Monday Morning News Brief, April 24

Monday morning brief Apr 24 2017
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Here’s everything you need to know to start your day…
The FBI yesterday said that it could share ‘encrypted data’ with India pertaining to terror and criminal activities. The government had told the US authorities that it failed to get timely evidence on such activities as social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp had their servers in the US. Both the countries have now signed a treaty for sharing evidence through proper court procedures.
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Over 28 lakh units of blood and its components were discarded by banks across India in the last five years. The National Aids Control Organisation revealed that even red blood cells and plasma were discarded as they could not be used before their expiry date. This has exposed serious loopholes in the nation’s blood banking system and the absence of a robust blood sharing network between banks and hospitals.
Nearly 300 WhatsApp groups were used to mobilise stone-pelters in Kashmir, a police official revealed yesterday. The groups organized Kashmiri youths to disrupt security forces’ operations at encounter sites in the valley, according to the official. He added that each of these groups had around 250 members and more than 90% of them have been shut down in the past three weeks.
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UK officials yesterday detained 38 Indians for overstaying their visas or working illegally. Britain’s immigration officials conducted raids in two clothing factories in Leicester and detained 38 Indians. Of those detained, 31 had outstayed their visas, seven had entered the country illegally and one was working in breach of their visa conditions.
PM Narendra Modi held a meeting with 13 BJP chief ministers yesterday with focus on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The chief ministers shared their governance experiences and gave a detailed presentation on models applied by their governments to get feedback from people on the efficacy of their schemes, including the centrally sponsored schemes.
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