Cheat Sheet

  • Latest On Air India Sale In 10 Points: Government Prefers Domestic Buyer
    The government would prefer selling Air India, its debt-laden carrier to a domestic buyer, news agency Reuters reported citing a government source on Monday. It is mulling to sell the airline's various businesses - which include ground-handling, domestic operations and international flights - in parts, the report added. The state-run carrier, which is under a debt burden of over Rs 50,000 crore, got an in-principle nod from the government for divestment of its stake sale in June.
  • Gujarat 'Eyesore' For Congress, Nehru-Gandhi Family, Says PM: 10 Points
    Amit Shah is the man of the match of the BJP's victories, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told lakhs of cheering BJP workers today at a mega show of strength in Gandhinagar, the capital of his home state Gujarat, where assembly elections will be held soon. The Prime Minister also made a scathing attack on the Congress and the Nehru Gandhi family, alleging that "Gujarat has been an eyesore for them" and that they have always "disliked Gujarat and Gujaratis." He criticised what he called the Congress' "negative politics," challenging it to contest the Gujarat elections on the development plank.
  • Mamata Banerjee, Gorkha Leaders Discuss Peace In Darjeeling: 10 Facts
    This afternoon, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is meeting leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which led an agitation earlier this year alleging that Ms Banerjee's Trinamool Congress government was attempting to impose the Bengali language in Darjeeling schools. The chief minister has invited some other local political leaders from Darjeeling too, including members of the Gorkha National Liberation Front, to discuss how to restore normalcy in the hills after a 104-day bandh or shutdown that ended only late last month. Not invited to what the state government called an all-party meeting, are opposition parties the Congress and the BJP.
  • 10-Point Guide To INS Kiltan, Made In India Anti-Submarine Warship
    INS Kiltan, a Made-In-India anti-submarine warship, was commissioned into the Indian Navy today by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Naval Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and several top officers were present in the ceremony held at the naval dockyard in Visakhapatnam.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Address Mega Rally In Gujarat Today: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address around seven lakh BJP workers today in his home state Gujarat, where assembly elections will be held by the end of this year. On the eve of his visit to Gandhinagar, the Prime Minster tweeted, "I bow to the people of Gujarat for blessing BJP for decades. We will always fulfil the dreams of every Gujarati with full strength & vigour". The BJP, which has been in power in the state for two decades, hopes to win a record fifth time. Party chief Amit Shah has set it a target of winning 150 of Gujarat's 182 Assembly seats.
  • Nitish Kumar Committed To Bihar, Says PM Modi In Patna: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Bihar today, praised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his commitment towards the state's progress. PM Modi was speaking during the centenary celebrations of Patna University. The two leaders shared the stage in Bihar for the first time since Janata Dal (United)'s exit from the Mahagathbandhan and return to the NDA fold. A visit to the newly opened Bihar Museum was also part of PM Modi's itinerary after which they flew to Mokama to launch several projects worth thousands of crores.
  • Cheaper, Faster: 10 Things To Know About New Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Train
    The Ministry of Railways has introduced a new Rajdhani on the Delhi-Mumbai route. The special train, which will be launched on October 16, is aimed at reducing travel time by two hours with the current infrastructure and rolling stock.
  • Rajesh And Nupur Talwar To Walk Out Of Jail After Acquittal: 10 Points
    Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar are expected to walk out of a prison in Uttar Pradesh on Monday after the Allahabad High Court cleared them of the murder of their teen daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008. Aarushi, 13, was found dead in her bedroom; Hemraj was the main suspect till his body was found hours later on the roof of the Talwar home in Noida. The CBI has said it will study the verdict before deciding whether to appeal against the Talwars' acquittal.
  • Bharti Airtel To Acquire Tata's Mobile Business: 10 Points
    In further consolidation of Indian telecom industry, Bharti Airtel, India's biggest telecom operator is acquiring the consumer mobile business of Tata Teleservices and Tata Teleservices Maharashtra, in a deal that gives the company a major subscriber base boost for virtually free, while stemming the bleed for Tata from a loss making venture. As part of the agreement, Bharti Airtel will absorb Tata's consumer mobile operations across the country in nineteen circles (17 under Tata Teleservices Limited and 2 under Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited).
  • 5 Quotes From Judges On Finding Talwars Not Guilty Of Killing Aarushi
    Nupur and Rajesh Talwar were today found innocent of killing their only child, Aarushi, and their live-in help, Hemraj, in 2008 at their house in Noida near Delhi. The case transfixed and polarized the country about who had committed the double murder. The CBI had argued that circumstantial evidence indicts the Talwars and that their home was not broken into on the night of the deaths, which means that it was an inside job by the only other occupants of the flat. But judges of the Allahabad High Court today rejected that theory.
  • Talwars Acquitted Of Daughter Aarushi's Murder By Allahabad High Court: 10 Points
    Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar are innocent of killing their teen daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj in 2008, the Allahabad High Court said on Thursday, stressing that it was giving them the benefit of the doubt. Aarushi, 13, was found dead in her bedroom; Hemraj was the main suspect till his body was found hours later on the roof of the Talwar home in Noida. The CBI has said it will study the verdict before deciding whether to appeal against the Talwars' acquittal.
  • Aarushi Talwar Murder Verdict Expected Soon, Judges Arrive In Court: 10 Points
    The Allahabad High Court will shortly decide whether dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar murdered their teen daughter, Aarushi, in 2008 at their home in Noida near Delhi. Aarushi was found dead in her bedroom; then Hemraj, the family's Nepalese domestic help was discovered killed on the terrace. The Talwars were sentenced to life in prison in 2013. They have appealed against their conviction.
  • PM Modi's Economic Advisory Team To Focus On Growth, Jobs: 10 Points
    Acknowledging an economic slowdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's newly-constituted Economic Advisory Council has picked 10 areas to work on first, with a focus on accelerating growth and jobs. Economist Bibek Debroy, who heads the five-member panel, chaired the first meeting of the council today, with the government's Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian making a presentation.
  • Delhi Metro Rides Costlier From Today, 'Painful' Says AAP: 10 Points
    Travelling on the Delhi metro will be costlier from today with tickets costing Rs 10 more and a maximum fare of Rs 60. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called the hike "too steep" and tweeted, "The centre should have been more considerate for common man." The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has defended its second fare increase in six months, citing rising losses and input costs over the years.
  • Hearing On Disqualification Of 18 AIADMK Rebel MLAs Adjourned: 10 Points
    The Madras High Court today adjourned to November 2 a petition challenging the Tamil Nadu Speaker's decision last month to disqualify 18 legislators of the ruling AIADMK loyal to VK Sasikala, who has been evicted by the party as its chief. The court had last month refused to stay Speaker P Dhanapal's order, but said the seats of the disqualified legislators should be kept vacant and no floor test must be held till it decides on the petition.

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