Today’s Top 10 News: DNP News brings to you top 10 breaking stories of the day to keep you abreast of all the latest developments from India and around the world.
1. PM Modi: Op Dost team working day and night to aid earthquake-devastated Turkey
As part of “Operation Dost,” Indian personnel are working day and night, according to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to aid with the relief and search-and-rescue efforts in earthquake-stricken Turkey. PM Modi Tweeted, “They will keep giving their best to ensure maximum lives and property are saved. In this critical time, India stands firmly with the people of Turkiye,”
2. IAF Chief V.R. Chaudhari: In any future confrontation, air power will be crucial to the outcome
On February 10, Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari stated that in the future, air power will be crucial in determining the result of any battle and emphasised the importance of maintaining a high state of preparedness. The Indian Air Force (IAF) chief informed commanders of the current security scenario and the expected tasks of the force during his speech at the Commanders’ Conference of South Western Air Command (SWAC) at the Jaisalmer Air Force Station, according to a release.
3. Nirmala Sitharaman: Budget will leave higher disposable incomes in the hands of people
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday that the union Budget “astutely balances” the need for development imperatives within the bounds of fiscal responsibility. She added that the new tax regime, which offers a rebate on annual income of up to Rs 7 lakh, will leave more disposable income in people’s hands. During her response to the Budget 2023 debate in the Lok Sabha, Sitharaman praised the government’s economic measures and argued that despite the global economic slowdown, India still has the fastest-growing major economy. She noted that because capex has a significant multiplier effect, the government chose this strategy to boost the economy.
4. India rises to number 55 on the world aviation safety list
India has moved up to position 55 from position 112 in the assessment of the world’s capacity to oversee aviation safety. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) reports that India’s safety oversight capability ranking has increased from 112 to 55 as a result of the final assessment. The DGCA was evaluated by the ICAO last month to ensure that crucial safety components were being implemented effectively (EI). Under this programme, the ICAO conducts audits of each contracting state. It added, “It should be noted that this rating is dynamic and dependent upon the results of numerous Audits conducted by ICAO.
5. Pak and IMF have intensive discussions but unable to come to an agreement on the bailout package
Cash-strapped Pakistan and the IMF were unable to agree at the staff level on a crucial $1.1 billion bailout plan intended to save the nation from falling bankrupt. The Washington-based global lender said that after 10 days of talks, the two sides’ conversations remained open and would very certainly continue in the days to come.
According to official data issued on Friday, India’s industrial production growth decreased to 4.3% in December from 7.3% in November 2022, primarily because of the manufacturing sector’s muted performance. The growth in factory output as assessed by the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) in December 2021, however, was just 1%, indicating improvement on an annual basis.As per National Statistical Office’s (NSO) release of IIP data, the manufacturing sector’s output increased by 2.6% in December 2022 compared to 0.6% a year earlier. In the month of November 2022 before that, the growth was 6.4%.
8. India’s Forex reserves drop by USD 1.494 billion to reach USD 575.267 billion
According to RBI statistics released on Friday, India’s foreign exchange reserves decreased by USD 1.494 billion to USD 575.267 billion as of February 3, breaking a three-week upward trend.The total reserves increased by USD 3.03 billion to USD 576.76 billion during the previous reporting week. The nation’s foreign exchange reserves hit an all-time high of USD 645 billion in October 2021. The reserves have been dropping as the central bank uses its funds to defend the rupee against pressures mostly brought on by international events.
9. Is KL Rahul lucky That Shubman Gill Is Not Playing In The XI? India’s batting Coach answers
After the second day of play in the ongoing first Test match between India and Australia in Nagpur, batsman Vikram Rathour went on the defensive when the issue of KL Rahul’s form came up. Before being dismissed by Todd Murphy in the last over of the opening day, the India opener had scored 20 runs from 70 balls. The gifted batter’s most recent Test half-century came against South Africa in Johannesburg in January 2022. In December 2021, he scored his last Test century against the same opposition. He struggled to get a significant knock because of his poor start.
10. On Valentine’s Day, India will rerelease “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.”
With the re-release of Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, the Aditya Chopra movie that launched Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol to stardom, fans throughout India now have the opportunity to witness Raj and Simran on the big screen once more. The 1995 romance smash, which continues to be seen at Mumbai’s Maratha Mandir theatre, is the longest-running film in Indian cinema history. Yash Raj Films announced on Thursday that the movie will get a significant re-release on Valentine’s Day in important Indian cities.