Cheat Sheet

  • PM Modi Meets BJP, Opposition Says Give Name Now For President: 10 Facts
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met today with the most senior leaders from his party, including BJP chief Amit Shah. The agenda was focused on deciding the ruling party's choice for the next President of India. An announcement is likely later today, said sources. Left leader Sitaram Yechury has said that if the government does not name its candidate by tomorrow, the opposition will share its nominee, which would force an election.
  • GST Rollout From July 1, Late Filing Allowed For First Two Months
    The government on Sunday reiterated that the nation-wide Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be rolled out on July 1 as planned but it will allow companies to file late returns for the first two months so that they can adapt to a new online filing system. Finance Minister who heads the GST Council met in the national capital today to discuss the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax on July 1. The next meet of GST Council is expected to take place on June 30 on the eve of the launch, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.
  • Not Just CS Karnan. Controversial Remarks By India's Judges: 10 Points
    Days after Calcutta High Court judge Justice CS Karnan, who faces an arrest warrant for his controversial remarks, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the Justice Karnan episode calls for a greater scrutiny of the judiciary. Justice Karnan became the first sitting High Court judge to be awarded a jail term for his defamatory remarks against the top court's collegium system. In the recent years, several other judges in various courts of the country have courted controversy with their statements. Recently, Rajasthan High Court judge Mahesh Chandra Sharma told reporters that peacock is a life-long brahmachari (celibate). The remark became the top trend on social media.
  • Darjeeling Stares At More Unrest After Bloody Saturday: 10 Points
    On the edge for the last 10 days over the demand for a separate state by Gorkha ethnic groups, Darjeeling descended deeper into turmoil on Saturday with widespread clashes between protesters and the police in which at least one person was killed and 35 security personnel were injured. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), the party spearheading the protests, has called for massive demonstrations on Sunday, claiming that three of its supporters were killed in police firing. Authorities however have not confirmed the deaths.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi Flags Off Kerala's First Metro In Kochi: 10 Points
    Kerala's first metro line was flagged off in Kochi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. PM Modi, along with Kerala Governor P Sathasivam, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and other dignitaries, travelled by the metro. PM Modi travelled in the metro coach, which has green coloured seats. Seated to his right was the Kerala Chief Minister and to his life was Governor Sathasivam. The construction was completed in a record four-year period and the metro line will be thrown open to public from Monday.

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