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14 Jan News Digest: Makar Sankranti 2021, Trump impeached, Pakistan calls for RSS ban

Vishnu Vasisht

Makar Sankranti
Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is being celebrated with great pomp in the country today. According to astronomical calculations, the Kumbh Mela begins on the day of Makar Sankranti, when the Sun enters the Capricorn sign from the Sagittarius. Sankranti also marks the beginning of the auspicious Uttarayan period and the month Magh.

Trump impeached

The impeachment motion has been passed against US President Donald Trump for the violence of January 6 in the US Capitol. This motion against Trump has been passed in the House of Representatives. Trump became the first president to be impeached for the second time in the US.

Vaccination from Jan 16

The world's largest Coronavirus vaccination campaign in India is going to start from January 16. Central and state governments are fully prepared for this. The government is going to vaccinate 300 million people from the risky areas in the first phase.

Gabba test

The last Test of the series between India and Australia will be played at the Gabba ground in Brisbane from Friday. Injury-hit India is struggling to play a full strength playing XI after key players have been unfit. It seems that Washington Sundar might be a surprise debutant if the management decides not to risk with ace bowler R Ashwin.

Read Full Story | Injury-hit India’s likely playing XI: Washington Sundar to debut? Agarwal, Bumrah, Ashwin unfit

Pakistan calls for RSS ban

Pakistan has always misused international forums to spread lies and propaganda against India. It has done it once again. Pakistan reached the UN to ban RSS, by terming it 'violent extremist supremacist group'.

IAS officer takes VRS, joins BJP

A former IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, AK Sharma, who recently took voluntary retirement (VRS) from the post of Secretary, Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry, is going to join BJP today.

'What is the need to increase the age of marriage?'

The state BJP has raised a strong objection to the statement of Congress leader Sajjan Singh Verma. Media spokesperson of Madhya Pradesh BJP Neha Bagga said, 'Verma has insulted the daughters of the country. Did he forget that his president was a woman?' Verma had said, "A girl becomes fertile in 15 years, what is the need to increase the age of marriage".

Read More | “Girls can reproduce at 15, why increase their marriageable age then?”: Congress MLA on increasing marriageable age of girls

48 thousand crore deal approved

The 48 thousand crore deal of fighter aircraft Tejas has been approved by the Cabinet Committee on Security, the CCS has approved the deal under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister. 83 Tejas aircrafts will increase the strength of the Air Force.

Read Full Story | India approves purchase of 73 Tejas LCA fighter jets worth rupees 48,000 crore

UP's suspected 70-children abuser

Rambhavan, a junior engineer in Uttar Pradesh's irrigation department, has been accused of sexually abusing more than 70 children. It is now suspected that he may have HIV. Rambhavan's tests are being done at AIIMS in Delhi.

Good news for drinkers in UP

The Yogi government of Uttar Pradesh has approved the new excise policy. The yield charge on beer has been reduced. The shelf life of the beer will be nine months. Due to this, beer can be cheaper in Uttar Pradesh. The UP made tetra pack liquor, manufactured with Grain ENA of 42.8 percent strength would now be available to the customers at Rs 85.

DRDO makes India's first indigenous machine pistol ASMI

India's first indigenous machine pistol, ASMI, is formed by DRDO in collaboration with the Indian Army. It was showcased at the Army's Innovation Display event.

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