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20.01.2020
THE HEADLINES:-
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with school students in his 'Pariksha Pe Charcha-2020 programme at 11 this morning.
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman says government will act as facilitator for all stakeholders in achieving the target of 5 trillion dollar economy.
  • India successfully test-fires 3,500 kilometer range nuclear capable missile that can be launched from a submarine.
  • More than 100 people killed in a missile and drone attack in Yemen.
  • And in Cricket, India beat Australia by 7 wickets in third and final ODI in Bengaluru; Clinch the series 2-1.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with a cross section of students, teachers and parents at "Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020” at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi at 11 this morning. This is the third edition of Prime Minister’s interaction programme with school students. He will answer questions and interact with students about how they can beat examination stress. Over two thousand students, parents and teachers will participate in the programme from all over the country.
In January last year, during the second edition of 'Pariksha Pe Charcha', the Prime Minister had asked students to treat examinations as opportunities.
हम एग्ज़ाम को, कसौटी को एक अवसर माने, यह अपर्च्यूनिटी है, अगर हम इसको अपर्च्यूनिटी मानेंगे तो आपको इसका आनंद आयेगा और जब चुनौती होती है तो एक ईश्वर ने हर व्यक्ति के अंदर एक एक्स्ट्रा ऑडनरी ताकत दी है। एक समय था अपर्च्यूनिटी आई आपकी ऊर्जा बाहर आई, आपके अंदर बहुत कुछ पड़ा है, आपने अवजर्व करना है, लेकिन उस सामर्थ को परखने के लिए आपका अपना कोई मैकेनिज्म नहीं है, तो ये एक्ज़ाम वो आपको अवसर देते हैं आपके अपने सामर्थ को परखने के लिए।   
Our correspondent also spoke to some students who will take part in Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020.
"I am Riya Mahendra Patil from Maharashtra JNV Amravati from class 10th. I am very happy to meet Mr Narendra Modi sir as I conducted and listen last two pariksha pe charcha sessions  he told each and every student that the exams are festivals. We not take any pressure or stress of it we very happy conduct that exams.
I am Krishika Aggarwal from class 10th akola Maharashtra. I am feeling very glad to meet the Prime Minister because it is a very great opportunity to meet him and its really really a great chance and I am really happy that I am here and when first this pariksha pe charcha session came, it was like  how can a Prime Minister be related to exams but then people participated enthusiastically.
I am Shivanand Dixit from SantVivekanand School, Etawa UP. My question is that how we can change point of view of the public or how can we stop the bifurcation between student which are good or which are average."
Our correspondent has filed this report:
"A lot of excitement and enthusiasm is being seen among the students, teachers and parents to participate in the unique event. They are also excited to receive valuable tips on how to deal with examination related stress from the Prime Minister. Mr Modi is keen to ensure that the students take exams in a relaxed atmosphere and do not come under stress, to ensure better results in the long run. To make this programme more student centric, for the first time, students will moderate the program. This year, four Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan schools students will compere the programme. These students were shortlisted from the EK BHARAT SHRESTHA BHARAT Parv debate competition organised last year. With Anand Kumar, Suparna Saikia, AIR News, Delhi."
The News Services Division of All India Radio in its weekly bilingual live phone-in programme “PUBLIC SPEAK” will bring you a discussion tonight on “Pariksha Pe Charcha 2020”. This can be heard on FM Gold Channel and additional frequencies from 9.30 PM. Listeners can ask questions to the experts sitting in our Studio on Toll Free Telephone No: 1800-115767. You can also ask questions on telephone number: 011: 2331-4444 and post queries on our Twitter handle @airnews s by #tag Askair.
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the government will act as a facilitator for all stakeholders in achieving the target of five trillion dollar economy. The minister said this while delivering the Nani Palkhivala Centenary lecture in Chennai last evening. She said the target of India becoming a five trillion-dollar economy is not an abstract thinking but a practical one. Ms Sitharaman said the Modi Government believes in transformative growth and not in incremental growth. The Finance Minister said the phenomenal rise in digital transactions in the country has inspired the whole world.
"The digitization of Indian economy and the rapidity with the which people have accepted digital payments, Indians today become a leader in this and there are today wherever the Prime Minister is having a bilateral meeting with any of the countries, there are countries which ask you. Major economies have also mentioned to the Prime Minister that we would like to learn from your digitization experience."

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A complaint has been registered against protestors in Shaheen Bagh area of Delhi for blocking the road while protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). According to Delhi Police, the complaint states that immense inconvenience has been caused to commuters as they have to take alternate routes due to the ongoing anti-CAA protest in Shaheen Bagh area. The complainant has requested the police to lodge an FIR and remove the blockade immediately.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has accused the opposition parties of spreading rumours about the Citizenship Amendment Act. He was speaking at a rally organised by the BJP in Gorakhpur yesterday. The Chief Minister said, the Act is not against any Indian citizen but is against those who entered the Indian territory illegally and are involved in anti-social and anti-national activities.
Mr. Adityanath said that it is the responsibility of every Indian citizen, especially the youth, to tell people the real facts about the CAA. He also urged the BJP’s cadre to go door-to-door and inform the citizens about the facts regarding the amended Act.

