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Penalty of Rs 5,000 for using plastic bags from next week

The sale and use of non-biodegradable plastic bags, which are less than 50 microns, would now attract a hefty fine of `5,000. The National Green Tribunal on Thursday imposed this interim ban.

 
 
The apex court granted four weeks time to the Centre to ensure that there are functional PUC centres in NCR to ensure that vehicles plying have PUC certificate.
The six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) led by governor Urjit Patel began a two-day meet on Tuesday to deliberate on the bank's stance on key rates.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari today said driverless cars will not be allowed in India as it will lead to joblessness.
The government notified on Wednesday that all Permanent Account Number (PAN) card holders have to link the number with their 12-digit Aadhaar number from July 1.
 
 
The tribunal has also directed the Delhi government to seize the entire stock of plastic within one week from today.
It also gave its nod to the Human Resource Development Ministry's plan of creating 20 world-class institutions in the country.
All eyes are on the Reserve Bank of India as a six-member Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) headed by governor Urjit Patel began a two-day meet on Tuesday.
The new taxation system will be launched with the beating of a gong when the clock strikes 12.
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