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Government announces Regulations for Drones 27.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Drones are a technology platform which has wide-ranging applications from photography to agriculture, from infrastructure asset maintenance to insurance. Drones range in size from very small and those that can carry multiple kilograms of payload.
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Be aware of cyber warfare, equip police to combat threats: Vic President 27.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the era of New Age cyber warfare, and the new enemy can be combated only through the power of knowledge. He was addressing the gathering on the occasion of 48th Foundation Day of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), here today.
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English rendering of PM’s address in 47th episode of Mann Ki Baat on 26.08.2018 26.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
My dear countrymen, Namaskar. Today, the entire country is celebrating Rakshabandhan. Heartiest greetings to all fellow citizens on this auspicious occasion. The festival of Rakshabandhan symbolizes the bond of love & trust between a brother & a sister.
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Finance Commission of India holds second consultation with economists in Pune 22.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Finance Commission held its second consultation with the leading economists at YASHDA, Pune on 21st August 2018. 16 eminent economists and domain experts including Dr. Vijay Kelkar attended the meet and enlightened the Commission with their views.
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Rs 860 cr worth asset of defaulters to be seized: Ahmedabad district collector Vikrant Pandey 21.8.2018 DNA: Money
Continuing the crackdown against loan defaulters, the Ahmedabad district collector has ordered attachment of properties worth Rs 860 crore belonging to defaulters. District collector Vikrant Pandey ordered attachment of the Rs860 crore properties under The Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Securities Interest Act (SARFAESI Act) after hearing 74 cases of loan defaults. The attachment orders were passed last week. “Majority of these properties are commercial or industrial properties, but a few are also residential units. The properties have been attached in view of default on loan repayment,” Pandey sa-id. The attachment orders pave the way for banks to take over possession of these properties and to auction them to recover their dues. As district collector of Ahmedabad, Pandey has completed hearing into 250 cases of loan defaults in the last couple of months, and ordered attachment of Rs4,630 crore worth of properties belonging to defaulters. He had ordered ...
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Gujarat: Street vendors plan show of strength on Aug 27 21.8.2018 DNA: Money
Street vendors across Gujarat have planned to congregate near Chandkheda on August 27 and press for their demand to frame laws to ensure their livelihood. Rakesh Maheria, who heads the association for street vendors in Ahmedabad, said thousands of street vendors lost their livelihood following the drive to clear the roads for traffic movement. “We have planned to meet and press for our demands. The vendors from across the state will come for a one-day meet at Chandkheda,” said Maheria, adding, "Many of them have put their laaris in godowns and returned to their native places. Many belong to UP, Bihar and Rajasthan and have come here to make a living. It's not that their life is easy. They stay on the roads and run their business. They are bound to bribe municipal officials and police.” He said despite the Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, being passed in 2014, no rules for the same had been made. He said the vendors get harassed as no rules have been formed. ...
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Gujarat: Projects on recylcing to earn credit to college students this year 21.8.2018 DNA: Money
College students who have their projects on recycling and reusing biodegradable and dry waste this year seem to be in a good situation. The Universities Grants Commissions (UGC) has asked all colleges and universities across the country to make necessary amendments in their curriculum to provide credit to such students whose practical projects are on recycling materials or products. The UGC issued this directive to commensurate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. In its notification, the UGC said, " As you re aware, the nation is commemorating 150th birth anniversary of the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi. To make Swachhta a part of education and in order to bring about behavioural changes in the country, necessary actions need to be undertaken." Interestingly, those students, who as part of any club or activity would be involved in clearing the campus and surroundings will also be given credit. Speaking on the same, Shikha Shah, a third student of Gujarat University said, "It is a good ...
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Road will imperil Corbett tiger population, Centre tells National Green Tribunal 21.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
The Uttarakhand government's proposed Kandi road project would jeopardise big cat population in Jim Corbett reserve, the Centre and India's apex tiger and wildlife protection bodies have told the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The reserve has one of the few viable tiger populations in the country, the Union Environment Ministry, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and the National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) have said in an affidavit. The joint affidavit, filed by NTCA on behalf of all three parties, comes as a blow to Trivendra Singh Rawat's government that has aggressively pushed the project. The proposed project, connecting Ramnagar and Kotdwar, will pass through the core area of the reserve to cut the distance between Garhwal and Kumaon by 80 km. NGT had sought their response on a plea by advocate Gaurav Bansal who has challenged the project, raising concerns of damage to the reserve. The affidavit says that the critical habitat, notified in 2010, is one of the most important source areas ...
