According to a report by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), the Akhilesh Yadav-led government in Uttar Pradesh during its tenure had allowed irregularities worth Rs 97000 crore under various departments.
The Yadav-led government had failed to submit utilisation certificates, which amounted to Rs 97,906.27 crore as per CAGs state finances report between 2014 and March 2017.
While most of the certificates were from the panchayati raj department that amounted to Rs 254990.95 crore, the other reports were from the education department (Rs 25,693.52 crore) and the social welfare department (Rs 26,927.49 crore). The CAG advised the finance department to refrain from releasing additional funds to these departments until they certified that the money provided to them in the past had been fully exhausted.
Samajwadi Party spokesperson Sunil Yadav, denying CAGs claims, as per India Today, said, The findings of the CAG report don’t mean that corruption or fraud took place. Similar reports had come in the past from Maharashtra and Gujarat, which are BJP-ruled states. Both of them denied charges of corruption. The CAG had also alleged discrepancies in the allocation of 2G spectrum during the UPA regime. However, the accused were acquitted by the court
Umesh Yadav teases teammate Shubham Gill with epic Tinder billboards in Nagpur
Indian cricketer Umesh Yadav had a ‘field day’ teasing his team member Shubham Gill after Tinder – a popular dating app – showed a photo of a girl with a placard on large billboards in Nagpur that read, “Shubman idhar toh dekh lo” (Shubman, have a look here).” Tinder was quick to capitalise on the joke and turn it into hoardings in Nagpur ahead of India first Test match vs Australia.
Taking to twitter, Yadav wrote, “Poora Nagpur bol raha hai, Shubman Gill ab toh dekh le.”
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) February 3, 2023
During India’s T20 match in Ahmedabad, a picture of a female fan holding a placard that read ‘Tinder, Shubman se match kara do” (Tinder, match me with Shubman)’ had gone viral.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) would host the opening Test of the four-game Border Gavaskar Trophy from February 9 to 13 at Jamtha in Nagpur.
PM Modi world’s most popular leader: Survey
A US-based firm Morning Consult released a list of world leaders trending on the basis of their approval ratings among 22 nations. Prime Minister Narendra Modi became the most popular leader in the world with an approval rating of over 75% thus leaving behind US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
All 31 days in January 2023 in Nagpur observed to be polluted, reveals study
As per the recent survey of Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, the entire month of January (all 31 days) in Nagpur this year saw tremendously high levels of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2).
The survey that released pictures of the same showed increased levels of SO2 and NO2 not just in Nagpur but in cities including Chandrapur, Gondia and Amravati. Environmental experts have said that the matter was worrying from the point of view of the health of the residents as the pollution index in Nagpur saw an increase in all the three months of winter.
Not just in January this year but 28 out of 30 days in November last year as well as 30 out of 31 days in December last year showed poor air quality. Environmental expert Professor Suresh Chopani said an action plan, to avoid respiratory issues, under National Clean Air Programme would be strictly implemented.