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Daily News Digest:15 February 2019

India’s First Semi High Speed Train, “Vande Bharat Express" flagged off

India’s first semi-high speed train the Vande Bharat Express was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 Feb 2019.

The train will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in nine hours and forty-five minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad where there will be special programmes.

Expert Committee on Determining Methodology for Fixing National Minimum Wage submits report

A government-appointed expert committee has proposed doubling the national-level minimum wage for a worker in the country to Rs 9,750 a month, up from a floor of Rs 4,576 at present.

The committee has alternatively proposed a national minimum wage at various regional levels in the range of Rs 8,892-11,622 a month (depending on local factors) and suggested an additional house rent allowance for urban workers.

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM- SYM) came into effect

Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM) is being rolled out by the Ministry of Labour and Employment from February 15, 2019.

The scheme announced in the Interim Budget was notified by the Ministry recently. As many as 42 crore workers are estimated to be engaged in the unorganized sector of the country.

India signs defence pacts with Germany and Sweden

India concluded defence cooperation and security protection agreements with Germany and Sweden during the on-going visit of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on 14 Feb.

The agreement will enable both the countries to share classified information with each other.

Sushil Chandra appointed Election Commissioner

Sushil Chandra, a 1980-batch Indian Revenue Service (IRS) official has been appointed as the election commissioner.

He will join the Election Commission of India as the second election commissioner.

Present chief election commissioner is Sunil Arora.

Sportstar Aces Lifetime Achievement Award for Prakash Padukone

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone was bestowed with the Lifetime achievement award at the Sportstar Aces awards on 14 Feb.

In the Sportsman of the Year (Cricket) category, India skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah were declared as joint winners.

Sudanese refugee wins Martin Ennals human rights prize

A Sudanese refugee detainee has received a top human rights award Martin Ennals Award for exposing what he has described as Australia's "inhumane" treatment of asylum seekers.

Abdul Aziz Muhamat, 26, was held at the Manus Island detention centre after fleeing violence in Darfur.

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