Daily Archive: August 24, 2018

19 officers resign from Indian Revenue Service of Income Tax

As many as IRS-IT 19 officers of 71st batch have resigned from the    Indian Revenue Service of Income Tax cadre after they qualified Civil Services Examination, 2017. The  officers are: Abhilashha Abhinav, Akanksha   Verma, Ashima Mittal, Bhapkar Snehal Purushottam, Nitya K, Shilpa Singh, Adiya Vikram Yadav, Amilineni Bhargava Teja, Anubhav Singh, Ayush Sinha, Ezaz Ahemed, Keerthi Kiran H Pujar, Kumar Deepak,  Prem Prakash Meena, Purna Borah, Rituraj, Abinash  Kumar, Akshya Pralhad Konde and Birudaraju Rohith Raju.

Heavy Earthquake of 7.1 Magnitudes struck nearly 250 km

A magnitude 7.1 quake struck nearly 250 km (155 miles) northwest of Puerto Maldonado, Peru. As per the reports of the US Geological Survey earthquake tremors stuck in the early hours of Friday at a depth of 610 km said.

No tsunami warning was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, and Chile`s fire service said on Twitter that the quake did not have the potential to generate one off the Chilean coast.

There were no immediate reports of damage, through social media users said tremors had been felt across the country and as far away as Arica in northern Chile.

Delhi to issue more licences to sweets shops

New Delhi: To keep a check on the sweet quality in the national capital, the Delhi government will encourage more number of sweets sellers for registration and will also issue more licences ahead of the festive season.

“As the festive season is coming, a number of sweets shops will come up and the chances of selling of substandard sweets will also go up. To keep a check, we will be issuing more licences,” an official from the Delhi Food and Safety Department’s Licencing unit told IANS.

The Food Department will also run a special campaign under which teams will be formed to raid and collect samples from shops across the city.

To create awareness among the people, the Department will publish advertisements regarding food safety.

“The demand for sweets products go up tremendously during this time of the year as the festivals are approaching. To meet the demands, sweetmeat shops will be mushrooming in the city,” he said.

In the past three years, the Department has also done various raids to check the food qualities.

“In the past three years, 884 samples were collected from different parts of the city, of which 148 samples failed to match the standards. Actions were taken against those found guilty under Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006,” the official said.

The registration and licensing of the street food vendors is also being done, he said.

“We are encouraging more street food vendors for licensing. The Department also checks sample of these foods from time to time,” he added.