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PM Modi and President Kovind remember Subhash Chandra on his 121st Birth Anniversary

Today is the Birth Anniversary of one of the most celebrated freedom fighter, Subhash Chandra Bose. On this occasion, the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and President of India Ram Nath Kovind remembered the braveheart and paid homage on a social media platform. Congress also paid tribute to the great leader by posting a long message. Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu and BJP Leader Amit Shah also expressed gratitude towards this great freedom fighter.

20 AAP MLAs disqualified on the recommendation of the Election Commision

20 AAP MLAs were disqualified from the Delhi Assembly on Sunday. It is said they were holding offices for profits. President Ram Nath Kovind had approved the representation presented by the Election Commission of India to remove the AAP MLAs from the Legislative Assembly. As per the reports, AAP may approach the judiciary in the matter. 

Kandla port in Gujarat to be re-named Deendayal Port

As per reports, the Cabinet has approved the renaming of Kandla port as Deendayal Port. Kandla Port is one of the 12 major ports in India. The port is in Gulf of Kutchch in Gujarat. The invaluable contribution of Panit Deendayal Upadhya is being remembered by the grateful nation by renaming the port. Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has provided approval to the renaming of Kandla Port as Deendayal Port.

PM Modi to share his vision for New India in Davos

The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is going to deliver a speech at the 48th World Economic Forum Meeting on Tuesday. He will make the keynote speech that will formally open the annual meeting. Prime Minister Modi is the first Indian PM to attend this summit in two decades. He is going to state his role as a global statesman in the speech, who believes in democracy and dialogue. He is also going to project India as a global growth engine and an investment destination.

Aadhaar Card Linking Date Extended

The government mandate of linking all your bank accounts with Aadhaar card has seen a relaxation in the deadline. Earlier the deadline was 31 December 2017, but now it is extended to 31 March 2018. The Aadhaar card linking has been mandatory in order to put a stop on money laundering and black money generation. The deadline was extended on December 7.

Mukesh Ambani says GDP of India would double to $5 trillion in the next seven years

Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit in Delhi, Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman and MD Mukesh Ambani stated that the GDP of India would double to $5 trillion in the next seven years and to $10 trillion by the end of 2030. Ambani further stated that within this century, the country can become the most prosperous nation in the world and can overtake both China and the United States.

Surface ballistic missile Agni 5 tested successfully

India successfully tested its surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5 on Thursday. The strike range of the missile is over 5,000 kilometers. The missile is the most advanced of the Agni series. The missile was tested from a test range off the Odisha coast. It has new technologies implemented in terms of navigation, radar, and tracking system.

Supersonic ballistic missile test successful in the first attempt

India has successfully tested its indigenously developed Advanced Air Defence supersonic interceptor missile which is capable of destroying any incoming enemy ballistic missile at low altitude. The test was conducted by a female scientist Dr. Shashikala Sinha, who is popularly known as “new missile woman” in India these days. It is a big achievement for her as the test was successful in the first attempt.

Indian Air Force submits RFP(Request for Proposal) to HAL, requests 83 Tejas light combat aircrafts

Indian Air Force has forwarded a formal request(Request For Proposal) to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited(HAL) for additional 83 Tejas light combat aircrafts on December 20, Wednesday. It also includes 73 Mark-1A upgraded versions and 10 trainer versions of the LCA. The response from HAL will be provided within 3 months. Two contracts are already signed between IAF and HAL. First for acquiring 20 Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) standard aircraft and another for 20 Final Operational Clearance (FOC) standard aircraft.

World Super Series Final: PV Sindhu wins Silver

PV Sindhu won the Silver medal in World Superseries Final at Dubai. Though, she lost the match to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the final which was held in Dubai, but she managed to win silver medal and several hearts. It was a neck-to-neck fight. The match continued for over 94 minutes leaving both the players extremely exhausted. The tussle between the two players was a treat to watch and every moment of the match was considered thrilling. In the first match, Sindhu took a lead but later Yamaguchi made a vigorous comeback by 15-21, 21-12, 21-19 which ultimately led to her victory. Sindhu is the second Indian female shuttler to win a silver medal in the season-ending tournament. First was Saina Nehwal.

M C Mary Kom wins gold medal in 48 kg category in Asian Women's Boxing Championship.

Mary Kom notched up her fifth gold medal in 48 kg category in Asian Women's Boxing Championships at Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. She has won World Championship 5 times and has Olympic Bronze medal to her credit. This was Mary Kom’s fifth final in only six appearances, which means she remains unbeaten in the summit clash of the continental championship.

This is Mary Kom's first international gold medal since the 2014 Asian Games and her first medal in over a year.

Indian women's hockey team lifts Asia Cup title

India beat China 5-4 in Women's Asia Cup final held at Kakamigahara in Japan. The match was a nail-biting one. At full time, both teams were level One-One. Navjot Kaur in the 25th minute scored for India and was equalised by Tiantian Luo of China when she converted a penalty corner in the 47th minute. With this win India Qualifies for 2018 World Cup. South Korea secured third place with a 1-0 win over Japan. The last time India won the Women's Asia Cup title was in 2004. This is the second Asia cup title.

Supreme Court lifts Ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat

The Supreme Court of India has cleared the way for the all-India release of the movie Padmaavat. The date to release the movie is January 25. As per the reports, Supreme Court has stayed orders and notifications of Rajasthan and Gujarat government who prohibited the release of the movie and has also restrained other states from imposing such bans.

Ban on Condom Ads on TV

All the condom promotion ads will be banned from Indian television as they pose indecent content for children. According to officials, the content can harm the psyche of children. The ads, however, can run from 10 PM to 6 AM. No TV channels are allowed to telecast the ads at any other time. Failure to obey the order may cause legal action against them.

Actor Shashi Kapoor dies aged 79

Veteran film actor Shashi Kapoor has died in Mumbai aged 79. The younger brother of Raj Kapoor and Shammi Kapoor, he acted in notable films such as Dewaar, Junoon etc. He was also famous for his theatre work. He is survived by daughter Sanjana Kapoor and sons Kunal and Karan. Here you can know more about Shashi Kapoor.

Government makes a new move to determine the liveability of the city

According to the reports, the Government of India will rank 116 cities as per the quality of life they provide. There are 99 smart cities, state capitals, and other cities identified by The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) will also be involved in the process of ranking the cities as per the decision of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Fire at Delhi firecracker warehouse: 17 dead

Seventeen people, including 10 women, were killed in a huge fire at a firecracker warehouse in Bawana industrial area. However two people, who included a man and a woman, escaped from the fire by jumping from the terrace of the warehouse. The two people have sustained injuries. As per media reports, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visited the site and has ordered an inquiry. Meanwhile, one man who operated the factory, has been taken into custody by the police.

Two bombs found in Both Gaya Temple premises

Two cane bombs were found at the Bodh Gaya pilgrimage centre in Bihar on Friday evening. The bombs were of 10 kilograms each and were found at gate number 4 of the Bodh Gaya Temple. The bombs were found just after a few hours after Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama had finished his sermon and retired for the day. The Governor of Bihar Satya Pal Malik was also present at the Bodh Gaya Temple on Friday.

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