Delhi L-G Asks For Making Necessary Arrangements For Security Of Protestors And Voters At Shaheen Bagh

The Lt. Governor asked police to boost security around Shaheen Bagh area after a man fired two rounds in air at the protestors. The police would put up more barricades to prevent outsiders from creating trouble at the protest site.

Shaheen Bagh protest

Since December 15, hundreds of people including men and women have been staging a sit-in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at the Shaheen Bagh.

But the protest came into news when a man brandished a pistol to the protestors and fired two rounds in air. The police present at the site swung into action and apprehended the shooter.

Enhanced security for Shaheen Bagh protestors

The police have been asked to keep a close watch over the people visiting the Shaheen Bagh area. There would be barricades to prevent people from approaching the protest site and those that want to visit the site would be frisked. Also, the police would take help of locals to prevent any untoward incident from happening. The securing arrangements have been enhanced in the wake of Delhi elections on February 8.

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World Hindi Day: Why Is It Celebrated On 10 January?

Every year 10 January is celebrated as World Hindi Day I India and across the globe. It was the UPA government under the leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh took the decision of celebrating the World Hindi Day in 2006. 10 January was chosen for celebrations with the objective to aid in the expansion and development of the Hindi language.

Chhattisgarh CM congratulated on World Hindi Day

Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel congratulated the world on the World Hindi Day and said that out culture and development were recognized by Hindi. He quoted a Hindi poem to highlight the role of language in the growth and development of a nation. Bhupesh Bhagel said that it was our responsibility to give respect to our language. Children should be taught moral stories in Hindi so that they develop a liking towards Hindi. Also, Hindi should be introduced and developed at the international level.

Importance of 10th January

In order to make Hindi acceptable for communication at an international level, the government started World Hindi Seminars and the first seminar was held on 10th January 1975 in Nagpur. It is for this reason that Dr. … Read the rest

Tamil Nadu Farmer Builds Temple For PM Modi

Impressed with the PM Narendra Modi, a Tamil Nadu farmer built a temple for Modi on his farmland. He said that he had benefited by welfare schemes like the Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi.

Modi’s temple

The 50-year old farmer, P Sankar, said that he received Rs 2,000 (Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi) scheme for farmers, gas (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) and toilet (Individual Household Latrine Scheme) facilities. It was the centre’s welfare schemes that prompted him to construct a temple for Narendra Modi.

Temple design

Situated in a sleepy Erakudi village about 63 km from Tiruchirappalli, the temple measures 8×8 in size. Built at a cost of Rs. 1.2 lack, the temple has a tiled roof and a traditional “kolam” (rangoli) to welcome the visitors. At the centre of the temple, stands a bust of Narendra Modi. P Sankar performs aarti daily in this temple.

Modi’s bust in the temple

The bespectacled bust of PM Modi features white beard and hairstyle matching with the real personality of the PM. It sports a pink kurta and blue shawl and tilak on forehead. Also, it is adorned with … Read the rest

Chandrayaan-3 Would Cost ISRO Rs. 75 Crores

Chandrayaan-3 is now official and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has started working on the ambitious project. It has sought Rs. 75 crores for this mission but the fund would be in addition to the existing budget of ISRO.

ISRO needs Rs. 60 crores for the expenditure for buying machinery, equipment and other capital expenditure for Chandrayaan-3 mission. Also, it needs Rs. 15 crores for meeting the revenue expenditure head. ISRO needs this money quick because it is preparing for the Moon landing mission next November.

ISRO’s budget for 2019-20

ISRO has demanded Rs. 666 crores over and above the funds granted in the original 2019-20 budget.The Rs. 75 crores are 11% of the Rs. 666 crores. Rest of the funds would be utilized for the following programmes.

Rs. 8.6 crores for the proposed human spaceflight programme expected to be implemented in 2022.
Rs. 12 crores for development of small satellite launch vehicle.
Rs. 120 crores for development of launchpad for small satellite launch vehicle.

But the largest demand for funds has been raised by UR Rao Satellite Centre and Satish Dhawan Space … Read the rest

Larry Page And Sergey Brin Make Way For Sundar Pichai Take Over The Reins Of Business

Sundar Pichai is promoted as CEO of Alphabet. Presently he is CEO of Google but ready to take the new responsibility as the founding fathers of the tech giant Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided to step down from the active management.

Why Page and Brin opted out of management?

The founding fathers of Alphabet had already started reducing their roles in the day-to-day operations of the company since 2015. And they thought that the it was the right time to share the responsibility.

Alphabet is well-established and Google and the “Other Bets” working properly. Also, there is little need to different CEOs for Alphabet and Google. Sundar Pichai was considered the right man for becoming CEO of Alphabet and Google. He will the executive responsible for managing the parent company and the “Other Bets”.

What was the role of Page and Brin in the present setup?

It is made clear that Larry Page and Sergey Brin are only limiting their responsibilities and that they will continue to be in the board of the company. As board of directors, they will remain in touch with … Read the rest

Vodafone Idea Announces Change In Tariffs From 3rd December For Prepaid Users

Vodafone Idea has posted new tariffs for prepaid users. The new plans will go into effect on December 3 and will be available everywhere. Vodafone Idea limited has been reeling under financial losses amounting to Rs. 50,922 crores in third quarter of this year and this loss is considered the biggest in Indian corporate history.

New Vodafone Idea prepaid plans

VIL hopes to stem the declining average revenue per user (ARPU) with the increased plan. It is expected that the revised plans would end the telco’s struggle of survival and pave way for expansion, growth and development.

The VIL said that it was committed to offer simple, convenient and affordable products. It has curated an optimum range of feature rich plans for both voice and data users.

Unlimited packs

The new charges for popular unlimited packs would be Rs. 149, Rs. 249, Rs. 299 and Rs. 399. All the plans carry similar benefits except the data allowance and SMS quota.

Unlimited pack with 84 days validity now comes in three recharge options – Rs. 379, Rs. 599 and Rs. 699. Basic services are similar but … Read the rest