Morning Current Affairs: 8 September 2017

The Blue Whale Challenge culminates on Day 50 with a direction to the player to commit suicide. The Internet Protocol (IP) address of the link to the challenge keeps changing.

Sep 8, 2017 09:04 IST
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Gujarat Government announces Rs 1 lakh cash reward to find out Blue Whale curators

The Gujarat government has announced a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh to those providing information about the administrators and curators of the deadly Blue Whale Challenge. After banning the challenge, which incites people to commit suicide, the state home department on 7 September 2017 came out with an advisory and directed police department and district administrations to prohibit people from undertaking the challenge.

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Minister of State for Home, Pradipsinh Jadeja, said yesterday that the cyber cell of the state police has launched a helpline number - 079-22871917 - for anyone seeking information on the online game which has resulted in several young people allegedly killing themselves worldwide.

Mongolian PM Erdenebat, his cabinet voted out over graft allegations

Mongolian lawmakers on 7 September 2017 voted to dismiss the Prime Minister and his Cabinet for alleged incompetence and corruption related to the signing of government contracts with companies linked to three Cabinet members.

A majority of lawmakers from the ruling Mongolian People's Party joined members of the opposition to pass the motion demanding that Prime Minister Jargaltulga Erdenebat and his 14-month-old Cabinet resign over the granting of contracts worth 328 million US Dollars.

Government allows import of 3 lakh metric tonnes of raw sugar through southern ports at concessional duty of 25 %

The government on 7 September 2017 allowed import of 3 lakh metric tonnes of raw sugar through southern ports of the country at a concessional duty of 25 per cent to augment domestic supplies ahead of the festive season.

The import shall be open to millers and refiners who have their own capacity to convert raw sugar into refined.

The imports will be allowed through the ports Tuticorin, Karaikal, Chennai, Mangalore, Kakinada, Gangavaram and Vishakapatnam in the South. The scheme shall be operated by the Directorate General of Foreign Trade as per their rules and regulations.


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