MT Swarna Krishna’s all-female crew make history
Daily NEWS Summary || 07-03-2021; In an attempt to recognize women’s efforts to shatter stereotypes of the old male-dominated maritime industry, the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) selected a female crew aboard the vessel MT Swarna Krishna.
- It is the first time in global maritime history that all female officers have sailed on a ship.
- This contribution of the Marines who acted as India’s ambassadors to the global maritime community and made the nation proud.
Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP in Calcutta
Daily NEWS Summary || 07-03-2021; Veteran actor Mithun Chakraborty, joined the BJP on Sunday at the Brigade Parade Ground in Calcutta, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally.
- Mr. Chakraborty was welcomed into the fold by BJP National Secretary General Kailash Vijayvargiya and State Party Head Dilip Ghosh, among others.
- RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat met the actor at his Mumbai residence last month, prompting speculation he might join the BJP.
- Chakraborty, a former Rajya Sabha member of the TMC, had resigned from the upper house in 2016 after his name was mentioned in the Saradha Ponzi scam.
Prime Minister Modi vows to usher in “real change” in West Bengal
Daily NEWS Summary || 07-03-2021; Prime Minister Modi led the campaign the weekend before the upcoming assembly elections in four states, vowing to usher in “Asol Paribortan (real change)” by bringing development to West Bengal.
- Mr. Modi was speaking at a public demonstration on the brigade parade ground addressed to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said it was not the same “Didi” who removed the Left Front from power.
- Describing the public rally as one of the biggest, Mr Modi has spoken an hour-long speech.
- Mr Modi said that the BJP government in Bengal would be inspired by the mantra of “Asol Paribortan” which would mean a situation where there are jobs for young people and there is no migration for young people and industries can thrive and have the infrastructure of the 21st century.
- The Prime Minister added that Kolkata is called the city of joy and that there is no reason why Kolkata should not be the city of the future.
Amit Shah talks about NDA’s ‘coalition government’ in Tamil Nadu
Daily NEWS Summary || 07-03-2021; Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah was in Tamil Nadu to launch his party’s campaign on April 6 in Kanyakumari and expressed confidence that the party would not only win Kanyakumari, but that the NDA in Tamil Nadu would also be victorious in coming elections.
- The party sent the former Union Minister Pon. Radhakrishnan for bypassing Lok Sabha, necessary due to the death of Congressman H. Vasantha Kumar last year due to COVID-19.
India, China Should Create “Conducive Conditions” To Resolve Border Dispute, Says Wang Yi
Daily NEWS Summary || 07-03-2021; Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday that India and China must create conditions conducive to the settlement of the border dispute, while reaffirming China’s view that the successes and failures of the last year were clear.
- Further Wang reiterated the statement he made during an appeal on February 25 with Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar that India had conveyed a different message.
- He emphasized that without a total disengagement from LAC, then a de-escalation, restore normalcy in relationships would not be possible.
IPL 2021 season kicks off in Chennai on April 9
Daily NEWS Summary || 07-03-2021; The 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) will run from April 9 to May 30 at six venues with no team being able to play at home.
- Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, Mumbai has been named as one of the host cities and the tournament will take place behind closed doors at least in the initial phase of the tournament.
- The other sites are Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, and Kolkata. The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad will host the final on May 30, as well as the play-offs.
- The reigning champions Mumbai Indians will face the Royal Challengers Bangalore when the tournament opens in Chennai on April 9.
- Each team must play in four venues during the league phase.
- Of the 56 league matches, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore will host 10 matches each, while Ahmedabad and Delhi will host eight each.
- There will be a total of 11 doubles where six teams will play three afternoon games and two teams will play two afternoon games.
- The afternoon games are scheduled to begin at 3:30 pm while the afternoon games will begin at 7:30 pm.
Covid updates: The number of reported coronavirus cases in India is 1,12,24,520 at the time of this bulletin, with a death toll of 1,59,212.
Daily NEWS Summary || 07-03-2021; Urging people to buy affordable medicines in Janaushadhi Kendras, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 7500 Janaushadhi Kendra at NEIGRIHMS, Shillong on Sunday via video conference.