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INDIAN AFFAIRS

After Presidential poll bonhomie, GST sours BJP-TRS ties

After Presidential poll bonhomie, GST sours BJP-TRS ties

  1. The extension of the rule of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been ended the practice of the poll of the President and the vice-president.
  2. “The state’s Mission Bhagiratha (Rs 35,000 crore; GST at 12% is Rs 4,200 crore, and at 5% is Rs 1,200 crore), Mission Kakatiya (Rs 22,000 crore; GST at 12% is Rs 2,640 crore, and at 5%, Rs 1,100 crore) and double bed-room (Rs 16,000 crore; GST at 12% is Rs 1,920 crore and at 5% is Rs 800 crore) projects are for the benefit of the people. They are not Ambani and Adani companies,” he said.
  3. “We have supported the Centre on all issues in the last three years. If necessary, we will coordinate with all states to see that our demand is met. We know how to bring pressure to get what is rightful to us (sic),” Goud said.
  4. By the drought of the GST rollout of the running project of the state that is the 18% (Rs 13,060 crore) to 12% (Rs 8,760 crore).

KEYS:

  1. The Bharatiya Janata Party is one of the two major political parties in India, along with the Indian National Congress
  2. President: Amit Shah
  3. Headquarters: 11 Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110001
  4. Founded: 6 April 1980
  5. Newspaper: Kamal Sandesh
  6. Ideology: Integral humanism, Social conservatism, Conservatism, Hindu nationalism, Gandhian socialism, Hindutva
  7. Political position: Right-wing politics

 

Amit Shah, Smriti Irani, Ahmed Patel in fray: Gujarat braces for vote today as BJP, Congress draw battlelines

  1. There was the main of the camp that has been come in the witness in the war of the BJP and Congress on Monday by the states of the Gujarat of the poll of the three Rajya Sabha seats from the state Tuesday.
  2. Ahmed Patel said, “I have complete faith in the MLAs, the Congress will see a comfortable win on Tuesday. The MLAs have remained committed to the party in the last few days while in Bengaluru. The BJP has forced us to take this step. We had 57 MLAs and they had attempted to sabotage free elections by reducing our number to 25. So, we had to take this drastic step and move the MLAs out of the threatening situation. There are other MLAs who can vote. There are NCP and JD(U) too. So numbers will not be a problem. The Congress will win comfortably. Those who cross-vote will face party action, including disqualification” he said.
  3. Pandya said: “We had written to the Election Commission on NOTA because the Congress party was making false allegations against the BJP. We wrote to the Election Commission since we too were opposed to the NOTA option in the Rajya Sabha elections.
  4. Anand Superintendent of Police Saurabh Singh said, “A total of 100 security personnel have been deployed at the venue. These include an SRPF unit and officers of Ahmedabad police who escorted the MLAs from the airport on Monday morning. The Ahmedabad police will escort the MLAs back to Gandhinagar on Tuesday morning.”

KEYS:

  1. The Bharatiya Janata Party is one of the two major political parties in India, along with the Indian National Congress
  2. President: Amit Shah
  3. Headquarters: 11 Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110001
  4. Founded: 6 April 1980
  5. Newspaper: Kamal Sandesh
  6. Ideology: Integral humanism, Social conservatism, Conservatism, Hindu nationalism, Gandhian socialism, Hindutva
  7. Political position: Right-wing politics

 

 

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Pakistan says not bound by treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons

Pakistan says not bound by treaty on prohibition of nuclear weapons

  1. Pakistan has announced that there is the no bound by the prohibition of the state and that of the nuclear weapons as it has taken the some of the account the interests of all stakeholders.
  2. “Treaties that do not fully take on board the interests of all stakeholders fail to achieve their objectives. Pakistan does not consider itself bound by any of the obligations enshrined in this treaty,” it said.
  3. In the United Nations there are some of the 120 countries has been voted to gain the first-ever global treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Eight other nuclear-armed nations, with involving the US and China did not participate in the negotiations for the legally binding instrument to prohibit atomic weapons.
  4. The Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament (CD), the world’s single multilateral disarmament negotiating body, remains the most ideal forum for concluding such a convention.

KEYS:

  1. Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia
  2. It is the seventh-most populous country with a population exceeding 201 million people
  3. Capital: Islamabad
  4. Currency: Pakistani rupee
  5. Population: 193.2 million (2016) World Bank
  6. President: Mamnoon Hussain
  7. Prime minister: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi

                          

BANKING & FINANCE

Government forms action plan for easy execution of trade facilitation agreement

Government forms action plan for easy execution of trade facilitation agreement

  1. The government has been planning for the getting extra help by giving the flexibility to the WTO’s trade facilitation agreement (TFA), it is said in the statement of the officials.
  2. Some of the mans of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) involving the India has ratified TFA, which have decided for the many of the exposers, expediting movement, release and clearance of consignments.
  3. The official said, “Recommendations made by four working groups on legislative changes, time release study, outreach programme and infrastructure augmentation are included in the National Trade Facilitation Action Plan (2017-20).”
  4. “We have two years for implementing category A commitments. We are ahead in most of the things. TFA will help boost global trade,” FIEO Director General Ajay Sahai said.

