QWrap: RBI’s Board Meeting; Punjab CM Visits Amritsar Blast Site
1. RBI-Govt Face Off: Key Meeting of Board of Directors Underway
The key meeting of the Reserve Bank of India’s board of directors which started in Mumbai on Monday, 19 November, has concluded after over 9 hours.
This comes amid a rift between the central bank and the government over key issues ranging from MSME credit to the central bank's reserves.
2. NSA Ajit Doval Interfered in Probe Against Asthana: CBI DIG
CBI Joint Director MK Sinha on Monday, 19 November, submitted a petition challenging his transfer to Nagpur before the Supreme Court, in which he has claimed that National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval had interfered in the bribery probe against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana, and even stalled a search to be conducted at Asthana’s residence .
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3. Union Minister KJ Alphons Visits Sabarimala Temple Amid Unrest
Union Minister KJ Alphons arrived at Kerala’s Sabarimala temple on Monday, 19 November, amid protests being carried out by various groups against 28 people being taken into preventive custody by the police.
Kerala police also allowed Hindu Aikya Vedi Leader KP Sasikala, who was apprehended by the police on Saturday, to visit the temple on Monday.
The temple opened for the third time on Friday, 16 November, for a 62-day-long Mandala Pooja-Makaravilakku annual pilgrimage season.
4. Rafale Objections ‘Resolved’ With Non-Existent Sovereign Guarantee
The Rafale deal has kicked up a storm against the present government's dealings with their French counterpart. Documents accessed by The Quint from the Ministry of Defence reveal that two major objections by members of the Indian Negotiating Team to the Rafale deal were overruled only on the basis that France would provide a sovereign guarantee. Which we ultimately did not get.
5. Jawa Vs Royal Enfield Classic 350: Should I Sell My Bullet 350?
Jawa Motorcycles is back in the Indian Market after 22 years with its three new models Jawa, Forty Two and Perak. Now the question is, with such good bikes in the market, should Babua sell off his old Royal Enfield Classic 350?
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