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19 March 2019 Current Events Pramod Sawant sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa

Pramod Sawant, an MLA of the Bharatiya Janata Party, was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa last night. Sawant will be succeeding Manohar Parikar who passed away on Sunday evening following a prolonged illness. The oath ceremony took place late at 2 a.m; however, it was initially scheduled to take place at 11 p.m. The Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha, administered the oath of office and secrecy to Sawant. Before becoming the Chief Minister of Goa, Sawant was the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly.


Last rites of Manohar Parikar will be performed today

The last rites of the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parikar will be performed at Miramar today. Parikar was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year in February. Since then he had been in and out of the hospitals. The mortal remains of four-time Chief Minister Manohar Parikar will be taken to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters and later will be taken to Kala Academy for people to pay their last rights to the CM. National mourning has been announced across the country.


Pramod Sawant sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa

Pramod Sawant, an MLA of the Bharatiya Janata Party, was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Goa last night. Sawant will be succeeding Manohar Parikar who passed away on Sunday evening following a prolonged illness. The oath ceremony took place late at 2 a.m; however, it was initially scheduled to take place at 11 p.m. The Governor of Goa, Mridula Sinha, administered the oath of office and secrecy to Sawant. Before becoming the Chief Minister of Goa, Sawant was the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly.

Last rites of Manohar Parikar will be performed today

The last rites of the Chief Minister of Goa, Manohar Parikar will be performed at Miramar today. Parikar was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year in February. Since then he had been in and out of the hospitals. The mortal remains of four-time Chief Minister Manohar Parikar will be taken to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters and later will be taken to Kala Academy for people to pay their last rights to the CM. National mourning has been announced across the country.

Meeting of Multi-Departmental Committee on Election Intelligence held by the EC

The Election Commission of India held a meeting yesterday on Election Intelligence. The meeting included the Multi-Departmental Committee. As per the Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, conducting clear elections is one of the biggest challenges that democracy is facing. He further said, it is the constitutional mandate of the Commission to conduct free and fair elections. The expenditure monitoring mechanism was also a part of the discussion in the meeting.




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