Madhya Pradesh to Launch Vande Metro Train Service Between Indore and Ujjain

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Mohan Yadav announced the launch of a Vande Metro train service between Indore and Ujjain, ahead of the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in 2028. This initiative aims to enhance transportation for devotees and improve connectivity between the two cities. The decision follows the completion of a feasibility survey and discussions with the Union railway minister on incorporating advanced technology and high-speed operations.

Taylor Swift and Prince William Share a Selfie at London Eras Tour

Pop star Taylor Swift and Prince William posed for a selfie at the first night of Swift’s Eras tour in London. Swift also wished the Prince a happy birthday on her social media. The Prince and Princess of Wales’ social media account also thanked Swift for the evening. The city celebrated Swift’s arrival with a special London Underground map and a military band rendition of one of her songs. Swift is set to perform a total of eight shows in London.

Aadhaar-Based Biometric Authentication to Combat Fake Invoicing: Key Decisions from GST Council Meeting

The GST Council has approved biometric-based Aadhaar authentication for combating fake invoicing. The council also discussed bringing petrol and diesel under GST, a uniform rate for milk cans, and GST exemption for Indian Railways’ services. Other news includes the Speaker Protem row, Paytm layoff allegations, IMD weather updates, and the formation of a high-level committee for NEET 2024.

Monsoon Advance Over Northwest India, Rainfall Expected Across Country

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the monsoon’s advancement over northwest India between June 27 and July 3. The IMD forecasts near-normal to above-normal rainfall across most of the country, except for the Western Himalayan Region and West Rajasthan, where it anticipates below-normal precipitation. The monsoon’s progress is influenced by the current El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) neutral conditions, with a potential transition to La Niña by August.

Southwest Airlines Flight Plunges to Low Altitude Over Oklahoma Neighborhood, Triggering Alarms

A Southwest Airlines flight descended to a dangerously low altitude over a residential area in Oklahoma City, triggering alarms and causing fear among residents. The incident, involving Flight 4069, occurred on June 19 and followed another concerning incident involving a Southwest plane dropping to just 400 feet above the Pacific Ocean in April. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is currently investigating both incidents.

Congress Criticizes MP Government’s Curriculum Change Amidst Paper Leaks and Scams

The Congress party in Madhya Pradesh has criticized the state government’s decision to include teachings of Lord Ram and Lord Krishna in the education curriculum, urging them to prioritize addressing issues like paper leaks and corruption instead. The party’s president, Jitendra Patwari, acknowledged the importance of religious teachings but stressed the detrimental effects of exam irregularities on students’ futures.

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