How Did EPS Reply To “Stalin’s Slipper” Remark By Former Union Minister A Raja?

Former Union Minister A Raja said that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami (EPS) worth less than Stalin’s slipper. He was referring to the DMK chief MK Stalin. In response, EPS gave a humble reply to A Raja’s remark.

Slugfest in Tamil Nadu elections

Tamil Nadu goes to poll on April 6 and this time it looks like a battle of survival between the ruling AIADMK and the opposition DMK. While the ruling AIADMK is fighting back after a disastrous performance in the 2019 general elections, DMK looks resurgent to get back the lost space. The votes for the assembly elections will be counted on May 2.

What did A Raja say about EPS?

He called EPS a jaggery worker and said that he couldn’t compete with Stalin. He even went on to say that even Stalin’s chappal worth more than EPS. A Raja said that EPS was showing the guts that even Nehru, Indira Gandhi, or Modi didn’t have. He said that EPS believed that the money he had looted and his party would save him. A Raja said that EPS said that he would stop Stalin. If EPS did so, his car won’t go from his residence to … Read the rest


Prioritize And Re-Route Cargo To Deal With Suez Canal Blockage Said Ministry Of Commerce

The government is working on a four-point formula to provide a solution to the shipping industry that is stuck due to the blockage of the Suez Canal. The plan was adopted on Friday.

What is the four-point formula?

The logistics division, Ministry of Commerce suggested prioritizing cargo, freight rates, advisory to ports, and re-routing of ships at a meeting attended by the representatives from the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, ADG Shipping, Container Shipping Lines Association (CSLA), and Federation of Indian Export Organizations.

How will the plan be executed?

Federation of Indian Export Organizations (FIEO), Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA), and Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) will jointly look after the prioritization process that includes identifying the perishable cargo and work with shipping lines for priority movement of the cargo.

What the government is doing to manage the cargo price?

The commerce ministry stated that the situation was temporary and a long-lasting impact is unlikely to happen hence the ministry had made a request to CSLA to maintain stability in the freight charges. CSLA has also assured that the shipping lines will honor the freight rates as per existing contracts.

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Bangladesh Will Celebrate Its National Day On March 26 In The Presence Of PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Dhaka today and it is his first foreign trip post-Covid-19 outbreak. March 26 is the Independence Day of Bangladesh and this year Dhaka is celebrating its golden jubilee. PM Modi will attend the celebrations and take the opportunity of meeting both political and common people. Trade pacts will also be signed.

What Modi’s schedule in Dhaka?

PM Modi will first visit the National Martyr’s Memorial at 10.50 and then attend the National Day programme at 3:45 pm. He will also inaugurate Bapu Bangabandhu Digital Video Exhibition at 7:45 pm.

At 3:15 pm, Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen will call on PM Modi who is looking forward to a meaningful dialogue with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Abdul Hamid.

What did PM Modi say about his Dhaka visit?

PM Modi tweeted that he was happy that his first foreign visit post-Covid-19 outbreak was in a friendly neighboring country with which India had strong social and cultural ties. He praised the Father of the Nation of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman for his role in the freedom of Bangladesh and called ‘Bangbandhu’ as the tallest leaders of the last century. He said that he … Read the rest


March 26 Bharat Bandh: Farmers Stopped Rail And Road Traffic But Shops Remained Open

The all-India strike – Bharat Bandh – called by farmer unions has rail and road traffic blocked at several places but the agitation has been peaceful so far. While many parties are supporting their cause, it won’t be observed in four poll-bound states and Puducherry.

What was the impact of Bharat Bandh?

The 12-hour long Bharat Bandh from 6 am to 6 pm was called to mark the completion of four months of the farmers’ agitation against the three farm laws passed by the center last year. The farmers of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh started their agitation at Delhi’s borders on November 26.

The all-India strike led to the cancellation of more than 30 trains that were stopped by the agitating farmers at different places in Delhi, Chandigarh, Firozpur, and Amritsar. Demonstrators also blocked road traffic on National Highway-9 in the Ghazipur border in the Delhi NCR area. Ghazipur is also an epicenter of the protests. Police have also set up barricades to block the movement of agitators.


Why are traders not observing Bharat Bandh?

Confederation of All India Traders, which claims representation of eight crore traders in the country, said that markets would remain open as it was … Read the rest


Germany Won Its First World Cup Qualifying Match With Iceland By 3-0

In an outstanding start to FIFFA World Cup Qualifiers, Germany won its first match with Iceland with 3-0 goals. It was the first match of Germany in 2021 and they made their mark at the beginning of the year. Germans will now play with Romania on March 29.

What does this victory mean for Joachim Low?

Joachim Low has announced that he would step down as head coach of Germany after summer’s Euros and as head coach, he had overseen 189 matches including 31 matches across three World Cup qualifying campaigns. And Germany wanted to give a memorable farewell to their world cup winning coach.

How the three goals were scored?

The first goal was quick within three minutes into the game when Joshua Kimmich jumped the ball over the Iceland defense to Serge Gnabry who played it back for Goretzka to score the first goal.

Kimmich again chipped in to pass the ball to Leroy Sane who was down the left and a fine shot by Sane was turned into the second goal in the seventh minute by Kai Havertz.

Germans scored their third and the last goal of the match in the 56th minute when Ilkay Gundogan turned … Read the rest


See MS Dhoni Unveiling Chennai Super Kings New Yellow Jersey Ahead Of Season

Chennai Super Kings will play their first match on 10 April 2021 in yellow jersey just revealed by their skipper MS Dhoni. A video of MS Dhoni unpacking and unveiling the new jersey in yellow is posted by CSK on social media.

How does this new jersey look?

MS Dhoni will don a new yellow jersey during the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League starting April 9. But CSK will play its first match on April 10 with Delhi Capitals in Mumbai. MS Dhoni unveiled the new jersey for his team ahead of the IPL 2021 season. It is in shining yellow color with green touch on the shoulders and CSK badging on top of the left side. The front of the jersey is designed by Myntra sticker.

How will new jersey impact the CSK team?

The three-time champions finished the last IPL season 2020 at sixth-position, but this time they aim to better their performance and the change of jersey is the first step towards that direction. Also, the team is bolstered by the inclusion of Suresh Raina.

Why did Suresh Raina miss the last IPL season?

Suresh Raina missed IPL 2020 for personal reasons, but he has … Read the rest