Morning Digest | November 1, 2022

Morning Digest | November 1, 2022

2022-11-01 07:39:58

Morbi bridge tragedy: demise toll rises to 140; 9 arrested

A day after the Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat, the police arrested 9 individuals, together with the managers of personal contractor Oreva Group and ticket clerks and safety guards. The demise toll within the bridge tragedy climbed to at the least 140 on Monday. The PM is scheduled to go to the positioning and can possible meet the households of victims on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Modi additionally held a assessment assembly at Raj Bhavan in Gandhinagar and directed officers that every one doable help be supplied to households affected by the tragedy.

MHA empowers two extra Gujarat district collectors to grant citizenship certificates to 6 minority communities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan; notification not associated to CAA

The Ministry of Residence Affairs (MHA) empowered the district collectors of two extra districts in Gujarat — Mehsana and Anand — to grant citizenship certificates to the members of Hindu, Sikh, Parsi, Christian, Buddhist and Jain communities from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. This isn’t the first-time the district magistrates or collectors have been delegated such powers by the MHA, comparable orders have been issued in 2016, 2018 and 2021. The notification isn’t associated to the contentious Citizenship Modification Act (CAA), 2019 that’s but to return into impact.

Air high quality turns ‘extreme’ in Delhi

The air high quality of the nationwide capital on October 31, 2022 night time deteriorated to the “extreme” class, in keeping with Central Air pollution Management Board (CPCB) information. Delhi’s 24-hour common air high quality index (AQI) was 403 at 10 p.m. on Monday. The air high quality of Delhi is prone to stay largely in “extreme” to “very poor” class for the following six days, in keeping with the Central authorities’s Air High quality Early Warning System for Delhi. 

Decentralise MGNREGS for higher implementation, says examine

An inside examine commissioned by the Ministry of Rural Improvement has argued for decentralisation of the Mahatma Gandhi Nationwide Rural Employment Assure Scheme (MGNREGS), permitting for extra “flexibility” on the floor degree. The interior examine additionally flagged the frequent delay in fund disbursal, and to take care of it prompt “revolving fund that may be utilised every time there’s a delay within the Central funds”.

Delhi Police search homes of  The Wire editors

The Delhi Police on October 31, 2022 performed searches on the residences of editors of the information portal The Wire in reference to a primary data report (FIR) lodged towards the organisation for “defaming” BJP IT cell chief Amit Malviya via a sequence of now-retracted tales on Meta, the mother or father firm of Fb, officers mentioned.The event comes a day after an FIR was lodged towards the information portal on the idea of a criticism filed by Mr. Malviya, who alleged that the portal revealed a “fabricated” information story.

Twitter board dissolved, Elon Musk says he might be CEO

Billionaire Elon Musk mentioned on Monday in a submitting that he would be the chief government officer of Twitter, the social media firm he just lately acquired for $44 billion. The transfer comes after Mr. Musk fired Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and different high firm officers final week. Responding to a information report of Mr. Musk changing into the only director of Twitter, he tweeted “That is simply short-term”.

Pelosi suspect wished to carry Home Speaker hostage

The man accused of attacking Paul Pelosi, the husband of Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, instructed police he wished to carry the speaker hostage and “break her kneecaps,” authorities mentioned Monday. Federal prosecutors have filed two costs towards DePape, days after police say he broke into the Pelosi’s residence and struck the Democratic chief’s 82-year-old husband within the head with a hammer.

Putin says energy grid strikes have been in response to Crimea drone assault

President Vladimir Putin mentioned Russian strikes on Ukrainian infrastructure and a call to freeze participation in a Black Sea grain export programme have been responses to a drone assault on Moscow’s fleet in Crimea that he blamed on Ukraine. Kyiv has not claimed accountability for the assault. Russian forces shelled infrastructure in at the least six Ukrainian areas on Monday, the Normal Workers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces mentioned in an announcement on Fb.

Enemies making an attempt to interrupt India’s unity, we have to stand agency towards such makes an attempt: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday mentioned that enemies have been making an attempt to interrupt India’s unity and the nation ought to stand agency towards any such makes an attempt. After paying tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at Kevadia in Gujarat on his delivery anniversary, PM Modi remembered those that died in Sunday’s Morbi bridge collapse incident and acquired emotional. PM Modi mentioned for India, its unity has by no means been a necessity, however has been its uniqueness.

