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  • INS Kalvari, First Made-In-India Scorpene Class Submarine, To Be Commissioned Into Navy Today: 10 Points
    INS Kalvari, the first made-in-India Scorpene class submarine, will be commissioned into the Navy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Six Scorpene-submarines are built by Mazagon Dock Limited in Mumbai as a part of Project-75 of the Indian Navy. The remaining five boats of the Project 75 would be delivered by the yard to the Navy by 2020. India has just about 15 submarines, a mix of Russian-origin Kilo class vessels and German HDW submarines. China has four times as many.
  • "Why Is Manmohan Singh So Angry?" Amit Shah Hits Back: 10 Points
    BJP chief Amit Shah has torn into former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his video statement released this evening in which he said he is "deeply hurt" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's allegations hinting that he colluded with Pakistani guests at a dinner and discussed the Gujarat elections. "Why is Manmohan Singh so angry," said Mr Shah, adding, we just want to ask him whether he was so angry when monumental loot & plunder was happening under his watch? The nation missed this anger then!"
  • Aadhaar-Bank Linking Deadline Extended: Other Aadhaar Deadlines You Need To Know
    Just a day ahead of the Supreme Court hearing on Aadhaar linking, the government has extended the December 31 deadline to link Aadhaar with bank accounts to March 31, 2018. The new date to link the Unique Identification number and the PAN to accounts more than six months old is March 31, 2018. The deadlines for linking Aadhaar with other financial services remain unchanged. Official from Finance Ministry told NDTV that it will notify about the extension of deadline on linking Aadhaar with financial services like mutual funds, EPF, PPF, insurance policies etc by Friday.
  • India's Deadliest Submarine INS Kalvari: 10 Things To Know
    In line with the nautical tradition, nearly two decades after first Indian submarine Kalvari was decommissioned on May 31, 1996, it has been "re-incarnated" as the first of the six Scorpene class submarine and was delivered to Indian Navy in September. President Ramnath Kovind recently said on Twitter the scheduled commissioning of Kalvari in her new avatar will complete the "Kalvari to Kalvari" journey.
  • Apologise For Dinner "Misadventure", Arun Jaitley Tells Congress: 10 Points
    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley took on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday evening over his piercing rebuttal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has accused Pakistan of trying to meddle in the Gujarat assembly elections, linking it to a dinner hosted for a visiting Pakistani leader by Mani Shankar Aiyar, now suspended by the Congress. Mr Jaitley called the dinner, which was attended by Dr Singh and other Congress leaders, a "misadventure," saying it was surprising they had sought the PM's apology when it was they who "did not follow the national line on Pakistan."
  • PM Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi See Win In Gujarat While Turnout Shrinks: 10 Points
    Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said they expect their parties to come to power in Gujarat as the state held the first phase of voting in a closely-watched election on Saturday. Gujarat saw 66.75 per cent voter turnout in the phase of voting held in Kutch, Saurashtra and south Gujarat on Saturday, the Election Commission said. This is lower than last time's 71.3 per cent for the whole state. "I am seeing that BJP is headed towards a historic victory," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in tweet. Mr Gandhi tweeted in Gujarati to say the Congress will bring change to the state.
  • Gujarat Election Phase 1: Top 10 Facts You Need To Know
    Gujarat will vote today in the first phase of the assembly elections to elect its next government. The first phase of voting will be held for 89 assembly constituencies in Saurashtra and south Gujarat regions from 8 am to 5 pm. 977 candidates will battle it out in the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections. The second phase of the assembly elections will be held on December 14. Results will be out on December 18.
  • Your 10-Point Guide To New Bank Bill And Its Bail-In Provision
    A proposed law which the government claims will help contain the impact of a failing bank is also designed to protect the rights of depositors, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said to allay worries that a "bail-in" provision allows depositors' money to be used by weak institutions to pay out of a total collapse. The Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance (FRDI) Bill has been referred to a joint committee of parliament that will give its report in the winter session starting December 15.
  • For Aadhaar Linking, Centre Gives Extra Time But Not To All: 10 Facts
    People who do not have Aadhaar will get another three months to link their Unique Identification Number with bank accounts and government welfare programmes, the Centre told the Supreme Court today. The new deadline will be March 31 instead of December 31, and a notification for this will be issued tomorrow, the court was told. The Unique Identification Authority of India, or UIDAI, which issues Aadhaar, said as of today, there was no relaxation and all the earlier rules apply. People should link Aadhaar with bank and investment accounts and SIM cards as early as possible to avoid inconvenience, UIDAI said.
  • PM Modi To Wind Up 1st Phase Gujarat Campaign With Rally In Key Surat: 10 Points
    Campaigning ends today for the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections, with voting to be held on Saturday in 89 of the state's 182 constituencies. The rest will vote next Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a rally in key Surat, while BJP chief Amit Shah will campaign in Saurashtra. A poll of opinion polls, which aggregates three surveys, shows the BJP winning Gujarat again but by a smaller margin than last time.
  • On Ayodhya Case, PM Modi Attacks Congress, Praises Waqf Board: 10 Points
    Four days before Gujarat votes and exactly 25 years after the Babri masjid was razed in Ayodhya, the Ram temple issue has stormed back into a centre of a row, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a sharp attack on Wednesday on the Congress over its leader Kapil Sibal's plea in the Supreme Court to defer hearing in the Ayodhya case till after the 2019 parliamentary elections. The PM said that that while he has "no problems with Kapil Sibal representing Muslims, why does he have to link Ram Mandir with the Lok Sabha elections. Is this thinking proper?"
  • Cyclone Ockhi Wanes, But Gujarat Still On Alert: 10 Points
    Cyclone Ockhi, which was expected to make landfall near Gujarat's Surat late on Tuesday, has weakened and may not hit the coast as predicted earlier, the Meteorological Centre has said. The cyclonic storm which gradually turned into a "depression" may have dissipated into the Arabian sea, say authorities. Although the worse is over but Gujarat continues to be on alert with rescue and relief teams stationed at its coast as precautionary measure, they said. Several top leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi were forced to cancel their election rallies in the state, which saw rain in several parts through the day. Ockhi passed by Mumbai earlier on Wednesday bringing mostly light showers, but caused no damage to life or property, officials said. It earlier caused havoc in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Lakshadweep islands.
  • Babri Masjid-Ayodhya Ram Temple Issue: 10 Things To Know
    The final hearing over the disputed Ayodhya site, claimed by Hindus and Muslims, will begin on February 8 next year by a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court. The decision came out a day ahead of the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the 16th-century Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 that was followed by communal riots in which around 2,000 people were killed. The Sunni board representative argued in the court today that the hearing must be deferred as building a Ram temple at the disputed site is a part of the ruling BJP's manifesto. To this, the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra said, "We are shocked and surprised," adding that the judges were "not bothered about what's happening outside."
  • Supreme Court Refuses To Defer Ayodhya Hearing Till After 2019 Polls: 10 Facts
    A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will begin on February 8 next year, its final hearing over the disputed Ayodhya site that is claimed by both Hindus and Muslims, judges said on Tuesday, a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the 16th-century Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992. There were heated arguments in court today as the Sunni Wakf Board sought that the hearing be deferred to after national elections are held in 2019. The court turned down the request, saying it was "shocked."
  • Mumbai To Get Second Sea Link, Will Connect Versova To Bandra
    A new Versova-Bandra sea link, which will be an extension of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link In Mumbai, got Maharashtra government's administrative approval on Monday. The approval comes eight years after the state cabinet committee on Infrastructure (SCCI) cleared it in 2009. The project would be crucial as it would help ease out the traffic situation in the western suburbs. The sea link would connect south Mumbai and the western suburbs by a series of roads and tunnels. A deadline for the project, however, has not been mentioned in the issued government resolution.

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