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  • Her comments came while addressing a function in New Delhi.  

  • Saturday turned out to be a historic day for Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his second visit to the Union territory since 2014, laid the foundation stone of a medical college with a capacity of 150 students. This will be built at a cost of Rs 189 crore. Classes will start in the college from the next academic session. A sum of Rs. 114 crores in 2018-19 and Rs. 75 crores in 19-20 have been approved for construction of this medical college. Under the Modi government Medical education has reached every corner of the country. At the core of Prime Minister's governance is the sabka saath sabka vikas mantra. Prime Minister Modi also laid the foundation stone of various projects worth Rs 860 cr . He launched developmental schemes worth Rs 900 cr in the Union Territory. The inaugurations for Diu include an "Education Hub" built at a cost of Rs 250 cr and a bridge on the river Daman Ganga River at a cost of 48 cr. Daman now has a "Tribal Cultural Centre" built at a cost of Rs 4.73 crore. The other major projects unveiled include an 11.4 kilometer long Ring road at Silvassa, a three phase Daman Ganga river front, and a sewage treatment plant. PM also launched the m-Arogya app and door to door waste collection, and management system digitally. Prime Minister also released the IT policy of the Union Territory. As they say actions speak louder than words....clearly the people of Dadra Nagar Haveli showered their affection on PM Modi as a token of appreciation for his commitment to the welfare of the nation and building a New India.  

  • The National Museum of Indian Cinema has been set up to showcase the rich cinematic history of India as well as to encapsulate socio-cultural history of India as revealed through evolution of Cinema. It will take the visitors through an absorbing journey of more than a century of Indian Cinema in a story telling mode with the help of visuals and graphics, film clippings, artifacts, publicity materials, interactive exhibits and many more. Located at Films Division Complex in South Mumbai, it is spread over two buildings, in the historic Gulshan Mahal and New Museum Building. Addressing the function, Prime MInister said film is a mirror of social reality. Prime minister also said that our films represent our country at global level. Prime Minister also said that films can a major role in boosting tourism in the country. Prime Minister also said that apart from doing ease of doing business, government is also committed to easing of filming. Prime Minister said that, the industry will be getting single window clearance for shooting of films. Prime MInister also said that piracy is major problem. He added that government is working to amend cinematography act to bring stringent punishment against the violators. Prime minister asked the films fraternity to hold Davos-like summit, to bring all industries at one platform in India. Prime Minister said that government is working on to build a museum to highlight the role of tribals in freedom struggle.   1. PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema capturing historical glory of Indian cinema Lesson in History for students of cinema 2. PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema organise global cinema summit like Davos Summit to bring all industries at one platform 3. PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema museum to highlight role of tribals to come up 4. PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema govt to make filming easy in the country single window permission for shooting 5. PM inaugurates National Museum of Indian Cinema Govt to amend cinematography act to prevent piracy  

  • In a tweet on Friday, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, the women will be inducted in graded manner to eventually comprise 20 per cent of total Corps of Military Police. She said, the decision to induct women in the military police will enhance their representation in the armed forces. Their role would range from probing rape and molestation cases to assisting the Army wherever required.  Currently, women are allowed in select areas such as medical, legal, educational, signals and engineering wings of the Army.  The role of the military police includes policing cantonments and army establishments, preventing a breach of rules and regulations by soldiers, maintaining movement of soldiers as well as logistics during peace and war, handling prisoners of war and extending aid to civil police whenever required.  

  • The Indian shuttler was dominated by the three-time world champion Carolina Marin throughout the 40-minute contest in Malaysia. In the women's singles final, Marin will take on either Thai badminton player Ratchanok Intanon or Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia. 

  • Many parts of the country are experiencing severe cold while some areas of Jammu and Kashmir are witnessing snowfall. Srinagar and other parts of valley are experiencing very light to moderate snowfall since Friday evening. MetT department has predicted heavy snowfall and rain in most parts of Kashmir valley and elsewhere in the state. The residents in the areas have been advised not to venture out in vulnerable zones to avoid any untoward incident.   The Mughal Road and Srinagar Sonamarg Gumri Road are continuously closed due to snow accumulation. The travellers have been advised to confirm status of highway from traffic control units before proceeding for journey. In Himachal Pradesh, fresh spell of snowfall in upper reaches resulted in a cold wave condition. According to weathermen, heavy rain and snowfall is likely to occur at isolated places in the state on Saturday due to a western disturbance.  Meanwhile, tourist destination,  Manali in Kullu district continued to reel under sub-zero temperatures with a low of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius. Lahaul and Spiti's administrative centre Keylong continued to be the coldest place in the state at minus 7 degrees Celsius.  In Delhi, people experienced a chilly day with the minimum temperature settling at 4.5 degrees Celsius and maximum 21.5, two notches below the average in the season. Moderate fog also hit some parts of the national capital.  Cold wave conditions also prevailed at few places over Haryana and Punjab and at isolated places over east Madhya Pradesh. Night temperature were below normal in some parts of Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, east Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Telangana and south interior Karnataka. Rain or thundershowers have occurred at few places in Andaman and Nicobar islands. Mainly dry weather prevailed in Lakshadweep.

