Headlines Of The Day 23/12/2023

Government Secures $100 Million Loan from ADB to Enhance Urban Services : 

The Government of India has agreed with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to secure a $100 million loan aimed at enhancing urban services and tourism facilities in the northeastern state of Tripura. The project includes upgrading urban water supply systems, involving the installation of 42 kilometres of new transmission and distribution pipes and the establishment of four new water treatment plants. Read More


Government Re-Imposes GRAP Stage-III Restrictions in Delhi-NCR to Safeguard Air Quality:

The Government has re-implemented Stage-III measures of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) to combat worsening air quality. This decision follows a sudden decline in the overall air quality, with the average Air Quality Index (AQI) reaching 409. Under Stage III, construction and demolition activities are prohibited in Delhi and NCR. Read More


ISRO Announces \’Bharat Space Station\’ as India Prepares for Amrit Kal:

ISRO Chairman S Somnath announced India\’s plan to establish its own \’Bharat Space Station\’ during the Amrit Kal. Speaking at the Bhartiya Vigyan Sammelan in Ahmedabad, Mr Somnath expressed confidence that Indian scientists would land on the moon within the next 25 years. Encouraging young scientists, he urged them to contribute to building a developed India by harnessing their knowledge and potential. Read More


Chennai Grand Masters 2023 : 

In the Chennai Grand Masters 2023 chess tournament, Indian chess prodigy Dommaraju Gukesh secured the title by drawing with compatriot Pentala Harikrishna. Arjun Erigaisi secured the second spot, with both Arjun and Gukesh finishing the event with 4.5 points out of 7. Gukesh claimed victory on tie-breaks. Pentala Harikrishna secured the third spot with 4 points. This podium finish ensures that all three Indian players in the tournament performed exceptionally. Read More


UN Security Council Urgently Calls for Humanitarian Access in Gaza Strip : 

The United Nations Security Council has approved a resolution aimed at increasing humanitarian aid to Gaza. The resolution emphasizes the need for immediate and prolonged humanitarian pauses and corridors across the Gaza Strip to facilitate full, rapid, safe, and unimpeded access to humanitarian assistance. The resolution received 13 votes in favour, with the United States and Russia abstaining from the vote. Read More


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