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Breaking Highlights, Top Alerts of December 20

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Written by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 20, 2017 23:52 IST ]

Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the live coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page:

Live Breaking News December 20:

11:31 pm: US Congress passes tax overhaul in triumph for Trump (AFP)

11:26 pm: Federal judge declares mistrial in criminal conspiracy case again Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, citing evidence violations by prosecutors (Reuters)

11:24 pm: UN rights chief to step down over 'current geo-political context' (AFP)

10:23 pm: Trump hails 'historic victory' for American people on tax reform (AFP)

10:22 pm: Interestingly, its safe to assume Rs. 2,463 billion may be on lower side as RBI must have printed notes of small denomination in the interregnum (Rs. 50 and Rs. 200): SBI (ANI)

10:21 pm: This means residual amount of high currency notes (Rs. 15,787 billion –Rs. 13,324 billion) of Rs. 2463 billion may have been printed by the RBI but not supplied in the market: SBI (ANI)

10:20 pm: This implies value of high denomination notes was equivalent to Rs.13,324 billion as on Dec 8 after we net out small denomination notes from the currency in circulation on Dec 8: SBI (ANI)

10:19 pm: As per Finance Ministry info in Lok Sabha, RBI printed 16,957 million pieces of Rs. 500 notes&3,654 million pieces of Rs. 2,000 notes as on Dec 8.Juxtaposing this with data provided by RBI, value of small denomination currency in circulation upto Mar’17 was Rs. 3,501 billion: SBI (ANI)

10:18 pm: 1st T20I: India (180/3) beat Sri Lanka (87-all out) by 93 runs to take 1-0 lead in 3-match series. Tharanga 23, Chahal 4/23, Kuldeep 2/18

09:58 pm: US sanctions Chechen president Kadyrov under Magnitsky Act (Russian Media)

09:39 pm: Attack on carol singers in Madhya Pradesh's Satna brings in concern and anxiety among Christians and other minorities. I met HM Rajnath Singh ji and requested him to take immediate action on this. He assured me that such incidents will not be tolerated: Cardinal Baselios Cleemis (ANI)

09:16 pm: Five killed, 8 injured after an under construction house collapses in Panassa area of Reasi, Jammu and Kashmir (ANI)

08:39 pm: 1st T20I: India 180/3 in 20 overs vs Sri Lanka in Cuttack. KL Rahul 61, Dhoni 39*, Mathews 1/19

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07:41 pm: Cabinet approves setting up of the first ever National Rail and Transport University in Gujarat's Vadodara, to skill human resources and build capability of Indian Railways (ANI)

07:39 pm: Cabinet approves introduction of Consumer Protection Bill, 2017 and withdrawal of Consumer Protection Bill, 2015; to enlarge scope of the existing Consumer Protection Act and make it more effective and purposeful (ANI)

07:38 pm: Cabinet approves 'Scheme for Capacity Building in Textile Sector', a new skill development scheme covering the entire value chain of the textile sector excluding spinning and weaving in organized sector (ANI)

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