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21 February 2020 Current Events Trump Assures a Tremendous Trade Deal, Taj Mahal Ride in Battery Bus

The US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are set to land on the Indian soil on February 24, ahead of his arrival Trump has assured that the two powerful democratic nations may make a tremendous trade deal. The US President is scheduled to go to Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad to address the 'Namaste Trump' event. Trump will also go to Agra to see the historic Taj Mahal, an official said he can only ride into the Taj Mahal on a special battery bus.


Chennai: 3 Assistant Director Died in an Accident Took Place in Kamal Hassan's Indian 2 Set

On Wednesday night, an accident took place on the set of Kamal Hassan's 'Indian 2' set in Chennai, where three Assistant Director namely Krishna, art assistant director Chandran and Madhu lost their lives and nine were injured. The Death reports were confirmed by the production house Lyca. At around 9:30 pm, a crane crashed where three men were inside, working on the lighting of the shoot. When the accident took place, Kamal Hassan was not on set, he was shooting on a different location.


Trump Assures a Tremendous Trade Deal, Taj Mahal Ride in Battery Bus

The US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are set to land on the Indian soil on February 24, ahead of his arrival Trump has assured that the two powerful democratic nations may make a tremendous trade deal. The US President is scheduled to go to Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad to address the 'Namaste Trump' event. Trump will also go to Agra to see the historic Taj Mahal, an official said he can only ride into the Taj Mahal on a special battery bus.

Chennai: 3 Assistant Director Died in an Accident Took Place in Kamal Hassan's Indian 2 Set

On Wednesday night, an accident took place on the set of Kamal Hassan's 'Indian 2' set in Chennai, where three Assistant Director namely Krishna, art assistant director Chandran and Madhu lost their lives and nine were injured. The Death reports were confirmed by the production house Lyca. At around 9:30 pm, a crane crashed where three men were inside, working on the lighting of the shoot. When the accident took place, Kamal Hassan was not on set, he was shooting on a different location.

Government to Amend Aadhaar to be Linked to Voter ID Card

It has been notified that the government has moved to revise the Aadhaar Act and it will legally empower the Election Commission to link the unique identification number with the electoral roll. As per the government, the action is being taken in order to remove the spurious and fraudulent entries and giving "remote" voting rights to migrant voters. The process is underway. Meanwhile, the law ministry is working on a note to be put up before the Union Cabinet for the decision which will fumigate the  electoral roll.

Delhi High Court: Nirbhaya Convicts to be Hanged on March 3

Delhi court has given another date for the hanging of Nirbhaya convicts. The fresh date of hanging now is March 3. However, if Pawan Gupta, one of the four men who are to hang decides to file a mercy petition or curative petition by using his last legal remedy provided under the Constitution, the hanging might get further delayed. Nevertheless, Delhi high court laid deadline for Pawan to file his mercy plea which ends on February 11. Though, the authorities are lenient for mercy petitions in capital punishment jurisprudence. 

Nitish Kumar Proposes Alcohol Ban in Entire Country

Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar has put forward a suggestion to make India a dry nation as it was Mahatma Gandhi's dream. During his speech at a convention on 'Liquor-Free India', he said that Mahatma Gandhi was in favour of it as alcohol destroys lives. He further added that the ban should not be restricted to one state, but it should banned in entire nation. Earlier, alcohol ban was imposed in Bihar by then Chief Minister Karpoori Thakur, however that could not be carried out completely. 

US President Donald Trump Tweet About his India Visit

On Saturday, US President Donald Trump tweeted that it is great honour to visit India as Mark Zuckerberg stated that Donald J. Trump is Number 1 on facebook and Number 2 is Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He further confirms that he will visit India in two weeks and is looking forward to it. First lady, Melania Trump will also accompany Trump on his visit to India. They are scheduled to visit Ahmedabad and New Delhi on February 24 and 25 as per White House announcement early this week. 

"Little Mufflerman" Gets a Special Invitation in Kejriwal's Swearing-in Ceremony

Arvind Kejriwal is set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Delhi on February 16 at Ramlila Ground for the third consecutive time. The people of Delhi have got the invitation to join in the swearing-in ceremony. A special guest “Baby Mufflerman” has got a special invitation to participate in this auspicious moment. The name of little “Mufflerman” is Avyaan Tomar, first seen at the AAP headquarters on February 11, the result day. The Aam Aadmi Party swept the election-winning 62 out of 70 seats.

A Bus-Truck Collision Took Place in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday

On Wednesday around 10 in the night, a private bus collided with a truck in Firozabad on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. In the accident, 13 people have been killed and nearly 31 injured. The injured have been taken to the nearby Saifai medical college. Rajesh Kumar, the Superintendent of Police informed the accident. Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh directed the district magistrate and senior superintendent of police to reach the spot and oversee relief work. 

Delhi: Seven Rounds of Fire at AAP Legislator Naresh Yadav's Convoy

In the night of Delhi poll results, a fire incident took place in the Southwest of the capital. In the late hours of Tuesday, some unidentified men opened fire at the convoy of the newly elected Aam Aadmi Party legislator Naresh Yadav. A volunteer was injured and another lost his life during the incident. As per the reports, seven rounds were fired at the MLA's convoy. One person has been detained after the incident. AAP leader Sanjay Singh identified the dead man as Ashok Mann. Investigation is still underway. 

