Thursday, 29 June 2017

Daily Update On Current Affairs - June 29, 2017

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Cabinet Gives In-Principle Approval For Disinvestment Of Air India

The Cabinet has given its in-principle approval for the disinvestment of debt-ridden public airline carrier Air India. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that a group will be set up to finalise modalities and details of disinvestment including the quantum of stake sale. The airline has a debt of more than 52,000 crore rupees and is surviving on a 30,000 crore rupees bailout package extended by the previous UPA government in 2012.

Cabinet Approves 7th Pay Commission Allowances For Central Govt Employees With Some Modification

The government has approved the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission on allowances with 34 modifications. The revised rates will be effective from 1st of next month. The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. The move will benefit 34 lakh civilian employees and 14 lakh Defence Forces Personnel. Briefing reporters after the meeting, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, the CPC examined 197 allowances out of which it recommended the abolition of 53 allowances and subsuming 37 allowances.

Odisha To Become First State In The Country To Open A Blood Bank For Cattle

Odisha is set to become the first state in the country to open a blood bank for cattle. The proposal has received the nod from the National Agriculture Development Programme (NADP). It is now awaiting the approval from the state government. The blood bank for cattle would be set up on the premises of the Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) at an estimated cost of Rs. 3.25 crore. 60% of the project cost would be funded by the Central government and the rest 40% would be funded by the Odisha state government. 

Indian Army Gets Modern Bulletproof Helmets

After decades of waiting the Indian Army has finally received its first batch of bulletproof helmets. The helmets were manufactured by Kanpur-based MKU Industries at the cost of Rs 180 crore. The new bulletproof helmets are capable of withstanding the impact of 9mm ammunition fired from a short range. The helmets match global standards of equipment for armed forces. According to MKU, the bullet-proof helmets undergo rigorous quality and ballistic lab test at the company’s testing facilities in India as well as in Germany.

Major Ransomware Cyber-Attack Reported By Companies Across The Globe

Companies across the globe have reported that they have been struck by a major ransomware cyber-attack. The virus, the source of which is not yet known, freezes the user's computer until an untraceable ransom is paid in the digital Bitcoin currency. Ukrainian firms, including the state power company and Kiev's main airport, were among the first to report issues. The Shipping Ministry has confirmed that one terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in Mumbai has been affected due to ransomware cyber attack. The Ministry and JNPT are taking steps to ensure minimum disturbance to trade, transporters and more importantly local citizens. 

India's Communication Satellite GSAT-17 Successfully Launched

India's latest communication satellite GSAT-17 has been successfully launched from Kourou in French Guiana on the 28th June 2017. GSAT-17 with a lift-off mass of about 3,477 kg carries payloads in Normal C-band, Extended C-band and S-band to provide various communication services. The Satellite also carries equipment for meteorological data relay and satellite-based search and rescue services being provided by earlier INSAT satellites.

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Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Daily Update On Current Affairs - June 28, 2017

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi And US President Donald Trump Vow To Strengthen Efforts To Fight Terrorism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump have vowed to strengthen efforts to fight terrorism and eliminate safe havens for terrorists. In a joint statement issued at the White House following delegation-level talks, the two leaders affirmed their support for a U.N. Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism that will advance and strengthen the framework for global cooperation. Mr Modi said the two countries will enhance intelligence exchange in respect of terrorist organisations. In his address, US President Donald Trump said, the relations between the two countries have never been stronger and better. He said India has a true friend in the White House.

India And The Netherlands Sign Three Agreements

On the last leg of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held discussions with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte at the Hague. During their discussion, both leaders reaffirmed their countries' commitment towards the Paris climate deal. The two sides also resolved to strengthen collaboration in renewable energy sector. In a joint press statement after the talks, Mr. Modi said, Netherlands is a natural partner in India's development and has emerged as the third largest source of FDI in the last three years. India and Netherlands signed three agreements on water management, cultural cooperation and on amending social security arrangement. The MOUs were signed in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte.

