The Union Cabinet has approved the Model Tenancy Act, 2021 that aims to modify the legal framework of rental housing across India. Consisting 47 sections and two schedules, the act focuses upon securing the "interests and rights of both the landlord and tenant" by making tenancy agreement compulsory. The government, through this act, eyes to move towards fulfillment of PM Narendra Modi's vision of 'Housing for All' by 2022.
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Israel lawmakers on June 2 voted for Isaac Herzog as the new Israel president removing Reuven Rivlin who was elected in 2014. Reportedly, the decision came after the opposition united to oust PM Benjamin Netanyahu, in power since last 12 years. Currently negotiations are underway aimed at removing PM Netanyahu from office as the deadline to the opposition to form a new government will end on June 2 midnight.
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After taking an aerial survey of cyclone Yaas–ravaged areas, the Centre has announced an financial aid of Rs 1,000 crore to Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal. While Odisha will receive Rs 500-crore grant on an urgent basis, West Bengal and Jharkhand will have to submit damage reports first to avail the assistance. The… read-more
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Mali's military on May 27 released President and Prime Minister from detention after three days arrest. Reportedly, the UN, African Union, and ECOWA urged the military for their release. Although the conditions of their release are unknown, they have returned to their… read-more
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The military in Mali on May 24 detained the President, PM and Defence Minister of the interim government. Reportedly, the action came after government removed to military leaders in reshuffling. While the UN, African Union and ECOWAS urged for the immediate and unconditional release of the leaders, a military official from Kati said 'What they (the detained leaders) have done is not good' and the decision will be made soon.
Reacting to the idea of making Sonu Sood as the next Prime Minister, the actor has responded saying, "Hum aam insaan achhe hain bhai, aam insaan better hai." The idea started doing rounds after actress Rakhi Sawant lauded Sood's philanthropic efforts and endorsed him for the PM post. Earlier, actor-comedian Vir Das had also tweeted that "Dial Sonu Sood" for PM while responding to a user.
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Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren was flayed by the BJP for his controversial comments on PM Narendra Modi's interaction with several state chief ministers on May 6. Soren termed the meeting as Modi’s 'Mann ki Baat' and said ‘it would have been better had he listened to, and spoken on important matters.’ Union Minister Harsh Vardhan criticized Soren on his statements and reminded of the Centre-state relations in handling pandemic.
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As directed by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by the Prime Minister, Ajay Seth, a 1987-IAS batch officer, has been appointed as the Secretary of Economic Affairs, on April 16. He replaced Tarun Bajaj who will now work as the Revenue Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. Earlier, Ajay Seth held the office of Managing Director for Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation. Also, he was associated with the Department of Expenditure and… read-more
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To encourage startups, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a Rs 1000 crore fund at Startup India International Summit: Prarambh. Addressing India as one of the biggest startup ecosystems in the world, the PM said, startup systems should follow the mantra "of the youth, by the youth, for the youth". Besides, he lauded them for being self-reliant during the COVID-19 period when industry leaders suffered to tackle the pandemic.
Through an open letter addressed to PM Narendra Modi, 100 former bureaucrats have sought transparency concerning the PM-CARES fund. The former civil servants, including IPS AS Dulat and IAS Anita Agnihotri, have argued that financial details should be made unambiguous to evade unfavourable allegations and fulfil public accountability. The letter read, "It is essential that the position and stature of the Prime Minister are kept intact by… read-more
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