Morning Digest — March 28, 2023

Like-minded opposition party MPs dressed in black as a sign of protest, during a meeting in Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge’s chamber at Parliament House during the Budget Session, in New Delhi, on March 27, 2023. | Photo Credit: PTI

Nashville school shooting | 3 children out of 6 dead; the suspect drew maps, conducted surveillance

The suspect in a March 27 school shooting in Nashville drew a detailed map of the school, including potential entry points, and conducted surveillance before killing three students and three adults in the latest in a series of mass shootings in a country that is no longer nervous about bloodshed in schools.

Trinamool joined the Cong-led protest, but Uddhav’s party stayed away

In a zero-sum game, on the first day of Parliament after the disqualification of senior Congress leader and Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi, the Opposition ranks on March 27 got an ally in the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has so far stayed away from everything. joint opposition events, but lost an old ally Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray), who, irritated by Mr. Gandhi’s “derogatory” comments on Savarkar, withdrew.

States advised to conduct mock drills to ensure operational readiness of COVID-19 infrastructure

The Union Health Ministry on March 27 directed the States and Union Territories to be alert and ensure preparedness for the management of COVID-19, given the rise in infections in the country.

Students will get new NCERT textbooks after a gap of almost 20 years

After nearly two decades, school students at all levels will learn from updated textbooks that will be introduced in the 2024-25 academic year, top officials at the Ministry of Education said ( MOE). This is in accordance with the National Education Policy 2020 and National Curriculum Framework (NCF) released in August 2022.

PPF, Sukanya Samriddhi Increasing account interest rate may remain elusive

Investors in popular small savings schemes Public Provident Fund (PPF) and Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA), whose rates have not been hiked since January 2019, are unlikely to get higher returns anytime soon period, a top government official said.

Papers thrown at Lok Sabha Speaker’s seat as Congress MPs protest Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification

Dressed in black to protest the disqualification of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, opposition members in the Lok Sabha on Monday created chaos by entering the Well, with two Congress members seen throwing papers at Speaker Om Birla’s seat.

Affinity test cannot be the litmus test to decide a caste claim: SC

An affinity test cannot be the litmus test to decide a caste claim, the Supreme Court held in a judgment. A three-judge Bench headed by Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul said the affinity test is not an essential part of the process of determining the correctness of a caste or tribal claim in each case.

Bihar caste-based survey | 2nd phase form ready, enumerators trained; statisticians are concerned about data integrity

With the second phase of Bihar’s caste-based survey scheduled to begin on April 15, training of field enumerators is in full swing. The mobile app to be used in the second phase – Bijaga (Bihar Jaati Adharit Ganana) – is ready, with 17 columns and a list of 214 caste names, and senior district officials in each district have been briefed in the form.

Minority community leaders urge RSS chief to speak out more against attacks on Muslims

In a letter to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat, prominent Muslim leaders and intellectuals, who are engaged in an organizational dialogue to bridge the communication gap between the minority community and the RSS, said that almost unceasing. with the continued banning of hate speech, calls for genocide and acts of violence against Muslims.

SC acquits man on death row after finding he was a minor at the time of the crime 28 years ago

The Supreme Court on March 27 released a death row convict who spent more than 28 years in prison for the gruesome murders of five women and two children after realizing that he was just over 12 years old at the time of the crime in 1994. .

Netanyahu delays judicial overhaul after mass protests

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday announced a delay in his judicial overhaul plan, saying he wanted to give his political opponents time to seek a compromise on the disputed package.

Alok Kumar

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