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Economic Times | 24 Sep, 2021 | 07.00PM IST

UPSC on Friday declared the final result of Civil Services Examination, 2020. A total of 761 candidates have been recommended for appointment. Out of 761 candidates — 545 were men and 216 women. Jagrati Awasthi and Ankita Jain bagged second and third ranks respectively in civil services exam: UPSC, while Shubham Kumar topped civil services exam 2020,

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  • 761 candidates — 545 men and 216 women — clear civil services exam 2020: UPSC
  • UPSC declares the final result of Civil Services Examination, 2020.
  • Kerala reports 17,983 new Covid-19 cases, 15,054 recoveries and 127 deaths in the last 24 hrs
  • President Kovind undergoes cataract surgery at Army Hospital
  • Spanish volcano remains volatile, 5 days after eruption
  • Shots fired at Rohini court premises, five dead, many injured
  • Himachal Pradesh: Landslides in Kinnaur, Shimla following heavy rains
  • Moscow in talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders about visit to Russia
  • BJP MLA Ratan Chakraborty takes charge as Speaker of Tripura Legislative Assembly
  • Tata-Airbus set to sign Rs 22,000-cr deal to make military plane
  • Biden hosts Indo-Pacific leaders as China concerns grow

Shubham Kumar tops civil services exam 2020: UPSC

It has been decided to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) to 11%, with the state govt bearing Rs 1800 crores annually: Uttarakhand Govt Spokesperson Subodh Uniyal

Jagrati Awasthi and Ankita Jain bag second and third ranks respectively in civil services exam: UPSC

All Mahagathbandhan parties will support ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by farmers on Sept 27…Centre submitted affidavit before SC saying they won’t allow caste census. It’s the conscious decision of Bihar & 80-90% of Indians that caste census should take place: Bihar LoP Tejashwi Yadav

761 candidates — 545 men and 216 women — clear civil services exam 2020: UPSC

Karnataka reports 789 new COVID-19 cases, 1,050 recoveries and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • Total cases: 29,71,833
  • Total recoveries: 29,20,792
  • Death toll: 37,706
  • Active cases: 13,306

UPSC declares the final result of Civil Services Examination, 2020. A total of 761 candidates have been recommended for appointment.

Low pressure area over Bay of Bengal to turn into depression, heavy rains likely in Odisha

A low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression on Saturday and bring heavy rains in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh over the next three days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday. Latest satellite and radar imageries and meteorological observations indicate that a well-marked low pressure area has formed over east-central and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal, it said. It is likely to concentrate into a depression during the next 12 hours and move west-north westwards towards the Odisha coast during the next 48 hours, according to the IMD.

This is probably the deepest Make in India project that at least I’m aware of in private sector where Tata Advanced Systems in partnership with Airbus will literally take raw material aluminum ingots on one end and convert it into a flyway aircraft on the other side

– Sukaran Singh

A momentous day. It’s been 11 yrs that we first agreed for Airbus and Tata Advanced Systems to partner together for this project. In this period, we’ve built up a very strong relationship and done an enormous amount of work in preparation

– Sukaran Singh, MD-CEO, Tata Advanced Systems

Kerala reports 17,983 new Covid-19 cases, 15,054 recoveries and 127 deaths in the last 24 hrs

Srinagar District Administration imposes strict Covid-19 curfew in some areas for a period of 10 days starting today. Standalone grocery/vegetable/meat/milk shops may also remain open and functional from 7 am to 11 am only

Bihar Legislative Assembly also passed 2 resolutions for caste-based census. But we were hopeful and had met PM with CM Nitish Kumar regarding this. We’ll discuss this in Mahagathbandhan’s meeting. I’ll also write letters to our alliance and like-minded parties

– Tejashwi Yadav

I saw in the newspaper that on the demand of Maharashtra, Centre submitted an affidavit before the Supreme Court wherein they have clearly stated that it’s their conscious decision that they won’t allow caste-based census

– Bihar Legislative Assembly LoP Tejashwi Yadav

The Change of Guard Ceremony, which was discontinued due to Covid-19 pandemic, will resume from October 9th, 2021. This Ceremony will take place every Saturday (except on government holidays) between 8 am and 9 am: Rashtrapati Bhavan

For the first time ever, UPSC invites applications from women candidates for the entrance examination for the National Defence Academy/Naval Academy exam. The application notice was issued today and the last date for applying is October 8th.

