Thursday Evening News Brief, August 24

Thursday evening brief Aug 24 2017
Good evening!
Here’s everything that transpired during the course of the day…
The Supreme Court ruled that privacy is a fundamental right because it is intrinsic to the right to life. This judgment of a nine-judge bench is a blow to Aadhaar as the Centre now has to convince apex court that forcing citizens to give a sample of their fingerprints and their iris scan does not violate privacy. The government welcomed the decision, but said it should be subject to “reasonable restrictions“, like every other right guaranteed under the Constitution.

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The pre-booking of JioPhone has started for Rs 500 across its retail stores and the Jio app amid reports of website crash. The initial booking amount is Rs 500 while the rest Rs 1,000 has to be paid at the time of delivery in September. Reliance Retail has a target of making available 50 lakh JioPhones every week from September.

India’s Kidambi Srikanth beat Anders Antonsen of Denmark 21-14, 21-18 to reach quarterfinals in the World Badminton Championships. Pranaav Chopra and Sikki Reddy lost against Praveen Jordan and Debby Susanto of Indonesia 22-20, 18-21, 18-21 in Mixed Doubles pre-quarterfinals

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Amid the ongoing stand-off with China, the Indian Air Force has commissioned Air Force Station Arjan Singh in Panagarh. AFS Arjan Singh became fully operational, with its full complement of six C-130J Super Hercules strategic aircraft, in the last week of July. Panagarh is the second location in the country, after Hindan in Ghaziabad, to have a base for the C-130J aircraft.

The Centre sent 177 companies of paramilitary forces to Panchkula ahead of Dera Sacha Sauda verdict on Friday. A CBI court in Panchkula is expected to pronounce a verdict in the sexual exploitation case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. Several thousand of Baba Ram Rahim’s supporters have reached the city using trains, buses and private vehicles. The intelligence agencies are keeping a close watch on social media, particularly WhatsApp groups, Facebook and Twitter, and have asked people not to spread rumours.

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