The Hindu Morning Digest: June 28, 2024

The Hindu Morning Digest: June 28, 2024

India captain Rohit Sharma and spinner Kuldeep Yadav celebrate taking a wicket during the semi-final match against England in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 at Providence Stadium in Guyana on June 28, 2024.

India captain Rohit Sharma and spinner Kuldeep Yadav celebrate taking a wicket during the semi-final match against England in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 at Providence Stadium in Guyana on June 28, 2024. Photo Credit: ANI

Bharat Bloc plans to move adjournment motion in both Houses of Parliament on NEET issue

Opposition parties belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will move adjournment motions in both Houses of Parliament on June 28 over the issue of alleged irregularities in the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test (NEET) and question paper leaks in other public exams.

Rohit Sharma and spinners take India to the T20 World Cup final for the third time

A stellar performance from skipper Rohit Sharma along with superb batting from Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav helped India forget the 2022 fears and beat defending champions England by 68 runs to enter the final of the T20 World Cup in Georgetown on June 27.

Students demonstrated at Jantar Mantar, demanding dissolution of NTA

On Thursday, while the President spoke on the NEET issue in Parliament, a few kilometres away at Jantar Mantar, students and youth leaders continued to protest, demanding the dissolution of the controversial National Testing Agency (NTA) and the resignation of Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. At the same time, members of the Congress-affiliated NSUI marched to the NTA and demanded its closure, while also attempting to lock the office from outside.

CBI arrests two people in Patna in NEET paper leak case

In its first arrest from Patna in the NEET-UG paper leak case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday detained Manish Prakash and Ashutosh Kumar. According to the agency, the accused played a key role in arranging to rent the Learn Boys Hostel and Play School in Khemnichak area of ​​Patna, where the leaked question papers were allegedly distributed to 20 to 25 candidates who gathered there on the eve of the exam so that they could memorise the answers overnight.

Petition in Supreme Court to stay implementation of new criminal laws

On June 27, a petition was filed in the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the implementation and operation of three new criminal laws, the Indian Justice Code 2023, the Indian Civil Protection Code 2023, and the Indian Evidence Act 2023, which are set to come into force from July 1.

Manipur BJP chief meets Amit Shah for 'permanent solution' to conflict in state

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief in Manipur on Thursday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi and urged for “urgent attention to bring a lasting solution and peace in the state”. A. Sarada Devi met Mr Shah for “comprehensive discussions on the prevailing situation in Manipur”. Her three-year term as party president ended on Thursday.

President Murmu raised the issue of NEET and Emergency while addressing the Parliament, said that the government is fully committed to investigate the 'paper leak'

In her first address to Parliament after the Lok Sabha election results were announced, President Draupadi Murmu asked lawmakers to rise above “partisan politics” over the controversy over “paper leaks” in exams for medical college admissions and government recruitment. She said the central government was “fully committed” to investigating these issues and punishing the guilty.

AAP MP's suspension revoked, six new members take oath in Rajya Sabha

Six newly-elected MPs from Bihar, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh took oath as members of the Rajya Sabha on June 27. The Upper House met for the first time after the formation of the 18th Lok Sabha on Thursday and it was the first day of the 264th session of the Rajya Sabha.

Pro-Israel posters pasted outside Owaisi's house in Delhi, black ink thrown

On Thursday evening, a group of five men pasted posters outside AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi's residence in New Delhi, demanding his suspension from the Lok Sabha, officials said. According to a police officer, four-five men reached Mr Owaisi's residence at 34 Ashoka Road in central Delhi and pasted three posters on the entrance and wall of the house at around 9 pm.

17 people arrested in Bolivia for attempted coup, government says

Bolivia's government announced on Thursday that a total of 17 people had been arrested for alleged involvement in an attempted coup a day earlier in the economically troubled country.

A train travelling from Prague to Budapest collides with a bus in Slovakia, killing 5 people and injuring 5.

At least five people were killed and five injured on Thursday when a train travelling from the Czech Republic capital Prague to the Hungarian capital Budapest collided with a bus in southern Slovakia, officials said.

RBI unveils revised currency swap arrangement for SAARC countries

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on June 27 said it has decided, with the concurrence of the Government of India, to put in place a revised framework on currency swap arrangement for SAARC countries for the period 2024 to 2027. Under this framework, the Reserve Bank will enter into bilateral swap agreements with SAARC central banks that wish to avail the swap facility.

UltraTech Cement acquires 23% stake in India Cements

Aditya Birla Group's UltraTech Cement Ltd has announced that it is making a non-controlling financial investment to buy a 23% equity stake in India Cements Ltd (ICL). Block deal data showed that UltraTech initially bought 6.02 crore ICL shares or a 19.4% stake. Earlier in the day, UltraTech's board approved the purchase of 7.06 crore equity shares of ICL at a price of ₹267 per share.

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