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US Department Of Defense To Create China Task Force


  • The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has come out with details about a new China Task Force that would inform the Pentagon’s strategic approach towards that country.
  • It will provide a baseline assessment of department policies, programs and processes in regard to the challenge China poses.
  • The task force will comprise of up to 15 uniformed and civilian DoD employees and headed by Ely Ratner, advisor to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

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Theatre Director Bansi Kaul Passed Away


  • Noted theatre director Bansi Kaul has passed away.
  • Born in 1949 in a Kashmiri Pandit family, Kaul began his career as a director with NSD Repertory Company after graduating from National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi in 1973.
  • Kaul was a part of the faculty of school for many years before forming ‘Rang Vidushak’, his own theatre institute in Bhopal in 1984.
  • In 1995, he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and in 2014 Kaul was honoured with the prestigious Padma Shri. Kaul also a recipient of the Rashtriya Kalidas Samman for the year 2016–17 given by the Govt. of Madhya Pradesh.