Sunday evening news brief, Sep 10 2017

Sunday evening brief Sep 10 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
An all-woman team of the Indian Navy has embarked on an expedition to circumnavigate the globe. Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman flagged off the expedition from Goa today. The six-member women crew will sail on an India-built boat, INSV Tarini, skippered by Lt Commander Vartika Joshi. The crew will make 4 port calls during their 165-day voyage. Read
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A new malware that steals money through victims’ mobile phones has been found to be active in India. The Xafecopy Trojan has hit more than 4,800 users in 47 countries in a month, while 37.5% attacks were detected and blocked by anti-virus softwares. Its modus-operandi does not require registering a debit or credit card or setting up a username and password, and also bypasses the ‘captcha’ security mechanism.
A portion of an under-construction flyover collapsed in Bhubaneswar, killing one and injuring 11. Around 15 labourers were working on the flyover when the structure collapsed on them Sunday afternoon. Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia for the next of kin of the deceased and free treatment for the injured. He said two engineers have been suspended.
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Hurricane Irma regained strength to a Category 4 storm on Sunday, ahead of making landfall in Florida. It slammed into lower Florida Keys and was 24 km southeast of Key West at 1100 GMT, bringing winds up to 210 km per hour and threatening dangerous storm surges. The storm was expected to move along or near Florida’s southwest Gulf coast later Sunday and into Monday.
The tax department will soon use social media information to deduce mismatches between spending pattern and income declaration. ‘Project Insight’ is designed to strengthen the non-intrusive information driven approach for improving tax compliance. The new technical infrastructure will also be leveraged for implementation of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and Common Reporting Standard.
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