Shiv sena crises
40 MLAs with me, claims Eknath Shinde after reaching Guwahati; Uddhav calls Cabinet meet at 1 pm
Amid deepening political crisis in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called a Cabinet meeting at 1 pm on Wednesday. Earlier on Tuesday evening, Milind Narvekar, the personal assistant of the CM, and MLC Ravindra Fatak held a meeting with Eknath Shinde at Surat’s Le Meridien hotel in an attempt to pacify him and convince him to return. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that the outcome of the discussion would be conveyed to CM Uddhav. Meanwhile, BJP MLA Sanjay Kute also held a meeting with Shinde at the Surat hotel, where the latter is staying, sources said. The party, meanwhile, has removed Shinde from the post of party group leader, replacing him with MLA Ajay Chaudhary.
Maharashtra News Live Updates, June 22, 2022: Shortly after landing in Guwahati, Assam along with other rebel MLAs from Maharashtra,Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde told reporters there were 40 MLAs present along with him, who would “carry forward Balasaheb Thackeray’s Hindutva”.
Critical information infrastructure
In a notification issued on June 16, 2022, the Union Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) has declared IT resources of HDFC bank, ICICI Bank, and NPCI as ‘critical information infrastructure (CII)’.
What is critical information infrastructure?
According to Information Technology Act of 2000, “Critical Information Infrastructure” is a “computer resource”. Incapacitation or destruction of such resource have debilitating impact on national security, public health, economy, or public safety”.
Who declare entity as Critical Information Infrastructure?
Under the IT Act 2000, the Union government has the power to declare any data, IT network, database, or communications infrastructure as Critical Information Infrastructure, in order to protect that digital asset. In case, any person who secures access or tries to secure access to protected system, can be put behind the bars for up to 10 years.
Ex khaan quest -2022 multinational peacekeeping exercise
The Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise “Ex Khaan Quest -2022” was concluded on June 20, 2022 at “Peace Support Operations Training Centre” in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
- Ex Khaan Quest 2022 was conducted from June 06 to June 20, 2022.
- It provided a platform for sharing best practices and mutual learning amongst armies from 16 Nations.
- Indian contingent was represented by personnel from “LADAKH SCOUTS”. They participated in the field training and Command Post exercise.
Giant 300kg stingray breaks record as largest freshwater fish ever discovered
The world’s largest recorded freshwater fish has been discovered in the Mekong River in Cambodia, say scientists.
The giant stingray measured almost 4 metres from snout to tail and weighed slightly under 300 kg, according to a statement on Monday by Wonders of the Mekong, a joint Cambodian-US research project.
The previous record for a freshwater fish was a 293 kg Mekong giant catfish, discovered in Thailand in 2005, the group said.
Freshwater fish are defined as those that spend their entire lives in freshwater, as opposed to giant marine species such as bluefin tuna and marlin, or fish that migrate between fresh and saltwater like the huge beluga sturgeon.