Five things to watch out for today

| Updated on January 19, 2018


The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee is likely take a final decision on whether to allow genetically engineered mustard for commercial cultivation today. The GEAC, comprising government officials from different ministries and experts from outside, will base the results on field trials.

The 12th South Asian Games starts today. Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the biggest multi-sporting event in the Saarc region in Guwahati today. The inaugural ceremony is held at the Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium.

Indian squads for the upcoming Asia Cup T20 tournament in Bangladesh and the subsequent ICC World Twenty20 championship in India will be chosen by the national selection panel in Delhi today. India would play a three-game T20 series at home against Sri Lanka from February 9, ahead of the multi-nation T20 events.

In Kerala, the Left Democratic Front will take out an Assembly march seeking the resignation of chief minister Oommen Chandy and power minister Aryadan Mohammed who are facing bribery charges in the solar scam. The Assembly session begins today.

Prime Minister Modi will today inaugurate a ₹10,000-crore gas cracker project near Dibrugarh in Assam. This is the first petrochemical project to be set up in the North-East. The foundation stone of the project was laid about nine years ago by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Published on February 05, 2016

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