Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicM. Venkaiah Naidu

Topic: M. Venkaiah Naidu

Mirabai verses, Tagore & Kishore songs — Rajya Sabha plans musical adieu for retiring members

Performance by 6 MPs will be part of dinner hosted by Vice President Naidu for 72 RS members. While some of them retired in March, 19 will retire in April & rest in coming months till August.

Nearly 400 Parliament staffers test positive for Covid-19, attendance restricted

According to the latest directions, 50% of officials and staff below the rank of under secretary or executive officer are required to work from home till the end of this month.

‘Practice your religion but don’t indulge in hate speech’, says Vice President Naidu

Observing that hate speeches are against ethos & constitutional rights, Naidu said secularism is in the blood of every Indian and the country is respected for its culture & heritage.

P.C. Mody appointed Rajya Sabha secretary general, 1st IRS official to get post in either House

Mody's appointment raised eyebrows since incumbent SG P.P.K. Ramacharyulu was appointed just over 2 months back & was considered close to RS Chairman, Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu.

Jairam Ramesh objects to BJP leader Tarun Vijay’s 2019 appointment as monuments body chief

In letter to V-P Venkaiah Naidu, Congress’ Ramesh requests to move privilege motion against Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy. The appointment was made by his predecessor.

Vice President Naidu asks strategic community to focus on post-Covid world & implications for India

The vice president, who is the ex-officio president of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), made these remarks at the 19th meeting of its governing council.

Be careful, strictly follow Covid guidelines — Venkaiah Naidu tells MPs as cases rise

The Rajya Sabha Chairman also urged MPs and their family members, who are eligible, to get themselves vaccinated.

Attend session, observe debates, visit Parliament library, Venkaiah Naidu tells MPs

Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu said he was told MPs are in Delhi but weren't present in the House. He also said attending the session enhances understanding of Parliament procedures.

‘Mother tongue is soul of life’ — Venkaiah Naidu urges MPs to promote native languages

Ahead of 'International Mother Languages Day' on 21 February, Naidu wrote a letter to all parliamentarians on the importance of native languages.

Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu urges 8 parliamentary committees to ensure over 50% attendance

M. Venkaiah Naidu Wednesday also asked the chairpersons of the committees to target a minimum of 2.5 hours in each meeting given the efforts and costs in holding such meetings

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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