YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 28 C MIN 16 C CONG IS MAINLY RESPONSIBLE FOR BJP GAINS IN BIHAR ASSEMBLY POLL OPINION Sky will be clear. PAK BANS ONLINE PAYMENTS FOR INDIAN ELECTRONIC MEDIA CONTENT WORLD Morning India Rs. 5 RANCHI SATURDAY, 14 NOV, 2020 PG-12, YEAR—10, ISSUE—191 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) CM stresses quality education in schools NOTICE The office of ‘Morning India’ will remain closed on account of Diwali on Saturday. There will be no edition of the newspaper on Sunday. The next issue of the newspaper will hit the stands on Monday. We wish our readers, hawkers and staff members a very HAPPY DIWALI AT A GLANCE SANJAY SAHAY WITH GLOBAL OIL PRICES RISING, PETROL/DIESEL RATES MAY RISE NEW DELHI: Oil marketing companies seem to have lost the opportunity to provide another bonanza to consumers this festive season by bringing down the pump price of auto fuels -- petrol and diesel. With global oil price witnessing a sharp increase for the last few days in the wake of the rising demand and falling inventories, OMCs may actually increase the price of the two auto fuels in coming days. BUSINESS FM SEEKS SUGGESTIONS FOR ANNUAL BUDGET 2021-22 FROM NOV 15 NEW DELHI: The Union Finance Ministry has decided to launch a microsite on MyGov platform to receive ideas for the annual budget 2021-22 from various stakeholders. The app will go live on November 15, 2020, and will remain open till November 30, 2020 to receive ideas for the budget, the Ministry of Finance said in an official release. Over the years, the Finance Ministry has been holding pre-budget consultations. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 8,730,717 TOTAL DEATH: 128,726 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 53,233,097 TOTAL DEATH: 1,301,818 LET THERE BE LIGHT Earthen lamps lit on the bank of River Saryu as part of 'Deepotsava' celebrations on the occasion of Diwali, in Ayodhya on Friday. ANI Pak violates ceasefire in J&K, lose around 7 soldiers SRINAGAR: Around seven Pakistan Army soldiers were killed and a dozen were injured after Indian Army retaliated to Pakistan's unprovoked ceasefire violation along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. Indian Army destroyed various enemy positions, terror launch pads and fuel dumps. India too lost three soldiers in the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in a bid to push terrorists from their terror launch pads. Top sources said that inputs suggest that six to seven Pakistan Army soldiers, including two SSG Commandos, were killed in retaliatory action while 10 to 12 were injured. Indian Army resorted to heavy shelling and destroyed Pakistan Army bunkers, fuel dumps and launch pads across 200 km of the Line of Control. The Indian Army released videos showing Pakistan Army positions being hit across the Line of Control on Friday. The army said in a statement: "Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation along the LoC spread India too lost three soldiers in the unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan in a bid to push terrorists from their terror launch pads. Top sources said that inputs suggest that six to seven Pakistan Army soldiers, including two SSG Commandos, were killed in retaliatory action. across multiple sectors including Dawar, Keran, Uri and Naugam." The force also said that Pakistan used mortars and other weapons. The shelling started at 11 a.m. and ended at 1 p.m. "Pakistan deliberately targeted civilian areas," the Indian Army stated. Three Indian Army soldiers have been killed in action while three others have been injured. The force said that Indian troops retaliated strongly, causing substantial damage to Pakistan Army's infrastructure, resulting in casualties across the LoC. "Several ammunition dumps, FOL dumps and multiple terrorist launch pads have been damaged," the Indian Army said. Pakistan is making all attempts to push terrorists in the Valley amid snowfall in the region. "Hundreds of terrorists are holed up at launch pads across the Line of Control. We have inputs that Pakistan is making deliberate attempts to push them into the Valley," said a source. The source further said that Indian Army had foiled an attempted infiltration bid earlier in the day. Suspicious movement was noticed by the Indian troops at the forward posts along the Line of Control in Keran Sector. "The suspected infiltration bid was foiled by alert troops," the army said. RANCHI: Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren on Friday said that his government was striving to provide quality education to children in accordance with the changing times. While addressing a group of 'baal patrakar (child journalists)' at his residence, the CM said that his government was sensitive towards the girl's education, adding an educated girl can empower an entire generation. He said that children are facing problems in education during the lockdown, adding his government was continuously thinking of solutions. He mentioned that the curriculum of classes has also been cut down. He stated that topics on child labour and child marriage should be included in the syllabus of the schools. This will not only educate the children but also their parents, he added. The CM said it was sad that many parents sell off their children owing to poverty. He observed that even though the government has framed laws making child marriage and child labour crime such incidents will occur till people are poor. Our government is trying to bring the people out of poverty, he said. The CM said that it was also important to inculcate skills among the youths apart from education. He said a skilled person is more likely to get employment than an educated person. He stated that an educated person falls into depression when he or she does not get a job. He said that the concept of child journalist was good but the members also face several challenges. He urged the UNICEF to publish a magazine comprising of write-ups of child journalists. It may be stated here that UNICEF has been conducting the children journalist programme since 2009. This year the organisation trained more than 550 child journalists on their rights in Ranchi district. The children are now spreading awareness on nutrition, health, child marriage, child labour and education. They have also educated many people on Covid in recent days. So far 20,000 child journalists have been linked to the programme. Several child journalists informed the CM about their works related to awareness on Covid, child marriage and child labour. The UNICEF Jharkhand chief Prashanta Das and office