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QWrap: Modi-Xi Meet at BRICS; Mumbai Bids Farewell to Ganpati

Here’s a wrap of everything that made news today, captured in a 3 minute video for you.

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1. BRICS Summit Live: Border Peace Critical For Indo-China Ties, Says MEA

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping for bilateral talks on Tuesday, the last day of the BRICS summit.

Briefing the media after bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said that “peace and tranquility is a prerequisite” for the further development of India-China ties.

The two leaders had a “forward-looking” conversation, in a meeting that lasted an hour, said Jaishankar.

2. Teacher’s Day: Googly’s Tips on How Kids Should Actually be Taught

How do you teach little children numbers and alphabets when they are three or four years old? Is their brain capable of taking in all that information?

A few weeks ago, a video of a little girl crying while learning numbers went viral. The girl, no more than 3-years-old, is repeatedly scolded as she reads out numbers from a notebook.

This Teacher’s Day, Googly from ‘Galli Galli Sim Sim’, the popular muppets show, is joined by veteran educator Dr Renu Singh with tips on how you should be teaching children using everyday items.

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3. Ganpati Visarjan Live: Mumbai Sets Out on Ganesha’s Final Journey

On the last day of Ganeshotsav, Mumbaikars have begun their final journey with Ganpati Bappa and are headed towards visarjan sites all over the city. Devotees are taking over the streets to participate in the festivities. Here are all the live visarjan updates. Ganpati Bappa Morya!

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4. Debate: Should Marriage Stop Being a Contract That Legalises Rape?

Some things need to be said time and again so we’ll just say them upfront.

1. It’s 2017.

2. Sex without consent is rape.

3. But sex without consent is NOT rape, if the man and woman are married to each other. Yes, that’s what the law says.

It is in this context that The Quint hosted a debate on whether it is finally time for India to criminalise marital rape. Author Madhu Kishwar and lawyers Aishwarya Bhati and Reena Singh argued against the move, while young lawyers Soutik Banerjee and Neerja Gurnani were in favour of criminalisation.

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5. Live: Relentless North Korea Warns US of “More Gift Packages”

A day after North Korea carried out its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, South Korea said that the Kim Jong-un led nation is ready to launch an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) any day.

An emergency UN Security Council meeting was convened to discuss the actions of Pyongyang.

Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to UN, called for the Security Council to impose the “strongest possible” measures on North Korea, while saying its leader Kim Jong-un is "begging for war".

The Kremlin in Russia has asserted that North Korea's latest nuclear test creates a serious threat to peace and security in the region.

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