  • "We believe it's high time to make sure that the negotiations between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea start again seriously, and that a road map is clearly defined for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," Guterres told a news conference. A top North Korean nuclear envoy met President Donald Trump at the White House after holding talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday in a diplomatic flurry aimed at laying the groundwork for a second U.S.-North Korea summit. The visit of Kim Yong Chol, Pyongyang's lead negotiator with the United States and a hardline former spy chief, marked a rare sign of potential movement in a denuclearization effort that has stalled since a landmark meeting between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last year.

  • In a video shot by local media, Diario Plaza Juarez, showed hundreds of people gathered near the ruptured pipeline before the explosion. Emergency services were later seen arriving at the scene of explosion. The ruptured pipeline was near the Tula refinery of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), which in a statement blamed the incident on an illegal tap. The explosion was one of the worst in recent history in a country that has suffered hundreds of illegal ruptures to its network of oil and gas pipelines.

  • IMD Additional Director General Mritunjay Mohapatra said, a team of scientists of the deparment, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and the National Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting are working on models that could forecast probability of thunderstorms well in advance.  Mohapatra also said, the IMD is contemplating sending s on thunderstorms through Twitter. Last year in May, over 200 people died in thunderstorm incidents. In Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh alone, violent winds had killed nearly 180 people last year.  

  • Cabinet minister and UP government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma said that the nod was given at a meeting of the state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Friday. The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, providing for 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions to the economically weaker sections in the general category was passed by Parliament in its recently concluded winter session.  President Ram Nath Kovind has since given his assent to the bill.

  • Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Nirali Cancer hospital at Navsari. The ultra-modern Nirali Cancer Hospital will be the first comprehensive cancer hospital of Navsari. It will benefit cancer patients of South Gujarat and neighbouring states. The setting up of Medical College will improve tertiary care facilities in both Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, and adjoining areas. PM Modi also unveiled a plaque to inaugurate various development projects in Daman and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.  Prime Minister  also launched the m-Arogya app and door to door waste collection, segregation and processing of Solid Waste in Dadra and Nagar Haveli digitally.  In Silvassa, Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of Medical College in Sayli.  In Mumbai, he will inaugurate the new building for National Museum of Indian Cinema and address the gathering.  The Museum has been set up to showcase the rich cinematic history of India as well as to encapsulate the socio-cultural history of India as revealed through evolution of Cinema. It will take the visitors through an absorbing journey of more than a century of Indian Cinema in a story telling mode with the help of visuals and graphics, film clippings,  publicity materials and interactive exhibits.  

  • The main theme of 9th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2019 is "Shaping a new India. Speaking at the inaugural function, PM Modi said that India is ready for business as never before. PM Modi said, in last 4 years, we have jumped 65 places in World Bank’s Doing Business Report and his team is worker harder to come in the top 50 next year. The Prime Minister said, as India is a most emerging economy, challenges is to grow both horizontally as well as vertically. Welcoming the galaxy of national and international dignitaries and delegates at the Summit, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that the presence of global business leaders is a reflection of faith and trust in Gujarat’s investment friendly environment. Rupani expressed his gratitude towards the Prime Minister for the inspirational vision for Shaping a New India. Participating in the Summit, leaders from various countries, international organisations and business world have praised the visionary leadership of India for higher growth and development. In a video message, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterates for strong bondings with India and Gujarat in future also. Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev also addressed the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. He promised to strengthen trade and relations with Indian and Gujarat. John Chambers, the Chairman of USISPF has said that he is very Optimistic about India under the leadership of PM Modi. He said that India's Startup ecosystem will lead the world. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi met Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and exchanged greetings on the sidelines of the Summit. Both the leaders also had discussion on upgrading bilateral relationship, specially in trade and investment, healthcare, pharma, agriculture and Information Technology. More than 30 thousand international and Indian delegates including the  Heads of State from 5 countries are participating in the summit. Apart from this, 11 international organizations are participating as partner organizations for the Summit. 

  • The satellite will be used for the purpose of utilising space resources for security, operational planning and border infrastructure development. The project is slated to strengthen island and border security and facilitate the development of infrastructure in border and island areas. The move is part of recommendations made by a task force on the use of space technology in improving border management which have been accepted by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. To execute the project in a time bound manner, a short, medium and long-term plan has been proposed for implementation in five years in close coordination with the ISRO and the Defence Ministry. In short term, immediate needs of border guarding forces will be met by procurement of high resolution imagery and hiring of bandwidth for communications. In mid-term, one satellite is being launched by the ISRO for exclusive use of the MHA. Over the long term, the MHA will develop ground segment and network infrastructure to share satellite resources by user agencies, develop a central archival facility for storing various imagery resources and dissemination of the same to user agencies.  