Supreme Court Refuses To Pass Interim Order Against Government Notification Making Aadhaar Mandatory

The Supreme Court today refused to pass any interim order against the Centre's notification making Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various social welfare schemes. The vacation bench said, no interim order can be passed at this stage on the mere apprehension of petitioners that government may deprive people of availing benefits of various social welfare schemes due to lack of Aadhaar. During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told the bench that the Centre has extended the June 30 deadline to September the 30th for those who do not have Aadhaar and are availing the benefits of various social welfare schemes. The apex court posted the matter for further hearing on July 7.

ADB Loan For Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Government has signed an agreement with Asian Development Bank ADB for a loan of 1950 crore rupees for the strengthening of roads in different districts. The agreement was signed at Lucknow in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and ADB President Takehiko Nakao.

World’s First ATM Celebrates Its 50th Birthday

The world’s first ATM (automated teller machine) celebrates its 50th anniversary. In the past five decades, ATM machines have heralded a transformation in the way people obtained and used cash. The ATM machines were the brainchild of Scottish inventor Shepherd-Barron. The first ATM was opened on June 27, 1967, by Barclays Bank in Enfield, north London. English actor Reg Varney became the first person to withdraw cash from the first ATM machine. At present, there are over 3 million cash machines across the globe. Around 70,000 cash machines are present in the UK alone.

EU Slaps Google With 2.42 Billion Euros Fine

The European Union’s competition watchdog has fined Google a record 2.42 billion euros for breaching the anti-trust rules by illegally favouring its shopping service. The European Commission regulates EU competition rules. According to the European regulators, Google has abused its market dominance by offering an illegal advantage to its another product, its comparison shopping service.

Romania: Mihai Tudose Named As Prime Minister Designate

In Romania, President Klaus Iohannis has appointed outgoing economy minister Mihai Tudose as Prime Minister and thus paved the way for the formation of a new leftist Social-Democrat-led government in that country. According to the President of Romania, the decision has been taken keeping in mind the political crisis that risked damaging the country’s record economic recovery. The ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD) was ousted from the power following an internal power struggle. PSD filed a no-confidence motion against ex-Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu for causing delays in implementing reforms. Grindeanu has been ousted from power barely six months after PSD swept back to victory in elections.

Kaushik Basu Takes Over As President Of IEA

Kaushik Basu has taken over as president of the International Economic Association (IEA). Basu will serve a three-year term as the President. Kaushik Basu has served as India’s chief economic adviser from 2009 to 2012. He has also served as senior vice-president and chief economist at the World Bank from 2012 to 2016. At present, Basu is the C. Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University.

Indian Men's & Women's Throwball Teams Bag Gold Medals In World Games

The Indian men's & women's throwball teams bagged a gold medal each in the World Games, held at Kathmandu, Nepal. The women's team defeated arch-rivals Pakistan 15-13, 15 -12 in a nail-biting final to clinch the title, while the men posted a 15-13, 15-12 win over Bangladesh in their final match to finish at the top of the podium. This was the first time that the Indian teams had participated in these Games, which took place from June 15 to 18. The World Games, organised by the International Sports Council (Canada), saw participation from 11 countries, competing in 42 different categories.

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Calendar 2: Calendar Problems for SSC Exams

In this post, we will discuss calendar problems and solve them using smart tricks to save time in SSC Exams
Calendar Problems

Calendar problems take a lot of time while solving in SSC Exams. Though calendar problems appear to be difficult and confusing they are the easiest problems to solve, if you know the right method. In this post, we will solve problems that are often asked in the SSC Exams using the smart tricks. Before moving further let's quickly review what is calendar and how to use reference chart while solving problems.
Calendar Problems
Calendar Problems based on day of the week for the given date by odd days

Example 1:  Calendar Problems for SSC Exams

Problem: Today is Tuesday. What day will be after 46 days?

Step 1:
Simplify the days into complete weeks and odd days
46 days can be simplified as 6 weeks and 4 days

Step 2:
Hence, there are 4 odd days.

