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News of the day:Turkey hit by earthquake of magnitude 7.8, CJI Chandrachud administers oath of office to five new Supreme Court judges and more

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More than 1,300 people were killed and thousands injured when an earthquake struck, collapsing apartment blocks and heaping more destruction on Syrian cities already devastated by years of war.

A second earthquake of magnitude 7.6 struck southeastern Turkey's Kahramanmaras region on Monday, the country's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said. It occurred at a depth of 7 km, AFAD said adding that the epicenter of the quake was Elbistan region of Kahramanmaras province, reports Reuters.

The death toll has continued to rise rapidly following a strong earthquake which rocked southern Turkey and northern Syria in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Indian government on Monday decided to immediately dispatch search and rescue teams of the National Disaster Response Force, medical teams and relief material to earthquake-hit Turkey following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's instructions to offer all possible assistance to the country.


Chief Justice of India D Y Chandrachud on Monday administered the oath of office to five new judges of the Supreme Court.

Justices Pankaj Mithal, Sanjay Karol, P V Sanjay Kumar, Ahsanuddin Amanullah and Manoj Misra were administered the oath during a swearing-in ceremony held in the Supreme Court premises.

With the appointment of the five judges, the total number of judges in the apex court has risen to 32, two short of the full strength.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited's helicopter factory -- the country's largest chopper manufacturing facility -- in Tumakuru district of Karnataka.

Bengaluru-headquartered HAL plans to produce more than 1,000 helicopters in the range of 3-15 tonne with a total business of more than Rs 4 lakh crore over a period of 20 years at this facility in Gubbi taluk, officials said.


The St Xavier's University in Calcutta conferred an honorary DLitt on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday.

She was honoured for her contribution in the field of social services and spread of education, vice-chancellor Father Felix Raj said before handing the citation to Banerjee in presence of Governor CV Ananda Bose at the varsity's fourth convocation.


The mortal remains of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf will be brought back to the country in a special flight from Dubai on Monday and will be laid to rest in Karachi, media reports said. The special flight from Dubai to repatriate the mortal remains of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf was delayed, media reports said on Monday.

Musharraf, the architect of the Kargil War in 1999, died on Sunday in Dubai after a prolonged illness. 


The BJP Monday accused the Aam Aadmi Party of coming out with excuses to stall the mayoral election, as the MCD House was adjourned for a third time in a month without completing the poll process.

BJP leaders said their councilors, aldermen and MPs who have voting right in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) House will stage a protest outside the AAP headquarters here on Tuesday.

BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri, who addressed a press conference along with other party colleagues, rejected AAP's opposition to allow aldermen (nominated councilors) to vote in the mayoral poll.

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After shooting down a suspected Chinese surveillance balloon, the US military said it is searching for the debris on Sunday off the South Carolina coast.

The Navy is working to recover the balloon and its payload, General Glen Van Herck, commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and US Northern Command, said on Sunday. He added that the Coast Guard was providing security for the operation.


Opposition MPs on Monday held a protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament complex demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe or a Supreme Court-monitored investigation into the Adani issue.Both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha were adjourned till 2 PM after opposition members held protest in Parliament seeking a discussion on the issue.

The protest by various opposition parties followed a meeting on Monday morning to coordinate their joint strategy in the House on the Adani issue.Among the parties that participated in the meeting held in the chamber of Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge were the Congress, DMK, NCP, BRS, JDU, SP, CPM, CPI, JMM, RLD, RSP, AAP, IUML, RJD and Shiv Sena.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday alleged that Tipra Motha, headed by former royal scion Pradyot Manikya Debbarma, has a "secret understanding" with the Congress and the CPI(M). Newly formed regional outfit Tipra Motha, which won the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) polls in 2021, has decided to go solo in the February 16 assembly elections. It will contest 42 of the 60 constituencies.

Shah, while addressing a rally in Shantirbazar area, said that two BJP chief ministers in the last five years have ensured security of Tripura, which was earlier witnessing cross-border infiltration and militancy.


Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Monday announced a Global Climate Resilience Fund of 50 million dollars for women to fight climate change.

The fund will empower women and communities to fight climate change and help provide new livelihood resources and education, she said addressing salt pan workers near Kuda village in Gujarat's Surendranagar district.

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