General News Monsoon session: Both Houses of Parliament face continuous disruptions over Manipur issue. Jagdeep Dhankhar reconstitutes Rajya Sabha panel of vice-chairpersons; half of them women. Jaishankar, Derek O’Brien among 11 elected to Rajya Sabha from 3 states. Lok Sabha Speaker accepts the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against the Modi govt. PM Modi, President Macron participate in Bastille Day celebrations in Paris; PM conferred with France’s highest award ‘Grand Cross of Legion of Honour’. PM Modi arrives in UAE for bilateral talks; Energy, defence and food security part of agenda. PM Modi holds talks with Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe. PM Modi chairs 23rd SCO Summit virtually; China’s Jinping, Russia’s Putin, Pakistan’s Shehbaz Sharif joins. Ajit Doval meets Chinese diplomat Wang Yi, highlights need to restore peace in border areas. EAM S Jaishankar meets Myanmar counterpart; discusses India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway. Congress appoints Kanhaiya Kumar as AICC in-charge of National Students’ Union of India. 28 opposition parties meet in Bengaluru for 2-day unity meeting to discuss strategies ahead of 2024 polls. UPA renamed as Indian National Democratic Inclusive Alliance(INDIA) ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. 39 NDA allies vow to contest 2024 LS polls under Modi’s leadership in […] Read more
General News PM Modi embarks on a three-day state visit to the US; both countries sign many vital agreements. PM Modi, Egyptian President El-Sisi sign deal to elevate bilateral relationship to a “Strategic Partnership“. NSA Ajit Doval holds talks with US NSA Jake Sullivan on bilateral, regional & international issues. Eastern Ladakh border row: India, China hold in-person diplomatic talks. India, Nepal agree to tackle boundary dispute amicably; ink raft of pacts to broad-base ties. India, Bangladesh agree to initiate 5 joint development projects for border population. Jaishankar, Brazilian counterpart hold talks on advancing cooperation in BRICS, IBSA, G20 blocs. PM Modi writes to G20 members, proposes full membership for African Union. US Defence Secretary Austin arrives in India, holds talks with Rajnath Singh. PM Modi and Saudi Crown Prince discuss ways to bolster relations in connectivity, energy & defence. President Murmu holds talks with Suriname President; 3 MoUs signed in Agriculture and Health sectors. NITI Aayog, UN sign GoI-UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2023-27. Guinness world record created at PM Modi’s Yoga event in US for most nationalities. PM Modi flags off 5 Vande Bharat trains in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh. Agriculture ministry launches PM Kisan Mobile App with face […] Read more
General News PM Modi dedicates new Parliament building to the nation, ‘Sengol’ placed in Lok Sabha chamber. PM releases special stamp, ₹75 coin to mark inauguration of new Parliament building. PM Modi attends 2023 Quad Leaders’ Summit in Sydney. Quad leaders express deep concern over Ukraine war; mourn its terrible humanitarian consequences. G7 Nations urge China to press Russia to end war in Ukraine, respect Taiwan’s status, fair trade rules. PM Modi embarks on a six-day visit to Japan, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. Rajnath Singh hands over fast patrol vessel landing craft assault ship to Maldives. EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum: Jaishankar discusses Indo-Pacific, Ukraine war with his counterparts. President Murmu confers 37 Gallantry Awards during Defence Investiture ceremony. President Droupadi Murmu inaugurates the country’s largest High Court building in Ranchi . PM Modi distributes about 71,000 appointment letters to newly inducted recruits under Rozgar Mela. All states to celebrate statehood days of other states also in order to promote Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. Arjun Ram Meghwal appointed as Law & Justice Minister; Kiren Rijiju assigned Ministry of Earth Sciences. Siddaramaiah sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka for second term; D K Shivakumar as Deputy CM. Karnataka portfolios: Siddaramaiah […] Read more
