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News in Short - 14-September-2019

ABVP wins three posts in DUSU elections

Date: 14 September 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has won three of the four posts in the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) panel. The NSUI won one post.
  • While the NSUI came in second in the rest of the posts, its candidate bagged the General Secretary post.

Pakistan denies second consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Date: 14 September 2019 Tags: India & World
  • Pakistan refused India access to Jadhav despite the International Court of Justice ruling to that effect.
  • Pakistan had on September 2 granted the first consular access to Jadhav in line with the "Vienna Convention and the International Court of Justice (ICJ)” verdict.
  • Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Navy officer has been sentenced to death by Pakistani military

Lutyens Delhi to be redeveloped

Date: 14 September 2019 Tags: Architecture
  • The government has decided to redevelop Lutyens' Delhi. The Central Vista, the 3-km stretch from Rashtrapati Bhavan, North and South Block up to India Gate will be redeveloped in the project.
  • The project will also include building a composite complex for various ministries as well as a newly-developed Parliament building.
  • Architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker planned the Central Vista of New Delhi and it has the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, North and South Block and India Gate.
  • There are also plans to construct a single secretariat for all government departments as the current buildings are not earthquake proof.

ECB rate cut

Date: 14 September 2019 Tags: Banking Schemes & Policies
  • The European Central Bank has cut its deposit rate to a record low -0.5% from -0.4% and will restart bond purchases of 20 billion euros a month from November.
  • The ECB also eased the terms of its long term loans to banks and introduced a tiered deposit rate to help banks.

No Indian universities in world’s top 300

Date: 14 September 2019 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • The new world university rankings has been released and no Indian university featured in the top 300 for the first time since 2012.
  • Total number of entries from the India went up from 49 in 2018 to 56 this year.
  • In total, there are six Indian universities in the top 500 in this year’s  World University Rankings 2020 as against five in the 2019 rankings.
  • IIT Ropar and IISc Bengaluru are the highest placed Indian institutes which are placed between Top 300-350.

Odd-Even scheme to be reintroduced in Delhi

Date: 14 September 2019 Tags: Environment
  • The Delhi government has announced the return of the odd-even scheme in the capital from November 4 to 15 as part of a seven-point action plan against pollution.
  • Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the odd-even scheme will be an emergency measure that is being implemented in advance, keeping in mind the high pollution that may occur owing to Diwali and stubble burning.
  • This is the second time that odd even scheme has been implemented in Delhi.