Step 3:
Since there are 4 odd days, and the reference point is Tuesday, we need to add 2 more odd days.

Tuesday (2 odd days) + 4 days = 6 odd days

Step 4:
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According to reference chart 6 odd days = Saturday.

Therefore, Saturday will be the day after 46 days.

Example 2: Calendar Problems for SSC Exams

Problem: On what dates of May 2003, did Friday fall?

Step 1:
Calculate the odd days from starting till May 2003
since 2000 is divisible by 400 the number of odd days in is 0. 

Step 2:
Number of odd days from 2000 till May 2003
2001 + 2002 + (January + February+ March +April) + 1

Step 3:
2001 = 1 odd day
2002 = 1 odd day
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From the above reference chart, we get 1 odd day from  Jan – April. Since the code for May is 1.
Step 4:
Add all the odd days
1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 4 odd days

Step 5:
4 days indicate that 1st May was a Thursday.
Therefore, 1st may 2003 was a Thursday

Step 6:
Hence, 2nd May was a Friday.

Step 7:
Fridays = 2nd may, 9th
May, 16th May, 23rd May, 30th May

Therefore, in the month of May in 2003, Friday's will fall on 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th May.

Calendar Problems based on day of the week without any reference

Example 1:  Calendar Problems for SSC Exams

Problem: What day of the week was 18th February 1348?

Calculate the number of odd days from starting till 18th February 1348

Step 1:
Split the years to make it easy for calculation
1200 years + 100 years + 47 years + January + 18 days
1200 years =  0 odd days; 100 years = 5 odd days; 47 years = 11 leap years + 36 ordinary years (58 odd days); January = 3 odd days; 18 odd days

Step 2:
Add the odd days
0 + 5 + 47 + 11 + 3 + 18

Step 3:
By simplification:
= 0 + 5 + 5 + 4 + 3 + 4
= 3 weeks
= 0 odd days

Step 4:
Hence, 0 days indicates that it was a Sunday.

Therefore, 18th February 1348 was a Sunday.

Example 2:  Calendar Problems for SSC Exams

Problem: What day of the week will be 8th June 2215?

Calculate the number of odd days from starting till 8th June 2215

Step 1:
2000 = 0 odd days
200 = 3 odd days
14 years = 11 ordinary years + 3 leap years = 11 + 6 = 17 odd days = 3 odd days          
Jan till June = 4 odd days
8 days = 8 odd days   

Step 2:
Add all the odd days
3 + 3 + 4 + 8 = 18 odd days = 4 odd days
Hence, 4 odd days indicates a Thursday (According to reference chart)

Therefore, 8th June 2215 was a Thursday.

Calendar Problems for Practice

Problem: Monday falls on 4th April 1988. What was the day on 3rd Nov 1987? 

1) Tuesday        2) Wednesday          3) Monday             4) Thursday 

Problem: Today is Friday, after 62 days it will be 

1) Friday            2) Thursday              3) Saturday            4) Monday 

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Calendar 1: Smart Tricks to Solve Calendar Problems

In this post, we will discuss the concept of Calendar and Smart Tricks to solve Calendar Problems in SSC Exams
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Many SSC aspirants face difficulty when it comes to Calendar Problems. They tend to skip calendar problems due to complex calculations. Calendar problems can be easily solved by using smart tricks that save time. In this post, we will discuss the basic concept of calendar and tricks to solve calendar problems.

What is a Calendar?
A calendar is an instrument which is used to keep, indicate and organize the days in a year. We follow the Gregorian calendar which is also called as the Christian calendar or the Western calendar. The Western calendar is the widely used internationally as the civil calendar. The Gregorian calendar starts on 1st January and ends on 31st December. The Gregorian calendar is named after Pope Gregorian XIII, who introduced the calendar in October 1582. 
A year is classified into two types –
Ordinary year – An ordinary year has 365 days.
Leap year – A leap year has 366 days.

