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SC Again Fumes Over Pollution In Delhi

The Supreme Court fumed over the worsening air quality index of Delhi and the fact that 45% of city’s garbage remains unattended. The SC declared that the city was no longer liveable and became worst than the narark (hell).

A fuming bench of SC said that people were dying of various ailments like cancer caused due to pollution. It compared Delhi with a gas chamber and said that it is better the government killed people with explosives instead leaving them to die a slow death due to pollution.

What did SC rule on Delhi pollution?

The SC bench noted that Delhi was reeling under pressure but the governments were sitting idle. The took note of the fact that the capital was suffering due to inactivity of centre and state governments. It directed both the governments to set aside their differences and sit down to find an amicable solution to the problem of solution.

What did SC say about smog towers?

The SC said that the smog towers were the only solution available to control pollution and directed the Delhi government to quickly find places where … Read the rest

Repercussion Of Maharashtra And Haryana Elections Results In 2020-22 Rajya Sabha Re-Elections For BJP And Congress

Poorer than expected performance in Haryana and Maharashtra could disturb the Rajya Sabha strength of NDA especially after the losses in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan in 2018. But the silver lining in the dark sky is that the loss for BJP+ShivSena combine would be marginal.

Total number of Rajya Sabha seats in Maharashtra and Haryana

Together these seats send 24 MPs (Maharashtra 19 + Haryana 5)to Rajya Sabha.

From Haryana, the Indian National Congress has only MP but the Bhartiya Janata Party has 3 MPs. Subash Chandra of Zee group is the only independent Rajya Sabha MP from Haryana. It is to be noted that he is backed by BJP.

In Maharashtra, the Congress and Nationality Congress Party combine have 7 Rajya Sabha MPs, while the National Democratic Alliance has 11 MPs.

Upcoming Rajya Sabha elections

Haryana would elect its Rajya Sabha MPs in 2020 and 2022. Two MPs would be elected in each election. Maharashtra will elect 7 Rajya Sabha MPs in 2020 and another six in 2022. The remaining seats in both the states would go to poll in 2024.

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What is Fit India Grading System For Schools?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday rolled out Fit India School grading system for schools across the country. Divided into three categories, the grading system ranks schools according to their contribution in fitness program.

What is Fit India School grading system?

It is a fitness system developed to check participation of educational institutions in popularizing fitness among students, teachers and other staff members. Also, the schools would have to invest in developing infrastructure for supporting fitness programs.

Grades of Fit India School

• The Fit India Schools

• Fit India School (3 Stars)

• Fit India School (5 Stars)

The level of ranking would be determined from the efforts, schools make for inculcating fitness in students and teachers. Also, the availability of fitness equipment would be a factor in grading.

How could schools participate in the fitness grading system?

Schools need to visit Fit India portal to declare themselves fit. They would be given ratings according to the set procedure. The portal would give Fit India three star and five-star rating to schools. The participating schools would be allowed to … Read the rest

Supreme Court Reserves Its Order OnThe Petition Challenging Government Formation In Maharashtra For Tuesday

The BJP got a breather from the Supreme Court over its government formation in Maharashtra. The SC today reserved its order on a petition challenging the Maharashtra government formation. The SC has earlier asked the BJP to show the letters from the Maharashtra governor to form government and support of all NCP MLAs.

What was the Supreme Court ruling on Maharashtra government formation?

The BJP submitted the letter from Maharashtra governor and the letter of support from NCP to the Supreme Court. The letter shows that the BJP has the support of 54 NCP MLAs and it calls it AjitPawar’s Nationalist Congress Party. But the rival gang of Shiv Sena also claims support of 154 MLAs and demands immediate test of strength on the floor of the house.

The SC, after hearing the petition and checking the letters, reserved its decision on a quick show of strength till Tuesday. The SC on Sunday had asked Devendra Fadnavis to show letters from the Maharashtra governor and from AjitPawar to prove his strength.

Highlights of Maharashtra case in SC

• The Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress challenged … Read the rest

Shiv Sena Called It Was Backstabbed By Ajit Pawar Of NCP

Shiv Senasaid thatAjit Pawar backstabbed everyone by supporting BJP and making a coalition government. AjitPawar has been present in the meetings between NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena but he never revealed his intentions.

How Shiv Sena reacted to Ajit Pawar forming government with BJP?

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that AjitPawar switched his phone off late last night and no one in the NDP knew what happed to him or in the party. He further said that there was a meeting of coalition partners and AjitPawar was present in the meeting. But no one knew why he vanished from the political scene.

But Shiv Sena was certain it was his personal decision and that Sharad Pawar and the NCP has nothing to do this event and decision. Shiv Sena was trying to form government with the help of NCP and Congress and the things were moving in the right direction. Sharad Pawar had declared that Udbhav Thackeray would be the CM of the coalition government.

Shiv Sena said that Chhatrapati Shivaji and the people of Maharashtra would never forgive AjitPawar. Mr. Raut found Ajit’s … Read the rest

Devendra Fadnavis Becomes Maharashtra Chief Minister With Ajit Pawar As His Deputy

In a surprising event, Devendra Fadnavis took oath of Maharashtra Chief Minister for second time but this time he has a deputy, Ajit Pawar. The development came amid speculations of Udbhav Thackeray as propective candidate of Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP alliance.

Why Ajit Pawar joined hands with BJP?

According to Ajit Pawar, he formed a quick coalition with BJP to give a stable government to Maharashtra. He said that lingering of talks between NCP, Congress and Shiv Sena forced him to take this decision. He further said that Maharashtra needed a strong and stable government and joining BJP was the only way to achieve this objective.

Is NCP with Ajit Pawar?

In political circles, speculation of senior Pawar backing the Jr. Pawar was rife but Sharad Pawar made things clear with his tweet. He said it was Ajit’s personal decision and that NCP isn’t endorsing this pact. But it is said that the coalition wasn’t possible without the support of senior Pawar.

It is said that 29 NCP MLAs have signed the letter of support to the government on the directions of Ajit Pawar. … Read the rest