6 December 2016 Current Affairs

Just Depositing Black Money Doesn’t Make It White, Says Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Tuesday said it is wrong to assume that black money that has come into the banking system following the demonetization will become white and unless tax is paid on such amount it will continue to be remaining black. Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Tuesday (06 December) said it is wrong to assume that black money that has come into the banking system following the demonetization will become white and unless tax is paid on such amount it will continue to be remaining black. He also said the Brics nations have pledged to automatically share tax information and adopt global standards on tax transparency to check cross border tax evasion.


Parthiv Patel did not really show nerves you would expect, says India coach Anil Kumble

Parthiv Patel struck 42 and 67 not out in the two innings at Mohali and Anil Kumble felt he had never lost faith that could make a comeback. India coach Anil Kumble heaped praise on wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel, who is on comeback trail after a gap of eight long years, for shouldering the responsibility of opening the innings in the previous Test at Mohali and doing the job “brilliantly”.“Parthiv came in after eight years and did not really show nerves you would expect, although he is a seasoned campaigner. He was asked to open he did that brilliantly and also kept wickets very well. He was not worried about failing,” Kumble told reporters in Mumbai on Tuesday.


Tech founders and VCs send their 10 post-Brexit recommendations to the Prime Minister

Nine UK venture capitalists and entrepreneurs have penned a letter to Prime Minister Theresa May with their advice to maintain the UK’s strong position in the global tech industry, including persistent concerns over access to talent post-Brexit.As TechCrunch Disrupt draws to a close in London this week, and following research from VCs Atomico and Balderton Capital, the letter outlines 10 key areas they want to see addressed during Brexit negotiations.The letter reads: “Despite these uncertain times, the British high-growth technology sector needs certainty from the UK government when it comes to a number of issues in order to continue its world-class status.”


Bill Gates lists out his 5 Favorite books of 2016

An eclectic mix of fiction and non-fiction, here’s Bill Gates’ list of favorite reads this year. Every year, genius-philanthropist Bill Gates comes out with his reading list, and let’s faces it, when a billionaire advises you on something, it’s best to sit up and listen. A bibliophile, Gates has often spoken about the variety of books he loves and the lessons one can learn from the many reads. Known to devour almost a book a week, he regularly posts his favorite books on his blog Gates Notes. This year; Gates’ pick is an eclectic mix of topics, “from tennis to tennis shoes, genomics to great leadership. They’re all very well written, and they all dropped me down a rabbit hole of unexpected insights and pleasures”.

Updated: December 8, 2016 — 3:57 pm

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