Your World Today is NewsMobile’s daily edition, that brings to you a gist of all the top global developments. The top international developments today are:
- Herman Cain, the former Republican presidential candidate in US elections, 2012 died on Thursday after being hospitalized for coronavirus, according to reports. Cain was the former CEO of Godfather pizza chain in USA . The news was confirmed by an obituary letter posted on his twitter account, the tweet reads “You’re never ready for the kind of news we are grappling with this morning. But we have no choice but to seek and find God’s strength and comfort to deal.”
- Asserting that Mauritius is the heart of India’s development partnership, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that the ties between New Delhi and Port Louis are “destined to soar even higher” in the coming years.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Supreme Court building in Mauritius, PM Modi said that the two countries’ friendship draws strength from the past and also looks toward the future.
- The Perseverance Rover and its Ingenuity Helicopter are finally on its journey to Mars, NASA confirmed on Thursday.
The spacecraft carrying the rover and helicopter was successfully launched to Mars Thursday morning aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V 541 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 7:50 am (local time). After the launch, NASA tweeted, “Signal confirmed! @NASASCaN has begun to receive a signal from the spacecraft carrying @NASAPersevere to the Red Planet.”
- With face masks, sanitisers, less crowd and social distancing, this year’s Hajj pilgrimage looks completely different due to the pandemic.The annual Hajj pilgrimage performed by Muslims from around the world has begun in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. According to Al Jazeera, only up to 10,000 people residing in Saudi Arabia will participate in the five-day pilgrimage. 2.5 million pilgrims from around the world attended Hajj last year.
- Australian High Commissioner to India Barry O’Farrell on Thursday said that his country opposes any attempts to unilaterally alter status quo along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which only increase the tension and instability.
In an exclusive interview with ANI, O’Farell also called for restraint at the LAC. He expressed deep concern over China’s actions in the South China Sea saying Australia gave a note with UN Secretary-General last week refusing China’s unlawful maritime claims.
(With Inputs from ANI)