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  1. Three more newly procured Rafale fighter jets have taken off from France for India today, and would touch down at Ambala . With their arrival, the number of Rafales in IAF inventory will go up to 11.
  2. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of agitating farmer unions, on Wednesday announced to postpone the march to Parliament on February 1 after Tuesday’s violence in Delhi during the tractor parade.
  3. The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed a Bombay High Court order acquitting a man accused of child abuse on the grounds that groping a child’s breasts without ‘skin-to-skin contact’ didn’t amount to ‘sexual assault’ under the POCSO Act.
  4. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday allowed cinema halls and theatres to operate with more people while swimming pools have been permitted for use by all in fresh COVID-19 reopening guidelines.
  5. The Telangana Government first Pay Revision Commission (PRC) for state employees has recommended the enhancement in age of superannuation from 58 years up to 60 years. It has also recommended a fitment of 7.5 per cent on basic pay. This decision would benefit about 9.37 lakh employees.
  6. The Delhi Police has named 37 farmer leaders, including Darshan Pal and Yogendra Yadav, in an FIR in connection with the violence that took place during a tractor rally by farmers, officials said on Wednesday.
  7. VK Sasikala, close aide of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa who was released on Wednesday after serving four years of imprisonment in Bengaluru over a disproportionate wealth case, will meet the people of Tamil Nadu soon.
  8. India’s move to continue with a ban imposed last year on 59 Chinese apps is in violation of the principles of the World Trade Organisation and norms of market economy, a Chinese embassy spokesperson said on Wednesday.
  9. The former IPS officer, Sanjiv Bhatt, had moved the Apex Court seeking suspension of his life imprisonment jail sentence in connection with a custodial death in November 1990.
  10. A special NIA court has refused to pass any order on the plea of jailed activists Hany Babu and Gautam Navlakha, both accused in the Elghar-Parishad Maoist links case, seeking books from outside the prison.
  11. Jagatsinghpur has become the first district in the state to make public the assets and liabilities of its district administration officials as a step towards greater transparency and reforms.
  12. The Madras High Court on Wednesday allowed the Tamil Nadu government to go ahead with the opening ceremony of “Veda Nilayam” memorial, the residence of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa here, on Thursday but ordered that the building shall not be thrown open to the public.
  13. The two-day special Assembly assembly session in Bengal began with obituary references made during the first half of Wednesday.
  14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed a number of projects with a total cost of ₹ 54,675 crore in 15 states as he chaired the 35th “Pragati” meeting on Wednesday.
  15. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday spoke to new US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest, in the first high-level engagement between the two sides after Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the US last week.
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