Daily NEWS Summary | 27-07-2021; Basavaraj Bommai, 61, was elected Karnataka’s next chief minister. The name was declared after the BJP Legislative Party meeting in Bengaluru on the evening of July 27. He is expected to be sworn in as the 20th chief minister of Karnataka on July 28.
- In an election that showed enthusiasm for protecting Lingayat’s electoral base rather than experimenting, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) elected the 61-year-old MP and Minister of State for the Interior, of Law and Parliamentary Affairs to succeed him. Yediyurappa, who resigned on July 26.
- Mr Bommai’s name was proposed by outgoing Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa and supported by former Senior Deputy Minister Govind Karjol. The name was announced by central observer Dharmendra Pradhan at a well-attended press conference in Bangalore.
Childhood vaccination should start from August
Daily NEWS Summary | 27-07-2021; Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said at a meeting of the BJP parliamentary party on Tuesday that the government could start vaccinating children against Covid-19 from August.
Mandaviya also said India is on its way to becoming the world’s largest vaccine producer as his ministry streamlines more licensing for Indian companies. He briefly touched on the government’s efforts to fight Covid-19 and increase vaccination.
His statements are in line with the government’s statement to the Delhi High Court in early July that vaccines for adolescents between the ages of 12 and 18 would be available as soon as trials were in various stages and a new one was drafted. regulate the vaccination program. early.
Daily NEWS Summary | 27-07-2021 ; A united opposition against the BJP ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections is a fact, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said minutes after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday. He also called for a forensic investigation into the Pegasus cyberattack.
Banerjee is in New Delhi for his first visit in two years after winning the West Bengal Assembly elections for the third time. During her five-day visit, she will meet with a large number of opposition leaders. Encouraged by her victory, especially in the face of a resurgence of the BJP, Banerjee’s meetings with opposition parties are seen as a sure sign that the TMC wants to play a bigger role in national politics.
On Pegasus, she urged the BJP government to call an all-party meeting to clarify the role of its role on the whole issue.
She will meet with Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday. Banerjee also said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Samajwadi party leader Akhilesh Yadav would meet with her in the coming days.
The only significant omission from the list of opposition leaders is NCP patriarch Sharad Pawar. She also requested a meeting with President Ramnath Kovind, but Banerjee complained that the protocol could get in the way. She said that although she received both doses of the vaccine, she might also need an RT-PCR test for the visit, which can be difficult. She also met with Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Anand Sharma and Abhishek Singhvi.
Parliamentary deliberations: Relentless opposition to Pegasus, repeal of agricultural laws
Daily NEWS Summary | 27-07-2021; Both houses of parliament saw several postponements on Tuesday, the Lok Sabha to 10, before being postponed for a day as the opposition continued its anti-government protests over the Pegasus issue and the three controversial farm laws.
The Rajya Sabha, like the Lok Sabha on Monday, succeeded in passing the Marine Aids to Navigation Bill, 2021 with a voice vote amid slogans and protests from the opposition. The Lok Sabha passed the Factoring Regulation Bill 2020 and the National Institutes of Food Technology and Management Bill 2021 on Monday.
Will not give up an inch of the land of Assam: Himanta Biswa Sarma
Daily NEWS Summary | 27-07-2021 ; Assam will comply with any law enacted by Parliament that requires it to cede its land to another state, but until then will not allow an inch to be encroached, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told amid border tensions with Mizoram,
- Sarma’s comments came a day after six Assamese, including five police officers and a civilian, were killed and more than 50 injured in border clashes with the Mizoram.
- He also said that Assam would move the Supreme Court to seek protection of the inner forest reserve from destruction and invasion and would deploy three commando battalions in the Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts bordering Mizoram to reinforce security.
- He also visited Silchar Hospital and Medical College and encountered police officers injured in the attack. Assam declared a three-day state mourning after the incident.
- Assam, he said, will behave responsibly in all circumstances, and even under provocation, it will not retaliate against civilians.
- The Chief minister said that satellite images showed that roads are being built and forests are being cut down for the cultivation of jhum, which cannot be allowed.
- The cultivation of jhum is an agricultural activity in which agricultural land is cleared of trees and other plants and then burned. The practice is followed in most of the northeastern states.
- The dispute does not relate to land but to the encroachment of classified forests. We have no settlements in the forest areas and, if Mizoram can provide evidence, we will immediately proceed with the eviction, he said.
Covid updates: The number of reported coronavirus cases in India stood at 3,146,041 at the time of this bulletin, with the death toll at 4,21,619.