✔ Centre proposes to extend Aadhaar linking deadline to those ‘willing to enroll’
The government proposed extending the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar with bank accounts and mobile phones from December 31, 2017 to March 31, 2018, but only exclusively to those who are “willing to enroll for Aadhaar”.
✔ Mamata Banerjee won’t link her mobile phone number with Aadhaar
Opposing linking of Aadhaar with mobile phone number, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on October 25 said she will not comply with it even if her phone connection is snapped.
✔ Rex Tillerson in India | ‘India and USA are natural allies’
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on October 25 met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Mr. Tillerson arrived from Pakistan and started the day by meeting National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. He also laid a wreath at Raj Ghat. He will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
✔ Tipu Sultan died a heroic death fighting British: President
At a time when the BJP is up in arms against the Karnataka Government on ‘Tipu Jayanthi’ celebration, President Ram Nath Kovind’s reference to Tipu Sultan in an address to the joint session of the State legislature on Wednesday came as a morale booster to the Congress government.
✔ Three youths arrested in Kerala for suspected Islamic State links
Three youths from Kerala who joined the Islamic State and left the country to undergo training in Syria were arrested by the police in Kannur on October 25 after four months of police surveillance.
✔ Aadhaar-mobile number linking to become simpler
The process of reverification of existing mobile subscribers using Aadhaar is set to become simpler and more convenient, according to an official source.
The government has initiated a series of measures, including allowing reverification at subscribers’ doorstep and One Time Password-based authentication of existing users, to make the entire exercise easier for telecom subscribers.
✔ Gujarat Assembly elections on December 9 and 14
The Election Commission on Wednesday announced the schedule for two-phase assembly elections in Gujarat, to be held on December 9 and 14.
The results of both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, polling for which will be held on November 9, will be declared on December 18.
✔ U.S. police confirm body found is that of missing Indian girl
A three-year-old Indian girl who went missing for over two weeks is dead, U.S. police said on Tuesday.
The girl, who had developmental issues and limited verbal communication skills, was last seen outside her family’s backyard in Richardson city in Texas on October 7.
✔ From Vladimir to Vladimir – 100 years since October Revolution
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin — one of the world’s foremost proponents of revolution — set out to replace Russia’s feudal social order with a “dictatorship of the proletariat.”
✔ ‘Delhiites dying one breath at a time’
What is the constantly high air pollution levels in the Capital doing to your health? More specifically your lungs? If images from the medical records of patients in the city are any indication, the damage is extensive and very much real.