India This Week: Top 10 National News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • President Droupadi Murmu appointed Justice Uday Umesh Lalit as the 49th Chief Justice of India on Saturday at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. In just 74 days, Justice Lalit will leave the bench and turn 65 on November 8, 2022. Justice D. Y. Chadrachud will be the next in line to lead the supreme court based on seniority and protocol. He will serve in that capacity for two years before retiring in 2024.
  • The Reserve Bank is considering creating a fraud registry to compile a record of dubious websites, phones, and other digital fraud schemes as part of its attempts to increase client safety. As the websites or phone lines would be blocked, such a database would aid in preventing these fraudsters from carrying out the fraud again.
  • Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, 73, ended his five-decade affiliation with the grand old party last week. Azad accused Rahul Gandhi of “demolishing” the party’s whole consultative process in his resignation letter to Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, claiming that the party had been “comprehensively decimated.” More than 50 prominent party figures, including former Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minister Tara Chand, defected, dealing a severe blow to the Congress.
  • With a net worth of $ 137.4 billion, Indian billionaire Gautam Adani is now the third-richest businessperson in the world. He passed French businessman Bernard Arnault to take this position. This marks the first time an Asian has appeared in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index’s top three. He is now only ranked after Bezos and Musk. Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla, is ranked first with a net worth of $251 billion, followed by Jeff Bezos with $153 billion. The only other Indian in the top 10 is Adani. Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of Reliance Industries, is ranked 11th with a net worth of $91.9 billion.

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  • Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister of Delhi, was the target of repeated raids by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), including one at his home. Sisodia, who is in charge of the excise agency, is accused of corruption in the alcohol regulation process. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government has denied the accusations. The raids led to an argument between the AAP and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Raids were carried out in seven states and about 31 locations in Delhi-NCR in relation to an alleged excise scam.
  • The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) published its annual report for the year 2021 on August 29. Over the years, NCRB reports have been a vital source of statistics on a variety of crimes, from economic and financial crimes to crimes against women. In comparison to 2020, there was a 7.6% overall drop in reported crimes in 2021. In 2021, the crime rate per lakh people dropped from 487.8 in 2020 to 445.9.
  • Ceyane (29 stories) and Apex (32 stories), or famously known as Twin-towers, which were found to have been built in violation of several regulations, were demolished on the orders of the Supreme Court on Sunday. Using a 12-second “controlled implosion” or “waterfall implosion,” making them the tallest buildings ever to be demolished in the nation. There had been extensive planning to guarantee that the surrounding area would sustain the least amount of damage possible, including the evacuation of occupants of nearby structures to safer locations, the closure of the airspace for around 30 minutes, and the diversion of surface traffic.
  • Anurag Singh Thakur, Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting, introduced the Azadi Quest app. On the occasion of Amrit Mahotsav, the year of independence, this game has been released to educate people about the history of the Indian freedom struggle. This series of educational mobile games has been created in collaboration with Zynga India.
  • Hemant Soren, the chief minister of Jharkhand, is most likely to lose his status as an MLA after being accused of breaking electoral rules by giving himself a mining lease. Hemant Soren has been accused of violating Section 9(A) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, which deals with disqualification for government contracts, according to the petitioner in the case, the BJP. The Governor was accused of fostering political horse-trading by purposefully delaying the announcement of a decision about the CM’s membership in the legislature, according to the Congress-led UPA.
  • The much-anticipated election for the INC’s new President will take place on October 17, and the votes will be counted two days later, on October 19. This was announced by the INC’s highest decision-making body, the Congress Working Committee. Starting on September 24, nominations must be submitted, and the deadline is September 30. After the Congress suffered its second consecutive loss in the 2019 parliamentary elections, Rahul Gandhi resigned as party leader. After an open uprising by a group of leaders known as the G-23 in August 2020, Sonia Gandhi, who took over the reins of the party once more as interim president, had also offered to resign, but the CWC had pushed her to stay in office.