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India has successfully test-fired a 3,500 kilometre range nuclear capable missile that can be launched from a submarine. The test of the K-4 ballistic missile was conducted off the Vizag coast in Andhra Pradesh yesterday. With this test, India has moved one more step towards the induction of this ballistic missile on the INS Arihant class of nuclear submarines. The missile was developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The three-metre-tall missile carries a nuclear warhead of over one tonne. Only the US, Russia and China have submarine-launched ballistic missiles of 3,500-kilometre range. The submarine-launched ballistic missile is the most important part of the air, land and sea nuclear triad and is at the front of India’s second-strike capability.

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The Delhi High Court will hear today the Enforcement Directorate's plea to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to Robert Vadra and his close aide Manoj Arora in an alleged money-laundering case. The trial court had, on April 1, granted anticipatory bail to Vadra and Arora. The case relates to alleged money laundering in the purchase of a London-based property worth 1.9 million pounds.

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The nominations for the election to the post of BJP National President will be filed today. The polling, if required, will take place the next day. Senior BJP leader and Incharge of the party organizational election process, Radha Mohan Singh announced the schedule for the election of the party Chief. BJP Working President JP Nadda is likely to be elected unopposed for the top party post.

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Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said, the promotion and protection of ancient Indian languages is very important as they offer a window to our ancient civilization values, knowledge and wisdom. He made the remarks during his visit to the Central Institute of Classical Tamil and the International Institute of Tamil Studies in Chennai yesterday. He called for a national movement for promotion of mother tongue.

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The Uttar Pradesh government has come up with a unique scheme for the welfare of the Divyang citizens of the State. It will provide stalls to divyangs for opening of shops at the prime locations. UP Transport Minister Ashok Katariya said the government will allot stalls to divyangs at 100 bus stops with the help of an NGO run by IIT alumni so that they can become independent and live with dignity.
"उत्तर प्रदेश परिवहन निगम के द्वारा एक दिव्यांग स्टॉल नाम  से उत्तर प्रदेश के लगभग 100 बस स्टैंड पर दिव्यांग स्टॉल  खोलने की प्रक्रिया आरंभ किए हैं।और इसमें दिव्यंगजनो को आर्थिक रूप से सुदृढ़ करने के लिए हम उन्हें एक स्टॉल बना  करके देंगे।"

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More than 100 people were killed and dozens wounded in a missile and drone attack in central Yemen. The Houthis attacked a mosque in a military camp in the central province of Marib during evening prayers. An army spokesman said that the dead included soldiers and civilians and that the Houthis would face a ruthless retaliation to the strike. The Houthis did not make any immediate claim of responsibility.

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India beat Australia by 7 wickets in the third and final ODI cricket in Bengaluru last night and clinched the series 2-1. Opting to bat first, Australia posted a competitive total of 286 for nine in the stipulated 50 overs.
In reply, India scored 289 for 3 in 47.3 overs. Skipper Virat Kohli scored 89. He was adjudged the Man of the series. Mohammed Shami claimed four wickets while Ravindra Jadeja scalped 2. 

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In the 3rd khelo India youth games, football and basketball finals will be played in Guwahati today. Maharashtra continue to dominate the tally with 193 medals including 60 gold followed by Haryana with 45 gold medals. A report:-
"India’s best backstroke swimmer Srihari Nataraj opened up for Karnataka to win the 4x100m Relay. This dramatic wivn saw them finish the day with nine gold. Delhi’s swimmers enjoyed a good day, winning three gold to help team consolidate their position in the third place with 30 gold. Delhi's anurag Singh also won a gold. He said:
"I am Anurag Singh from Delhi. I started swimming just because for fun. Then I started like professional like 4-5 years ago under the training of my dad only. He is a coach at New Delhi Talkatora stadium."
Haryana managed three gold through their wrestlers. Uttar Pradesh Bharti won gold in freestyle event. Tamil Nadu’s girls under-17 weightlifters claimed two gold. These medals saw Tamil Nadu rise to the sixth place with 13 gold. With  Manas Pratim, Shashank kumar, Guwahati".

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NEWSPAPERS HEADLINE:

  • "Duty free shops may become less of a draw for air travellers" writes the Hindu Business Line, imposing curbs on duty free sale of alcohol, tobacco, products.
  • The Asian Age cites, "CDS will have broader horizon" with the new Chief of Defence Staff covering border intelligence as well. 
  • Seeking report from government for not informing him on anti CAA petition, the Pioneer quotes the Kerala governor, "I'm not mute spectator".
  • "Centre for tougher law against sexual harassment at work" states the Hindu.
  • The Economic Times writes, "Government may include off-Budget spending for a clearer picture", which includes government liabilities also.
  • For the first time to test voter identification, The Indian Express says, "Telangana to try out facial recognition in civic polls".
  • "Super-100 crosses first milestone" writes the Tribune, adding 34 students out of 48 score above 90 percentile in JEE Main.
  • And finally, A Pioneer headline states, "India takes big leap in Gamma Ray study" about the Gamma Ray telescope all set to function from 2020 year end, finding its place in the elite scientific  community.

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