Breaking News Today, Highlights of May 23

Breaking News Today, Highlights of May 23

By Aalok Sensharma
Updated: Mon, 23 May 2022 03:53 PM IST
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Breaking News Today, Highlights of May 23

New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In today's 'Breaking News, Latest Updates' blog at English Jagran, we will focus on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to Japan's Tokyo to attend the Quad Summit. Ahead of his visit, the Prime Minister had said that the Summit will allow the United States (US), Japan, and Australia an opportunity to review the progress of initiatives by the group and discuss the situation in the crucial Indo-Pacific region.

Here are the highlights of the day:

15:33 hours: PM Modi participates in a round table with Japanese business leaders in Tokyo.

14:34 hours: Also Read - In op-ed in Japanese newspaper, PM Modi lauds India-Japan ties with a push for 'secure, stable' Indo-Pacific

13:53 hours: India will work for an inclusive and flexible Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. Trust, Transparency, and Timeliness are key, says PM Modi.

13:49 hours: Japan has been contributing to the stable prosperity of the Indo-Pacific region in cooperation with the US and regional partners, Japanese PM Fumio Kishida says.

13:44 hours: We'll do that by taking out some of the most acute challenges that drag down growth and by maximising the potential of our strongest growth engines, says US President Joe Biden.

13:40 hours: Indo-Pacific covers half the world's population, over 60 per cent of global GDP and nations represented here today and those who join this framework in future are signing up to work toward an economic vision that'll deliver for all our people, says US President Joe Biden.

The vision for an Indo-Pacific that is free and open and secure as well as resilient, where economic growth is sustainable and inclusive. We are writing new rules for the 21st-century economy, we are going to have all our country's economies grow faster and fair, he adds.

13:23 hours: PM Modi, US President Joe Biden, Japanese PM Fumio Kishida and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken attend the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework event in Tokyo.

13:16 hours: India is growing quickly. There are new startups and unicorns every day. I think India's future is bright. PM Modi is committed to the success of India, supporting startups, unicorns and making India the centre of tech in the world, SoftBank Group Corp's Masayoshi Son says after meeting PM Modi.

12:40 hours: Also Read - 'Disturbing peace': US, China trade barbs over Taiwan, Indo-Pacific ahead of Quad Summit

12:15 hours: PM Modi interacts with UNIQLO CEO Tadashi Yanai.

11:49 hours: We remain committed to supporting peace and stability in Taiwan Strait. The US stands firmly with Japan and other nations not to let that happen (China taking over Taiwan), says US President Joe Biden.

11:45 hours: We're against any unilateral attempt to change the status quo. In Asia, peace and stability must be upheld and defended. We will strengthen our defence capability. US an ally for Japan, said Japanese PM Fumio Kishida when asked about what could happen if China takes over Taiwan.

11:34 hours: We have vaccines to take care of the likelihood of the problem. It doesn't raise the kind of alarm that COVID19 did, says US President Joe Biden on Monkeypox outbreak.

11:30 hours: Tomorrow, we're going to meet our fellow Quad partners- Australia and India - for our Leaders' Summit and our 2nd time meeting together in person. Quad is showing the world that cooperation among democracies can get big things done, says US President Joe Biden.

Responding to COVID-19, and building greater health security and stronger health system is also part of the future and helping the world prepare for the next pandemic with our new CDC regional office right here in Japan, he adds.

11:15 hours: PM Modi meets NEC Corporation chairman Dr Nobuhiro Endo in Tokyo.

10:45 hours: Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders Azam Khan and Abdullah Azam Khan take oath as MLAs in the Uttar Pradesh assembly.

10:15 hours: Also Read - Jagran Explainer: Why China and Russia will be closely watching Quad Summit in Japan?

9:52 hours: Today I'm heading to Japan for Quad Leaders’ Summit along with Foreign Minister Penny Wong. I'm honoured to represent Australia at this important forum. I look forward to meeting with Japanese PM Kishida, US President Biden and Indian PM Modi, says Australian PM Anthony Albanese.

9:35 hours: Just In: India reports 2,022 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2,099 recoveries, and 46 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total active cases are at 14,832. Daily positivity rate is at 0.69 per cent, says Union Health Ministry.

9:00 hours: Congratulations to all ASHA workers on being conferred the WHO Director-General’s Global Health Leaders’ Award. ASHA workers are at the forefront of healthcare delivery and played a key role in the country’s response to the prevention and management of the COVID-19, says Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

8:38 hours: Meanwhile, PM Modi congratulated ASHA workers on Monday for bagging World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General's Global Health Leaders' Award. He said that they are at the forefront of the campaign to ensure a healthy India.

"Delighted that the entire team of ASHA workers have been conferred the WHO Director-General's Global Health Leaders' Award. Congratulations to all ASHA workers. They are at the forefront of ensuring a healthy India. Their dedication and determination is admirable," he tweeted.

8:22 hours: Also Read - Jagran Explainer: Why China and Russia will be closely watching Quad Summit in Japan?

7:50 hours: Closer India-Japan cooperation is vital in the post-COVID world. Our nations are firmly committed to democratic values. Together, we are key pillars of a stable and secure Indo-Pacific region. I am equally glad that we are working closely in various multilateral forums as well, PM Modi pens Op-ed in Japanese newspaper.

I have had the opportunity of regularly interacting with the Japanese people since my days as Gujarat CM. Japan’s developmental strides have always been admirable. Japan is partnering India in key sectors including infrastructure, technology, innovation, start-ups and more, he adds.

7:45 hours: Penned an op-ed on the vibrant relations between India and Japan. Ours is a partnership for peace, stability and prosperity. I trace the journey of our special friendship which completes 70 glorious years, PM Modi says.

7:40 hours: Japan’s Indian community has made pioneering contributions in different fields. They have also remained connected with their roots in India. I thank the Indian diaspora in Japan for the warm welcome, tweets PM Modi.

7:37 hours: After reaching Tokyo, PM Modi also interacted with some people of the Indian diaspora. He was greeted with chants like "Har Har Modi", "Modi Modi", "Vande Mataram", and "Bharat Mata ki Jai".

7:35 hours: PM Modi reaches Tokyo. Image shared by news agency ANI.

7:30 hours: PM Modi arrived in Tokyo on Monday morning and received a rousing welcome from the Indian diaspora at the Hotel New Otani where he will be staying during his trip.

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