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PM Modi At WEF: “India Fighting Third Wave, While Maintaining Economic Growth”

PM Modi At WEF: “India Fighting Third Wave, While Maintaining Economic Growth”

On Monday, prime minister Narendra Modi addressed the World Economic Forum and spoke about how India has given a ‘bouquet of hope’ to the entire globe. Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the World Economic Forum’s Davos Agenda Summit was held virtually on the dates initially set for an annual physical meet. These are some of the highlights from PM Modi’s address at the World Economic Forum:

  • India is dealing with the third wave of the pandemic, as I speak to you today.
  • We also focused on reforms in the right direction. Global economic experts have praised India’s decisions, and I’m certain that we will fulfil the world’s aspirations from India.
  • India fighting another COVID-19 wave with full alertness and caution while maintaining economic growth.
  • India is now contributing a record number of software professionals to the world. India has the world’s third-highest number of Unicorns.
  • Today India is making policies, taking decisions regarding the present as well as the goals of the next 25 years.

Covid-Bulletin: India Registers 2,38,018 New Covid-19 Cases; Total Omicron Cases At 8,891

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has recorded 2,38,018 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 17,36,628. Meanwhile, India has registered 1,57,421 recoveries in the previous 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 3,53,94,882. The daily and weekly positivity rates currently stand at 14.43% and 14.92%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 70.54 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 158.04 crore covid-19 vaccine doses so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. India has recorded 8,891 Omicron cases, an increase of 8.31% since yesterday. 

Raid At Punjab CM’s Nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey’s Home In Connection To Mining Case

Ahead of the Punjab Assembly Elections, Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi’s nephew Bhupinder Singh Honey’s home was raided by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an illegal sand mining case. Officials mentioned that a money laundering case has been filed, and several people with political links are being questioned. Punjab will vote on 20th February, and the results will be declared on 10th March. 

Supreme Court To Hear Plea Seeking The Deregistration Of Political Parties Not Divulging Criminal Cases Of Candidates 

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a plea directing the Election Commission of India to deregister political parties that do not disclose details of criminal cases registered against their candidates. The plea was mentioned in front of the chief justice of India, NV Ramana. The plea also gives directions to ECI for taking steps to ensure that every political party should publish the details regarding the criminal cases against candidates and the reason for their selection on the official page of its website. In 2018 and 2020, the Supreme Court had passed judgements directing political parties to publish the entire criminal history of their candidates for assembly and Lok Sabha elections. 

Breaking: Dhanush And Aishwaryaa Announce Separation After 18 Years Of Marriage 

On Monday, actor Dhanush announced separation from his wife Aishwaryaa after 18 years of marriage. Taking to Twitter, the actor shared a note and wrote: “18 years of togetherness as friends, couple, as parents and well-wishers to each other. The journey has been of growth, understanding, adjusting and adapting…Today we stand at a place where our paths separate…Aishwaryaa and I have decided to part ways as a couple and take time to understand us as individuals for the better. Please respect our decision and give us the needed privacy to deal with this. Om Namashivayaa. Spread Love. D” The elder daughter of actor Rajinikanth, Aishwaryaa, also shared the news and wrote: “No caption needed…only your understanding n your love necessary!” Dhanush and Aishwaryaa got married in a South Indian ceremony on 18th November 2004 and have two sons together. 

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