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Big Stories Today: Free entry to all centrally protected monuments, sites on World Heritage Day

Free entry to all centrally protected monuments, sites on World Heritage Day

As per an order issued by the Archaeological Survey of India, entry to all centrally protected historical monuments and sites will be free on Friday to observe World Heritage Week. The week is celebrated annually from November 19 to 25.

Martin Scorsese, Istvan Szabo to be awarded Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFI

Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Anurag Thakur on Thursday announced that American filmmaker Martin Scorsese and Hungarian filmmaker Istvan Szabo will be honoured with Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at the 52nd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). the festival will be organised from November 20 to November 28 in Goa.

Martin Scorsese to be awarded Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award at IFFI

IAF Mi-17 helicopter crash-lands in Arunachal Pradesh

An IAF Mi-17 helicopter crash-landed in eastern Arunachal Pradesh with its two pilots and three crew members. However, all Indian Air Force personnel are safe. As per reports, the helicopter was carrying out air maintenance equipment. An official inquiry will be ordered to know the reason for the miss happening.

Supreme Court refuses to provide hybrid mode examinations for CBSE class 10 and 12, says not to disturb entire process

Supreme Court on Thursday refused to provide hybrid mode examinations for CBSE class 10 and 12 board examinations. SC said that the examination has already commenced that it is not the right time to intervene and disturb the entire process.

Congress leader moves to SC against ordinances to extend terms of CBI, ED directors; SK Mishra gets one-year extension

Congress leader Randeep Surjewala moved the Supreme Court against the ordinances that have allowed the extension of tenure of the CBI chief and ED’s director up to 5 years. The Enforcement Directorate chief Sanjay Kumar Mishra’s term in office was extended on Wednesday for a year until November 18, 2022, or until further notice.

India-China to hold talks on working mechanism and disengagement

India and China to hold talks on the disengagement process in East Ladakh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh. Both countries will talk about the working mechanisms for consultation and coordination on India-China border affairs.

Supreme Court quashes skin-to-skin judgement of Bombay HC, calls it absurd

The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the controversial skin-to-skin judgement of the Bombay High Court. The judgement made by the High Court held that skin-to-skin contact between an accused and a child is necessary to establish a sexual assault case under the POCSO Act. Justice Bela Trivedi argued that restricting touch or physical contact under Section 7 of POCSO is absurd and will destroy the intent of the Act.

PM Narendra Modi addresses at Sydney Dialogue, says we are on our way to connecting 600,000 villages

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday delivered the keynote address at Sydney Dialogue on the theme of India’s technology, evolution, and revolution. Initiated by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, the Dialogue started on November 17 and will end on November 19.

Read Also: Key highlights of PM Narendra Modi address at Sydney Dialogue

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Gujarat Jain couple donate Rs 200 crore wealth, renounce world

The Bhandari couple was accompanied by 35 individuals in February and led a 4 km procession during which they donated all their belongings, from mobile phones to air conditioners.

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A Gujarat-based businessman and his wife have donated their lifetime earnings of Rs 200 crore and have taken the decision to renounce all materialistic desires to become Jain monks. In February this year, Bhavesh Bhandari and his wife donated all their wealth during a ceremony. The Bhandari family, which hails from Himmatnagar, has been in the construction business. The family decided to follow in the footsteps of their 16-year-old son and 19-year-old daughter, who adopted monkhood in 2022.

Bhavesh Bhandari, who belongs to a Jain family, had been a part of construction business in Ahmedabad and Sabarkantha and was accustomed to a life of luxury and prosperity from a young age. The Bhandari couple was accompanied by 35 individuals in February and led a 4 km procession during which they donated all their belongings, from mobile phones to air conditioners. A short video clip from the event shows the couple wearing regal attire on top of a chariot and making donations. Adorned in rich attire and jewellery, they stood atop a truck adorned to resemble a chariot, tossing garments and banknotes to the people standing below,

After the couple made their pledge on April 22 to adopt monkhood, the couple is going to break all familial relations and renounce any material possessions and desires. Afterwards, they will begin a barefoot journey across India and will sustain themselves solely on alms.

