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Wednesday morning news brief, July 05 2017

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Wednesday morning brief Jul 5 2017
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Here’s everything you need to know to start your day…
India, US and Japan have deployed their largest warships for the Malabar exercise that begins July 10. In the fully fledged combat exercise in the Bay of Bengal, the Indian flotilla of frontline warships and a Kilo-class submarine will be led by the 44,570-tonne aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya. The exercise comes at a time when Indian and Chinese troops are locked in a tense face-off near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction. Read
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi was accorded a warm welcome on his arrival in Israel yesterday. He was greeted at the airport by Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu, and by leaders of all major religions- Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jew, Greek Orthodox, Armenian, Catholic and Muslim- a ritual that is only reserved for the Pope or the US president. This is the first visit to Israel by an Indian Prime Minister.
The Law Commission has suggested linking marriage registration with Aadhaar number. The aim is to prevent fraudulent marriages and denial of subsistence to deserted women. The panel said, the Births and Deaths Registration (Amendment) Bill, 2015 must clarify that non-registration of a marriage would not make it void, but attract a penalty of Rs 5 per day’s delay in registration.
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The Supreme Court has hinted at a relief on its ban on liquor vends within 500 metres of highways. It said, the order was meant to deny drivers access to alcohol on highways, where vehicles are driven in higher speeds, but not in cities. A bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud observed that highways within city limits could be considered internal or district roads.
Unsold pre-packaged items manufactured before GST rollout will now have stickers mentioning the revised rates. The printed MRP will also be mentioned alongside. “Declaration of the changed MRP shall be made by way of stamping or putting sticker or online printing,” the circular issued to state governments said. But after September 30, the printed MRP on pre-packaged commodity will have to include the GST rate.
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