Many state governments are against the decision of the central government to conduct JEE and NEET examinations during the Corona period. After West Bengal and Congress-ruled states, the Odisha government is also in favor of postponing the examination of NEET and JEE. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has spoken to Narendra Modi over phone and has requested to postpone these exams. Please tell that on Wednesday, a meeting was held with the Chief Ministers of non-BJP ruled states led by Sonia Gandhi.
According to the news agency, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today spoke to Narendra Modi over phone. Meanwhile, CM Patnaik requested PM Modi to postpone the NEET and JEE examinations in view of the corona virus situation and floods in many parts of the state.
Explain that the National Testing Agency i.e. NTA had clarified on Tuesday that NEET and JEE examinations will not be postponed and will be on schedule. NTA officials said that NEET and JEE examinations will be conducted in September itself. Actually, due to the Corona epidemic, there is a demand to postpone these examinations, but the government has made it clear that the examinations will be held on time.
Neet and JEE examinations were also discussed in a meeting with the Chief Ministers of non-BJP states led by Sonia Gandhi and Mamta Banerjee on Wednesday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested going to the Supeem Court to postpone the examination due to the situation prevailing in the country regarding Kovid-19.
Chief Ministers of seven states attended this meeting. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Puducherry Chief Minister Narayanasamy, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Patel were all in this meeting and all these neet And said to postpone the examination of JEE.
Suresh Raina, who was a partner of all career ups and downs with Mahendra Singh Dhoni, also supported him in the decision to say goodbye to international cricket. Following his favorite captain and mentor Dhoni, Raina announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday (15 August). After former Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also written a long letter for Suresh Raina. In this letter, he called Raina young. Along with this, his batting, fielding, captaincy and bowling were also praised. PM Modi has also mentioned Suresh Raina’s wife Priyanka Chaudhary, daughter Gracia and son Rio in this letter. She also praised Raina for her contribution to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and women empowerment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi while writing a letter for Suresh Raina said, “Dear Suresh Raina, you took the most difficult decision of your life. I will not use the word retire here, because you are young and energetic right now. You are playing the second innings of life after playing a useful innings on the cricket field. Your interest in cricket started in Muradnagar from a very young age. After this, you set your foot in the ground of Lucknow. After this your important journey started, you represented India. ”
He further wrote, “Represented a country you love dearly. You played in all three formats of cricket. The generations to come will remember you not only as a batsman but a useful bowler and also for your captaincy when you get the chance. Your fielding on the field was inspiring. You caught some spectacular and memorable catches in international cricket. It will not be easy to count how many runs you stopped from fielding. ”
The PM wrote, “As a batsman you made yourself different in every format, especially in T20. This is not an easy format, but it was your speed asset. India can never forget your role in the 2011 World Cup. I saw you playing in the quarter-final against Australia at Motera Stadium, Ahmedabad. Your solid innings gave India a foundation for victory. Fans will miss your elegant cover driver. I am lucky to have seen them live. ”
He wrote, “People related to the sports world will like your conduct on the field and off the field. Your combat abilities will inspire the youth. In addition to injuries you suffered many setbacks in your career, but you have to overcome them every time and return to the field. Suresh Raina will be considered synonymous with team spirit. You never played for personal achievements, but for India’s pride. Your excitement on the field was worth watching. The way you celebrated the first wicket of the opposition team was worth watching.
The Prime Minister wrote, “Your service to the society was seen in many community works. You also worked for women empowerment. I am glad that you are associated with the cultural roots of India. I am sure that whatever you do in the coming time will be equally useful. You will now be able to spend your time with Priyanka, Gracia and Rio. Thank you for your contribution to the sports world, for inspiring the youth. ”
The White House said on Wednesday that America will always be a trusted friend of the people of India. He reiterated that the United States is keen to further strengthen relations between the two countries. The National Security Council of the White House tweeted in the backdrop of India’s 74th Independence Day, “We congratulate our friends in India, who have recently celebrated their Independence Day.”
Council’s tweet retweeted by Senate John Cornyn. He is the co-chairman of the Senate India Caucus. Earlier this week, a senior administrative officer of the council said that the Trump administration had raised the level of US relations with India and greatly strengthened its growing partnership that had previously Was not seen in US administrations.
Let us know that the US India Strategic and Partnership Forum Conference is going to be held from 31 August to 3 September. In which US Vice President Mike Pence and India’s Foreign Minister S Jaishankar will deliver keynote speeches on Indo-US relations at a digital leadership conference.
