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Today’s Important News Articles 7th April 2017

7th April 2017 Important News Articles from leading national newspapers.
By IT's Selection Team
April 07, 2017

Contents

  • Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide: study
  • India needs to strengthen its anti-doping system first
  • ‘Point-of-sale devices set for five-fold growth’
  • ‘Use restraint in using Article 142’
  • Rajya Sabha also clears 4 GST Bills
  • India, Russia seal deal on Kudankulam Unit 1
  • Centre to seek parliament nod for RDA
  • Over 62% customers face call drops, says government survey
  • FMCG is highest paying sector in India: Randstad
  • H-1B visa guidance may lead to an increase in litigation

 

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Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide: study

Context:

According to the Global Burden of Disease report, 50% of the deaths attributable to tobacco use occured in China, India, USA, and Russia in 2015.


India needs to strengthen its anti-doping system first

Context:

India ranking third for the third consecutive time in the list of countries with anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs) record for 2015.


‘Point-of-sale devices set for five-fold growth’

Context:

According to a report, the number of point of sale (PoS) devices installed in the country is likely to increase five-fold to 76 lakh in the next five years.


‘Use restraint in using Article 142’

Context:

The highway liquor ban imposed by the Supreme Court was raised by senior advocate K.K. Venugopal as an instance of the Supreme Court flexing its extraordinary constitutional powers to do more harm than the good it intended.


Rajya Sabha also clears 4 GST Bills

Context:

The Rajya Sabha passed four Bills essential for the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax, the deadline for which is July 1. The Lok Sabha had passed these Bills on March 29.


India, Russia seal deal on Kudankulam Unit 1

Context:

India has taken over full operational control of Unit 1 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP).


Centre to seek parliament nod for RDA

Context:

India’s first rail regulator will initially be set up through an executive order


Over 62% customers face call drops, says government survey

Context:

The Centre said over 62% of the 2.20 lakh subscribers that it surveyed complained of call drops.


FMCG is highest paying sector in India: Randstad

Context:

Employees of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry receive the highest salaries in India at ₹11.3 lakh a year as the average annual cost-to-company (CTC) across all levels and functions, according to a survey by human service providers, Randstad.


H-1B visa guidance may lead to an increase in litigation

Context:

The U.S. government’s new guidance for issuing H-1B visa, which allows technology firms to hire skilled overseas workers, may lead to increased litigation.

 

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