Mid-day News Nuggets


1. Chidambaram demands explanation from govt on BJP MP's claim of 'Chinese' village in Arunachal

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram demanded answers from the government on Monday on BJP MP Tapir Gao's claim that China has built a 100-house village in the "disputed area" deep into the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.

2. Arunachal minister inspects sports academy at Changlang district

Arunachal Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Mama Natung on Monday visited Changlang district and inspected the state sports academy, including other developmental projects.

3. Maruti Suzuki hikes price of select models up to Rs 34,000

India's largest car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki has decided to hike the price of select car models up to Rs 34,000, to ease input costs inflation.

4. Centre releases 12th Instalment of Rs 6,000 cr to States to meet GST compensation shortfall

The Centre on Monday released the twelfth weekly installment of Rs 6,000 crore to the States and Union Territories to meet the GST compensation shortfall.

5. Indo-French bilateral Air exercise to start from Jan 20

Indian Air Force and French Air and Space Force (Armée de l'Air et de l'Espace) will conduct a bilateral Air exercise, Ex Desert Knight-21 at Air Force Station Jodhpur from January 20 to 24.

6. Modi, Xi Jinping among world leaders to participate in virtual Davos summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese premier Xi Jinping will be among the top world leaders who will participate in a five-day online Davos Agenda Summit of the World Economic Forum (WEF) later this month.