Top news in short, Catch the rain mission launched

Mar 04, 2021 8:27 | Poltics

Today's top news in short:  04 Mar* 

1. The National Water Mission’s (NWM) campaign called “Catch the Rain” will be launched in states and is set to nudge the stakeholders* . The government has requested the state governments to open Rain Centres in each district, collectorates or Municipalities or Gram Panchayats in order to facilitate these activities.

2. The AAP on Wednesday won four out of five civic wards in Delhi bypoll, the Congress won one while the BJP drew blank*

3. A terrorist hideout in the forest area of Seer/Pastoona J&K was busted by a police team along with 42 RR and 180 Bn CRPF on Wednesday* .

4. Chhattisgarh Police Force Recruits 13 Transgender Constables* 

5. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will receive his first dose of coronavirus vaccine Thursday morning at the city''s LNJP hospital.

6. Karnataka BJP leader Ramesh Jarkiholi tendered his resignation as Water Resources Minister on Wednesday, following the controversy over the alleged "sex for job" scandal.

7. Election Commission of India (ECI) on Wednesday directed all petrol pump dealers and other agencies to remove hoardings advertising central government schemes that carry photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the premises of the facilities within 72 hours.* 

8. Supreme Court Wedunesday sought a response from the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on the bail plea of activist Gautam Navlakha in the alleged Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case.

9. The National Investigation has registered a case against a terror outfit,* Lashker-e-Mustafa, which works for the proscribed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad.

10. Tamil Nadu AIADMK party VK Sasikala on Wednesday announced that she was quitting politics claiming that she never aspired for power* ,In her letter, she asks for MGR-Jaya's golden rule to continue in Tamil Nadu and requests Amma's (Jayalalithaa's) loyalists to ensure that evil force DMK doesn't come to power.

11. Yashoda Jayanti is observed on the Shashti tithi of Krishna paksha in the Hindu month of Falgun. This year, Yashoda Jayanti falls on March 4, 2021.* The day is widely celebrated in ISKCON and Krishna temples located all around the world. On this day, women keep a fast for their children wishing for their well being. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Krishna was born to Maa Devaki, however, he was brought up by Maa Yashoda.

12. Indian film star R Madhavan’s son Vedaant did his father proud by winning bronze for India at the Latvian Open Swimming Champion event. Madhavan, the proud father, shared the news on social media along with pictures.

13. The Income Tax raids against Bollywood figures Anurag Kashyap and Taapsee Pannu in Mumbai.

14. President Ram Nath Kovind was administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at an army hospital on Wednesday and urged all eligible citizens to get vaccinated.

15. *Coronavirus Cases* :
Positive cases:11,152,127
Deaths: 157,447
Recovered: 10,818,723