The difference between an ordinary year and a leap year is that a leap year has one extra day, designated as 29th February. A leap year occurs every four years, to keep the calendar in alignment with the earth's revolution around the sun. Earth takes 365 ¼ days to complete one revolution. Hence, to compensate 1/4th day or 6 hours in the calendar we have a leap year.Therefore, a year cannot be a leap year if it is not divisible by 4 or 400.

For example – 1700, 1800, 1900 are not a leap year because it is not divisible by 400.
1600, 2000, 2400 are leap years because they are divisible by 400
Calendar Problems can be classified into two broad categories –
1.    Questions that ask you to find the day of the week for the given date when some other date or day is specified.
2.    Questions that ask you to find the day of the week for the given date when no other date or day is specified.

Calendar Problems can be solved using the concept of odd days
Odd Days: In a given time period, the number of days that are more than the weekly cycle are called odd days.
For example: 10 days = 1 week + 3 days.
Then the extra 3 days become odd days.
15 days = 2 weeks + 1 day (1 odd day)
30 days = 4 weeks + 2 days (2 odd day)
Ordinary years = 365 days = 52 weeks + 1 day (1 odd day)
Leap year 366 days = 52 weeks + 2 days (2 odd day)

Therefore, an ordinary year has 1 odd day and a leap year has 2 odd days.

Reference Chart:
1st January 0001 A.D à Monday (Reference Chart)  
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*Sunday is taken as the reference point.

Number of odd days for longer Periods

è Calculate the Number of Odd days for the 1st Century – 100 years:
Step 1:
In the first century, there were 24 leap years. (100/4 = 25. Since 100th year is not divisible by 400 we deduct 1 year)
Ordinary years = 76

Step 2:
Number of odd days = 76 x 1(Since ordinary years have 1 odd day) + 24 x 2 (Since leap years have 2 odd days)
= 76 + 48
= 124

Step 3:
124 = 17 weeks + 5 days
Therefore, there are 5 odd days
Hence, the last day of 1st century i.e. 31st December is Friday (according to reference chart)

è Calculate the number of odd days for the first 200 years:
Step 1:
Odd days = 5 x 2 (Since the second century has the same number of odd days)
= 10 odd days

Step 2:
10 odd days = 1 week + 3 days
Therefore there are 3 odd days in the first 200 century.
Hence, the last day of 200 years i.e. 31st December is Wednesday (according to reference chart)

Calendar Problem Solved using Smart Tricks
Problem: Which day of the week was 15th August 1947?
Solution: Step 1:
To simplify the calculation, break the years 
1600 years + 300 years + 46 years + (January – July) + 15 days

Step 2:
Calculate the odd days for the years 
1600 years = 0 odd days
300 years = 1 odd day
46 years = (35 ordinary years + 11 leap years)
 = (35 odd days + 22 odd days) = 57 odd days = 1 odd day
January = 31 days = 3 odd days
February = 0 odd days
March = 31 days = 3 odd days
April = 30 days = 2 odd days
May = 31 days = 3 odd days
June = 30 days = 2 odd days
July = 31 days = 3 odd days
August = 15 days = 1 odd day

Step 3:
 Adding the odd days = 0 + 1 + 1 + 3 + 0 + 3 + 2 + 3 + 2 + 3 + 1
= 19 odd days
= 2 weeks + 5 odd days
= 5 odd days
Therefore, 15th August 1947 was a Friday, since 5 odd days indicate Friday.

Reference Chart that indicates odd days for the given months
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Daily Update On Current Affairs - June 27, 2017

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PM Narendra Modi Meets Trump At White House

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met President Donald Trump at the White House on the 26th June 2017. In a special gesture, Trump and the first lady Melania came out on the South Portico of the White House to receive Prime Minister Modi. Trump and his wife warmly welcomed Modi and they exchanged pleasantries. Prime Minister Modi expressed gratitude for the warm welcome extended to him. He said the welcome extended to him was a welcome to 125 crore people of India. The two leaders had one-on-one talk for about 20 minutes.

