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27 October 2020 Current Events US Secretaries Arrive in India, A Historic Deal on the Card

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defense secretary Mark T Esper landed on the Indian soil on Monday, aiming to strengthen ties between the two countries in the wake of Chinese influence on the border. The American leaders will hold talks with the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday. They are likely to discuss defense and security ties as well as key regional and global issues. The two-day visit of the US delegations has come at a time when India has been facing a bitter border impasse with China. Pompeo has already indicated that the talk is likely to focus on the "threats" posed by Beijing.


Bihar Election: Poll Prediction Gives a Fair Chance to NDA

The first phase of Bihar assembly polls is just two days away. Times Now-CVoter on Sunday projected a cakewalk for the BJP-JD(U) alliance in the upcoming assembly election. As per its projection ruling alliance is likely to win 147 seats in the 243 member assembly. The BJP has a chance to emerge as the single largest party in the state with 77 seats, while JD (U) is likely to bag 66 seats in its kitty. The other NDA partners have a chance to win seven seats. However, the survey report unveiled that the RJD-Congress-led Mahagathbandan is to bag 87 seats.


US Secretaries Arrive in India, A Historic Deal on the Card

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and defense secretary Mark T Esper landed on the Indian soil on Monday, aiming to strengthen ties between the two countries in the wake of Chinese influence on the border. The American leaders will hold talks with the External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday. They are likely to discuss defense and security ties as well as key regional and global issues. The two-day visit of the US delegations has come at a time when India has been facing a bitter border impasse with China. Pompeo has already indicated that the talk is likely to focus on the "threats" posed by Beijing.

Bihar Election: Poll Prediction Gives a Fair Chance to NDA

The first phase of Bihar assembly polls is just two days away. Times Now-CVoter on Sunday projected a cakewalk for the BJP-JD(U) alliance in the upcoming assembly election. As per its projection ruling alliance is likely to win 147 seats in the 243 member assembly. The BJP has a chance to emerge as the single largest party in the state with 77 seats, while JD (U) is likely to bag 66 seats in its kitty. The other NDA partners have a chance to win seven seats. However, the survey report unveiled that the RJD-Congress-led Mahagathbandan is to bag 87 seats.

3500 People Evacuated from the Fire in Mumbai Mall

A major fire broke out in a 55-storey building in Mumbai early Friday. Two firemen were injured, and about 3500 were safely evacuated from the City Centre Mall in Nagpada area of south Mumbai. Fire fighting teams were able to douse the inferno flames in the early morning. At least 24 fire engines, 16 jumbo tankers, and 250 fire brigade personnel were deputed on the spot. They worked on a war footing to control the blaze.

Calcutta High Court Gives Relaxation Amid Durga Puja in Kolkata

Durga Puja is around the corner and Calcutta High Court has given a partial relaxation that a certain number of people will be allowed to enter into the Puja pandals in Kolkata. The Court, while hearing the petition over setting up of pandals during Durga Puja, has permitted 'dhakis' to be present outside the no-entry zone in each pandal. It has allowed the entry of 15 persons for smaller pandals and 60 people for the sizeable pandals.

Bihar Elections: Tejashwi Promises 10 Lakh Jobs

The much-awaited Bihar elections is on the card. Tejashwi Yadav of RJD has promised to provide 10 lakh jobs if his party comes to power. The first phase of polling in Bihar would occur on October 28, while the Mahagathbandhan’s chief ministerial candidate has been pulling a big crowd in his rallies. RJD leaders have been reciting that people want a change in the state. But the ruling JD(U) has explained that a large turnout does not mean the transfer of votes. 

Paswan Asks BJP Leaders to Use Words Wisely

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has been fighting the Bihar election separately. On Sunday, the party president Chirag Paswan said that he welcomed any attack on him by BJP leaders and even by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But Paswan has advised the BJP leaders to use the words against him wisely. He also alleged that Nitish Kumar fielded the top brass of BJP to speak against me.

Students Back in School in UP After Eight Months

Students return to school in Uttar Pradesh. The state government allowed the reopening of schools for students of class 9 to 12 from today. But schools will remain closed in the containment zones. All the schools were closed in March due to the spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. The schools will run in two shifts of short duration to ensure the safety of the students. The government has made it mandatory to sanitize the premises before the start of every shift. Hand sanitizer, social distancing, and masks would be essential.

Odisha Boy Tops in NEET 2020 Exam

The 2020 National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) result has been declared. Odisha's boy Soyeb Aftab topped this year by scoring 720 out of 720, while Uttar Pradesh's Akanksha Singh achieved the second rank. She also obtained a perfect 720 mark. As per the data unveiled by the National Testing Agency (NTA), eight students from Andhra Pradesh are in the top 50, followed by seven from Telangana, six from Delhi, four each from Kerala, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan.

Mumbai Police Drop Bombshell on Republic TV and Others

The nation wants to know from Republic TV about spreading fake stories and gaining ad revenues. October 8 turned out to be a black day for the TV channels. The Mumbai police busted a Television Rating Points (TRP) manipulation racket. Besides, Republic TV two other TV channels were tampering with TRP ratings and making the nation fool. The TRP unveils the popularity of TV programmes, and it also points out the popularity of a particular channel. Police have arrested two TV channel owners, while the top brass of Republic TV is being questioned for rating fraud.

