NewsMeter Afternoon Bulletin 23/Dec/2019

JMM-Congress ahead in Jharkhand Assembly elections
The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Congress alliance are ahead of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party by 40 seats. 41 is the majority mark in the 81-seat house. This year after Maharashtra, Jharkhand will be the second state to slip out of BJP’s grab.

Jagan to lay the foundation stone for Kadappa Steel Plant at Jammalamdugu
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to lay the foundation for Kadappa Steel Plant at Jammalamgudu. This steel plant aims to create employment opportunities for around 20,000 individuals in the state.

Karimnagar IT park set to take off, expected to create 3,000 jobs
Another IT park in Telangana at Karimnagar is ready for inauguration. The new center, which will be opened by state IT minister KT Rama Rao on December 30, will generate over 3,000 jobs for the local youth. It has come up at a cost of Rs 34 crore.

Now, tap on an app to book Hyderabad Metro tickets
Commuters need not stand in queues to purchase tickets or recharge e-cards for traveling on Hyderabad Metro, which has now introduced QR code ticketing through an app developed by L&T. Passengers can download the Hyderabad Metro app from the Playstore and book tickets by scanning the QR code on the Automatic Fare Collection machines at the entry and exit points of stations.

Nine Killed in a fire which broke out at Delhi’s Kirari
A massive fire broke out at a three-story building in outer Delhi’s Kirari area. The fire killed nine include a six-month-old infant. Earlier this year 43 people died in a fire in a four-storey building at Delhi’s congested Anaj Mandi area.

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