BHUBANESWAR l monday l august 08, 2022 l `9.00 l PAGES 12 l JEYPORE EDITION Dvorkovich-Anand duo takes charge of FIDE russian’s grip on the organisation total Five-time world champion Anand was part of Dvorkovich’s team. Dvorkovich received 157 votes as against 16 polled by his rival Andrii Baryshpolets while the number of invalid votes was 1 and abstentions stood at 5. The elections were held during the FIDE Congress which is being conducted alongside the 44th Chess Olympiad at Mahabalipuram Russia’s Arkady Dvorkovich re-elected as president, while India’s chess legend Viswanathan Anand elected his deputy India continue to dominate on board ■ ■ ■ India B played out a 2-2 draw against Azerbaijan in the 9th round in the open section, India A and C teams registered 3-1 wins India B’s D Gukesh’s 8-match winning run comes to an end In the women’s, top-seeded India A lost 2.5-1.5 to Poland, while India B beat Switzerland 4-0 and India C bettered Estonia 3-1 8 D Gukesh’s (Pic) winning streak comes to an end with a draw CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOgGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI CM urges Centre to make Odisha special focus state E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar Prime Minister Narendra Modi with chief ministers of 23 states and heads of UTs at a NITI Aayog meeting in New Delhi on Sunday GST compensation, MSP, dues figure in NITI meet E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ New Delhi Issues related to the extension of GST compensation, increasing states’ share in central taxes, demand for legal guarantee to the minimum support price (MSP) for crops, release of pending funds for central schemes, and cooperative federalism were raised by chief ministers during the seventh Governing Council m e e t i n g o f N I T I A ayo g chaired by Prime Minister N a re n d r a M o d i h e re o n Sunday. It was their first in-person meeting since the pandemic struck. It was attended 23 chief ministers, three lieutenant governors, two administrators and Union ministers. Telang ana CM K Chandrashekar Rao and his Bihar SSLV mission fails as sats put in wrong orbit E x p r e ss N e ws Se r v i c e @ New Delhi The maiden launch of ISRO’s new Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) on Sunday was a failure as two satellites it injected into orbit were unusable, the space agency said. “SSLV-D1 placed the satellites into 356 km x 76 km elliptical orbit instead of 356 km circular orbit. Satellites are no longer usable,” it tweeted. “As the 76 kms elliptical orbit was the lower most point and closer to the surface of the earth, the satellites placed in such an orbit will not stay for long time due to the atmosphere and will come down. The (two satellites) have already come down from that orbit and are no longer usable,” chairman of ISRO Dr S Somannath said. He said the satellites deviated from their paths due to an anomaly adding an expert com, mittee was analysing the data to determine what precisely caused the issue. While all three stages of the rocket performed well, there was some loss of data in its terminal phase. The launch vehicle was carrying an earth observation satellite EOS-02 weighing 145 kg and an educational satellite AzaadiSat, made by school girls from rural parts of the country to celebrate India’s 75 years of Independence. The payloads of AzaadiSat were integrated by the student team of ‘Space Kidz India’. counterpart Nitish Kumar skipped it while Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin did not attend because it was his father M Karunanidhi’s death anniversary Karnataka CM Basavaraj . Bommai is down with Covid. Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought support to raise the GST collection. “Increasing GST collection requires collective action by the Centre and the states. It is crucial for strengthening our economic position,” he said. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel sought a five-year extension of compensation to states in lieu of a fall in revenue due to the GST’s implementation. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reportedly left after the first half of the meeting, citing the cyclone situation in the state. She sought the ur- gent release of funds to the state on account of the implementation of MGNREGA and other central schemes. Calling for greater Centre-state cooperation, she asked the Centre to look into the demands of the states more seriously, adding no policies like implementing the National E d u c a t i o n Po l i cy ( N E P ) should be forced on them. Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann raised the matter of providing legal guarantee to MSP. