Daily News Summary – April 6, 2017


Issues in Aadhaar-PAN card linkage

In an effort to create a unique ID, Union Government has made Aadhaar card mandatory for filing Income Tax returns. Also, all Aadhaar cards have to be linked to existing PAN cards. People have been facing issues ever since government announced . The system of surname is diverse and varied in a country like India. People in Northern  India are accustomed to using surnames, whereas people in South India use initials and people in Tamil Nadu use father’s name as surname. Added to this, some Christian names like D’Silva, D’Cruz include special characters. Government has been advocating Aadhaar cards and has made it essential to avail several benefits. So far, more than 111 crore Aadhaar numbers have been issued.


Shiv Sena MP, Ravindra Gaikwad refuses to apologize for his shameful behavior

Shiv Sena MP, today, stated in Lok Sabha that he was willing to apologize to Parliament, but not to Air India official. This is in reference to the incident, where the MP himself admitted to have beaten up Air India official 25 times, for not letting him travel in business class. Following the incident, Air India and major domestic airlines have barred the 57-year-old MP from flying as he refused to apologise for the incident that triggered nationwide outrage. Shiv Sena, in its brazen support to Gaikwad warned the government of protests if ban is not lifted. They asked the government to immediately address the issue.


Babri Masjid Row: CBI reported LK Advani and 12 others in the demolition row

Central Bureau of Investigation reported LK Advani and 12 others as part of a larger conspiracy in the demolition of Babri Masjid. CBI wants the trial to be held in Lucknow court. In the past, CBI has challenged in the Supreme Court the May 21, 2010 order of the high court, which had upheld a special court’s decision to drop the charge against the leaders. In its verdict, the high court had upheld the special CBI court order dropping conspiracy charge against Advani, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti, Vinay Katiyar and Murli Manohar Joshi.


Tibet wants autonomy, not indepdendence: Dalai Lama

In the wake of recent heated exchanges between China and India. where China has been threatening India of dire consequences, Dalai Lama clarified that he wants autonomy for Tibet, not independence from China. He clarified that India is not using him for political gains and that he spreads the Indian messages of Non-violence, compassion and religious harmony.


Indians with diabetes may go upto 120 million: IIPH report

Indian Institute for Public Health, in its report, mentioned that the number of diabetic patients could go upto 120 million in the next 20 years. Currently, on an average, a diabetic patient spends Rs.25000 annually. India  has the second largest number of people with diabetes which is at 70 million, next only to China which has about 110 million. Director, GVS Murthy said diabetes may also lead to depression, if not treated properly.


India becomes associate member of International Energy Agency

India has become part of IEA association. Thie will allow the country to play a more vital role in the global energy landscape.India’s engagement with the IEA has enhanced over the last two decades. India can also richly gain from IEA’s data gathering processes, survey methodologies and range of energy data, which could enable India in the near future to set up its own robust integrated database agency.


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