Author: Editor's Desk, Tattva News

Tribal leader and four-time MLA Mohan Charan Majhi took oath as the first BJP chief minister of Odisha on Wednesday at a ceremony in Bhubaneswar attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several union ministers and chief ministers. Senior BJP leaders K.V. Singh Deo and Pravati Parida were sworn in as the deputy chief ministers. Governor Rabghubar Das administered the oath of secrecy and office to them at Janata Maidan. BJP chief JP Nadda, Union Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Bhupender Yadav, Dharmendra Pradhan, Jual Oram, Ashwini Vaishnaw were among those who attended the ceremony. Several chief ministers of BJP-ruled…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to travel to Italy on Thursday to attend the annual summit of G7 advanced economies on his first trip abroad after assuming office for the third straight term. Foreign Secretary, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, during a press briefing, however, hinted that the Prime Minister would not attend the upcoming Ukraine Peace Summit in Switzerland. Kwatra said that India will particpate at an “appropriate level”. “India will be participating at the Peace Summit which is to be held in Switzerland, at an appropriate level. That consideration is currently going on in the system. As and when…

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The first session of the 18th Lok Sabha will begin on June 24 for oath or affirmation of the newly elected members, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju said on Wednesday. The first three days of the session will see the newly elected leaders taking oath or making affirmation of their membership of the Lok Sabha and electing the Speaker of the House. The session will conclude on July 3. President Droupadi Murmu will address a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on June 27 and is likely to outline the new government’s roadmap for the next five…

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TDP supremo N Chandrababu Naidu took oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday in a grand ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Ministers Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari and J P Nadda. Naidu was cheered on by hundreds of his supporters at the venue near Gannavaram Airport in Kesarapalli on the outskirts of Vijayawada, as he took charge as the chief minister for the fourth time. After taking oath as Chief Minister Naidu shared a hug with PM Modi on stage hogging all the limelight. This is the second time after the bi-furcation in 2014,…

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TDP chief Nara Chandrababu Naidu has choosen most of new faces in his cabinet. Among 24 members in his cabinet as many as 17 are new faces. Most of senior party leaders were kept out of the cabinet. The list was announced on Tuesday night, hours before he took oath as Chief Minister. As expected, Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan will be the Deputy Chief Minister. Along with Naidu and Pawan Kalyan, 22 other ministers are taking oath on Wednesday. While the list of all 24 ministers including Pawan was released, one position in the cabinet was left vacant. Three…

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Four-time Keonjhar MLA Mohan Majhi has been selected as the Chief Minister of Odisha by the BJP. Two deputy CMs have also been picked — KV Singh Deo and Pravati Parida. Majhi, who started his career as a sarpanch from 1997-2000, was first elected to the state assembly from Keonjhar in 2000. He was re-elected in 2004 and again in 2019. In the recent polls, he retained the seat by defeating BJD’s Mina Majhi by 11,577 votes. In the previous assembly, Majhi was the opposition chief whip, who took on the BJD government on many crucial issues. The announcement comes a week after…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday (June 11) requested people across India to now remove ‘Modi Ka Parivar’ (Modi’s family) from their social media handles, stating the election win of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has effectively conveyed the message it was meant to. Several BJP leaders and and his supporters in March this year had added ‘Modi ka Parivar’ in their social media bio in solidarity with PM Modi after RJD chief Lalu Yadav’s barb at him for having no family of his own. The Prime Mminister had retorted that the people of India are his family. In an…

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India’s mutual fund assets surged to US$ 701.71 billion (Rs. 58.6 trillion) in May, approaching an unprecedented addition of US$ 119.75 billion (Rs. 10 trillion) in under a year, marking the fastest rise on record. While the mutual fund industry took five decades to accumulate its first US$ 119.75 billion (Rs. 10 trillion) in assets since its inception in 1964, it has added the last US$ 107.77 billion (Rs. 9 trillion) in under six months. Inflows into equity mutual funds increased by 83% MoM to US$ 4.19 billion (Rs. 34,967 crore) in May, with investors continuing to favour small- and…

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* World Day Against Child Labour 2024 On the World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June, the International Trade Unions Confederation (ITUC) demands urgent action to end child labour in line with global commitments and goals. ITUC General Secretary Luc Triangle said: “The world has made a promise to children to end child labour by 2025 as stated in SDG Target 8.7. But there are still 160m children working today. Governments must scale up their efforts to tackle poverty and social injustice, and propose urgent rights-based action as set out in the Durban Call to Action. They can learn a…

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi held the first meeting of his new Cabinet on Monday evening. In the meeting, it was decided the central government will provide assistance to 3 crore additional rural and urban households for the construction of houses, under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY. The decison has been taken in order to to meet the housing requirements arising out of the increase in the number of eligible families. “It has been decided in the Cabinet meeting today to provide assistance to three crore additional rural and urban households for the construction of houses to meet the housing requirements…

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