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Martyrs Day: PM Modi Pays Tributes To Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru; Holiday In Punjab

Martyrs Day: PM Modi Pays Tributes To Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, Rajguru; Holiday In Punjab

On Martyrs Day (Shaheed Diwas), Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to revolutionaries Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the country. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote in Hindi: “Tributes to the immortal sons of Mother India, Veer Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru on Martyrs Day. Their passion to die for the motherland will always inspire the countrymen. Long live India,” On 23rd March, 1931, freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were hanged by the British government for the murder of deputy police superintendent JP Saunders in 1928 to avenge the death of Lala Lajpat Rai. Yesterday, the newly-elected Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab declared Bhagat Singh’s death anniversary as a state holiday in Punjab. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann also added that in all the government offices of the state, there would be only portraits of Bhagat Singh and Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 1,778 New Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.75%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has recorded 1,778 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 23,087. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases with recording 2,542 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries now stand at 4,24,73,057. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 0.26% and 0.36%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 78.42 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 181.89 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

India Achieves The Milestone Of Highest Ever Goods Export Target Of $400 Billion

Nine days ahead of schedule, India achieved the milestone of highest ever goods export target of $400 billion on March 23rd. India had set the export target for the financial year 2022. Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote: “India set an ambitious target of $400 Billion of goods exports and achieves this target for the first time ever. I congratulate our farmers, weavers, MSMEs, manufacturers, exporters for this success. This is a key milestone in our Aatmanirbhar Bharat journey,” The Ministry of Commerce had pushed a range of initiatives particularly to maximise India’s export earnings and establish its dominance in key markets.

Rampurhat Violence: MHA Seeks Detailed Report From the West Bengal Government Over the Death of 8 People

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs sought a detailed report from the Bengal government over the death of 8 people in the Rampurhat violence incident. In the Birbhum district, at least 8 people were killed after their houses were set on fire following the killing of a TMC leader Bhadu Sheikh on Monday, according to reports. Few BJP MPs of West Bengal met Home Minister Amit Shah and asked him to intervene and take appropriate action in the incident. The Rampurhat violence incident has created a political storm in the state, with opposition leaders demanding the President’s rule to tackle the situation of violence and lawlessness. On Tuesday, BJP legislators walked out of the State Assembly demanding West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to make a statement on the floor of the house about the incident.

Russia-Ukraine War: Russia Will Only Use Nuclear Weapons If……

Amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, US President Joe Biden warned the world and said that Vladimir Putin is planning to use chemical weapons to achieve his intention in Ukraine. Commenting on the same, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia would only use nuclear weapons if its very existence was threatened. Mr Peskov said: “We have a concept of domestic security and it’s public, you can read all the reasons for nuclear arms to be used. So if it is an existential threat for our country, then it (the nuclear arsenal) can be used in accordance with our concept. There are no other reasons that were mentioned in that text,” Last month, Putin ordered Russia’s nuclear forces to be put on high alert. Meanwhile, Russia’s ambassador in Jakarta said that Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to attend a G20 summit that will be hosted by Indonesia later this year. However, the United States and its western alliances are still considering whether Russia should remain in G20 (Group of 20 major economies), given its assault over Ukraine.

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