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Newscapsule for the Month of February 2023

Important news saw headlines in Kerala, India, World, Sports, Russia-Ukraine, Technology, Business and Finance.

By Jairam R PrabhuPublished 2 months ago 9 min read
Newscapsule for the Month of February 2023
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  • Kerala State Budget Speech for the year 2023-24 was presented in the assembly.
  • The banned documentary of PM Modi was telecasted in public by opposition parties.
  • Dog thieves in the city were caught in Udupi.
  • UDF is not to hold Harthals in the state.
  • Kochi Metro Rail Ltd held Pet Carnival named Paltu Janwar in Kochi.
  • The Mayor of Kochi says the Budget allocation is inadequate.
  • Oommen Chandy was hospitalised amid controversy over his treatment.
  • Congress to undergo reorganisation in the state.
  • Protests break out in the state against the increase in taxes.
  • Model Engineering College conducts a marathon in Kochi in connection with Excel Techfest.
  • Metro ridership reaches 80,000 a day.
  • Transman in Kerala delivers a baby.
  • CAG Report on Kerala state revenue cites shortfall.
  • The Munnar trip by a majority of the staff at the Konni Taluk Office by taking mass leave on a working day.
  • K R Narayanan film institute stops strike after talks.
  • Black flags against CM make havoc across the state.
  • Government plans on providing Menstrual Leave to all Educational Institutions.
  • MLA Shafi Parambil Clashed with police on Black Flag protests.
  • Kochi police raid city hotels, nab 12 for drug deals.
  • Man Held For Thrashing Priest.
  • The signing of the smart-meter project in Kerala was put off due to CITU intervention.
  • New York senator calls on Kerala CM to discuss collaboration opportunities.
  • Court sends M Sivasankar to 5-day ED custody, in LIFE Mission Case.
  • HC upholds the right of Govt to appoint KTU VC.
  • Aluva Manappuram welcomes devotees for the 'Bali' offering on Shivarathri.
  • RSS talks to JIH as part of its outreach programme.
  • Actress Shubhi Suresh undergoing treatment in the hospital passed away.
  • NSS and SNDP form Hindu Grand Alliance in Kerala.
  • VACB exposes widespread corruption in CMDRF allocations.


By Raghu Nayyar on Unsplash
  • National Financial Budget 2023-24 was presented in the Lok Sabha a day after the release of the National Economy survey for last year.
  • Husband, a male family member not protected under domestic violence law: HC.
  • BJP Picks Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, TN Chief Annamalai As Incharge, Co-Incharge.
  • Congress wins the Legislative Council Seat in Nagpur.
  • Sonam Wangchuk put under House Arrest in Ladakh.
  • Aero India 2023: BBMP revises order, allows consumption of non-veg food around Yelahanka.
  • Aero India 2023 was a grand success with Fighter jets from around the world including F-35s.
  • 'If you ignore hate crime, it will come for you': Supreme Court.
  • Turkish flag at half mast at the embassy in Delhi due to Earthquake.
  • The Mayoral election was conducted in Delhi after a massive scuffle between AAP and BJP councillors. AAP wins the same for the first time in history.
  • Gujarat High Court Accepts Apology Of 12 Judicial Officers who Failed To dispose of 45 Yrs Old Suit, Drops Contempt Proceedings.
  • UP CM inaugurated Laxman's stature.
  • PM Modi inaugurated the highway will Jaipur as part of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway.
  • BJP got 78% of donations to national parties in FY22 at Rs 614 cr, Congress 2nd with Rs 95 cr: ADR.
  • Mother-Daughter died during a Bulldozer operation in UP.
  • BBMP banned animal slaughtering and the sale of meat on Mahashivaratri.
  • PM Modi inaugurates Aadi Mahotsav, mega National Tribal Festival 2023.
  • G20 Meet starts with Finance Ministers Meet in Bangalore.
  • SC takes a giant leap towards reforms during the first 100 days of Justice Chandrachud's tenure as CJI.
  • Ram Mandir in Ramanagara, Rs 1,000 crore for temples, mutts in CM Bommai's pre-poll Budget.
  • 'Shiv Sena' party name, 'Bow and Arrow' symbol to be retained by Eknath Shinde faction: ECI.
  • Clerk Accused Of Taking ₹150 Bribe Acquitted By Rajasthan High Court After 38 Years.
  • 102-Yrs Old Freedom Fighter To Get Pension Arrears After Karnataka High Court Intervenes.
  • Parts of Kharge's Rajya Sabha speech were removed from Sansad TV.
  • Delhi Dy CM was arrested by CBI and ED.
  • Pawan Khera Deplaned at Delhi Airport.
  • Protests in Punjab for release of ‘Bandi Singh.
  • PM Modi meets Olaf Scholz.
  • G20 Foreign Ministers to meet in Delhi this week.
  • India has removed the ban on the export of Onions.
  • EU decides to launch fresh sanctions over Russia's war in Ukraine.
  • Punjab govt moves Supreme Court over Governor’s refusal for state Budget session.


