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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.


OPINION

India needs to talk about mental illnessNational 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.


ENVIRONMENT

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.


ECONOMY

‘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.


Indian Express


Across the aisle: In the days preceding the summit, India was preoccupied with one subject: Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.


Live Mint


Who’s winning the Brexit game?: EU’s lack of a united, coherent strategy will likely work in Britain’s favor.



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