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US urges Israel to limit civilian displacement in southern Gaza

The United States on Tuesday cautioned Israel against causing "significant further displacement" of Palestinians in southern Gaza amid its conflict with Hamas, per The Associated Press. Senior American officials reportedly said President Joe Biden's administration was seeking to avoid large-scale civilian casualties or mass displacements like what was seen prior to the ongoing temporary truce. This came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asserted his troops would hit Gaza with full force once the ceasefire comes to an end.


Rahul Dravid to continue as Team India's head coach: Details

BCCI has announced the extension of contracts for head coach Rahul Dravid and the support staff of the Indian cricket team (men's). As per a BCCI release, the board engaged in productive discussions with Dravid after the term of his contract ended following the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. The BCCI has acknowledged Dravid's instrumental role in molding the Indian Team and commended his exceptional professionalism.


Karnataka Government To Hold Emergency Meeting To Discuss Situation and Prevent Abortions

Following the female foeticide scandal that shocked the state, the Karnataka government is convening an emergency meeting on Wednesday to discuss the situation and initiate action. The Department of Health and Family Welfare is holding the meeting at Vidhana Soudha and it will be chaired by Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao. Minister Rao has directed the officers to be present with the required information to discuss about the female foeticide cases reported in the state and to initiate preventive measures.


World's first long-haul flight powered by recycled fuel launches today

Virgin Atlantic is gearing up for a groundbreaking flight from London to New York, powered entirely by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This first-of-its-kind long-haul flight, called Flight100, aims to demonstrate the potential of eco-friendly alternatives in aviation. The flight will feature a Virgin Boeing 787 with Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines. Onboard will be Virgin Atlantic's founder Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic's CEO Shai Weiss, and Britain's transport minister Mark Harper. No paying passengers or cargo will be part of this flight.


Robert De Niro claims anti-Trump remarks in speech were edited

At the 2023 Gotham Awards on Monday (local time), acclaimed actor Robert De Niro expressed his dismay and confusion when he discovered that portions of his speech had been edited without his knowledge. De Niro was there to present the Historical Icon and Creator Tribute award for Martin Scorsese's film, Killers of the Flower Moon, in which he co-starred alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone.


Centre places Rs. 36,468 crore order for Tejas fighter jets

The Centre has reportedly placed an order of Rs. 36,468 crore for 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk 1A Tejas aircraft with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). According to official sources on Saturday, the delivery of these Tejas fighter jets is scheduled for the beginning of February 2024.The Narendra Modi government has also sanctioned Rs. 9,000 crore to develop LCA Mk 2, a more lethal version of LCA Tejas.


Gujarat, Kerala, Nagaland and Tamil Nadu Did Not Appoint Nodal Officers To Prevent Incidents, Centre Tells Supreme Court

The Centre on Wednesday informed the Supreme Court that four states, namely, Gujarat, Kerala, Nagaland and Tamil Nadu, have not appointed nodal officers in accordance with the guidelines laid down by the apex court to prevent incidents of mob violence and lynching. Additional Solicitor General KM Natraj, appearing for the Union Government, told a Bench comprising Justices Sanjiv Khanna and SVN Bhatti that the above-mentioned four states did not respond to the letter addressed by the Union Home Ministry.