RBI Digital Rupee pilot for wholesale section from November 1

The primary pilot within the Digital Rupee, Wholesale section (e₹-W) will begin on November 1, 2022, the Reserve Financial institution of India (RBI) mentioned in a round. 9 banks specifically State Financial institution of India, Financial institution of Baroda, Union Financial institution of India, HDFC Financial institution, ICICI Financial institution, Kotak Mahindra Financial institution, Sure Financial institution, IDFC First Financial institution and HSBC have been recognized for participation within the pilot.

SC to start out listening to petitions difficult CAA on December 6

A 3-judge Bench of the Supreme Courtroom led by Chief Justice of India U.U. Lalit on Monday posted 232 petitions difficult the Citizenship Modification Act on December 6, 2022, giving the events, together with the Centre, States of Assam and Tripura, and the petitioners a deadline to finish the paperwork in 5 weeks in order that the listening to can begin. In the course of the listening to, Solicitor Normal Tushar Mehta, for the Centre, mentioned the federal government has already filed its reply in court docket saying the CAA is a “benign piece of laws”.

CM Himanta says Assam govt. contemplating withdrawing AFSPA from extra areas

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday mentioned his authorities is contemplating withdrawing AFSPA from two extra areas within the State. The federal government had withdrawn the controversial regulation from West Karbi Anglong district because the state of affairs “significantly improved” there. “Peace has returned to Assam and Northeast. In the present day, AFSPA is withdrawn from 65 per cent areas of the state. Sooner or later, we’re contemplating to withdraw it from Lakhipur of Cachar and all the Karbi Anglong district,” Mr. Sarma mentioned.

India’s April-Sept fiscal deficit touches ₹6.2 lakh crore, tax receipts rise

India’s fiscal deficit within the first half of the monetary yr via September rose to ₹6.2 lakh crore from ₹5.27 lakh crore a yr earlier, although rising tax collections helped offset the next subsidy invoice. The fiscal deficit for the April to September interval touched 37.3% of annual estimates, official information confirmed on Monday, as the federal government spent extra on fertiliser, meals and gas subsidies.

Order placing sedition regulation on maintain to proceed; SC grants time to Centre

An interim order placing on maintain the contentious sedition regulation and the consequential registration of FIRs will proceed because the Supreme Courtroom granted further time to the Centre on Monday to take “acceptable steps” with regard to the reviewing of the colonial-era provision. Within the landmark order handed on Might 11, the court docket had put the contentious regulation on maintain until the Centre accomplished its promised assessment of the colonial relic and in addition requested the Union and state governments to not register any recent case invoking the offence.

Hardik Pandya to steer in T20Is towards New Zealand; Rohit, Rahul and Kohli rested

All-rounder Hardik Pandya was on October 31, 2022 named India’s captain for the three-match T20I sequence in New Zealand, beginning November 18, whereas opener KL Rahul and keeper-batter Dinesh Karthik have been rested as a part of “workload administration of gamers”. The T20 sequence will start 4 days after the conclusion of the continued T20 World Cup on November 18 in Wellington.

Barrage of Russian strikes on key infrastructure in Ukraine

Ukrainian officers on October 31 morning reported a large barrage of Russian strikes on important infrastructure in Kyiv, Kharkiv and different cities. Officers additionally reported doable energy outages within the cities of Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia ensuing from the strikes that hit important infrastructure there. Important infrastructure objects have been additionally hit within the Cherkasy area southeast of Kyiv and explosions have been reported in different areas of Ukraine.

Mayawati slams Congress over ‘public sale’ of ladies in Rajasthan to settle loans

Bahujan Samaj Occasion (BSP) supremo Mayawati on October 31 took a dig at Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi’s ” Ladki hoon lad sakti hoon‘ marketing campaign over reported auctioning of ladies for mortgage compensation in Rajasthan’s Bhilwara district. Mayawati additionally requested the Rajasthan authorities to instantly tender an apology to the ladies of that State.

Congress pays tributes to Indira Gandhi on demise anniversary

The Congress on Monday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her demise anniversary. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, former get together chief Sonia Gandhi and different senior get together leaders provided floral tributes to Indira Gandhi at her Shakti Sthal memorial right here.

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