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Noida Twin Tower Demolition: 9 Second Story Of India’s Tallest Structure

Noida Twin Tower Demolition: 9 Second Story Of India’s Tallest Structure

As the date for demolition of India’s tallest structure awaits on August 28, it becomes vital to learn about the know-how of India’s tallest structure.

The demolition drive for the Noida twin towers will be carried out on August 28, as per the Supreme Court’s September 2021 orders which upheld the Allahabad High Court’s judgement. In its ruling, the court observed that the construction of the towers violated building norms. Therefore, the builders will have to demolish the structure independently and return the buyers’ money at an interest rate of 14%. 

Following the court orders, the builders installed around 3,700 kg of explosives on all floors of the twin towers. The installation of explosives took several weeks, and now the wiring work is going on in the structure. With the completion of the wiring, the whole setup for the Noida twin tower demolition will get finalized.

According to Edifice Engineering partner Utkarsh Mehta, “It will take nine to ten seconds for all explosives to blast in a series, making a loud noise“. 

With the demolition of the structure, it is assumed that it will leave around 35,000 cubic metres of debris that would take at least three to four months to be cleared. As of now, the surrounding region has been characterized as a ‘no man zone’, and the Noida authority has vacated the neighbouring buildings as well.

For The First Time In History, The Supreme Court Live-Streamed Its Proceedings

Three years after a ruling recommending live-streaming of court proceedings, the Supreme Court proceedings went live for the first time on Friday.

As mentioned in a notice on the top court’s website, the proceedings for the ceremonial bench bidding adieu to Chief Justice of India NV Ramanna shall be live streamed through a webcast portal. 

The telecast of the court proceeding scripted a new history in the Indian judicial system and marked a major milestone in the advancement of the judicial system of the country. 

Earlier, the apex court’s e-committee, headed by its sitting judge, Justice Dhananjay Y Chandrachud, proposed to launch an exclusive platform for live-streaming of court proceedings. Based on this recommendation, the Chief Justice of India consented to Justice Chandrachud’s proposal and implemented it on his day of superannuation.

As of now, it is unclear whether the telecast of court proceedings will become a regular feature from this day onwards or will require some additional time to get normalized.

Adani Group Responded To NDTV Claims Citing Regulatory Curbs Do Not Restrict Bid To Take Over The Media Group

On Friday, the Adani Group responded to New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) claims, which asked the Adani Group to seek permission from the market watchdog SEBI to claim its stake in the media group.

Responding to these claims, the Adani Group cited, “The regulatory restrictions imposed on New Delhi Television Ltd (NDTV) founders do not affect our attempt to buy a majority stake in the media firm“. 

NDTV, on Wednesday, sought to block tycoon Gautam Adani’s attempt to buy its shareholding, citing its founders’, Prannoy and Radhika Roy, have been barred by the Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) from buying or selling shares in India’s securities market. The media group said a deal between the Roys and Adani Group would require approval from SEBI, the market regulator.

Uncertainty About Agniveers’ Future Stalled Gorkha Recruitment Process In Nepal

Due to the rising uncertainty about the Agnipath scheme, Kathmandu stalled the recruitment of Gorkhas in the Indian Army under the newly unveiled recruitment process. The decision to stall the recruitment process came a few days before the scheduled departure of Indian Army Chief, General Manoj Pande, to Nepal to receive the ‘Honorary General’ rank of the Nepal Army.

Earlier on Wednesday, Nepal’s Foreign Minister Narayan Khadka informed the Indian ambassador to Nepal, Naveen Srivastava, that the recruitment of Gorkhas under the newly unveiled Agnipath Scheme does not conform with provisions of the tripartite agreement signed by Nepal, India, and Britain. In addition to it, Mr Khadka said that Kathmandu would take a final decision on the issue after holding wider consultations with political parties and all stakeholders.

The Foreign Minister added that the 1947 agreement on recruiting Gorkhas in the Indian army does not recognize the Agnipath Scheme. Thus, Nepal will “require some time to assess the impact of the new arrangement”. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Logs 10,256 New Covid-19 Cases; Recovery Rate At 98.61%

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has registered 10,256 new covid-19 cases in the previous 24 hours. With this tally, the active caseload of India currently stands at 90,707. Meanwhile, daily recoveries counted the figure of 13,528 in the last 24 hours. With this tally, the total recoveries have reached 4,37,70,913. The daily and weekly positivity rates stand at 2.43% and 3.02%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 88.43 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 211.13 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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