A look at the headlines right now:

  1. SP leads in Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur bye-election; RJD ahead in Bihar’s Jehanabad: The elections for three Lok Sabha and two Assembly seats were held on Sunday.
  2. British physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76: The physicist’s insights reshaped modern cosmology.
  3. RBI discontinues Letters of Undertaking for trade credits with immediate effect: Meanwhile, Punjab National Bank told the police it has uncovered additional lending of Rs 942 crore.
  4. ‘Defence budget has dashed our hopes of modernisation’, Indian Army tells Parliamentary panel: Vice-Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Sarath Chand said the budgetary allocations did not even cater to the payment for ongoing schemes.
  5. IndiGo cancels 42 flights on Wednesday amid shortage of planes: GoAir has also cancelled some flights, but the number was not made available.
  6. Narendra Modi was secretly questioned in connection with Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, claims ex-police officer: Former Inspector General of Gujarat DG Vanzara is a key accused in the case.
  7. SBI closed 41 lakh savings accounts between April and January for not maintaining minimum balance: The bank has nearly 25 crore savings accounts that are required to maintain a certain minimum balance amount.
  8. Maoists kill nine CRPF personnel in Sukma district: The rebels blew up a mine-protected vehicle the paramilitary soldiers were travelling in.
  9. Donald Trump sacks Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo will succeed Tillerson while Gina Haspel will become the first woman to run the spy agency. 
  10. Google Doodle marks 30th year of Pi Day, the date that takes its digits from mathematics constant pi: Pi, or 3.14, is one of the most commonly known mathematical constants.