President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday nominated former Chief Justice of
India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-clause (a) of clause (1) of
Article 80 of the Constitution of India, read with clause (3) of that
article, President is pleased to nominate Shri Ranjan Gogoi to Council of
States to fill the vacancy caused due to the retirement of one of the
nominated members [K.T.S. Tulsi],” the Home Ministry said in its
Justice Gogoi, who retired in November, headed the five-judge Bench that
delivered the verdict in the Ayodhya land title dispute on November 9.
Soon after the unanimous verdict was delivered, Prime Minister Narendra
Modi had lauded the judiciary for bringing an end to the decades-old Ayodhya
land title dispute.
“The picture says it all,” tweeted Congress communications chief Randeep
Surjewala with two screenshots: Justice Gogoi’s nomination to the Rajya
Sabha and a news headline, “India’s judiciary is facing an increasing lack
of trust by public”.
HRD ministry claims support to states via Samagra Shiksha Yojana
Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhrial Nishank has said
that Central Government is providing support to the States and UTs through
Samagra Shiksha Yojana for implementing the various provisions
The stock exchanges on Monday clarified that the Securities and Exchange
Board of India (SEBI) was not considering any proposal regarding a ban on
short selling to curb the ongoing volatility and equity sell-off.
The spokespersons for BSE and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) said
‘there is no proposal on ban on short selling with SEBI’, after a media
report suggested that the capital markets regulator was considering such a
ban among other measures.
Regulators in a few countries like Spain, South Korea and Italy have
banned short selling amid huge volatility and a fall in stock prices.
Short selling refers to a strategy by which traders bet on a decline in
prices and try to profit at a time when the markets are falling.
Indian indices have fallen more than 25% from their record highs reached
in January.In market parlance, a fall of over 20% is looked upon as a sign
of the markets entering a bear market.
Labour ministry claims growth in employment in major sectors
Minister of Labour and Employment Santosh Kumar Gangwar today informed
the Lok Sabha that except the Construction Sector, all major sectors have
shown growth in employment in the country.
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India provides aid for construction of school buildings in Nepal
The Government of India will provide 107.01 million Nepali Rupees for
three new school buildings in Nepal. The schools will be constructed in
Darchula, Dhanusha and Kapilvastu districts.
The Embassy of India and Nepal’s Ministry of Federal Affairs and General
Administration signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Mahakali
Municipality, Darchula and Mukhiyapatti Musharniya Rural Municipality,
Dhanusha in Kathmandu today for the construction of two new school
These schools will be built under the India-Nepal Development
Partnership program at a total estimated cost of 73.96 million Nepali
Rupees. The new infrastructure will be used by Shree Malikarjun Higher
Secondary School at Dhap in Darchula district and Baidyanath Devnarayan
Public Higher Secondary School at Tulsiyahi in Dhanusha district.
The Government of India will provide funds while construction work,
including a call for tender, the award of work and day to day supervision,
will be by Mahakali Municipality, Dharchula and Mukhiyapatti Musharniya
Rural Municipality, Dhanusha.
The Government of India has also committed an amount of 33.05 million
Nepali Rupees for the construction of new school buildings for Shivbhari
School, Mahrajgunj Municipality in Kapilvastu district.
The Embassy of India handed over a cheque of 8.26 million Nepali Rupees
as the first installment of its total commitment to the District
Coordination Committee Kapilvastu.
G7 offers support to economies affected by COVID
Leaders of the G7 advanced economies have pledged to use all their tools
to safeguard the economy and help workers hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Space -X to launch space tourists to ISS next year
Elon Musk-led private space launch company SpaceX plans to send three
tourists to the International Space Station (ISS).The 10-day long space
voyage would take place sometime around the end of 2021, reported The Verge.
The tourists will be shot into orbit
IOC to hold talks with sports bodies on postponing Tokyo Olympics
With less than five months to go for the Tokyo Olympics, International
Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach plans emergency talks with member
organizations, sources close to the IOC said in Lausanne, Switzerland
A Spokesman said that IOC will take stock of the actions taken to
respond to the coronavirus crisis as the organization conducts regular
dialogue with all the Olympic partners and regularly informs them of the
While many international sporting events have been postponed or
cancelled, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promised on Friday that Tokyo
would host the Olympic Games as planned in July and August.