Indian Affairs: Top 10 National News Of This Week

by Shatakshi Gupta
  • The Maharashtra district of Aurangabad has been renamed Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar by the Central Government. At the same time, permission has been granted to rename Osmanabad as Dharashiv. TheMaharashtra government has already made this announcement. The Central Government has now approved this proposal as well. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis tweeted about it.
  • On February 25, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘Barisu Kannada Dimawa Cultural Festival’ at Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium. On this occasion, Prime Minister Modi addressed the gathering. The ‘Barisu Kannada Dimava’ cultural festival is being held to commemorate Karnataka’s culture, traditions, and history. This aligns with the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’. The festival, organised by Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, will give hundreds of artists the opportunity to showcase Karnataka’s cultural heritage through dance, music, drama, and poetry.
  • In Monday’s trading, three Adani Group companies’ shares reached 52-week lows. Lower circuits were locked in Adani Total Gas Ltd, Adani Transmission Ltd, and Adani Green Energy Ltd. Since January 24 of this year, Adani stocks have taken a significant hit after US-based short seller Hindenburg Research claimed that the Gautam Adani-led Indian conglomerate had engaged in stock manipulation and accounting fraud over the previous decades. Adani Group, on the other hand, dismissed the claim as unfounded.
  • The Union Cabinet approved extending the 22nd Law Commission’s tenure by one and a half years. This commission was tasked with identifying ineffective laws and recommending their repeal. According to an official statement, a proposal to that effect was approved at a Union Cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Law Commission of India is a non-statutory body appointed by the Government of India on an as-needed basis. The commission was established in 1955 and is reconstituted on a regular basis. The current 22nd Law Commission of India’s term expires on February 20, 2023..
  • The Union Minister for Science and Technology recently announced the construction of a new nuclear power plant in Gorakhpur, Haryana. This will be North India’s first nuclear power plant. This plant will take up 560 hectares of land. This will produce 2800 MW of electricity. In 2014, the foundation stone was laid. However, construction is just getting started. The first phase will be completed by 2025, and the second phase will be completed by 2028. The 2800 MW plant will be fully operational once the second phase is completed.

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  • On February 25-26, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz visited India and advanced a $5.2 billion deal between Germany and India to jointly build six conventional submarines in India. The naval project is the latest effort by a Western military manufacturing power to wean New Delhi off Russian military hardware. India is looking to rebuild its ageing submarine fleet in an effort to contain China’s growing influence in the Indian Ocean, with 11 of its 16 conventional submarines being more than 20 years old.
  • On March 2, the results of assembly elections in the three northeastern states of Tripura, Meghalaya, and Nagaland will be announced. Today was the first day of voting in Meghalaya and Nagaland. Tripura, on the other hand, voted on February 16. Axis of India Today My India trends indicate that no party will win a majority in the Meghalaya Assembly elections. The Bharatiya Janata Party is expected to form the government in Tripura once more. All of the exit polls have made claims about this. Exit polls in Nagaland have been released. According to various polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies can form a government with an absolute majority in this state as well. Congress and other political parties appear to have taken a significant hit.
  • The court has granted the CBI remand of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia until March 4. The investigating agency had requested 5-day custody of Sisodia in the Delhi Liquor Policy case, which the court granted. Sisodia was previously produced at Rouse Avenue Court on Monday at 3:10 p.m. After about 30 minutes of hearing, the court reserved its decision on the CBI’s remand request. After 8 hours of questioning, the CBI arrested Sisodia on Sunday. According to the investigating agency, Sisodia was not answering the questions correctly. That is why his remand is required.
  • Differences over the Russia-Ukraine conflict have resurfaced among the G-20 group of the world’s 20 largest economies. As a result, the G20 finance ministers’ meeting ended on Saturday without issuing a joint declaration. India, which currently holds the G-20 presidency, announced on Saturday that the majority of the grouping’s members have “strongly condemned” the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and reiterated their demand that Russia withdraw from Ukraine. Except for Russia and China, all other G-20 member countries have condemned the Russian war, according to a statement issued by India following the meeting of Finance Ministers in Bengaluru.
  • Air India has placed orders with Airbus and Boeing for 470 aircraft. This transaction is worth $70 billion, according to Air India CEO Campbell Wilson (5.8 lakh crore). Airbus 250 and Boeing 220 aircraft will be delivered to Air India. Airbus will also begin deliveries by the end of this year. The agreement with Airbus includes 40 wide-body A350 aircraft and 210 narrowbody single-aisle A320 Neos aircraft. And the Boeing deal is worth $34 billion. Air India will receive 190 B737 Max aircraft, 20 B787 aircraft, and ten B777X aircraft under this agreement.