Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress after comfortably winning her Democratic primary election in the US state of Michigan. Rashida Tlaib won the primary in the state’s 13th congressional district, securing 33.6 percent of the vote, compared with the 28.5 percentRead More
Day: August 9, 2018
NDA’s candidate, Harivansh Narayan Singh of the JD(U), was elected Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman after winning 125 votes in the House. Opposition candidate and senior Congress leader B K Hariprasad received only 105 votes. The post of the deputy chairman was lying vacant since June 2018 following the retirement of PJ Kurien, a Congress MP from Kerala. The NDA candidate, Harivansh Narayan Singh received support from Shiv Sena, Akali Dal, AIADMK, TRS, YSRCP, INLD, BJD, three nominatedRead More
The government introduced four Bills seeking to amend the Goods and Services Tax GST laws that will make return forms simpler and raise the turnover threshold for availing composition scheme to Rs. 1.5 crore. The amendment Bills the Central GST (Amendment) Bill, the Integrated GST (Amendment) Bill, the GST (Compensation to States) Amendment Bill and the Union TerritoryRead More
The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve, one of the highest ecosystems in the world, has been added to UNESCO’s list of World Network of Biosphere Reserve (WNBR). The Khangchendzonga reserve will be India’s 11th internationally designated WNBR. The reserve includes a range of ecoclines varying from subtropical to arctic, as well as vast natural forests in different biomes thatRead More
Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Aviation Suresh Prabhu launched Niryat Mitra mobile App. The app developed by the Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) is available both on Android and on IOS platforms. It provides a wide range of information required to undertake international trade right from the policy provisions for export and import, applicable GST rate,Read More
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