Daily News Summary – May 7, 2017

Kapil Mishra alleges Kejriwal took 2 crores in cash

AAP MLA and founder, Kapil Mishra alleged today that he witnessed his AAP colleague Satyendar Jain give party chief Arvind Kejriwal Rs 2 crore in cash. Mishra added that he informed Delhi’s Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) about this transaction immediately

 

RBI asks army’s help to shred bank notes

Holding a pile of billions of demonetised notes, the Reserve Bank of India has a problem – it is unable to destroy them quickly. At the current pace, the process could take nearly two years. Keen on completing the task on a war footing, the RBI’s central office in Mumbai is seeking the Army’s help for the job. It has asked its regional offices to requisition the services of Army personnel.

 

We have doubts on China’s OBOR project: Jaitley

India has “serious reservations” about China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) plan given that there are issues of “sovereignty” at stake, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. China is set to host ‘The Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation’ in Beijing starting May 14 and has been trying to bring India on board.

 

‘Quality of water has improved’

The standard of drinking water in India has improved in the last five years but a lot of work still remains to be done, head of the World Water Council said. The World Water Council recently carried out a major survey on water awareness in major parts of the world, including India. The survey was done ahead of the 8th World Water Forum that is scheduled to take place in the Brazilian capital Brasilia in March 2018.

 

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