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  1. An early survey of the damage caused by the glacier break and flood to Uttarakhand's Tapovan Vishnugad hydropower plant shows the dam has been "completely washed off", Indian Air Force sources said on Sunday
  2. Nearly 150 people are missing or “feared dead” as a sudden flood inundated a power project at Reni village in Joshimath area of Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday following a glacier burst, the ITBP, which is engaged in rescue and relief operations there, said.
  3. The Banaras Hindu University (BHU) administration is all set to reopen the university and start regular classes from February 22, after a long gap due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.The varsity hostels will reopen from February 17.
  4. In a shocking incident, an Indian Navy sailor from Jharkhand, who was kidnapped in Chennai, was brought to Palghar where he was allegedly set afire for refusing to pay the ransom amount, the police said on Saturday.
  5. The Uttar Pradesh government has introduced a system of issuing a unique 16-digit Unicode to mark all kinds of landholdings in the state, an official said on Sunday.
  6. Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Sunday said his ministry has set a target of operationalising 100 unserved and underserved airports and starting at least 1,000 air routes under the UDAN scheme.
  7. A "shortfall" of  1 lakh crore is likely in the upcoming Budget for Maharashtra, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar said on Sunday.
  8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced  2 lakh each for the family of those who have been killed in the tragic avalanche caused by a glacier breach in Chamoli, Uttrakhand.
  9. Twitter's Public Policy Director for India and South Asia, Mahima Kaul, resigned from her post in January to focus on her personal life, a senior official of the company has informed. She will continue in her role till March end, the official added.
  10. More than 57 lakh healthcare and frontline workers have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country till now, making India only the third country in the world with highest doses of vaccination, the Health ministry said today. Only the United States and the United Kingdom remain ahead of India, it said.
  11. Rajasthan civic polls: Congress gets chairperson posts to 48 urban local bodies, BJP secures 37
  12. The Meghalaya government has decided to reduce the tax on petrol and diesel in the state by Rs 2 per litre from Monday midnight.
  13. The Ashok Gehlot-led Rajasthan government has come up with this initiative to rehabilitate beggars across the state by equipping them with necessary life-skills.
  14. A shortfall of Rs 1 lakh crore is likely in the forthcoming Budget 2021-22 for Maharashtra, Deputy CM Ajit Pawar said.
  15. Tikait lauded the role of "khap panchayats" (caste councils) and their leaders in supporting the farmers' stir.
  16. According to a release by ITBP, it has trained 500 schoolchildren of Naxal-affected Kondagaon district in various sports including Hockey, Judo, and Archery since 2016.
  17. If everything goes well, materials on internet will soon be made available into India’s regional languages including Hindi and others in order to increase the digital power of country across the world.
  18. In his order issued on Saturday, special judge A T Wankhede cleared Rajan of all the charges due to lack of sufficient material to proceed against him in the case
  19. As per the Standard Operating Procedures (SoP) set by the School and Mass Education Department, classes will be held for two and a half hours beginning from 8 am every day, which will consist of three periods. As per the decision of the Mass Education department, the class room teaching for these two classes will continue till April 30.
  20. Mimansha Priyadarshini Rath, a girl from Sambalpur district has brought laurels for the state by winning the Opera Miss India 1st runners up title which was held virtually on Sunday.

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