According to reports the couple will be allowed to own two white garments, an alms bowl, and a rajoharan, a white broom used by Jain monks to clear insects from an area before sitting — a symbol of the non-violent path which they follow. In a similar incident in January, the 8-year-old daughter of a Gujarati diamond merchant renounced material comforts and worldly desires to embrace monkhood. Devanshi Sanghv had participated in a grand procession with camels, elephants, horses and great fanfare before embracing a life of monkhood.

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Lok Sabha elections 2024: BJP releases 12th list of candidates, Udayanraje Bhonsle to contest from Satara

The BJP on Tuesday released its 12th list of seven candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections

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The 12th list of seven candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, which are scheduled to start on Friday, was announced by the BJP on Tuesday. Among the seven candidates is Chhatrapati Udayanraje Bhosale, the 13th descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, who will contest from Satara, Maharashtra, and Abhijit Das Bobby, who represents Diamond Harbour in West Bengal.

The current MP for the Trinamool Congress, Abhishek Banerjee, has been paired against Abhijit Das Bobby, who contested unsuccessfully for the Diamond Harbour seat in the general elections of 2009 and 2014.

Abhishek Banerjee won in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with 40.31 percent of the vote, while Abhijit Das secured 15.92 percent of the vote to finish third. Dr. Abul Hasnat of CPI(M), who received 34.66% of the vote, came in second.

With 7,91,127 votes, the leader of the Trinamool Congress party was able to hold onto the seat in 2019. Nilanjan Roy of the BJP received 4,70,533 votes, while Fuad Halim of the CPI(M) secured third place with 93,941 votes.

The 13th descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Chhatrapati Udayanraje Bhosale, is another prominent figure on the list. He is contesting for the Satara Lok Sabha constituency in Maharashtra as a member of the BJP.

In the 2019 by-election, Bhosale—a former leader of the NCP who joined the BJP in 2022—lost the seat. There has been a back-and-forth in the seat on the Lok Sabha election candidate between the BJP and NCP.

Shashikant Shinde has received his ticket from the NCP (SP).

Shashank Mani Tripathi from Deoria and Thakur Vishwadeep Singh from Firozabad are the final candidates on the BJP’s 12th list.

In Uttar Pradesh, there are two seats.

Meanwhile, Union Minister Som Prakash’s wife Anita Som Prakash, who is a resident of Punjab, will contest for the Hoshiarpur seat in lieu of her husband.

Manjeet Singh Manna Miawind from Khadoor Sahib and Parampal Kaur Sidhu from Bathinda are the other two candidates, both of whom are from Punjab.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi says RJD is responsible for destroying Bihar, slams Lalu’s party over various corruption cases

The prime minister made a scathing attack at the opposition and said Ghamandia Gathbandhan has no vision or trust. He said when INDIA bloc alliance goes out asking for votes, then they do so on the basis of the work done by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that India and Bihar are moving forward to return to their ancient glory and added the upcoming Lok Sabha elections is an election to take a resolve for developed India and developed Bihar. PM Modi was addressing an election rally in Bihar’s Gaya, where he said that the public support that has gathered on the land of Gaya clearly shows enthusiasm of the people once again for the Modi government.

The prime minister spoke on BJP’s manifesto for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and said that it is for the first time that a Sankalp Patra of any party is being called a guarantee card as in the last 10 years, people have seen Modi’s guarantee for fulfillment of a guarantee.

PM Modi said for the next five years, Modi’s guarantee card has been updated. He promised 3 crore houses will be made for the poor, the poor will get free ration for the next 5 years and those above 70 years of age will receive free treatment upto Rs 5 lakhs He said the PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi yojana will be continued and all of these are Modi’s guarantees.

The prime minister made a scathing attack at the opposition and said Ghamandia Gathbandhan has no vision or trust. He said when INDIA bloc alliance goes out asking for votes, then they do so on the basis of the work done by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. PM Modi said the people of Bihar know why they try and take credit for the work done by Nitish and the central government.

The prime minister said RJD is responsible for destroying Bihar and slammed Lalu’s party over various corruption cases including land for jobs scam, fodder scam. Speaking about BJP’s manifesto PM Modi said, there is a roadmap for every section and sector of the society.

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