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INDIAN AFFAIRS

Finance Ministry announced mandatory linkage of Aadhar for PMVVY
On December 23, 2019 the Union Ministry of Finance(MoF) in its latest notification has made it mandatory to submit the proof of Aadhaar number of senior citizens who have invested in the Pradhan Mantri Vaya Vandana Yojana (PMVVY). This move was done to bring transparency to financial processes and to reduce the incidence of fraud.

  • PMVVY is a senior citizen pension scheme launched by the govt. on May 4, 2017, as a way of providing additional investment to senior citizens.
  • Investment of upto Rs. 15 lakhs can be made in this scheme.
  • Life Insurance Corporation(LIC) of India is the sole operator of PMVVY….Click here to Read More

Home ministry laid India’s 1st transit oriented project; Delhi to get tallest tower
On December 26, 2019 home minister Shri Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of India’s first transit-oriented development (TOD) project. Under this project state of the art infrastructure zone including Delhi’s tallest tower(161 m) will be built. The tower will be built in eastern part of Delhi at Karkardooma and is named as ‘East Delhi Hub’.

  • The hub was approved by the DDA (Delhi Development Authority) in December 2014 to promote the use of public transport over private vehicles. The hub will be spread over 30 hectares, and will be built in the next three-and-a-half years.
  • Hub location: the hub will be built around existing 2 delhi metro railway stations at Karkardooma– on the Blue and Pink Lines.  It will also include  a green area, a 48 storey signature tower in the 1st phase of the project.
  • Land ownership: the land is owned by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and it has selected National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to implement the project’s 1st phase….Click here to Read More

India to cross 100-GW renewable energy capacity mark in 2020
On December 27, 2019 the union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy (MoP,NRE) Shri Raj Kumar Singh has announced that India is likely to cross its 100 GigaWatt (GW) energy capacity mark in 2020. However the govt also needed to promote storage to ensure 24×7 clean energy supply as coal fired thermal power still remains as the basic use in the country.

  • By November 2019 end around 86 GW of  installed renewable energy generation capacity was made. The energy generation includes the field of solar, wind, small hydro, biomass, waste to energy and others.
  • Around 30 GW renewable capacity, which includes 18 GW solar and 10 Gw wind energy, is under implementation. Apart from that,  around 40 GW including 36 Gw solar and 3.4 Gw wind energy, are also being tendered….Click here to Read More

NTPC add 10GW solar energy capacity by 2022 with Rs 50,000 crore investment
On December 26, 2019, the NTPC ltd (formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited) is in the plan of adding 10GW(GigaWatt) energy generation capacity by 2022, with an additional investment of around Rs 50,000 crores. The investment will mainly be funded by green bonds. This move will support India’s ambitious target of generating 175GW by 2022.

  • Currently, NTPC has installed renewable energy capacity of 920 MW that comprises mainly of solar energy. It has also planned to generate 130GW in the country by 2032 with 30% non-fossil fuel or renewable energy capacity.
  • In the current fiscal(jan to march 2020), the company  would complete generating 2300MW(MegaWatt) and then add 4GW each in 2020-21 and 2021-22….Click here to Read More

More than 1 crore houses sanctioned under PMAY(U): Hardeep Singh Puri
On December 27, 2019,As per the Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs ,the Centre has approved construction of 6.5 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-PMAY (Urban).
With this, Government will sanction all the 1.12 crore houses under affordable housing programme – PMAY (Urban), a target set by the centre & deliver them to the beneficiaries by 2022.
Under the scheme, about 30 lakh houses have been built and 57 lakh houses are under construction.
So far, ₹60,000 crore rupees have been released under central Government. All 1.12 crore houses are to be built in which the total investment will be about 7 lakh crore rupees….Click here to Read More

