ALL News Headlines 2020 January 8TH

White House: President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the Grand Foyer at White House just hours after Iran rained more than a dozen rockets down on airbases in Iraq housing U.S. troops. Iranians said the attack was in response to a U.S. drone strike last week that killed Qasem Soleimani, one of Tehran’s most powerful leaders. While the Iranian regime portrays Qasem Soleimani as a hero, “ordinary Iranians and many others in the region know him as a murderous and brutal killer responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands in Iran and across the region maintained by White House. Trump described Soleimani as “the world’s top terrorist and should have been terminated long ago”. “All of our soldiers are safe and only minimal damage was sustained at our military bases. Our great American forces are prepared for anything,” he said.

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ALL News Headlines 2020 January 7TH

USA Judge: Two Indian-origin women have been appointed as judges to the criminal and civil courts by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Judge Archana Rao has been appointed to the Criminal Court while Judge Deepa Ambekar, 43, was reappointed to the Civil Court in New York. Rao was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in January 2019 and has been serving in Criminal Court. Prior to her appointment, she served with the New York County District Attorney’s Office for 17 years, most recently as the Bureau Chief of the Financial Frauds Bureau. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law. Ambekar was first appointed as an Interim Civil Court Judge in May 2018 and has been serving in Criminal Court. Prior to her appointment, she served with the New York City Council as a Senior Legislative Attorney and Counsel to the Committee on Public Safety. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School.[PTI Source]

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ALL News Headlines 2020 January 6TH

Bounty on Trump: Iran has offered an $80 million bounty on US President Donald Trump for the death of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani, who was killed in an American drone strike, a media report said. During the televised funeral procession of the top Iranian, official state broadcasters said on Sunday $1 would be tabled for every Iranian in the country, with the cash going to whoever killed the US President, mirror.co.uk said in the report. On the other hand Donald Trump has defended his threat to target Iranian cultural sites – widely seen as a war crime – if Tehran retaliates for the killing of General Qassem Suleimani.

Indian Economy: The Prime Minister asked industry to shun pessimism, saying the government will stand shoulder to shoulder with India Inc in its attempt to expand business in any nook and corner of the country. He said the target to nearly double the size of the economy to USD 5 trillion is just a phase and the targets are bigger and higher.

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ALL News Headlines 2020 January 5TH

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.

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ALL News Headlines 2020 January 4TH

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SGPC: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee (SGPC), the apex body of the Sikh community, will be sending a four-member delegation to Pakistan to take stock of the situation following a mob attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib and also take up this matter with the United Nations. Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) president and Akali Dal MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa alleged that the attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib was an attempt to convert gurdwaras into mosques. He said, “Sikhs had fought against Mughals. They have a glorious history of fighting tyrant Muslim rulers such as Aurangzeb, Zakriya Khan, and Wazir Khan. It was Sikh warrior General Bhagel Singh who was responsible for the end of the Mughal rule in India. This history will repeat itself if Pakistan failed to act in Gurdwara Nankana Sahib case.

Gujarat: Gujarat assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi on Saturday promised the students of the central school run by Shree Narayana Cultural Mission in Ahmedabad not to eat non-vegetarian food in their lifetime. Speaking at the three-day golden jubilee celebrations of the mission, Trivedi suggested  that it was “not a part of Indian culture.”

Nankana Sahib: Hundreds of people thronged the streets leading to the Pakistan High Commission in Delhi’s Chanakyapuri on Saturday and protested against the mob attack and stone-pelting on devotees at the historic Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, also known as the Gurdwara Janam Asthan, is the site where the first Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Nanak, was born in Lahore.

Qassem Soleimani: A day after an American drone strike killed Iran’s top commander General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, US President Donald Trump said the “reign of terror is over” and claimed that the chief of the Quds Force had contributed to “terrorist plots as far away as New Delhi and London.”


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ALL News Headlines 2020 January 3RD

Forex Reserve: The country’s foreign exchange reserves swelled by $2.520 billion to touch a record high of $457.468 billion in the week to December 27, according to RBI data. In the previous week, the reserves rose to $454.948 billion after increasing by $456 million. In the reporting week, the increase in reserves was mainly on account of a gain in foreign currency assets, major component of the overall reserves, which surged by $2.203 billion to $424.936 billion, the data released by the Reserve Bank on Friday showed.

Gurdwara Nankana Sahib: The Indian government expressed concern at the “vandalism carried out at the revered Nankana Sahib Gurdwara” and members of Pakistan’s Sikh minority being “subjected to acts of violence in the holy city of Nankana Sahib”. It started with an angry Muslims on Friday surrounded Gurdwara Nankana Sahib, the shrine built at the birthplace of Sikhism’s founder in Pakistan, and threatened to occupy it if some people detained in connection with the alleged forcible conversion of a Sikh woman were not released. “India strongly condemns these wanton acts of destruction and desecration of the holy place. We call upon the government of Pakistan to take immediate steps to ensure the safety, security, and welfare of the members of the Sikh community,” the external affairs ministry said in a statement. On August 28, a First Information Report (FIR) was filed in the Nankana police station against six people who were accused of abducting and forcefully converting the 19-year-old woman.

