News you need to know before starting your day: 27 September 2021

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27 September, 2021


  1. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expanded his Cabinet Sunday evening, inducting seven new ministers. Jitin Prasada was inducted as a Cabinet Minister while six others — Chhatrapal Singh Gangwar, Paltu Ram, Sangita Balwant, Sanjeev Kumar, Dinesh Khatik and Dharmvir Singh — were administered oath as Ministers of State (MoS). With their induction, the strength of the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has gone up to 60. Indian Express
  2. The Samyukt Kisan Morcha’s (SKM) call for a Bharat Bandh on Monday, to mark the first anniversary of the three controversial farm laws getting Presidential assent, has garnered support from all sections of the society, including political parties. Many Opposition parties have expressed their support to the bandh — while Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has supported the bandh, Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejashwi Yadav has announced that he will participate in the nationwide strike. Indian Express
  3. Cyclone Gulab began its landfall process on Sunday evening, the India Meteorological Department said. The system is likely to cross North Andhra Pradesh-South Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur as a cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 75-85 kmph gusting to 96 kmph during the next three hours. Indian Express
  4. Women lawyers should raise their voices “with anger” for 50 per cent reservation in the judiciary, which they are entitled to, Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said Sunday as he called for “urgent correction” of the gender imbalance. Indian Express
  5. In an attempt to pacify angry sugarcane farmers ahead of the upcoming 2022 Assembly elections, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday announced a hike of Rs 25 per quintal in the purchase price of sugarcane in the state. Indian Express


Relevant Google Trends Today

  1. Happy Daughters’ Day 2021: The fourth Sunday of September is globally celebrated as International Daughter’s Day. This year, Daughter’s Day will be celebrated on September 26.
  2. September 26, marks the 89th birthday of former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh, who was in office for two consecutive terms and who was the first Sikh to hold the top post in the country.


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