Your Daily Wrap, June 20: Trains cancelled over Agnipath protests; Rahul Gandhi appears before ED; and more

◾ As protests against the center’s ‘Agnipath’ scheme to recruit soldiers into the armed forces spread across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said many decisions may seem unfair at first, but help build the nation later. Many decisions seem unfair nowadays. In time, these decisions will help build the nation.” Prime Minister Modi said Today while addressing an event in Bengaluru. However, he did not directly refer to Agnipath’s scheme during his speech.

The Prime Minister’s statements came on the day when several organizations called for ‘panda spicesSecurity has been tightened across the country and traffic jams have been reported in various parts of Delhi amid increased security checks by police. More than 530 trains have also been canceled in the wake of the protests. As the uproar continues, says Arun Prakash, Chief of Staff Retired Navy, in this article the Turbulence refers to two greater absences: India does not have a national security doctrine. The armed forces remained outside the scope of reform.

◾ Congress Leader Like Rahul Gandhi in front of the Execution Department The (ED) office today is the fourth day of questioning in the National Herald case. Gandhi spent about 35 hours in the emergency office during the last three rounds of interrogation. The fourth day of interrogation was postponed from June 17 to Monday after Gandhi asked the agency to postpone it because he wanted to be with his mother and Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who was in hospital for post-Covid issues. Sonia has been discharged from the hospital this evening. She is scheduled to be questioned by the emergency director on June 23.

Presidential elections are scheduled for July 18, but the opposition parties have not yet finalized their “consensual candidate”. On Monday, the former Governor of West Bengal Gopalkrishna Gandhi became the third person to fall back Opposition parties asked to run for the presidency. Earlier, NCP Chairman Sharad Pawar and NCP Chairman Farooq Abdullah rejected the offer. The opposition parties will meet tomorrow in the second round of discussions to finalize the name.

◾ Every year, June 21 is celebrated with the name world yoga day. Although yoga has long been recognized as India’s gift to a global wellness culture, the official recognition from the United Nations followed a push by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014. The theme for this year’s Yoga Day celebrations is “Yoga for Humanity”. After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead a mass yoga event on the grounds of Mysuru Palace in Karnataka. Follow our live coverage over here.

political pulse

◾ Even as the war of words escalates between Congress and the rebel MLA, Kuldeep Bishnoi, the latter is waiting for his time, keeping his ties to the party for all official purposes. Angry at Bishnoi’s defiance of party orders during recent Rajya Sabha polls, contributing to her great embarrassment, Congress removed him from all positions, including on the Congressional Action Committee. Since then, Bishnoi has struck hard against rivals within the party, and the latter responded in kind. Varinder Bhatia Reports.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s two-day tour of Karnataka starting on Monday is the first since the BJP made a change of guard in the state last July by replacing veteran leader B.S. The two-day tour is seen as a sign that the BJP is pushing its development agenda to the fore of public attention in the run-up to the 2023 General Assembly elections, implementing a strategy that has worked well in Uttar Pradesh. Read Johnson TA’s Report.

frank clear

A study conducted by the Reserve Bank of India spoke of the possibility of capital outflows of up to $100 billion (about Rs 7,80,000 crore) from India in the event of a major global risk scenario or “black swan” event. So what is a “black swan” event, how did the term originate, and when did such events occur in the past? Read over here.

◾ From July 1, single-use plastics will be banned in India. The ban covers the manufacture, import, storage, distribution, sale and use of single-use plastics. The Central Pollution Commission recently released a list of measures to enforce the ban. What is single-use plastic, why is it banned, and what items are covered by the ban? Indian Express explain.

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