Fatah And Hamas Conflict

2017-09-19

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In an overture to its rival Fatah, Hamas agreed on Sunday to dissolve its governing body in the Gaza Strip, allow the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority government to take over in its place and hold general elections.

For the past several months, Fatah and its chairman Mahmoud Abbas have called on Hamas to announce and implement such a plan.

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Cess Under GST

2017-09-19

What Is Cess?

The proceeds of the cess will be distributed to loss-incurring States on the basis of a prescribed formula.

The Cess has been introduced through the GST (Compensation to States) Act, 2017 and is levied on inter- and intra-State supply of notified goods such as aerated drinks, coal, tobacco, automobiles and the ambiguous category of ‘other supplies’.

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Magic Q/A Today's Questions, Practise Answer Writing (19 September,2017)

2017-09-19

Q. What is meant by a shell company? How can these companies be tamed ?

Q. What is anti-defection law?

Q. Why is it unconstitutional to apply cess inorder to compensate the loss bearing states?

Q. What was fatah hamas conflict?What made Hamas to reconcile with Fatah?

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Operation Clean Money To Clean Shell Companies

2017-09-19

About Shell Companies

Shell companies are typically corporate entities which do not have any active business operations or significant assets in their possession.

It is a non-trading company used as a vehicle for various financial manoeuvres or kept dormant for future use in some other capacity.

These are suspected to be used as a tool for tax avoidance, tax evasion or money laundering.

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Shia And Sunni Islam

2017-09-19

About Shia And Sunni Islam

Sunni and shia are the two major denominations of Islam.

Both Sunnis and Shias – drawing their faith and practice from the Qur’an and the life of the Prophet Muhammad – agree on most of the fundamentals of Islam.

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Sadar Sarovar Project

2017-09-19

About The Sadar Sarovar Dam

It is a gravity dam built on the Narmada river in Gujarat.

It supplies water and electricity to 4 Indian states, i.e. Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra.

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Location Of Major Coal Mines In India

2017-09-18

Recently, the government has opened 10 coal fields for auction by private players.

India is the third largest coal producer in the world and it is also its third largest importer.

In March this year, the Competition Commission of India described the near monopoly of Coal India in the field of coal mining as “Patently unfair” and in contravention to section 4(2)(i)(a) of the Competition Act, 2002.

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Mooting India’s Artificial Intelligence Policy

2017-09-18

Recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are a wake-up call to policymakers in India, with every one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship programs likely to be directly affected within the next few years.

With China making rapid progress in AI-based research, it is imperative that India view AI as a critical element of national security strategy.

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Indo-Japanese Agreements

2017-09-18

India and Japan signed 15 agreements to broad-base their strategic partnership and agreed to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region where China is increasing its assertiveness.

The Japanese PM laid the foundation of MAHSR (Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Railway), which has put the Indo-Japanese bilateral ties on a fast-track.

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Magic Q/A Today's Questions, Practise Answer Writing (18 September,2017)

2017-09-18

Q. India-Japan relation has witnessed a positive jump. Analyse this w.r.t. the recent agreements signed between both the countries.

Q. Sardar samovar project has courted numerous controversies title now.Unfold and explain the core issues involved.

Q. What should be the basis of Indian public policy w.r.t. Artificial intelligence.

Q. Critically analyse shia sunni politics w.r.t. Middle East countries.

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