BJP Nominates Ashwini Vaishnaw as Rajya Sabha Candidate from Odisha

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BJP Nominates Ashwini Vaishnaw The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently announced its latest list of candidates for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections, and among them is Ashwini Vaishnaw, the current Minister of Railways. Vaishnaw, who was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2019 with the support of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), is set to seek re-election on February 27th. The BJD has already declared its support for Vaishnaw, further …

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JSW Steel and JFE Steel to Establish Joint Venture for Electrical Steel Plant in Karnataka

JSW Steel JSW Steel, one of India’s leading steel producers, has announced its plans to set up a joint venture with Japan-based JFE Steel Corporation. The 50:50 partnership aims to establish a new company named JSW JFE Electrical Steel Private Limited, which will have its manufacturing base in Bellary, Karnataka. According to a stock exchange filing on Tuesday, JSW Steel will be investing Rs 5,500 crore in this venture. The …

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Farmers’ ‘Delhi Chalo’ March: Preparations and Restrictions

‘Delhi Chalo’ March The upcoming farmers’ protest, known as the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march, has prompted authorities in Delhi and Haryana to take necessary precautions and implement various measures to ensure the safety and security of the city. Scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 13, the protest is being organized by the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha, with over 200 farmer unions participating. The farmers aim …

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Income Tax Department to Scrutinize Insurance Companies for Higher Commissions and Deductions

Income Tax Department The Income Tax Department is set to scrutinize multiple insurance companies for their payment of higher commissions to intermediaries and claims of higher deductions. This move comes as the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) plans to reassess the tax paid by these companies in certain years before April 1, 2023. It is estimated that demand notices worth a total of ₹25,000 crore will be issued in …

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Americans Divided on Age and Legal Issues Surrounding Biden and Trump

Americans Divided on Age and Legal Issues A recent ABC News/Ipsos poll conducted after the release of the Hur Report reveals that a majority of Americans (59%) believe that both Joe Biden and Donald Trump are too old for another term as president. This finding, which comes after allegations in Special Counsel Hur’s report of President Joe Biden’s memory lapses, suggests that age will continue to be a factor in …

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Boosting Self-Employment through the Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Vikas Abhiyan Scheme

Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Vikas Abhiyan Scheme In a bid to promote entrepreneurship among the youth and drive self-employment, the government of Uttar Pradesh has allocated ₹1000 crore to the newly launched ‘Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Vikas Abhiyan’ scheme. This initiative aims to generate employment opportunities in both rural and urban areas by facilitating the establishment of new micro-enterprises. The primary objective of the Mukhyamantri Yuva Udyami Vikas Abhiyan scheme is to …

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Aap Di Sarkaar, Aap De Dwar: Punjab Government Brings Services to the Doorsteps of its Citizens

Aap Di Sarkaar In a significant move towards citizen-centric governance, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann recently launched the ‘Aap Di Sarkaar, Aap De Dwar’ scheme. This initiative aims to provide government services directly to the doorsteps of the people, eliminating the need for them to visit government offices for routine administrative work. By bringing government officials to the people, this scheme promises to immensely benefit the citizens of Punjab. Under …

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Government Launches ‘Bharat Rice’ to Alleviate Rising Prices

Bharat Rice The government has taken a significant step to address the impact of rising retail prices of rice by launching ‘Bharat rice’ at a subsidized rate of ₹29 per kilogram. This move aims to ensure that daily food items remain affordable for the common people. The launch of ‘Bharat rice’ is part of the government’s retail intervention under the Price Stabilization Fund (PSF), which aims to benefit a larger …

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Jammu and Kashmir Budget 2024: A Path Towards Socio-Economic Development

Jammu And Kashmir Budget On February 5, 2024, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Jammu and Kashmir budget in the Lok Sabha. This marked her fifth consecutive budget estimate for the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu and Kashmir since the transformative reforms of August 2019. The budget reflects the government’s commitment to accelerating and inclusive growth, empowering its citizens, and fostering socio-economic development. Decentralizing Governance One of the key focuses …

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China Mobile Launches Experimental Satellites to Test 5G and 6G Technologies

China Mobile Launches Experimental Satellites China Mobile, the state-owned telecommunications operator, has recently launched two experimental satellites into low-Earth orbits as part of their ongoing efforts to further test and develop 5G- and 6G-related technologies. These satellites, deployed at altitudes of 500 kilometers, are expected to pave the way for advancements in communication systems. One of the satellites, named China Mobile 01, is a collaborative project between China Mobile and …

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