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Latest news today (September 5): Presenting FE’s Breaking News today. We will keep you updated on all major news, views and much more throughout the day.
At the G20 Summit, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will present a showcase of cutting-edge financial innovations that have the potential to completely alter the financial landscape. There are five distinct exhibits in the RBI pavilion at the summit, each of which highlights a different aspect of Indian financial innovation. The Public Tech Platform (PTP) for Frictionless lending, a breakthrough designed to change rural lending, is among the exhibition’s highlights.
Egypt on Tuesday resumed direct commercial flights to Sudan for the first time since a devastating war broke out between Sudan’s rival generals nearly five months ago. Flight MS865, operated by Egypt’s national carrier EgyptAir, departed from the Egyptian capital, Cairo, early Tuesday, and arrived in Sudan’s eastern city of Port Sudan on the Red Sea, with 120 passengers on board, according to the carrier. (AP)
The Italian government is planning to charge 5 euros for visitors from next year to facilitate the number of tourists in Venice. Before finalising this scheme, a trial will be done on for 30 days next year focusing on bank holidays and summer weekends and people above 14 years are expected to pay the entry fee.
Telangana poured in heavy rainfall in various parts of the state which caused 3 deaths due to lightning in the villages of Chityal and Kataram mandals. A 4-year-old boy died by washing away in the drain whose body was found 2 kilometers away. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) warned heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places of Jayashankar Bhupalapally, Mulugu, Khammam, Nalgonda, Mahabubabad districts till 0830 hours of September 6.
The occasion of Teachers’ Day is celebrated in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi where the President Draupadi Murmu confers National Teachers’ Award to 75 teachers around the country. Each awardee gets a certificate of merit, a cash award of Rs 50,000 and a silver medal. Every year the Department of School Education and Literacy of the Ministry of Education organises a National level function on Teachers Day to confer the National Awards to the best teachers in the country by the President of India. 50 school teachers, 13 teachers from higher education and 12 teachers from the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship have been awarded this year.
Almost 2,000 bottles of banned cough syrup Phensedyl were seized in Nadia district of West Bengal that is close to the Bangladesh border. The police arrested 3 people along with the illegal bottles. The cough syrup contains Phensedyl that has some percentage of codeine which people use to intoxicate themselves if taken in large quantities for a longer period of time.
On Tuesday, thousands of school teachers protested to call for their demands, which include equal pay for equal work, pensions, and other service benefits. The teachers staged a protest rally at Lower PMG while sporting black badges, demanding that the state government take their requests into consideration.
The Constitution bench of the Supreme Court has reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories. The bench granted three days time to parties to file written notes on their submissions in the case. The Central government has defended its decision of abrogation of Article 370 saying there was no “constitutional fraud” in repealing the provision that accorded special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir. (ANI)
Amid the ‘Bharat’ controversy, the former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag urged BCCI to imprint ‘Bharat’ on players jerseys for the upcoming ODI World Cup. He writes on X, formerly known as Twitter, “I urge the BCCI (secretary) Jay Shah to ensure that in this World Cup our players have Bharat on our chest.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday, September 6 to attend 20th ASEAN India Summit and the 18th East Asia Summit. PM Modi is scheduled to return back in the evening of September 7 for the G20 Summit.
Southeast Asian leaders decided that Myanmar won’t take over the rotating leadership of their regional bloc as scheduled in 2026, Asian diplomats and a leader said Tuesday, in the latest blow to efforts by its ruling generals to gain international recognition after violently seizing power in 2021. (AP)
A Delhi court has summoned Sunita Kejriwal, the wife of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, for allegedly violating the law by getting herself enrolled in the voters list of two assembly constituencies. Metropolitan Magistrate Arjinder Kaur summoned Sunita Kejriwal as an accused on November 18 on an application moved by BJP leader Harish Khurana. The BJP leader has alleged in his complaint that the chief minister’s wife has violated the provisions of the Representation of the People (RP) Act. (READ MORE)
IDBI bank has challenged the NCLT order on Zee-Sony merger by serving an appeal on August 10 order. Culver Max Entertainment Private was formerly known as Sony Pictures Networks India Private.