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said the state has been historically neglected in subjects on the central list, such as telecom, railways and banking. “We have the lowest density in all these crucial infrastructures and I would urge the Central government to give special focus to Odisha,” he said. Super Sunday Amit back in focus Many were closely following Amit Panghal (51kg), especially after his disastrous Tokyo Olympics campaign. Amit had a point to prove and he did it with excellence. In the final, it was a lopsided bout with the Indian outplaying his rival. Page 11,12 Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday urged the Centre to make Odisha a special focus state and allocate funds for disaster proofing. Addressing the governing council meeting of the NITI Aayog presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, the Chief Minister said as the State is impacted almost every year by natural disasters, it is important to have disaster resilient infrastructure to protect the State and its people from the vagaries of nature. The Chief Minister also raised the issue of Central neglect and said that Odisha has the lowest density telecom, railways and banking infrastructure. “Historically we have been neglected in the subjects in the Central list including telecom, railways and banking. We have the lowest density in all these crucial infrastructures and I would urge the Centre to give special focus for Odisha,” he added. Stating that the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana has some implementation issues because of which genuine farmers have remained deprived in some cases, Chief Minister said and adding NITI Aayog may study this and suggest ways to protect the interest of farmers. Referring to the rural housing scheme, Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), Naveen said most of Woman of the moment Reigning world champ Nikhat Zareen (50kg) has been operating at a different level in recent times. Facing Carly McNaul of Northern Ireland in the 50kg final at CWG, Nikhat was always a step ahead and she maintained the gap to take the top prize. historic golden leap Eldhose Paul led India’s historic 1-2 finish in men’s triple jump as he won a rare gold (17.03m) in track and field events and fellow Kerala athlete Abdulla Aboobacker won silver. e x p r e ss r e a d CUET-UG phase II exam postponed to Aug 24-28 New Delhi: The National Testing Agency on Sunday again rescheduled phase two of CUET-UG exam which was to be held on August 12-14 for those students who were unable write the exams on August 4 due to technical glitches. The exams are now to be held from August 24-28 Ahead of I-Day, ISIS terrorist nabbed in Delhi New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency arrested an active ISIS member from New Delhi, an official said on Sunday. Mohsin Ahmad is an active member of ISIS and was collecting funds for the terror group from sympathisers in India and abroad, officials said the tribal and KBK districts have been bypassed from new allocation. He requested the Centre to immediately resolve this issue and allocate houses as the Odisha government has complied to all the queries raised in this regard. He suggested that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) should be transformed and AMSAR Act amended to make the systems in the country on a par with global benchmarks as conservation and preservation systems have changed globally both in terms of technology and legal framework. This will greatly help in protecting heritage sites including Konark, he added. He appreciated the role played by the Prime Minister as the then Chief Minister of Gujarat in protecting and conserving step wells in Gujarat including the ‘Rani Ka Vav’ listed in UNESCO heritage site. Stating that India is at the crossroads of becoming a great economic superpower rooted in inclusive growth and NITI Aayog can play an important role in facilitating this. He also maintained that NITI Aayog should resolve disputes arising in the implementation of Central schemes as this will promote cooperative federalism and speedy implementation of schemes. “We all accept that the State and Central governments are political entities and sometimes there are disputes in the implementation of Central schemes,” he added. Sulking JD(U) says it won’t join the Centre R a m a s h a n k a r @ Patna On a day Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar skipped the NITI Aayog meeting in Delhi for the second time in a row, his party continued to be in a sulk saying it will not join the Union ministry despite a vacancy created by its former member R C P Singh’s resignation from the Cabinet. JD(U)’s national chief Rajiv Ranjan Singh a.k.a Lalan Singh said his party will stick to its 2019 stand on the issue. He, however, added that the JD(U) will continue to be part of the NDA. In 2019, Nitish had announced that the party would stay away from the Union cabinet. “We still stick to our earlier stand,” he said. He blamed R C P Singh for unilaterally reversing it in 2021 when the latter was the national head of the party “Nitish Kumar . could not react to his (RCP’s) decision for obvious reasons,” Lalan claimed. Lalan also obliquely attacked the state BJP, saying a plot was being hatched to weaken Nitish. A second Chirag Paswan model was being conjured up to do so, he alleged. Paswan had fielding his party’s candidates against the JD(U) in the Assembly elections, which resulted in the defeat of the JD(U) in about 20 Assembly seats. 