US airstrike: India on Friday called for restraint after a US airstrike near Baghdad airport killed Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Qasem Soleimani. Qasem Suleimani, regarded as the second most powerful figure in Iran after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was killed in an overnight attack by the US. “The increase in tension has alarmed the world. Peace, stability and security in this region is of utmost importance to India. It is vital that the situation does not escalate further. India has consistently advocated restraint and continues to do so,” said the Ministry of External Affairs in a statement.

Qasem Soleimani Killed: US President Donald Trump spoke of war in his first remarks after the killing of Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Quds Force (IRGC), in his direction. US officials have said the Iranian general posed “imminent threats” to Americans in Iraq and the region. Soleimani was killed in a US airstrike on a convoy of cars near the Baghdad airport Thursday, along with Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, an Iraqi militia commander. Esmail Ghaani to succeed Qassem Soleimani as Iran’s Quds Force chief.

Rohingyas: Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has said that Rohingyas living in Jammu and Kashmir will be deported since they do not benefit under the Citizenship Amendment Act enacted by the Centre in November last year. He added that the Rohingyas will not be able to secure citizenship by “any means”.

CAA: Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday said the Citizenship Amendment (CAA) is a law to grant citizenship and not to take it away. Shah also said the government will not back out on its decision to implement the CAA despite the criticism by the Opposition.“No provision in Citizenship Amendment Act to take anyone’s citizenship away, it is a law to grant citizenship,” said Amit Shah.

Indian Science Congress: PM Modi inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress at Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra Campus, University of Agricultural Sciences, in Bengaluru Friday. According to the varsity, the five-day event will also see the participation of Nobel laureates Stefan Hell from Max Planck Institut Germany and Ada E Yonath, an expert in structural biology from Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. According to the organizers, around 15,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Chidambaram questioned: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Friday questioned former Union finance minister P Chidambaram in connection with the alleged multi-crore aviation scam during the UPA-era, reported PTI. Chidambaram’s statement was recorded under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), ED officials said.


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SEBI direction: To boost corporate governance, Sebi mandated a separation in the roles of chairperson and managing director. The directive also said the chairperson should be a non-executive director and not related to the managing director or the CEO of the company.

Privatisation of Rail: NITI Aayog and Indian Railways have come out with a discussion paper for running 150 trains on 100 routes by private operators, envisaging an investment of Rs 22,500 crore. The discussion paper titled ‘Private Participation: Passenger Trains’ has identified 100 routes, including Mumbai Central-New Delhi, New Delhi- Patna, Allahabad-Pune and Dadar-Vadodara. Other prominent routes include Howrah-Chennai, Howrah Patna, Indore-Okhla, Lucknow-Jammu Tawi, Chennai-Okhla, Anand Vihar-Bhagalpur, Secunderabad-Guwahati and Howrah-Anand Vihar.

Gold: India’s gold imports in 2019 fell 12% from a year ago to the lowest level in three years as retail buying faltered in the second half after local prices rallied to a record high, a government source said on Friday.


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ALL News Headlines 2020 January 2ND

CDS: Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat has issued directions to prepare a roadmap by June 30 to create an air defence command to enhance the security of India’s skies. He also set out priorities for the execution of various initiatives by December 31 to achieve synergy among the three forces.

Hatemonger arrested: Tamil small-time writer Nellai Kannan was arrested over “Kill them” remarks on PM Modi, Shah, days after an FIR was registered against him for his speech during an anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest. The Tirunelveli Police had registered the FIR under Sections 504, 505(1) and 505(2) of the Indian Penal Code.

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ALL News Headlines 2020 January 1ST

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Population growth: On New Year’s day, January 1, an estimated 67,385 babies were born in India — 17% of the estimated 392,078 babies born in the world that day, according to Unicef. India and seven other countries accounted for at least half of total global births. The other countries are: China (46,299), Nigeria (26,039), Pakistan (6,787), Indonesia (13,020), the United States (10,452), Democratic Republic of Congo (10,247) and Ethiopia (8,493). The United Nations (UN) World Population report released in June last year says India is projected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country this decade — by 2027.

Railway fare hike: The ministry of railways has decided to revise the basic passenger fare by 1 paisa per km for ordinary non-AC trains, by 2 paise per km for mail and express trains (non-AC coach) and by 4 paise per km for travel in AC classes. A passenger will have to pay the hiked fare on trains such as Rajdhani Express, Shatabdi Express, Duronto, Vande Bharat, Humsafar Express, Mahamana, Antyodaya Express, Garib Rath, Rajya Rani, Jan Shatabdi, Suvidha, Yuva and special trains.

