Party’s over for millions, as India launches GST – Livemint

A nationwide goods and services tax (GST), set to come into effect on Saturday, has faced criticism for its complex design

Source: Party’s over for millions, as India launches GST – Livemint

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Did you know…

… that today is Meteor Watch Day? Look up at the skies and behold the wonder of nature’s fireworks! When space debris, such as pieces of rock, enter the earth’s atmosphere, the friction causes the surrounding air to become scorching hot — giving us the “shooting star” effect of a meteor. It is estimated that about 20 to 25 million meteors weighing about 100 tons in total enter the Earth’s atmosphere every day!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“There is freedom waiting for you, on the breezes of the sky, and you ask ‘What if I fall?’ Oh but my darling, what if you fly?”

— Erin Hanson

Could the Chinese Communist Party survive dropping South China Sea claims? | Foreign Policy

The Chinese Communist Party’s very existence may rest on defending their claims in the South China Sea, and the party’s leadership knows it.

Source: Could the Chinese Communist Party survive dropping South China Sea claims? | Foreign Policy