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Black Day and Anti-Corruption Day;What is the advantage for people?
Major currency notes were banned at one go on November 8 last year.

People struggled to wriggle out of the imbroglio, anyway they have managed to survive.

Now this year there is observance of Black Day on that day by the Opposition and Anti-Corruption Day by the BJP.

All of them should explain what good did the act bring on to the people a
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Constitution bench to hear pleas against Aadhaar
A constitution bench would be set up to hear a clutch of petitions challenging the Centre's decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for availing various services and government welfare schemes, the Supreme Court today said.

A bench, comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and
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25 lakh pollution deaths in India, says a report
Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study.

Almost all pollution-related deaths - around 92 percent - are in poor or middle-income countries, the research fo
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RBI says linkage of Aadhaar with bank account is mandatory
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Saturday said biometric identity number Aadhaar linkage with bank accounts is mandatory.

The RBI clarification followed media reports quoting a reply to a Right to Information (RTI) application that suggested the apex bank has not issued any order for mandatory
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Women's entry into Sabarimala issue referred to Constitution Bench
The Supreme Court on Friday referred to its constitution bench the matter pertaining to a ban on the entry of women at Kerala’s historic Sabarimala temple.

A three-judge bench headed by chief justice Dipak Misra framed several questions to be dealt with by the constitution bench, including whethe
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IMF says India's growth rate is down at 6.7 per cent
IMF lowers India's growth to 6.7%

The IMF today lowered India's growth projection to 6.7 per cent in 2017, 0.5 percentage points less than its previous two forecasts and slower than China's 6.8 per cent, attributing it to demonetisation and introduction of the GST.

The International Monetary F
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At least 22 dead, 37 injured in stampede in Elphinstone station, Mumbai
At least 22 people were killed in a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone railway station on Friday.

The stampede took place on foot overbridge linking Elphinstone Road and Parel suburban railway stations. Initial reports suggest more than 37 people are injured. BMC’s disaster management unit said “r
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