Today’s 1 Page News – 20 January 2020

Headlines

 

  • JP Nadda takes charge as the National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party

  • PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji, I am fortunate that I have got the opportunity to learn & work under your leadership. I thank you from the depths of my heart for the faith you have shown in me & I assure you that I’ll work to move the organization forward with my full strength: JP Nadda

  • PM Modi interacts with students, parents and teachers in ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ Townhall at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi

  • After the completion of three planned orbit manoeuvres, #GSAT30 nears its orbital home with its solar arrays and antennas deployed: ISRO 

  • Printing process for Union General Budget 2020-21 commences with Halwa Ceremony at North Block today

  • Supreme Court declines to grant immediate stay on the implementation of the electoral Bonds scheme ahead of Delhi Assembly elections. The matter will be heard in two weeks : Bar & Bench

  • Kerala cabinet decides to inform Census Registrar General that NPR cannot be implemented in the state : Kerala Finance Minister

  • Rs 605 Cr Sale of Liquor on three Pongal festival days in Tamil Nadu, when will this evil end asks PMK Founder Dr S Ramadoss

  • Veteran Congress leader and father of RS Surjewala, Shamsher Singh Surjewala passes away

National

 

JP Nadda takes charge as National President of the Bharatiya Janata Party at party Head Quarters in New Delhi

JP Nadda’s election as the new BJP President was formally announced at the party HQ today

The party’s National Election Officer, Mr Radha Mohan Singh, declared Mr JP Nadda elected unopposed as the National President of the party for the period 2019-22.

If we walk out of our comfort zone and go into challenge mode, only then we understand whether we can do things or not : PM Modi at the ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ Townhall with students

Halwa Ceremony at the North Block

  • The Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman resided over Halwa Ceremony today at North Block to mark the beginning of printing of Budget 2020 documents.
  • MoS Anurag Thakur was also present besides senior FinMinIndia officials.
Pic Courtesy : @FinMinIndia

President Kovind presented the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards 

  • President Kovind presented the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards in New Delhi.
  • He congratulated all the award winners and urged them to never let go of their pursuit of truth
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Pic Credit: @rashtrapatibhvn

Chief Ministers and Deputy Chief Ministers of BJP ruled States at a meeting in BJP HQ, New Delhi

Pic Credit: @BJP4India

 

 

‘We once again appeal to the protesters at Shaheen Bagh to clear the road’

Delhi Police, @DelhiPolice – Official Twitter account of Delhi Police:
  • We have already appealed to you once before.
  • Meanwhile, more complaints have been received regarding inconvenience due to blockade of Road No.13A, particularly to school children who are facing extreme hardship in reaching their schools, coaching centres and private tuitions.
  • Their parents have expressed deep anxiety in view of forthcoming Board examinations.
  • Daily commuters, local residents and businesspersons are also facing acute harassment.
  • We once again appeal to the protesters at Shaheen Bagh to clear the road and restore normal traffic.

 

AAP National Convenor and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses a massive crowd during his road show in Delhi

Kerala cabinet decides to inform Census Registrar General that NPR cannot be implemented in the state

@drthomasisaac – Finance Minister of Kerala :
  • Kerala cabinet decides to inform Census Registrar General that NPR cannot be implemented in the state.
  • State would provide all cooperation in the conduct of Census operations.
  • Any attempt to enforce NPR will only jeopardise the 2021 Census.

‘Woefully neglected by both Centre & State Govts’

Shashi Tharoor, @ShashiTharoor – MP for Thiruvananthapuram:
  • Chaired a meeting of the Airport Advisory Committee for Thiruvananthapuram.
  • It’s frustrating that the Kerala capital boasts the 1st airport in India but it’s woefully neglected by both Centre & State Govts who refuse to take long-pending decisions to revive it.
  • Many concerns raised

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Pic Credit: @ShashiTharoor

NSA Ajit Doval meets King Abdullah II of Jordan

@IndiainJordan:
  • National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, accompanied by Amb H.E.Anwar Haleem, had an audience with HM King Abdullah II of Jordan at Al Husseiniya Palace.
  • They discussed bilateral relations and the latest regional & international developments.

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Pic Credit: @IndiainJordan

 

Cabinet Committee on Appointment clears several appointments

‘Fully electric. Zero carbon’

Jeff Bezos, @JeffBezos – CEO Amazon:
  • Hey, India.
  • We’re rolling out our new fleet of electric delivery rickshaws.
  • Fully electric. Zero carbon.

 

Paperless Licensing for Petroleum Service Stations launched

Source @PIB_India:

  • The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched paperless licensing process for petroleum service stations – retail outlets storing and dispensing petrol/diesel for motor conveyances.
  • Paperless application and grant of license process for road tankers for transportation of petroleum under the Petroleum Rules has been launched on 7th January, 2020.
  • After the launch of paperless process, more than 300 licences have been issued.
  • Taken together, licences for petroleum service stations and road tankers for transportation of petroleum account for more than 85% of total licences under the Petroleum Rules, 2002.
  • This initiative for petroleum pump licensing is directly going to benefit more than 70,000 petroleum pump owners and oil marketing companies.
  • An added advantage of this move is that the authenticity of the license may be verified on PESO’s website https://peso.gov.in/index.aspx.
  • The license will be dispatched electronically.

Tigersharks Air Squadron formally inducted

Indian Air Force, @IAF_MCC:
  • The Tigersharks, No 222 Squadron were formally inducted today at Air Force Station Thanjavur at a ceremony attended by the Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, the AOC-in-C SAC Air Mshl A Tiwari and the FOC-in-C ENC Vice Admiral AK Jain
  • The Tiger Sharks have been resurrected with SU30 MKI aircraft.
  • The squadron will be tasked with the air dominance and maritime role and be equipped with the air launched version of the BrahMos missile.
Pic Credit: @IAF_MCC

Sports

‘Look how legendary Indian Boxer Mary Kom motivated the young players in the bus’