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HAL plans to give 16 Tejas fighter aircraft by year-end

The Hindustan Aeronautical  Limited got the final operational clearance (FOC) to its Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas by the military aviation regulator Cemilac. A top official said on Thursday that  Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) is ramping up production to deliver 16 of them for the Indian Air Force (IAF) operational fleet by this year-end, HAL Chairman R. Madhavan told the reporters that “we plan to deliver 16 LCAs to the IAF in the FOC configuration by this year-end and remaining four next year as we have increased the production capacity with…

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PM Modi to flag off Vande Bharat Express on February 15 from New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India’s first engineless train Vande Bharat Express on February 15 from the New Delhi Railway station. The train will be run on the Delhi-Varanasi route, via Kanpur and Prayagraj, connecting the Prime minister’s Lok Sabha seat to the Capital city. The Vande Bharat is the first train that will run without the engine and it is going to replace Shatabdi Express. Train 18, which was recently named Vande Bharat Express by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal. The coaches of the train have been manufactured by Integral Coach…

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2 Pilots Killed In Mirage 2000 Fighter Jet Crash In Bengaluru

Two Indian Air Force pilots were killed after a Mirage 2000 upgraded trainer version by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited crashed in Bengaluru on Friday morning. The pilots have been identified as Squadron Leader Sameer Abrol and Squadron Leader Siddarth Negi. The incident took place at 10.30 am. The Mirage 2000 is equipped with ‘zero-zero’ (zero speed, zero altitudes) ejection seats which enable the pilots to bail out even if the aircraft is on the ground and is not moving. It is unclear at what stage of the take-off run the fighter was…

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Modi govt working for ‘New India’: says Ramnath Kovind

Ahead of Budget session on Thursday, The President of India Ramnath Kovind highlighted  PM Modi’s various development works and commitment to social justice, as he asserted it has worked to build a “New India” after assuming power in 2014 when the nation was passing through “uncertain times.” After President highlighted PM Modi’s work, PM Modi said that “Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas” is our Mantra and this spirit will also be seen in Parliament. We are looking forward to discussing every issue.” President Kovind said there was uncertainty before 2014, but the government has been working towards…

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ISRO successfully launched its Lightest Satellite ‘Kamalsat-V2’

On Thursday, The Indian Space Research Organisation fulfil its 1st mission of 2019 by launching the student satellite Kamalsat V2 which is the world’s lightest satellite and an imaging satellite Microsat-R from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. This is also the 46th flight of ISRO’s workhorse PSLV. The new Satellite Kamalsat V2 is a payload developed by students and Chennai based Space Kids India for the first time. Another satellite Microsat-R satellite is meant for the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) purposes. The weight of the satellite is 1.26…

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Fugitive businessmen Mehul Choksi surrenders passport in Antigua

A fugitive diamond trader  Mehul Choksi, who was accused of defrauding the Punjab National Bank, has surrendered his Indian citizenship and passport to authorities in Antigua and Barbuda. Mehul Choksi along with his nephew Nirav Modi also a fugitive from India allegedly committed fraud on Punjab National Bank amounting to over Rs. 13,500 crores. The businessman Mehul Choksi had fled India in January 2018, a few weeks before the scam came to light. In August 2018 he claimed that he had become a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda and he will expand his business…

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal ponders reimplementation of odd-even scheme

On Tuesday, Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal told the state government to reimplement the odd-even schemes of vehicles if needed. According to the Environment Pollution Control Authority, the air pollution of Delhi has hit a high level. Due to the increased air pollution, the Supreme Court has ordered the Environment Pollution Control Authority to ban the industrial activity in pollution hot spots and construction work across the National Capital Region (NCR). For the past few years, Delhi has been fighting with severe air pollution especially in winters. On Tuesday The Central…

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Food poisoning in Karnataka highlights a national problem

The incident at Karnataka temple has highlighted one of India’s major public health issues when it comes to an infectious disease that is food poisoning. More than 130 worshipers at a temple in the Chamarajanagar district became sick after eating the “Prasad” as food offered during the services. Eleven people died and eight are in critical condition at the time of writing. Police are investigating the incident. The Karnataka police on Wednesday arrested four accused, including Maharashtra Hill Samiti Mutt seer Pattadakal Immadi Mahadevaswamy in connection with the food poisoning…

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Next spectrum auction in the second half of 2019 : Telecom Secretary

The Department of Telecommunication will only be holding a spectrum sale in the second half of next fiscal year. A spectrum auction is a process whereby the government uses an auction system to sell the license to transmit signals over specific bands of the electromagnetic spectrum and to assign scarce spectrum resources. Depending on the specific auction format used, a spectrum auction can last from a single day to several months from the opening bid to the final winning bid. The spectrum auction is a step towards market-based spectrum management…

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SENSEX JUMPS OVER 300 POINTS

After the appointment of new RBI Governor, the equity bench mark BSE SENSEX jumps over 300 points in the early trade on Wednesday. NIFTY also rose by 98.50 points or 0.93%, to 10,647.65. The 30-share index was trading higher by 324.94 points, or 0.92%, at 35,474.95. All the sectoral indices, led by banking, auto, and consumer durables stocks were trading in the positive zone. Brokers said that the investor sentiment got a boost after the appointment of the new RBI Governor on hopes that it will now address the liquidity…

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