Daily News Summary – March 21, 2017

Uttarakhand High Court recognizes Ganga as first living entity of India

The Uttarakhand High Court has recognized the Ganga and Yamuna Rivers as so-called living entities.Ganga and Yamuna, all their tributaries, streams are declared as legal persons [or] living persons in order to protect the recognition and the faith of society. They will have the status of a legal person with all corresponding rights, duties and liabilities of a living person in order to preserve and conserve them.

Union Cabinet Approves 4 GST Bills

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minster Modi has approved 4 GST bills. The following bill. Central Goods and Services Tax Bill, 2017, Integrated Goods and Services Tax BNill 2017, Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 and GST Compensation Bill 2017.


Scientists develop new WiFi system that is 100 times faster

Scientists in Eindhoven Institute of Technology developed a new WiFi with a speed of 42.8 Gigabits/sec over a distance of 2.5 meters. Currently, the best WiFi system offers 300 Megabits/sec in total. The new system uses infrared light with wavelengths of 1500 nm and more.


India’s longest road tunnel to open to traffic soon

India’s longest road tunnel, 9.2 km long,  built on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway will open to traffic very soon following successful completion of trial run. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to inaugurate the tunnel. The maximum speed permitted for vehicles inside the tunnel is 50 kmph with headlights on at low beam.


Yogi Adityanath sworn-in as 21st CM of Uttar Pradesh

Five-time parliamentarian and Hindutva icon, Yogi Adityanath has been sworn in as 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma were sworn in as Deputy Chief Ministers. Besides them 47-member council of ministers consisting of 22 cabinet ministers, 9 ministers of state (MoS) with independent charge and 13 ministers of states (MoS) also took oath.  The cabinet has 5 female ministers and 1 Muslim Minster, Mohsin Raza.


First fully India-made train ‘Medha’ flagged of at Dadar station

First fully India-made train ‘Medha’ was flagged off at Dadar station in Mumbai, capital of Maharashtra by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu via videoconferencing. It has been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Its rake with 12 coaches has capacity of 6,050 passengers and 1,168 seats. It has in-built systems to minimize breakdowns during the travel.

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