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  • FBI searched Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach.
  • Fed hikes interest rate at a slower pace again, aiming to tame inflation.
  • Pakistani Taliban creates havoc in the country.
  • New Jersey councilwoman shot dead in SUV.
  • Ukraine launches prosecution against Wagner Chief.
  • House passes resolution to remove Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee.
  • Blinken postpones China trip over spy balloon.
  • US shoots down Chinese balloon in US territory.
  • Bolsonaro participated in a meeting to overturn the election.
  • The U.S. added 517,000 jobs in January, much better than the 187,000 expected.
  • Former dictator Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf passes away at 79.
  • Russia heavily bombards Kherson.
  • Bakhmut is the new centre of the Russia-Ukraine tussle.
  • Iranian Supreme Leader pardoned hundreds of protesters.
  • Austrian avalanche kills 8 people.
  • Deadly earthquake hits Syria and Southern Turkey killing 50,000 people. Aid pours in from across the world including NATO. The epicentre is the city of Gaziantep.
  • The publishing company offers free books on Black History in Florida.
  • Salman Rushdie recovers from the attack against him in NYC.
  • Joe Biden makes landmark announcements and rhetorics at the State of The Union Address.
  • Zelensky meets King Charles in his Palace.
  • Australia experiences extreme changes in weather.
  • Derailment of the train in East Palestine, Ohio gathers political attention.
  • Nikki Haley announces her Presidential bid for 2024.
  • The Justice Department is sending out more than $200 million to help states and the District of Columbia administer “red-flag laws” and other crisis-intervention programs.
  • Payton Gendron killed 10 people on May 14 at a Buffalo supermarket is now convicted.
  • The DOJ is making the request on the basis of the crime-fraud exception.
  • 1 dead, 3 injured in shooting at El Paso mall.
  • Elections held in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya.
  • US Senator John Fetterman checks into the hospital with severe depression.
  • Five Pakistani Taliban terrorists were killed in an attack on the police chief's office in Karachi.
  • Fox News admits to lying on 2020 elections fraud.
  • Kamala Harris announces war crimes and crimes against humanity done by Russia.
  • Blinken meets with his Chinese counterpart at Munich Security Conference.
  • Wagner Group criticised Russian Military for its failures.
  • Brazil’s Rio Carnival 2023 kicks off.
  • Israel strikes on residential building in Damascus.
  • President Joe Biden was in Europe to meet with NATO allies in Poland.
  • Biden went to Ukraine on a surprise visit to Kyiv in connection with one year of the war.
  • A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Turkey, two weeks after a massive quake killed thousands.
  • Russia suspends the New START treaty.
  • Vivek Ramaswamy: Indian-American businessman, and rapper running for US President.
  • Seattle bans caste discrimination in the city.
  • China calls a ceasefire while Russia and Ukraine reject it.
  • Estonia celebrates its Independence day.
  • Two detainees leave Guantanamo Bay after acquittal.
  • US Energy Department assesses Covid-19 likely resulted from lab leak.


