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January 16, 2019

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley goes to US for 'medical check-up', say sources

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has left for the United States for a "regular medical check-up", following a kidney transplant last year, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. A finance ministry spokesman confirmed the report and said Jaitley was expected to be back by the weekend.
7th Pay Commission: Modi govt approves proposal to extend benefits for teachers

7th Pay Commission: Days after announcing 10 per cent quota for upper caste poor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Tuesday approved proposal to extend the benefits of the 7th Central Pay Commission to the teachers and other academic staff of the state government and government aided technical institution in the country. The move, which will benefit lakhs of academic staff members, would cost the Centre Rs 1,241.78 crore. The pay scales will be applicable from January 1, 2016.

Civil aviation ministry moots corridor for flying drones

Seeking to develop an ecosystem for drone operations, the government has suggested establishing a corridor for flying drones as well as setting up a separate directorate for licensing and authorising of unmanned aircraft systems. Coming out with a draft policy note on Tuesday, the civil aviation ministry has also proposed constructing droneports to facilitate take-off and landing of drones and a stricter regulatory framework
Not interested in 'enemy' state backed Jet Airways, says Qatar CEO Akbar al-Baker

Qatar Airways will not buy a stake in Jet Airways as a substantial portion of the debt-laden Indian carrier is held by Etihad Airways, whose owner Abu Dhabi is an "enemy" of Qatar, its CEO Akbar al-Baker said on Tuesday. Abu Dhabi is part of the United Arab Emirates that cut ties with Qatar in 2017 over accusations of supporting terrorism.
Huawei founder denies spying for China in rare interview

Huawei's reclusive founder Ren Zhengfei stepped out of the shadows Tuesday to give a rare media interview, forcefully denying accusations that his firm engaged in espionage on behalf of the Chinese government. The company he founded more than 20 years ago has been under fire in recent months with the arrest of Ren's daughter and Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in Canada, the arrest of an employee on spying charges in Poland, and a worldwide campaign by Washington to blacklist it.
India needs a decisive PM, not maverick leadership: Arun Jaitley

Citing achievements of the Narendra Modi government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday said India needs a decisive prime minister with a clear mandate to deliver economic growth and satisfy the country's aspirations, and not an unworkable alliance with maverick leadership. Jaitley in a blog said India has emerged as the fastest growing major economy under Modi though it is still not satisfied with 7-7.5 per cent GDP growth and wants to "break the 8 per cent barrier".
At Rs 4,236 crore, this year's Kumbh mela in Prayagraj is costliest ever

Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has allocated Rs 4,236 crore for the Kumbh Mela 2019, an iconic Hindu festival that is celebrated every six years, being held in Prayagraj (also known as Allahabad), which is more than thrice the budget of the Maha Kumbh in 2013. Of the Rs 4,236 crore, the Uttar Pradesh government is investing Rs 2,000 crore, and the central government has allocated Rs 2,200 crore, of which Rs 1,200 crores has already been released. If you compare this budget with any other religious event organised in India, the Ardh-Kumbh mela's budget is the costliest ever.




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