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News in Short - 17-September-2021

Maximum cybercrime cases in India registered in Bengaluru

Date: 17 September 2021 Tags: Reports & Indices
  • Bengaluru tops India in the highest number of cybercrimes registered in 2020. Not a single conviction was recorded during the same period.
  • Data on ‘Crime in India’ for 2020, released by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), showed that of the 18,657 cybercrime cases registered in cities across India, Bengaluru accounted for nearly 47% (8,892) of them.
  • It is not Karnataka but Uttar Pradesh that tops the country with the State having the most number of cyber crime cases.

Cabinet approves 4-year moratorium for AGR dues

Date: 17 September 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Cabinetapproved several measures to extend a lifeline to the cash-strapped telecom sector, including a redefinition of concept of adjusted gross revenue (AGR) to exclude non-telecom revenue and a four-year moratorium on players’ dues to the government.
  • The government announced nine structural reforms and five procedural reforms for the sector, including a fixed calendar for spectrum auctions with an extended tenure of 30 years for future spectrum allocations, and a mechanism to surrender and share spectrum.
  • Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the sector has also been allowed up to 100% under the automatic route, from the existing limit of 49%.

Australia to get US nuke submarine technology

Date: 17 September 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The United States and Britain will provide Australia with the technology and capability to deploy nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Australia will not be fielding nuclear weapons but using nuclear propulsion systems for the vessels, to guard against future threats.
  • The submarines would be built in Adelaide in South Australia state, in close cooperation with the United States and Britain.
  • Washington and its allies are looking for ways to push back against China’s growing power and influence, particularly its military build-up, pressure on Taiwan and deployments in the contested South China Sea.

Michael Holding retires from commentary

Date: 17 September 2021 Tags: Sports
  • Michael Holding, one of the fiercest pacers and one of the most respected voices in world cricket, has called time on his illustrious career as a commentator and broadcaster.
  • The 66-year-old, who was part of the commentary panel of Sky Sports for over 20 years, had been contemplating hanging up the microphone for the last one year.
  • Dubbed ‘Whispering Death’ during his playing days, Holding has played 60 Tests and 102 ODIs, taking 391 international wickets during his career.

Gujarat assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi resigns

Date: 17 September 2021 Tags: Appointments & Resignations
  • Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi resigned from his post ahead of the swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet of ministers under Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.
  • Trivedi, who is the MLA from Raopura in Vadodara, submitted his resignation to the Deputy Speaker.Trivedi had assumed office as the Speaker on February 19, 2018, taking over from RamanlalVora.
  • A two-term MLA, Trivedi has previously been a minister (in-charge) of state for sports, youth and cultural activities, and pilgrimage development.