Modi Ubacha: The creation of the Department of Military Affairs and institutionalisation of the post of Chief of Defence Staff are momentous reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday. ‘Creation of the Department of Military Affairs with requisite military expertise and institutionalisation of the post of CDS is a momentous and comprehensive reform that will help our country face the ever-changing challenges of modern warfare,’ the prime minister tweeted.

General MM Naravane: The new army chief General MM Naravane on Wednesday said that India needs to pay more attention to its border along China and asserted that the force is capable of dealing with any security challenge. “We have been giving attention to our western front in the past. The northern front now also requires an equal amount of attention… The army is capable of tackling any dangers to the country,” General Naravane told reporters after receiving the first Guard of Honour as the army chief.

ISRO: The Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday said the training of astronauts for the ambitious manned mission ‘Gaganyaan’ will commence from the third week of January in Russia. Four astronauts have been identified for the mission, ISRO chief K Sivan said adding the training of astronauts will start from third week of this month in Russia.

CBSE Rule: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in its latest notice has directed schools to calculate attendance of students set to appear for class 10 and class 12 board exams this year as on January 1, 2020. Students whose attendance will be calculated less than 75 per cent will not be allowed to appear for the exams, as per the rule. The CBSE Board exams will begin from February 15 and admit cards will be released only for students who are eligible by all means including that of mandatory attendance.

Inner line permit: Manipur has started issuing Inner Line Permit (ILP) system to non-indigenous population entering the state on Wednesday. The ILP system came into force after the regulation guidelines were officially published in the gazette of Manipur on Tuesday.

Pope slapped woman: An image of Pope Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer late Tuesday had social media abuzz with comments on the pontiff’s prompt riposte. The 83-year-old head of the Catholic church grimaced before managing to break free by slapping the woman’s hand twice. Pope Francis confessed Wednesday he had “lost patience” with an exuberant admirer who had grabbed his hand on Saint Peter’s Square, prompting a swift pair of slaps. “We lose patience many times. It happens to me too. I apologise for the bad example given yesterday,” the head of the Catholic church said before celebrating Mass at the Vatican.

Bagdad: The US flew a rapid response team of Marines into Baghdad to reinforce its embassy on Tuesday after a mob of pro-Iranian demonstrators stormed the compound, setting fires and chanting “Death to America!” US President Donald Trump blamed Tehran and warned that it would face punishment if Americans are killed.

Pakistan: The Pakistan government in an emergency meeting on Wednesday approved amendments to the Army Act, nearly four weeks after it assured the Supreme Court of passing a legislation on the extension and reappointment of an Army chief within six months. The amendments, passed unanimously, were made to the clauses related to the army chief’s tenure and extension.


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GAS: The GST revenue collection remained above the Rs 1 trillion mark with December mop-up at Rs 1.03 trillion indicating a pick-up in consumption. GST collection in November stood at Rs 1,03,492 crore. Before that it was in July when the mop-up crossed the Rs 1 trillion mark at Rs 1.02 trillion. The GST collection stood at Rs 94,726 crore in December 2018, as per an official statement.

FDI flow: Foreign direct investment into India grew 15 per cent to $26 billion during the first half of the current financial year, according to government data.Inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) during April-September of 2018-19 stood at $22.66 billion.Sectors, which attracted maximum foreign inflows during April-September 2019-20, include services ($4.45 billion), computer software and hardware ($4 billion), telecommunications ($4.28 billion), automobile ($2.13 billion) and trading ($2.14 billion), the commerce and industry ministry data showed.

ALL News Headlines 2019 December 31ST

Chief of Army: General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Tuesday took over as the 28th Chief of Army Staff, helming the 1.3 million-strong force at a time India faces evolving security challenges such as cross-border terrorism and an assertive Chinese military along the border. He has been serving Indian army for 37 years and recipient of ‘Vishisht Seva Medal’. He was commissioned into the 7th battalion, the Sikh Light Infantry Regiment in June 1980.

Department of Military Affairs: Newly created Department of Military Affairs, to be headed by Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat, according to an official order issued on Tuesday. The new department will have under it works relating to the three forces — Army, Navy and Air Force — and procurement exclusive to the services, except capital acquisitions, according to prevalent rules and procedures, it said.

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ALL News Headlines 2019 December 30TH

Sadhguru favours CAA: Spearheading a campaign in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday posted a video of spiritual guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, in support of the law. The message was posted with the hashtag “India Supports CAA”. It also asked people to share content, graphics and videos from the prime minister’s NaMo app to show their support for the law, which has triggered protests in different parts of the country. “In my opinion, CAA is too little compassion, coming too late. This Bill is only focused on religious persecution. Looking at the reactions on the street, the vehemence with which people are fighting, I was wondering did I miss something. Am I not getting something here,” Sadhguru told a gathering while speaking on the CAA, NRC and the protests against them.

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