Kerala floods: Rahul writes to RBI Governor Das, seeks relief for farmers

Kerala has witnessed the worst floods in over a century

Current Affairs:-Congress pioneer Rahul Gandhi has kept in touch with RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, asking that the ban on reimbursement of harvest credits be stretched out to December 31 for ranchers in Kerala in the wake of floods in the state.

The loss of life in the Kerala floods is 95, according to government figures, and over 1.89 lakh individuals uprooted by the storm since August 8 have taken asylum in 1,118 camps, some of which were visited by Gandhi, the Lok Sabha MP from Wayanad, on Monday.

In a letter to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) representative, Gandhi said Kerala has seen the most noticeably terrible floods in over a century and the staggering effect of the storm is additionally intensified by the powerlessness of ranchers to reimburse farming credits by virtue of across the board crop misfortune, and broad harm to other gainful resources.

Outer factors, for example, the sharp fall in worldwide ware cost of money harvests has likewise unfavorably influenced the capacity of ranchers to skip back, he said.

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“Kerala has seen an awful spate of rancher suicides in the consequence of banks starting recuperation procedures against powerless ranchers under the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act, 2002 (SARFAESI Act),” the Congress head asserted.

“In spite of the interest from the state government and resistance groups to broaden the ban on reimbursement of advances to December 31, 2019; the state level broker’s board of trustees has wouldn’t think about the interest.

“I demand the RBI to take measures to stretch out the ban on reimbursement to December 31, 2019,” he said in his letter to Das.

The Congress head on Monday had visited flood-influenced territories in his Wayanad Lok Sabha supporters in Kerala, including most noticeably awful hit Puthumala, and guaranteed all assistance to those hit by the cataclysm to modify their lives.

According to the official information, 1,057 houses have been totally harmed and 11,159 halfway wrecked in the downpour.

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Give govt time to restore normalcy in J&K as situation ‘very sensitive’: SC

The MHA confirmed a protest in the Valley reported by some media outlets, but said no bullet was fired

Current Affairs:-The Supreme Court on Tuesday would not pass any quick course to the Center and the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government on a supplication looking for lifting of all confinements forced after the annulment of Article 370.

A three-judge Bench, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, hearing an appeal documented by lobbyist Tehseen Poonawalla, said it will trust that regularity will return, and take up the issue following two weeks. The Bench said the circumstance was “delicate” and time ought to be given for bringing back commonality in the district.

Service of Home Affairs (MHA) sources said there was no arrangement of Home Minister Amit Shah visiting Kashmir for a banner raising function on August 15.

In Srinagar, the J&K organization said limitations will be loose in a staged way and political pioneers discharged from “preventive detainment” after an evaluation by neighborhood experts. “On the off chance that the exchange off is among burden and death toll, if the exchange off is between hawking counterfeit news prompting death toll and individuals’ bother, what should we pick?” an authority said.

The MHA affirmed a dissent in the Valley detailed by certain news sources, yet said no slug was terminated.

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New Delhi trusted it scored two or three discretionary triumphs. India’s Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla said in Washington that the Trump Administration will urge India and Pakistan to determine their disparities respectively.

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Rahul Gandhi plans nationwide ‘yatra’ for reaching out to workers

Party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will continue to focus on Uttar Pradesh

Current Affairs:-Outfoxed by veterans who are back in the spotlight, previous Congress boss Rahul Gandhi and youthful pioneers near him are wanting to interface with gathering laborers on the ground and are getting ready to set out on an across the nation yatra.

The underlying arrangement was to backtrack the course of the ‘sadbhavana yatra’ that Rajiv Gandhi had attempted in 1990.

The Congress, under Rajiv’s authority, had lost the Lok Sabha surveys a year sooner. In this way, in an offer to reconnect with the individuals everywhere, he had headed out to a few urban communities crosswise over India in below average rail compartments.

The official start of the battle was on the birth commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, with Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi paying tributes to the Father of the Nation at Rajghat before a roadshow in the walled city of Delhi.

Rahul’s group had at first arranged he ought to set out on his yatra on October 2. His group trusted Rahul should stay under the radar until the ‘temporary’ party boss starts the procedure to choose a full-time president.

The group had trusted the ‘temporary’ president would be somebody youthful. This would permit Rahul and others to host a definitive state in gathering issues.

Be that as it may, the new elements in the gathering, with Sonia Gandhi delegated the “temporary” party boss on Saturday, implied veterans are back in control.

This has provoked Rahul’s group to propose that he start his crusade from August 20, the birth commemoration of his dad, to interface with gathering laborers.

Aside from Rahul, pioneers like previous Lok Sabha MP Meenakshi Natarajan are additionally planning to pursue their pioneer’s guide to traverse India in sleeper class mentors to associate with the individuals and Congress laborers.

