Cheat Sheet

  • Rahul Gandhi Promises Universal Basic Income For Poor: 10 Points
    Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said that his party - if voted to power in the Lok Sabha election - will ensure a minimum income to the poor people of the country. Mr Gandhi made the announcement at the ''Kisaan Abhaar Sammelan'' in Chhattisgarh's Raipur. He said with the minimum income guarantee, there will be no hungry, poor people in the country.
  • "Ready To Quit," Says HD Kumaraswamy, Betraying Coalition Chaos: 10 Facts
    Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today threatened to quit as he reacted furiously to questions on lawmakers of alliance partner Congress lawmakers criticising him and saying they considered former chief minister Siddaramaiah as their chief minister. The Congress must control its lawmakers as they are "crossing the alliance line", Mr Kumaraswamy fumed. "If they want to continue with the same thing, I am ready to step down. They are crossing the line," Mr Kumaraswamy told reporters, not hiding his exasperation.
  • India's Military Might On Display At Grand Republic Day Parade: 10 Points
    A spectacular display of India's military might, complete with a grand parade of the armed forces and a majestic flypast by fighter jets of the Air Force, marked the 70th Republic Day celebrations at Delhi's Rajpath today. More than 20 tableaux of the states and central government and colourful cultural performances by children represented the country's soft power. Among the various VIPs and foreign dignitaries who attended the event was chief guest Cyril Ramaphosa, the president of South Africa. The city has been under a security blanket since the arrest of two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists on Thursday - 25,000 policemen have been deployed.
  • World's Lightest Satellite Made By Indian Students, Fits In Palm: 5 Facts

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday successfully placed in orbit the world's lightest satellite, which was made by a group of students. The satellite, called Kalamsat V2, was launched from the Sriharikota space centre in Andhra Pradesh, drawing praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "Heartiest congratulations to our space scientists for yet another successful launch of PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle). This launch has put in orbit Kalamsat, built by India's talented students," PM Modi tweeted.

  • 10 Things To Know About Bhupen Hazarika, Bharat Ratna Awardee
    Music maestro from Assam, Bhupen Hazarika, has been posthumously awarded Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, along with former President Pranab Mukherjee and social activist Nanaji Deshmukh. Bhupen Hazarika was a singer, balladeer, poet, lyricist and film maker who was widely admired not only in native Assam but across the country.
  • 10 Things To Know About Pranab Mukherjee, Bharat Ratna Awardee
    Former president Pranab Mukherjee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour, by President Ram Nath Kovind. Along with him, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh and music maestro Bhupen Hazarika have also received the Bharat Ratna posthumously. Calling Mr Mukherjee "an outstanding statesman" PM Modi congratulated him on Twitter. Pranab Mukherjee, who was a Congress man for nearly five decades, is often known as the prime minister India never had. He held charge of top ministries including finance, external affairs and defence.
  • All You Need To Know About Nanaji Deshmukh: 10 Facts
    President Ram Nath Kovind today announced the country's highest civilian award-- the Bharat Ratna-- to be given to former president Pranab Mukherjee, social activist Nanaji Deshmukh (posthumously) and musician Dr Bhupen Hazarika (posthumously). Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued congratulatory notes for the three personalities.
  • New Ayodhya Bench Formed By Chief Justice, Hearing On Tuesday: 10 Facts
    Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi today reconstituted the five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court that will hear the politically sensitive Ayodhya case next Tuesday by adding two new judges to it. The bench led by the Chief Justice will decide on a schedule and the frequency of hearings in the case. In the last hearing on January 11, Justice UU Lalit had recused himself from the bench saying he had been a lawyer in a related case.
  • All You Need To Know About Case Against Chanda Kochhar: 10 Points
    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against the former chief of ICICI bank Chanda Kochhar, her husband Deepak Kochhar, Videocon head Venugopal Dhoot and others over alleged irregularities in loan granted in 2012, when Chanda Kochhar was the chief of the bank. The investigating agency searched the Videocon headquarters in Mumbai and Aurangabad in Maharashtra on Thursday in relation to the case.
  • All You Need To Know About Priyanka Gandhi Vadra: 10 Facts
    Congress president Rahul Gandhi today revealed his party's plan in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok sabha election, after being left out of the alliance between Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati. He announced Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's foray into active politics, making her the in-charge of the party in the politically vital state that sends 80 lawmakers to parliament.
  • "Don't Worry About Who Will Be PM": Top Quotes From Opposition Rally
    An ensemble of opposition leaders got together today in Kolkata at a rally organised by Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee, and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party, the BJP, with savage barbs. The rally was attended by several prominent opposition leaders, including Akhilesh Yadav, Chandrababu Naidu, MK Stalin, HD Deve Gowda, Farooq Abdullah, Shatrughan Sinha, Arun Shourie etc. Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati skipped the congregation, but sent their representatives.
  • "Don't Worry About Who Will Be PM": Mamata Banerjee At Opposition Rally - 10 Facts
    Around 23 opposition parties came together at the "United India Rally" organised by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today to reiterate their resolve to defeat the Narendra Modi-led BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The event -- held at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Grounds and attended by lakhs of people -- saw the participation of Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, DMK chief MK Stalin, National Conference head Farooq Abdullah and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, among other prominent political faces. Charges ranging from non-transparency in the Rafale deal to alleged religious intolerance were levelled against the BJP as one political leader after another took the dais, and Ms Banerjee wrapped up the event by heralding the "expiry date" of the Modi government. She also claimed that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised to double farmers' income by 2022, it has already been tripled in Bengal. PM Modi, however, dismissed the rally by saying that the opposition parties were uniting to save "their families, their empires".
  • Supreme Court Okays Dance Bars With Liquor: 10 Facts On What It's Changed
    Maharashtra's tough rules for dance bars have been relaxed by the Supreme Court, which said today "liquor and dance can co-exist". Noting that no dance bar license has been handed out since 2005, the top court said Maharashtra "can't just ban dance bars by trying to regulate them". The court struck down rules like such establishments can't come up near temples or schools and the owners should be of a "good character". In August last year, the court reserved its verdict on the pleas of hotel and restaurant owners challenging the 2016 Maharashtra law.
  • As 2 Exits Jolt Coalition, HD Kumaraswamy "Totally Relaxed": 10 Points
    Two Independent lawmakers -- H Nagesh and R Shankar -- have withdrawn support from the government of HD Kumaraswamy amid a huge political churn in Karnataka. Pointing to the numbers, Mr Kumaraswamy said he was "totally relaxed". Their defection brings down the numbers of the ruling alliance from 120 to 118 - the halfway mark stands at 113. Over the last two days, there have been tit-for-tat allegations of attempted poaching from the Congress and the BJP camps. The Congress says several of its lawmakers have gone "missing". The BJP has shifted its 104 lawmakers to Gurgaon near Delhi.
  • Kumbh Begins, Over 2 Crore Devotees Take Holy Dip On 1st Day: 10-Points
    For lakhs of devotees, the moment arrived just at daybreak, when they took a 'holy dip' amid chants of 'Har Har Gange' at the Sangam, marking the beginning of the 50-day Kumbh Mela today. Sangam, the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, is considered to be one of the most sacred places in the country. Kumbh Nagari, spread across 32,000 hectare, saw a huge rush of pilgrims from distant lands as early as 4 in the morning.

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