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Today’s Important News Articles 27th April 2017 by IASToppers

Aadhaar-PAN linkage; HC spells out steps to stop pollution in Dal Lake; SC pulls up States on food panels; Doctors’ wary for generic drugs; SC seeks law to regulate NGO funds; Terrorism a challenge; Data Glove; NASA’s super balloon; India’s potential of sustainable business opportunities; etc.
By IT's Selection Team
April 27, 2017

Contents

  • Aadhaar-PAN linkage meant to plug tax leaks, says SC
  • A shrinking home for endemic birds
  • ‘Govt. school teachers often away on duty’
  • High Court spells out steps to stop pollution in Dal Lake
  • SC pulls up States on food panels
  • Doctors wary as Centre pushes for generic drugs
  • Farm incomes not to be taxed, says Jaitley
  • SC seeks law to regulate NGO funds
  • SEBI to grant one licence to brokers, clearing members
  • Reorient social sector subsidies: NITI Aayog
  • Terrorism a challenge, says Jaitley
  • A data glove for the speech-disabled
  • Finally, NASA’s super balloon lifts off to collect near space data
  • ‘India has potential for $1 trillion worth of sustainable business opportunities’

 

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Aadhaar-PAN linkage meant to plug tax leaks, says SC

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Slamming a tendency in the country to evade taxes, the Supreme Court referred to the mandatory linking of Aadhaar to the Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Income Tax returns as an instance of the government’s efforts to bring “new and new laws to stop leakages.”


A shrinking home for endemic birds

Context:

17 Western Ghats species have smaller ranges than what experts at IUCN estimated


‘Govt. school teachers often away on duty’

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It is not neglect but systemic issues that require them to take up other tasks, says study across 6 States


High Court spells out steps to stop pollution in Dal Lake

Context:

Pulls up authorities for failing’ to check encroachments on the water body


SC pulls up States on food panels

Context:

PIL plea says authorities not providing adequate relief in drought-hit areas


Doctors wary as Centre pushes for generic drugs

Context:

Several practitioners say medicines made without strict quality checks could affect patients, urge caution


Farm incomes not to be taxed, says Jaitley

Context:

Bid to avoid row over farmers’ issue


SC seeks law to regulate NGO funds

Context:

Finds new guidelines insufficient for systematising accreditation, fund utilisation and audit of NGOs


 

SEBI to grant one licence to brokers, clearing members

Context:

Unified licence will allow trading in equities, commodities


Reorient social sector subsidies: NITI Aayog

Context:

India’s social sector subsidies should be reoriented so that beneficiaries don’t become dependent on them, the NITI Aayog said.


Terrorism a challenge, says Jaitley

Context:

Cautions against making distinctions between good and bad terrorists


A data glove for the speech-disabled

Context:

Device made at IIT-Madras features 15 sensors that help gather data on kinematics or hand motion


Finally, NASA’s super balloon lifts off to collect near space data

Context:

Designed to detect ultra-high energy cosmic particles from beyond the galaxy as they penetrate the earth’s atmosphere, the balloon is expected to circle the planet two or three times.


‘India has potential for $1 trillion worth of sustainable business opportunities’

Context:

According to Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact.

 

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