Monday, 12 September 2016

[wanabidii] News Digest: Indirect tax mop-up rises 27.5% to Rs 3.36 lakh crore till August

Monday, September 12, 2016
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Indirect tax mop-up rises 27.5% to Rs 3.36 lakh crore till August
Net indirect tax collections in the April-August period grew 27.5 per cent to Rs 3.36 lakh crore on the back of surge in excise collections.

Direct tax mop-up rises 15% to Rs 1.89 lakh crore in Apr-Aug
Net direct tax collections during the April-August period has grown 15.03 per cent to Rs 1.89 lakh crore, led by robust collections in personal income tax.

'Rupee depreciation last year brought no positive impact'
Rupee depreciation between July 2015 and July 2016 has been equal to the rate of Consumer Price Index (CPI) giving no advantage to the exporters on exchange rate whereas the cost of production and transactions had risen, an exporters body said today.

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Great Barrier Reef recovering from coral bleaching

Polythene ban in national monuments from Oct 2
There will be a complete ban on use of polythene in all national monuments and tourist destinations from October 2, tourism minister Mahesh Sharma said. In an initiative to carry forward the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), the government chose the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to impose the ban.

SPG wants NGT nod for diesel vehicles registration
The Special Protection Group on Friday approached the National Green Tribunal seeking direction to the Delhi government's transport department to allow registration of its diesel vehicles. SPG said they were in process of discarding their 28 diesel vehicles.

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Likely MH370 debris with burn marks handed over to investigators

27 injured in car bomb attack in Turkish city of Van
A car bomb rocked the eastern Turkish city of Van on Monday, leaving 27 people including two police officers wounded, a ruling party lawmaker said. The attack took place between the ruling AKP's offices and those of the governor.

N Korea ready to conduct another nuclear test: Seoul
North Korea is ready to conduct another nuclear test any time, South Korea's defence ministry said, just days after Pyongyang sparked worldwide condemnation with its fifth & most powerful test. South Korea said their military is on combat-readiness to respond to "further nuclear tests" by the North.

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Spacecraft sent to asteroid to try and stop armageddon

New parasite species is named after Obama
US scientists have discovered a new species of a parasitic flatworm that infects turtles in Malaysia, and named it after Barack Obama as a way of honoring the president. The flatworm, coined Baracktrema obamai, is so unusual that it merits not only a new species designation, but its own genus, too.

MIT develops machine that can read a closed book
A machine that can read closed books has been designed by a group of scientists led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers. It is at a prototype stage and as of now can read through the first nine pages of a closed book through an imaging system linked to a processor.

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Apple reboots car project; lays off employees
Apple is rethinking what it plans to do about self-driving cars, just as other big tech companies appear ready to plow ahead with competing efforts.

World's 8 most expensive smartphones

Acer Switch Alpha 12 review: Bang for your bucks
The Taiwanese tech giant recently expanded its 2-in-1 line-up in the country by launching the Acer Switch Alpha 12. The convertible comes with a detachable keyboard and a stylus, enabling it to easily double up as a tablet. Bearing a price tag of Rs 53,990, the Switch Alpha 12 is set to compete against the likes of Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and HP Elite x2. So, if you are a Windows user wanting to get an affordable 2-in-1, the Switch Alpha 12 might be the one. And to help you decide whether it’s indeed worth buying or not, here’s our full review of the Acer Switch Alpha 12.

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Left alliance sweeps JNU polls
The Left Unity, an alliance of All India Students' Association (AISA) and the Students' Federation of India(SFI), on Saturday won all four top posts in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union elections.

HRD ministry working towards digital degrees, certificates
HRD ministry is working to ensure that degrees and certificates are given to students in digital format from the 2017 academic session onwards. HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said that every student will also get an opportunity to upload their other certificates and awards.

Next UGC-NET exam will be on Jan 22: CBSE

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Magistrate extends police custody of builder till Sept 16

6Degree to take Indian talent to Fashion Forward Dubai
Mumbai, Sep 12 (IANS) 6Degree, a fashion talent and tech platform, has partnered with Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD), a definitive fashion platform for Dubai and the Middle East that provides a progressive direction and exposure for the regional fashion industry.

