Uttarakhand banned agri land purchase by "outsiders".

  • Uttarakhand government has banned the purchase of agricultural land by non-residents until a committee delivers its report on new land laws.
  • As part of the ban, outsiders aren't permitted to buy land intended for agricultural or horticulture uses.
  • The move aims to respect and uphold the sentiments of the people of Uttarakhand.

PM inaugurated multiple development projects in Tiruchirappalli, TN.

  • PM modi laid the foundation stone of development projects worth more than Rs 20,000 crores in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu.
  • New Terminal Building inaugurated at Tiruchirappalli International Airport, alongside key rail, road, and shipping projects in Tamil Nadu.
  • Indigenous Fast Reactor Fuel Reprocessing Plant and General Cargo Berth-II of Kamarajar Port were commissioned.

Russia took over the 2024 BRICS chairmanship.

  • Russia assumed 2024 BRICS chairmanship with a focus on global development, security, & expansion, welcoming Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and UAE into the group.
  • Key domains for the BRICS partnership include political and security cooperation, economic, and cultural exchanges.
  • Putin emphasized Russia’s intention to explore inclusion of a new category of partner countries within BRICS.


Professor B R Kamboj honoured with M S Swaminathan Award.

  • Vice Chancellor of Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Prof. B.R. Kamboj, received the prestigious M.S. Swaminathan Award for his exceptional contributions to agronomy.
  • The award ceremony took place at the International Conference on 'One Health One World,' held at Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Agricultural University at Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

GST collections rise 10% to Rs 1.64 lakh crore in December.

  • The gross Goods and Services Tax, GST revenue collection for the month December 2023 stood at one lakh 64 thousand and 882 crore rupees.
  • The revenue for month of December is 10.3% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year.
  • The total GST revenue collected for the month, Central Goods and Services Tax, CGST collection is 30 thousand 443 crore rupees, State Goods and Services Tax, SGST is 37 thousand 935 crore rupees, Integrated Goods and Services Tax.

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