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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.

UDIAI says the requirement of Aadhar for opening bank account and for applying tatkal passports will continue

The deadline for linking bank accounts and PAN with Aadhar has been extended indefinitely. As per The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the requirement of Aadhaar for opening new bank accounts or applying for Tatkal passports will continue. UIDAI further said those who do not have Aadhar can apply for it and provide the Aadhaar application number while applying for availing the aforesaid services.

Commonwealth Games: Sardar Singh dropped from hockey squad

The upcoming Commonwealth Games are to be held at Gold Coast, Australia. India has announced its men's hockey squad which consists of 18 members. Although Sardar Singh has been dropped from the hockey squad, seasoned goalkeeper PR Sreejesh makes a comeback after having suffered a medial collateral ligament injury during the Azlan Shah tournament last year.

PM Modi to launch Tuberculosis Free India campaign today

PM Modi is going to launch Tuberculosis Free India Campaign today in New Delhi. The campaign is going to promote the activities of National Strategic Plan (NSP) for TB elimination. Prime Minister Modi will also inaugurate the Delhi End TB Summit in New Delhi today.

IndiGo cancels 47 flights today

IndiGo cancels 47 flights today

Three dead in explosion at chemical factory in Maharashtra

A major explosion occurred in a chemical factory at MIDC area in Tarapur, Maharashtra. At least three bodies have been discovered and many are reported to be injured. The explosion at the chemical factory resulted in fires in around five factory units located nearby. The six chemical factories that were affected by the fire include Arti, Novaphene, Darbar, Unimax, Bharat Rasayan, and Prachi. Reports suggest that the fire was caused when a boiler comprising industrial solvents burst under high pressure and temperature. Superintendent of Police of Palghar, Manjunath Singh, stated that search and rescue operations in the area are going on. He further added that there might be more casualties.

Hyderabad Airport Back ACI ASQ world Number 1 Award

The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has bagged the ACI ASQ world number 1 award for the fourth time. As per media reports, the airport is the busiest in the country. The award was presented by the Airports Council International, which is based in Montreal, Canada. The airline was awarded as the World No.1 in Airport Service Quality (ASQ) based on the feedback of passengers. In the 10 years of its history, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport has bagged many awards.

SSC Paper Leak Scam: CBI to investigate the matter

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has finally given consent to a CBI enquiry to the alleged paper leak of Combined Graduate Level (CGL) tier 2 exam. Government has asked the students to stop the protest conducted by the candidates outside the SSC office at Lodhi Road, New Delhi since February 27. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea seeking an investigation into the matter on March 12.

Man who allegedly ferried Gauri Lankesh's killer arrested

The Special investigating team probing the murder of journalist-activist Gauri Lankesh achieved a major breakthrough with the arrest of Naveen Kumar, who allegedly ferried the killed to the scene on his motorcycle. 38-year-old Naveen Kumar, alias Hotte Manja, is the founder of Hindu Yuva Sena. He has been remanded to eight days in SIT custody by a city sessions court.

Sridevi's funeral to be held in Mumbai today

The mortal remains of veteran actor Sridevi have arrived in at Celebration Sports Club in Lokhandwala, Mumbai. As per the reports of Dubai police, Sridevi died in Dubai on Saturday due to accidental drowning. Several people including her Bollywood colleagues, fans and relatives will pay her the last respects from 9.30am to 12.30pm. The last journey of the actress will begin at 2 and she will be cremated at 3.30pm in Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium. 

CBSE: One-time relaxation granted in passing marks for Class 10th

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to grant a one-time relaxation in passing marks for the students of Class 10th. This is a major relief for the students of Class 10th who will be appearing for the exams which are scheduled for next week.

Centre to set up 562 more Eklavya Schools

The centre is all set to establish 562 more Eklavya Model Residential Schools in the tribal areas of the country. Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram while addressing media on budgetary provision said 271 such schools have already been sanctioned out of which 190 are operational.

Theatre Olympics: Vice President to inaugurate the 8th edition

Vice President of India is going to inaugurate the 8th edition of the Theatre Olympics at Lal Quila in Delhi this evening. The event is scheduled for 51 days and will continue till April 8. It will be held in 17 cities including Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Patna, Kolkata, Guwahati, Mumbai, and Jammu. The theme of the fest is- “ Flag of Friendship”. According to the Culture Ministry, it is for the first that more than 25 thousand foreign artists will participate in such an event hosted by India.

Modicare: West Bengal becomes the first state to opt out

The Finance Minister on February 1 announced the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) named “Modicare”, which is the biggest global plan to provide health cover benefits to a large population. The Chief Minister of West Bengal  Mamata Banerjee has claimed that the state has already enrolled 50 lakh people under its own “Swasthya Sathi programme” and has taken a decision to opt out of the scheme. This makes West Bengal the first state to withdraw from the world's largest health care program.

Defence Ministry to procure weapons worth 16,000 crores

The Defence Acquisition Council which is headed by the Defence Minister of India Mrs. Nirmala Sitaraman has cleared a proposal to buy weapons worth 16,000 crores. The weapons include assault rifles, sniper rifles, and light machine guns. The assault rifles will be bought for the three services, the sniper rifles will be bought for the Army. The light machine guns will also be purchased. 

World Radio Day celebrated today

Today, on February 13 World Radio Day was celebrated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted all listeners and posted a tweet on Social media platform Twitter. Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani also conveyed her greetings on this day. The day was celebrated to remember and recognize the unique power of radio. 

Five dead in fire accident at the Cochin Shipyard

A major fire accident occurred at the Cochin Shipyard in Kerala. At least five people were killed and 11 were injured in the accident. According to media reports, around 10 am, a fire was heard from Sagar Bhushan, a docked vessel. The blast occurred in the tank of the ship and at that time around 20 people were working in the ship. The ship is owned by the ONGC.

NITI Aayog will present "Healthy States, Progressive India" report toda

NITI Aayog is going to release a report on the nation-wide analysis of health systems across the states which has been prepared in technical collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and World Bank. The report will include the analysis of Union Territories too and is titled as “Healthy States, Progressive India”. The first-of-its-kind report will be released in National capital on Friday, in presence of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, Health Secretary Preeti Sudan and World Bank Country Director to India, Junaid Ahmad

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