Saturday , 21 October 2017


Cabinet approves schemes to boost Skill India Mission

IANS   NEW DELHI The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday approved two new World Bank-supported schemes of Rs 6,655 crore – Skills Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP) and Skill Strengthening for Industrial Value Enhancement (STRIVE). An official release said SANKALP is Rs 4,455 crore centrally sponsored scheme including Rs 3,300 crore loan support from World ... Read More »

India urges WTO permanent solution on food security

IANS   NEW DELHI India has reiterated its call for a permanent solution to the food security issue at the World Trade Organisation at a WTO meet in Morocco’s Marrakesh, an official statement said on Thursday. Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu “emphasised that a permanent solution on the issue of public stockholding for food security purposes must be a part of ... Read More »

GST regime brings new cash management system for govt expenses

NEW DELHI: The new GST regime has brought with it a new cash management system for government expenditure and income with the Home Ministry directing all its 21 divisions to strictly follow it to avert any situation of temporary mismatch in cash outflows and inflows. Please like & share: Read More »

Offshore work contracts for oil, gas exploration to attract 12% GST: govt

NEW DELHI: While works contract services relating to oil and gas exploration in the offshore areas beyond 12 nautical miles shall attract 12 per cent GST, the transportation of natural gas through pipeline will attract 5 per cent GST without input tax credit, Finance Ministry said on Wednesday. Please like & share: Read More »

April-September income tax revenue up 15.8% at Rs 3.86 lakh cr

NEW DELHI: The Indian Income Tax Department’s collections in the first six months of the current fiscal at Rs 3.86 lakh crore grew 15.8 per cent over the same period last year, an official statement said on Wednesday. Please like & share: Read More »

Petrol pump dealers call off Friday’s strike

NEW DELHI: Petrol pump dealers today called off their proposed day-long strike on Friday after state-owned oil firms warned them of strict action, including cancelling their contracts. Please like & share: Read More »

Obstetrics Gynaecological Society organises conference

PANAJI: The Panaji Obstetrics and Gynaecological Society in association with Goa Medical College & Hospital (GMC) have organised their first annual conference in Goa. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar inaugurated the conference in city hotel and also released the souvenir during the occasion. Organising co-chairperson Dr Kedar Padte welcomed the gathering and expressed his gratitude to all the faculty and delegates ... Read More »

Renault opens showroom in Mapusa

PANAJI: As an expansion of Renault India Private Limited in Goa, Priority Autoventures opened its new showroom at Duler, Mapusa. The customer friendly showroom designed to cater to the increasing demand of Renault cars in North Goa, was inaugurated at the hands of VP Renault India Pvt Ltd Rafael Treguer. Regional business head – West Jatin Lakra, MD-Group Priority Parind Nachinolcar, director ... Read More »

India is second largest market for pharma, biotech workforce: report

IANS   NEW DELHI With 13.7 per cent contribution to the global pharmaceuticals and biotechnology workforce, India has emerged as the second largest market for the industry, a report by professional networking giant LinkedIn has revealed. The report, detailed in the newly released e-book “The Indian Pharma and Biotech Industry”, showed that while New Delhi, Kolkata and Chandigarh are thriving ... Read More »

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