In this conference there will be discussion on increasing economic and strategic cooperation between the two countries. USISAPF President Mukesh Agi said on Tuesday that we are honored and delighted to have Vice President Pence join us for our conference: this is an extraordinary opportunity for the administration’s deep commitment to India and the Indo-Pacific region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will announce the results of ‘Swachh Survekshan 2020’ related to cleanliness in cities across the country at 11 am today. The government announces the voluntary survey results every year and before that four times such survey has been done. In this program named ‘Swachh Mahotsav’ organized by the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry, a total of 129 cities will be given prizes.
PM Modi will also interact with selected beneficiaries, cleaners and sweepers from across the country working under Swachh Bharat Mission Urban through video conference. He will also inaugurate the Clean Survey 2020 Dashboard on this occasion.
The ranking of 4242 cities, 62 Cantonment Boards and 92 towns near Ganga will be released in this largest cleanliness survey in the world. There is a population of about 19 million in these areas. Mysuru won the cleanest city title in India in the first edition of the survey, while Indore topped it for three consecutive years (2017,2018,2019).
During this survey which lasted about a month, one crore 70 lakh citizens have registered on the cleanliness app. More than 110 million people joined it on social media. More than five and a half lakh sanitation workers have been associated with social welfare schemes and 21 thousand such places have been identified where there is a high probability of finding garbage. Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri along with mayors, corporation commissioners and other stakeholders from various cities will participate in the event.
Many important decisions have been taken during the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar gave this information in a press conference. The Modi government has approved the leasing of three airports in the country through a public-private partnership. Along with this, several major decisions have been taken, including increasing the support price of sugarcane. Let us know about the important decision taken by Modi cabinet-
1- The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal to lease the airports at Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram through Public-Private Partnership (PPP). In February 2019, Adani Enterprises acquired the rights to operate six airports’ Lucknow, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mangaluru, Thiruvananthapuram and Guwahati through a PPP model following a competitive bidding process. These six airports are owned by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Adani Enterprises signed an agreement with AAI on 14 February 2020 for three airports ‘Ahmedabad, Mangaluru and Lucknow’. Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the cabinet has approved the proposal for leasing Jaipur, Guwahati, Thiruvananthapuram airports through PPP model.
2- The cabinet has empowered the National Recruitment Agency (National Recruitment Agency) to conduct Common Eligibility cum Entrance Test (CET) for subordinate posts. While announcing this, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that today youths have to undergo a lot of exams for jobs. To end all this, the National Recruitment Agency will now take a Common Eligibility Test, which will benefit the youth. Significantly, the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had announced a proposal to create a National Recruitment Agency for government jobs in the financial year 2020-21. This will be a computer-based online test. There will be a center for it in every district.
Government secretary C. Chandramouli said that there are more than 20 recruitment agencies in the central government. Right now we are conducting the examination of only three agencies, over time
3- Modi cabinet approved to increase the fair and remunerative (FRP) price of sugarcane by Rs 10 to Rs 285 quintal. This price has been fixed for the new marketing season of sugarcane starting October 2020. This decision has been taken in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA). The meeting approved increasing the FRP price by Rs 10 a quintal for the marketing year of sugarcane 2020 – 21 (October – September). The CCEA approved the proposal of the Ministry of Food in this regard. The ministry had proposed to increase the FRP of sugarcane from Rs 275 to Rs 285 quintal for the next marketing session. The CACP is a statutory body advising the government on the prices of major agricultural products.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the beneficial price for 1 crore sugarcane farmers has been increased to Rs 285. Has been fixed per quintal. This is based on 10% recovery. Even if the recovery is 9.5% or less, giving protection to the sugarcane farmers will get a price of Rs 270. He told that the government also takes ethanol at a good price. The government paid Rs 60 last year. Bought 190 million liters of ethanol per liter.
The FRP is decided under the Sugarcane (Control) Order 1966. This is the minimum price of sugarcane which the sugar mills have to pay to the sugarcane producing farmers. The government estimates that the total production of sugarcane in the current marketing season can be between 280 to 290 lakh tonnes. The ongoing sugarcane marketing season ends next month. Last year, the country produced 331 lakh tonnes of sugarcane in 2018-19. Production in the current marketing season is expected to be low due to a decrease in sugarcane cultivation in Maharashtra and Karnataka.
To give relief to the DISCOMs of the state, the power finance corporation and rural electrification corporation, which had the right to give half of the working capital 25% loan, will get above the working capital limit this year.