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Maharashtra Political Crisis: Eknath Shinde Declares Himself ‘Sena Party Leader’ To Deputy Speaker

Maharashtra Political Crisis: Eknath Shinde Declares Himself ‘Sena Party Leader’ To Deputy Speaker

As the political crisis in Maharashtra continues to deepen, Shiv Sena rebel Eknath Shinde wrote a late-night letter to Deputy Speaker of state assembly Narhari Zirwal, declaring himself as the leader of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party and Bharatshet Gogawale as the Chief Whip of the party. The threat of a possible vertical split revolves around the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will be meeting Shiv Sena’s District President today at noon. As per reports, the letter addressed to the Deputy Speaker has the signatures of 37 rebel MLAs, which means that the Eknath Shinde camp has achieved the two-thirds majority under the Anti-Defection Law. “I am enclosing herewith a copy of the Resolution dated 23 day of June 2022 regarding the reaffirmation of appointment of Mr. Eknathrao Sambhaji Shinde as the leader of our Shiv Sena Legislature Party and further appointment of Shri Bharatshet Gogawale as the Chief Whip of the Shiv Sena Legislature Party by the undersigned members of Shiv Sena Legislature Party,” said the letter. Meanwhile, speaking to the reporters on Friday, Shiv Sena MP and Spokesman Sanjay Raut said: “The Eknath Shinde faction that’s challenging us must realize that Shiv Sena workers are yet to come on the roads. Such battles are fought either through law or on the roads. If need be, then our workers would come on the roads.” The MVA coalition might collapse soon as Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has reportedly lost the support of majority party MLAs who are calling for ending the alliance with the ideologically opposed parties – NCP and Congress.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 13,029 Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.59%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 13,029 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 88,284. Meanwhile, the nation has recorded 13,029 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, and the total recoveries have reached 4,27,49,056. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 4.32% and 3.07%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 85.98 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 196.77 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

Agnipath Recruitment Scheme: Registration For Indian Air Force From Today; Check All Details

During the press conference held on June 19, Air Marshal SK Jha said that the registration process for recruiting Agniveers will start from June 24. The first batch under the Agnipath recruitment scheme would be enrolled by December, and the training would commence on December 30, as stated by the Air Marshal. While the registration process has started from today, the exam for the same will be held exactly a month later (July 24). The candidates who would be enrolled in the Indian Air Force through the Agnipath scheme would be governed under Air Force Act 1950 during four years of their service. “Endeavour will be made to enrol candidates as Agniveers from all parts of the nation, utilizing contemporary technology, specialized rallies and campus interviews at recognized technical institutes such as Industrial Training Institutes, NSQF etc.,” read an official statement from the IAF. The Agniveers will form a distinct rank in the IAF, which will differ from the existing IAF ranks. Agniveers will be selected in two phases, and candidates who pass phase 1 will be eligible to appear for Phase 2. The Air Force has issued a detailed notification regarding the examination fee, terms and conditions, age limit, financial benefits, medical standards and eligibility criteria on their official website. For the Indian Navy, the specific Agnipath recruitment scheme guidelines will be issued by June 25. Vice Admiral Dinesh Tripathi had said on June 19 that both male and female Agniveers would be recruited, and female Agniveers could also be deployed on warships. 

Click Here To Know The Agnipath Recruitment Guidelines For Indian Air Force

US: Senate Passes The Landmark Gun Violence Bill After 30 Years Amid Recent Brutal Mass Shooting Cases

After recent brutal mass shooting cases reported in various parts of the United States, the US Senate passed a Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (Gun Bill) on Thursday. It took weeks of closed-door discussions, after which both parties emerged on a compromise to curb the bloodshed events that took place in New York and Texas. The landmark Gun Violence Bill would strengthen the background checks on youngest gun buyers and help states to put red flag laws. As per the bill guidelines, it will be easier for authorities to take weapons from people who appear to be dangerous and also keep firearms away from domestic violence offenders. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky, said: “The American people want their constitutional rights protected and their kids to be safe in school. They want both of those things at once, and that is just what the bill before the Senate will have accomplished.”

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