In the News today – 7 December 2019

Headlines

  • My arrest was aimed at destroying my morale. At no time can my morale be weakened. The Congress Party is with me: P. Chidambaram in Chennai

  • I will not go by the assessment that the economy had already bottomed out : Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the HT Leadership Summit

  • PM Modi attends the All India Conference of Director Generals, Inspector Generals of Police-2019 at IISER, Pune

  • Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi reaches Unnao; meets victim’s family members. Says ‘The CM must take responsibility for the rapes taking place in UP’

  • UP Police resort to lathicharge on Congress workers protesting outside the UP Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow

  • Samajwadi Party Chief Akilesh Yadav sits on dharna outside UP Assembly in protest againt Unnao case

  • Unnao rape victim succumbs to injuries

  • Rural local bodies in TN will go to polls in 2 phases on December 27th and 30th : TN State Election Commissioner R Palaniswamy

  •  The use of Artificial Intelligence in justice delivery would be helpful. We have already started implementing it in translation service which we launched last month. It was developed on the advice of President of India : CJI SA Bobde – Bar & Bench

  • Nationwide GST Stakeholder Feedback Diwas for New GST Returns observed today

  • Defence Ministry is holding a massive plogging run today at over 400 places across India as part of Swachhta Pakhwada. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flags off the main event from Delhi Cantonment

  • Armed Forces Flag Day observed to honor India’s bravehearts who sacrificed their lives while serving the country

  • PMC Bank Crisis – Bombay High Court dismisses pleas by depositors against RBI : Bar & Bench

National

@rajnathsingh – Defence Minister Rajnath Singh :

Today the Nation is observing the Armed Forces Flag Day to honor India’s bravehearts who sacrificed their lives while serving the country.

We should support their families and do everything possible for their well-being and also for the welfare of India’s Ex-Servicemen.

You may contribute to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund through online transaction or by writing a cheque. Contributions to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund are exempted from Income Tax.

To Donate click here : https://t.co/mUikL9berR

PM Modi makes a contribution for the welfare of Armed Forces on the occasion of the Armed Forces Flag Day

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A little girl pinning flag on PM Modi 

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AIIMS Jodhpur is setting up an Innovation Centre for Medical Technology in collabaration with IIT Jodhpur : President Kovind

President Kovind addresses the 2nd convocation of AIIMS, Jodhpur; says :

  • There is a need to develop low-cost diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services.
  • It is important that India starts making its own equipment that not only serves to provide affordable healthcare but also sets up India as a medical technology hub as part of the Make in India initiative.
  • Happy to note that AIIMS Jodhpur is setting up an Innovation Centre for Medical Technology along with IIT Jodhpur.
  • The two are also collaborating for an AIIMS-IIT Knowledge Innovation Cluster.
  • This a welcome step as it will boost the medical technology sector in the country.
  • Only a few cities in the country are blessed with an AIIMS as well as an IIT, and this great city of Jodhpur is among them. I urge these institutes here to continue working together for betterment of people in this area and the country.

PM Modi attends the All India Conference of Director Generals /Inspector Generals of Police-2019 at IISER, Pune

Pic Courtesy : MIB

‘The CM must take responsibility for the rapes taking place in UP’ : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi mets Unnao victim’s family members.

Adrressing the media Congress Gen Sec Priyanka Gandhi said :

  • The CM must take responsibility for the rapes taking place in UP.
  • He must recognise that this State is the no. 1 in the country for crimes against women, he must treat it as an emergency situation.
  • It is extremely important for women to enter politics, to stand for elections at Panchayat & Vidhan Sabha levels.
  • I tell women they must take power into their hands so they can protect themselves

Samajwadi Party Chief Akilesh Yadav sits on dharna outside UP Assembly in protest againt Unnao case

Pic Courtesy : @samajwadiparty

UP Police resort to lathicharge on Congress workers protesting outside the UP Vidhan Sabha in Lucknow

 

Rahul Gandhi takes a tea break at a local tea shop in Kannur

Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi takes a tea break at the local tea shop on the way to Kannur airport, Periya, Kerala

Pic Courtesy : @RGWayanadOffice

 

 

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flagged off a Special Plogging Awareness Drive Rally

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flagged off a Special Plogging Awareness Drive Rallyfrom Delhi Cantonment to create an awareness against Single Use plastic in the country.

@rajnathsingh :

  • Participated in the Special Plogging Awareness Drive today in Delhi.
  • This drive has been launched under the nationwide drive to get rid of single use plastic.
  • Let us create an awareness against the use of single use plastic.

 

Mumbai gets another AC local

Piyush Goyal :

  • Railways Gift to Mumbaikars – In line with our unwavering resolve to enhance passenger services, Mumbai gets another AC local.
  • The top of the line train includes spacious coaches, electrically operated automatic door closure & passenger information system.
Pic Courtesy : @PiyushGoyal

‘Now with K-Fi, no parts of the State are left disconnected’ : Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

  • The ubiquitousness of technology must not blind us from the problems of digital divide.
  • Kerala believes that development should be inclusive.
  • Now with K-Fi, no parts of the State are left disconnected.
  • 2000 free Wi-Fi hotspots across the state.
  • Service available in select public spaces in all districts.
  • The project, implemented by the State IT Mission, covers coastal areas as well.

 

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar participated in the Mahakavi Bharathiyar International Seminar along with TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit

@SriSri : 

  • Devotion towards Divinity & patriotism towards the country are not in conflict.
  • Mahakavi Bharathi used his deep spiritual experience to unite the people of this nation.
  • Participated in Mahakavi Bharathiyar International Seminar with Hon Governor of TamilNadu Sh Banwarilal Purohit.
Pic Courtesy : @SriSri 

Met the Delegation of PMC Bank Depositors  : Supriya Sule

Pic Courtesy : @supriya_sule

When in Nagaland, do as the Nagas do!

  • It is rightly termed as “Festival of Festivals”.
  • The HORNBILL FESTIVAL is a magnificent event initiated to revive, protect, sustain, and promote the richness of the Naga heritage and traditions.
  • It’s a perfect delight for any visitor!

This is Barapani (Umiam) lake near Shillong

 

‘Shared some warm moments’

@capt_amarinder – Capt. Amarinder Singh :

Shared some warm moments before the HTLS2019 with @AnilKapoor, @bhupeshbaghel and @JM_Scindia.

The world’s tallest bamboo statue of Lord Buddha

  • Pagoda gauge site on river Tengapani.
  • It is near to famous golden Pagoda of Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh having the world’s tallest bamboo statue of Lord Buddha.
Pic Courtesy : @CWCOfficial_GoI

At the most fascinating mela-fair…

@Ajayvirjakhar – Farmer advocating Farmer Prosperity :

 

At the most fascinating mela-fair “Progressive Dairy Farmers Association” at Jagraon, Punjab.
Pic Courtesy : @Ajayvirjakhar

 

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