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GST is the biggest and the most critical economic reform of India, says PM Narendra Modi

On Thursday, addressing a press conference, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that GST is till date the biggest business and economic reform of India and that with steps like GST the country is moving towards a modern tax regime, that will be transparent, stable as well as predictable. This is the latest national news today.

“We have resolved a number of regulatory and policy issues facing businesses and companies. We have worked very sincerely for ease of doing business. We are positioning India as a global manufacturing hub. This is necessary for us to take advantage of youth energy. For this, we have launched Make in India,” Prime Minister Modi said, addressing the first joint meeting of Indo-Israel CEO’s forum.

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PM Modi also invited the Israeli industry to take part in the “Startup India initiative”. For this, the Prime Minister launched an India-Israel StartUp Bridge with the motive of encouraging the startups from both the countries to come up and work together; find out the solutions for the challenges in many industries like agriculture, water & healthcare.

“There is a lot of potential for India-Israel partnership and I am happy that startup bridge has been formally launched today. Israel is known as a startup nation. It has a unique sense and ecosystem for innovation and incubation. Credit must go to the Israeli entrepreneurs,” the PM said.

With high hopes that both Indian and Israeli entrepreneurs would come ahead to touch new heights of innovation, the PM said. “The driving force is opportunities for the betterment of lives of people.” Both the Prime Minister asserted, “Innovation is life” while inaugurating the Innovation Bridge. The CEOs Forum has made a new target for bilateral trade this time and the two countries are targeting on the business of $5 billion to $20 billion in next five years.

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Salman, Shahrukh & Kajol appeared in a Power packed Shaadi in Delhi:

The wedding of the Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad’s daughter was a different than many others as apart from having the who’s is who of the politics, the wedding also welcomed some guests like Kajol, Salman Khan & Shahrukh Khan. Though it was a no media event, there were no chances that the presence of such superstars can be kept under wraps.

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The guest’s list on the wedding reception of Aditi Prasad and Ajay Iyer had some powerful names in it including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, L K Advani, Manmohan Singh & UP CM Yogi Adityanath. It also included many Bollywood celebs.

As per a source, “Prasad had earlier held the position of MoS in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, so he has always shared cordial relations with actors and filmmakers. While the wedding was a family affair, the reception was a grand celebration and there was hardly any big name from the world of politics that wasn’t present. Salman and Shah Rukh especially came to Delhi to attend the wedding,”

There were many others who are a part of both the lands; Bollywood & Politics like Shatrughan Sinha, Kiron Kher, Manoj Tiwari and more.

The reception in itself was a great function and one of the hot attraction in Delhi last night. There were hundreds of dish served in the lavish dinner that was followed by a great dance party.

At the work front, Salman Khan’s Tubelight did not do a great business in the box office while Shahrukh Khan is all busy with his upcoming film, Jab Harry met Sejal. About Kajol, there are no hints as the superheroine comes up with shocking projects.

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India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-17 launched from French Guiana

India has successfully launched its latest communication satellite GSAT-17 today in a heavy-duty rocket of Arianespace from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana. This is the latest national news from India that boasts of the technical excellence of the country.

The satellite is configured over I-3K extended bus & has a lift-off mass of over 3477 kg. It carries the heavy payload of Normal C- band, Extended C-band and S-band that will provide assistance to many communication services.

GSAT-17 also carries heavy equipment for assisting meteorological data relay and is also enabled to offer satellite-based search and rescue services like all earlier INSAT satellites.

The European launcher Arianespace Flight VA238 took off from the Ariane Launch Complex No 3 (ELA 3) at Kourou, which is a French territory located in the Northeastern coast of South America. It was scheduled at 2:29 hrs IST but was delayed by a couple of minutes.

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The GSAT-17 injection was done soon after it orbited the co-passenger Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN after a flight of 41 minutes.

The Indian headquarter of ISRO confirmed the launch with an announcement “GSAT-17 successfully launched by Ariane-5 VA-238 from Kourou, French Guiana,”

The satellite will strengthen the fleet of ISRO as the organization now has 17 super powerful communication satellites. The recently launched GSAT-17 was released into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

This is the third achievement of ISRO this month, earlier ISRO launched GSLV MkIII and PSLV C-38, both from Sriharikota spaceport.

Arianespace CEO Stephane Israel confirmed the launch of the satellite and tweeted: “Confirmed: GSAT-17 has successfully separated from its #Ariane5 launcher #VA238 @ISRO “

Dr. K Sivan, Director Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre thanked Arianespace and quoted the mission a “textbook mission”.

