Monday, February 17, 2020

Quote and News Today:



Quote:

"Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character."

News:

National News:

The model of an Aadhaar-linked electronic voting system that would enable electors to cast their votes from any part of the country — irrespective of where they are registered to vote — or even abroad, is being prepared for the Election Commission of India by the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), ECI officials said.

AP News:

Minister for Panchayat Raj, Mines and Geology Peddireddi Ramachandra Reddy said that the Jagan Mohan Reddy government was committed to providing safe drinking water to all families in the State through separate water grid, and the task would be accomplished at the earliest in a phased manner.

Business News:

The GST Network (GSTN) on Sunday said around 92% of large taxpayers with a turnover of over ₹2 crore have filed annual returns for the 2017-18 fiscal. This is the first time businesses registered under the goods and services tax (GST) have to file an annual return, GSTR-9, and a reconciliation statement, GSTR-9C, after the tax was launched on July 1, 2017.

International News:

UN chief Antonio Guterres said on Sunday it was important for India and Pakistan to de-escalate "militarily and verbally" and exercise "maximum restraint" as he began his four-day visit to Pakistan, amidst tense relationship between the two nuclear armed neighbours.

Sports News:

The upcoming global event, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, is 'on track', despite the coronavirus outbreak in Asia, an official confirmed.