There are discourses inside his group if Rahul should visit journey recognizes that Hindus think about sacred, or zones that were settings of key occasions during India’s opportunity battle.

This incorporates the Mahatma’s origination in Porbandar, Bardoli, where Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel drove a rancher’s disturbance, or Gandhi’s ashram in Wardha.

Rajiv, during his crusade, visited Ayodhya in October 1990, and furthermore Champaran in Bihar as a tribute to the Gandhi-drove disturbance to dissent abuse of indigo ranchers.

In the event that Rahul sets out on his battle in October, state units in Jharkhand, Haryana and Maharashtra would anticipate that him should visit these states to address open energizes since these three states are going to surveys in October, sources said.

Gathering general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will keep on concentrating on Uttar Pradesh.

On Tuesday, she intends to visit Sonbhadra to express solidarity with groups of the casualties of tribals killed over a land question on July 17.

On Monday, Rahul was in his Lok Sabha body electorate in Wayanad, Kerala.

He visited the flood-hit zones and said he has addressed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to look for focal assets for the state.

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Karnataka BJP leaders meet Amit Shah to discuss new govt formation

The H D Kumaraswamy government in the state fell on Tuesday after it lost the confidence vote

Current Affairs:-A gathering of Karnataka BJP pioneers met party president Amit Shah on Thursday as the gathering gauged its choices following the fall of the Congress-JD(S) government in the state.

The state BJP driven by previous boss priest B S Yeddyurappa is quick to stake guarantee to frame the following government however is sitting tight for the focal administration’s gesture for its best course of action.

Karnataka BJP pioneers, including Jagdish Shettar, Arvind Limbavali, Madhuswamy, Basavaraj Bommai and Yeddyurappa’s child Vijayendra, met Shah as they talked about the advancement in the state and investigated the choices ahead for the gathering.

With Speaker Ramesh Kumar yet to accept an approach renunciations of 15 rebel alliance MLAs and supplications by their gatherings to exclude them, the BJP is stepping mindfully as Kumar’s choice may have a genuine bearing on the destiny of the following government.

The state additionally needs to pass the account bill before July 31. Sources said in the event that an administration isn’t set up before the month end, at that point inconvenience of the President’s standard might be a protected need for the entry of the bill, which is the reason the BJP is likewise counseling legitimate specialists.

The H D Kumaraswamy government in the state fell on Tuesday after it lost the certainty vote, accumulating 99 cast a ballot against the 105 by the BJP in the get together, finishing the almost three-week-long high political show.

The alliance had required 103 votes to support its to win the movement as 20 MLAs Congress-JDS (17), BSP (1), Independents (2) skipped procedures, decreasing the powerful quality of the House to 205.

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Rahul considered Amethi not just as his constituency but his family: Babbar

The Gandhi scion lost to BJP’s Smriti Irani from the constituency in the recently-held general elections

Current Affair:-UP Congress boss Raj Babbar Monday said the poor constituent appearing of the gathering in the state has left agony in the hearts of gathering president Rahul Gandhi and the general population of Amethi.

In his first meeting after the race results, Babbar said Gandhi considered Amethi as his parliamentary voting demographic, yet his family.

The Gandhi scion lost to BJP’s Smriti Irani from the body electorate in the as of late held general decisions.

“Rahul Gandhi ji did as such much for Amethi and he considered Amethi as his family. He never seen it as his supporters. Presently, the relatives have given such a decision,” the UP Congress boss told PTI.

“A certain something, which I am 100 percent beyond any doubt is the way that regardless of turning into a MP (from Wayanad), there will be torment in the core of Rahul ji and furthermore among the general population of Amethi… that an individual who considered Amethi as his family and gave a character to Amethi, we didn’t enable an individual from our family to develop (successful),” he said.

On whether Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who was delegated Congress general secretary accountable for eastern UP in front of the surveys, couldn’t have the ideal effect for the gathering, the on-screen character turned-government official said party specialists and neighborhood pioneers neglected to adapt to present circumstances.

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An election like never before: When EC’s neutrality came into question

Congress President Rahul Gandhi took potshots at the Election Commission on May 19 for alledgedly going soft on ‘Narendra Modi and his gang’

LokSabha Elections 2019:Previous President Pranab Mukherjee said on Monday that the decision commmission ought not be reprimanded for its work and that it has worked superbly in the as of late finished up Lok Sabha races. The comments came two days after Congress President Rahul Gandhi attacked the Election Commission for alledgedly going delicate on “Narendra Modi and his posse”.

Business Standard investigates ten examples when the EC wound up in the midst of a debate amid the Lok Sabha decisions 2019.

