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A Step Towards Self-Reliance: INS Vikrant, First Made In India Aircraft Carrier Commissioned!

A Step Towards Self-Reliance: INS Vikrant, First Made In India Aircraft Carrier Commissioned!

On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commissioned the first-ever indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant at the Cochin Shipyard Limited in Kochi. It is a significant step toward the central government’s idea of self-reliance in the Indian defence sector. While commissioning India’s largest aircraft carrier, PM Modi termed the event a tribute to India’s rising spirits on the world horizon. “Today, here on the coast of Kerala, every Indian is witnessing the sunrise of a new future. This event held on INS Vikrant is a tribute to India’s rising spirits on the world horizon. Vikrant is huge and special. Vikrant is not just a warship. This is a testimony to the hard work, talent, influence and commitment of 21st century India,” INS Vikrant, India’s home-built aircraft carrier, is a 45,000-tonne warship built at the cost of ₹ 20,000 crores. After completing almost a year of sea trials, the Made in India aircraft carrier was formally commissioned today. INS Vikrant is 262 metres long and 62 metres wide. It can have 30 aircraft on board, including MiG-29K, helicopters and fighter jets. The aircraft carrier can accommodate a crew of around 1,600. INS Vikrant has been named after its predecessor, which played a vital role in the India-Pakistan 1971 war. With INS Vikrant, India has officially joined a select group of nations, including Russia, the UK, the US, France and China, that can design and build their own aircraft carriers. Currently, India only has 1 aircraft carrier – INS Vikramaditya, which is built on a Russian platform. With the formal commission of INS Vikrant, the Indian Navy can now deploy an aircraft carrier on both its eastern and western fronts, thereby expanding its maritime presence.

Karnataka: Seer Shivamurthy Murugha, Arrested For Allegedly Raping School Girls, Hospitalised

The Karnataka seer Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru of Murugha Math was arrested for alleged sexual abuse of high school girls and sent to judicial custody. After developing some health complications in jail, he was taken to a district hospital in Chitradurga on Friday, said the police sources. The police said that the seer was interrogated for several hours after being arrested on Thursday night. Sharanaru has been booked under the POCSO Act (Protection of Children from Sexual Offences), and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act for raping 2 high school girls. He was produced before a local court which sent him to 14 days’ of judicial custody. The investigation officer in the case, Deputy Superintendent of Police Anil Kumar, questioned the pontiff at an undisclosed location. Seer Shivamurthy Murugha is one of the most prominent religious leaders of Karnataka’s politically powerful Lingayat community. The seer was arrested after pressure from civil society. It is alleged that Shivamurthy sexually abused two school girls, aged 15 and 16, studying in a school run by the Math and residing in a hotel.

Supertech: Noida Twin Towers Land To Be Used For Another Residential Project After Approval From Noida Authority

On Thursday, Supertech Limited said that the Noida Twin Towers land will be used for another residential project after approval from the Noida authority and consent from the homebuyers of Emerald Court. The Twin Towers, which belonged to the Supertech company, were demolished on August 28. Giving an exclusive interview to ANI, RK Arora, Chairman and MD of Supertech Limited, said: “The building plans of the Project, including the two towers, were approved by the Noida Authority in 2009, which was strictly in accordance with the then prevailing Building byelaws,” “No deviation from the Building Plan was made, and the building was constructed after making full payment to the Authority. Now both the towers are demolished, and we had paid the demolition cost of ₹ 17.5 crores to the agencies involved in the demolition as per Supreme Court.” added Mr Arora. The MD also said that the company has refunded 95% of the homebuyers of Apex and Ceyane Twin Towers. Another 5% would be refunded soon either by property or money with interest added the MD. One of the other projects of Supertech Limited – Ecovillage II, located in Greater Noida, is also facing an insolvency proceeding. However, Mr Arora is confident that none of any other projects will come under insolvency proceeding. His focus is to deliver the remaining ongoing projects within the next 24 months. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 6,168 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.68%

According to the latest data released by the Union Health Ministry, India has recorded 6,168 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 59,210. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber daily covid-19 cases with registering 9,685 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries have reached 4,38,55,365. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 1.94% and 2.51%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 88.64 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered a total of 212.75 crore covid-19 doses under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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