Bihar starts NPR: Bihar will launch a data collection drive for the National Population Register (NPR) on May 15 and the exercise will conclude on May 28, deputy chief minister and BJP leader Sushil Modi said Saturday. “The NPR process in 2020 will be carried out between April 1 and September 30 in the country. In Bihar, it will be done between May 15 and May 28, 2020. Administrative and punitive action will be taken against officials if they refuse to carry out NPR.
FAD: USA’s health regulator has disapproved of manufacturing standards at GPT Pharmaceuticals’ Hyderabad plant, warning it will withhold approval for the company’s new products if it doesn’t fix matters. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said its investigators inspected the plant between June 24 and 28 last year and found numerous violations, including failure to ensure manufacturing standards.
Rajasthan: Dr. Sampurnanand Medical College in Jodhpur district, 146 infants have died in the past month. This bonus has added plight with the Kota’s J K Lon Hospital where over 100 children have died in last December 2019. The actual number may be high than the report published by Govt officials.
Assam: BJP working president J P Nadda said, “Lakhs of people had to run to India overnight to save their land, dignity of their brothers, their family… People who have come to India, where would they go? India is their home. We will allow them to live with dignity. We will give them citizenship. This is what CAA has done.” Addressing the meet, state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa said that three years ago there was only “one Ajmal”, referring to Lok Sabha MP and AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal, but today there are “lakhs and lakhs of Ajmals”.
US threats Iran: President Donald Trump on Saturday threatened Iran with “very fast and very hard” reprisals for attacking American people or assets in retaliation for the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, who had headed the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and said US military has 52 Iranian targets in its cross-hairs.
Bhim Army: Chandrashekhar Azad’s personal doctor Harjeet Singh Bhatti claimed that the Bhim Army chief suffers from a disease that requires biweekly phlebotomy, a “procedure to remove extra red blood cells from the blood to treat certain blood disorders”. Rejecting the claim, a senior jail official said Azad was “absolutely fine” and no such issue had come to their notice during routine medical check-ups by the official jail doctor.
CAT Score: The results of the annual CAT entrance test for admission to top business schools in the country held in November 2019 has been declared on Saturday in which around 7,500 candidates had appeared for the entrance exam. The top three candidates scored more than 99.75 percentile in the examination. The examination is considered a gateway into the 20 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and over 100 other top B-schools across 376 centers in 156 cities.
JEE Main 2020: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the Joint Engineering Entrance (JEE Main 2020) examinations from Monday, January 6. Over 9 lakh candidates will appear for the entrance examination scheduled to be conducted from January 6 to 9, 2020. The examination will be conducted in two shifts, morning from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, and afternoon from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
Maharastra: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar(NCP) has got the finance and planning department while his party colleague Anil Deshmukh got Home portfolio of the state. Besides Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray, son of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has been given charge of less important environment, tourism and protocol departments.
Warrant against Ex-CJB: A court in Bangladesh Sunday issued an arrest warrant against Bangladesh’s first Hindu chief justice, Surendra Kumar Sinha, on charges of embezzling 4 crore taka (INR 3.4 crore). Sinha has been in the crosshairs of the Awami League Party government in Bangladesh since his 2017 verdict clipped parliament’s wings in removing SC judges, causing a political storm in the country.
Pakistan: After the Muslim vandalism at the Gurudwara Nankana Sahib , a 25-year-old Sikh youth was killed by unidentified persons in Peshawar. The body was found under the Chamkani police station area, today. An investigation is on into the matter. According to reports, the deceased has been identified as Parvinder Singh. He is the brother of a first Sikh news anchor in Pakistan, Harmeet Singh.
Tata Sons: Cyrus Mistry on Sunday said he has “no interest in getting back into Tata Sons in any capacity”, days after being reinstated as the group’s executive chairman. Mistry said he was humbled by the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) order which recognised the “prejudicial conduct of Mr Tata.”
JNU: On receiving a written complaint from the JNU administration reporting violence and asking the police to restore law and order on campus, Delhi Police personnel entered the Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday and shifted at least seven injured students to a hospital, DCP southwest Devender Arya said.
Sunday, January 05, 2020