Three Species from India Enters the List of CMS

Three species out of ten endangered species of migratory birds/animals across the globe will be included in a special global list for protection under the 'Convention on Conservation of Migratory Species' (CMS). The three Indian species are Great Indian Bustard, Asian Elephant, and Bengal Florican. The respective countries of the species will provide a list issues of that affecting migratory species at a conference in Gandhinagar from February 15 to 22.

Counting of Votes Began for Delhi Elections 2020

Delhi Assembly Election Results 2020: The counting of votes in Delhi began at 8 in the morning amid tight security. The counting is taking place at 21 centres across the city. As per the report, out of over 1.4 crore eligible voters, 62.59% voter turned out at the polling booth. And out of 1,47,86,382 total number of eligible voters - there are 66,80,277 female voters and 1,47,86,382 male voters and 869 third gender voters. Besides, there were 13,571 polling stations at 2,688 locations.

Delhi Metro to Begin its Service at 4:00 am on Election Day

The preparation for the upcoming Delhi Assembly Polls on February 8 is in full swing. Officials are working round the clock to conduct free and fair election. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced that train services will resume early on the election day. Delhi Metro will start its service from 4 am, 90-minute before its scheduled time. This decision is taken by DMRC so that staff on election duty don't face any difficulty in reaching their respective destinations on time.

Kejriwal Declares Himself a Hanuman Bhakt

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seeking a second term in Delhi Assembly Polls, at the moment changes his stance like KL Rahul in cricket, declaring himself a Hanuman bhakt (devotee of Lord Hanuman). His motive is to entice the voters of Delhi especially to arrest the votes of hardcore Hindus. Kejriwal's comment has given a shot in the arm to the Aam Aadmi Party. Earlier the duo of Modi and Shah accused Kejriwal for supporting Shaheen Bagh protesters for the vote bank. Like a shrewd politician, Kejriwal had given the saffron party a taste of its own medicine.

Political Parties Trigger Gun on Each, AAP Includes "Deshbhakti" in Syllabus

Political leaders of AAP, BJP and Congress are firing on all cylinders to woo the voters in the upcoming February 8 Delhi Assembly Polls. All the three parties have promised a lot in their respective manifestos. ‘bijli, sadak, and paani‘ have got top priority along with this air pollution has also got a place in the long list. Citizenship Amendment Act and full statehood are the other prominent promises which were made by parties. AAP has been raising the full statehood issue before the Lok Sabha polls held in 2019. "Deshbhakti" in the educational syllabus by Aam Aadmi Party is a surprise package. 



BJP MP Passes Derogatory Remarks on Gandhi, Party Issues Showcause Notice

The BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde created an uproar as he claimed that the freedom struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi was a 'drama’ and nothing else. He also passed some derogatory remarks against Gandhi at a public meeting and commented that people like Gandhi have no right to be called Mahatma. The top brass of the saffron party is upset with Hegde's comments on Gandhi and issued him a showcause notice.

Fire Shot at Jamia Milia Islamia on Sunday Night

On Sunday night, a fire was shot at Jamia Milia Islamia's gate no 5 in South Delhi. The suspects are yet to be identified, one of them wearing a red jacket said the witnesses. The shot was targeted at the Jamia Coordination Committee that is participating in the protest against the amended Citizenship Law. The targeted location is also 2 km away from Shaheen Bagh where protestors have set up tent for more than 2 months now to protest against the CAA. No reports of injury have been reported so far.

Nirmala Sitharaman is Presenting Union Budget 2020 on February 1

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with MoS Finance Anurag Thakur will present the Union Budget 2020 - 21. The team is ready with 'Bahi-Khaata' and meeting President Ram Nath Kovind ahead of the presentation. It is likely that budget might include a cut in personal income tax, sops for rural and agriculture sectors to be a part. Political parties like Congress expressed hope that the Budget would provide relief to the salaried class through tax cuts and invest in rural India as well. 

Arvind Krishna, Indian-Origin Technocrat to Take Charge as New IBM CEO

Arvind Krishna, the Indian-origin technology executive has been chosen as the chief executive officer (CEO) of American IT giant IBM. At present, he is a Senior Vice President of IBM for cloud and cognitive software. The 57-year old technocrat did his engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur then completed his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Budget to be Presented in the Backdrop of a Slumping Economy

All eyes are on the upcoming Union Budget 2020 to be presented on February 01 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. India has lost its coveted title as the world's fastest-growing economy and dangerous thing is that the fiscal deficit is likely to surpass projected 3.3 per cent. In the pre-budget consultations, leaders have asked the Union government to think about industry demands and listed measures to revive investments.

Indigo Airlines Ban Kunal Kamra for Six Months

A video went viral recently where comedian Kunal Kamra shown to be confronting Republic TV journalist, Arnab Goswami. Late on Tuesday evening, Indigo airlines put up a statement from their official twitter handle stating that he is banned from flying with the airline for six months and indefinite. While Netizens remains divided on the matter as some felt this was much needed and why the airlines were sitting quite when Pragya Thakur delayed a flight 45 minutes to get her preferred seat.While some feel this behaviour was not acceptable.  




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