Parliament logjam continues; Uproar halts Sushma Swaraj’s statement in Lok Sabha :- Impasse in Parliament continues. Proceedings of both the houses of parliament were disrupted once again on Tuesday. After making statement in Rajya Sabha, When External Affairs Minister reached Lok Sabha to make statement on the deaths of 39 Indians in Iraq, she was not allowed, instead of listening to this shocking news opposition chose sloganeering. Upset Speaker Sumitra Mahajan also requested members to allow proceedings, but all in vain.
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39 Indians missing in Iraq are dead: EAM Sushma Swarj :- Giving a detailed account of government’s efforts to trace the 39 missing Indians in Iraq, External Affairs Minster Sushma Swaraj informed Parliament as soon as she got the information, that she had conclusive proof that they had been found killed in Iraq.
First India-Japan Workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction inaugurated :- Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog said that climate change has aggravated disaster risk.
Indian Navy to host Bilateral Exercise ‘Varuna’ with French Navy :- In 2017, VARUNA was conducted in three sea areas in the European waters.
Kejriwal apologises to Nitin Gadkari, Amit Sibal :- Kejriwal wrote to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari expressing regret over certain statements he made against the BJP leader.
Two day informal WTO Ministerial Meet begins in New Delhi :- Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Monday met several global representatives who are in Delhi.
SC to Centre: Bring model scheme for construction workers in 6 months :- The top court further directed all the state governments and union territories to constitute an expert committee and bring out statutory rules within six months.
Lalu Prasad Yadav convicted in fourth fodder scam case :- Judge Shiv Pal Singh pronounced Yadav and 18 other accused in the case guilty and acquitted 12 accused.
India summons Pak deputy high commissioner Syed Haider Shah :- Shah was also told that such acts were against established humanitarian norms and professional military conduct, the Ministry of External Affairs said.
2G case: ED moves HC against acquittal of Raja, Kanimozhi :- ED, in its charge sheet, had alleged that Rs 200 crore was paid by Swan Telecom (P) Ltd (STPL) promoters to DMK-run Kalaignar TV.
43 people honoured with Padma awards :- President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday conferred the prestigious Padma awards for 2018 on 43 prominent personalities at a function in New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the winners through tweet.
Parliament proceedings disrupted for 11th straight day :- The Rajya Sabha was not able to take up any business and the Chairman Venkaiah Naidu was forced to adjourn the house for the day.
UN human rights chief slams Security Council after Russia blocks meeting :- Russia is the largest international backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and a permanent member of the Security Council.
Xi vows to continue to serve as people’s servant :- In his speech, Xi expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the NPC deputies and Chinese people of all ethnic groups for the trust they have placed on him.
WFP warns of famine threat in northeast Nigeria :- Despite security challenges ravaging the north eastern states of Nigeria, the World Food Programme (WFP) says new data shows that the situation for extremely vulnerable families, has improved further in the past six months due to sustained humanitarian assistance.
Two-day informal WTO ministerial ends in Delhi :- Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday appealed to the WTO members to identify common ground for strengthening the multi-lateral trade body amid challenges it faces, following the deadlock at Buenos Aires ministerial in December.
Yuzvendra Chahal, Washington Sundar move up in ICC T20 bowlers’ chart :- Chahal, along with Washington Sundar, claimed eight wickets each in the series and played leading roles in helping their side win the title.
World Water Forum begins in Brazil after UN warning :- World Water Forum, the world’s biggest water-related event organized by the World Water Council, opened in the Brazilian capital city of Brasilia on Monday.