A magnitude 5.5 earthquake struck a largely rural part of southern Taiwan on Tuesday, the island’s weather bureau said, with no immediate reports of damage. The epicentre of the earthquake was Hsingang village in Chiayi county with a depth of 8.5 km (5.3 miles), reports said. The quake was not felt in the capital Taipei.
The Delhi High Court granted ten days interim bail to Gurupada Maji. He is an accused in the West Bengal mining case. He had sought interim bail to perform the annual ‘Shraddha’ and rituals of his mother. Justice Dinesh Kumar Sharma granted interim bail to Maji after considering the grounds and submissions made by the counsel for the accused.
The Met Department has issued an Orange for Tuesday in Telangana.
The southern state is likely to receive heavy rainfall in central districts, North and East districts. Meanwhile, a yellow alert has been issued for tomorrow.
India is “very ambitious” about Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and its other digital payments products and wants it to be “everywhere”, sources reported.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma and BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar announced the 15-member squad for the ICC men’s Cricket World Cup. The squad is almost the same as the Asia Cup squad, Tilak Varma and Prasidh Krishna are excluded from the side. India is going with four seamers Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, and Mohammed Siraj while three spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav. (READ MORE)
As Pakistan continues to face economic challenges, the International Monetary Fund has made it tougher for the country to manage by rejecting the proposal for any tariff adjustment or provision of additional subsidy, reports said.
Two Naxalites were killed in an encounter with police personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district reports said. A Joint operation was conducted by the District Reserve Group (DRG) Sukma and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) 223 Corps.
Residents of Janta Camp slum have been removed and the houses demolished as a part of beautification of Delhi ahead of G20 Summit in Pragati Maidan. In response, the government justified the action by claiming that the land is under government acquisition and the removal “is a continuous activity”.
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal and Lt Governor V K Saxena introduced 400 electric buses at the flagging off event. The capital city Delhi now has 800 buses in total running on the roads for public service. “The number of electric buses has now gone up to 800 in Delhi. I want to congratulate Delhiites on this,” Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said.
The Chinese authorities have arrested one man and a woman for allegedly causing “irreversible” damage to the Great Wall of China. After some investigation the police found out the couple was trying to establish a shortcut to pass through the wall using an excavator. In 1987, the Great Wall of China was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Israeli forces have stopped all export of commercial goods leaving the Gaza Strip after allegedly finding several kilograms of high-quality explosives, hidden within a clothing delivery carried by three trucks. Al Jazeera reported, transportation will continue with subsequent situation assessments.
The dinner invite has been sent to all the delegates coming to Delhi on the account of G20 Summit 2023. (READ MORE)
G20 dinner invite for 9th September from President of Bharat@FinancialXpress @roshunpovaiah @sumanasarkar pic.twitter.com/ipdRRLN675
Congress leader, Jairam Ramesh, took to X, formerly known as Twitter, and claimed that G20 dinner invites were sent in the name of ‘President of Bharat’ instead of ‘President of India’.
So the news is indeed true.
Rashtrapati Bhawan has sent out an invite for a G20 dinner on Sept 9th in the name of 'President of Bharat' instead of the usual 'President of India'.
Now, Article 1 in the Constitution can read: “Bharat, that was India, shall be a Union of States.”…
French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Delhi to participate in the G20 Summit taking place under India’s presidency on September 9-10, and will then travel to Bangladesh for a bilateral visit, the President’s office said in a statement. The G20 Summit will allow France’s President to continue his continuing engagement with colleagues from other continents in order to address the threats of global fragmentation, the statement said.
The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) provisionally attached properties worth Rs 105.5 crores belonging to Bharath Infra Exports and Imports Ltd and others in a bank fraud case. The attached immovable and movable properties include residential sites, commercial properties and a farmhouse located in Bengaluru worth Rs 104.90 Crores, and seized cash worth Rs. 14.5 lakhs.
Paramilitary Force along with a senior officer of Delhi Police has been deployed at Tilak Bridge, in Delhi. Security has been deployed as a precautionary move as Khalistani elements had threatened to deface properties in the area.