KEYS:

  1. The World Trade Organization is an intergovernmental organization that regulates international trade
  2. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
  3. Purpose: Regulate international trade
  4. Founded: 1 January 1995
  5. Membership: 164 member states
  6. Formation: 1 January 1995; 22 years ago
  7. Leader: Roberto Azevêdo

 

Science and Technology

NASA’s Hubble detects Exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere

NASA’s Hubble detects Exoplanet with glowing water atmosphere

  1. The team that is lead by the University of Exeter, that is the research team that has discover the new thing by observing glowing water molecules in the atmosphere of the exoplanet WASP-121b with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
  2. “Theoretical models have suggested that stratospheres may define a special class of ultra-hot exoplanets, with important implications for the atmospheric physics and chemistry,” said Dr Tom Evans, lead author and research fellow at the University of Exeter. “When we pointed Hubble at WASP-121b, we saw glowing water molecules, implying that the planet has a strong stratosphere.”
  3. “We’ve measured a strong rise in the temperature of WASP-121b’s atmosphere at higher altitudes, but we don’t yet know what’s causing this dramatic heating,” says Nikolay Nikolov, co-author and research fellow at the University of Exeter. “We hope to address this mystery with upcoming observations at other wavelengths.”
  4. “This new research is the smoking gun evidence scientists have been searching for when studying hot exoplanets. We have discovered this hot Jupiter has a stratosphere, a common feature seen in most of our solar system planets.” says Professor David Sing, co-author and Associate Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Exeter. “It’s a truly exciting find as we’re seeing dramatic differences planet-to-planet which is giving valuable clues in figuring out how planets behave under different conditions, and we’re only just scratching the surface of all the new Hubble data.”

KEYS:

  1. The University of Exeter is a public research university in Exeter, Devon, South West England, United Kingdom
  2. Address: Exeter EX4, UK
  3. Total enrollment: 20,212 (2014)
  4. Chancellor: Paul Myners, Baron Myners
  5. Phone: +44 1392 661000
  6. Vice-chancellor: Steve Smith
  7. Undergraduate tuition and fees: Domestic tuition: 9,000 GBP (2015), International tuition: 17,500 GBP (2015)
  8. Colors: White, Green

 

SPORTS

Ankur Mittal Wins Gold Medal in Asian Shotgun Championship

  1. Indian shooter Ankur Mittal has been won the most prestigious gold medal in men’s double trap in the 7th Asian Shotgun Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan on Saturday’s game.
  2. By adding the scores of Sangram Dahiya (43) and Mohammad Asab (34) make the Mittal’s final total, India has been shows his performance in the top of the world
  3. Mittal is the World Cup gold medallist and has been qualified by the shot of 137 in the qualify round and has just behind the topper Dahiya (140) as well as Asab (138).
  4. Mittal has also won the gold medal at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup in Acapulco, Mexico, earlier this year.

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast: Elisabeth Moss (‘the Handmaid’s Tale’)

Awards Chatter' Podcast: Elisabeth Moss (‘the Handmaid's Tale')

  1. The “Queen of Peak TV,” who was the fame in the ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Top of the Lake,’ and told the “hearts really in television,” she has finally has won the Emmy awards.
  2. “It feels different to me,” Elisabeth Moss, the Emmy-nominated star and producer of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, says of that massively acclaimed drama series — the latest in a remarkable string of shows in which she has appeared, including NBC’s The West Wing, AMC’s Mad Men and Sundance TV’s Top of the Lake — as we sit down at the Sunset Tower Hotel to record an episode of The Hollywood Reporter’s ‘Awards Chatter’ podcast. “It felt different playing it. And the responses definitely felt different — the responses have felt so personal.”
  3. After getting the break by the West Wing, Moss get gows to the New York, and has started in the Broadway by the startup of the $65,000 indie, 2003’s Virgin, by wich she has won the Spirit Award. “It oddly set me on this trajectory of the kinds of characters I would play and the kind of material I was looking for,” she says, “and it showed me, I think, what I was maybe good at, which was really, really dark stuff.”

OBITUARY

Haruo Nakajima, Man inside Godzilla Suit, Dies at 88

Haruo Nakajima, Man inside Godzilla Suit, Dies at 88

  1. The man in the back of the Dodzilla, Haruo Nakajima, has been died at the age of 88 years.
  2. Nakajima has started his career by getting the roll in the “Seven Samurai” by Akira Kurosawa and “Eagle of the Pacific.” He landed the “Godzilla” role starting with 1954’s “Godzilla, King of the Monsters,” directed by Ishiro Honda.
  3. Nakajima has been did the many roll in many of the movies: “Godzilla, Mothra in 1961 and King Kong in 1967’s “King Kong Escapes,”, “War of the Gargantuas” and “Frankenstein Conquers the World, Monster Life: Haruo Nakajima, the Original Godzilla Actor,” which was published in 2010.

IMPORTANT DAYS

Quit India Day

Quit India Day

  1. The Quit India Movement or the India August Movement, was such moment that has been launched by the Bombay session of the All-India Congress Committee by Mahatma Gandhi on 8 August 1942, at the time of World War II, it was the need of the end of the British Rule of India.
  2. The one of the great mission, Cripps Mission has get failed by seeing this on 8 August 1942, Gandhi started the voice of Do or Die in his Quit India speech delivered in Bombay at the Gowalia Tank Maidan.

 

 

 

 

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