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PM Modi interacts with booth-level workers in A.P.: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with booth-level workers in Andhra Pradesh via video conferencing today. Reiterating the ‘Mera booth sabse mazboot’ mantra, PM urged the workers to establish close links with their booths. He laid special emphasis on interacting with the youth, especially first-time voters.

Cabinet approves setting up HLC for implementation of Assam Accord: The Union Cabinet took several key decisions on Wednesday including setting up of a high-level committee to implement Clause 6 of Assam Accord to hold discussions with all stakeholders on the quantum of reservation of seats in Assam Legislative Assembly and local bodies for Assamese people among other decisions.

Lok Sabha debates Rafale deal; Govt rejects JPC probe: The Rafale issue finally debated in Lok Sabha today, in the third week of the Winter Session of Parliament. While the opposition sought to take on the government on the issues of process, pricing, and patronage, the government rubbished the allegations as manufactured corruption charges being leveled with the motive of tainting a clean govt. It also rejected the opposition’s demand for a JPC probe into the fighter jets deal…saying there are no governance issues in the deal that merit a probe by a partisan body.

Rajya Sabha adjourned after several disruptions: Rajya Sabha saw repeated adjournments on Wednesday as AIADMK and DMK members protested over the Cauvery river dam issue while many Congress MPs raised slogans for a JPC probe into the Rafale fighter jet deal.

Lok Sabha discusses issues relating to Rafale Deal: Discussion in Lok Sabha on the issue of the Rafale Deal is underway.

Over 250 terrorists killed in 2018: J&K DGP: In Jammu and Kashmir, over 250 terrorists were killed during counter-terror operations during last year.

2 women enter Sabarimala Temple; sanctorum shuts and re-opens: Two women below the age of 50 entered the Sabarimala temple in Kerala on Wednesday.

NIA conducts fresh searches in Delhi and UP’s Amroha: The National Investigation Agency searched multiple locations in Delhi and Amroha in Uttar Pradesh in connection with its probe into a suspected ISIS-inspired terror group in which it arrested 10 suspects last week.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro takes oath as President: Jair Bolsonaro was sworn in as Brazil’s President on Tuesday in a ceremony at Brazil’s National Congress Building.

35 hours after he was stuck in Russian gas blast, infant found alive in the rubble: A baby boy has been found alive on Tuesday after 35 hours spent in freezing cold in the rubble of a Russian apartment block that partially collapsed in an explosion, emergency officials reported, calling it a miracle.

Cuba marks 60 years of revolution; seeks U.S. ties: Cuba’s former president Raul Castro marked the 60th anniversary of the country’s Revolution on Tuesday, amidst pressing diplomatic relations with the United States and a flailing economy.

100% houses in 25 states electrified under Saubhagya Yojana: The country achieved yet another milestone in the power sector with the completion of electrification in 100% households in 25 states at year end.

Federer wins historic clash against Serena in Perth: Roger Federer emerged triumphant from a historic first meeting with Serena Williams in the Hopman Cup on Tuesday, but tennis was the true winner as two of the game’s greats treated fans worldwide to an unforgettable evening.

ISRO launches ‘Samwad’ with students to engage them in space science: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched Samwad with students as part of its outreach programme.

Two of a kind? China’s first pet cloning service duplicates star pooch: Juice is a one-foot tall canine wonder who has starred in dozens of Chinese film and television productions.

South Korea bans single-use plastic bags in supermarkets: The South Korean government ban on the use of disposable plastic bags at big supermarkets came into effect on January 1 in a bid to protect the environment and encourage recycling.


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