India This Week: Top 10 National News Of This Week

by TrendingNews Desk
  • In Surat, Gujarat a road has been made entirely of steel waste, which is one of the best examples of sustainable development. ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India has partnered with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India, Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) and government think tank NITI Aayog. The road was constructed entirely from 1000 percent processed steel slag. Steel slag is a major source of concern for the steel industry as it is considered a waste product. The environmental impact of metallurgical and metal-processing waste disposal in landfills is particularly high. Processed steel slag aggregate has great potential as an alternative to natural building materials.
  • The country’s first Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Park (ARTPARK) was launched in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It is a non-profit foundation set up by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bengaluru, with a capital of Rs 230 crore from the state and central governments. ARTPARK in association with AI Foundry is going to launch $100 million venture fund to support AI and robotics innovation in India. The fund will be backed by the government, private companies and VCs.
  • Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia said that the government has set a target of construction of 220 new airports by 2025, describing the civil aviation industry as an important component of India’s economy. Responding to the Civil Aviation Ministry’s requests for grants for 2022-23, Scindia said that India has made progress in both domestic and foreign travel during the COVID-19 period.  “Cargo flights for perishable food items will be increased by 30% over the next few years with 133 new flights,” he said.
  • Multiplex companies INOX Leisure Ltd and PVR Ltd have announced the merger of their two companies. Inox will hold 16.66% in the new firm and PVR will hold 10.62%. After the formalities of the merger, the company will be known as PVR Inox Limited. The merger is subject to the approval of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), stock exchanges and other regulatory approvals as required. With a network of 1,546 screens across 341 properties across 109 cities, two of India’s best cinema brands have been merged together to deliver an unparalleled consumer experience.

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  • Petrol and diesel prices increased for the 8th time in 9 days. On Wednesday, 80-80 paise were increased on petrol and diesel. After the by-election, on November 4, 2021, the Center increased the price of petrol by Rs.5/litre. The relief given by reducing the tax, the effect of it is over now, because in 9 days petrol becomes Rs 5.60 expensive.
  • The Hurun Research Institute has released the Hurun Global Forty and Under Self-Made Billionaires 2022, which ranks self-made billionaires in the world (in US dollar terms) aged forty years and under. The Hurun report lists 87 self-made billionaires aged 40 and under in the world in 2022, an increase of 8 from the previous year. The United States leads the list with 37 self-made billionaires followed  by China with 25 billionaires. United Kingdom got the third rank with 8 billionaires. India is at 4th spot with 6 billionares.
  • The 50-year-old border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya has been resolved. The agreement was signed by the Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya on Tuesday in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to resolve the border dispute. During this, officials of Assam-Meghalaya and Home Ministry were also present. The long-running land dispute began in 1972, when Meghalaya was carved out of Assam. On this occasion, Amit Shah said, “I am happy that today out of the 12 disputed areas, there has been an agreement between Assam and Meghalaya.”
  • The Delhi Municipal Corporation Amendment Bill 2022 has been passed in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday to integrate the three municipal corporations in Delhi. Introducing the bill, Shah said that the Delhi government has treated the three MCDs step-motherly, for which the people of Delhi have to bear the brunt. With this bill, all Delhiites will get better facilities.
  • The phone caller tune spreading awareness about the corona pandemic and vaccination may be turned off soon. The Telecom Department (DOT) has made this demand by writing a letter to the government. Just waiting for the verdict. DOT was getting complaints from people that now this tune is wasting time instead of making it aware. It is believed that the corona cases in the country have reduced significantly. Life is getting back to normal. In such a situation, COVID-19 caller tune is not necessary.  However, the government has not yet told from which day it will be closed.

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  • The news of the attack on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s house has come to the fore. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia tweeted that some anti-social elements attacked CM Kejriwal’s house and broke CCTV cameras and security barriers. Apart from this, the boom barriers on the gate have also been broken. According to the police, around 150-200 workers of BJP Yuva Morcha started the protest outside the CM residence at 11.30 am. This demonstration was kept against Kejriwal’s statement in the assembly regarding The Kashmir Files film.  Around 1 o’clock some protesters broke the barricade and reached outside the CM residence. They threw orange paint on the door and also broke the CCTV cameras installed here. The police immediately reached the spot and took 70 people into custody.