Cabinet approves setting up of three new AIIMS: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday approved the setting up of three new AIIMS at Vijaynagar in Jammu, Awantipur in Pulwama in Kashmir and at Rajkot in Gujarat.
Central Bureau of Investigation Director Alok Verma transferred: Three-member selection panel recommends transfer of CBI Director Alok Verma; Panel, taking into account extremely serious nature of observations made by the Central Vigilance Commission against Verma, felt that his continuation as CBI director is nor desirable
Quota for EWS biggest achievement of Winter session: Parliamentary Affairs Minister: Parliamentary Affairs Minister calls reservation for economically weaker sections the biggest achievement of the winter session; Lambasts opposition for politicising the Triple Talaq issue.
Ayodhya Case: Hearing adjourned till January 29: Supreme Court defers hearing in Ayodhya land dispute case after Justice UU Lalit, one of the five judges of the bench, recuses himself on conflict of interest issue; Next hearing by reconstituted bench on January 29.
National Commission for Women issues notice to Rahul Gandhi: National Commission for Women issues notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his alleged derogatory comments against Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman; Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj condemn Rahul Gandhi.
PM Modi lashes out at Congress for middleman culture: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with BJP booth workers from Tamil Nadu via video conference; Lashes out at Congress saying its biggest failure was mismanagement of the economy and corruption; Says, people of the country deserve to know what role did middleman Christian Michel play in putting national security in danger.
GST registration threshold limit increased to Rs 40 lakh: 32nd Meeting of GST Council in New Delhi concludes; Limit of annual turnover for composition scheme increased to 1.5 crore rupees from April 1 this year; Council decides to increase GST registration threshold limit to 40 lakh rupees from 20 lakh; Also agrees to allow composition tax payers to pay GST quarterly and only one annual return.
Hubble’s most advanced camera shut down: NASA: The operations of the Hubble Space Telescope’s most technologically advanced camera have been suspended after it encountered a hardware problem.