  • Last month the agency had carried out searches in Delhi, Amroha, Lucknow, Meerut, Hapur and other places in connection with its probe into the new Islamic State module of Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam. It also arrested 10 people including the group head Mufti Mohammad Suhail as they were allegedly planning terror attacks targeting some political personalities, security establishments and crowded places in Delhi and the national capital region. The NIA also picked up a madrasa teacher from a mosque in Ludhiana in connection with an ISIS inspired module. The NIA sleuths accompanied by Punjab police raided the Madhni Jama Masjid at Rahon road during wee hours and detained Mohammad Owais Pasha who was employed as a Madrasa teacher and maulvi at the mosque. According to head of the mosque, Owais had come to Ludhiana from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh for the job. The NIA agency men also took away the CCTV cameras installed at the masjid. 

  • He has been held guilty of murdering journalist Ramchandra Chhatrapati.Ramchandra Chhatrapati ran a newspaper Poora Sach. The newspaper ran a series of reports that exposed how girls and women were sexually abused in the ashram of Gurmeet Ram Rahim in Sirsa, Haryana.Chhatrapati was shot at on October 24, 2002. He succumbed to his injuries later. A case was registered against Ram Rahim in 2003. CBI took over the case in 2006 and a chargesheet was filed 2007. The verdict was pronounced on Thursday by a CBI special court in Panchkula, Haryana. The CBI had demanded capital punishment for the accused but the court awarded them life imprisonment. Three other convicts Kuldeep Singh, Nirmal Singh and Krishan Lal, have also been awarded life imprisonment. The court has also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each.All the four were convicted under Sections 302 (murder) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

  • The development comes days after the CBI registered a case on January 2nd against 11 people, including public servants and others, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

  • The tenures of three more officers -- Joint Director Arun Kumar Sharma, Deputy Inspector General Manish Kumar Sinha and Superintendent of Police Jayant J Naiknavare -- have also been curtailed. The development comes days after Alok Verma was shunted out of the post of CBI director and appointed Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards. Verma had refused to take up the new post, saying he had already superannuated from the police service. Both Asthana and Sharma are from the Gujarat cadre and were on collision path on many matters too. Asthana had complained to the CVC about Sharma as well, besides the former Director Alok Verma, while Sharma went to Delhi HC against Asthana. The other officers whose tenure has been curtailed are Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Manish Kumar Sinha and SP Jayant J. Naiknavare.   

  • The arrests were made during searches at the sports administrator's office in Delhi's Lodhi Road area. The Central Bureau of Investigation officials reached the Sports Authority of India headquarters around 5 pm and sealed the entire premises for search and questioning of the alleged staffers. Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said that government is committed to a corruption-free India. He added that govt will continue to have zero tolerance approach towards corruption.

  • Some who were part of the ideological left and the ultra-left obviously found the NDA government wholly unacceptable. Hence emerged a new class of Compulsive Contrarians, who run perpetual propaganda. These Compulsive Contrarians picked holes in every proposal that empowered people or strengthened country. On Rafale, he has written The purchase of Rafale Combat Aircraft is yet another case of concocted falsehood by the Compulsive Contrarians. Fake and concocted figures were put into the public domain as the purchase price of the Combat Aircrafts. On Justice Loya case, he says Every fact alleged in the public space by the Compulsive Contrarians was manufactured. The Judge died a natural death due to a cardiac stroke. The only persons with him at the time of the stroke and in hospital were his fellow Judges. No outsiders had any contact, and yet on friendly websites, social media campaigns, fake PILs, wild insinuations were made.

  • From the street vendors to shopping malls and from Craftsmen to hotels-restaurant-linked businesses, across the Gujarat, have come here to showcase and promote their products. The festival is unique since it is being organized simultaneously with the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. The Prime Minister addressed a public gathering on the occasion. He praised the event saying “Usually, we get to see such big business Summit only abroad.   Now vibrant Gujarat as well as the start of Ahmedabad shopping Festival, is a commendable initiative”. The Prime Minister added, “Government is constantly working to create a conducive environment for business in the country. In the past 4 years, old laws have been abolished and hundreds of rules are made easier. It is because of such efforts that we have improved significantly on the Ease of Doing Business rankings from 142 to 77”. PM Modi said,“It is our constant endeavour to simplify procedures for small entrepreneurs. We are moving towards the system when the banks can give credit to small entrepreneurs on the basis of GST and other returns. We are clearing loans up to Rs one crore in 59 minutes”. Prime Minister Modi  also inaugurated the Vibrant Gujarat Global Trade Showat the Mahatma Mandir Exhibition cum Convention Center in Gandhinagar. 

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