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7:28 PM , 22 Aug

Andhra Pradesh Govt to Establish Multiple Committees to Study Restructuring of Districts

Andhra Pradesh government issues order to establish Secretariat, Sub-Committees and District Level Committees to assist the State Level Committee constituted to study the restructuring of districts in the state.

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6:18 PM , 22 Aug

Report on Defence Offset Performance to Be Placed in Next Session: Niramala Sitharaman

Referiing to Comptroller and Auditor General’s Report Number 20, of 2019, which pertained to the defence offset performance, finance minister Niramala Sitharaman tweeted:

“Defence Offset Performance was scheduled to be tabled in the Parliament during budget session (2020). The session ended, before date, due to COVID. Now the report will be placed in the next session. The contents will be known only after that.”   

Sitharaman further said:

“The first Rafale was handed over to India in October 2019. There is a year-wise phasing of how much offset obligation the companies/OEMs have to fulfill. MoD informs me that claims of such obligations being fulfilled are coming in.” (sic)
6:09 PM , 22 Aug

Haryana Govt to Give Rs 5 Lakhs Advance to Players Preparing for 2021 Olympics

Haryana Government has approved a scheme to give an incentive amount of Rs 5 lakh in advance to players, who have qualified in the Olympic and Paralympics Games. This is reportedly being done in order to help them do advance preparations before these competitions. Scheme to benefit players preparing for 2021 Olympics, reported ANI.

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5:14 PM , 22 Aug

Warrant Officer in IAF Allegedly Dies by Suicide

Warrant officer in the Indian Air Force has allegedly died by suicide after shooting himself with his service pistol inside camp in Jammu, reported PTI, citing officials.


Published: 22 Aug 2020, 9:08 AM IST
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