Loss of 3% of GDP in Country's economy due to road accident, informed Defense Minister Rajnath Singh during his speech at the inaugural function of National Road Safety month which started on January 18. "As many road accidents are happening in our country, there is a loss of 3% of GDP in the country's economy. More than 1.5 lakh people have lost their lives due to the corona epidemic, but even today more people are losing their lives due to road accidents. This is not a normal challenge for us," said Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh laid foundation stone of new Army Hospital of Central Command in Lucknow on January 16. He was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Army Chief General MM Naravane. This 'Super Specialty' hospital equip with about 900 beds capacity to server Army jawans. Soldiers and ex-servicemen and their families will be able to get better treatment facilities in Lucknow.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 16 said that COVID vaccination drive began with a positive note, and he expects more people to line up to get inoculated in coming days. "After seeing the results of COVID-19 vaccination today, many more people will turn up to get inoculated. We will export the vaccines to other countries also as India believes in 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is one family)," the Defence Minister said in Lucknow.
The tenth round of talks between farmer unions and Central government over the three farm laws concluded at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on January 20. General secretary of All India Kisan Sabha Hannan Mollah, said, "Government said that it is ready to file an affidavit in the court to the effect that it would put the implementation of the laws on hold for one and half a year. They also said that a committee would be formed on MSP and the laws and they would implement the recommendations of the committee. We'll hold a meeting tomorrow and take a decision on the proposal." He also said, "We asked government to withdraw the fake cases registered by NIA against farmers. In response, government said they are looking into the matter and asked us to provide the names of leaders against whom new cases, if any, have been registered." The next round of the meeting will take place on January 22. The farmers are protesting against new farm laws since November 26, 2020 at Delhi borders.
BJP supporters raised "desh ke gaddaron ko, goli maaro saalo ko" slogan during a party rally in Chandannagar area in West Bengal's Hooghly on January 20. The same slogan was raised by Union Minister Anurag Thakur during campaigning for Delhi assembly elections last year. Bengal is going for polls in the mid of 2021.
The tenth round of talks between farmer unions and the Centre over the three farm laws began at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi on January 20. Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Piyush Goyal attended the..