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1. Rs.65,250 cr. mopped up via new black money window.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced that the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had received total disclosures of Rs. 65,250 crore under the Income Disclosure Scheme, 2016 in the form of cash and other assets.  read more

2. Basic interventions that matter

A day before India ratifies the Paris climate agreement, Environment Minister Anil Dave confirmed at a press briefing that there was no link between India ratifying the deal and its membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and emphasised that India would push for finance and technology from developed countries at the forthcoming talks in Morocco. read more

3. India to push for funds at climate talks.

Full-year growth at 7.6 % will maintain India’s position as the fastest-growing major economy.  read more

4. Relieve judiciary of avoidable burden : CJI.

Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur on Saturday urged the Law Ministry to devise a mechanism to relieve the judicial system of the “avoidable burden” arising out of “sheer apathy, indifference or incapacity” of the government and its departments to take certain decisions.  read more

5. China blocks Brahmaputra tributary.

China has blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra as part of a major hydro-electric project, whose construction began in 2014.  read more

6. Centre rethinks plan to widen EPF coverage.

The centre is reconsidering a plan to widen the social security net for workers by bringing more factories under the provident fund coverage.  read more

7. New species of Pika discovered.

Scientists claim to have discovered a new species of Pika, a mammal belonging to the rabbit and hare family ( Lagomorpha ), in the Himalayas in Sikkim. After six years of research, a team of international collaborators,  read more

1. Rs 65,000 Cr revealed in black money disclosure scheme.

NEW DELHI: Surpassing expectations, the Centre’s move to unearth black moneyreceived a robust response with the total amount declared under the Income Declaration Scheme totalling Rs 65,250 crore. read more

2. Surgical strikes are good theatre, but stop there

The best form of attack is political theatre. It satisfies the bloodlust of enraged domestic audiences without causing serious military damage to the other side, thus limiting escalation.  read more

3. war talk is a bad idea for a nation prepping to take off

The war cries emanating from the border with Pakistan are, quite understandably, occupying the country’s attention. Yet, in many ways, ‘surgical strikes’ directed at terror camps and the diplomatic offensive against Pakistan are unnecessary distractions forced on a government whose single-minded focus has been on kickstarting the Indian economy.  read more

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