Cheat Sheet

  • PM Launches All-Electric Superfast Train, A Make-In-India Leap: 10 Points
    In Patna to mark the centenary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unveiled a handful of projects worth around 6600 crore, flagged off India's first all-electric superfast train and gave a boost to the Clean India mission. There was also a show of solidarity with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, whose ties with the BJP recently hit a rough patch. The two leaders agreed on the need for peace and harmony in the country. The Prime Minister praised Mr Kumar -- who had received him at the airport with a rose-- on his administrative abilities and efforts to steer the state towards development.
  • States Brace For <i>Bharat Bandh</i> After Home Ministry Alert: 10 Points
    The Union home ministry has advised all states to strengthen security and check any possible violence after certain groups called for a Bharat Bandh today against caste-based reservation in jobs and education. While calls for the bandh are being circulated on social media, no group has yet come forward to make it official. The Home Ministry's advisory was based on intelligence inputs, officials said, adding that it was issued in view of the Bharat Bandh called by Dalit groups last week that saw widespread violence across five states and cost nearly a dozen lives.
  • Indian Railways To Get First High-Speed Electric Locomotive: 5 Facts
    Indian Railways is all set to add the first high-speed electric locomotive to its list of transport vehicles. The electric locomotive, with a 12,000 horsepower (HP), will be flagged off from Bihar's Madhepura loco factory by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Till now, the most powerful electric engine in India was of 6,000 HP. With the launch of this electric locomotive, India will join the elite list of countries, including Russia, China, Germany and Sweden. On the occasion of the launch, the Prime Minister will also dedicate the state-of-the art Madhepura factory, which is a high-value FDI joint venture with French rolling stock giant Alstom, to the nation.
  • World Health Day: 10 Promises You Should Make To Yourself This Year
    Every year, April 7th is celebrated as the World Health Day. The day is seen as opportunity to draw worldwide attention to a subject of major importance to global health each year. This year marks the 70th anniversary of World Health Day and the theme for this year is "Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere" and the slogan is "Health for All". Many of us make New Year resolutions related to health, some are forgotten and some are deferred. The World Health Day gives us another reason as well as a motivation to follow our health resolutions or start being concerned about it. And as the saying goes, a healthy mind resides in a healthy body. So in order to work well or study, learn quickly and improve one's memory we need to nourish and take care of our body. This cannot solely be done by exercising or yoga or any sport but by also focusing and what we are eating and how we are eating.
  • Salman Khan To Spend 2nd Night In Jail, Bollywood Backs "Bhai" In Blackbuck Case: 10 Facts
    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan - convicted for killing two endangered blackbucks 20 years ago - will have to spend another night in Jodhpur Central Jail as Qaidi (prisoner) No. 106, after a court today said his bail plea hearing will continue tomorrow. The court on Thursday found him guilty of killing two blackbucks in 1998 and sentenced him to five years in jail. Four other Bollywood stars, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Bendre, Tabu and Neelam Kothari, were acquitted for lack of evidence. While delivering the verdict in the blackbuck poaching case, the judge said, "The way the accused killed two innocent black bucks in violation of the wildlife laws...he is a film star, people emulate him... there has been a rise in poaching incidents, so leniency is not justified." Salman Khan did not appear before the court today. His lawyer reached the Jodhpur sessions court this morning with a 51-page bail application.

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