Parliament passed the bill to repeal the three farm laws via voice vote on the first day of the winter session.
Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar placed the Farm Laws Repeal Bill 2021 in Lok Sabha. Opposition demanded a discussion on the bill, but was disallowed.
A single bill was introduced to repeal the three laws- the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance, Farm Services Act, 2020, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.
World No. 11 duo of SatwiksairajRankireddy and Chirag Shetty has become the first Indian men’s doubles pair to qualify for the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals.
Satwik and Chirag had finished at the semifinals of the Indonesia Open last week but made the cut after Japanese pairing of Akira Koga and Taichi Saito also lost in the last four at the Super 1000 tournament.
Satwik and Chirag needed to beat World No. 1 pair of Marcus Fernaldi Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo in the semifinals to make the cut but they ended up losing 16-21 18-21.
Saudi Arabia has agreed to provide $3 billion to cash-strapped Pakistan in safe deposits and $1.2 billion and $1.5 billion worth of oil supplies on deferred payments.
The Saudi government would immediately deposit $3 billion in Pakistan’s account for a year and keep it rolling at least until the completion of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme in October 2023.
In addition, the Saudi government would provide crude oil to Islamabad on deferred payments worth up to $1.5 billion per annum.
Virgil Abloh, acclaimed Louis Vuitton designer and founder, Off White, recently passed away. He was 41, and was battling cancer for several years.
Since March 2018, Abloh was in charge of the menswear design at Louis Vuitton. He is known to have revamped the legendary suitcase maker, and gave it a much-needed youthful twist, attract more millennials.
Virgil had also started the famous streetwear brand Off White in 2013. Reportedly, LVMH had acquired a 60% stake in the brand.