Tropical Cyclone Chapala hits Yemen triggering heavy floods

A rare tropical Cyclone Chapala has slammed into Yemen triggering heavy flooding and causing damage in coastal region of the war racked country. The cyclone made landfall in the south eastern provinces of Hadramawt and Shabwa along the Gulf of Aden coast of Yemen in Arabian Sea bringing winds of speed more than 100 kms per hour.

Maharashtra Government approves APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna

Maharashtra Government has approved APJ Abdul Kalam Amrut Yojna scheme to provide one full hot cooked nutritious food to pregnant, lactating women in the tribal areas. It was approved by the state Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai.
Objective: To curb malnutrition among tribal children by providing nutrition to pregnant women for 6 months when the child’s growth is at its peak. The scheme is an initiative of Tribal Development department of state government.

UNGA Disarmament Committee adopts draft resolution backing abolition of nuclear arms

United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) Disarmament Committee or First Committee has adopted a draft resolution calling for the abolition of nuclear arms. The resolution was submitted by Japan and was adopted by 156 member countries, while 17 abstaining and 3 voting against it including China and Russia. But it failed to secure endorsement US, Britain, France and other key powers as they abstained from voting despite supporting it.

Pakistani Cricketer Shoaib Malik announces retirement from Test Cricket

Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik announced his retirement from Test cricket and now will play only in the One-Day International (ODI). He made this announcement after finishing Test match against England in Sharjah, UAE after he had made a comeback in Test format after five years of gap.

Daughters cannot inherit ancestral property if father died 
before 2005: SC

Supreme Court has ruled that a daughter’s right to ancestral property does not arise if the father died before Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005 came into force in 2005. This judgement invalidating retrospective effect of Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005 was given by a SC bench comprising of Justices Anil R Dave and Adarsh K Goel.

Delhi to host first international film festival for the persons with disabilities in December 2015.The film festival will show case cinemas that open our world to their mind space, and sensitize on issue relating to disabilities.

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