Thursday, February 13, 2020

Today's Quote and News:


"Family is like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one."


National News:

India will give a memorable welcome to United States President Donald Trump when he arrives here in the last week of February, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday. Preparations for a public event are under way in Ahmedabad where Mr. Trump will address a public gathering. In a set of messages, the Indian leader highlighted the common values that India and the United States share and reiterated India's commitment to take bilateral ties to greater heights.

AP News:

The AP Cabinet took a decision to set up a solar power project with a capacity of 10,000 MegaWatts, through AP Green Energy Corporation Limited (APGECL). It is estimated that the project would cost around Rs 35,000 Cr to Rs 40,000 Cr, revealed the Minister for I and PR Perni Nani, in a press conference after attending the cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

Business News:

A day after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman listed a recovery in industrial output as one of the "green shoots" in the economy, government data showed industrial production contracted again in December 2019, even as retail inflation surged to an almost six-year high of 7.59%. This is the highest inflation rate since the NDA government came to power at the Centre in May 2014.

International News:

The U.N. Security Council endorsed a 55-point road map for ending the war in Libya on February 12 and condemned the recent increase in violence in the oil-rich North African country.

Sports News:

Opener Smriti Mandhana's 37-ball 66 went in vain as Australia beat India by 11 runs to win the Tri-Nation Women's T20 Series in Melbourne on Wednesday. Set a target of 156, India were all out for 144.