Today’s 1 Page News – 21 January 2020

Headlines

  • PM Narendramodi and Nepal PM KP Sharma Oli jointly launch development projects in Nepal

  • For a change I am on the side of Rajinikanth on the EVR Naicker 1971 rally issue of parading Ram and Sita in a derogatory manner. This is a fact and Cho had published it in Thuglak. If the cine actor stays firm I will back him in courts if he wants : Subramanian Swamy

  • Rajinikanth refuses to apologize about his comment on Periyar rally which he spoke at the Tughlaq event

  • Congress releases second list of party candidates for Delhi legislative Assembly elections

  • Delhi Court waives bail condition directing Bhim Army Chief Chandra Shekhar Azad to not visit Delhi. Court directs Azad to provide schedule of his visit to the DCP concerned whenever he visits Delhi for medical treatment or for the purpose of elections: @Bar&Bench

  • PM Modi Greets the people of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura on their Statehood Day

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PM Modi & PM KP Oli jointly launch development projects in Nepal via Video Conferencing

 

‘HM has dared the Opposition to debate CAA’

P. Chidambaram, @PChidambaram_IN –  Former Union Finance Minister:
  • HM has dared the Opposition to debate CAA
  • Is that not what the Opposition, jurists, academics, writers, artists, students and youth have been doing since Dec 12?
  • I had suggested that the PM should select five of the most articulate critics and hold a Q&A session with them.
  • Why doesn’t the PM/Government accept the suggestion?
  • Let five critics of CAA-NPR debate the PM.
  • Let the event be televised live. And let the people draw their own conclusions.

‘TDP has managed to temporarily stall the 3 Capitals’ bill in the Council’

Lokesh Nara, @naralokesh – General Secretary, Telugu Desam Party:
  • TDP has managed to temporarily stall the 3 Capitals’ bill in the Council by using Rule 71.
  • Shutting down the LIVE telecast deprived the public of the unruly behavior & pathetic slander by the YSRCP Ministers’ & MLCs who have brought much disrepute to the venerated house.

‘I am enjoying waiting with them’

Arvind Kejriwal, @ArvindKejriwal – Delhi CM:
  • Doesn’t matter.
  • Many of them are filing for the first time.
  • They are bound to make mistakes.
  • We also made mistakes the first time. We shud hand hold them.
  • I am enjoying waiting with them.
  • They are all part of my family.
Saurabh Bharadwaj, @Saurabh_MLAgk –  MLA Greater Kailash & Secretary-Delhi, Aam Aadmi Party:
  • Around 35 candidates sitting at RO office with CM, without proper nomination papers , without even 10 proposers.
  • They are calling their proposers on phone to come.
  • They are insisting unless their papers are complete and they file Nomination, they won’t allow CM to file Nomination.

 

Pavan Varma writes to Nitish Kumar questioning JDU’s alliance with the BJP for Delhi Assembly elections

Pavan K. Varma, @PavanK_Varma – National General Secretary of the Janata Dal (United):

This is the letter I have written to Nitish Kumar⁩ today asking him how the JD(U) has formed an alliance with the BJP for the Delhi elections, given his own views on the BJP, and the massive national outrage against the divisive CAA-NPR-NRC scheme.

 

 

Congress President Sonia Gandhi dissolves Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee and District Congress Committees

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‘A cordial meeting with PM Brigi Rafini’

Dr. S. Jaishankar, @DrSJaishankar – External Affairs Minister:
  • A cordial meeting with PM Brigi Rafini of Niger.
  • Appreciated his sharing of Niger’s plans and aspirations.
  • Look forward to our development partnership addressing them.
  • Wide-ranging and productive talks with FM @kallaankourao of Niger.
  • Signed agreements to strengthen the framework of our bilateral relationship.
  • Discussed shared challenges of development and security, including the need to combat terrorism.

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Pic Credit: @DrSJaishankar

 

First ever visit by an Indian External Affairs Minister to Niger

Dr. S. Jaishankar, @DrSJaishankar – External Affairs Minister:

  • Arrived in Niamey (20 Jan), Niger for the first ever visit by an Indian External Affairs Minister.
  • Thank you @kallaankourao for your warm welcome.
  • Visited the Indian Embassy and met team India in Niger
Pic Credit: @DrSJaishankar

 

 

Knowing about Census 2021

Source @PIB_India:

  • The Indian Census is the largest administrative and statistical exercise in the world, with more than 30 lakh functionaries, and at the cost of about 8700 crore rupees.
  • Did you know these interesting things about #Census2021?
    • FIRST EVER census to be conducted with a mixed mode approach -a mobile app (created in-house by RGI office)
    • Facility for online self enumeration for the public during population enumeration phase.
  • While confidentiality about your data is guaranteed by Census Act, 1948; the same law specifies penalty for BOTH public AND census officials for non-compliance or violation of any provision of the Act.

 

ISRO has provided consultation to Qualcomm towards enabling NavIC capability in their mobile chipset platforms

@ISRO:

  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has provided consultation for Qualcomm towards enabling NavIC capability in their Snapdragon mobile chipset platforms.
  • These chipsets are being released by Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
  • The release of chipsets will help accelerate the adoption of NavIC by smartphone OEMs.
  • The OEMs can now release any new model for Indian market which are NavIC enabled, thus eventually making NavIC as a standard feature in the upcoming handsets, applications, processors, etc.
  • It will also enhance the geolocation capabilities of smartphones within the coverage region of NavIC.

 

Workshop on strengthening Agri-Logistics in e-National Agriculture Market held

Source @PIBAgriculture:

  • First National Consultative Workshop on strengthening Agri-Logistics in e-National Agriculture Market (e-Nam) was held in New Delhi today.
  • Agricultural produce needs to be marketed properly.
  • The smallest of farmers should be attached to the e-nam portal said Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

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Pic Credit: @PIBAgriculture

 

 

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