News 30th july

News 30th july

1. Former President APJ Abdul Kalam’s body laid to rest at his native place Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu with full state honours; Host of dignitaries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the funeral.

2. Lok Sabha adjourned till tomorrow and Rajya Sabha till 2 PM today as a mark of respect to Dr.Kalam; Lok Sabha speaker calls an all party meeting today to discuss smooth functioning of parliament.

3. 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon executed in Nagpur central jail.

4. In Gujarat, large scale relief and rescue operations in flood affected areas underway. Government announces cash relief of 300 crore rupees for flood affected Banaskantha district.

5. An Army jawan killed in sniper attack by Pakistani troops in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

6. Sensex surges about 150 points in the afternoon trade.

#News 23rd july

#News 23rd july

*Lalit Modi and Vyapam issues continue to disrupt Parliament for the third consecutive day today; Lok Sabha adjouned for the day; Rajya Sabha till 2 PM.

*Congress-led Opposition sticks to its demand of resignation of Sushma Swaraj, Vasundara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan before discussion; Government says protest is only for cameras.

*Shiv Sena criticises BJP for not pursuing Hindutva Agenda.

*Haryana Cabinet expanded with the induction of One Cabinet and two Ministers of State.

*Today is National Broadcasting Day; Government committed to autonomy to Prasar Bharati,says Information and Broadcasting Ministry.

*Sensex and Nifty trade in Red in afternoon session.

*Indian Cricket team for the upcoming test series against Sri
Lanka announced; Ishant Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara and Varun Aaron make a comeback.

#News 22nd July

#News 22nd July

1.Supreme Court dismisses curative petition of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon challenging his death sentence.

2. Logjam in Rajya Sabha over Opposition demand for resignation of Sushma Swaraj and Vasundhara Raje on Lalit Modi issue and Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Vyapam scam.

3. Government rules out resignations; says it is ready for discussion on Lalit Modi issue.

4. Delhi High Court terms process of granting security clearance to radio channels for participating in FM auction as vague and open to misuse.

5. Former Union Minister P.K. Thungon convicted by a Delhi Court in a 17 years old corruption case.

6. Vyapam scam issue rocks Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly.

7. In Assam, security forces gun down 3 militants and poachers in two different incidents at Chirang and Kaziranga.

8. BRICS bank starts its operations from Shanghai today.

9. Gold declines further by 150 rupees today to an almost 4 year low; Sensex down 238 points.

10. Eden Garden Kolkata to host the ICC World T20 Cricket final on 3rd April next year.

News 21st july

News 21st july

*Monsoon session of Parliament begins tomorrow; Opposition set to take on Government over Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam Scam; Government says, it is ready to discuss all issues on the floor of the house.

*Prime Minister says change in labour laws only after consensus with labour organisations.

*Supreme Court allows Madhya Pradesh SIT to continue filing charge sheets till Thursday in VYAPAM cases not yet taken over by CBI .

*BJP demands CBI enquiry in the alleged bribery case for water projects in Goa; Congress says, Central Government should approach US authorities to get the names in the case.

*Domestic Gold prices tumble to over two year low; International price falls to five year low.

*Indian Men’s Hockey team Chief coach Paul Van Ass says, he has been fired by Hockey India; Hockey India denies the statement.

#‎NEWS‬ 17th July

#‎NEWS‬ 17th July

1. New Delhi reacts strongly to unprovoked firing by Pakistan at Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir; Warns of firm response.

2. Supreme Court agrees to hear CBI plea on filing of chargesheets by SIT in Vyapam scam.

3. Centre constitutes expert group headed by Niti Ayog Vice Chairman for classification of caste data; Reiterates data to be released at an appropriate time.

4. Prime Minister assures Centre is working towards a solution to the decades-old Naga political issue.

5. Government introduces composite foreign investment cap by clubbing all forms of overseas investments for ease of doing business in the country.

6. Telecom Department releases final report on Net neutrality; recommends regulations of domestic calls made by Internet based calling applications.

7. In Assam, over 73 thousand people affected due to flood in Lakhimpur, Sonitpur, Dhemaji and Kokrajhar district; Centre and State Disaster Relief teams pressed into service.

8. Prime Minister’s scheduled visit to Varanasi cancelled due death of a labourer.

9. Eurozone finance ministers to decide today a new rescue package for Greece following acceptance to European Union’s tough conditions.

10. Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma crash out of Chinese Taipei Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in second round.

India’s 90,000 kms of national highways into green corridors

To transform India’s 90,000 kms of national highways into green corridors, the government will soon implement an ambitious policy under which one per cent of the road construction cost will go towards planting trees. The government plans to create a brigade of 1,000 contractors to fulfill this ambitious task, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said. “Now, we have taken a decision that one per cent of cost in construction is for tree plantation and other things. We are going to create 1,000 contractors in the country. “They will have their own nurseries. They will plant new trees and create a green area on national highways,” Gadkari said on the sidelines of an event on Waste Management. He said if the cost of road construction comes to around Rs 1 lakh crore, Rs 1,000 crore will go for plantation. “Planting trees in any particular area will depend on the soil suitability there, besides climate and success stories. Konkan in Maharashtra is famous for Alphanso, we can plant it there. “In Chhattisgarh we can have tamarind. Somewhere in between the road lengths we can have flowers like roses,” he said. He added that besides planting trees, the government is against felling of trees and a technology was being imported from Canada for transplantations. The new green policy, he said, will pave for creation of employment as well as contribute towards the economic growth of the country. The Indian road network of 33 lakh kms is the second largest in the world and consists of 92,851 kms of National Highways, which constitutes only 1.7 per cent of the road network but carry about 40 per cent of the total road traffic.