1 2 5 p a p e r s , 6 p a t e nts TN’s Kalaiselvi first woman to head CSIR E x p r e ss N e ws Se r v i c e @ Chennai Breaking the glass ceiling, senior scientist Nallathamby Kalaiselvi has become the first woman to be appointed as Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), a consortium of 38 research institutes across the country . The scientist, who hails from Ambasamudhram in Tirunelveli district, started her career as an entry-level scientist. She is known for her work in the field of lithium-ion batteries, and is currently the Director of the CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute in Karaikudi. She will succeed Shekhar Mande, who retired in April, and Rajesh Gokhale, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, was given the additional charge of CSIR. She will also hold charge as Secretary of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. Congratulating Kalaiselvi, Chief Minister M K Stalin said her achievements proved Tamil education is not an obstacle for achieving excellence in science. Kalaiselvi had completed her entire schooling in Tamil medium. In 2019, Kalaiselvi became the first woman to lead the Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI). She has more than 125 research papers and six patents to her credit. Her work in the field of lithium-ion batteries is important keeping in mind the country’s focus on clean mobility solutions and push for affordable electric vehicles. Her research work is primarily focused on electrochemical power systems and in particular the development of electrode materials and electrochemical evaluation of in-house prepared electrode materials for their suitability in energy storage device assembly . Under her guidance, eight scholars have received PhD and six others are currently pursuing doctorate. She is a recipient of several awards including MRSI medal and C S I R R a m a n Re s e a rch Fellowship. Completed schooling in Tamil medium Kalaiselvi had completed her entire schooling in Tamil medium. In 2019, she became the first woman to lead CSIR-CECRI. Her work in the field of lithium-ion batteries is critical considering India’s focus on clean mobility solutions and the Central government’s e-vehicle push. Jab-o-meter Take your shot Aug 6 24,78,648 doses Aug 7 33,42,858 doses Total doses 2,06,56,20,405 NATIONWIDE aug 6 aug 7 Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 19,406 19,928 49 18,738 18,558 40 aug 6 aug 7 odisha Fresh cases Recoveries Deaths 836 882 1 730 704 0 Coming soon, 790 food streets across country On the lines of Singapore’s world-famous open air food courts that have Unesco status, India is planning 790w Indigenous Food Streets to promote the country’s and unique street food culture | P7 Shunned by in-laws on suspicion of having cancer, woman ends life in fixing the couple’s marriage and requested him to ask her husband and in-laws IN a shocking incident, a to take her back to their house, 24-year-old woman died by but to no avail, police added. suicide after allegedly being When the woman herself shunned by her husband and tried to contact her husband, in-laws on suspicion of suffer- mother-in-law and sister-ining from cancer. law over phone, they reportThe victim, a native of Nia- edly blocked her number. Upli, had married Prashant Ku- set over not being accepted by mar Patra of Patia here on her husband, the traumatised June 8, this year. Her woman ended her life travails began when on Saturday, IIC of she reportedly deMancehswar police veloped pain in tooth station Sudhir Kumar on June 20. Her husSahoo said. She reportedly developed tooth band, mother-in-law She was staying pain on June 20. and sister-in-law alwith her family memHer in-laws le gedly took her bers at their rented took her to a local allegedly took her accommodation in doctor, who suspect- took her to a local GGP Colony under doctor, who ed cancer. They al- suspected cancer. Mancheswar police le gedly be gan to limits after being They then began blame her for the turned away by her to blame her for disease and things husband, who is inthe disease came to such a point volved in construcSudhir Sahoo, IIC, that they asked her tion business. After Mancheswar PS family members to the incident, the take her back to wo m a n’s b r o t h e r their house, police said. lodged a complaint at ManThe worried family mem- cheswar police station. bers then got her examined at “A case has been registered two major private hospitals in under Sections 306 (abetment the city where it was con- of suicide), 498A (cruelty to firmed the she didn’t have woman by husband or his relcancer. The victim’s family atives) and 34 (common intenmembers then contacted the tion) of the Indian Penal Code middle-man who had assisted (IPC),” Sahoo said. E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @ Bhubaneswar Israel accepts Egyptbrokered truce Israel on Sunday agreed to an Egyptian proposed truce with Palestinian militants in Gaza after three days of intense conflict, an Egyptian source said, as Islamic Jihad reported talks toward a ceasefire were underway | P9
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