As emphasized by EAM in his meeting with Chinese FM earlier this month, it is our expectation that the Chinese side will work towards early resolution of the remaining issues along the LAC in Eastern Ladakh while fully abiding by bilateral agreements and protocols

– MEA Spokesperson

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal asks newly-appointed Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi “to not let extra-constitutional super CM to treat him as a dummy and rubber stamp,” suggests him to conduct himself befitting the dignity of the office he holds: SAD Office

SC stays proceedings in Kerala HC on plea challenging EWS quota

The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the proceedings before the Kerala High Court on a plea against Centre’s decision granting 10% reservation in jobs and admissions to candidates belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS). Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the Centre, asked a bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana to stay on proceedings before the high court and also sought direction to issue notice to Nujaim P.K., who had filed the plea there.

I heard a worker of BJP had died months after the elections. Such deaths are always unfortunate. They came with the body near my house. Several people were killed in Assam over NRC. Don’t you have any shame? There is no law in BJP’s rule

– West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

CPM has done so much injustice, has there been a single CBI inquiry and ED case on them? Our party, which fights with such bravery, is not being spared. Our phones are being tracked through Pegasus

– West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at Bhabanipur

President Kovind undergoes cataract surgery at Army Hospital

President Ram Nath Kovind successfully underwent cataract surgery of his second eye on Friday at the Army Hospital (Referral and Research) in the national capital.

Students will come to schools only with consent of their parents, attendance will not be made compulsory for any beneficiary scheme or exam. Students will be able to receive education through both online and offline mediums. Our content is available on YouTube too

– Varsha Gaikwad

In rural areas classes will resume from std 5th to 12th and in urban areas from std 8th to 12th. Govt is making efforts to bring back children to schools. Local authorities have been given powers

– Varsha Gaikwad, Maharashtra Minister for School Education

4 encounters have happened in the last 2 months in Rajouri and Poonch. These attempts show that desperate attempts are being made to increase infiltration. These activities are likely to increase. Our personnel are alert

– Dilbag Singh, J&K DGP on an encounter in Uri

Delhi reports 24 new Covid-19 cases, 66 recoveries and zero deaths in the last 24 hrs

Delhi reports 24 new Covid-19 cases, 66 recoveries and zero deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • Total cases 14,38,658
  • Total recoveries 14,13,182
  • Death toll 25,085
  • Active cases 391

VP Kamala Harris met with PM Narendra Modi to reaffirm strategic partnership between US and India. They discussed COVID-19 pandemic and collaborative efforts to respond and recover, including cooperation on vaccine production under the Quad Vaccine Partnership: White House

Yellow alert issued with heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Khodak, Puri, Jagatsinghpurup, during the next 12 hours: Office of Special Relief Commissioner

It is our duty to have extensive discussions on the laws we form, there should be more active participation of MLAs so that no questions could be raised on the laws that are formed

– Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Karnataka

When the Constitution was drafted, the sentiment was to make our legislative more aware, dutiful, honest and responsible so that a path could be paved for the social and economic betterment of people

– Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru, Karnataka

CSIR to celebrate its 88th foundation day on Sept 26. It has contributed to country’s growth through means of science, technology and innovation. Vice President will be the chief guest of function. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh will also be present

– Dr Shekhar C Mande, DG, CSIR

Spanish volcano remains volatile, 5 days after eruption

A volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands continued to produce explosions and spew out lava Friday, five days after it erupted, authorities said. The lava has destroyed almost 400 buildings on La Palma, including many homes, on the western side of the island of 85,000 people, a European Union monitoring program said.

Karnataka Legislative Assembly named former chief minister BS Yediyurappa as best legislator of the year 2020-21

Bengaluru: Karnataka Legislative Assembly named former chief minister BS Yediyurappa as best legislator of the year… https://t.co/cKjqIovcGr

— ANI (@ANI) 1632477791000

We’ve been able to get a large population vaccinated with one and even 2nd dose. Vaccine does prevent disease to a large extent, severity is also much reduced. Even if the 3rd wave comes, intensity will be low and much less than the 2nd wave

– Dr Shekhar C Mande, DG, CSIR

It will be our endeavour to organize more film festivals, youth festivals, and winter games here in Leh, Ladakh to provide the youth with more opportunities

– Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Singh Thakur at the meeting of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council

India has been elected as the External Auditor to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the period 2022-2027: Permanent Mission of India, Vienna

Karnataka Legislative Assembly named former chief minister BS Yediyurappa as best legislator of the year 2020-21

Gangster Jitender Mann ‘Gogi’ who was fired upon by assailants at Delhi’s Rohini court has died: Delhi Police

Visuals of the shootout at Delhi’s Rohini court today

#WATCH | Visuals of the shootout at Delhi's Rohini court today As per Delhi Police, assailants opened fire at gang… https://t.co/9PwppcyiV4

— ANI (@ANI) 1632473478000

Two attackers who were in lawyers’ attire have been shot dead at Rohini court, says Delhi Police Special Cell

Shots fired at Rohini court premises, at least three injured

PM Modi’s meetings show India’s changing face in World: BJP

The BJP has said that Prime Minister’s meetings with US VP Kamala Harris and Australian and Japanese counterpart reflects country’s changing face in the whole world. “India will raise its concerns in the QUAD meeting specially in respect to Afghanistan and South China Sea,” the party said.

