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Major News and Events of 17 June 2016

What Happened on 17 June 2016

PM Modi Gives Five-Point Mantra to Tax Officials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the two-day conclave of tax administrators 'Rajasva Gyan Sangam' yesterday. He invited suggestions from officers on how to improvise the taxation system in the country. He stressed on the need to remove fear of harassment and asked officials to bring in more trust in the present system. The Prime Minister also motivated revenue officers to achieve high standards in taxpayer-friendly service and gave the five-point mantra of RAPID which stands for revenue, accountability, probity, information and digitisation. 

Govt Cancels FCRA Registration of Teesta Setalvad's NGO

The Union Home Ministry has cancelled the registration of activist Teesta Setalvad’s NGO Sabrang Trust under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (FCRA) on account of alleged violation of the Act's provisions. Teesta's NGO will not be able to receive funds and donations from foreign entities now.The ministry has alleged that Sabrang Trust used foreign contributions for unauthorised purposes, that it mixed foreign and domestic contribution and diverted foreign contributions for personal gain.

President Concludes Namibia Visit

President Pranab Mukherjee and his Namibian counterpart Hage Geingob signed two MOUs on capacity building for civil servants of the host country and setting up of a centre of excellence in ICT. Both the Indian and Namibian Presidents emphasized the need for reforms in United Nations and its principal organs to make the body more reflective of the evolving world scenario. The two countries also decided to work on issues which are hindering uranium supply from the resource-rich African country.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
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