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Madras High Court orders CBSE to publicise 'no homework' rule in media 21.8.2018 DNA: Money
The Madras High Court on Monday ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education to publicise in media that stringent action would be taken against institutes not following the board's 'no homework' rule for class 1 and 2 students. Justice N Kirubakaran passed the order on a plea by advocate M Purushothaman seeking direction to the CBSE to follow only syllabus and books prescribed by the National Council Of Educational Research and Training. When the plea came up for hearing before Justice Kirubakaran, the CBSE produced a copy of the circular which said it had issued similar circulars on September 15, 2004, and on September 12, 2016, saying there should not be any homework assigned to students of classes 1 and 2. According to CBSE affiliation bylaws, schools affiliated to the board must satisfy its advisory saying no school bag and no homework for students up to class 2. The board also stated that in compliance of the directions of the high court "it is once again reiterated that schools may ensure that ...
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Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge declines invite to Lokpal meet a 4th time 20.8.2018 DNA: Opinion
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has declined PM Narendra Modi's invite to attend the Lokpal committee meeting for the fourth time in a row, as the Centre has not acceded to his demand that he be recognised as the Leader of Opposition. Previously, too, Kharge has been invited to the Lokpal meetings as a "special invitee", which he has been protesting. He has stated his displeasure with the status in written letters on February 28, April 10, and July 18. "Despite these earlier letters of mine, the government continues to invite me as a special invitee to the Selection Committee, knowing very well what the outcome would be. Perhaps, the government intends this outcome in order to create another strawman to attack by suggesting that the opposition is not cooperating in implementing the Lokpal Act," Kharge wrote in a letter dated August 19. Pointing at section 8 of the Brief for the Selection Committee meeting to be held on Tuesday, Kharge said that the Committee comprises only four members — the Prime ...
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Yogi Adityanath's deputy proposes Ram Temple Bill, sparks row 20.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Monday suggested two options to resolve the Ramjnamabhoomi dispute in case there is more delay in the Supreme Court verdict. He said either a dialogue process can start between the stakeholders or a law can be passed in Parliament to resolve it. "We are confident that a favourable judgment from the Apex Court will come. People are hopeful. I am sure that all obstacles pertaining to the construction of the Ram temple will be removed," Maurya said. Talking about the two options, Maurya said: "There is demand from saints to resolve the issue at the earliest. If there is any delay in the judgment, there are other options, such as dialogue or passing a law in Parliament. But the signals we are getting indicate that there would not be any delay," Maurya said. The Babri Masjid, built by Mughal emperor Babur in Ayodhya in 1528, was, on December 6, 1992, razed to the ground allegedly by Hindu activists, claiming that the mosque was constructed after ...
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New Specific Health Warning on Tobacco Products Packs 20.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has notified new sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs by making an amendment in the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 2008vide GSR 331(E) dated 3rd April 2018 “Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Second Amendment Rules, 2018”.
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Government invites comments of Stakeholders and General Public on Proposed Amendments to Income-tax Rules,1962 by 4th September, 2018   20.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Income-tax Rules, 1962 (I.T.Rules) prescribe Form No.13 for filing an application for seeking a certificate under Section 197 and/or under Section 206C (9) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), for no deduction of tax or deduction/collection of tax at lower rate.
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No loading of ATMs past 9 pm in cities: Union home ministry 20.8.2018 DNA: Money
A deadline of 9 pm in cities and 6 pm in rural areas for stocking cash in ATMs will be imposed from February next year. This is part of new standard operating procedures to ensure maximum safety of cash, according to a government notification. Among other measures to tighten security, two armed guards will be mandatory in each cash van. The notification issued by the Union home ministry also says that in Naxal-hit areas, no cash will be put in ATMs after 4 pm and it will be transported in armoured vehicles. The notification clarifies that these measures will come into effect from February 8, 2019 and are being made in wake of heightened attacks on cash vans, cash vaults, ATM frauds. Currently, the transportation of money is done in privately-owned cash vans that carry over Rs 15,000 crore daily, according to rough estimates. "No cash loading of the ATMs or cash transportation activities shall be done after 9 pm in urban areas, after 6 pm in rural areas and before 9 am or after 4 pm in the districts ...