bearer Astha Alang were present on the occasion. Russian Covid vax arrives in Nitish tenders resignation India for human clinical trial Recommends dissolution of Bihar Vidhan Sabha ahead of key NDA meet NEW DELHI: The Russian 'Sputnik V' vaccine for Covid19 has arrived in India following the nod to Pharma major Dr Reddy's Laboratories to conduct an adaptive phase 2/3 human clinical trial for the vaccine in the country. In a video that surfaced on media, containers with logos of Dr Reddy's and Sputnik V being unloaded from a small truck was seen. On Wednesday, Russia's National Research Centre for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund announced that the Sputnik V vaccine demonstrated high efficacy -- 92 per cent. On September 4, The Lancet, one of world's leading medical journals, published a research paper on the results of Phase I and Phase II clinical trials of the vaccine that showed no serious adverse events and effective immune response of those vaccinated. Requests for more than 1.2 billion doses of Sputnik V vaccine came from over 50 countries. The vaccine supplies for the global market will be produced by RDIF's international partners in India, Brazil, China, South Korea and other countries Earlier this October, Dr Reddy's and Russia Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to conduct an adaptive phase 2/3 human clinical trial for the Sputnik V vaccine in India. "The government is committed to fast-track clinical development of COVID vaccine candidates and provide facilitation to accelerate market readiness of a suitable vaccine," said Renu Swarup, Secretary, DBT and Chairperson, BIRAC. On August 11, the Sputnik V vaccine developed by the Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology. PATNA: Decks were cleared on Friday for the formation of a new government in Bihar with Nitish Kumar, who is set to return as the chief minister, handing over to Governor Phagu Chauhan the resignation of his ministry and the recommendation to dissolve the state assembly, officials said. The governor accepted the resignation and asked Kumar to continue as the caretaker chief minister till the new NDA government is sworn in. Earlier, leaders all the four constituents of the NDA Kumars JD(U), BJP, HAM and Vikassheel Insaan Party had met informally at 1, Anney Marg, the Chief CM Nitish Kumar presents his resignation letter to Governor Fagu Chauhan in Patna on Friday. ANI Minister's official residence, where it was decided that all the newly elected NDA MLAs will meet on Sunday and formally elect Kumar as their leader. "The meeting will start at 12:30 pm on Sunday, November 15 where all further decisions will be taken," Kumar had told reporters later. He had also said the current state cabinet will be holding its last meeting in the evening where a decision on the dissolution of the assembly, the tenure of which expires on November 29, will be taken. "These formalities have to be completed before the formation of a new government. The cabinet's recommendations will be forwarded to the governor whose nod will be followed by other steps leading to the formation of a new government," Kumar added. Rahul Gandhi has nervous, uninformed quality: Obama’s memoir ‘A PROMISED LAND’: CONGRESS LEADER IS LIKE A STUDENT WHO IS ‘EAGER TO IMPRESS’ BUT LACKS APTITUDE F ormer Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congres leader Rahul Gandhi find a place in the new memoir by former US President Barack Obama. While he calls Manmohan Singh as "having a kind of impassive integrity," he describes Rahul Gandhi as one who is "eager to impress" but "lacked either the aptitude or the passion" to master the subject, according to a review of the book published in the New York Times. "Rahul Gandhi has a nervous, unformed quality about him, as if he were a student who'd done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject," says the review quoting Obama. The reviewer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, quotes Obama directly from his book "A Promised Land", that is set for release later this month and touches upon personal and political life including the eight years that he spent at the White House. Adichie says Obama's biographical sketches are masterful in their brevity and insight and humour. "Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and the Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh both come across as having a kind of impassive integrity," Obama said. Incidentally, Obama and his wife Michelle Obama had for their first official state dinner hosted Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur in November 2009. The former US president talks about other leaders too. Russian President Putin is described as "Physically, he was unremarkable." Current President-elect Joe Biden is described as "a decent, honest, loyal man" who "might get prickly if he thought he wasn't given his due -- a quality that might flare up when dealing with a much younger boss." Obama, the review says, also writes about "the handsomeness of men like Charlie Crist and Rahm Emanuel, but not the beauty of women, except for one or two instances, as in the case of Sonia Gandhi," The former President said he had written the memoir for young people. "More than anyone else, I wrote my book for young people-- as an invitation to once again remake the world, and to bring about, through hard work, determination, and a big dose of imagination, an America that finally aligns with all that is best in us," Obama tweeted. Meanwhile, Two Indian Americans have been named to head key teams that will help Joe Biden's administration to hit the ground running as soon as he is sworn-in as president on January 20. Arun Majumdar, the director of the Precourt Institute of Energy at Stanford University is to head the team dealing with the Department of Energy, which also designs, manufacturers and tests nuclear weapons. The team includes University of California Berkely physics pro- fessor Ramamoorthy Ramesh, who is one of the 21 Indian Americans appointed to teams dealing with different departments and agencies. Kiran Ahuja is the head of the team dealing with the federal administration's human resources agency, the federal investigation office for the civil service and the protection of whistleblowers. The agency review teams that are to ensure "a smooth transfer of power," according to the BidenHarris transition organisation. Kamala Harris is to be the vice president. These review teams are separate from the high-powered Covid-19 Advisory Board cochaired by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and includes Atul Gawande.