1.UK’s International Development Minister Preeti Patel resigned :-
Britain’s International Development Minister, Preeti Patel resigned on Wednesday on the issue of secret meetings with Israeli officials.
Ms. Patel had met with several politicians and organizations including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior officials of the Foreign Ministry during the holidays in summer.
Due to Ms. Patel’s resignation, dissatisfaction with the British Prime Minister Teriza May can increase because the Defense Minister Michael Fellon has also resigned last week.
2.Donald Trump’s China Tour: USA Rescues the Indo-Conceptual Concept :-
Between US President Donald Trump starting his own China visit, a top official defended the use of the new term ‘Hind-Prashant’. At the same time, he asked Beijing to join the campaign so that ISIS and Taliban could be targeted.
USA’s National Security Adviser HR McMaster told the media that if you look at geography and trading routes, this route leads to the East and West through the Hind-Pacific region.
Significantly, the Hind-Pacific is from the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean regions.
Prior to President Trump’s current East Asia visit, another US official was also defending the term that it gives importance to India’s advance, with which the United States has strong relations and the relations are growing further.
3.Income Tax officials raid on houses, offices and form houses of Jaya TV, Sasikala and their colleagues :-
Income Tax officials conducted raids on houses, offices and form houses of Tamil Nadu in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Thiruvarur, Pudkukotai and Sasikala and their colleagues in Bangalore in Karnataka. The Sasikala family is in control of Jaya TV.
Officials said that these raids were carried out after receiving information about tax evasion by various establishments related to Ms. Sasikala’s colleagues.
These raids are being considered as significant because the central government is taking strict action against black money holders, benami transactions and those who invest.
4.President Ramnath Kovind to visit Patna on a day-long tour :-
President Ramnath Kovind will visit Bihar’s capital on a day-long tour. Shri Kovind releases document outline of Bihar’s agricultural policy for 2017 to 2022 In the document, the targets of doubling the income of farmers in the state and promoting organic farming have been given by 2022.
The President will pay tribute to the statue of the country’s first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad and Jai Prakash Narayan in Patna.
This will be the first visit of Shri Kovind to the President of India as President.
5.Chances of some improvement in mist in Delhi and adjoining areas :-
In the capital Delhi and surrounding areas, there has been a dense fog on the third day. On many points the need is almost zero.
Tomorrow there is a possibility of some improvement in the mist. According to the Meteorological Department, dense mist will remain in Delhi for the next two days and pollution is an important reason behind it.
The contaminated mist that has dug above Delhi has become dense, with the visibility reaching around zero in many places.
In Delhi and adjoining areas and all schools of Punjab will remain closed till Sunday due to pollution.
The Ministry of Health has advised the people of Delhi to issue respite patients and children in the houses by issuing consultation. In Delhi, the restrictions on entry of all the trucks, except trucks carrying essential vests. Given the situation, Delhi Metro has decided to run additional rounds from today.
6.Himachal Pradesh 68 MPs to start the polling :-
Polls are being held in the same phase for 68 Assembly constituencies in Himachal Pradesh. Polling will run till 5 PM. There are a total of 337 candidates including 19 women in the election field. Over five lakh voters will use their franchise.
For this, a total of seven thousand five hundred and fifty five polling stations have been set up, out of which one thousand three hundred polling stations have been declared as sensitive.
First voter confirmation slip – VVPAT, is being used with Electronic Voting Machines – EVM at all polling stations. There has been extensive management of security for free and fair elections.
7.Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker Babulals meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi :-
Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla Parker, who came to India on a visit, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The royal couple reached New Delhi on a two-day tour of India on Wednesday. Their visit is aimed at strengthening the relations between the two countries.
8.Reserve Bank will soon launch awareness campaign to give information through SMS for banking rules and facilities :-
The Reserve Bank of India will soon launch an awareness campaign to give information about banking rules and facilities to people through SMS.
In a government release, the Reserve Bank has said that people will be sent a warning message that they will not be fooled by unexpected and fake proposals received through e-mail, SMS and phone calls. These messages will be sent by RBSIS (RBISAY) ID.
9.Government doubled import duty on wheat to 20 percent :-
The government has stopped the import of wheat in the current Rabi season and giving the signals of positive value to the farmers, doubling the import duty on wheat to 20 percent.
The government has imposed import duty on peas at 50 percent to encourage local prices and to prevent cheap imports from countries like Canada and accelerate domestic prices.
10.After the monopolization, positive signs have emerged in the formal economy – Arun Jaitley :-
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that after the monopolization, positive signals have been started in the formal economy. And the tax base has increased.
The availability of funds for banks and mutual funds and capital markets has increased. In a special meeting with AIR, Shri Jaitley said that since the ban, electronic circulation in the economy has increased in circulation and reduced cash.