Sharad Pawar meets with Prime Minister Modi
Daily NEWS Summary | 17-07-2021: The leader of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Sharad Pawar, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter’s residence in a meeting that lasted more than 40 minutes. We learn that Pawar has expressed his concern to the new Ministry of Cooperation headed by Amit Shah, reminding the Prime Minister that the cooperative bank is a state issue. We know that Pawar also raised several issues related to farmers.
Earlier this week, the Rajya Sabha member tried to draw attention to the formation of the new Ministry of Cooperation on the eve of Prime Minister Modi’s mega cabinet shakeup. Pawar had said that the laws for the cooperation sector had been drawn up within the Maharashtra assembly and that the center had no right to interfere with the legislation drawn up by the state.
Earlier today, the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted “Rajya Sabha MP Shri Sharad Pawar met Prime Minister Narendra Modi” on Twitter with a photo from the meeting of the two leaders.
The meeting with Prime Minister Modi two days before the monsoon session of Parliament is gaining momentum amid reports of tensions in the Shiv Sena-led alliance in Maharashtra, of which the Pawar NCP is a part.
Pawar, who was instrumental in building an opposition ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, also said that no decision has been made regarding the 2024 elections. “The political situation continues to change,” he added .
Pawar was part of a meeting held on Friday by the newly appointed head of Rajya Sabha and Union Minister Piyush Goyal, ahead of the parliament session. Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congressional Top Leader Anand Sharma attended the meeting.
First case of Covid in Tokyo
Daily NEWS Summary | 17-07-2021; Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics revealed the first case of Covid-19 in Games Village, raising concern in the city that is currently dealing with a surge in COVID cases. Six days before the opening ceremony, organizers said that an anonymous person had tested positive for the coronavirus at Games Village. “There was a person in the village. This was the first case in the village that was reported during the screening test,” Masa Takaya, spokesman for the Tokyo organizing committee, said during the meeting at a press conference.
The Japanese media had referred to the person as a foreign citizen. The Games are held despite a backlash. Japanese media reported that Seiko Hashimoto, the main organizer of the Tokyo 2020 Games, said: “We are doing everything we can to prevent any Covid outbreak. If we end up with an outbreak, we will make sure we have a plan to respond to it. ” The organizers of the Games, which have been postponed for a year due to the pandemic, hope it will be the first and last case of COVID.
Amid serious concerns about whether India will be able to immunize its population in time before the third wave, the number of reported coronavirus cases in India stood at 3,10 89,513 at the time of launch. Publication of this bulletin, with the death toll at 4,13,377.