The Indian Army faces a shortfall of 40 per cent types of ammunition to fight a 10 day long war. The compliance report of the Comptroller and Auditor General made a mention about the same and placed its findings before the Parliament on Friday.
The government has appointed senior journalist Ashok Malik as the Press Secretary to the President of India. A notification by the government said that Malik, Distinguished Fellow at the Observer Research Foundation of India has been appointed for a period of two years.
With an eye on high speed trains which can clock 600 kllometres per hour, the Railway Ministry is working with firms such as Apple. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that the government’s premier think tank NITI Aayog had approved the ministry’s Rs 18,000 crore proposal to increase speeds of the Gatiman Express on the two busiest corridors, Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata.
The government has assured that it will not impose Hindi on those who do not speak the language. The assurance was given to the Rajya Sabha by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju.
A fifth term cadet from the National Defence Academy in Pune was found hanging in his room at the ‘H’ Squadron building of the academy.
Professor Udupi Ramachandra Rao, popularly known as UR Rao, renowned space scientist passed away in Bengaluru today. He was 85. Rao the former ISRO chief and the man behind India’s first satellite Aryabhatta passed away at around 2.30 am on Monday. He was admitted to hospital with a heart ailment earlier this month.
The vice chancellor has requested that an Army tank be placed at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. The VC of the JNU Jagdish Kumar requested union minister V K Singh to help procure an Army tank so that it could be stationed at the university. He said that the presence of an Army tank would remind students of the great sacrifice and valour of the Indian Army and defence forces.
At least two persons have died after a 6.7 magnitude hit the Greek islands and the Turkish coast. The US Geological Survey recorded a 6.7 magnitude quake off the south west coast close to the resort town of Bodrum and the Greek Island of Kos.
The Enforcement Directorate issued notice to actor Sharukh Khan in connection with a foreign exchange violation case. It was alleged that the shares linked to his Kolkata Knight Riders IPL team were undervalued.
The Supreme Court said that in a republic founded on a written Constitution it is difficult to accept that there is no fundamental right to privacy. The 9 judge Bench made the observation while hearing arguments on the issue whether right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution. This is a key question that is linked to the Aadhaar debate. The matter will be heard on Thursday.