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Aamir Khan proved it again, loses a shocking amount of weight for Thugs of Hindostan:

It was yesterday only when we saw a massive Aamir Khan playing the role of Mahavir Phogat in his one of the most successful movies Dangal. Aamir Khan is again in news for his weight but this time for losing some shocking amount. In recent pictures of the star, he appears leaner, slimmer, fitter and of course younger. Some pictures of the star have gone viral on the internet with people appreciating Aamir’s transformation.

Even at a glimpse of the star, you can calculate the amount of weight he has lost. As per the facts, Aamir Khan gained 22-25 kgs of weight to play Mahavir Phogat in Dangal.At the time of the shooting, he weighed 98 kgs. As per the latest national news, Aamir Khan is again down to 70kgs. This weight is much lesser than what he weighed during PK (2015) and Dhoom 3 (2013), as per the reports.

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Recently Aamir had an interview with leading news daily. During his interview, the actor spoke about the way he chooses his films. Aamir said, “All the films that I have done are very close to me and I don’t measure my films based on their business. Taare Zameen Par is as close to me as Dangal. So are PK, 3 Idiots, and Lagaan. I can’t differentiate between any one of them. All are equally important to me,”

He also expressed his excitement for working with Amitabh Bachchan, “I am most excited to work with Amitabh Bachchan for the first time. It is a dream come true. I’ve always been his huge fan,” the actor said.

Aamir upcoming movie, Secret Superstar is around the corner. Talking about the movie he sais, “My next film is Secret Superstar. It’s about a 14-year-old girl. She is the central character. I love the story. It’s a beautiful story,”

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The clouds of uncertainty surround the release of “Tubelight” in Pakistan:

There is no doubt that Salman Khan has a huge fan base in Pakistan. But, the Latest National News the fans this time won’t be happy to know that the much awaited Eid release, “Tubelight” of the star will be missed because there are no distributors ready to import the movie in Pakistan seeking the high cost.

Talking to news daily, the Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association Chairman Zohraiz Lashari said, that the pricing issue is causing a big hurdle in importing “Tubelight” to Pakistan.

“They are asking for a big price to import ‘Tubelight'(in Pakistan),” he said.

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When asked about the sensor board’s approval on the release, he said, “I don’t see that the censor board will have an issue with ‘Tubelight’ because of some content related to China. The issue is who will take a chance here to buy it for a big price.”

The speculations are high that the Pakistani censor board might have a problem as the movie is based 1962 Indo-Sino war. This is one of the reasons the distributors are hesitant for importing the movie.

Sohail Khan, the producer and one of the distributors of the film said that the Salman Khan starer movie can also affect the business of the 6 Pakistani movies that are aligned to release on the same date, this is another reason the distributors are not ready.

“Pakistani distributors may not be interested in importing ‘Tubelight‘ because of this factor (cost) as well as the controversial content about India-China war. The censor board may also raise some objections to it,” he said.

Mubashir Hasan, the chairman of the Central Censor Board of Pakistan said that he haven’t received any application from the distributors for “Tubelight”.

“Since there is no ban on Indian movies in Pakistan, we are considering every application regarding the release of Indian films for screening in local cinemas,” he said.

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Apple is working on automated system for Car Driving; confirms Tim Cook

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In the latest interview, Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook confirmed that Apple is working towards developing an “automated system” that can empower a driverless car.
In an interview with a leading channel, Tim said, “Autonomy is something that’s incredibly exciting for us, but we’ll see where it will take us. We’re not really saying from a product point of view what we’ll do, but we’re being straightforward that it’s a core technology we view as very important.” The CEO further added, “We sort of see it as the mother of all AI (Artificial Intelligence) projects. It’s probably one of the most difficult A.I. projects actually to work on.”

Apple was since long working on developing a car under its own name. The project was better known as “Project Titan” but it has to face some major changes when Cupertino giant started recalibrating its resources. This made the latest national news back then.
This is when the company started working on making an autonomous system, however, there were no confirmation whether the “Project Titan” was abandoned. This is the first time Tim Cook has spoken publicly about Apple’s future plans.

Bob Mansfield, the one man who engineered the iMac, iPad and the MacBook Air was made the head of the “Project Titan” team in 2016. While there was no official confirmation from Cook or the team, it was reported that Apple has obtained a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles in April silently to test three driver-less vehicles.