1) Black box at Narendra Modi rally

The Election Commission wound up in the midst of a contention when a 1996 group IAS officer was exchanged for testing an alledged ‘black box’ emptied from PM Narendra Modi’s helicopter just before a race rally in Karnataka’s Chitradurga.

2) Modi biopic

The Election Commission had on April 10 remained the arrival of a biopic on Narendra Modi, multi day in front of its unique booked discharge date on April 11, which concurred with the beginning first period of the Lok Sabha races in the nation. The survey commission said the film irritates the dimension playing field.

Afterward, the creators of the movie moved toward the Supreme Court, the zenith court guided the EC to watch the film and reevaluate its choice.

A sum of seven authorities viewed an uncommon screening and presented its report to the top court, which at that point dismissed a request testing the EC’s choice and said it won’t meddle in the issue.

3) Clean chits to Modi on survey code ‘infringement’

The Election Commission arranged off a few protests against Narendra Modi for supposed infringement of the Model Code of Conduct amid the Lok Sabha races. He was blamed for utilizing the Balakot air strikes and utilizing the endeavors of Wing Commander Abhinandan to assist his appointive intrigue.

4) Pragya Thakur’s comments

The EC had banished Pragya Thakur, BJP’s Lok Sabha contender for the Bhopal voting public, from battling for three days for disregarding the Model Code of Conduct for working up shared sentiments. The survey guard dog had said in its request that the choice came in light of her remarks against killed IPS officer Hemant Karkare and on the pulverization of the Babri Masjid.

A week ago, Thakur said Mahatma Gandhi’s executioner Nathuram Godse was a loyalist, following which Narendra Modi held his first question and answer session in five years. The survey board had taken cognisance of Pragya’s comments after a large group of ideological groups denounced her comment.

5) Clean chit to Amit Shah:

The survey board did not discover BJP President Amit Shah infringing upon the Model Code of Conduct when he stated, “Rahul Gandhi is challenging in such a spot where it is difficult to state when a parade is taken out, regardless of whether it is a parade in India or Pakistan,” amid a discourse in Nagpur.

6) Lavasa’s recusal

One of the race magistrates, Ashok Lavasa, recused himself from a gathering on survey code infringement after he ended up in a minority multiple times when he contradicted against clean chits to Modi and Shah’s alledged infringement of the Model Code of Conduct.

7) NaMo TV

NaMo TV, a channel drifted by the BJP to communicate race related things, worked up debate when resistance groups whined to the survey board that it damaged the MCC. The Election Commission decided that NaMo TV can’t show ‘decision matter’ amid the quiet time frame before a period of surveying started.

8) Modi’s Kedarnath visit

The Election Commission allowed Modi authorization to visit Kedarnath, thought about a blessed spot by Hindus, in front of the last period of Lok Sabha decisions. The choice was condemned no matter how you look at it by ideological groups as they trusted Modi’s visit to the holy site could influence voters.

9) Modi’s military remark by Adityanath

The Election Commission let Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath free with a notice after the saffron head alluded to the Indian Army as ‘Modiji ki sena’ (Modi’s military). This was a second alledged instance of survey code infringement by the UP CM after he was banned from crusading for several days following a previous comment.

10) SC addressed postponements

As per an Indian Express report on Monday, race chief Ashok Lavasa looked for brief activity from his companions after the Supreme Court pulled up the survey board for postponements in managing instances of detest discourse amid decision crusading.

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On the economic front, every Indian political party is on the left

Mr Modi has proved more statist than the Gandhis. Before he took power he criticized Congress welfare programs as insulting to the poor but after coming to power he doubled down on those programmes.

LokSabha Elections 2019: In the same way as other worldwide financial specialists I am uncertain of enormous government. Be that as it may, I didn’t result in these present circumstances see on Wall Street. It came to me experiencing childhood in India, watching lives destroyed by the messed up state, including the open medical clinic that hurried the passing of my granddad by doling out an untrained night associate to endeavor his crisis heart medical procedure.

As an optimistic 20-something in the late 1990s, my expectation was that India would one day choose a free market reformer like Ronald Reagan, who might start to recoil the broken organization and free the economy to become quicker. Thinking back, I perceive how confused I was.

In Delhi each lawmaker is married to enormous government, and there is no voting public for nothing market change. I continued seeking after Reagan, and India continued choosing Bernie Sanders.

PM Narendra Modi is no special case. Five years back he drove the Hindu patriot Bharatiya Janata Party, known as B.J.P., to control on a Reaganesque guarantee of “least government,” and now he looks for a second term in the general race that closes on Thursday.

Be that as it may, in office, Modi has employed the devices of state control at any rate as forcefully as his forerunners. In this crusade, he went head to head with opponents, competing to see who could offer the most liberal welfare projects, and it seems to have worked. Leave surveys discharged Sunday demonstrated the B.J.P. what’s more, its partners with a directing lead.

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