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05 December 2018 Current Events India's heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 launched successfully

Late Wednesday night, at 2 AM, our biggest communication satellite GSAT-11 was successfully launched via Ariane-5 rocket. The launch was done from Arianespace, French Guiana, alongside South Korea's GEO KOMPSAT-2A.

The "go ahead" for GSAT-11 was given to ISRO by the Department for Space in 2011. The final satellite weighs a solid 5.8 tons, as opposed to the initial proposal of 4.5 tons 6 years ago. The GSAT-11 is India's heaviest and most powerful communication satellite.


Income Tax department introduces changes in PAN card rules

After issuing a notification, announcing changes in the Income Tax Rules, 1962, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) put the alterations into effect from today.

One primary changes in the rules are in the PAN application forms. It is no longer mandatory to provide one's father's name in the PAN card details, making it especially convenient for people who are raised by single mothers. Moreover, it will be necessary to have a Permanent Account Number (PAN) for everyone who indulges in transactions amounting to Rs. 2.5 lakh or above in a year. This has been done to ensure lesser tax invasions.


India's heaviest communication satellite GSAT-11 launched successfully

Late Wednesday night, at 2 AM, our biggest communication satellite GSAT-11 was successfully launched via Ariane-5 rocket. The launch was done from Arianespace, French Guiana, alongside South Korea's GEO KOMPSAT-2A.

The "go ahead" for GSAT-11 was given to ISRO by the Department for Space in 2011. The final satellite weighs a solid 5.8 tons, as opposed to the initial proposal of 4.5 tons 6 years ago. The GSAT-11 is India's heaviest and most powerful communication satellite.

Income Tax department introduces changes in PAN card rules

After issuing a notification, announcing changes in the Income Tax Rules, 1962, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) put the alterations into effect from today.

One primary changes in the rules are in the PAN application forms. It is no longer mandatory to provide one's father's name in the PAN card details, making it especially convenient for people who are raised by single mothers. Moreover, it will be necessary to have a Permanent Account Number (PAN) for everyone who indulges in transactions amounting to Rs. 2.5 lakh or above in a year. This has been done to ensure lesser tax invasions.




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