in ceremony will be held at 12.30 pm at the Kanteerava Stadium Bengaluru.
This will be Siddaramaiah’s second stint in the top post after he led a successful five-year term as Chief Minister of the Congress government between 2013-18.
On Friday, Siddaramaiah and Shivakumar thrashed out the composition of the Cabinet with the Congress leadership in Delhi and are learnt to have shortlisted some names of ministers and their portfolios. The sanctioned strength of the Karnataka Cabinet is 34.
Few leaders like G Parameshwara and groups like Dalit and Lingayats have openly expressed their displeasure at being denied the Deputy CM chair.
Quad Summit To Be Held On The Sidelines Of G7 On May 20
Sources have reported that a gathering of Quad nations is scheduled in Hiroshima this Saturday. The discussion agenda is expected to focus on matters relevant to the Indo-Pacific Partnership, Firstpost reported.
During the meeting, various topics such as IPMDA, Quad Satellite Data Portal, Q-CHAMP, Quad Partnership on HADR, and Quad Fellowship will be brought up for discussion.
The planned Quad meeting in Sydney, Australia was called off as a result of the US President Joe Biden’s inability to participate due to economic problems in the United States.
According to News 18, Vinay Kwatra, the Foreign Secretary, announced that preparations are underway to hold a meeting of the leaders of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QUAD) in Japan at the same time as the G7 Summit.