As an outcome of a meeting between Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya and his Italian counterpart Roberto Speranza coupled with MEA’s persistent efforts, Italy recognised India’s Covishield. Indian vaccine cardholders are now eligible for Green Pass

– Embassy of India in Italy

Congress party has taken a decision to boycott the joint session which will be addressed by Lok Sabha Speaker today. BJP govt is trying to create a new precedent in Karnataka Legislative Assembly. It has happened never before

– Karnataka Assembly LoP Siddaramaiah

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who is on a one-day visit to Chandigarh, meets Haryana Chief Minister Ma… https://t.co/E1mGD6svYf

— ANI (@ANI) 1632468222000

Landslides in Kinnaur, Shimla following heavy rains

Heavy rain has triggered landslides in Kinnaur and Shimla districts of Himachal Pradesh, a senior disaster management official said on Friday. State Disaster Management Director, Sudesh Kumar Mokhta, said the national highway from Puwari to Kaza in Kinnaur district has been blocked after a landslide on Thursday evening.

Moscow in talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders about visit to Russia

Moscow is discussing a possible visit by a delegation of the Taliban-appointed government to Russia with Kabul, the RIA news agency cited a Russian foreign ministry source as saying on Friday.

The clearance of the joint project between Airbus Defence and Tata Advanced Systems to build the C-295 is a great step forward in the opening up of aviation and avionics projects in India. It envisages total manufacturing of the aircraft in India: Tata Trusts Chairman Ratan Tata

The clearance of the joint project between Airbus Defence and Tata Advanced Systems to build the C-295 is a great s… https://t.co/ZQ2rygQqoQ

— ANI (@ANI) 1632466537000

BJP MLA Ratan Chakraborty takes charge as Speaker of Tripura Legislative Assembly

Air Marshal Amit Dev has been appointed as the next chief of Western Air Command. He is presently the chief of Eastern Air Command.

Air Marshal Amit Dev has been appointed as the next chief of Western Air Command. He is presently the chief of East… https://t.co/G8SyDOlkMS

— ANI (@ANI) 1632465092000

Air Marshal Balabhadra Radha Krishna has been appointed as the new Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee

Air Marshal Balabhadra Radha Krishna has been appointed as the new Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairma… https://t.co/RprppNxsYG

— ANI (@ANI) 1632465057000

Air Marshal Sandeep Singh has been appointed as the next Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force. He will be succeeding Air Marshal VR Chaudhari who will take over as Chief of Air Staff on September 30

Air Marshal Sandeep Singh has been appointed as the next Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force. He will be succeeding… https://t.co/PDI8c0HqvZ

— ANI (@ANI) 1632464963000

Apna Dal will also be part of BJP-led alliance for the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh: Union Minister and BJP’s election in-charge in the state, Dharmendra Pradhan in Lucknow

BJP will contest the 2022 Assembly polls in alliance with Nishad Party under the leadership of CM Yogi Adityanath and PM Narendra Modi

– UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh in Lucknow

US VP Kamala Harris ‘source of inspiration’ for many around the world: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described US Vice President Kamala Harris as a “source of inspiration” for many people around the world and expressed confidence that bilateral relations will touch new heights under President Joe Biden and her leadership. Modi made these comments during a joint press appearance with Harris at the White House on Friday ahead of their bilateral meeting.

Defence Ministry and Airbus Defence and Space, Spain signed a contract for procurement of 56 C-295 aircraft for Indian Air Force: Defence Ministry

Defence Ministry and Airbus Defence and Space, Spain today signed a contract for procurement of 56 C-295 aircraft f… https://t.co/jMNGlNQNqS

— ANI (@ANI) 1632462606000

Tata-Airbus set to sign Rs 22,000-cr deal to make military plane

The biggest military order placed on the private sector – a deal to manufacture new transport aircraft for the air force – is set to be signed on Thursday, with the location for the manufacturing plant now being finalised. The Rs 22,000-crore deal is part of a series of initiatives to promote the private sector in defence manufacturing. The signing is likely to include top officials from Tata and Airbus besides the ministry of defence.

In a departure statement ahead of his US visit, PM Modi had said that he will review the India-US Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership with President Biden and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest

Amid row with France, Blinken says US ‘strongly supports’ Paris-New Delhi ties

The US strongly supports France strengthening ties with India, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said amid a diplomatic row between Washington and Paris over their roles in the Indo-Pacific region. He made the statement in reply to a reporter who referred to a phone call between French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and asked if the US would welcome a “nuclear submarine alliance” between New Delhi and Paris.

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