Daily Newspaper article’s summary 2018-10-21
Summary of Newspaper artciles from ‘The Hindu’, ‘Economic Times’ and PIB
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Keep the peace:
1.The riotous scenes in the pathways leading to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala in the last few days ought to persuade everyone, irrespective of where they stand on the Supreme Court’s recent verdict, of the importance of one thing: to keep the peace.
2.The popular protests that have consumed Kerala following the Supreme Court judgment have suggested there is a sizeable section of devotees of both sexes that believes women in the age group of 10 to 50 should not be permitted into the shrine.
3.The State government, the Travancore Devaswom Board and the devotees should discuss ways of implementing the Supreme Court order instead of frittering away their energies on managing protests and conflicts on a daily basis.
1.In recent years, the Taliban had shown its capability to infiltrate official meetings and attack any government building, notwithstanding claims by the authorities of heightened security.
2.A year ago, the Kandahar Governor’s office had come under attack by militants, resulting in the death of a Deputy Governor, the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates and members of Parliament.
3.A close ally of the U.S., he had previously survived several attempts on his life and was instrumental in coordinating the local police networks in the fight against the Taliban.
The petroglyphs of Ratnagiri:
1.At a quarter past six in the evening, in the small village of Devache Gothane, when there is finally some respite from the heat, the two shades converge, casting a soft glow on the lush grass that covers the flat hilltops.
2.In the village of Ukshi in north Ratnagiri, for a large engraving of an elephant, the team worked with local authorities to construct a circular viewing gallery, complete with an inscription that explains the art work’s significance.
3.One of the most complex petroglyphs The Hindu visited, in the village of Barsu at the southern tip of Ratnagiri, was a large image of a man standing with two tigers (etched stylistically with precise geometric shapes) flanking him on either side.
Statesmanship, not brinkmanship:
1.History shows us that forgetting this essential fact and pursuing a maximalist political approach is fraught with danger and can lead to devastating consequences for national security.
2.In fact, even the initial birth of the Kashmir insurgency in the late 1980s can be traced back to Indira Gandhi’s decision to adopt such a maximalist approach.
3.The Congress was seen as abusing its power for political gains; Abdullah was seen as a weak leader because of his failed attempt to walk the tight-rope between fighting the government of India and still remaining pro-India.
1.The gory, gruesome and ghastly details of the last few moments in the life of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as reported in the government-controlled Turkish media, have reaffirmed the continuing validity of the universal truth: the pen is mightier than the sword.
2.For all we know, the complicity of the highest levels of the Saudi monarchy may never be fully established; already fall guys are being projected which will give Mr. Trump the fig leaf to continue his cozy relationship with the regime.
3.It was felt that India’s national interest, India’s dependence on West Asian energy sources and anxiety not to upset them too much lest they voted against us in meetings of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, or side with Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, is what made us cautious.
Finance Ministry extends deadline for filing September GST returns to October 25:
1.The Finance Ministry Sunday extended the deadline for filing summary sales return GSTR-3B for the month of September by five days to October 25.
2.The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), under the Finance Ministry, said trade and industry had expressed apprehension relating to October 20 due date for claiming ITC under GST for July 2017-March 2018.
3.EY Tax Partner Abhishek Jain, however, said: “This extension of five days would provide some breather to the industry players, most of whom were struggling to avail the FY 17-18 GST credits by October 20.”
Nafed to offload 200 tonnes of onion daily in Delhi to check prices:
1.Cooperative Nafed will offload 200 tonnes of onion daily from Monday onwards in the national capital from the government’s buffer stock in a bid to arrest price rise, its managing director Sanjeev K Chadha said.
2.Retail prices of onion, the main kitchen stable, have shot up to Rs 30-40 per kg because of tight supplies from the producing states, as per the trade data.
3.”We are going to release buffer stock of onion in the open market till first week of December, by then arrival of new kharif crop will be in full swing,” he said.
President of India to Visit Maharashtra on October 22 and 23:
1.President of India to Visit Maharashtra on October 22 and 23 The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will visit Maharashtra on October 22 and 23, 2018.
2.On October 22, 2018, the President will inaugurate the Vishwashanti Ahimsa Sammelan being organised by the Bhagwan Shri Rishabhdev 108 Feet Vishalkai Digambar Jain Murti Nirman Committee at Mangi Tungi, Nasik.
3.On October 23, 2018, the President will grace the convocation ceremony of the Symbiosis International University in Pune.
Extension of due date to 25th October, 2018 for furnishing return in the FORM GSTR-3B for the month of September, 2018:
1.Extension of due date to 25th October, 2018 for furnishing return in the FORM GSTR-3B for the month of September, 2018 It has been brought to notice that there have been apprehensions by trade and industry relating to the last date for availment of ITC for the period July, 2017 to March, 2018.
2.In order to remove doubts, it was clarified that as per the law, the last date for availing ITC in relation to the period from July, 2017 to March, 2018 is the last date for the filing of return in the FORM GSTR-3B for the month of September, 2018.
3.It may also be noted that the Government has extended the last date for furnishing of return in FORM GSTR-3B for the month of September, 2018 for certain taxpayers who have been recently migrated from erstwhile tax regime to GST regime vide notification No.
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