Top news of the day February 28, 2022
Today’s top news headlines, and more.
Today’s top news headlines, and more.
Russian forces seize two towns in Ukraine as ceasefire talks begin
Nearly four days after the start of the Russian military operation, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that a delegation would meet Russian officials at an unspecified location on the Belarusian border. The move follows Russian President Vladimir Putin’s orders to put Russia’s nuclear forces on high alert, a move Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said was timely to put pressure on Ukraine during the negotiations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sends four ministers to countries bordering Ukraine
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after a third high-level meeting on the Ukraine crisis, decided to send four ministers to countries bordering Ukraine to help better coordinate the evacuation of Indian nationals from the war-torn country . Jyotiraditya Scindia will visit Romania and Moldova, Kiren Rijiju in Slovakia, Hardeep Singh Puri in Hungary and General VK Singh (retired) in Poland.
India’s budget deficit from April to January stands at ₹9,380,000,000,000,000
The central government budget deficit at the end of January stood at 58.9% of the annual budget target for 2021-22, official data showed on Monday.
ICC plans to streamline schedule for men and women to avoid clashes
The International Cricket Council (ICC) plans to work on the men’s and women’s schedules in the future to avoid clashes that could undermine events like the Women’s World Cup, chief executive Geoff Allardice said on Monday. The tournament, which begins in New Zealand on March 4, comes up against three major men’s series – Pakistan v Australia, India v Sri Lanka and England v West Indies.
Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Reddy pays ₹526.62 crore into bank accounts of recipients of Jagananna Thodu
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy paid ₹526.62 crore into the bank accounts of 5.10 lakh small and small vendors for interest-free loans under the third phase of Jagananna Thodu program on February 28. On the occasion, Mr. Reddy said the program aims to benefit small and small entrepreneurs in the unorganized sector by providing them with working capital and financial assistance.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee offers unconditional support to Prime Minister Modi on Ukraine
On February 28, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee offered unconditional support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Ukraine issue and urged him to consider calling an all-party meeting for a resolution. to emerge from the crisis in sync with the country’s longstanding position for international peace and non-aggression.
AAI will provide air traffic services at the upcoming Noida International Airport at Jewar
National airport operator AAI will provide air traffic services at Noida’s upcoming international airport at Jewar in Greater Noida. “The first phase of which is expected to be commissioned by 2024,” said a statement from AAI. An agreement to this effect was signed between the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL) on 28 February.
PNB Fraud Case | CBI calls for criminal sanctions against ex-MD, two bank officials
The CBI has sought a sanction to prosecute Punjab National Bank (PNB) Managing Director and Managing Director Usha Ananth Subramanian and Executive Directors KV Brahmaji Rao and Sanjiv Sharan in connection with the bank fraud case against the group Gitanjali businesses of the fugitive Mehul Choksi and others.
Mayank Agarwal named Punjab Kings captain
Opener Mayank Agarwal was named captain of the Punjab Kings for the next Indian Premier League on February 28. A member of the Indian Test squad, the 31-year-old from Bengaluru was one of two players selected by the Punjab Kings alongside young pacer Arshdeep Singh ahead of the mega auction earlier this month.
UP polls | 24-hour campaign ban for BJP MP for violating model code of conduct
The Electoral Commission (EC) on Sunday banned Uttar Pradesh BJP MP and Domariyaganj candidate Raghvendra Pratap Singh from campaigning for 24 hours from 6am on February 28 for breaching the model code of conduct and representation of the people.
Sensex gains 389 points, Nifty up 135 as oil and metals stocks rally
Benchmark BSE Sensex recovered from early lows to close up 389 points on Monday, buoyed by gains from index heavyweights Reliance Industries, ICICI Bank and Infosys. The 30-stock barometer closed at 56,247.28, up 388.76 points or 0.70%. After a weak open, the barometer had plunged more than 1,025 points to the day’s low of 54,833.50, in line with weak global sentiment.