20 December 2016 Current Affairs

Fee security in private engineering colleges comes under HRD ministry’s observation

Following the government’s demonetization decision to chain the menace of black money, the HRD ministry has been focusing on making many of its own institutions go cashless. The fee security in some of the private engineering colleges has come under HRD Ministry’s observation, with complaints of the institutes critical advance fees from students. It is learnt that some of these colleges have collected advance fees from students for succeeding years, which is not the usual practice, an official said. Such a practice is not as per the norms. It also needs to be seen whether any of these transactions have been made to park black money, he said .A source said the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is looking at the affair and if the need arises, the details may be forwarded to the authorities concerned.


Income Tax detects Rs 3,185 cr black income; seizes Rs 86 cr new notes

Over Rs 3,185 crore of undisclosed income has been detected while Rs 86 crore worth new notes have been seized by the Income Tax department as part of its country-wide operations against black money hoarders post the demonetization of two high value currencies by the government. Official sources said the taxman carried out a total of 677 search, survey and enquiry operations under the board of the Income Tax Act since the note ban was declared on November 8, even as the department has issued over 3,100 notices to various entities on charges of tax evasion and hawala-like dealings.


India vs. England: Ravindra Jadeja picks seven, bowls hosts to 4-0 series win

Ravindra Jadeja’s seven-wicket haul helped India beat England by an innings and 75 runs and claim the series 4-0.When England went to Lunch at 98 without losing any wicket, they would have thought that they could save the match. Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings were batting easily in the middle. Apart from one moment when Cook edged R Ashwin in the third over of the day, there was no incident where India could have really claimed a wicket. Parthiv Patel released Cook on four. India could have had a wicket at the start of day but they did not. When England resumed after the Lunch break, they looked confident with Cook and Jennings providing some stability.


Apple MacBook Pro 2016 weeklong review: Touch Bar is the best new feature

Apple MacBook Pro 2016 is now available in India. We’ll be analyzing the device for over a week. Read on to know how it fares. Is there an ultimate computing device? Well, that’s a tough one and the best you can say that the most expensive ones must be the greatest. But then there are some brands that have pretty much had the go-to devices for most users, especially those with really taxing requirements from their computers. Apple’s MacBook Pro has been up there as this go-to device for many high-end users. Now, the MacBook Pro has been upgraded, and Apple has added much more than sheer power and muscle. This week, we will try and live with the new MacBook Pro and take a deep dive into its features to see if it still manages to stay at the top when it comes to laptops.

Updated: December 26, 2016 — 7:40 am

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