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A race against time begins to revamp the leaky GST regime

The states remain divided on the issue of raising rates or carrying out a big revamp at this juncture.

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Tech services firms look to turn a page with content moderation

Content moderation work involves tasks like filtering a video, image or text with hate messages, which could end up hurting organisations, businesses or others. Globally, this type of work has received criticism due to the high stress levels and long working hours, often leading to an unhealthy work-life balance.

Air India mulls launching Mumbai-London Stansted service

Disinvestment-bound national carrier Air India is mulling launching a flight service...

Eatery levies both GST & service charge, fined

Observing that levying service charge in addition to goods and services tax (GST) amounts to u...

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  • According to the official, the government has decided to shutdown Internet services in Malda, Murshidabad, Howrah, North 24 Parganas and parts of South 24 Parganas districts to prevent rumour-mongering and circulation of fake news, especially on social media.

    These custom-made B777 planes for VVIP travel will be used to fly the President, Vice President and Prime Minister, are expected to be in operations from July next year. At present, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi fly on Air India's 26-year-old Jumbos - B747s. These planes are flown by Air India pilots.

    With the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in Parliament, there have been continuous protests and violent agitations, across the north-eastern states, especially Assam also due to the simultaneous enactment of NRC. Suspension of internet services have been extended for another 48 hours keeping in view the prevailing law and order situation in the state.

    With NSDL no longer supporting e-sign, brokerages and fintechs will now have to physically onboard customers. eSign is an online electronic signature service that can facilitate an Aadhaar holder to digitally sign a document.

    The government is planning to roll out the tele-law facility across all common service centres, covering more than half of rural India, in the next financial year, according to top official of CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd.

    Amazon's cloud computing arm — called Amazon Web Services, or AWS for short-has given an edge to its own services by making them more convenient to use, burying rival offerings and bundling discounts to make its products less expensive.

    The Upper House passed International Financial Services Authority Bill, 2019 which will set up a unified regulator for international financial services combining powers and functions of RBI, SEBI, IRDAI and PFRDA, says Department of Economic Affairs secretary Atanu Chakraborty.

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on December 13 held a Cabinet Meeting in the national capital. After the meeting, CM Kejriwal informed ...

    Delhi Traffic Police said in a tweet that the vehicle movement was closed from Okhla Underpass to Sarita Vihar due to the agitation. Vehicles coming from Badarpur and Ashram Chowk were diverted to alternative routes due to the blockade.

    Internet services were suspended at 7 pm on Wednesday amid massive protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill. Thousands of people defied curfew in Guwahati and took to the streets, prompting police to open fire, even as protests against the contentious Bill intensified in the state.

    The Coal Ministry will set up 'Sustainable Development Cell' (SDC). The SDC will advise, mentor, plan and monitor mitigation measures taken by coal companies for maximising utilisation of available resources in a sustainable way, minimising adverse impact of mining and mitigating it for further ecosystem services, and will act as nodal point at Ministry.

    Amid tight security, 61.19 per cent of 56,18,267 voters exercised their franchise in the 17 seats across eight districts, they said. Police said the polling, which began at 7 am, passed off peacefully.

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