European Leaders Negotiating Brexit After Exit Polls

European leaders on Friday would charge EU negotiator Michel Barnier with negotiating a close trade deal with Britain once the PM Boris Johnson wins the election for an orderly Brexit. Exit poll results on Brexit predicted a workable parliamentary majority for Boris Johnson.

Brexit result awaited by European leaders

New president of the European Council Charles Michel was hopeful of a strong message about Brexit. He said that the council was ready for the next step and that they would see that the British Parliament accepted the Withdrawal Agreement and took a decision.

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen agreed but added that Brussels would congratulate the winner and look forward for post-Brexit trade talks.

France’s minister for European affairs, Amelie de Montchalin said the Brexit result would comfort President Emmanuel Macron who wanted London to leave the bloc on January 31 as planned.

Brexit text

The EU leaders had a Brexit text draft ready to adopt on Friday at the end of two-day summit at Brussels. According to latest draft, 27 EU leaders would reconfirm their support for Brexit and orderly exit of Britain according to the Withdrawal Agreement signed by British PM Boris Johnson.

Also, the EU leaders would call for a future relationship based on a balance of rights and obligations with UK. The new relationship would ensure a level playing field in terms of business and trade rules. The leaders would ask the European Commission to prepare a draft for future relationship with the UK after its withdrawal.


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After Mamata Banerjee, Punjab And Kerala CMs Also Stand Against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

Chief ministers of Kerala and Punjab have decided to follow West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee that is opposing implementation of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in West Bengal.

Mamata Banerjee on CAB

Mamata Banerjee turned down the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill even before it was passed by parliament. She voiced her concern about minorities while addressing a gathering in Kharagpur at the same time when Union Home Minister Amit Shah was speaking over CAB in the Lok Sabha. Minorities shouldn’t get scared of the bill as WB government was with them. She was also opposing National Register of Citizens.

Kerala CM on CAB

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayansaid that Kerala had no place for such an “unconstitutional law”. He further said that the constitutional guarantee of equal citizenship to all irrespective their faith was made void by this law. He said that any move to determine citizenship in the basis of religion was equal to rejecting the constitution.

Punjab CM on CAB

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said that Congress with majority would oppose the bill in the assembly and block the unconstitutional bill from being implemented in the state. He further said that the law was very divisive in nature.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The controversial bill has been passed by the parliament and it is waiting assent of the President Ram Nath Kovind. The Indian Muslim League of Kerala has challenged the bill in Supreme Court and the Congress is expected to file its challenge soon. The bill is getting maximum opposition in North East where two people have already been killed in police firing in Guwahati.


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A man dies after eating 41 eggs in the challenge of eating 50 eggs, Rs.2000

Recently, in Uttar Pradesh, the new image of the ego is discovered. The incident held yesterday at Jaunpur district where two friends made a challenge in anger that one needs to eat 50 eggs at a time for Rs.2000. And the ego of that person who accepts this challenge cost his death.

What police say about this incident?

The UP police said the two friends Yadav and his friend made a bet at the Bibiganj market to eat 50 eggs for Rs.2000. This challenge came across after their big argument in the market while eating eggs.

The other friend, Subash accepted the challenge and dies after eating the 41 eggs. When he started to eat 42 eggs, his body shrunken and fell unconscious. The near people take Subash to the hospital, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science. But he died after an hour.

What doctor says about the subash’s sudden death?

When Subash referred to the hospital, the doctor examined that he was died because of overeating. The family member of the subash’s denied this comment, police said.

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India Launched Satellite Made By An Israeli School

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) launched Indian satellite RISAT-2BR1 with 9 satellites of four countries at 03:25 PM from Satish Dhawan space centre inSriharikota.

RISAT-2BR1 satellite

The RISAT-2BR1 is a radar imaging and earth observation satellite and it can take clear images in clouds and low light conditions. It packs 0.35-meter resolution camera that can locate and recognize to different articles even when they are only 35 cm apart. It weighs 628 kg and it would work for 5 years. This satellite would help armed forces in keeping a tab over infiltration in the border areas.

Security agencies require 4 RISAT satellites

ISRO is planning to launch the RISAT-2BR2 satellite this month and another after the second launch but no launch date is revealed yet. Security agencies need at least 4 RISAT satellites to keep a watch over specific places. These satellites would provide real help in locating infiltration and conducing encounters.

