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Aadhaar no longer necessary for mobile number KYC, says DoT

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has said Aadhaar will not be one of the 29 parameters required by telecom operators to validate the identity of their subscribers. The regulatory body directed all telecom operators in the country to develop a mechanism that employs virtual IDs in lieu of Aadhaar biometric data, thereby shifting to a “limited KYC” system for user verification. In a circular dated June 12, DoT said UIDAI has proposed to introduce some changes in Aadhaar ecosystem and telecom operators must comply with these changes by adopting the…

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Kohli, Harmanpreet, Mandhana win top BCCI awards

India captain Virat Kohli will receive the BCCI’s Polly Umrigar award – honouring the best international cricketer – for the fourth time in his career following his consistent performance over the past two seasons. Also, for the first time ever, the BCCI will recognise the top women players of the year, at their awards function on June 12 in Bengaluru. Harmanpreet Kaur wins it for 2016-17 and Smriti Mandhana for 2017-18. The current No.1 ODI batsman in the world, Kohli has been in phenomenal form for the past three years, amassing 2757 runs at an average…

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Supreme Court declares it illegal for khap panchayats to stall marriage between consenting adults

HIGHLIGHTS The SC said that any assembly which is intended to scuttle a marriage of two consenting adults is also illegal An NGO Shakti Vahini had in 2010 moved the top court seeking directions from the central and state governments to prevent and control so-called honour crimes The Supreme Court (SC) today declared illegal any attempt by khap panchayats to end a marriage between consenting adults. The SC said that any assembly which is intended to scuttle a marriage of two consenting adults is also illegal. The orders were passed by a three-judge…

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SC extends March 31 deadline of Aadhaar linking till it gives its order

The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended indefinitely the March 31 deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar + with bank accounts and mobile phones. The SC said that its interim order on not insisting Aadhaar, except for giving subsidy, will remain in force till the five-judge bench gives its judgment on petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Aadhaar. “The government cannot insist for mandatory Aadhaar even for the issuance of Tatkal passport,” the Supreme Court said. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had on March 7 said it may not be possible to…

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In landmark decision, Supreme Court allows passive euthanasia, ‘living will’

Stating that human beings have the right to die with dignity, the Supreme Court (SC) today allowed passive euthanasia, but made sure to set out strict guidelines that will govern when it is permitted. The top court also allowed an individual to draft a living will specifying that they not be put on life support if they slip into an incurable coma in the future. In a ‘living will’, a person can make a statement in advance that their life should not be prolonged by putting them on a ventilator or an artificial support system. The order…

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Forensic Tests Say Cause Of Sridevi’s Death “Accidental Drowning”: Report

Veteran actor Sridevi died due to “accidental drowning”, the postmortem conducted in Dubai said today, reported Gulf news. The autopsy report has been handed over to the family. The funeral of the 54-year-old is expected to be held in Mumbai within a few hours, after her body is flown back from Dubai, where she died on the weekend. Since this morning, film stars, celebrities and fans have been seen at the home of Anil Kapoor, Sridevi’s brother-in-law and former co-star. Sridevi, 54, died suddenly on Saturday night of a cardiac…

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Budget 2018: All you want to know about Union Budget in a nutshell

HIGHLIGHTS *No change in personal income tax slabs and rates *Surcharge of 10% on income above Rs 50 lakh but less than Rs 1 cr, 15% on income above Rs 1 cr to continue *Standard Deduction returns after a decade; Rs 40,000 to be allowed in lieu of transport allowance and medical expenses *Economic growth pegged at 7.2-7.5% for H2 FY18 *India’s average growth in first 3 years of NDA govt 7.5% *Indian economy size USD 2.5 trillion; 7th largest in world *India is expected to be 5th largest economy…

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Ilaiyaraja awarded Padma Vibhushan, Dhoni gets Padma Bhushan

3 Padma Vibhushan, 9 Padma Bhushan and 73 Padma Shri awards announced; 14 of the awardees are women. Music maestro Ilaiyaraja and cricketer M.S. Dhoni were among this year’s 89 Padma awardees, announced by the Centre on the eve of the 69th Republic Day.  While Mr. Ilaiyaraja was among the three Padma Vibhushan awardees, the former India captain is among the nine Padma Bhushan recipients. Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan are the second and third highest civilian awards of the country respectively. Ghulam Mustafa Khan (Maharashtra) and Parameswaran Parameswaran…

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After fodder scam verdict, Lalu Prasad Yadav spends sleepless night in jail

One won’t be at fault to  think that a political heavyweight like Lalu Prasad Yadav would be given special treatment in jail as it appears customary in many cases in our country. But on the first night after his conviction in the fodder scam, Lalu was sleepless at best in the jail in which he is lodged. He was served a humble tea and biscuit today morning after which he broke his fast on the vegetables grown in the jail gardens. He won’t be allowed to meet anyone today as…

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CISCE drops pass mark criteria for ICSE, ISC board examinations

HIGHLIGHTS The minimum passing marks for Class 10th would be 33% and the same for Class 12th boards exams would be 35%. The newly proposed minimum pass marks for Class 10th and 12th board exams will be applicable from the academic year 2018-2019. The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has announced to decrease the pass percentage for class 10 and 12 examinationsfrom 2019. The minimum passing criteria will be now equal to all other boards, stated the notification released by board on Monday. For ICSE examination, pass marks would be…

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