IAF Mulls to Include 125 Advanced Combat Aircrafts

The Indian Air Force (IAF) considers having more next-generation stealth featured Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA). The idea is to get more than 125 advanced version jets with two different engines to make IAF more potent (Air Force Day). Sources said the first two squadrons of the fighter jets would have an imported mechanism, the General Electric 414, 90 KN thrust, which has the same quality as the US-made fighter jets made by Boeing.

BJP, JD(U) Cornered LJP in the Bihar Election

The NDA rebel in Bihar LJP's decision to go against JD(U) has proven costly. JD(U) and saffron outfit have cleared the air that those who do not accept the leadership of Nitish Kumar ahead of the assembly polls in Bihar will not be acceptable for the NDA. It is an alarming bell for the Chirag Paswan-led LJP. The party may not use PM Modi's name in the upcoming Bihar election campaign.

LJP's Exit Makes Bihar Election Wide Open

Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) has decided to go it alone in the upcoming Bihar assembly polls starting on October 28. With the exit of LJP from the NDA Bihar election is going to be dicier. The majority of Dalit votes are likely to go in favor of LJP. A fortnight ago, NDA was way ahead against its rivals, but its decision may change Bihar polls' arithmetic. LJP has differences with Nitish rather than NDA, LJP's decision to field 122 candidates from where JD (U) would fight. It seems like a vote cutting exercise.

Rahul, Priyanka, Meets Hathras Rape Victim's Family

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were not allowed to meet with the 19-year-old rape victim's family in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Still, the siblings managed to reach the village and spent almost an hour at the victim's residence and talked with her family members. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath accused the opposition of raising their voice against the Hathras rape, attempting to destabilize communal harmony.

US Military Aircraft Refuels at Port Blair, Amid a Border Tussle with China

Amidst the ongoing military conflict with China in eastern Ladakh, a new development seems to have started, with the refueling of the long-range maritime patrol aircraft of the US from the strategically-located Andaman & Nicobar island archipelago. An American P-8 Poseidon aircraft loaded with missiles, rockets, and radars, which can thwart any nemesis warship strategy, and submarines landed at Port Blair on September 25 for several hours for logistics and refueling help, said sources on Friday.

Unlock 5.0 Guidelines Allow School, Colleges and Cinemas to Open from October 15

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) unveiled the unlock 5.0 guidelines on Wednesday. Under the new guidelines, schools and colleges in the country may get the nod to re-open from October 15 after the consultation with the schools and institutions' management. Attendance won't be compulsory in schools. Further relaxing the COVID-19 restrictions, cinemas, theaters, and multiplexes have also got permission to open from mid-October with up to 50% of their seating capacity in non-containment zones (coronavirus cases in India). But commoners can't use swimming pools. It will open from October 15 as well, but only for the training of swimmers.

Cash Strapped South Delhi Civic Body Mulls Another Levy

After introducing several charges like garbage user charges, approving professional tax, hiking licensing fees, and increasing commercial property tax rates, penniless South Delhi Municipal Corporation is mulling to levy 'compensatory regulatory charges' to bring some money in its empty fund. The civic body has proposed to impose this new charge when new building construction gets sanction. It will depend on the area and its prevailing circle rates.

PM Modi to Unveil Six Mega Projects in Uttarakhand Today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the 'Namami Gange Mission' today through a video conference. Apart from this PM, Modi will also reveal the logo of the Jal Jeevan Mission at 11 AM on Tuesday via video conferencing. On Monday, the PMO office said that new projects are to construct a 68 million liters per day (MLD) sewage treatment plant (STP), upgradation of the existing 27 MLD STP at Jagjeetpur in Haridwar, and construction of an 18 MLD STP at Sarai in Haridwar. 

Karnataka Bandh: Farmers Come on Roads in Protest Against Farm Bills Today

The nationwide agitation by the farmers over the contentious farm bills is not dying. In Karnataka, the state-wide bandh is called by farmers' organizations today in protest against the amendments to the agricultural produce market committee (APMC) and land reforms introduced by the ruling B S Yediyurappa government. Several opposition parties are also showing their solidarity and support to the agitating farmers. Meanwhile, Shiromani Akali Dal has snapped ties with the ruling NDA in the Centre over the farm bills.

Nationwide Bharat Bandh Call by Farmers' Organizations Over Farms Bills

Farmers organizations across the country will come on the street today, demanding a legal guarantee of minimum support prices (MSP). Farmers are protesting since the passing of the controversial farm bills by the Union government. A total of 31 farmers' organizations have joined their hands and come forward to the support of the Bharat Bandh call on Friday. RSS-affiliated farmers organizations like Bhartiya Kisan Sangh, Swadeshi Jagran Manch are also pressing amendment to the farm bills but decided to remain aloof in the protest.

Punjab Farmers to Start 'Rail Roko' Agitation Against Farm Bill from Today

Farmers in Punjab will organize a three-day rail roko agitation beginning on Thursday. Since the passing of the farm sector bill in the Lok Sabha, farmers across the country are protesting against the government's decision. SAD leader and Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned last week from the Modi cabinet against the farm bills' passing in the lower house. The agitating farmers think that the bills will dismantle the current Minimum Support Prince (MSP) system, and farmers will have to depend at the mercy of big corporate houses.




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