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  • GST council to introduce new GST return system

    June 12, 2019
    GST Council decided to introduce a new GST return system to facilitate taxpayers. The new plan is worked out to ease the transition to the new return system.
    A prototype of the offline tool has already been shared on the common portal to give the look and feel of the tool to the users. The tool is the same as that of the online portal.
    There are three main components to the new return  one main return (FORM GST RET-1) and two annexures (FORM GST ANX-1 and FORM GST ANX-2). The... Read More

    Cabinet approved the setting up of Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO)

    June 12, 2019
    The Cabinet Committee on Security headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the setting up of Defence Space Research Agency (DSRO), a new agency, which will develop sophisticated weapon systems. The approval aimed to To enhance the capabilities of the armed forces to fight wars in space. Members of DSRO: The agency will be headed by a Joint Secretary-level scientist. DSRO would constitute a team of scientists which would be working in close coordination with the tri-services... Read More
    Category: Defence

    Bihar approved the proposal to punish children who abandon their elderly parents

    June 12, 2019
    The Bihar State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has approved the proposal to punish sons and daughters, who abandon their elderly parents, with jail term. The approval was announced on 11 June.
    The proposal was moved by the state's social welfare department. Such cases will be registered under the non-bailable section after receiving complaints from elderly parents.
    The decision is expected to have huge impact in society in taking care of the elderly, who are at times... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    Mela Kheer Bhawani festival was celebrated in Jammu & Kashmir

    June 12, 2019
    Mela Kheer Bhawani festival was celebrated in Jammu & Kashmir on Zeasht Ashtami. In 2019, the day fell on June 10. The devotees prayed at the famous Ragnya Devi temple in Ganderbal district, J&K. Zyestha Ashtami is celebrated by Kashmiri Pandits across the country and outside as the day marks commencing of annual pilgrimage. Mela Kheer Bhawani: Kheer Bhawani is a temple that is dedicated to the Goddess Kheer Bhavani constructed over a sacred spring. Kheer Bhawani Mela is one of the... Read More
    Category: Festivals

    RBI to infuse Rs.15,000 crore into financial system through the purchase of government bonds

    June 12, 2019
    The Reserve Bank of India is to infuse Rs.15,000 crore into the financial system through bond purchases on June 13. Why the infusion: RBI made the decision after assessing of prevailing liquidity conditions and also of the durable liquidity needs that are going forward.
    RBI uses Open Market Operations (OMO) for injecting liquidity into the system through the purchase of government bonds (G-sec). Therefore, RBI is to conduct the purchase of  six G-sec under OMOs through... Read More

    NDMA conducted training programme for CBRN emergencies

    June 12, 2019
    National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) conducting a basic training programme at the Deendayal  Port Trust in Kandla, Gujarat.
    It is a five-day training programme. The main aim is to increase awareness and enhancing the preparedness of Seaport Emergency Handlers (SEHs) to respond to CBRN emergencies. This is the fourth in a series of such programmes. It will be conducted at various seaports across the country to enable SEHs to respond suitably to the arrival of specialised... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs

    International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) re-branded as World Athletics

    June 12, 2019
    The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the international governing body for the sport of athletics, changed it name from IAAF to World Athletics.
    The members of IAAF council have approved the rebranding at an IAAF Council meeting held in Monaco on 8th June. The process to rebrand IAAF began on January 2018. Purpose: The new name and logo has been designed to represent the modern and positive face for athletics. Also, it aims to attract the younger... Read More
    Category: Sports

    Max Life Insurance Company launched 'My Protection Quotient' Tool

    June 12, 2019
    Max Life Insurance company one of the famous insurance companies in India announced the launch of a unique proprietary tool, 'My Protection Quotient' (MyPQ) its commitment to ensuring financial protection in the country. MyPQ a smart tool designed to gauge the level of an individual's financial protection and their main aim to promote awareness and importance of term plans in protecting the financial future of families. This tool will help consumers gauge their preparedness for... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    I V Subba Rao continues as secretary to Vice President

    June 12, 2019
    IV Subba Rao continues as secretary to Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu as per an order issued by the Ministry of Personnel. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the continuation of Rao He is a retired IAS officer  He serves as secretary to the vice president on a contract basis  More about I V Subba Rao He is a 1979 batch IAS officer  He belongs to Andhra Pradesh, Rao  He is retired from service in August 2015.
    Category: Indian Affairs

    International Day Against Child Labour observed on June 12

    June 12, 2019
    International Labour Organization (ILO) started to celebrate World Day Against Child Labour in 2002  Aim: To focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.
    The 2019 theme is Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams! The day brings government employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers. Sustainable Development... Read More

    ICAT released Indias 1st BS VI Certificate in Two Wheeler Segment

    June 12, 2019
    International Centre for Automotive Technology (ICAT) released India’s first Type Approval Certificate (TAC) for Bharat Stage - VI (BS – VI) norms for the two-wheeler segment in New Delhi. The certificate released and handed over by Director ICAT, Dinesh Tyagi to top officials of the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers). India’s first certification in the two-wheeler segment for the BS – VI  They are the latest emission norms as notified by the Government of... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    Tokayev sworn in as the President of Kazakhstan

    June 12, 2019
    Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has sworn in as the President of Kazakhstan. He was the interim president and hand-picked successor of Nursultan Nazarbayev. He won the election, which was held on 9 June, with 70.96% of the vote which was contested against six government-approved candidates.
    Tokayev presidency aims to continue Nazarbayev’s policies aimed at improving the well-being of the people. He succeeded Nursultan Nazarbayev, who announced his resignation in March after 30 years in... Read More
    Category: International

    Amazon clinches top spot in the world's most valuable brand ranking

    June 12, 2019
    Amazon clinched the world’s most valuable brand in cloud computing, consumer tech and movie production. It is founded by the world’s richest man Jeff Bezos. According to the 2019 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands rankings, Amazon online retailer set its brand value quintuple in the past five years to reach $315.5billion. It is undertaken annually by advertising holding company WPP. The detailed study of Brand Z reveals firms financial data and draws on an extensive... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy

    BJP MP Virendra Kumar to be pro-tem speaker of Lok Sabha

    June 12, 2019
    Virendra Kumar, a seven-time MP from Tikamgarh in Madhya Pradesh chosen as the pro tem speaker of the 17th Lok Sabha. He was MoS in the ministry of women and child development He was also in the minority affairs ministry in the previous government. He is likely to be administered the oath of office at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on June 17, the day where newly elected Lok Sabha commences its first session. On the first two days, the new MPs will take the oath. The election for the speaker will... Read More

    Mekathoti Sucharitha appointed as the Home Minister of Andhra Pradesh

    June 12, 2019
    Sucharitha, A Dalit Women was inducted into the Congress by the late Dr Y S Rajashekara Reddy (YSR) spotted her during his historic ‘padayatra’ in 2003. Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy appointed Mekathoti Sucharita as the state home minister She is one among five ministers to be selected from SC community Her native is Poondla village near Bapatla and completed her studies at Phirangipuram, where her father was practising as a doctor. She vowed to... Read More



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