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Live News Highlights_July 29 | India alone has 40% share in real-time digital payments all over the world: PM Modi

Live News Updates: Today, India alone has 40% share in real-time digital payments all over the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at GIFT City, Gandhinagar, on July 29.

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  • July 29, 2022 / 09:27 PM IST

    EAM Dr S Jaishankar attends SCO Foreign Ministers’ meeting at Tashkent

    -- EAM Dr S Jaishankar said on July 29: “Participated in the SCO Foreign Ministers’ Meeting at Tashkent. Highlighted that the world faces an energy and food crisis due to disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic and Ukraine conflict. This needs to be urgently addressed.”

    -- He further said: “Response required includes resilient and diversified supply chains as well as reformed multilateralism. Zero tolerance for terrorism in all its manifestations is a must.”

    -- Jaishankar pointed out that he “reiterated India’s position on Afghanistan and highlighted our humanitarian support: wheat, medicines, vaccines, and clothing. Underlined the potential of Chabahar port for SCO’s economic future.”

    -- The External Affairs Minister added: “Spoke of the economic progress in India, stressing the relevance of start-ups and innovation. Cooperation in traditional medicine is in the common interest of SCO members. Today’s meeting of Foreign Ministers was very useful in preparing for the Samarkand summit.”

  • July 29, 2022 / 09:05 PM IST

    Delhi govt responds to Lokayukta order on classroom construction issue

    -- The Delhi Government responded to the Lokayukta order on the classroom construction issue saying: “Delhi Government welcomes the Lokayukta's order seeking our response on the issue. Earlier too, the ACB and Lokayukta have investigated our projects, we have always come out with a clean chit.”

    -- “The complaint furnished to the Lokayukta is completely baseless and false, we are confident that we'll come out clean this time too.”

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  • July 29, 2022 / 08:25 PM IST

    Patra Chawl land case | Witness files complaint alleging rape, murder threats

    -- A witness in the Patra Chawl land case, Swapna Patkar, filed a Police complaint at Vakola Police Station in Mumbai last week alleging rape and murder threats to her if she gives a statement before the Enforcement Directorate.

    -- The ED has questioned Sanjay Raut in connection with the Patra Chawl land case.

    -- Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut did not appear before the ED yesterday even after giving summons in the land scam case of Rs 1,034 crore. A witness in the case, Swapna Patkar is getting threats & is being asked to withdraw the statement given against Sanjay Raut

  • July 29, 2022 / 08:10 PM IST

    Lok Sabha to discuss price rise on August 1

    -- A discussion on price rise, under Rule 193, will be held in Lok Sabha on Monday, i.e., August 1st.

    -- A notice requesting the same has been received from Shiv Sena leader Vinayak Raut and Congress leader Manish Tewari

  • July 29, 2022 / 07:50 PM IST

    Severe waterlogging seen in several parts of Gurugram following rainfall; visuals from Sector 9, Basai Chowk

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  • July 29, 2022 / 07:33 PM IST

    Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury apoligises to President Droupadi Murmu over ‘Rashtrapatni’ remark

    -- Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to President Droupadi Murmu, apologises for his "rashtrapatni" remark

    -- “I assure you it was ‘slip of tongue’,” Chowdhury told President Murmu on "rashtrapatni" remark

  • July 29, 2022 / 07:17 PM IST

    5G Spectrum Auction to continue tomorrow

    -- The Government of India has received bids worth Rs 1,49,855 crores after the 23rd Round of the 5G Spectrum Auction.

    -- The auction will continue tomorrow.

  • July 29, 2022 / 07:00 PM IST

    Financial assistance to orphaned children of Ex-Servicemen revised: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

    -- Financial assistance to the orphaned children of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) revised from Rs 1000 per month to Rs 3000 per month under ORPHAN GRANT SCHEME of Raksha Mantri Ex-Servicemen Welfare Fund.

    -- “Many ESM families will be benefitted from this decision,” Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in a tweet.

  • July 29, 2022 / 06:32 PM IST

    Madhya Pradesh panchayat polls: BJP emerges victorious in all three formats

    -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has emerged victorious in all three formats -- gram panchayat, janpad panchayat, and zilla panchayat – of the Madhya Pradesh panchayat polls.

    -- "People have supported BJP in a major way in villages, towns, and cities," CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

    -- "The BJP has registered a one-sided victory in Madhya Pradesh's three-tier panchayat polls," Singh added

  • July 29, 2022 / 06:12 PM IST

    PM Modi formally launches NSE IFSC – SGX Connect at GIFT City

    -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 29 launched the NSE IFSC – SGX Connect at GIFT City in the presence of Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman and Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel, among others.

    -- The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) and Singapore Exchange (SGX Group) announced today that the NSE IFSC-SGX Connect is live and ready to trade and clear Nifty equity derivatives for global institutions, a major step towards further connecting the world’s investors to India.

    -- With India’s economy projected to become the world’s third largest, the NSE IFSC-SGX Connect presents an innovative pathway for international investors to participate in India’s growth story. 

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  • July 29, 2022 / 06:12 PM IST

    PM Modi formally launches NSE IFSC – SGX Connect at GIFT City

    -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 29 launched the NSE IFSC – SGX Connect at GIFT City in the presence of Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman and Chief Minister of Gujarat Bhupendra Patel, among others.

    -- The National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. (NSE) and Singapore Exchange (SGX Group) announced today that the NSE IFSC-SGX Connect is live and ready to trade and clear Nifty equity derivatives for global institutions, a major step towards further connecting the world’s investors to India.

    -- With India’s economy projected to become the world’s third largest, the NSE IFSC-SGX Connect presents an innovative pathway for international investors to participate in India’s growth story. 

  • July 29, 2022 / 05:35 PM IST

    India alone has 40% share in real-time digital payments all over the world: PM Narendra Modi at GIFT City

    Today in the 21st century, finance and technology are linked to each other. And when it comes to technology, science and software, India has an edge and experience. Today India alone has 40% share in real-time digital payments all over the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at GIFT City, Gandhinagar, on July 29.

    “India is now standing in line with countries like USA, UK and Singapore from where global finance is given direction... Today India is one of the largest economies in the world. Today a record foreign investment is coming to India,” the PM said.

    He added: “The International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) will become an enabler, it will support innovation and also become a catalyst for growth opportunities.”

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