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurated 2nd edition of Eat Right Mela in New Delhi
On December 26, 2019, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan has inaugurated the 4 days long, the second edition of the ‘Eat Right Mela’ along with 11th National Street food festival at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi. The event was organized by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) in collaboration with the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) to encourage people for having healthier diets to reduce disease burden in the country. The theme of the mela is “Healthier Diets”.
Key Highlights:
i.The PURPLE Book, a handbook on diets for diseases was released by Harsh Vardhan which stating general guidelines for hospitals on suitable diets for common medical conditions. It is available for free download on www.fssai.gov.in.
ii.At the event Dr. Harsh Vardhan also launched NetSCoFAN (Network for Scientific Co-operation for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition), a network of eight research & academic institutions working in the area of food & nutrition along with the NetSCoFAN directory, covering detailed information of various heads/Directors.
iii.At the event, M/s Elan Professional Private Limited (ElanPro) through their CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program declared to support Indian Food Sharing Alliance (IFSA) members under the ‘Save Food Share Food’ initiative of FSSAI. Presently, 84 food recovery agencies are associated with IFSA network.
iv.Dr. Harsh Vardhan also handed over 3 mobile food testing vans (CNG enabled) to D N Singh, the Commissioner of Food Safety, Government of NCT (National Capital Territory), Delhi.
Participants during the event:
Rita Teaotia, Chairperson FSSAI; Ms. Preeti Sudan, Secretary, Health & Family Welfare; Dr Shekhar C. Mande, Director General, CSIR (Council of Scientific & Industrial Research); Sh. Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI along with officials of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, FSSAI, corporate partners, representatives from the food industry and NGOs.

Odisha governor Ganeshi lal dedicated BPCL  LPG bottling plant at Balangir, Odisha 
On December 27,2019 the governor of Odisha, Shri Ganeshi Lal dedicated the BPCL(Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited) LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) bottling plant at Balangir city in Odisha. This state-of-the-art LPG plant was built within record 19 months which is 3 months ahead of schedule.

  • The foundation stone for the plant was laid on May 21, 2018 with a cost of Rs 103 crores.
  • As of 2014, only 13.20 crore LPG consumers were present in this country which has now crossed 27 crores. Odisha alone constitutes 80 lakh consumers.
  • BPCL is a Maharatna PSU(Public Sector Undertaking) under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas.
  • It already has an LPG bottling plant at Khurda, Odisha….Click here to Read More

National Tribal Dance Fest 2019 started in Raipur, ChhattisgarhNational Tribal Dance FestivalOn December 27, 2019, 3 days long National Tribal Dance Festival namely “Tribal fest 2019” begun in Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh, which was presided over by the state’s Chief Minister (CM) Bhupesh Baghel. The festival was inaugurated by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. It is for the first time that the festival is being organized in Chhattisgarh.
Key Points:

i.1300 participants from 25 states & UTs of the country and six countries are participating.
ii.29 tribal troupes are presenting more than 43 styles under four different categories.
About Chhattisgarh:
State Animal– Wild water buffalo
State Bird– Bastar Hill Myna
State Flower– Lady’s Slipper, Rhynchostylis gigantea
State Tree– Sal tree

Mumbai’s CSMT railway station becomes 1st to get “Eat Right Station” certification from FSSAI
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) railway station of Mumbai, Maharashtra has been conferred with ‘Eat Right Station’ certification with the five-star rating by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) for food safety and hygiene. With this, CSMT becomes the first Central Railway station to get this certification.
Key Points:
i.The certification has been awarded on the parameters of food safety and hygiene, availability of healthy diet, food handling at preparation, food waste management, promotion of local and seasonal food and creating awareness on food safety and healthy diet.
ii.The certification is a part of ‘Eat Right India’ movement launched by FSSAI and an FMCG (Fast-Moving Consumer Goods) major. The movement is built upon two broad pillars i.e. Eat Healthy and Eat Safe.
iii.FSSAI, along with Western Railways (WR) and Indian Railways Catering Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), has trained food handlers, both in base kitchens and canteens.
About FSSAI:
Established– 2011
Headquarter– New Delhi
Chairperson– Rita Teaotia
Chief Executive Officer– Pawan Kumar Agarwal
ChatBot– Food Funda

