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Interface of the e-payment gateway launched by Delhi Traffic Police (Photo: ANI)
Interface of the e-payment gateway launched by Delhi Traffic Police (Photo: ANI)

Traffic violators can now pay fine online in Delhi through e-challan system

  • The system, launched with 1,000 hand-held devices and Android-based operating system, with fully integrated software will help citizens login securely at their convenience
  • Devices are of industrial grade and 4G-compliant with dual SIM facility and will have fingerprint biometric capturing capacity

The prototype has been developed after over two years of research. (@crpfindia)
Flood affected people stand with their cattle on a submerged road in Gagalmari, east of Gauhati, capital of the northeastern Indian state of Assam. (AP)
Flood affected people stand with their cattle on a submerged road in Gagalmari, east of Gauhati, capital of the northeastern Indian state of Assam. (AP)

Floods continue to pile agony on people of Bihar, Assam

  • In Bihar, 66.76 lakh people form 12 districts of the state have been hit by the calamity
  • In Assam, 1.79 lakh hectare of agricultural land has been inundated

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(Photo: iStockphoto)
(Photo: iStockphoto)

Women now more competent but less ambitious and decisive: Study

  • Women's perceived competence has increased relative to men's, consistent with their growing participation in the labour force and education, says a new Northwestern University analysis
  • However, women's gains in perceived competence have not propelled them to the top of hierarchies

Incomplete rail tracks for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line lay on the ground near Duka Moja, Kenya, on Thursday, May 9, 2019. China is now the single largest financier for infrastructure in Africa, funding one-in-five projects and constructing every third one, according to a Deloitte report.  (Bloomberg)
Incomplete rail tracks for the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) line lay on the ground near Duka Moja, Kenya, on Thursday, May 9, 2019. China is now the single largest financier for infrastructure in Africa, funding one-in-five projects and constructing every third one, according to a Deloitte report. (Bloomberg)

China’s built a railroad to nowhere in Kenya

  • Beijing is withholding the $4.9 billion needed to finish the project, once a flagship for Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road initiative
  • The reason for China’s attack of cold feet may lie in the project’s high profile

World Bank and AIIB were due to provide the lion's share of the $715 million cost of critical funding for transport, sanitation and water supply (Photo: Reuters)
World Bank and AIIB were due to provide the lion's share of the $715 million cost of critical funding for transport, sanitation and water supply (Photo: Reuters)

World Bank decides not to fund project to build Andhra's new capital Amaravati

  • This, after the central government dropped support for the project
  • The Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, that was due to finance $200 million of the project, said it was reviewing its involvement

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The 103.94 km long phase-IV of Delhi metro will consist of six corridors.  (HT)
A BMW staff member poses for a photograph as she connects a BMW i3 electric vehicle (EV) to a charging point.  (AFP)
A BMW staff member poses for a photograph as she connects a BMW i3 electric vehicle (EV) to a charging point. (AFP)

UK delegation explores partnership in electric mobility

  • The switch towards electric mobility has always been the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA’s) priority
  • Nirmala Sitharaman earlier this month announced several incentives in the Union budget to push electric mobility

The Supreme Court also directed the special judge to complete recording evidence in the case within six months. (Photo: India Today Group)
The Supreme Court also directed the special judge to complete recording evidence in the case within six months. (Photo: India Today Group)

Supreme Court asks judge to deliver Babri verdict in nine months

  • SC directed the UP govt to extend the tenure of the special judge conducting trial in the Babri Masjid demolition case
  • In 2017, the Supreme Court had appointed special judge Surendra Kumar Yadav to conduct day-to-day trials in the case and conclude it within two years

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Screengrab of a Garib Rath Express (Youtube )
Untreated dental decay the most common health condition worldwide (Reuters file)
A file photo of Arvind Subramanian, former chief economic adviser to the finance ministry
The development is expected to ease the ongoing investigation and the effort to return the money of thousands of investors.
The development is expected to ease the ongoing investigation and the effort to return the money of thousands of investors.

Bengaluru ponzi scam prime accused arrested

  • Khan, who is accused of perpetrating financial fraud worth crores in Bengaluru, was absconding for a month
  • Khan was arrested from Delhi airport where arrived from Dubai

In the  TikTok video, which went viral on the social media on Thursday, Furqan Ahmed is seen sitting on the bonnet of an official car,
In the TikTok video, which went viral on the social media on Thursday, Furqan Ahmed is seen sitting on the bonnet of an official car,

TikTok video has Telangana home minister's kin in soup

  • The vehicle on which the TikTok video was shot was part of the Telangana home minister's convoy
  • The incident has come close on the heels of some government employees in Khammam district making TikTok videos and uploading them