Today’s 1 Page News – 13 January 2020

Headlines

  • The 5th edition of Raisina Dialogue kicks off tommorow in presence of PM Narendra Modi who will be joined by 7 former HoGs/HoSs for the inaugural session: MEA India

  • PM is not talking to his critics. The critics do not have an opportunity to talk to the PM. The only way out is for the PM to select five of his most articulate critics and have a televised Q and A session with them:  P Chidambaram

  • 9 Judge Bench that will hear the reference made in Sabarimala Review announced : Bar & Bench

  • Launch of Communication satellite GSAT 30 is scheduled for January 17

National

 

‘Leaders from 20 like minded parties met in Delhi today’

Rahul Gandhi, @RahulGandhi – Congress leader:

  • Leaders from 20 like minded parties met in Delhi today to take stock of the political situation in the country and to evolve a common plan of action to effectively oppose the anti people policies of the Modi Govt.
  • Here’s a short video excerpt of my statement after the meeting.

 

The critics do not have an opportunity to talk to the PM : P Chidambaram

@PChidmbaram_IN :

  • PM says that CAA is meant to give citizenship, not take it away. Many of us believe that CAA (in conjunction with NPR or NRC) will declare many persons as “non-citizens” and take away citizenship.
  • PM talks from high platforms to silent audiences and does not take questions. We talk through the media and are willing to take questions from media persons.
  • PM is not talking to his critics. The critics do not have an opportunity to talk to the PM.
  • The only way out is for the PM to select five of his most articulate critics and have a televised Q and A session with them. Let the people listen to the discussion and reach their conclusions on CAA. I sincerely hope PM will respond favourably to this suggestion.

PM felicitated two oldest pensioners of Kolkata Port Trust

@DrJitendraSingh :

In a memorable event, PM Modi felicitates two oldest pensioners of Kolkata Port Trust, Nagina Bhagat and Naresh Chandra Chakraborty (105 and 100 years respectively) yesterday.

 

 

Launch of Communication satellite GSAT 30 is scheduled for January 17

@PIB_India/@ISRO:

  • Launch of Communication satellite, GSAT 30 onboard Ariane-5 launch vehicle from Kourou launch base in French Guiana is scheduled at 0235 Hrs of January 17, 2020.
  • GSAT30 is a communication satellite of India which is configured on ISRO’s enhanced I-3K Bus structure to provide communication services from Geostationary orbit in C and Ku bands.
  • The satellite derives its heritage from ISRO’s earlier INSAT/GSAT satellite series.

 

 

Met our party National Working President Sri JPNadda Ji and Sri BL Santhosh Ji along with Telugu Super Star Pawan Kalyan Ji and Manohar Ji of Jana Sena Party to discuss current and future political scenario of AP : Tejasvi Surya, BJP MP

Pic Courtesy : Tejavi_Surya

 

 

‘They have restored strength to ⁦Congress ⁩ in Haryana’

Shashi Tharoor, @ShashiTharoor – MP for Thiruvananthapuram:
  • Good to catch up with BhupenderHooda ji & ⁦Deepender S Hooda⁩ at their annual Makar Sankranti lunch in Delhi.
  • They have restored strength to ⁦Congress ⁩ in Haryana.
Pic Credit: @ShashiTharoor

 

 

Ministry of Civil Aviation announces one-time opportunity for voluntary disclosure of civil drones and drone operators to facilitate identification

@PIB_India:

  • In order to facilitate the identification of civil drones and drone operators, a one-time opportunity for voluntary disclosure of such drones and drone operators is now being provided by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA).
  • The persons in possession of drones are required to submit the information to the government, starting from 14th January 2020 by visiting the Digital Sky portal at https://digitalsky.dgca.gov.in
  • Drones and Drones operators have to obtain Unique Identification Number (UIN), Unmanned Aircraft Operator Permit (UAOP) and other operational requirements as per the guidelines issued by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) which regulates the use of drones in the Indian Airspace.
  • It was brought to the notice of the Government of India that such drones and drone operators are not complying with the CAR mentioned above.
  • The conditions of No Permission-No Takeoff (NPNT) as envisaged in the aforesaid CAR are not mandatory for this purpose whereas if drones are operated without due permission, the aforesaid process of CAR is violated.
  • The deadline to submit the required information to the Government is 31st January 2020.
  • On successful submission of voluntary disclosure of possessing drone, a Drone Acknowledgement Number (DAN) and an Ownership Acknowledgement Number (OAN) will be issued online which will assist in validation of operations of drones in India.
  • However, the DAN or OAN does not confer any right to operate a drone(s) in India, if it does not fulfill the provisions given in the CAR.
  • Further, ownership of drone(s) in India without a valid DAN or OAN shall invite penal action as per applicable laws.
  • Any clarification or additional information in this regard may be sought from Digital Sky Help desk at support-digisky@gov.in.

Indian Navy to get upgraded Fuel HFHSD – IN 512

@PIB_India:

  • On 13 January 2020, the launch of the new fuel (High Flash High Speed Diesel) HFHSD – IN 512, with revised technical specifications was undertaken.
  • With this, the country will be able to ensure interoperability amongst foreign navies during fleet exercises and provide fuel of quality better than that mandated to all foreign navies under bilateral/ multi-national logistics support pacts including LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement).
  • Successful introduction of the new fuel is a landmark occasion highlighting the enormous potential which exists within the country to produce world class products.
  • This effort would also benefit other M/s IOCL consumers in the country like Indian Coast Guard and other merchant marine in the coming years.
  • The achievement would also mark a new high with quality fuel available to all foreign Navy ships at Indian ports during exercises with the Indian Navy.
  • This revolutionary initiative would go a long way in enhancing equipment reliability, performance, reduced carbon footprint, emissions and more importantly would be key enabler in the Navy’s ‘Mission Based Deployment’ on a global scale.

 

 

 

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