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Hindustan Times News Updates at 9am: PM Modi will hold a virtual summit with his Vietnamese counterpart, and all the latest news


Here are the top news, analysis and views from today at 9am. Find out all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

$ 100 million defense credit line, bilateral ties: Prime Minister Modi’s virtual summit with his Vietnamese counterpart

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a virtual summit with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday. While the scheduled meeting will crown a series of high-level exchanges between the two sides this year, it will take place at a time when both countries are grappling with China’s aggressive actions in the region. read more

Xi replaces the PLA commander who started the confrontation in Ladakh; fingers crossed in delhi

Chinese President Xi Jinping transferred General Zhao Zongqi, the powerful commander of the Western Theater of the People’s Liberation Army, considered the man responsible for the seven-month military confrontation with India in eastern Ladakh, and replaced him with General Zhang Xudong, who has never served along the Indian border. read more

Health ministry meets today after spread of mutant strain of coronavirus in UK

The Union Health Ministry called for an emergency meeting of its Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) on Monday morning after panic spread over a new mutant strain of coronavirus that is “out of control” in the Kingdom. Kingdom, according to officials. read more

Delhi temperature likely to rise today, will drop again this week

A western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh is likely to raise the minimum temperature in Delhi at some points on Monday. Increased humidity in the air is also likely to raise pollution levels, scientists from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. read more

Google offers free weekly Covid-19 tests to its employees

Google has announced another perk for its employees: free, weekly and at-home trials for all of its employees in the US, which includes its subsidiaries like YouTube and Google X as well. This is very different from other companies like Amazon that offer free trials only to employees working from a physical location. read more

India vs Australia: ‘It must have been a nightmare for Kohli’ – Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif on India’s batting collapse at 36

India’s batting debacle against Australia on the third day of the pink test in Adelaide has become the hottest topic of discussion right now. As various experts try to figure out the reasons for India’s horror batting show in the second inning of the first test, former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif spoke about the mindset with which the Indians came out to bat on Saturday. read more

Inside Taimur’s birthday party while celebrating with Mom Kareena Kapoor, Dad Saif Ali Khan

Actor couple Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan celebrated their son Taimur Ali Khan’s birthday with close relatives at their home in Mumbai. Kareena, her sister Karisma Kapoor, and Soha Ali Khan shared images. Kareena used her Instagram Stories to share photos of the balloons and cake ordered for Taimur’s birthday. It seems that Taimur is already an animal lover. read more

Wondering how to increase the shelf life of bananas? Vikas Khanna has a trick for you

Imagine this: you are in the middle of a tiring work day and you are craving a snack. You walk into the kitchen to pick up a beloved food that is not only tasty and nutritious but also very easy to eat, also known as a banana. read more

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