There is no doubt that Apple is the market leader in the Smartphone market, and with its driverless cars coming up, it will soon lead the automobile sector too.

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The new President of India will be elected on July 20th; says EC

The Latest National News claims that on July 20th, India will get its next President. The Election Commission declared the same on Wednesday regarding the electoral process for the President. This will be notified on June 14 and the closing date for the nomination will be June 24.

This has catalyzed the process of consultation in NDA & Other parties regarding their nomination for the post. Both the sides are yet to decide their final nomenclature as there is some confusion & debate. However, the Electoral College decisively indicates a BJP win.

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The current President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee’s term would end on July 24th. Seeking this, the Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi declared that the presidential elections for the next President would commence on July 17. Counting of the votes and the declaration of the result will take place on July 20.

The Election Commission will examine the nomination papers on June 29th. Earlier sounding confident, the BJP brass is reconsidering their nomination and reaching regional parties to boost up their votes and ensure that the opposition’s agenda of non-BJP consolidation is busted. BJP is expecting support from TRS, YSR Congress and fractions of AIADMK.

BJP was considering the names of some senior leaders including social justice and empowerment minister Thawarchand Gehlot and Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. As the Vice-President elections are also around the corner, the Party might look to have a balanced caste equation between the two reputed posts.

In the opposition party (Congress, Trinamool, Left, RJD, DMK, and NCP) a unanimous nomination is to be filed against BJP majority. West Bengal governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi and JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav. Names of former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and NCP chief Sharad Pawar are making rounds from the opposition.

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Baahubali fame actor Prabhas to marry an industrialist’s granddaughter.

Prabhas was a star before the release of the Baahubali series but the success of the movie has made him sit n the throne of a Superstar. He is now among the most followed and admired stars of India. The man was a jewel already but SS Rajamouli made him shine out with broad light. The movie is still churning profits at the box office and all the actors that were part of the movie are cherishing the great success. The question, “Kattapa ne Baahubali ko kyu mara?” became an anthem as the Baabhubali: The Beginning ended with the tragic end and now when the question is answered by the Baahubali; The Conclusion there is another question making rounds in the air- “When will Prabhas get married?”

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There are many rumors on this topic including a recent report by a leading newspaper daily that Prabhas is all set to tie the knot in 2018. The article published in the newspaper made latest national news disclosing that Prabhas has met his soul mate. As per the report “Prabhas is set to marry the granddaughter of an industrialist. The family of Bhupathi Raju, chairman of Raasi Cements is apparently in talks with Prabhas’s family for a possible alliance.” However, there is no confirmation on this report as Prabhas’s spokesperson refused to comment on the same.

After the actor was linked with her co-star from Baahubali, Anushka Shetty, this is another news related to his marriage. The two have worked together in many movies and have a great fan bank. Their fans wish to see them together.

Prabhas is in the U.S. these days having a break before he could start shooting for his upcoming movie Sahoo. The film is being directed by Sujeeth Reddy and will release in Telugu, Tamil & Hindi in 2018.

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India to have defines ‘Strategic Partnership Policy’ for defence ties:

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday gave a statement in which he claimed that center is planning to make a swift roll-out of the new strategic partnership (SP) policy. As per the latest national news, under this policy some selected Indian private sector companies are aligned to partner with some global armament companies in order to jointly manufacture submarines, helicopters, fighter jets, armored vehicles and many other heavy army weapon vehicles under the “Make in India” policy.

It was after a cabinet meeting, held to discuss the ‘new policy’, that the defense minister expressed his views about the whole policy stating that it was high time that India should have entered the defense production sector to a broad extent as for long India has ben importing a lot of military requirements time to time.

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Jaitley further disclosed that “one private sector SP will be chosen for each platform”. There would be tie-ups between private companies and the OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) will jointly enter the policy with their existing capacity of defense PSUs.

The policy defines that it will choose one company at a time to be a strategic partner at a time, for all the four segments in a very “transparent & competitive process”.

Each company would be chosen by the Finance Ministry on the basis of adequate financial strength (the company must have had Rs 4,000 crore annual turnover over last three fiscal years, & must possess Rs. 2000 crore as capital assets), technical expertise, demonstrable manufacturing, existing infrastructure & ability to absorb the technology coming from foreign partners.

Whereas the foreign OEMs will be selected on three parameters, “range, depth and scope” of the indigenous content, transfer of technology, eco-system development, supplier base & future R& D, among other things.

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