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

EAM S Jaishankar co-chairs 19th Joint commission meeting 2019 b/w India & Iran held in Tehran
External Affairs Minister(EAM), Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, who was on a 2-day (22-23 December 2019 ) visit to Iran, co-chaired the 19th  Joint Commission Meeting 2019 with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif  in Tehran, Iran.
Key Points:
i.During the meet,2 sides agreed to speed up the work on the strategic Chabahar project, which is being jointly developed by India, Iran and Afghanistan.
ii.Both sides also agreed to celebrate their 70th anniversary of bilateral treaty of friendship in 2020.As a part of the celebration,they will promote exchanges between the Parliamentarians, organize cultural festivals, promote people-to-people contact and youth exchanges.
iii.The Chabahar project, which was signed in May 2016, is considered a gateway to trade opportunities with the three countries of Central Asian Nations.
iv.Jaishankar also met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani & held talks about the bilateral cooperation between the two sides.
Chabahar port:
It is on the Indian Ocean about 100 kilometres west of the Pakistan border.It consists of 2 separate ports -Shahid Kalantari &Shahid Beheshti.India and Iran first agreed to plans to further develop Shahid Beheshti port in 2003.
About Iran:
Capital
– Tehran
Currency– Iranian rial

BANKING & FINANCE

Large co-op banks to report exposures above Rs 5 cr to CRILC: RBI
On December 28, 2019, In a bid to find out early recognition of financial crisis, India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has asked all primary urban cooperative banks (UCBs) to report all exposures (including all fund-based and non-fund-based exposure on the borrower) of Rs 5 crore and above to the Central Repository of Information on Large Credits (CRILC), maintained by RBI.
These will also include special mention accounts (SMA)- those assets/accounts that shows traits of bad asset quality in the first 90 days itself or before it being identified as NPA(Non-Performing assets).
Earlier in December 2019, in a 5th bi-monthly monetary policy review, the RBI had announced the introduction of the CRILC report to primary (Urban) Cooperative Bank (UCB) with assets of Rs 500 crore and above.
UCB will have to submit CRILC report on a quarterly basis. It will start from 31 December 2019.
RBI will take strict action as per the provisions of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, if  UCBs didn’t take utmost care about data accuracy and integrity while submitting the information /data on large credit….Click here to Read More

RBI releases 20th Financial Stability Report (FSR): Bank’s gross NPA ratio to be 9.9 % in September 2020
On December 27, 2019, According to the 20th issue of the Financial Stability Report (FSR) 2019 released by Reserve Bank of India(RBI), the gross non-performing assets (GNPA) ratio of all scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) can increase from 9.3% in September 2019 to 9.9 % in September 2020 due to changes in macroeconomic conditions, modest growth in new NPAs and the impact of declining credit growth rate.
Bank wise estimation of gross GNPA: the GNPA ratio of public sector banks (PSBs) will increase from 12.7 % in September 2019 to 13.2 % in September 2020 and the GNPA ratio of private banks (PVBs) from 3.9 % to reach 4.2 %. The GNPAs of foreign banks can also rise to 3.1 % from 2.9 %.
Credit growth: The report noted that Scheduled commercial banks’ (SCBs) credit growth remained low at 8.7 % year-on-year (Y-O-Y) basis in September 2019, down from 13.2 % registered in March 2019.However, Private sector banks registered double-digit credit growth of 16.5 % in September 2019….Click here to Read More

