DERADICALISATION CAMP: On Thursday, Chief of Defence Staff Bipin Rawat had said that “girls and boys as young as 10 and 12 are now being radicalised” in Kashmir, and that those who are “completely radicalised” need to be “taken out separately” and put in de-radicalisation camps”. Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh Monday said terror organisation Hizbul Mujahideen was on the verge of being wiped out from the south Kashmir region. He added that if de-radicalisation camps do come up in Kashmir, it will be a “good sign”, as it will help people who have “gone astray”.
BJP PRESIDENCY: BJP leader J P Nadda took over as the new party president on Monday after he emerged as the only candidate for the top post following the conclusion of nomination process at its headquarters here. He was a leader from Himachal Pradesh worked his way up as an “excellent” organisational leader, be it in the RSS students’ wing ABVP or the BJP youth wing, and was also a successful health minister in the first Modi government.
CAA PROTEST: Former Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung who joined a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) outside Delhi’s Jamia Millia Islamia university on Monday said that the controversial law needed a revamp to make it inclusive.“I feel that the Citizenship Amendment Act needs a revamp. They should either include Muslims or remove other names. Make it inclusive…. If PM calls these people and talks, the matter will get resolved,” Jung said.
GLOBAL ECONOMY: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday said that the global economy will grow slower than it had projected earlier. The world economy will grow at 2.9%, 3.3% and 3.4% 0 in 2019, 2020 and 2022 respectively, according to the Fund’s January update of the World Economic Outlook. These projections are 0.1 point less than the October projection projected for 2019 and 2020 and 0.2 point for 2022. At the sametime the International Monetary Fund trimmed India’s growth estimate to 4.8 per cent for 2019.
R DAY PARADE: In Chhattisgarh, this year the centre of attraction during the upcoming Republic Day parade in conflict-ridden Bastar would be the participation for the first time of the contingent of force comprising of surrendered Maoists as well those who were the Naxal-victims.
CORONAVIRUS: The mystery coronavirus can be transmitted between humans, China confirmed late on Monday night as the death toll from the mysterious virus rose to three, the total number of infected crossed the 225-mark and the outbreak spread across the country including to Beijing and Shanghai. As many as 14 medical workers were infected by the disease, health officials said, a sign that the disease is highly infectious.
FDI: India was among the top 10 recipients of Foreign Direct Investment in 2019, attracting $49 billion in inflows, a 16 per cent increase from the previous year, driving the FDI growth in South Asia, according to a UN report released on Monday. The Global Investment Trend Monitor report compiled by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) states that the global foreign direct investment remained flat in 2019 at $1.39 trillion, a 1 per cent decline from a revised $1.41 trillion in 2018.
AKALI DAL: The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has said its stand on the Citizenship Amendment Act or CAA is what upset the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and it decided to not have an alliance for Delhi Assembly elections.“BJP was upset with us for our opposition to citizenship amendment act passed by the NDA government. But SAD has its own stand and we will stick to it. Senior leaders of our party are meeting in Delhi to draw out a strategy,” said SAD spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema.
RECIPROCATING TERRITORY: The Ministry of Law and Justice has issued an Extraordinary Gazette Notification, declaring the United Arab Emirates to be a “reciprocating territory” under Section 44A of the Civil Procedure Code, 1908. The notification also declared a list of courts in the UAE to be “superior Courts” under the same section. Apart from Dubai, the other countries declared to be “reciprocating territories” are: United Kingdom, Singapore, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Trinidad & Tobago, New Zealand, the Cook Islands (including Niue) and the Trust Territories of Western Samoa, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Aden.
KERALA: Kerala governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Monday rejected the Left front government’s explanation over moving the Supreme Court against CAA without informing him and said it was ‘unlawful’. “No explanation can satisfy me”, he told reporters a day after he said that he would not remain a “mute spectator” as he sought a report from the Kerala government.
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Unitech: The ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) has unearthed a scam of around Rs 700 crore in real estate company Unitech. The office of the regional director – north – has found that Unitech siphoned off huge amounts of money to various shell companies. MCA is in the process of examining the findings to decide the next course of action in the matter. Unitech promoters Sanjay Chandra and his brother Ajay Chandra are in Delhi’s Tihar Jail since August 2017.
UK IMMIGRATION: The UK’s post-Brexit immigration system will put “people before passports” and help woo the best talents from around the world, Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed on Monday, days ahead of the country’s divorce from the European Union.Speaking at the UK-Africa Investment Summit here, he said post-Brexit the UK’s immigration system would become “more equal”. The UK is due to leave the European Union (EU) on January 31, 2020, after Prime Minister Johnson’s Brexit deal was backed by MPs.
ONE NATION ONE RATION CARD: Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution – Ram Vilas Paswan, announced that the residents of India’s 12 states are getting direct benefits of government under “One Nation, One Ration Card” scheme while the intera-portability under this scheme has already been started in 16 other states. Paswan said that the one nation one ration card scheme in 12 states namely AP, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, MP, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Telangana, Tripura, Gujarat, Jharkhand, and Punjab are completely in practice. “Besides these states, four other states namely Bihar, UP, Orissa, and Chhattisgarh, have adopted this scheme partially “, Paswan claimed.
Monday, Jan 20, 2020
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