India and UAE set to conduct "Desert Cyclone 2024" military exercise.

  • Military Exercise scheduled from Jan 2 to Jan 15 in Rajasthan.
  • Bilateral defense collaboration includes production and development of defense equipment, joint armed forces exercises, information sharing on strategy and doctrines, and technical cooperation.
  • The first-ever India-UAE Joint Air Forces exercise occurred in September 2008 at Al-Dhafra base in Abu Dhabi.

Udhampur achieved 100% saturation in "Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra".

  • Dr. Jitendra Singh commends Udhampur's success, nearing full implementation in key schemes and flagship projects.
  • PMGSY and RDD departments were lauded for excellence in road connectivity and efficient completion of Area Development Plan.
  • Dr. Singh engages with local representatives, addressing concerns, issuing directives for prompt resolution, and directs efforts for Ghat beautification.

Assam CM Sarma flags off 200 green buses for pollution-free Guwahati.

  • Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma launched 200 electric buses in Guwahati, marking a significant step towards a cleaner environment.
  • The initiative aims to make Guwahati the first city with a 100% green public transportation system by 2025.
  • In addition, the National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) is introduced for seamless payments in transportation, tolls, and retail purchases.


New traffic law that Increased jail term for road accidents.

  • A change in the colonial-era criminal laws increasing jail terms in hit-and-run cases across the country.
  • Under the new law, drivers can be jailed for up to 10 years for fleeing and not reporting a fatal accident.
  • Earlier, the accused could be jailed only for up to two years under Section 304A of the IPC (causing death by negligence).

Centre labels "Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, J&K (TeH)" as unlawful association.

  • Centre designates Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, J&K (TeH) as an Unlawful Association under the UAPA.
  • Amit Shah accused the group of spreading anti-India propaganda and fueling secessionism through terror activities in J&K.
  • Shah emphasizes PM Narendra Modi's zero-tolerance policy against terrorism, pledging immediate action against any individual or organization involved in anti-India activities.

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