Thursday morning news brief Nov 30, 2017

Thursday morning brief Nov 30 2017
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Now, internet companies are making Aadhaar mandatory for customers to avail their services. Amazon has asked customers to upload their 12-digit unique identity number to track lost packages, while Bengaluru-based car rental platform Zoomcar has said it won’t accept bookings without Aadhaar as proof of identity. Currently, Aadhaar is mandatory for consumers to get government subsidies, operate a bank account, and get a phone connection. Read
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US has warned that North Korean leadership will be ‘utterly destroyed’ in case of war. The United States on Wednesday called on the international community to cut all diplomatic and trade ties with North Korea including Chinese oil shipments to Pyongyang after it test fired the most advanced intercontinental ballistic missile, putting the US mainland within range.
84% seats for disabled students remain unfilled at top universities, a survey has revealed. The National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People found that 32 of India&#39;s top universities and institutions of higher learning &mdash; including IITs, IIMs, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University &mdash; have together filled up barely 16% of the minimum <a href=””>quota for people with disabilities</a>.
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All three convicts in Kopardi rape-murder case have been given the death sentence. The rape and murder of 15-year-old had shaken Maharashtra in July last year and triggered an agitation by members of the Maratha community. The girl was a Maratha while the convicts are dalits. The death sentences were pronounced by a fast-track court in Ahmednagar and these are subject to confirmation by the Aurangabad bench of the Bombay high court.
CPM-led Kerala government is backing NIA probe into instances of ‘love jihad’. Earlier, the Marxist-led government had opposed the probe by the National Investigation Agency. It asked the Supreme Court on Monday to take into account the report prepared by the NIA before taking a view on the allegation that Hindu women were being lured into marriages with Muslims as part of a larger plot to organize religious conversions.
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