Klips for 28th Feb

Klips for 28th Feb

National 🇮🇳 | IAF pilot in Pak custody as both countries trade blows along border
– India shot down a Pak F-16 that was headed with payload towards India’s military bases
– In the exchange an Indian MIG-21 was lost and the pilot is now in Pak’s custody
– Countries across the world have urged restraint and a de-escalation, however the situation remains tense
Reuters: https://reut.rs/2NzAss6

World 🌎 | Speed not the key in North Korea denuclearisation, says Trump
– Trump met Kim at Hanoi in Vietnam
– Trump also said he ‘very much appreciated that no (nuclear) tests have been conducted’
Reuters: https://reut.rs/2EC7uoz

US, UK, France ask UN to ban JeM Chief Masood Azhar
– The fresh proposal was made to the Security Council on Wednesday
– China is likely to block the move
Hindu: http://bit.ly/2NBTJco

Economy & Business 💰 | 7 more Jet Airways planes grounded
– Jet has been unable to pay dues to lessers and the count of grounded planes is now 13

Tech 📱 | Spotify launches in India
– The music streaming service faces stiff competition in an already crowded music streaming market
Techcrunch: https://tcrn.ch/2NzvlYL

Op-Ed 📝 | 🗣 Opinion: A patchwork approach to GST problems
The appeal of GST was its simplicity and transparency that it was to bring in, maybe even gradually. However, constant tinkering for ‘a sector’s benefit’ and then some more are making it more complicated and opaque. Some very pertinent observation put down by the author. Worth a read.
Hindu: http://bit.ly/2GQx6jT

Interesting: In Beijing, You Have to Win a License Lottery to Buy a New Car
China has some rather interesting rules for limiting cars that come onto the road. Here’s one: you need to win a lottery for getting a number plate. An interesting read, especially given the Indian context.
Bloomberg: https://bloom.bg/2GQTNEl

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