PSLV-C48 rocket is used in launch

It was the 50th mission of PSLV and 75th rocket launched from Sriharikota. Also, it was the 37th launch from the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan space centre. ISRO has lined 13 launch mission till 6th March 2020. Out of these 13 launches, 6 belong to big vehicle mission and 7 satellite mission.

Rockets launched of other countries

ISRO launched 6 satellites of USA and 1 nano satellite each of Israel, Japan, Italy and Israel. The Israeli satellite is named Duchifat-3 and it is made by Israel Science Centre and students of Sha’arHaNegev High school.


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India Beat West Indies By 67 Runs And Wins Series With 2-1

India beat West Indies by 67 runs in the third match of T-20 series. With this win, India won the series by 2-1. Indian team won the first match but lost the second. The third match was played on Wednesday in Wankhede stadium Mumbai. With this series, India won three consecutive series against West Indies. India won the first series by 3-0 in 2018 and second series with 3-0 in August this year.

Highlights of the series

Rahul became Man-of-the-Match and Virat Kohli was Man-of-the-Series

Virat Kohli made 113 runs in the series

It is second time that three Indian batsmen made 50+ runs in T20

Kohli made his 24th half-century; Rohit made 19th half-century and Rahul made 8th half-century

Three Indian batsmen made half-centuries for the first time in T20 in England in 2007

Rohit made record of 400 sixes

Rohit became third cricketer to make 400 sixes in the international cricket. With 534 sixes, Chris Gayle of West Indies is the first batsman to hit maximum sixes. He’s followed by Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi with 476 sixes. Rohit comes third with 400 sixes. But Rohit is the first Indian batsman to hit 400 sixes in international cricket.

West Indies lost maximum T20 matches

World Champion West Indies lost its 61st T20 match on Wednesday and became the second team losing maximum T20 matches after Sri Lanka. Both the teams have lost equal number matches in T20. Bangladesh (60 losses) comes second, New Zealand (56 losses) is third, Pakistan (55 losses) is fourth and Zimbabwe (54 losses) is fifth team with maximum T20 losses.


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Finland’s Sanna Marin Is The Youngest PM Of The World And She Heads A Young Coalition

Finland becomes the first nation to get the youngest prime minister of the world. 34-year old Sanna Marin is all set to swear in as Finland’s Prime Minster. And she will head a coalition government with four parties headed by women politicians and three of them are under 35.

Young women coalition partners of Finland

Sanna Marin (34)

A Master in Administrative Sciences from the University of Tampere, Sanna Marin boasts of rich experience in politics. She was the first Vice President of the Social Democratic Youth between 2010 and 2012. She was elected as the City Council of Tampere in 2012 and member of the Parliament of Finland in 2015. Today she is the youngest price minister in the world.

Li Andersson (32)

Born on 1987, Li Andersson has been leading the Left Alliance party since 2016. Earlier she was the head of The Left Youth of Finland from 2011 to 2015. She holds a bachelor degree in Social Services and has studied international law at Abo Akademi University. Presently she’s specializing in international human rights law and refugee law.

Maria Ohisalo (34)

Maria Ohisalo hails from Helsinki and is leader of the Green League party. A sports enthusiast, she graduated from the Makelanrinne Sports Gymnasium in 2004 and went to pursue Master’s degree in social science followed by a doctorate in sociology. She joined the Green League party in 2008 and became its head in 2019.

KatriKulmuni (32)

Katri Kulmuni holds a Master’s degree in social science from the University of Lapland. She’s the leader of Centre Party of Finland and has been a member of Parliament of Finland since 2015. She became … Read the rest

Congress Writes To Its State Presidents To Protest The Citizenship Bill Today

Congress will hold protest against the passage of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 in the Lok Sabha. It has urged its leaders and workers to hold protests across the country on Wednesday.

Congress General Secretary (Organisation) K.C. Venugopal said that the people were aware that the Congress was opposing the CAB that was likely to be taken up in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The party needed to enlighten the public at large on the party’s stand and mobilized support in favour of party’s decision. He also wrote a letter to party state Presidents.

Letter of Mr Venugopal

He requested the party leaders and workers to undertake dharna pradarshan (protest) against the Bill in state headquarters by involving the senior leaders and frontal organisations.

The letter came out after former Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi criticised the CAB calling it an attack on the constitution of India. Mr Gandhi said that anyone supporting the bill was destroying the foundation of nation.