SBI to bring new OTP-based cash withdrawal system for above Rs 10,000 from January 1, 2020
On December 27, 2019, State Bank of India (SBI), an Indian multinational, public sector bank, has taken a big step to curb bank fraud and provide secure banking to its customers by launching new OTP(one-time-password ) based ATM (Automated Teller Machine) withdrawal of above Rs 10,000  during 8 PM to 8 AM. The new system will be implemented across the country from 1 January 2020.
Key Points:
i.However, this system will not be applicable if SBI customers withdraw cash from ATM of another bank, as this facility is not yet developed in National Financial Switch(NFS).
ii.OTP: It is a system-generated numeric string of characters that authenticates the user for a single transaction.
About State Bank of India (SBI):
Founded– 1 July 1955 (as SBI)
Headquarters– Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chairman– Rajnish Kumar
Tagline– With you all the way, Pure Banking Nothing Else, The Nation’s banks on us.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS     

Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Anjum Chopra to receive BCCI’s CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2019CK-Nayudu awardKrishnamachari Srikkanth (60), Former Indian cricket team captain and member of the 1983 World Cup-winning team & former Indian women’s Cricket team captain Anjum Chopra (42) will be the recipient of prestigious Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)’s CK Nayudu Lifetime Award for the year 2019. The award will be presented on January 12 during the BCCI Annual Award function in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Interesting Facts about Krishnamachari Srikkanth:

Former Indian captain, Krishnamachari Srikkanth(60) hails from Tamil Nadu.He played for India from the year 1981–1992. He retired from international cricket in 1993. He was the first Indian player to score a half-century and pick up 5 wickets in an ODI.
Interesting Facts about Anjum Chopra:
Former Indian women’s Cricket team captain Anjum Chopra (42) hails from New Delhi. She Played for India from the year 1995–2012.
Awards:
She is the first Indian woman cricketer to receive Honorary Membership of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), Lord’s Cricket Ground, London. She had received various awards including Padma Shri, Arjuna Award.
Achievements:
She became the first Indian player to score an ODI century for India, first captain to win a Test Series abroad, first player to play 100 ODIs for India, first female sportscaster and player to commentate on men’s cricket matches & first to play 6 World Cups for India (four ODI World Cups and two T20s).
About BCCI:
Headquarter- Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chief Executive Officer- Rahul Johri

Major Anoop Mishra awarded “Army Design Bureau Excellence Award” for developing bulletproof jacket ‘Sarvatra Kawach’On December 23, 2019, Major Anoop Mishra received the “Army Design Bureau Excellence Award” by Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat for indigenously developing the bullet-proof jacket named ‘Sarvatra Kawach’ .The award was presented during the Army Technology Seminar (ARTECH) that held in New Delhi with the theme ‘Technologies for Non – Contact Warfare’
History behind ‘Sarvatra Kawach’ development:

Major Anoop Mishra was hit by a bullet on his jacket during deployment in Jammu and Kashmir but he was saved luckily.After this incident, he decided to develop a full-body bulletproof jacket that can save the lives of soldiers. The Jacket can withstand a sniper bullet even from 10 metres. It was developed in the College of Military Engineering in Pune.

UN declares Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai as the most famous teenager of the decadeMalala Yousafzai (also known as Malala), a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Peace Prize (2014) laureate, was named as “the most famous teenager in the world” by the United Nations (UN) in its ‘Decade in Review’ report released on December 23, 2019.
Key Points:

i.The report covers a decade of major events happened between 2010 and the end of 2013, celebrities and agreements that have become most famous. The report includes big news such as the devastating earthquake in 2010 in Haiti (a Caribbean country), the conflict that began in Syria in 2011 & Malala’s work in favour of girls’ education for the year 2012.
ii.Malala appointed as a UN Messenger of Peace in 2017 & recently on December 18, 2019, Teen Vogue , a former US print magazine, has chosen Malala as its cover person for its last issue of the decade.
About United Nations (UN):
Headquarters– New York, United States(US)
Founded– 24 October 1945
Secretary general– António Guterres

  APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATION   

Dennis Muilenburg,  CEO of Boeing steps down; David Calhoun succeedsBoeing CEO On 23rd December, 2019, Dennis Muilenburg, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of American Aerospace firm, Boeing has stepped down after MAX 737 crashes.He will be succeeded by its Chairman David L. Calhoun. But, he will not take charge as CEO until January 13, 2020.Untill he joins, Boeing’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Greg Smith will serve as interim CEO.

