Top news in short, Khajuraho dance festival started

Feb 23, 2021 8:45 | Poltics

Today's top news in short: 23 Feb 

 1. *The first-ever National Toy Fair will be starting from the February 27th, 2021.* The festival will conclude on March 2, 2021. It will be organized in the virtual format.  During the event, the Centre for Creative Learning (CCL), which is based in IIT Gandhinagar, will showcase its 75 toy creations in the fair. *The toy fair is being organised by the Ministry of Textiles.* 

2. *The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, has announced to rename the Hoshangabad city of MP as Narmadapuram.* the proposal to change the name will be sent to the centre. The decision was taken after asking the gathering on the banks of Narmada.

3. Hoshangabad city was named after an attacker Hoshang Shah who was the first ruler of Malwa. This district was the part of Nerbudda (Narmada) Division and Berar.

4. *The six-day Khajuraho Dance Festival was started on February 21, 2021.* The dance festival is being organised at the Khajuraho Temple after 44 years, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Madhya Pradesh and known for its ancient Hindu temples as well as Jain temples. It is organised by the Department of Culture of Madhya Pradesh Government.

5. *Disha Ravi, the 22-year-old climate activist arrested in the 'Toolkit' case earlier this month, has been sent on fresh one-day police custody.* The Delhi court, before which she was produced after being arrested from Bengaluru, had reserved the order on her bail request last week.

6. *Congress leader Rahul Gandhi led a rally of around 200 tractors in Kerala's Wayanad  to protest against the centre's farm laws and questioned PM Modi's silence on the farmers' protests in the country.* 

7. *Supreme Court stopped regulatory approval for the Future Group's $3.4 billion asset sale to Reliance Industries Ltd., delaying the deal in a boost for Inc.,* which wants to scuttle the transaction in its bid to dominate the country's retail sector.

8. *Haryana Schools To Reopen For Classes 3 To 5 From Wednesday* 

9. *Puducherry Congress government of V Narayanasamycollapsed* The biggest opposition party, NR Congress, said it had not staked claim to form the next government but was waiting for the Lieutenant Governor's invite. 

 10. *BJP Candidates Win Both Rajya Sabha Seats From Gujarat* : The seats had fallen vacant following the demise of Congress MP Ahmed Patel and BJP MP Abhay Ganpatray Bhardwaj.

 11. *A designated MP/MLA court on Monday forwarded a case of defamation brought against Union Home Minister Amit Shah by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee* to the Metropolitan Magistrate Court  over jurisdiction issues.

12. *The Punjab and Haryana High Court will on Wednesday hear a bail plea of labour rights activist Nodeep Kaur, arrested on charges of extortion and attempt to murder.* 

13. *Counting of votes polled in elections to six municipal corporations of Gujarat, including major cities of Ahmedabad and Vadodara, will be held on Tuesday* 

14. *Madhya Pradesh To Start Thermal Screening Of Those Coming From Maharashtra* : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan issued directives in this regard while reviewing the coronavirus situation in the state at a meeting in the state secretariat. Ms Kaur is lodged in a Karnal jail after she was arrested for allegedly picketing industrial unit and demanding money from the company in Haryana's Sonipat on January 12.

15. *The Karnataka government will not allow Tamil Nadu to use surplus water from the inter-state Cauvery river and will take strong measures to protect the state's interests, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said* 

16. *Bhima Koregaon case:* Granting interim bail for six months to 82 yrs old poet Varavara Rao on medical grounds, the Bombay high court said on Monday though he was accused of serious offences under the stringent Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, the court must take a humanitarian approach on account of his ill health.

17. Mohan Delkar, seven-term Lok Sabha member Independent MP from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, was found dead in a Mumbai hotel on Monday. The official said a suicide note in Gujarati was also found along with the body.

 18. *R-Day violence: Man who climbed Red Fort tomb arrested* Jaspreet Singh, resident of Swaroop Nagar in northwest Delhi, was arrested by Crime Branch team.

19. Punjab’s main opposition party AAP on Monday said it would organise a ‘Kisan Mahasammelan’ in Moga district on March 21 in support of the ongoing farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s contentious agri laws.

20. *The Shiv Sena on Monday trained its guns at the Centre over the rising fuel prices, saying instead of collecting donations for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, the government should take steps to bring down the rates of petrol and diesel in the country.* 

21. *Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday announced a national level film award after legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray* 

 22. Navy's Surface-To-Air Missile Test-Fired, Can Hit Sea-Skimming Targets : DRDO statement said* . The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) today conducted two successful launches of vertical launch short range surface-to-air missile (VL-SRSAM) off the Odisha coast in Balasore. The launches were carried out from a static vertical launcher from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur.