Cheat Sheet

  • Sensex Ends Below 33,000 For First Time In 14 Weeks: 10 Points
    The BSE Sensex shed 252 points to close at 32,923 on Monday dragged down by banking, metal, energy and IT shares. With that, the 30-scrip BSE benchmark index marked a closing below the 33,000 mark for the first time in over 14 weeks. The National Stock Exchange benchmark index Nifty settled at 10,094. 39 stocks on the 50-scrip Nifty ended the day in the negative zone. HCL Tech, Tata Steel, BPCL, IOCL and Tech Mahindra - finishing between 3.7 per cent and 4.7 per cent lower - were among the top losers on the Nifty 50.
  • Sensex Falls Over 100 Points, Nifty Near 10,150: 10 Points
    The BSE Sensex fell as much as 110 points to hit the day's low of 33,065, dragged down by metal and energy stocks amid weakness in other Asian markets. The National Stock Exchange (NSE) benchmark index Nifty declined 49 points to touch an intraday low of 10,145 in morning deals. State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum, Hindustan Petroleum - down between 3.3 per cent and 3.8 per cent in late morning trade - were the top losers on the Nifty 50.
  • Protests, Booing Stall Parliament, No-Trust Moves Not Taken Up: 10 Facts
    The no-confidence motions against the government, pitched by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party and its arch-rival YSR Congress, were not taken up as Lok Sabha was adjourned for the day following uproar. As lawmakers protested and booed, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said she could not bring the motion unless there was order. While most opposition parties, including the Congress, announced support for the motion, the government has the numbers to remain safe. The opposition said the move is about sending a message. It would also help the two south parties consolidate their position back home ahead of next year's assembly elections.
  • "No Murder-Accused Will Be Congress Chief": Rahul Gandhi's Top Quotes
    Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday equated the BJP and its ideological mentor Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) with the "Kauravas" of the Hindu epic Mahabharata. He said it was the dharma of the BJP to grab power. While the BJP was voice of one organisation, the Congress was the voice of the nation, he said. However, in an admission of mistakes, he said the Congress had failed to live up to expectations and let down people during the final years of its government. "The Congress must change," he said.
  • Petrol Price Cut For Fifth Day In A Row: 10 Points
    Petrol prices were marginally lowered across Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai on Monday, March 19, 2018 - a fifth rate cut in a row. Diesel prices were in the metros were increased by 2-3 paise per litre. Effective 6 am, Monday, petrol rates were at Rs. 72.19 per litre in Delhi, Rs. 74.93 per litre in Kolkata, Rs. 80.06 per litre in Mumbai and Rs. 74.86 per litre in Chennai, according to Indian Oil Corporation's website - iocl.com. Diesel rates were at Rs. 62.73 per litre in Delhi, Rs. 65.42 per litre in Kolkata, Rs. 66.81 per litre in Mumbai and Rs. 66.14 per litre in Chennai, according to Indian Oil Corporation, the country's largest fuel retailer.
  • Deadline For Income Tax Returns Filing Only 10 Days Away. 10 Points
    While a substantial number of income tax payers may have cleared their income tax (I-T) liability for the assessment years 2016-17 and 2017-18, but the ones who have not paid as yet can still do so by filing the belated income returns (I-T). Ideally, the salaried individuals are expected to pay the income tax return before July 31 of the year following the one for which the income tax return is filed, however, there is a provision to file the return anytime afterwards but before the next financial year's 31 March. Sample this. For the financial years 2015-16 and 2016-17, also known as assessment years 2016-17 and 2017-18 in the income tax parlance; the income tax payers are meant to file their returns anytime before July 31 of 2016 and 2017, respectively. However, the belated income tax (I-T) returns for these years can also be filed before March 31 of 2018, which is just two weeks from now. Making use of this provision, income tax payers can file the return for these two years gone by.
  • How Safe Is Aadhaar Data? 10 Things To Know
    Aadhaar is secure and nothing can impact the security of Aadhaar database, said Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in a series of tweets posted on its official handle-uidai.gov.in. According to UIDAI, the entire Aadhaar system is secure. This clarification came after rumours were surfaced on social media that Aadhaar PDF has been available on Google search. Aadhaar number is a 12-digit random number issued by UIDAI to the residents of India after satisfying the verification process, mentioned UIDAI on its official website-uidai.gov.in. Government has made it mandatory to link Aadhaar with various services. However, the Supreme Court on Tuesday indefinitely extended the deadline to link phone, passport and bank accounts with Aadhaar number.
