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Major News and Events of 27 June 2017

What Happened on 27 June 2017

Supreme Court refuses to pass any interim order against mandatory Aadhaar for social welfare schemes

According to reports, the Supreme Court has refused to pass any interim order against the Centre's notification making Aadhaar mandatory for availing benefits of various social welfare schemes. Additional Solicitor told the bench that the Centre has extended the June 30 deadline to September 30 for those who do not have Aadhaar and are availing the benefits of various social welfare schemes. The apex court posted the matter for further hearing on July 7.

India and United States pledge commitment to the India-US strategic partnership

According to reports, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump vowed to strengthen efforts to fight terrorism and eliminate safe havens for terrorists. In the joint statement issued after the meeting, the leaders affirmed their support for a U.N. Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism. They also pledged to work together to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their delivery systems and to deny access to such weapons by terrorists and non-state actors. As global partners, the United States and India resolved to further strengthen their collaboration in health, space, oceans, and other areas of science and technology.

Eid-ul-Fitr being celebrated across country

According to reports, Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across the country with religious fervour and enthusiasm. Prime Minister and President wished the people on the occasion of Eid. The faithful attired in their best thronged Eidgahs and mosques to offer Eid prayers. Later they exchanged Eid greetings. 

Reports of Eid celebrations have also come in from different parts of the country. In Delhi, main congregations were held at the Jama Masjid, Fatehpuri Masjid and Shahi Eidgah.

Panel set up to work on new education policy
According to reports, the Union Human Resource Development ministry has appointed a new nine-member panel, headed by space scientist K Kasturirangan, to work on a New Education Policy.
An official release said, besides Kasturirangan, the panel includes former IAS officer KJ Alphonse Kanamthanam. The Ministry has chosen experts and educationists from wide ranging backgrounds to be part of the panel that is expected to recast India's education policy.

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