      OBITUARY

Veerashaiva community leader B.V. Katti passed away at the age of 86
On December 25, 2019 B.V. Katti, who was a former president of district unit of All-India Veerashaiva Mahasabha community, passed away in Belagavi, Karnataka at the age of 86 due to old age ailments.
Key Points:
i.Born in Kadrolli village of Karnataka, BV Katti served as an Indian Administrative Service(IAS) officer and retired as  Divisional Commissioner in Belagavi. He joined revenue service dept. as an Assistant Commissioner.
ii.He held the post as president of Veerashaiva for around 20 years and was also part of the group that built the Lingayat Bhavan in Belagavi.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Sanjay Dharwadker authored “Diamond In My Palm” – Tale of 12 diamonds from Golconda that India lost forever
Sanjay Dharwadker authored the book titled “Diamond In My Palm” that describes, how the world’s 12 greatest diamonds originated from Golconda and Kollur mines in Andhra Pradesh & later took away by Mughals, Persians, Brits, French, Turks and Russians after centuries of bloody wars, conspiracies and million-dollar deals, and now ensconced in their national treasures. The novel also describes about India, its journey in time and its unparalleled spiritual past. The book has been published by Stellar Publishers.
The important diamonds listed in the book were Koh-i-Noor (In London), pink Darya-i-Noor (now in Tehran), the pale, flat-shaped Shah Diamond and the half egg eye shaped, blue-green Orlov Diamond (nestling in Kremlin); and the fabled Blue Diamond(now the Hope Diamond in the Smithsonian) .

Noted economist S Gurumurthy releases book “Politics of Opportunism” penned by R P N SinghS Gurumurthy releases bookOn December 27, 2019, Noted Economist, Columnist &Political analyst. Swaminathan Gurumurthy has released a book titled “Politics of Opportunism” written by R P N (Ratanjit Pratap Narain ) Singh, at a function held in New Delhi.
Key Points:

i.The book, published by Vitasta Publishing Pvt. Ltd, talks about the relation between the centre and states & the growth of regional parties in India.
ii.RNP Singh is a former Intelligence Bureau(IB) officer. He received prestigious Presidents Police Medal, Indian Police Medal, the Sukriti & Kautilya awards for his commendable services.

STATE NEWS

‘Mukhyamantri Aawas Yojana’ – Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launched the scheme for Jhuggi Jhopri (JJ) clusters
On 24th December 2019, Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal launched the scheme named ‘Mukhyamantri Aawas Yojana’ for the residents of Jhuggi Jhopri (JJ) clusters & it will provide a pucca house to every citizen in Delhi.
Keypoints:
i.Delhi government has conducted the survey under Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) that mandated to construct houses for the slum dwellers.
ii.During the event, the government has distributed ownership certificates to 65,000 families residing in slums. They will be provided with Pucca house soon.
About Delhi
Capital- New Delhi
Governor- Anil Baijal (21st)

Maharashtra cabinet approved Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Farmer Loan Waiver & Shiv Bhojan scheme
On December 25, 2019, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray approved the “Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Farmer Loan Waiver Scheme” and subsidized meal scheme named “Shiv Bhojan” programme for the poor.
Key Points:
i.Under Farmer Loan Waiver Scheme short-term crop loan up to Rs 2 lakh taken by farmers between April 1, 2015-March 31, 2019, and short-term restructured crop loan arrears up to September 30, 2019, will be waived. It will be implemented from March 2020 and Maha Vikas Aghadi will provide Rs 21,216 crore for scheme.
ii.Shiv Bhojan” programme: The Rs 6.4 crore programme will be started as pilot project for three months. Under this, at least one ‘Shiv Bhojan’ canteen will be started at district headquarters. Each canteen will serve 500 thalis (plates) which is available at Rs 10 each, consisting of two chapatis, one vegetable, rice and dal. Canteens serving the meal will be functional between 12 noon and 2 pm.
About Maharashtra:
Capital– Mumbai
State Animal– Giant Squirrel (Giant Squirrel)
State Bird– Green Imperial Pigeon (Treron Phoenicopterus)
State Tree– Mango
State Flower– Jarul (or Taamhan) (Lagerstroemia flos-reginae)

