All India Radio News Summary: 25 DECEMBER 2017

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All India Radio News Summary: 25 DECEMBER 2017


  1. Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother met him in Pakistan.  

The wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav visited Pakistan to meet him. The meeting took place at the Pakistan Foreign Ministry in Islamabad. Pakistan had issued visa to the wife and mother of Kulbhushan Yadav on 20th of this month.

 

Background:

  • Former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav has been in a Pakistan prison since March last year and sentenced to death on charges of espionage by a military court. 
  • India had approached the International Court of Justice against his execution which was later halted by ICJ pending the final verdict.
  • Islamabad has repeatedly denied India consular access to Jadhav.
  • New Delhi has been maintaining that retired Navy Officer Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he had some business interest.  

 

  1. Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has appealed to his countrymen not to antagonize India

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has appealed to his countrymen, especially the media, not to antagonize India as it is the closest friend and ally of the Maldives.

  • Mr Yameen also said that the Maldives is working on a Free Trade Agreement with India.
  • The President’s Office said that his Administration will never entertain negative sentiments towards India, and highlighted that the Indian assistance formed an invaluable contribution to the Maldives

 

  1. Social cohesion, communal harmony and religious tolerance are essential for the progress and development of the country

Vice President said, unless there is social cohesion, communal harmony and religious tolerance, the progress and development of the country will suffer.

  • He was addressing a gathering at Iranshah Udvada Festival in Gujarat.
  • VP said, the Parsi community has made an invaluable contribution to the country’s growth and progress in diverse fields from atomic energy to pharmaceuticals.
  • He expressed happiness over the projection of heritage town – Udvada as a symbol of religious tolerance and harmony.
  • The three-day festival of the Parsi community has been organized jointly by Foundation for development of Udvada and Gujarat Tourism.

 

  1. Tropical Storm Tembin (Philippines)
  • The death toll from a storm that unleashed landslides and floods across the southern Philippines has climbed to 240.
  • Tropical Storm Tembin struck the country’s main southern island of Mindanao.
  • Rescuers are still looking over 100 people. Many were feared killed by mudslides and flash floods that buried or swept away hundreds of houses last weekend.
  • Tembin swept out into the South China Sea with weather forecasters warning it would hit southern Vietnam.

 

  1. 351st birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Guru of Sikhs, is being celebrated in Patna

The 351st birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th Guru of Sikhs, is being celebrated at Takht Sri Harminder Sahib in Patna.

Sea of humanity gathered to old capital city Patna Sahib to witness the last day of Shukrana celebrations at Takht Sri Harimandir Sahib the birth place of Khalsa Panth founder Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaj.

 

  1. Electronic-Human Resource Management System (e-HRMS)

Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions launched the electronic-Human Resource Management System (e-HRMS) in New Delhi on the occasion of Good Governance Day. The Minister launched the 25 applications of 5 modules of the system.

  • The e-service book launched for DoPT during March this year will also be integrated into the e-HRMS.

 

Benefit

  • With the launch of e-HRMS, employees will be able to not only see all their details like service book, leave, GPF and salary but also apply for different kind of claims or reimbursements.

 

The Government has taken various initiatives to attain the goal of minimum government, maximum governance and the launch of e-HRMS is also a step towards this.

 

  1. A low pressure area has formed over south Andaman sea

The MeT office in Port Blair that a low pressure area has formed over south Andaman sea and adjoining south east bay of Bengal.

  • Under the influence of this system, heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places over Nicobar Islands.
  • Strong winds would prevail along and off Andaman and Nicobar coasts and sea condition would be generally rough during the next 48 hours.
  • Fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea during next 48 hours.