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  • Banned documentary rocks the politics in India.
  • Pakistan Blocks Wikipedia Over "Blasphemous Content.
  • Infosys allegedly fires 600 employees after they fail an internal test.
  • Twitter cuts down more employees.
  • A new set of Chinese apps banned in India.
  • UP cancels the Smart meters deal with Adani Group.
  • Adani Group Acquires Israeli Port Of Haifa For $1.2 Billion, Netanyahu Lauds Deal As 'Enormous Milestone'.
  • China claims US spy balloons were spotted in Shanghai. to review the causes and impacts of recent air travel disruptions.
  • Leaked Chinese police data is giving Uyghurs answers about missing family members.
  • Millions of Rupees worth of Lithium ore deposits were found in Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Indian Govt to use AI for translation to various Indian languages.
  • Tesla plans to share about 7,500 charging stations before the end of 2024.
  • US Air Force's F-35 jets make historic debut at Aero India 2023.
  • Action against those hoarding low-cost typhoid vaccine: Veena George.
  • The Kottayam Passport office is temporarily closed.
  • Prasar Bharathi entered into a contract with an RSS-linked organisation.
  • Amazon and Google get RBI's nod to be payment aggregators, Paytm application was returned.
  • Indian Railways makes a record profit through ticket cancellations.
  • Japanese firm to give tech support for Kerala's first waste-to-energy plant.

Business and Finance

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  • Pakistan is under tight austerity measures due to the IMF bailout.
  • Indian markets fall despite the optimistic outlook of the budget.
  • The levy on crude oil produced by companies was cut to Rs 1,900 per tonne from Rs 2,100 per tonne.
  • Adani's shares fall post-Hindelburg Report expose.
  • Bill Gates tries hand at making roti, draws PM Modi's praise.
  • World Economic Forum’s 2023 Davos event ended.
  • The Pathan movie crosses record collection in days.
  • Russia is smashing open its $45 billion piggy bank of Chinese yuan as energy revenue crashes.
  • Adani Group Acquires Israeli Port Of Haifa For $1.2 Billion.
  • Bangladesh seeks revision of its power deal with Adani.
  • RBI hikes the repo rate by a quarter point.
  • Kochi Metro's second phase work is on track with KIIFB Funds.
  • Modi inaugurates UP Investor Summit.
  • India's forex reserves decline by $1.494 bn to reach $575.267 bn.
  • Elon Musk Fired Employee Who Told Him About Dip In His Popularity On Twitter: Report.
  • Moody's downgrades Adani Green's outlook to negative from stable.
  • Probe reveals overseas short-selling behind $100 billion rout in Adani shares - The Hindu BusinessLine.
  • I-T department surveys BBC premises in Delhi, Mumbai for alleged tax evasion for 56 hours.
  • Air India enters into a deal with Boeing and Airbus to buy 470 aircraft.
  • KIIFB Was Given NOC To Issue Masala Bonds: RBI Informs Kerala High Court.
  • Karnataka Budget: Major infra push, flood mitigation measures for Bengaluru.
  • Haldiram Not Entitled To Pay Service Tax On Take-Away Of Food Items: CESTAT.
  • Ex-Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga Nominated By US President To Lead World Bank.
  • NCLAT Delhi Stays Insolvency Proceedings Against Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.
  • Adani Group firm removed from ‘under observation’ by US rating agency.
  • Ration Shops change timings in Kerala.


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  • Belgian goalkeeper Arne Espeeldies after saving a penalty.
  • Manchester United wins against Newcastle in the Final.
  • Sania Mirza ends her long career in Tennis.
  • L. Messi wins FIFA Best Award.
  • Lionel Messi orders 35 gold iPhones for his World Cup-winning Argentina team and staff.
  • Karnataka enters Hero Santosh Trophy final after 47 years; to cross swords with Meghalaya.
  • ISL playoff teams are confirmed.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin goes past Kapil Dev's tally of 687 wickets in international cricket.

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  • Mahalakshmi2 months ago

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