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| Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on July 01, 2015

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A publicity board for Digital India Week to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.

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Helmets to become compulsory for two-wheeler riders and their pillions in Tamil Nadu from Wednesday.

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Jharkhand is to roll out the Food Security Act, which will cover 86 per cent of the State population. Beneficiary families will get 5 kg of rice or wheat for each member of the family per month, with 25 kg being the upper limit. Rice will be given at ₹3 per kg and wheat at ₹2. Food for thought?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Digital India campaign in the presence of industry leaders including Mukesh Ambani, Cyrus Mistry, Azim Premji and Satya Nadella. Modi will detail the government’s plan for digitising the country.

The Reserve Bank of India will remain open today for public and market transactions though the central bank normally remains closed for these services every July 1 on account of the annual closing of accounts.

Two-wheeler riders of Tamil Nadu, attention! From today onward, riders and those riding pillion are required to wear helmets, following a June 8 directive of the Madras High Court. Those violating the rule will find the authorities swooping down on them to impound their vehicles under section 206 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.

Germany is weighing two alternative proposals on how to cut CO2 emissions from the energy sector and plans to make a decision today. The economy ministry will decide between its original proposal — to impose a penalty on the oldest and most polluting coal power plants — and a suggestion from trade union IG BCE to gradually shut down coal power stations.



Published on July 01, 2015
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