Telangana to buy the entire produce of the farmers, if they fail to get MSP :- Telangana State government has hastened efforts to bail out farmers on their produce. CM KCR had a day long review meeting with the officials on the issue.
EAM Sushma Swaraj co-chairs fifth meeting of India-Indonesia joint Commission :- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who is visiting Indonesia as part of her three-nation tour, co-chaired the fifth meeting of the India-Indonesia Joint Commission with her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi. Sushma Swaraj also met Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla in Jakarta.
Winter Session of parliament concludes :- Both Houses of Parliament adjourned sine die after winter session of Parliament; in all, 12 bills were passed in Lok Sabha while Rajya Sabha cleared 9 bills in 14 sittings; triple talaq bill pending in Upper House
With focus on ‘Act East’, MEA Swaraj visits Thailand :- External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reached Thailand as part of her five-day visit to three South-East Asian nations.
At -20C, Kargil is the coldest in North India :- Kargil, in the cold desert of the Ladakh region, shivered at -20 degrees Celsius, making it one of the coldest places in northern India.
Delhi shivers through season’s coldest day :- Delhi experienced the coldest day of the season with temperatures dropping as low as 5 degrees Celsius on Thursday, the Met Office said.
No data breach has been done, clarifies UIDAI :- Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has denied the media reports which said that one could have access to a billion Aadhaar details for just Rs. 500.
Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 kicked off at Kathmandu :- The Himalayan Hydro Expo 2018 kicked off at Kathmandu, the capital Nepal on Friday. President of Nepal Bidya Devi Bhandari inaugurated the exhibition.
Nepal: Election for National Assembly to be held on Feb 7 :- In Nepal, election for National Assembly, the upper house of parliament will be held on February 7. The decision was taken at an emergency cabinet meeting held at Kathmandu today.
White House, senators seek Iran measure ahead of nuclear deadline :- U.S. senators and Trump administration officials met at the White House on Thursday, hoping to hammer out compromise legislation to tighten restrictions on Iran while keeping Washington in an international nuclear deal with Tehran.
Merkel starts over with coalition talks :- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, weakened by an election setback in September, launches a second bid to build a coalition government on Sunday when she sits down with the Social Democrats (SPD) for exploratory talks.
North agrees to South Korean offers of talks on “improving relations” :- Nuclear-armed North Korea on Friday accepted the South’s offer of talks next week, hours after Seoul and Washington agreed to defer joint military exercises until after the Winter Olympics.
US toughens stance against Pak :- United States hardens stand on Pakistan, suspends all security assistance till it takes decisive action against terror groups.
Winter ‘bomb cyclone’ lashes NYC with snow :- A winter storm described as a “bomb cyclone” slammed into the Northeastern United States on Thursday, bringing high winds, blinding snow and frigid temperatures.
RBI Introduces Rs 10 banknote in Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series :- After introducing new Rs 2,000 notes and colourful Rs 200, Rs 50 notes, the Reserve Bank of India on Friday confirmed that it will shortly issue new banknotes in the Rs 10 denomination.
Vijay Mallya declared ‘proclaimed offender’ by Delhi court :- A Delhi court has declared liquor businessman Vijay Mallya a proclaimed offender for evading summons in a FERA violation case.
IPL retentions: Dhoni back with CSK, Virat stays with RCB :- Mahendra Singh Dhoni was back at his ‘spiritual home’ Chennai Super Kings while Royal Challengers Bengaluru retained India captain Virat Kohli during the much-publicised yet predictable Indian Premier League retentions in Mumbai on Thursday.
Reluctant Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open :- Defending champion Serena Williams pulled out of the Australian Open on Friday, saying she was still not at the level she needs to be after giving birth to her first child.
Negatives of RK Studios’ films to be part of NFAI collection :- Collection of classics from RK Studios representing the “Golden Era” of Indian Cinema will now be a part of the National Film Archive of India’s ever- growing horde of great works.
Massive stars more abundant in nearby galaxy: study :- Astronomers have revealed an ‘astonishing’ overabundance of massive stars – with masses over ten times that of the Sun – in a neighbouring galaxy.
After 150 years, a ‘Blue Moon’ total eclipse to occur in January end :- A rare total lunar eclipse that involves the second full moon of the month — popularly referred to as a Blue Moon — is set to take place on January 31 for the first time in over 150 years.
In a first, government launches online cancer tutorial for doctors :- The country’s first digital Online Oncology Tutorial Series was launched on Thursday. It is designed by the Tata Memorial Center in collaboration with the Health ministry and aims to train doctors across the country in early detection, prevention, palliation, rehabilitation and treatment of various cancers.
World’s largest snow park at China’s ice and snow festival :- The 34th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival and the third China International Ice and Snow Tourism Summit officially opened on Friday in Harbin, capital of northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province.
This year’s World Book Fair is here and it’s green! :- Burning environment issues like climate change, global warming, and water pollution will be the main theme for this year’s New Delhi World Book Fair.
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