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Rajya Sabha elections - 41 candidates from 11 states elected unopposed

  • Elections for the 57 vacant Rajya Sabha MP posts from 15 states across the country will be held on the 10th. The last day for withdrawal of candidates in this election was announced yesterday. 
  • Eleven candidates from Uttar Pradesh, six from Tamil Nadu, five from Bihar, four from Andhra Pradesh, three each from Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, two each from Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Telangana and Jharkhand had filed nominations from Uttarakhand.
  • Eleven of them have been declared uncontested as no one else has filed nominations against them.
  • Among them were P Chidambaram of the Congress, Rajiv Shukla, Sumitra Valmiki of the BJP, Kavita Patidar, former Congress leader Kapil Sibal, Misha Bharathi of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Jayant Chaudhary, who were elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha.
  • Elections were announced on the 10th for a total of 57 seats, including six vacant seats in Tamil Nadu. Accordingly, Girirajan, Kalyanasundaram and Rajeskumar were declared candidates on behalf of the DMK.
  • Former AIADMK ministers CV Shanmugam and Dharmar and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram filed nominations on behalf of the Congress. At the same time DMK, AIADMK. Returning officer Srinivasan announced that six candidates contesting on behalf of the Congress had been selected without contest
9 permanent judges of the High Court
  • Chandrasekaran, Sivagyanam, Ilangovan, Anandi, Kannammal, Sathikumar, Sukumara Group, Murali Shankar, Manjula and Tamil Selvi, who served as district judges in December 2020, have been appointed as additional judges in the Chennai High Court.
Appointment of 2 New Judges to the High Court - Approval by the President
  • In the first phase, N. Mala and S. Saundar have already been appointed and are serving as judges. President Ramnath Govind has appointed Sundarmohan and K. Kumareshbabu, who are currently working as lawyers, as the new additional judges of the Chennai High Court.
  • They will soon be sworn in by the Chief Justice. This brings the number of judges in the Chennai High Court to 58. The total number of judge posts is 75 while the number of vacancies is 17.
India won two silver medals in sniper shooting
  • The ISSF World Cup Sniper Championship is being held in Baku, Azerbaijan. In the women's 50m Rifle 3 position gold medal match, she played with Ricky Ibsen of Denmark in Anjummouth, India. He lost 12-16 to Anjum Mouth and won the silver medal.
  • In the men's 50m Rifle 3 position team event, the Indian team, which included Kusale, Deepak Kumar and Goldie Kurjar in the dream, lost 7-17 to Croatia to win the silver medal. In this series, the Indian team won one gold and 3 silver medals and moved up from 5th to 3rd place in the list.
People's Movement for the Cleanliness of the Cities - Launched by Chief Minister MK Stalin
  • Chief Minister MK Stalin has launched an intensive clean-up project called 'People's Movement for the Cleanliness of Cities' near the Gold Road flyover park in the Rayapuram zone of Chennai Corporation. It was followed by a pledge by the Chief Minister on the cleanliness of the cities, students, staff and the general public.
  • Following this, the Chief Minister started the work of planting saplings under the Golden Road flyover and setting up an urban forest to create a greener environment. At the same time as the Chief Minister started in Chennai, intensive clean-up operations were carried out in public places across Tamil Nadu.
P.F. Reduction of interest rate to 8.1 percent
  • A meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, which will determine the policy decisions of the provident fund, was held in Delhi last March. Of this, it has been decided to provide 8.1 per cent interest for the year 2021-2022.
  • The interest rate has been reduced to 0.4 per cent from 8.5 per cent in the previous year. In this context, the Federal Government has announced today that it has decided to provide 8.1 per cent interest for the year 2021-2022.
  • The lowest interest rate was in 1977-1978, when 8 percent interest was paid. For that, the lowest interest rate after 40 years is currently set. The decision will be forwarded to the Central Government and approved by the Union Ministry of Finance and interest will be added to the subscribers' account.
Name change of Turkey - UN approval
  • Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the Turkish government to change its name to Turkey in December last year. So the Turkish government demanded that the country change its name to the United Nations. 
  • The reason for this is that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey will be transformed into Turkey in recognition of its value in the world. While Turkey is awaiting approval, the United Nations has approved the renaming of Turkey as Turkey.
‘E-Sanjeevani’, a free telemedicine service of the Central Government, is integrated with the Ayushman Bharat Digital Movement of the National Health Authority
  • The National Health Commission has announced that it has successfully integrated the e-Sanjeevani project with the Ayushman Bharat Digital Movement.
  • This integration facilitates the current users of e-Sanjeevani, the telemedicine service of the Union Ministry of Health, to easily create and use the AYUSHMAN BHARAT Health Account, and to maintain follow-up recommendations for treatment and test details already obtained.
  • The e-Sanjeevani project also ensures the availability of medical advice and follow-up treatment as users are able to share their health documents with them.

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