A day after receiving a death threat regarding his ‘Sanatana Dharma should be eradicated’ remark, security has been tightened outside the residence of Tamil Nadu Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin in Chennai. Stalin had received a threat from Ayodhya seer Paramhans Acharya who announced a reward of Rs 10 crore for beheading the Tamil Nadu Minister over his remarks on ‘Sanatan Dharma’.
French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Delhi to participate in the G20 Summit under India’s Presidency on 9 and 10 September, and will then travel to Bangladesh on 10 September for a bilateral visit. (ANI)
Moscow’s two major airports Vnukovo and Sheremetevo, as well as the Zhukovksy airport resumed normal operations from 7:30 a.m. (0430 GMT) after a temporary traffic suspension early on Tuesday, Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency said. Earlier, Russia’s defence ministry said its forces shot down at least three Ukraine-launched drones that were targeting the country’s capital. (Reuters)
The boss of Australian airline Qantas said Tuesday he would leave his job immediately — two months earlier than planned — following a series of embarrassing revelations about the company, including allegations it sold tickets for flights that had already been canceled. Chief Executive Alan Joyce said that after 15 years running the national carrier he was bringing forward his planned retirement date. The airline said Vanessa Hudson would take over as managing director and group chief executive from Wednesday. (AP)
The Public Works Department Minister of Himachal Pradesh government, Vikramaditya Singh said that the department has set up a deadline of September 15 to open over 150 closed roads. He also said that barring any unusual situation in the disaster-hit parts of the state if the roads are not opened by then the officers concerned will have to face the action.
Voting for the bye-elections to the seven assembly constituencies of six states, including Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Kerala, Tripura, West Bengal, and Jharkhand, started on Tuesday at 7 am. Notably, this is the first election between the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Opposition bloc’s newly formed Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA). (READ MORE)
US First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, her communications director Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement. However, she is experiencing only mild symptoms as of now and will remain at the couple’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware for the time being.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah will flag off the Bharatiya Janata Party’s ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ from Mandla and Sheopur districts in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday and address public rallies at both the places. The BJP is taking out the yatras, a mass-contact programme, from five different places in Madhya Pradesh, where the assembly polls are due this year-end.
The Delhi Police have started conducting vehicle checking at various locations across the national capital ahead of the upcoming G20 summit on September 9 and 10 here. Surprise checks were conducted at India Gate and other parts of the city between Monday night and early hours on Tuesday. Police personnel were seen conducting thorough inspections by halting vehicles. (READ MORE)
At least two persons were killed while three others were injured in a shooting at a nightclub in US’ Alabama, ANI reported. Shortly afterwards, shots were fired at a vehicle arriving at a hospital emergency room, targeting people who may have been injured in the nightclub shooting. The first shooting occurred at a Birmingham nightclub on 5th Avenue North early Labor Day morning.
Aditya-L1 spacecraft, India’s first solar mission, has successfully performed the second earth-bound manoeuvre, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said. “Aditya-L1 Mission: The second Earth-bound manoeuvre (EBN#2) is performed successfully from ISTRAC, Bengaluru. ISTRAC/ISRO’s ground stations at Mauritius, Bengaluru and Port Blair tracked the satellite during this operation. The new orbit attained is 282 km x 40225 km,” ISRO said in a post on ‘X’, formerly known as Twitter.
The second Earth-bound maneuvre (EBN#2) is performed successfully from ISTRAC, Bengaluru.
ISTRAC/ISRO's ground stations at Mauritius, Bengaluru and Port Blair tracked the satellite during this operation.
The new orbit attained is 282 km x 40225 km.
The next… pic.twitter.com/GFdqlbNmWg
The Directorate of Enforcement (ED) carried out search operations at various locations across Rajasthan in connection to a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the implementation of the Centre’s Jal Jeevan Mission scheme, officials said on Monday. ED sleuths carried out searches in cities like Jaipur, Alwar, Neemrana, Behror, and Shahpura, and seized unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 2.32 Crore, a 1 Kg gold bar worth Rs 64 lakh, and various incriminating documents, including digital evidence, hard disks, and mobile devices, reports said.
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