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Vijay Mallya case: Enforcement Directorate to appeal against PMLA tribunal order de-freezing select assets 19.8.2018 DNA: Popular News
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today said it will appeal against a recent order of a PMLA tribunal, asking the agency to release a "miniscule" amount of assets it had attached in connection with a multi-crore-rupee bank loan fraud probe related to the Kingfisher Airlines and its promoter Vijay Mallya. The appellate tribunal to hear cases filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) recently set aside the ED orders to attach two flats in Kingfisher Towers in Bengaluru, reportedly stating that they were "not linked" to the alleged money laundering and banking fraud. The agency, which is in charge of the enforcement of the stringent PMLA in the country, said the assets were attached by it after conducting a "proper verification" and that they were registered in the name of United Breweries Holdings Limited (UBHL). "During the investigation before attachment, UBHL had stated that with respect to the flats in Kingfisher Towers in Bengaluru, no sale deed was executed nor registered with the ...
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No ATM to be replenished with cash after 9 pm from next year: MHA issues directive 19.8.2018 DNA: Wide Angle
No ATM will be replenished with cash after 9 pm in cities and 6 pm in rural areas from next year even as two armed guards will accompany crisp notes in transit as per a new directive issued by the Home Ministry. The deadline for putting money in the ATMs located in Naxal-hit areas is 4 pm while private cash handling agencies must collect money from the banks in the first half of the day and transport notes only in armoured vehicles. In a notification, the Home Ministry said the new Standard Operating Procedures (SoPs) would come into effect from February 8, 2019 in view of the spurt in incidents of attacks on cash vans, cash vaults, ATM frauds and other internal frauds leading to increased sense of insecurity. There are over 8,000 privately owned cash vans plying across the country, operated by non-bank private agencies, and they handle over Rs 15,000 crore daily on behalf of banks. Some times, the private agencies keep currency overnight at their cash vaults. "No cash loading of the ATMs or cash ...
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CBDT issues Circular on amendment of Tax Audit Report 18.8.2018 Govt of india: PIB
Section 44AB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) read with Rule 6G of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (‘the Rules’) requires prescribed persons to furnish the Tax Audit Report along with the prescribed particulars in Form No. 3CD. The existing Form No. 3CD was amended vide Notification No. GSR 666(E) dated 20th July, 2018 with effect from 20th August, 2018.
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Ahmedabad: GST relief likely for textile players 18.8.2018 DNA: Urban Tales
Players in the textile sector are likely to soon get relief. Well placed sources said that soon a new order, a draft copy of which is doing rounds in social media, will be passed that will allow a refund of pending tax credit of Goods and Services Tax (GST). The pending refunds are worth thousand or crore of Rupees. An earlier order by the government provided that the pending tax credit will lapse on July 31. The order disallowed refund of accumulated input tax credit on account of inverted duty structure (when the tax on raw material is higher than that of the final product) on about ten categories of fabrics. It had created a hue and cry in textile sector. It was also not clear which credit will lapse? Players and tax experts made a series of representations to allow refund of tax credit and clear the air on other matters. Sources in the know of things said that most of the questions raised by the industry are likely to be addressed in the revised notification. A well-placed source told DNA that almost ...
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From ensuring nuclear strength to initiating a Delhi-Lahore bus service, Atal Bihari Vajpayee achieved a lot as PM 17.8.2018 DNA: Top News
Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee passed away on 16th August, 2018. He was 93 years old. Vajpayee has been considered by many as India’s finest prime ministers and an elder statesman in the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP). He first served as prime minister for 13 days, and then assumed the top position in 1998-1999 when NDA-I assumed power. During his life, Vajpayee has been the recipient of several accolades, including India’s top civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 2015. During his leadership, five underground nuclear tests were successfully launched in Pokhran. Prior to the Kargil war in 1999, Vajpayee had initiated diplomatic peace processes with Pakistan and had even inaugurated a New Delhi-Lahor bus service in February that year. His finest hour, however, came during Operation Vijay, when the Indian Army successfully pushed back the Northern Light Infantry soldiers and Pakistani terrorists, thereby recapturing 70% of infiltrated territory. The army also successfully captured border hilltops ...
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Firms need not seek govt nod to raise CEO pay 17.8.2018 DNA: Top News
To improve ease of doing business in the country, the central government will soon relax rules related to the remuneration and appointment of chief executive and other top executives of a listed company, sources said. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) is amending existing rules to do away with the current provisions in the law that require the public limited companies to seek central government's approval to raise chief executive officer's (CEO) pay beyond a threshold. The new rules are likely to be announced and notified later this month, according to draft rules. The amended rules will apply to top managerial positions, including that of managing directors and whole-time directors. With the change in rules, the company will be able to decide on the pay hikes through a special resolution instead of approaching the government. The public limited companies need government permission to increase managerial salaries beyond 15% of the company's profits as per the Companies Act, 2013. The provisions of ...
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