Today’s 1 Page News – 17 January 2020

Headlines

  • Nirbhaya Case –  President rejects Mercy Petition by Mukesh Kumar. Fresh Death Warrant issued, Four convicts to be hanged on February 1 at 6 am : Bar & Bench

  • Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji had said “Na koi Hindu, Na Mussalman” & it is in this spirit, Punjab Vidhan Sabha passed the resolution to appeal to Central Govt to repeal CAA for India’s interest : Capt. Amarinder Singh

  • I commend the Punjab Legislative Assembly that will take up for consideration today a well-reasoned Resolution calling for the repeal of CAA : P Chidambaram

  • India’s communication satellite ‘GSAT 30′ was successfully launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by Ariane 5: ISRO

  • Heartiest congratulations to the Bru-reang community. Govt of India & State govts of Tripura and Mizoram have signed a historic agreement to end a 23 year old refugee crisis in the region : Hardeep S Puri

  • Supreme Court directs for return of ₹20 Crore to Congress MP Karti Chidambaram which he was required to deposit with the SC registry as a precondition to travel abroad : Bar & Bench

  • VP Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates Nature Park & Interpretation Centre in Port Blair

  • The inaugural run of second Tejas Express train flagged off from Ahmedabad

 

National

 

 

I will continue to fulfill my duty as a loyal soldier’

@capt_amarinder – Chief Minister of Punjab :
  • I have sworn on the Constitution & I will continue to fulfill my duty as a loyal soldier.
  • Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji had said “Na koi Hindu, Na Mussalman” & it is in this spirit, Punjab Vidhan Sabha passed the resolution to appeal to Central Govt to repeal CAA for India’s interest.
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Pic Courtesy : @capt_amarinder

Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi meet the newly elected MLAs from Jharkhand

Pic Courtesy  : @INCIndia

India’s communication satellite GSAT30 was successfully launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by Ariane5 VA251.

@ISRO :

  • India’s telecommunication satellite GSAT-30 was successfully launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on January 17, 2020 from Kourou launch base, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-251.
  • GSAT-30 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.
  • Weighing 3357 kg, GSAT-30 is to serve as replacement to INSAT-4A spacecraft services with enhanced coverage.  The satellite provides Indian mainland and islands coverage in Ku-band and extended coverage in C-band covering Gulf countries, a large number of Asian countries and Australia.
  • The designed in-orbit operational life of GSAT-30 is more than 15 years.
airanePic Courtesy : Arianespace via @ISRO

 

The inaugural run of the second Tejas Express train flagged off from Ahmedabad

 

Indian classical sarod player Ustad Amjad Ali Khan met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi 

Pic Courtesy : @HMOIndia

 

‘Now fly from Mysuru to Belagavi!’

@mepratap – Pratap Simha , MP :

  • Now fly from Mysuru to Belagavi!
  • Airport Director Manjunath, Rajendra Sir, Rajiv, CII President Bhaskar Kalale Sir, Safewheel Prashanth, Anil Thomas, Jaykumar, Shriram n my wife flagged off the new flight between Mysore and Belagavi.
  • Thank u @narendramodi ji @HardeepSPuri Sir.
Pic Courtesy : @mepratap

Offering prayers with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in front of the ‘Bodhi tree’ at 1 Anne Road in Patna: Nitish Kumar – Bihar CM

Pic Credit: @NitishKumar

Historic agreement with Bru-Reang refugees signed

@BJP4India :

  • Modi Govt ends a 23-year-old crisis, signing the historic agreement with Bru-Reang refugees. Under the agreement, around 34,000 internally displaced people will be settled in Tripura.
  • The State will receive around Rs 600 crore for rehabilitation and development of the refugees.

@HardeepSPuri:

  • Heartiest congratulations to the Bru-reang community.
  • The Govt of India & State govts of Tripura & Mizoram have signed a historic agreement to end a 23 year old refugee crisis in the region.
  • I join others in congratulating PM Narendra Modi ji & HM Shri Amit Shah ji for this historic Bru-reang agreement & giving a package of ₹600 crore for their rehabilitation & all round development.
  • This will usher a new era of prosperity.
Pic Courtesy : @HardeepSPuri

 

VP Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates Nature Park & Interpretation Centre in PortBlair

@VPSecretariat :

  • Delighted to have inaugurated the Nature Park & Interpretation Centre in PortBlair today With native trees, orchids, ferns, medicinal plants & aquatic plants, the Park showcases the rich biodiversity of these Islands & will serve as an important centre for recreation & education.
  • Released butterflies & went around the one of its kind walk-in butterfly conservatory at the Nature Park. Notably, the conservatory has water bodies with inter-connecting channels to provide much required moist & airy micro-climate for the butterflies to thrive in.
  • A & N Islands have around 300 species of butterflies, out of which 207 are endemic.  In addition to being a joy to behold, butterflies form an important component of an ecosystem & are indicators of state of the environment. We must conserve and protect these beautiful insects. 

     

    Tree-ferns whose origin can be traced back to Jurassic era!

  • Visited the orchid & fern house at the Nature Park, which showcases the habitat of tropical orchids. So far about 140 species of orchids & an equal number of ferns have been reported from the Islands. They include tree-ferns whose origin can be traced back to Jurassic era!vps3

     

    ‘Made out of the trunk of a single Andaman Padauk tree’

  • Had an opportunity to appreciate a wooden sculpture of a mother & child, made out of the trunk of a single Andaman Padauk tree. The sculpture represents nature as a mother who lovingly nurtures all her creation.
  • A tribal woman has been depicted as the mother, as a mark of deep respect to the tribal people of Andaman who are revered as the protectors of the Islandvps4
Pic Courtesy : @VPSecretariat

 

 

Tamil Nadu

 

Arvind Swami as MGR in ‘Thalaivi’

@thearvindswami :

  • Here is my first look as Puratchi Thaliavar, Makkal Thilagam MGR in Thalaivi
Pic Courtesy : @thearvindswami

 

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