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PM warns of ‘surgical strikes’ on black money: Declaration of Rs. 65,000 crore through voluntary disclosure scheme.
Seven months after last AG, petition in HC seeks one: Court cannot do much about it as the petition is seeking for the appointment of a constitutional post as opposed to an executive one.
Embraer deal: DRDO-Air Force panel members under lens: A joint committee of Air Force and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) officials that had short-listed Embraer for procurement of three aircraft has come under the Central Bureau of Investigation scanner in connection with bribery allegations.
India needs to talk about mental illness: National Mental Health survey shows urban areas to be most affected. At least 13.7 per cent of India’s general population has various mental disorders; 10.6 per cent of them require immediate interventions.
Centre forms panel to monitor bird flu: Government has formed a three-member committee to keep a close watch on the bird flu situation. H5N8 virus was found in the samples, as per reports.
Lung friendly: Palampur to set the standards for air quality: The Central Pollution Control Board has prescribed guidelines for the maximum permissible levels of 12 gases and pollutants. A reference standard for air quality is developed, realistic to India’s climate.
‘One India’ push for ease of business: Centre is working with States to soon roll out ‘one-form-one-portal’ in bid to draw big investments. The processes will be simplified to an extent where investors will need to fill only a single e-form for investing and doing business anywhere in India.
Full convertibility on capital account unlikely for few years: India is not looking at full capital account convertibility for the next few years.
Jute industry seeks continued protection: The jute industry stressed on the importance of continuation of the protection extended through the mandatory Packaging Control Act at a meeting where the industry’s “over dependence on one product and a single-customer” also figured on the agenda.
‘M.P. to be supply hub post-GST’: With the implementation of GST, India would become one consolidated market, there would be a free flow of goods and services across the country. This seamless flow will involve efficient supply chain of M.P.
Across the aisle: In the days preceding the summit, India was preoccupied with one subject: Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.
Who’s winning the Brexit game?: EU’s lack of a united, coherent strategy will likely work in Britain’s favor.