January 28, 2023

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WTO News Live: No one can pressurise today’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, says Piyush Goyal

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Capitol riot: Panel says evidence it gathered enough to indict Trump

Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao set to enter national politics

Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao set to enter national politics as he will be launching a national party named ‘Bharatiya Rastra Samiti’ this month: Sources

BJP doing ‘politics of hate’ on instructions of RSS: Akhilesh Yadav

“No one can pressurise today’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’: Piyush Goyal at WTO meet

  • The Minister said that India abides by ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family). “We presented our stand while keeping in mind the fundamental principles of sustainable development goals. We raised the concern of developing and underdeveloped countries,” he said.
  • He also said that India, “strongly” believes that the WTO should not negotiate rules on non-trade-related subjects like climate change and gender.
  • He said the much-delayed issue of permanent solution for public stockholding should be the topmost priority WTO before moving to new areas.
  • Goyal said, “Fighting for rights of our farmers within an hour of landing at WTO, Geneva at the G33 Ministerial Meeting. Discussed prospects of a permanent solution to public stockholding for food security with DG Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and my counterparts from the developing and least developed nations.”

South Africa wins second T20 cricket match against India in Cuttack

South Africa takes a 2-match lead against India in the 5-match series.

40 Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists detained by Mumbai Police

40 Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha activists detained by Mumbai Police for unlawful assembly and taking out bike rally in suburban Trombay without permission to mark eight years of Modi govt; later released: Official

Bipartisan Senate lawmakers announce outline of gun deal with modest curbs on obtaining firearms, aid for mental health and schools

US President Joe Biden hails limited US gun proposals as “important steps

North Korea fires multiple artillery shots, South Korea’s military said

Tamil Nadu reports 249 new COVID-19 cases

  • State added 249 new COVID-19 infections, including 10 returnees from other states and abroad, while the overall fatalities remained unchanged in the last 24 hours.

Mumbai reports 1,803 new Covid cases today

Mumbai reports 1,803 new Covid cases today. With two deaths in the city, 959 patients recovered in last 24 hrs. Active cases stand at 10,889 till now

India scores 148/6 against South Africa in Second T20

Telangana logs 129 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

Hyderabad accounted for the highest number of 104 cases

Mr Naveen Kumar Jindal are in no way related to our Group Chairman Mr Naveen Jindal: JSPL

Gujarat logs 140 COVID-19 cases, 0 deaths

  • The COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 10,945 as no fresh fatality was reported in the state, the health department said in a release.
  • Gujarat is now left with 778 active cases.

Delhi reports 735 new Covid-19 cases, 03 death in the last 24 hours

Delhi reports 735 new Covid-19 cases, 537 recoveries, and 03 death, in the last 24 hours. The Cumulative Positivity rate in the capital stands at 4.94%

Kaun Banega Crorepati: Amitabh Bachchan introduces new season

Prophet row: Protesters attack, damage local train in Bethuadahari railway station in Bengal’s Nadia district, say Police

WTO meet: No one can pressurise today’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’, says Piyush Goyal

After attending the G33 Ministerial Meeting in Geneva, Union Minister for Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal said, “No one can pressurise today’s ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. We can face any challenge. We don’t take any decision under pressure.”

India Vs South Africa 2nd T20I

South Africa win the toss, elect to bowl first against India at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack

I pray for her early recovery: Mamata on Sonia Gandhi’s hospitalisation

IPL Media Rights Auction Update

At the closure of Day 1

  • IPL media rights auction for both TV and digital ends at Rs 43,050 crore: Sources
  • Highest bid for TV rights was at Rs 57 crore per match (base price Rs 49 crore)
  • Digital was at Rs 48 crore (base price Rs 33 crore)
  • Auction to resume tomorrow

Maharashtra reports 2,946 new COVID cases today

2,946 new COVID cases were reported today in Maharashtra, while 1,432 patients were discharged. With two Covid-19 deaths today, active cases stood at 16,370 in the state

Heat wave to continue in Northern India for next 2 days: IMD

IPL Media Rights Auction Update

Bidding for IPL TV, digital rights go past Rs 42,000 crore

Bajaj Auto plans a new EV facility, plans to electrify 10% of 2-wheelers in 2 yrs: Rajiv Bajaj

  • Bajaj Auto launches a new & dedicated EV facility, with plans to electrify 10% of 2-wheeler portfolio & 50% of 3-wheelers in the next 2 years: Rajiv Bajaj

Piyush Goyal hold a meeting with South Africa Trade Minister Ebrahim Patel in Geneva

BJP authorises party president JP Nadda and Union minister Rajnath Singh to consult with other political parties on presidential polls

IPL Media Rights update

Police of 4-5 states working together on Moosewala murder case: Maharashtra home minister

Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil on Sunday police teams from four-five states were working together on the case of murder of popular singer and Congress leader Sidhu Moosewala in Punjab last mont,h and the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) was also keeping an eye on it. The Delhi Police recently said gangster Lawrence Bishnoi was the mastermind behind the murder and that they had identified six shooters allegedly involved in the killing of Moosewala. The singer’s death was an organised and brazen killing, the Delhi police had said.

