Daily News Analysis: 29 Oct 2019

BREXIT Deadline Extended Up to 31st January 2020
The 27 countries European Nations which will remain once the BREXIT Deal is finalized, has agreed to accept the UK’s request for a BREXIT extension until 31st January 2020. Just days before the UK is formally due to leave the European Union (EU) on 31st October, BREXIT is hanging in balance as the British politicians are no closer to reaching a consensus on how, when or even if the deal should take place.

SOURCE: Livemint

Indian Govt. Allows EU MPs to Visit Srinagar
Almost three months post the decision to revoke Article 370; the Union Government has allowed a delegation comprising 27 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from Italy, Britain, France, Germany, Czech Republic and Poland to travel to Srinagar and to see the situation over there. This is the first time the government has allowed such a visit to the Kashmir Valley since August 5, when hundreds of leaders were taken into custody and communication lines cut down.

SOURCE: The Hindu

Second Round of Smart Cities May Roll Out In 2020
The second round of the Centre’s flagship urban development scheme – the Smart Cities Mission and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) were being considered and could be rolled out in 2020 as stated by the Union Minister of State Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri. The first round of the Mission that had covered 100 cities all over the country is expected to be 50% complete by this December.

SOURCE: The Hindu

Following Manipur, Arunachal Keen to Be Kept Out Of Naga Peace Deal
Arunachal Pradesh has echoed Manipur in demanding to be kept out of any territorial changes that might be incorporated in the settlement of the Naga Political Problem. The Central Govt. has been discussing with the Isak-Muviah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN – IM) as well as a rival conglomerate named Naga National Political Groups, for the final solution on the Naga Peace Accord by October 31, a deadline set by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

SOURCE: The Hindu

Civil Service Probationers Train at Statue Of Unity
The Centre’s first ever common foundation course ‘Aarambh’ for 2019 batch probationer civil servants has begun at the Statue of Unity in Kevadia, Gujarat where around 500 newly recruited bureaucrats are undergoing a 6-day training programme. The Probationers were addressed the World Bank President David Malpass on the first day on topic of “capacity building for civil servants”. The training programme will conclude on 31st October i.e. on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel, with a program to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah.

SOURCE:  The Hindu



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