Encroachment on mangroves: 'Kapil Sharma is not the only one'
Several bungalows have encroached on the mangroves, activists say; forest department officials promise to inspect the area today.

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Indiabulls Housing Fin's maiden NCD to kick off on Sep 15
New Delhi, Sep 12 () Indiabulls Housing Finance (IHFL) will launch its first-ever issue of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) for retail customers on September 15 to raise Rs 7,000 crore.

Govt approves exchange of tariff concessions under APTA
New Delhi, Sep 12 () Government today approved the exchange of duty concessions under the Asia Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA), a move aimed at enhancing commerce among six member countries including India and China.

Govt to extend pact with ISA on exploring manganese nodules
New Delhi, Sep 12 () Government has decided to extend the agreement with International Seabed Authority (ISA) by 5 years for exploration of manganese nodules that will also help in extracting minerals like, nickel, cobalt and copper.

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Protect Kannadigas, we are ensuring protection for Tamilians: Siddaramaiah to Jayalalithaa
In his letter Siddaramaiah has said that the Karnataka government is committed to maintaining the law and order in the state and that precautions are being taken for the safety of the Tamilians in the state.

Cauvery row: Violence breaks out in Bengaluru, Mysuru; Metro services suspended
Violence erupted in southern part of Karnataka on Monday after the Supreme Court directed the state government to release 12,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. At least half-a-dozen vehicles bearing Tamil Nadu registration numbers have been set ablaze in Bengaluru and Mysuru.

Cauvery row: Karnataka govt asks Tamil Nadu to ensure safety of Kannadigas
Meanwhile, Bangalore Tamil Sangam today asked Siddaramaiah to direct the police to maintain law and order and provide security to all Tamils living in the state.

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Wanted: Old Persian translator to aid govt fight for Cantonment land

Poor turnout for Eamcet-III

TRS jittery as BJP gears up for liberation day fete

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Electric kiln to fire ghatams
Ghatam-making is a proud tradition in Ramesh's family that has been carried forward for more than five generations. In 2013, his mother Meenakshi was honoured with the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 2013, for her proficiency in ghatam making but the family's plea for monetary support for pursuing the craft has yielded no response.

Urban migration leads to rural depression
They may pride themselves in having closer familial ties than their urban counterparts, but increasing migration to the city has led to high depression rates among the elderly in rural areas.

Cauvery protests: Four held for ransacking Chennai hotel
The arrested include TPDK’s Chennai district youth wing secretary Sasikumar.

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Chocolate tops Amdavad's platter
On International Chocolate Day, AT delves into the sinful magic of new chocolaty concoctions…

3,534 students allotted paramedical, medical seats in Ahmedabad
The Admission Committee for Professional Medical Education Courses (ACPMEC) on Sunday stated that as many as 3,450 students had been allocated seats in medical and paramedical courses.

Auto giant ordered to pay up for denying free service
Company Blames Local Dealer For Negligence In Updating Data

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Over 150 people booked for misbehaving with Anupriya Patel

Tension in Raniganj after Anupriya Patel's road show attacked

BJP targeting Rahul only: UPCC chief Raj Babbar

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Woman waiting for taxi kidnapped, molested in moving vehicle

premiere of Basant Sahu's laugh riot BBD

IITs bat for increasing seats
Directors of various IITs here on Sunday stressed the need to increase admission capacity of the elite institutions to accommodate more students from undergraduate to PhD level.

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Mohindra's security now a concern
A day after one of the key accused in Vyapam scam, Nitin Mohindra, walked out of jail his security has become a major concern for the law enforcement agencies in the state.

Man confines wife, pressures her for divorce

Day after student's death, kin cry murder

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7th pay panel: Captain hails defence chiefs
Punjab Congress chief Capt Amarinder Singh on Sunday supported objections raised by the three services chiefs over the anomalies in pay scales of defence personnel in the 7th Pay Commission.

Administration cancels holidays of staffers fighting dengue
Witnessing a nationwide upsurge in vector-borne diseases like dengue, the UT health department has cancelled all holidays, including Sundays, of the anti-malaria wing staff.

In NCERT, 'E' stands for errors, 'C' for confusion
NCERT has accepted errors in its books following orders from the high court and the Prime Minister's office, but it has failed to rectify these in the printed textbooks.

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