Authorities demolish ‘illegally constructed’ house of Prayagraj violence accused

The Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) on Sunday demolished the house of Javed Ahmad, alias Pump, the alleged mastermind of Friday’s violence here, amid a heavy police deployment. A day earlier, the properties of two people accused of rioting were demolished in Saharanpur where stone-pelting had taken place as well.

Police stop Bengal LoP Suvendu Adhikari at Tamluk in Purba Medinipur dist, claim he was heading towards violence-hit Howrah

Sonia Gandhi at Ganga Ram Hospital for routine check-up: Sources

Congress president Sonia Gandhi has come to the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here for routine medical check-up on Sunday, sources said. She is being examined by doctors and her current condition is stable, they said. “She came to the Ganga Ram hospital today for a routine check-up,” a hospital source said.

Russia destroyed large depot with western weapons in Ukraine: Report

Russian forces fired Kalibr cruise missiles to destroy a large depot with U.S. and European weapons in Ukraine’s Ternopil region, Interfax reported on Sunday, citing the Russian defence ministry. Russian forces have also shot down three Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jets near Donetsk and Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, Interfax quoted the Russian defence ministry as saying.

PM should break silence on hate speech: Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that it is high time for PM Modi to break his ‘silence’ on proliferation of hate speech and Islamophobic incidents in country. Tharoor said that India’s current hate speech laws are quite adequate to deal with misbehaviour.

Union Minister Piyush Goyal participates in the G33 Ministerial Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland

Goyal will meet with Trade Representative of United States of America, Katherine Tai later today.

AAP announces new office bearers for Gujarat

Aam Aadmi Party has appointed Kishorbhai Desai as the State President (Frontal Organisation) & Manoj Sorathiya as the State General Secretary.

PM’s silence Prophet Mohammad remark row baffling: P Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram today said that prime minister Narendra Modi should have spoken immediately after offensive utterances, and that his silence on the matter is ‘baffling’. He also said that every effort should be made and will be made to forge unity among Opposition parties in presidential election.

AAP Gujarat leader Isudan Gadhvi appointed as the National Joint General Secretary of the Aam Aadmi Party; Indranil Rajguru appointed as the National Joint Secretary.

PM to visit Maharashtra on Tuesday; will inaugurate Jagatguru Shrisant Tukaram Maharaj Temple

Prime Minister Modi will visit Maharashtra on June 14 and at around 1:45 PM, he will inaugurate Jagatguru Shrisant Tukaram Maharaj Temple in Dehu, Pune, a Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) statement said. At around 4:15 PM, the prime minister will inaugurate Jal Bhushan Building and Gallery of Revolutionaries at the Raj Bhawan in Mumbai, it said. Thereafter, at around 6 PM, Prime Minister Modi will participate in Dwishatabdi Mahotsav of Mumbai Samachar at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai.

McDonald’s in Russia reopens under new ownership, will be renamed as Vkusno & Tochka

McDonald’s last month said it was selling its restaurants in Russia to one of its local licensees, Alexander Govor. The deal marked one of the most high-profile business departures since Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24.

McDonald’s iconic ‘Golden Arches’ have been taken down at sites in Moscow and St Petersburg, where they will make way for a new logo comprising two fries and a hamburger patty against a green background. The reopening will initially cover 15 locations in Moscow and the surrounding region.

IPL media rights may soar up to 4x: Brokerage Elara Capital

Brokerage Elara Capital expects media rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) to soar up to three to four times to Rs about 50,000-60,000 crore in the next cycle – which is 2023-2028.

This would be an astounding growth for the world’s biggest and cash-rich T20 league, whose broadcasting rights were sold for Rs 16,300 crore in the previous cycle (2018-2022).

The brokerage expects T20 leagues’ annual media rights to hit Rs 10,000 crore-mark, which was Rs 3,220 crore in the last cycle and Rs 820 crore in the first cycle.

IPL Media Rights Auction: Base price starts from Rs 33 crore

The process has been divided into a total of four packages (A, B, C and D). The package A is exclusive for TV for the Indian subcontinent while package B is for digital only grouping for the same region. For Package A, i.e TV rights, base price is fixed at Rs 49 crores per match for 74 matches, and Package B- Digital rights has a base price of Rs 33 crores.