  • TDP Quits BJP-Led Alliance: All You Need To Know About No-Trust Motion
    After storming out of the BJP-led alliance today, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief said it would ask for a no-confidence vote against the government in parliament, competing with rival Jaganmohan Reddy's YSR Congress, which had submitted the notice yesterday. The two no-confidence motions, with their target audience back in Andhra Pradesh ahead of polls next year, do not endanger the government, which has enough numbers in the Lok Sabha. But how does it work?
  • Daler Mehndi Convicted In Immigration Fraud, Gets Bail: 10 Points
    Popular Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi was today sentenced to two years in jail in an immigration scandal in 2003. The pop singer, however, was granted bail minutes after he was taken into custody. The police had charged him and his late brother Shamsher Singh of illegally sending people abroad disguised as members of their troupe. They collected a hefty "passage fee" for the job. The 50-year-old singer's lawyers plan to appeal in a higher court now.
  • What Triggered Chandrababu Naidu To Withdraw TDP From NDA: 10 Points
    The Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which has been demanding a special category status for Andhra Pradesh from the centre, today walked out of the alliance formed by the ruling BJP in 2014. The party said that it was only demanding what it was promised when Telangana was carved out of it. But despite numerous meetings with the central leadership, the TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has remained unsuccessful in getting the recognition for his state.
  • Facing 2 No-Trust Motions, Government Says 'Confident': 10 Points
    N Chandrababu Naidu's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) pulled out of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's coalition on Friday in a row over financial assistance to his state Andhra Pradesh. The TDP also said it would ask for a no-confidence motion against the government in parliament, competing with rival Jaganmohan Reddy's YSR Congress, which had submitted notice yesterday. "We are ready for a no confidence motion, confidence motion or any discussion on the floor of the house," Union Minister Ananth Kumar told NDTV.
  • 5 Reasons Why Chandrababu Naidu Exited NDA Government
    The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu today withdrew support from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's coalition government over special status and financial assistance to his state. The TDP is set to bring a no-confidence separately against the Centre. The TDP has 16 members in the Lok Sabha, but its pull-out does not threaten the ruling coalition. Last week the TDP pulled its two ministers out of the central government but had stopped short of walking out of the alliance.
  • Sensex Closes 509 Points Lower, Nifty Gives Up 10,200: 10 Points
    The BSE Sensex fell 509 points to close at 33,176.00 on Friday, continuing its downward movement for the third straight session dragged down by finance, energy and metal stocks. The Nifty fell 165 points to settle at 10,195. Forty one stocks on the 50-scrip Nifty ended in the negative zone. Top losers on the Nifty50 were Indian Oil Tata Motors and UltraTech Cement.
  • Arvind Kejriwal On Apology Spree To End Legal Mess. Arun Jaitley On List: 10 Points
    Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party that has accumulated dozens of cases filed against its leaders has decided to start resolving them. For the 20-odd defamation cases pending against them, this implies AAP leaders will apologise, a party leader told NDTV after Chief Minister Kejriwal retracted his allegations against former Punjab Cabinet Minister Bikram Singh Majithia who he had last year accused of being a part of the drug trade in Punjab. Sources said the party is also considering making the apology offer to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who had sued Mr Kejriwal for accusing him of corruption during his 13-year tenure as the head of the main cricket administration body for Delhi.
  • SBI Closed 41 Lakh Savings Bank Accounts Between April And January. Here's Why
    State Bank of India (SBI) said on Thursday that 41.16 lakh savings bank accounts, which were reported to have been closed after introduction of the requirement of average monthly balance, were not closed suo-moto. Earlier, an RTI query had revealed that SBI had closed as many as 41.16 lakh savings accounts between April and January in the current fiscal year for not maintaining the average monthly balance (AMB). This news was reported on a day SBI cut its penalty for non-maintenance of minimum balance in its savings accounts.

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