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Army helicopter crash: CDS General Bipin Rawat got selected in NDA because of matchbox, know full story

General Bipin Rawat, shared his personal experience with students preparing to become officers in the Indian Army few years back and narrated the story of the days when he was preparing for NDA.

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Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat is no more! Thirteen people including CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife have died in a helicopter crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. The mortal remains of General Bipin Rawat and his wife will be brought to Delhi on Thursday and will be cremated with state honors on Friday.

General Bipin Rawat, who was known for speaking freely in the national interest, has a long list of accomplishments in his 37-year military career. He lived by the principle of making a decision and sticking to it. This was a principle he learned early in his military career.

Gen Bipin Rawat, born in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal, has long aspired to join the Indian Army. Gen Bipin Rawat, who has served the nation for a long time, shared his personal experience with students preparing to become officers in the Indian Army few years back and narrated the story of the days when he was preparing for NDA.

Interview- Where the fate of candidates were to be decided

While narrating the story, Gen Bipin Rawat said that he had to go to the Service Selection Board which was being held in Allahabad (now Prayagraj) after passing the NDA exam of UPSC. Following the 4 to 5 days of intensive and rigorous training and testing, the candidates had their final interview. All the aspirants were standing outside the interview room. One by one, candidates were being called inside and questions were asked. Later, he added that these were the only few minutes that could decide their future, whether they may have either allowed them to join the NDA or had kicked them out based on their interview.

When General Bipin Rawat’s turn came!

While describing his story, Gen Bipin Rawat said that when finally his turn came, a Brigadier rank officer was waiting in the room to interview him. He further added that as a young student, he was also frightened while going to the office. At first, the interviewer asked him four or five simple questions which made him comfortable. After that, he asked about his hobby, to which Gen Rawat said he is fond of trekking.

The most important question and General Rawat’s impressive answer

General Rawat said that as soon as he said trekking, the officials asked him what is the one thing that he would like to carry during a 4-5 day trek?

General Rawat revealed that he told the officials that he would keep a matchbox with him in such a situation. When asked why did he choose a matchbox among the most important things to carry while trekking, to which he said that if he had a matchbox, he could do so many things with this one thing while trekking and could do many activities. General Bipin Rawat said that even before humans evolved, a fire was considered the most crucial part of our life. So he realized that the matchbox might be the most important piece of his tracking gear.

When General Bipin Rawat was forced to change his answer

Gen Rawat said that the officer tried various attempts to manipulate and pressurize him to change the answer as there can be something else he could carry like a knife, rucksack bag, or books instead of a matchbox. He further said that he listened to him very carefully but in situations like trekking, that he was told about, he stood humbly on the decision to carry the matchbox as the most important thing.

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Finally General Bipin Rawat got selected!

General Bipin Rawat further added that he doesn’t know what effect his answer had on the officer’s mind but he got selected for the National Defense Army. Later he said that staying on the decision for carrying matchbox while trekking despite being pressurized to change his answer, led to his selection for the NDA.

This is how matchbox played a role in his selection.

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Supreme Court asks Centre and RBI to produce records related to demonetisation, reserves verdict

Senior Advocate P Chidambaram opened the arguments and said that the Court should lay down the law for the future, so that similar misadventures are not repeated by the future governments.

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Center and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to produce relevant records relating to the government’s decision to invalidate Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes in 2016.

While reserving its judgment on a bunch of pleas challenging the Centre’s 2016 decision, a 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Justice S A Nazeer and including Attorney General R Venkataramani, RBI counsel, senior advocates P Chidambaram and Shyam Divan heard the arguments of the counsel for the petitioners. The supreme Court of India has ordered Centre government and the Reserve Bank of India to produce records related to demonetisation.

A bench of Justices BR Gavai, AS Bopanna, V Ramasubramaniam and BV Nagarathna said that they have heard both the parties and will have their judgment reserved. They further said that counsel for the Union of India and the Reserve Bank of India are directed to place the relevant records.

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For the unversed, a written submission has to be furnished to court by December 10. The Attorney General for India R Venkataramani said that the documents will be produce in a sealed cover. The bench observed that it can examine the manner in which the decision was taken. The top court was hearing a batch of 58 petitions challenging the note ban announced by the Centre on November 8, 2016.

On October 12, the bench agreed to hear the matter on merits, after the persuasive arguments made by Senior Advocate P Chidambaram. The bench asked the Union Government and the Reserve Bank of India to produce before it, the relevant documents and files relating to the decision.

Senior Advocate P Chidambaram was from the petitioners side who opened the arguments and said that no doubt the effects of the decision cannot be undone, Hence, the Court should lay down the law for the future, so that similar misadventures are not repeated by the future governments.

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MCD election live blog: BJP loses to Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party, AAP bags 134 seats

The Aam Aadmi Party has won 121 wards out of 250, whereas the BJP are lacking behind by winning 97 wards, according to India Today’s reports. .

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The Aam Aadmi Party has won 134 wards out of 250, whereas the BJP are lacking behind by winning 104 wards, according to NDTV. The win by the Kejriwal led-of 134 wards marks the majority as they unseat the 15-year-long rein of the BJP in Delhi’s Civic body. The Congress Party tallied up to 9 seats whereas others won 3 wards.

Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal in his media address after the unseating the BJP, expressed gratitude to the people of Delhi and called himelf their son. Kejriwal also congratulated all the winning candidates and said that losers should not be disappointed as they all have to work together.

He further added that it is their responsibility to fix Delhi and clean the garbage. Arvind Kejriwal also said that AAP aims to clean corruption from Delhi too.

As the vote counting moved towards a conclusion, the trends ended up being in the favour of AAP as they succeeded in unseating the BJP from the MCD after 15-year-long rein. The vote counting for the MCD polls commenced on Wednesday and Arvind Kejriwal-led outfit eyed the objective to dethrone the 15-year-long incumbency of BJP in the Delhi MCD elections.

The civic body election were held on 4 December.

The vote counting for the MCD elections commenced at 8 am on Wednesday. The people of Delhi voted in the MCD elections which were held on 4 December. The Vote counting was scheduled for 7 December. The MCD election saw a neck-and-neck battle between the Saffron party and the Arwind Kejriwal-led party.

The winning list is out, checkout the full list here:

Aam Aadmi Party has registered their first win with Sarika Chaudhary taking over the Daryaganj, AAP has also won the Kapasheda, Ranjeet Nagar, AAP candidate Sultana Abad won the Jama Masjid ward. AAP Transgender candidate Bobby Kinnar has bagged Sultanpuri-A ward. AAP candidate Praveen Kumar has registered win in Madanpur Khadar East, Simmi Yadav won Sagarpur ward. Mukesh Goel won Adarsh Nagar ward, Andrews Ganj ward won by Anita Baisoya, Badarpur’s Manju Devi emerged victorious, Bawana’s AAP candidate Pawan Kumar also registered Victory. AAP’s Rafia Mahir won from Bazar Sita Ram.

Others who registered a win for AAP inlude, Ajit Singh from Bhalswa, Amrit Lal Jain from Budh Vihar, Purnadeep Singh Swahney from Chandini Chowk, Pinky Tyagi from Chattarpur, Ashu Thakur from Chhitranjan Park, Vikas Tank from Civil Lines, Tillotma Chaudhary Dabri, Kiran Bala from Delhi Gate, Neha Aggarwal from Dhirpur, Behn Preeti from Dilshad Colony, Sunita from Dwarka-C, Dr Shelly Oberoi from East Patel Nagar, Priyanka Gautam from Gharoli, Sarita Phogat from Green Park, Rakhi Yadav from Hastsal.

The AAP Candidates who won also include Neha Mishra from Holambi Kalan, Timsy Sharma from Jahangir Puri, Dimple Ahuja from Janakpuri South and several others.

BJP’s winning ward

On the other hand, BJP’s Shyam Kumar Mishra won Mohan Garden ward and reportedly, Seema Sharma has won the Seelampur ward, Ram Kishore Sharma has won from from Shakarpur ward. BJP has also bagged Rohini D, Maujpur, Laxmi Nagar Geeta Colony, Gautampuri and Lajpat Nagar ward.

BJP’s Gulab Singh Rathore has won from Mukundpur Kadipur Ward and BJP candidate Gayatri Yadav won the Samaypur Badli ward. BJP has also succeeded to win at Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia’s home turf as the Renu Chaudhary has won from Paparganj Ward and several others.

Congress party winners

Ariba Khan from Abul Fazalenclave, Sheetal from Aya Nagar, Shagufta Chaudhary from Chauhan Banger, Zarif from Kabir Nagar, Mandeep Singh from Nihal Vihar, Sameer Ahmed from Shastri Park, and Nazi Danish from Zakir Nagar.

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MCD election 2022: Raghav Chadha says BJP covered Delhi in garbage, will be cleaned by Arvind Kejriwal

Exit polls have also predicted AAP as the winner, however, the early trends can see a tight fight between AAP and BJP.

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The results of the Delhi MCD elections 2022 are in process and the national capital saw no clean sweep by Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party as it is in a neck-and-neck fight with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

According to the latest trends, AAP is leading with 130 seats while BJP has won over 100 seats. Amid this, AAP MLA Raghav Chaddha is confident about the party winning and said Mayor will be formed from AAP.

Speaking to ANI, Chadha said BJP had covered Delhi in garbage which will be cleaned by Arvind Kejriwal’s government. He further said the people of Delhi had decided to bring AAP into MCD so that Delhi become clean and beautiful.

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Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann hailed Kejriwal and said he has uprooted 15-year-long Congress rule in Delhi and now he will uproot the 15-year rule in MCD. Mann further said the people of Delhi don’t like politics of hatred and only vote for schools, electricity, hospitals, cleanliness, and infrastructure.

Meanwhile, Delhi BJP chief Adesh Gupta said the people of Delhi will take from Delhi CM as his party is indulged in corruption. On contrary, BJP raised issues, exposed AAP’s corruption, and unveiled its failures.

He further showed confidence in BJP coming to power in MCD for the 4th time.

Amid this, AAP has balloons and posters ready to celebrate its victory. Several videos and pictures of the party workers celebrating are doing rounds on the internet.

Earlier, AAP claimed that the party will win more than 200 seats out of the 250 wards. Exit polls have also predicted AAP as the winner, however, the early trends can see a tight fight between AAP and BJP.

Meanwhile, Congress has managed to win over 6 seats out of which three wards were won by the AAP in 2017.

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