News for the day – 4 December 2019

Headlines

  • P Chidambaram will be in parliament session tomorrow at 11 am : Karti Chidambaram

  • Cabinet has given approval for the launch of Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund. Fund to provide additional money for CPSUs, CPSEs & other Government organizations Bharat Bond ETF would be the first corporate bond ETF in the country

  • ‘Phew. At last after 106 days :)’ : Tweeted Karti Chidambaram after the SC judgement

  • Supreme Court grants bail to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in INX Media Case

  • Sundar Pichai takes over as CEO of Alphabet as Google founders step down

  • Application seeking a stay on the implementation of the Electoral Bonds Scheme of 2018 to be heard by the Supreme Court in January 2020 : Bar & Bench

  • Sabarimala – Supreme Court agrees to hear next week application seeking directions for the State of Kerala to ensure safe passage and entry of women in the temple

  • Chief of the Naval Staff & Vice Chiefs of Indian Army and Indian Air Force pay homage at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Navy Day

  • Schools across India will now be rated on the basis of their Fitness Quotient. Fit India School Rating System to be launched today: Kiren Rijiju

National

After more than 100 days, SC grants bail to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in INX Media Case

‘Phew. At last after 106 days :)’ : Tweeted Karti Chidambaram after the SC judgement

  • Supreme Court grants bail to former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in INX Media money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate.
  • Justice Bopanna said, ‘Gravity of an offence required to be kept in mind. Gravity of an offence to be gathered from the facts and circumstances of each case.’
  • P. Chidambaram to execute Bailbond of Rs. 2 lakh and also produce two sureties.
  • To co-operate in the investigation and not to make any statements to the press.
  • Cannot travel overseas and must not tamper or influence witnesses.
  • The Court adds that this order will not to have any bearing on other related cases.
Source : Bar&Bench

Sundar Pichai takes over as CEO of Alphabet as Google founders step down

@Sundarpichai :

  • I’m excited about Alphabet’s long term focus on tackling big challenges through technology.
  • Thanks to Larry & Sergey, we have a timeless mission, enduring values and a culture of collaboration & exploration – a strong foundation we’ll continue to build on.

A letter from Larry and Sergey

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Read More : https://blog.google/inside-google/alphabet/letter-from-larry-and-sergey/

If only there was some way of monetising these ‘exports,’ India would have a perpetual balance of payments surplus! : Anand Mahindra

@anandmahindra : 

  • India’s most robust export product is probably the ‘Global CEO.’
    It’s now a universal perception that Indian executives are leadership material.
    If only there was some way of monetising these ‘exports,’ India would have a perpetual balance of payments surplus!

 

 

On Navy Day, we salute our courageous navy personnel. Their valuable service and sacrifice have made our nation stronger and safer : PM Modi

@indiannavy :

Chief of the Naval Staff & Vice Chiefs of Indian Army and Indian Air Force pay homage at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Navy Day.

 

 

Schools across India will now be rated on the basis of their Fitness Quotient

  • Schools across India will now be rated on the basis of their Fitness Quotient. Fitness of students, teachers, fitness infrastructure and fitness activities will determine how fit the school is.
  • Minisiter for Youth Affairs & Sports, Kiren Rijiju and HRD Minister, Dr RP Nishank will launch the Fit India School Rating System today.

 

 

‘Enjoyed a mesmerising cultural evening’

@drharshvardhan – Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare

  • Happy to have chaired a meeting with the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations.
  • Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, that is protecting generations, celebrates the good work being done in India on the vaccination front !
  • Various issues were discussed with Gavi team members, including India’s Contribution to Gavi corpus. Under Phase 2 (2017-20), India agreed for an enhanced contribution of US$2 million per annum for 4 years. This contribution will come to an end in 2021.
  • Gavi is a public-private global health partnership, comprising of developing nations, donor govts,WHO,UNICEF,World Bank, the vaccine industry, CSOs & private philanthropists, aiming to increase the access to immunization in the world’s poorest countries.
  • Enjoyed a mesmerising cultural evening with team members of GAVI and hundred other delegates at a gala dinner in Delhi !
  • Some moments of sheer ecstasy as GAVI team and other delegates sang and danced with the cultural troupe members.

Official “Theme Song” of the Khelo India Youth Games, Guwahati 2020

 

 

Tamil Nadu

@mafoikprajan : MLA-Avadi, TN Minister for Art, Culture Archeology & Museums
  • Delighted to visit Heritage Gallery of Southern Railway in Egmore while meeting the GM-SR for Avadi related devptal issues.
  • Absolutely breathtaking storehouse of memories including transporting elephants through wagons, UNESCO for NMR, Royapuram creation, …Must see for all!

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Pic Courtesy : @mafoikprajan

 

 

Off-Beat

8th International Sand Art festival underway at Chandrabhaga beach, Konark, Odisha.
Few Glimpses of the Sand Art Festival, Pictures shared by @sudarsansand.

 

 

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