EU approves Moderna's Covid vaccine for children aged 12-17, At least 17 Bangladeshi migrants drown off mediterranean coast in Tunisia, Physical classes in Karnataka degree colleges to commence from July 26, JKPCC criticises decision of UT govt to issue domicile certificate to husband of native woman, Two militants killed in gunfight in Kashmir’s Sopore, Raj Kundra remanded to police custody till July 27 in porn film case, Mamata Banerjee Named Trinamool's Parliament Chief,

Isaac Herzog elected as Israel's 11th President

Labor party veteran Isaac Herzog has been elected as Israel's 11th President. Israel's parliament elected Herzog in a vote as opposition lawmakers were holding negotiations to form a coalition to end Prime Minister Netanyahu's 12 straight years in office. Herzog, 60, replaces President Reuven Rivlin, who was elected in 2014 to the largely ceremonial position decided by the parliament, or Knesset. He defeated former headmistress Miriam Peretz. Herzog will assume his position on July 9.The Israeli presidency exerts little power, primarily meeting with party leaders after legislative elections and tasking candidates with forming governments. It is the country's prime minister who wields actual executive authority. Herzog won the support of an overwhelming 87 lawmakers in the 120-member house defeating his rival Miriam Peretz with a comfortable margin.

Herzog is a former head of Israel's Labor Party and opposition leader who unsuccessfully ran against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the 2013 parliamentary elections. He is scion of a prominent Zionist family. His father, Chaim Herzog, was Israel's ambassador to the United Nations before being elected president. His uncle, Abba Eban, was Israel's first foreign minister and ambassador to the United Nations and United States. His grandfather was the country's first chief rabbi. Peretz, 67, is seen as a more conservative, nationalist candidate.She immigrated from Morocco as a child and has worked as a teacher, educator and lecturer on Judaism, Zionism and grief. Two of her sons died serving in the Israeli military. In 2018 she was awarded the Israel Prize, the country's top award, for lifetime achievement.
 

Bureaucracy

Madhya Pradesh Police have arrested an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer for allegedly forging two orders of a local court.

Read More

Crime

In Jammu & Kashmir, a Drone was shot down in Akhnoor area on Friday early morning. 

Read More

Opinion

Scientists have developed a new less expensive 3D robotic motion phantom which can simulate the lung motion of humans during breathing.

Read More