The CAB passed in the Lok Sabha sought to give nationality to non-Muslim refugees from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan despite vehement opposition from major opposition parties. He also termed the bill anti-Muslim.

Parties that opposed CAB

The Congress, the TMC, Revolutionary Socialist Party, DravidaMunnetraKazhgam (DMK), All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen (AIMIM), Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), AIUDF, BSP, Samajwadi Party, AamAadmi Party and YSR Congress opposed CAB citing various grounds. But the bill was passed with 311 voting in its favour and 80 against the bill.


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South Africa’s ZozibiniTunzi Crowned Miss Universe 2019 But India’s Vartika Singh Had To Contend With Top 20 Placement

ZozibiniTunzi of South Africa was crowned Miss Universe 2019 at massive competition at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. The 26-year old became the third Miss Universe from South Africa after Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters being declared the winner in 2017.

The news was broken to the world through Miss Universe’s official Instagram account. Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray from the Philippines presented The Miss Universe 2019 ZozibiniTunzi with the crown.

Miss Universe competition

ZozibiniTunzi beat more than 90 contestants from the globe to became Miss Universe 2019. Miss India was also one of the contestants. The televised event hosted by American comic-turned-TV personality Steve Harvey.

Miss Puerto Rico Madison Anderson was the first runner-up and the second position was secured by Ashley Alvidrez of Mexico. Contestants from Columbia and Thailand were also in the top 5 participants.

Miss India Vartika Singh secured a place in the top 20 of the world’s biggest beauty pageant but she crashed out.

What did Tunzi say after being crowned?

She said that she grew up in the world women of her skin and hare weren’t considered to be beautiful. She said that she wanted the children to look at her and saw her face. She further said that she wanted the children saw their faces reflected in her.

Tunzi said that the Miss Universe platform had become amazing as it was getting voice people were passionate about. She said that she had voice but it was Miss Universe platform that allowed to amplify her voice.


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18 New McLaren Models Will Enter India Market By 2025

The British sportscar and supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive has plans to come to India under its expansion plans. The car maker is looking for new markets including Russia, India and Central/Easter Europe.

McLaren Automotive statement

The car major announced 18 new cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and revealed its expansion plans for 2025 called Track25. McLaren first launched Track22 plan at Geneva Motor Show in 2016. It said that that Track25 is the update of the Track22 plan.

McLaren cars in the world

Presently it owns 86 outlets in 31 markets across the globe and it plans to increase its dealership to 100 units by 2025. Also, it announced to convert all its cars into hybrid within seven years. The car maker also promised new augmented driving features including lighter, superfast-charging and high-power battery system for performance applications that will reduce the electric-range around a race track to over 30 minutes.

Also, the company is investing £50 million in developing and manufacturing the future of lightweight technology at its McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC).

But the biggest thing is the launch of the successor of McLaren P1, the world’s first ever petrol-electric hybrid-hypercar, as part of Track25 plan. The company launched McLaren P1 five years ago.

Future of McLaren cars

The company plans enhancing its production to 6,000 cars a year under the Track25 plan. It would be almost 75% increase over its present output. As now, all its cars are hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Working, England.


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Highlights The Fiery Debate Of Citizenship Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha passed the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill in the midnight on Monday after spending 7 hours in heated debate and with 311 voting in favour and 80 against the bill. The bill will be tabled in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

During the debate, Union Home Minister Amit Shah assured the country that the CAB was no even 0.001% against the minorities residing in India. He even questioned the intention of Congress in opposing the bill and blamed Congress for dividing the country on religious lines in 1947. He stressed that the CAB would make it easy for non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan to become Indian citizens.

Highlights of the CAB debate

• PM Narendra Modi congratulated the Lok Sabha for passing the CAB and said that it was in centuries-old ethos of assimilation and belief in humanitarian values.

• Amit Shah said that CAB couldn’t be linked to National Register of Citizens (NRC) brought to identify illegal immigrants in India.

• Rejecting the claim that the centre was trying to make a Hindu Pakistan, Amit Shah said that Muslims had grown from 9.8% to 14% India but in Pakistan, minorities were reduced from 23% to 3.7%.

• Some north-eastern states have been excluded from CAB due to specific reasons.

Shiv-Sena was earlier opposed to the bill but later decided to support CAB in Lok Sabha.

• Congress posed the bitter objection and opposition to the bill. It claimed that CAB was against the spirit of the constitution. Shashi Tharoor even said that BJP’s thinking was similar to that of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah.


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