Daily Archive: August 4, 2017

#GST, Demonetisation to Feature in #NCERT Textbooks From Next Academic Year

New Delhi, Aug 4: Come next academic year, the NCERT textbooks with have lessons in Goods and Services Tax (GST) and demonetisation. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) on Thursday decided to incorporate content on GST and demonetisation in the reprint editions of economics, business studies, accountancy and political science books from 2018, as per the reports.

“NCERT has decided to incorporate the contents related to GST and demonetisation in existing chapters of subjects, such as economics, business studies, accountancy, and political science, while bringing out the reprint editions of their textbooks for the academic year 2018-19,” minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha told the Rajya Sabha on Thursday.

Schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) such as Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, among others, follow NCERT curriculum. A number of other states, including Uttar Pradesh, too have decided to follow it and from next academic year, the students will have to learn lessons on demonetisation, which annulled 86 per cent of India’s currency in just a matter of few hours, and GST, the biggest tax reform since independence.

“Note ban is something that the textbooks don’t carry at present. But this is something that students have to be taught,” a senior NCERT official said.

#FCI wheat worth Rs700cr got damaged till Mar2016 in Punjab:CAG

New Delhi, Aug 4 (PTI) Apex auditor CAG has found that over Rs 700 crore worth of FCI wheat stock got “deteriorated” in Punjab till March 2016 as the grain was stored in open areas due to lack of storage facility.

The damaged wheat stock could not be supplied through the ration shops, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) said in its latest report tabled in Parliament today.

The CAG has audited implementation of the scheme PEG (Private Entrepreneur Guarantee) in Punjab to create storage capacity and the way FCI managed its debt, labour and incentive payments during 2011-16.

The CAG also found state-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI) selling wheat to bulk consumers at a rate below the cost in 2013-14 leading to non-recovery of Rs 38.99 crore.

That apart, the FCI incurred excess expenditure of Rs 237.65 crore due to non-rationalisation of surplus labour and deployment of costlier labour at depots.

The FCI had made fraudulent excess payment of Rs 14.73 lakh and Rs 37.89 lakh to transport contractors on account of payment of higher rates and for bills for longer distance than actual for transportation of foodgrains, the CAG said.

R Ashwin Fastest to Test Double of 2000 Runs & 250 Wickets

Ravichandran Ashwin went past legends like Richard Hadlee, Imran Khan and Ian Botham by becoming the fastest cricketer to the Test double of 2000 runs and 250 wickets. Ashwin reached the landmark when he notched up his 11th Test fifty on Day 2 of the second Test between Indian and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), Colombo.

He went on to bring up his 11th Test fifty in style with a six, but departed almost immediately after that. This was Ashwin’s 10th score of fifty-plus in Tests while batting at a position of 6 or lower since 2015.

Only the English duo of Ben Stokes (13 times) and Jonny Bairstow (11) have managed more that the Indian off spin wizard, which yet again manifests the solidity that Ashwin adds to India’s lower order.

Hadlee had achieved the landmark in 54 Test matches, back in March 1985, while Imran and Botham had done so in 55 Tests.

Old currency worth 1 Crore recovered in UP, 3 arrested

Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow police have recovered old currency worth Rs 1 crore from three people carrying in a car during the inspection in Gomatinagar. Deputy Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar Singh said Thursday night old notes of one crore seized from a car during checking at the check post. All the notes recovered are of one thousand.

Car’s passenger Himanshu Gupta, Tariq Qadir, and Nirbhaya Madeshiya have been arrested in this case. Meanwhile, the car driver escaped from the spot.

Two shopkeepers and a lawyer arrested by police, the Income Tax Department officials have been informed about the case. The police are investigating the matter. It may be recalled that even earlier, the old Lucknow Police had earlier recovered around 70 lakh of old notes during checking.

राज्यसभा में BJP सबसे ज्यादा सांसदों वाली पा र्टी बनी।

नई दिल्ली : 67 साल के इतिहास में ये पहला मौका है जब भारतीय जनता पार्टी (BJP) का राज्यसभा में आंकड़ा कांग्रेस की सीटों से ज्यादा होगा. 2014 के लोकसभा चुनाव में सबसे बड़ी पार्टी बनकर उभरी बीजेपी के अब उच्च सदन राज्यसभा में भी 58 सांसद होंगे जब कि मुख्य विपक्षी पार्टी कांग्रेस के सिर्फ 57 सांसद है. मध्यप्रदेश में हुये उपचुनाव के बाद राज्यसभा में निर्वाचित बीजेपी सांसद सम्पतिया उइके ने गुरूवार को शपथ ली. बता दें केंद्रीय मंत्री अनिल माधव दवे के निधन के बाद इस सीट पर चुनाव होना था. इस चुनाव में उइके को निर्विरोध चुना गया. हालाकिं बीजेपी के नेतृत्व वाले NDA के पास अब भी उच्च सदन में निर्णायक बहुमत नहीं है लेकिन जेडीयू के साथ आने से उसकी ताकत जरुर बढ़ी है. हालाकिं मंगलवार को राज्यभा की 9 सीटों के लिए चुनाव होना है. इनमें 6 सीटें पश्चिम बंगाल और 3 सीटें गुजरात की हैं लेकिन इससे बीजेपी की बढ़त पर कोई फर्क नहीं पड़ेगा.

बीजेपी गुजरात की दो सीटों पर जीत दर्ज कराने के लिए पहले ही तैयारी कर चुकी है. कांग्रेस के अहमद पटेल को रोककर बीजेपी तीसरी सीट के लिए भी जोर लगा रही है. पश्चिम बंगाल में कांग्रेस के दो सदस्यों का कार्यकाल खत्म हो रहा है लेकिन पार्टी यहां सिर्फ एक सीट जीतने की स्थिति में दिख रही है. वहीं तृणमूल कांग्रेस की ममता बनर्जी ने अपने पांच नेताओं को राज्यसभा भेजने की तैयारी पूरी कर ली है. बीजेपी को राज्यसभा में बहुमत के आंकड़े तक पहुंचने के लिए अभी 2018 तक इंतजार करना होगा, जब यूपी समेत कई और राज्यों में राज्यसभा की सीटों के लिए चुनाव होंगे.