India reports 50,000 more coronavirus cases

India surpassed the 30 million mark in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, registering 50,848 additional infections in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health, according to Anadolu Agency.

The death toll in India now stands at 390,660 with 1,358 more deaths registered over the past day, showed the data.

India has administered a total of over 294.6 million vaccine doses, with nearly 5.5 million doses given in the last 24 hours, according to a provisional report issued by the government.

India has also been witnessing a continuous fall in its active caseload, which as of Wednesday stands at 643,194, the lowest in 82 days, indicated the data.

Following a decision to reopen schools, authorities said on Tuesday that this would need to be carried out cautiously.

“We should take risks only when we are protected. Schools are places of large gatherings, which give the virus the opportunity to infect,” said V.K. Paul of NITI Aayog, a government think-tank.

“The decision to reopen schools is not easy when an unpredictable situation is prevailing in the society,” he added.


Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Russia was Azerbaijan’s top export market among CIS countries in January-May 2021

Russia was Azerbaijan’s top export market among CIS countries in the first five months of this year, according to the State Customs Committee.

Official statistics suggests that Russia, Ukraine and Belarus were the largest export destinations of Azerbaijan among the CIS member states.

The volume of export with Russia made $291.3 million, while it amounted to $195.9 million with Ukraine and $125.1 million with Belarus, according to official figures.


Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Azerbaijani, Pakistani military delegations hold meeting

Azerbaijan`s Deputy Defense Minister, Lieutenant General Karim Valiyev has met with a delegation led by Pakistani Deputy Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Mian Muhammad Hilal Hussain on the sidelines of the 9th Moscow Conference on International Security.

During the meeting, the parties discussed issues of further expanding relations between the armies of the two countries and exchanged views on main areas of military cooperation.


Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency

Azerbaijani, Russian FMs hold phone talk

Azerbaijan`s Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have had a telephone conversation.

The ministers exchanged views on the current situation in the region and the implementation of joint statements signed by the leaders of the three countries.

During the telephone conversation, issues of the development of the region in the post-conflict period were also discussed, and the activities of the trilateral working group headed by the deputy prime ministers of the three countries were emphasized in this regard.

The sides also discussed other issues of mutual interest.


Source: Azerbaijan State News Agency