US Designates Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin As Global Terrorist

The US today designated Pakistan-based Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin as a specially designated global terrorist. The move by the US state department came just hours before the first meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump at the White House. The move has been welcomed by India which said it underlines quite strongly that both the countries face the threat of terrorism. 

In Britain, Conservatives Reach An Agreement With Democratic Unionists To Support Theresa May's Minority Government

In Britain, the Conservatives have reached an agreement with the Democratic Unionists which will see them support Theresa May's minority government. The deal, which comes two weeks after the election resulted in a hung Parliament, will see the 10  Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MPs back the Tories in key Commons votes. Under the agreement, there will be one billion pounds extra for Northern Ireland over the next two years. DUP leader Arlene Foster said the wide-ranging agreement was good for Northern Ireland and for the UK. The DUP said, it would apply for the lifetime of the Parliament, scheduled to last five years, but would also be reviewed at the end of the current session in two years time. As part of the deal, the treatment of military veterans in Northern Ireland will be improved while the triple lock guarantee of 2.5 percent spending on pensions, and existing universal winter fuel payments, will be maintained throughout the UK.

US Supreme Court Lifts Injunction On Trump’s Travel Ban

The US Supreme Court today partially lifted an injunction against President Donald Trump's travel ban. America's highest court also granted an emergency request from the White House allowing part of the refugee ban to go into effect. The Justices said they would consider in October whether Mr Trump's policy should be upheld or struck down. The order seeks to place a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on refugees.

Govt Defers Implementation Of TDS, TCS Under GST To Ensure Its Smooth Roll Out

The government has deferred implementation of Tax Deduction at Source, TDS and Tax Collection at Source, TCS provisions under GST to ensure its smooth rollout from 1st of next month. Finance Ministry in a statement said the decision to postpone the provisions was taken in view of the feedback received from trade and industry. It said persons who will be liable to deduct or collect tax at source will be required to take registration, but the liability to deduct or collect tax will arise from the date when the sections are brought into force.

World Bank Clears $250-Million Loan For Skill India Mission

The World Bank has cleared a USD 250-million loan to aid the Skill India mission. The loan amount would be used for making Indian youth more employable through reskilling. The USD 250 million Skill India Mission Operation (SIMO) is set to increase the market relevance of short-term skill development programmes (3-12 months or up to 600 hours) both at the national and state levels. It will help the government of India to better equip the young workforce with employable skills.

From July 1, Oil Companies To Carve Out Their Own Exploration Areas

July 1 will not only be about the biggest indirect direct tax reform — the Goods and Services Tax — but also about a new kid on the block in India’s hydrocarbon space: Open Acreage Licensing, which allows companies to cherry-pick their own areas for exploration. Like GST, OAL, another policy initiative of the previous UPA government, will be offered under the Hydrocarbon Exploration Licensing Policy. OAL will also mean the end of the story for the existing auction mechanism, the New Exploration Licensing Policy (NELP). Officials associated with the process say that if the trial run is anything to go by, OAL has already attracted the Exxons of the world, who have been keeping India low on their oil and gas exploration priority list.

Scientists Develop New Drought Resistant Plants

In a breakthrough, scientists, including one of the Indian-origin, have developed plants that have a better chance of surviving droughts by enhancing the natural ability of their leaves to preserve water. Researchers said, the new method has helped some plants survive 50 percent longer in drought conditions, and could eventually benefit major crops such as barley, rice and wheat, which are crucial to world food supplies. Researchers from Australian National University mapped a new molecular signalling pathway that controls the ability of plants to close the pores on their leaves to conserve water during drought stress.