All you need to know about IPL Media Rights Auction

There are four specific packages in which e-auction will be conducted or 74 games per season for a five-year period from 2023-2027 with a provision of increasing the number of matches to 94 in the final two years.

The process has been divided into a total of four packages (A, B, C and D). The package A is exclusive for TV for the Indian subcontinent while package B is for digital only grouping for the same region.

The current bidders will win the rights to broadcast the league for a five-year cycle, which will start with the 16th edition of the tournament in 2023 till 2027.

Viacom18 will likely be the most aggressive bidder In IPL media rights auction

BCCI could fetch $7.7 billion from IPL media rights

This year the BCCI is capitalising on its audience by splitting media rights into four agreements. Packages include the sole rights on television in the Indian subcontinent, broadcasts for the rest of the world, digital broadcasting and a bespoke package for special matches such as play-offs.

IPL Media Rights Auction today

Four top broadcasters are in the fray for TV and digital rights-rights holder DisneyStar, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN), Reliance-owned Viacom18 and Zee Entertainment Enterprises (ZEE). They will start placing bids for the five-year rights of the biggest sporting property in India today, starting 11 am.

Goal of USD 5 trillion GDP appears to be case of ‘shifting goalposts’: P Chidambaram

Two new COVID-19 cases in Andamans

The Union territory now has six active cases, while 9,920 people have recovered from the disease, including one in the last 24 hours. A total of 129 patients have succumbed to the infection thus far.

Maharashtra’s Thane district reports over 500 new COVID-19 cases for 3rd day

The district had reported 531 new cases of coronavirus on Friday and 513 infections on Thursday, as per official data. There was no fatality on Saturday and the death toll in the district remained unchanged at 11,895, the official said, adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane stood at 1.67 per cent.

Delhi’s Karol Bagh fire now under control, 15-16 shops affected

Divisional fire officer, SK Dua said that the fire has now been controlled in which 15-16 shops have been affected. He added that some internal fire continues and that parts of buildings on fire falling off, creating issue in dousing fire. Currently, 200 firemen are trying to douse the fire.

Shiv Sena to participate in Opposition meeting on June 15

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today confirmed that someone from the party will attend the Opposition leaders’ meeting called by Mamata Banerjee on June 15 ahead of Presidential polls. “Uddhav Ji has received an invite to June 15 meeting in Delhi. As we will be in Ayodhya at that time, a prominent leader of our party will take part in the meeting,” Raut told ANI.

Japan, China agree to boost defence dialogue

Japanese Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said on Sunday that he agreed with his Chinese counterpart to promote dialogue and exchanges. Japan warned against China’s attempts to change the status quo in the South and East China Sea, and said peace and security of the Taiwan Strait was important not only to Japan but to the international community, Kishi told reporters of his meeting with Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe in Singapore.

304 accused arrested so far in Uttar Pradesh in connection with June 10 protests

ADG Law & Order Prashant Kumar told ANI that a total of 304 accused have been arrested till 8 am today, in the wake of protests in the state on June 10 which includes 91 from Prayagraj, 71 from Saharanpur, 51 from Hathras, 34 from Moradabad, 15 from Ferozabad, & 34 from Ambedkarnagar. 13 FIRs have been registered in the cases.

195.07 crore Covid shots given in India so far

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 195.07 crore, according to latest govt data.

India’s Covid daily positivity rate at 2.71 per cent

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.71 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 2.02 per cent, the Union Health ministry said today. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,26,52,743, while the case fatality rate was 1.21 per cent.

4.880 kg Charas seized by NCB Mumbai

NCB Mumbai seized 4.880 kg Charas on June 10 and arrested two persons the next day. The seized drugs were concealed in a special cavity made inside a water purifier. The parcel was destined for Australia, said the agency.

71 people have been arrested so far, in connection with Saharanpur violence: Uttar Pradesh Police

Latest on Covid

Single day rise of 8,582 new COVID-19 infections, four fatalities push India’s tally of cases to 4,32,22,017, death toll to 5,24,761, according to latest govt figures. Active COVID-19 cases has also risen to 44,513 from 40,370, the Union Health Ministry said today.

West Bengal Police tell Suvendu Adhikari not to visit Howrah protest site

Contai Police Station, Purba Medinipur, has written Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari and has advised him “not to visit Howrah Rural Police District where Section 144 CrPC is in effect”. Adhikari is scheduled to visit the Howrah protest site today.

Beijing’s bar-related Covid cases rise to 115

The cases have been found citywide, including 107 visitors to the bar in Chaoyang district, two staffers and six close contacts, Xinhua news agency quoted Liu Xiaofeng, deputy head of the Beijing municipal disease prevention and control centre, as sayingat a press conference. It is expected that more cases related to the cluster will be found, and the risk of the virus resurgence spreading is high, Liu added.