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Andhra Pradesh CM announces two ministers in central government will resign over special status

N Chandrababu Naidu, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, has stated that ministers belonging to his Telugu Desam Party will resign from the central government. According to media reports, the development comes after Naidu was unsuccessful in securing special category status for the state of Andhra Pradesh. If TDP's demand for special category status is not met, they might pull out of the ruling coalition.

Karnataka Lokayukta P Vishwanatha Shetty stabbed

The Lokayukta of Karnataka, P Vishwanatha Shetty, was stabbed by a youth in his office. The accused, who has been identified as Tejas Sharma and has been taken into custody by the police, had come to Shetty's office on some pretext and stabbed him multiple times. PV Shetty, a retired Supreme Court judge, has been admitted to hospital and is reported to be out of danger.

Conrad Kongkal Sangma is going to take oath as Chief Minister of Meghalaya today

The President of National People's Party Conrad Kongkal Sangma will take oath as the Chief Minister of Meghalaya today. Conrad is the son of former Lok Sabha Speaker late PA Sangma. He is going to be the 12th Chief Minister of Meghalaya. Union Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP President Amit Shah are likely to arrive in Meghalaya to participate in the swearing-in ceremony of Sangma.

Prime Minister to address India-Korea Business Summit Today

Prime Minister Modi is going to address the second India-Korea Business Summit in New Delhi on Tuesday. The theme of the summit is “India-Korea: Scaling up the Special Strategic Relationship through Trade and Investments”. The third (India) and fourth (Korea) largest economies in Asia will be carrying two-way trade of nearly 17 billion dollars.The Business Summit will be also be addressed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad, and Top Officials of Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

11,500 crores rupees fraud shocks Punjab National Bank

The Punjab National Bank (PNB) has detected a fraud of nearly 11,500 crores in one of its branch in Mumbai. The fraud is considered as one of the biggest frauds in the Indian Banking System. As per reports, PNB detected unauthorized transactions worth 11,500 rupees and has suspended 10 officers due to this scam. The case has been referred to the CBI for further investigation.

RBI Monetary Policy Statement for 2017-2018 to be announced today

The Reserve Bank of India is going to announce its sixth bi-monthly monetary policy decision at 2:30 pm on Wednesday. A 2-day meeting was started yesterday by The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), headed by RBI Governor Urjit Patel, in Mumbai. All eyes are on the outcome of the 6-member MPC meeting which is being keenly awaited by stakeholders amidst a huge sell-off in the stock markets globally.

PM Modi to attend Indian Science Congress in Imphal

PM Modi is going to deliver the inaugural address at the 105th session of the Indian Science Congress at Manipur University in Imphal, Manipur, on Friday. The five day Science Congress event is an annual congregation and will be attended by science professionals from across the globe. The theme of Indian Science Congress 2018 is “Reaching the Unreached through Science and Technology.”

Biennal Auto Expo 2018: Inauguration today

The inaugration of Auto Expo 2018 is done today while it will be open to the general public on February 9. The 14th edition of Auto Expo of 2018 is expected to see nearly 24 new launches and the unveiling of over 100 vehicles. The first day of the Auto-Expo 2018 saw concepts from Maruti Suzuki, Renault, KIA Kotors along with the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq and Elite i20. Other release and concepts include BMW 6 Series GT, BMW F750GS, BMW F850GS, BMW M5, Maruti Suzuki E-Survivor electric compact SUV Concept, Mahindra Stinger Concept etc.

India successfully tests nuclear-capable Short Range Ballistic Missile(SRBM) Agni-1
India has successfully tested nuclear-capable surface-to-surface Short Range Ballistic Missile (SRBM) Agni-1 with a strike range of over 700 km from a test range on Tuesday. The test was conducted from Abdul Kalam island off the coast of Orissa. According to reports, the test was conducted by the Strategic Forces Command (SFC) of Indian Army with logistic support from the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for a range of about 900 km.
All England Open Badminton tournament: PV Sindhu storms into semi-finals

Indian Badminton player PV Sindhu stormed into the semi-finals of the All England Open Badminton tournament which is taking place in Birmingham on Friday. Sindhu will play against Japan's Akane Yamaguchi for a place in finals on Saturday. PV Sindhu is the open shuttler left in the tournament after HS Prannoy lost the quarter-final against China's Yuxiang Huang.

Indian women cricket team loses match

Indian women cricket team was defeated by 60 runs. Australia clinched the three-match ODI series against India on Friday at Vadodara. The first game was also won by the  Australian team at the same venue by 8 wickets.  

All England Championship: Saina crashes out

The Indian Star shuttler Saina Nehwal made a first-round exit from the All England Championship at Birmingham on Thursday. Saina was defeated by the World number one Tai Tzu-Ying from Chinese Taipei. This was the eighth successive loss of Saina to the Taiwanese wizard in five years. Another Indian player, Kidambi Srikanth was able to progress to the quarterfinals after beating Frenchman Brice Leverdez.

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.

The government says no proposal under consideration to discontinue 2000 rupee notes

Minister of State for Finance P Radhakrishnan said that there is no proposal under consideration by the government to discontinue 2000 rupees notes which were introduced post demonetization. The minister wrote a reply in Lok Sabha. Mr. Radhakrishnan also commented on plastic notes and said a decision is made to conduct a field trial of plastic banknotes in denominations of ten rupees at five locations - Kochi, Mysore, Jaipur, Shimla, and Bhubaneshwar.

Special CBI court to pass a verdict in Fodder Scam

A special CBI court in Ranchi is going to pronounce its judgment in the fourth fodder scam case which involves the former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday. Besides the former RJD President, another former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra and 30 others are accused in this case.

Another fraud of worth 9 crores detected in a branch of Punjab National Bank

India's Punjab National Bank has detected a new fraud worth 9 crores in the same branch of Mumbai which is the centre of the fraud worth 2 billion dollars in the Nirav Modi case. According to a complaint with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the new alleged fraud involves officials of a little-known company called Chandri Paper and Allied Products Pvt Ltd.

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