Haryana CM Khattar unveiled five e-initiatives, including Lokayukta portal
On December 25, 2019, the Chief Minister(CM) of Haryana Shri Manohar Lal Khattar launched 5 new e-initiatives, including Lokayukta portal and 42 new schemes and services on the Saral portal, at the State-level Good Governance programme marking the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister(PM) Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The remaining 3 initiatives were websites of all 22 districts in the state, integration of 91 Tehsils (administrative areas)to Web Helris and digital map of village Sirsi (district Karnal) to make the village free from Lal Dora.

  • The year 2020 will be observed as “Susashan Sankalp Varsh”. Reforms in governance will be invited from people in the state. A website will also be created in this regard.
  • The pilot project of Sirsi village has been completed for the rural and abadi deh areas and field verification of Sirsi work has been done thus the village became the first village in the state to become ‘Lal Dora free’….Click here to Read More

AC BYTES

Tropical Cyclone Sarai  lashed Coastal area of Fiji
Tropical Cyclone Sarai has lashed the Pacific island nation Fiji, with 140km/h winds forcing hundreds of people to evacuate to higher ground ahead of possible flooding.

******Current Affairs 28 December 2019 Headlines******

  1. Finance Ministry announced mandatory linkage of Aadhar for PMVVY
  2. Home ministry laid India’s 1st transit oriented project; Delhi to get tallest tower
  3. India to cross 100-GW renewable energy capacity mark in 2020
  4. NTPC add 10GW solar energy capacity by 2022 with Rs 50,000 crore investment
  5. More than 1 crore houses sanctioned under PMAY(U): Hardeep Singh Puri
  6. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan inaugurated 2nd edition of Eat Right Mela in New Delhi
  7. Odisha governor Ganeshi lal dedicated BPCL  LPG bottling plant at Balangir, Odisha
  8. National Tribal Dance Fest 2019 started in Raipur, Chhattisgarh
  9. Mumbai’s CSMT railway station becomes 1st to get “Eat Right Station” certification from FSSAI
  10. EAM S Jaishankar co-chairs 19th Joint commission meeting 2019 b/w India & Iran held in Tehran
  11. Large co-op banks to report exposures above Rs 5 cr to CRILC: RBI
  12. RBI releases 20th Financial Stability Report (FSR): Bank’s gross NPA ratio to be 9.9 % in September 2020
  13. SBI to bring new OTP-based cash withdrawal system for above Rs 10,000 from January 1, 2020
  14. Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Anjum Chopra to receive BCCI’s CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2019
  15. Major Anoop Mishra was conferred with “Army Design Bureau Excellence Award” for indigenously developing the bullet-proof jacket – ‘Sarvatra Kawach’
  16. UN declares Pakistani activist Malala yousafzai as the most famous teenager of the decade
  17. Dennis Muilenburg,  CEO of Boeing steps down; David Calhoun succeeds
  18. Veerashaiva community leader B.V. Katti passed away at the age of 86
  19. Sanjay Dharwadker authored “Diamond In My Palm” – Tale of 12 diamonds from Golconda that India lost forever
  20. Noted economist S Gurumurthy releases book “Politics of Opportunism” penned by R P N Singh
  21. ‘Mukhyamantri Aawas Yojana’ – Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal launched the scheme for the residents of Jhuggi Jhopri (JJ) clusters
  22. Maharashtra cabinet approved Mahatma Jyotirao Phule Farmer Loan Waiver & Shiv Bhojan scheme
  23. Haryana CM Khattar unveiled five e-initiatives, including Lokayukta portal
  24. Tropical Cyclone Sarai  lashed Coastal area of Fiji

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