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26 October News Headlines
An NCERT panel suggests renaming school textbooks from “India” to “Bharat.”
The NCERT panel recommends replacing “India” with “Bharat” in all school textbooks, though it’s currently a pending proposal. The NCERT director clarified they haven’t accepted it yet, but the panel submitted its report months ago.
This change has stirred controversy, especially after an invitation for an Asian program referred to PM Modi as the “Prime Minister of Bharat.” The debate heightened when the Rashtrapati Bhavan invited guests to a G20 dinner, addressing him as the “President of Bharat.” Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar noted that the Constitution implicitly mentions “Bharat.”
Will regard it with the disdain it deserves: India on Pakistan’s reference to Kashmir
India made it clear during the Security Council meeting on the Israel-Gaza conflict that Pakistan would be regarded with contempt and would not be accorded a dignified answer if it brought up the issue of Kashmir. This position was emphasized by India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador R. Ravindra.
Additionally, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stressed that all acts of terrorism are categorically unlawful and improper, regardless of who is carrying them out—Lashkar-e-Taiba, Hamas, Boko Haram, or ISIS, among others. He emphasized that it is the responsibility of the Security Council to denounce countries that sponsor these terrorist groups. Blinken’s remarks appeared to make reference to the Lashkar-e-Taiba terror attacks in Mumbai on November 26, 2001, which were planned from Pakistan.
India has started providing some kinds of visas to Canada.
Following a month-long suspension due to tensions with a North American country, India has resumed providing visa services to certain categories of Canadian nationals. With effect from October 26, 2023, the Indian High Commission in Canada declared that the Entry Visa, Business Visa, Medical Visa, and Conference Visa categories will all be available again.
The statement placed emphasis on the ongoing use of high commissioners and diplomatic missions to handle emergency circumstances. This suspension came after tense diplomatic ties that had been caused by growing accusations of Indian participation in the murder of Khalistani militant Hardeep Singh Nijjar. In case the safety of Indian diplomats in Canada improves, India’s External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar, said that visa services can resume “very soon” for Canadians.
Inauguration of Ram Temple On Jan 22, PM Modi Says “Feel Very Blessed”
On January 22, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the historic opening of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. He conveyed his appreciation for being a part of this historic day, highlighting its deep emotional significance. More than 25,000 Hindu religious leaders from different traditions are anticipated to attend the event. (Inauguration of Ram Temple)
The Supreme Court’s ruling in November 2019 cleared the path for the temple’s construction. Under the direction of the Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirth Kshetra trust, the temple is being worked on, and the idol of Lord Ram will soon be put in the sanctum sanctorum. While Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, ordered Ayodhya’s urban development and beautification ahead of the inauguration, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat promoted temple festivals around the country to celebrate. This Ram Temple is also known by the name of “Ram Mandir”. This is one of the 26 October News Headlines about Inauguration of Ram Temple from icurrentnews.com.
A petrol bomb was thrown outside Chennai’s Raj Bhavan.
The circumstances surrounding a recent incident in which a petrol bomb was hurled at the Governor’s home are still under investigation. The culprit was quickly caught, and initial investigations are being conducted to find out why. Police emphasized that just one petrol bomb was used and that its impact was minimal, despite the original reports of two explosives. The involved person has a history of criminal offenses. Law and order concerns were raised by Tamil Nadu BJP leader K. Annamalai, who also brought up the fact that the individual in issue was connected to an earlier attack on the @BJP4TamilNadu headquarters, raising worries about possible government participation in such instances.
Iceland’s prime minister is one of the hundreds of women on strike for gender equality.
In an effort to raise awareness of the sluggish progress being made toward obtaining equal treatment both locally and internationally, thousands of Icelandic women organized a 24-hour strike in protest of gender inequity. The walkout, which involved the prime minister, led to the closure of schools and libraries and directed medical attention to emergencies. The protest focused on unpaid gendered labor, especially child care, violence against women, and the gender wage gap. 26 October News Headlines
It exposed underlying gender discrepancies even in Iceland, a country known for its gender equality. The organizers of the strike stressed the importance of acting quickly to resolve these problems.
Do ₹1000 notes will we back soon?
India demonetized its two main currencies on November 8, 2016. There have been reports that the INR 1000 notes (₹1000 notes) may be returned, however the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has said that this is not the case. In addition, the INR 2000 note was removed seven years after demonetizationand 1000 notes are previously. Even though the majority of these currencies have been deposited, about INR 10 billion is still missing. 26 October News Headlines.
The RBI emphasized that digital transactions have lessened reliance on physical money and that INR 500 notes suit cash demands. The central bank requested accurate information and issued a warning not to believe such stories. The INR 2000 note deposit deadline has been extended till October 7, 2023.(₹1000 notes)
Stocks Market will continue to fall?
Concerns over the value of Indian shares have also been raised by other reasons, including rising bond rates, changes in the price of crude oil, and technical confirmation of a head and shoulder breakdown in the Nifty and a double top breakdown in the Bank Nifty.
Shrikant Chouhan, Chief Equity Research (Retail) at Kotak Securities, claims that investors are reducing their equity investment due to concerns about Indian market value and continued global uncertainty.
The market is still being impacted by geopolitical uncertainty in West Asia, according to Vinod Nair, Head of Research at Geojit Financial Services, who noted that investor mood is still positive. Investors are wary despite optimism on oil price drops and favorable Q2 performance because they believe that high interest rates may impede future growth. 26 October News Headlines by icurrentnews.com.
Axis Bank Quater two Results: NII increases by 18.9% while net profit increases by 10% year over year to ₹5,863.6 crore.
According to Axis Bank’s Q2 FY24 earnings, net profit increased by 10% YoY to INR 5,863 crore from INR 5,329.8 crore. The price of the BSE-listed shares fell 0.84% to INR 955.35. At INR 12,314.56 crore in Q2FY24, Net Interest Income (NII) increased 18.9% year over year. Net Interest Margin (NIM) for Q2FY24 was 4.11% according to Axis Bank, up 1 basis point on a QoQ and 15 basis points on an annual basis. In Q2FY24, core operating profit increased by 5% QoQ and 12% YoY to INR 8,733 crore.
Gross Non-Performing Assets (GNPA) decreased by 7.7% to INR 16,756.7 crore, indicating an improvement in asset quality. The ratios of GNPA to Net NPA were 1.73% and 0.36%, respectively. By September 30, 2023, the bank’s provisioning coverage ratio for all NPAs had decreased to 79% from 80% the previous year. Axis Bank is dedicated to growing its services throughout the country and has faith in India’s development despite the unstable geopolitical environment globally.
The Delhi High Court argues that allowing the All India Muslim Mahapanchayat in Ramlila Maidan might lead to confrontations amongst communities.
Permission for the Delhi Police-organized ‘All India Muslim Mahapanchayat’ in the capital’s Ramleela Maidan was denied by the Delhi High Court. The event’s posters may have suggested communal connotations, which worried Justice Subramonium Prasad. The court determined that the event could not be allowed because of the simultaneous Hindu religious festivals and the known religious sensitivities in the old Delhi neighborhood where it was scheduled.
The event, which was originally scheduled for October 29 and was sponsored by “Mission Save Constitution,” received initial approval from Delhi Police before being revoked. Additionally, Ramleela Maidan’s reservation was canceled by the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD). The petitioner group should get in touch with authorities to get new authorization after the festivities, the judge advised. 26 October News Headlines given by icurrentnews.com.