At the 13th BRICS summit, the officials adopted a 'counter-terrorism action plan' after which PM Modi while addressing, he said, "we have to ensure that BRICS is more productive in the next 15 years." Besides, the Afghanistan issue was raised by Russian President Vladimir Putin claiming, a threat to neighboring countries and a source of drug trafficking & terrorism. Moreover, PM Modi chaired the summit for the third time.
Republic Day 2021's winning tableau from Uttar Pradesh themed "Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh" is all set to be featured in special postal cover. Reportedly, the Sangam Philatelic club has collaborated with Department of Posts to print nearly 5,000-10,000 such covers. As per the Club's General Secretary, the cover would be released by March 2021 and will aid the construction of Ayodhya's Ram temple with the sale-revenue.
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The Commerce Ministry, in its latest data, has revealed that India's Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow soared by 37% to $43.85 billion during April-November 2020. It stated that the FDI inflow was highest-ever for the first eight months of a FY, surpassing FY 2019-20 collection ($32.11 billion). Citing the FDI reforms and investment facilitation introduced by the government, the ministry reported the total FDI inflow, including ploughed… read-more
The Bihar government, in a January 14 notification, announced that transgenders will be allowed to serve in the state's police force up to the level of Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI). Reserving the posts for transgenders, the resolution authorizes the DIG rank level officers to recruit them. However, the government has mandated to qualify written and physical exams for recruitment. Reportedly, 41 transgenders will be directly appointed as ASI… read-more
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The IANS C-Voter survey 2021 has revealed that around 59.22% of Indians prefer Narendra Modi as Prime Minister over Rahul Gandhi (25.62%). The preference for Modi is over 50% in almost every state except for J&K, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Punjab. Interestingly, the largest approval for PM Modi came from Odisha and Himachal Pradesh (80%). On the other hand, no state except for Kerala (54.28%) and Tamil Nadu (48.26%) prefer Rahul.
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Drafting the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products Amendment Act, 2020, the Indian government has been planning on increasing the legal age of smoking from 18 to 21 years. The bill proposes to ban designated smoking rooms in restaurants and airports as well as increase penalties for rule-violation in public areas. The government have sought to ban loose cigarettes and penalize seven years jail-term with Rs 1 lakh fine for selling tobbaco to… read-more
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The Devnarayan temple, to be constructed in Rajasthan's Ratlai, saw its foundation laid with 11,000 litres of dairy products. The products worth Rs 1.5 lakh were poured in the groundbreaking ceremony of the temple on December 26. The 11,000-litre products comprised 1500 litres of curd, one quintal ghee and rest all milk. "It is not at all a waste," said construction committee's spokesperson of the Rs 1-crore temple to be completed in two… read-more
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The third phase of J&K District Development Council elections was conducted successfully on December 4, registering a 50.5% voter turnout. While Pulwama recorded the lowest participation with 10.8%, Reasi in Jammu stood tallest with 75.2% voter turnout. Also, the Jammu division (68.8%) witnessed double voter turnout than that of the Kashmir division (31.6%). With over seven lakh voters from nine districts, 305 candidates were a part of… read-more
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Nepal's new citizenship rule comes as a follow up of the attack carried over by its security forces, killing an Indian national within its territory. As per the amendment "Nationality Law", any Indian woman marrying a citizen of Nepal, cannot get citizenship right away as the new provision mandates a period of at least 7 years. The question is raised all over, whether the law being anti-Indian?
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