Srinivas Gokulnath Becomes The First Indian To Complete 4,900-Km Cycle Race Across America In Solo Category

Srinivas Gokulnath from Maharashtra created history by becoming the first Indian to complete the 4,900-km cycle Race Across America, RAAM in the solo category. Considered to be the toughest cycle race in the world, he cycled for eleven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes. In a feat that marks the Indian arrival on the endurance cycling scene globally, another Maharashtrian, Dr. Amit Samarth followed Gokulnath at the finish line at Annapolis on American east coast around midnight today as per the Indian time. Among the nine men who finished, Gokulnath stood 7th while Samarth was right on his heels at number 8. The race was won by Christoph Strasser.

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Daily Update On Current Affairs - June 26, 2017

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Prime Minister Meets Top Global CEOs In Washington

Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his engagements in Washington with meeting some of the top CEOs of Global multinationals. Mr Modi discussed various issues with the global business leaders on investments as well as job creation. Later, the Prime Minister will attend a community reception at Virginia near the Capital City. "Economic relations are high on Prime Minister’s agenda during this three-day visit to the United States. The Chief Executives of some of the biggest companies have met Mr Modi. A CEO roundtable is also in progress. Mr Modi is understood to have discussed issues like collaborations and Make in India and invite the corporates for stepping up investments. The other likely issues on the table are tightening of visa rules by the US and creation of jobs. The CEOs are also likely to be apprised of structural reforms undertaken in the past three years in India.

New Initiative From Gujarat Government

The Gujarat government has decided to give local bodies the power to provide environment clearances to infrastructure projects. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said at an event yesterday that the developers would no longer need to approach Gujarat Pollution Control Board for the clearance as the local authorities have been given the powers to provide environment clearances. Mr Rupani said the decision has been taken to give push to real estate sector. At present, environment clearance from the state environment agency is mandatory for construction projects larger than 20,000 square metres.

Yemen Faces World's Worst Cholera Outbreak: UN

The United Nations today warned that Yemen is now facing the worst cholera outbreak anywhere in the world. A statement by UNICEF and the WHO says the number of suspected cholera cases in the war-torn country has exceeded two lakh. It says in just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate, with an estimated 5,000 new cases every day in the country. So far more than 1,300 people have died, one-quarter of them were children. The UN said, the death toll expected to rise. The two UN agencies say they are doing everything they can to stop the outbreak from accelerating.

Banks Have No Liability For Loss Of Valuables In Lockers: RBI

Do not expect any compensation for theft or burglary of valuables in safe deposit boxes of public sector banks as the locker hiring agreement absolves them of all liability. This bitter truth was disclosed in an RTI response by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and 19 PSU banks. Stung by the revelation, the lawyer who had sought information under the transparency law has now moved the Competition Commission of India (CCI) alleging “cartelisation” and “anticompetitive practices” by the banks in respect of the locker service. He has informed the CCI that the RTI response from the RBI has said it has not issued any specific direction in this regard or prescribed any parameters to assess the loss suffered by a customer. Even under the RTI response, all public sectors banks have washed their hands of any responsibility.

Filing Income Tax Returns Gets Simpler For Salaried Persons

Filing Income Tax Returns (ITR) for salaried individuals (with income up to ₹50 lakh) just got simpler, with the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) coming out with a single-page form against the seven-page version that existed earlier. The new form-1 (SAHAJ) for the assessment year 2017-18 can be used for those receiving income from Salary/One House Property/other income (interest etc) and is expected to benefit over two crore taxpayers. Interestingly, the new form requires reporting ₹2,00,000 or more in cash deposited in a bank account from November 9 last year to December 30, 2016. Quoting of Aadhaar has been made mandatory. In case an individual has not received an Aadhaar card but applied for the same, he or she has to give the enrollment ID.

Kidambi Srikanth Wins Australian Open Badminton Superseries Title Beating Olympic Gold Medalist Chen Long

Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth today lifted the Australian Open Superseries Badminton trophy in Sydney. In the summit clash, Srikanth, ranked 11th in the world, stunned former world number one and Rio Olympics Gold medalist Chen Long of China in straight games, 22-20, 21-16. The trophy is Srikanth's second this season and fourth overall. He had won the Indonesian Open last week. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Srikanth on his victory.

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