General News Karnataka Assembly Elections to take place on May 10, counting to be held on May 13. Assembly election results 2023: Neiphiu Rio takes oath as Nagaland CM for fifth term. Conrad Sangma takes oath as Meghalaya CM and Manik Saha as Tripura CM for second term. Both houses of Parliament face multiple disruptions over Rahul Gandhi and Adani issues. Rahul Gandhi convicted ‘Modi surname’ defamation case, disqualified by Parliament.. PM Modi inaugurates 8th edition of Raisina Dialogue; Italian PM Giorgia Meloni Chief Guest of the event. Australian PM Anthony Albanese visits India; becomes first foreign leader to visit INS Vikrant. Japanese PM Fumio Kishida arrives in India on a two-day visit. India signs $ 1 billion loan pact with World Bank to boost healthcare infra. India, Mexico sign MoU on research, technology and innovation collaborations. India, World Food Programme sign MoU during Global Millets Conference. PM Modi unveils official stamp, coin of the International Year of Millets 2023 at Global Millets Conference. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Air Force discuss opportunities for India-US defence cooperation. Govt advises states to follow 5-fold strategy to fight Covid-19 as cases go up. NITI Aayog holds inter-ministerial meeting to review Seasonal Influenza situation […] Read more
General News Part 1 of Budget session concludes, Parliament to meet again on 13th March. Assembly elections 2023: Tripura records 87.63% voter turnout; Megahalaya 76.27%, Nagaland 84.08%. NSA Ajit Doval meets US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, discusses India-US strategic ties. US, India elevate strategic partnership under iCET, launch initiatives to expand technology partnership. Ajit Doval holds wide-ranging discussions with Russian President Putin in Moscow. India and Spain agree to collaborate on digital infrastructure, climate action and sustainable development. India, France, UAE agree for trilateral cooperation initiative, in fields including energy, defence, economy. India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval meets his UK counterpart Tim Barrow in London. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrives in India for 2-day visit; hold wide-ranging talks with PM Modi. Cabinet approves projects worth ₹6,600 crore to strengthen India’s borders. Centre drops mandate to upload Air Suvidha form for travellers from China, Japan, other 4 countries. 14th edition of Asia’s largest aero show, Aero India 2023 kicks off in Bengaluru. Rajnath Singh holds bilateral meeting with defence heads of 7 nations on the sidelines of the show. EAM Jaishankar, Fiji President Wiliame Katonivere inaugurate 12th World Hindi Conference in Nadi. Indian Army changes Agniveer induction process, entrance […] Read more
General News Budget Session of Parliament begins with President Droupadi Murmu’s address. Assembly polls for Tripura to be held on Feb 16, Meghalaya & Nagaland on Feb 27; counting on Mar 2. India celebrates 74th Republic Day with vibrant parade on Kartavya Path for the first time. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi Sisi witnesses parade as Chief Guest. President Murmu confers Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2023 to 11 children. PM Modi names 21 islands of Andaman Nicobar after Param Vir Chakra Awardees. Jaishankar holds talks with IAEA Chief on global energy situation, Ukraine conflict. Jaishankar meets Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe; holds discussion with his counterpart Sabry. India hosts virtual summit to flag challenges facing global South countries. Ministry of Defence signs up with other Ministries to award degrees to Agniveers. Rajnath Singh unveils crucial 28 projects along LAC in Arunachal Pradesh. India Navy commissions fifth Kalvari class submarine Vagir. EC’s demonstration of remote voting machine halted as Opposition protests. Jal Jeevan Mission achieves milestone of providing tap water to 11 crore rural households. PM Modi flags off World’s Longest River Cruise-MV Ganga Vilas from Varanasi. Amit Shah inaugurates projects worth ₹52 crore in Nagaland and worth ₹1,311 crore in […] Read more
General News Winter Session of Parliament concludes six days ahead of schedule; both Houses pass nine bills. 97% productivity recorded in Lok Sabha, 102% in Rajya Sabha. BJP secures over 52% vote share in Gujarat; Bhupendra Patel takes oath as CM for 2nd consecutive term. Himachal: Congress wins 40 of 68 seats; Sukhvinder Sukhu takes oath as CM, Mukesh Agnihotri as Deputy. AAP becomes latest political outfit to get ‘national party’ status Delhi MCD Election 2022: AAP crosses the majority mark and wins 134 seats. Maharashtra first state to pass Lokayukta Bill that will bring CM, Cabinet under its ambit. ECI calls all-party meeting to demonstrate remote voting tech for domestic migrants. India begins its G20 presidency; PM calls on states to showcase rich potential & vibrant culture in events. Jaishankar meets UAE counterpart in Abu Dhabi, discusses regional issues. India and Finland sign joint declaration of Intent on migration and mobility between the two countries. India, Germany ink migration and mobility partnership agreement. PM Modi virtually inaugurates 3 National Ayush Institutes, to promote traditional medicine research. PM Modi unveils several development projects worth over ₹6,800 crore in Tripura, Meghalaya. India, China hold 17th round of military talks on eastern […] Read more