Morning Summary | Government reassures students stranded in Sumy, Ukraine; IMF says war in Ukraine will have ‘serious impact’ on global economy, and more

A selection of stories to read before starting your day.

A selection of stories to read before starting your day.

Government reassures students stranded in Sumy, Ukraine

India’s government said on Saturday it was “deeply concerned” about students trapped in Sumy, on the front lines of Ukraine’s war with Russia, and assured them it was in talks with the two countries to a safe corridor for them after threatening to march towards the border carrying the Indian flag despite heavy shelling of the city.

Putin warns against imposing no-fly zone over Ukraine

President Vladimir Putin warned on Saturday that Russia would consider any third-party declaration of a no-fly zone over Ukraine as participation in the war there, while Ukrainian officials have accused Russian shelling for violating an arranged ceasefire in two towns to evacuate civilians.

FATF keeps Pakistan on its ‘grey list’ of terrorist financing

The global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog, FATF, has kept Pakistan on its terrorist financing ‘grey list’ and urged Islamabad to address the remaining loopholes in its system as soon as possible. financial, according to a media report on Saturday.

In Sumy, students lack food, water and hope

Students in Sumy said on Saturday they were losing hope after days of promises of evacuation through a ‘humanitarian corridor’ and continued shelling in the city indicated there was no sign of a ceasefire yet. -fire for them.

IMF says war in Ukraine will have ‘serious impact’ on global economy

In a statement, global lender International Monetary Fund said the war in Ukraine was driving up energy and grain prices and sending a wave of more than a million refugees to neighboring countries, while triggering unprecedented sanctions against Russia.

Can artificial intelligence and machine learning put the justice system in the fast lane?

Can artificial intelligence (AI) be used in court processes to reduce case wait times? In response to this starless question in the Lok Sabha during the first part of the budget session of Parliament, the Minister for Law, Kiren Rijiju, said that during the implementation of phase two of the eCourts projects, in ongoing since 2015, there has been a need to adopt new cutting-edge machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to increase the efficiency of the justice delivery system.

Prime Minister Modi asked us to help students caught up in the Ukraine crisis: BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had personally requested BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha to serve Indians caught up in the Ukraine crisis, the outfit said in a press release. The organization came to the attention of the media when some students from Kerala and Tamil Nadu alleged on their return that the Indian authorities had displayed a discriminatory attitude during the transit through Poland where the BAPS was responsible for providing a humanitarian aid.

Court denies early bail for Chitra Ramkrishna

A Delhi court on Saturday refused to grant early bail to former National Stock Exchange (NSE) managing director and chief executive Chitra Ramkrishna in the NSE roommate case.

Sharad Pawar opposes PM’s launch of ‘half-finished projects’ in Pune

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi prepares to inaugurate part of the Pune Metro on Sunday, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar said on Saturday that the Prime Minister is welcome in Pune, but inaugurating the “half-finished project” when Indian students are to be evacuated from Ukraine should be taken more “seriously”.

Global food prices jumped 20.7% to a record high in February, FAO says

Global food prices hit a record high in February, led by a surge in vegetable oils and dairy products, to post a 20.7% year-on-year increase, the UN food agency said on Friday.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) food price index, which tracks the most traded food commodities globally, averaged 140.7 points last month from 135 .4 revised down in January. This figure was previously 135.7.

Azhar Ali’s 185 takes Pakistan to 476-4 declared on day two

Azhar Ali hit his fourth Test cent against Australia as Pakistan went 476-4 before declaring their first innings on day two of the first Test on Saturday.

Ali missed a double century and was dismissed for 185, with Pakistan declaring in cloudy conditions at the end of the last session.

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