#Pinarayi Vijayan

31 December 2020.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan moved the resolution in the state assembly. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan described the laws as "anti-farmer" and "pro-corporate"
  • Resolution was passed in a one-hour special session convened solely to discuss the farmers' issues
  • The CM has demanded the scrapping of the laws

26 December 2020.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Arya Rajendran is set to become the youngest mayor of India. (Photo Credit : Unsplash/ Representative)

  • Arya is currently pursuing her B.SC at All Saints College 
  • Arya won from the Mudavanmughal ward 
  • She is also the state president  of Balasangam, world's largest child organisation 

16 December 2020.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan is Left Democratic Front's (LDF) chief. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • LDF is leading in 514 out of the 941 Gram Panchayat seats
  • Vijayan's party is also leading in 108 of the 154 Block Panchayat seats
  • "Congress was siding with the BJP," the Kerala CM charged against the Opposition

16 December 2020.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Residents stand in a queue to cast their votes during the first phase of Kerala local body elections, in Thiruvananthapuram, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. (PTI Photo)

  • The main contenders in the fray include ruling LDF, Congress-led UDF, and the BJP
  • Emboldened by the recent gains in Hyderabad local polls, the BJP was hoping to gain ground in Kerala too
  • The polls were held in three phases, on Monday

12 December 2020.Kochi, Kerala, India
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said, "No one will be charged for the vaccine. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Kerala now becomes the third state to announce free of cost vaccines
  • The quantity of the vaccine that would be allotted to the state by the Centre was not yet known
  • Kerala recorded 5,949 COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths on Saturday

25 November 2020.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Kerala Governor Arif Muhammad Khan has signed the ordinance to revoke amendments to Kerala Police Act. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • The Kerala government on Tuesday had decided to repeal the ordinance
  • The state government on Monday had put the law on hold after nationwide political outcry
  • Opposition and even Left sympathisers have said the amendment was against freedom of speech and media

24 November 2020.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government has decided to bring out an ordinance to withdraw amendment, Section 118A to Kerala Police Act, said government sources. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ANI)

  • A special cabinet that met in the afternoon decided to recommend Governor to issue an ordinance
  • "Cabinet has decided to bring out an ordinance to withdraw the amendment," sources told PTI
  • The state government on Monday had put the law on hold after nationwide political outcry

23 November 2020.Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said a detailed discussion will be held in the state assembly. (Photo Credit: Twitter@Pinarayi Vijayan)

  • The amended Kerala Police Act received criticism from various quarters
  • "Further steps will be taken after hearing views from various quarters," CM Pinarayi Vijayan said
  • According to the Opposition, the amended Act is "against freedom of speech and the press"

1 November 2020.Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished the people of Karnataka on the occasion of Karnataka Rajyotsava Day. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh celebrate their foundation day on November 1
  • In Karnataka, Rajyotsava Day is a government holiday
  • The Prime Minister also wished the state of Kerala on Piravi Day

30 August 2020.Delhi, India
He said that Onam is being celebrated with gaiety and fervour. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The zest of Onam today has reached distant shores: PM Modi
  • Onam festivities have taken a backseat owing to the spike in COVID-19 cases in the state
  • Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan urged people to celebrate the festival safely