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GST rates on Covid items slashed; Exemptions & GST reductions extended till September.

The GST Council has largely accepted the recommendations of the Group of Ministers constituted to look into extending the ambit of GST concessions on COVID treatment-related medical devices and drugs. Briefing media in New Delhi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman informed that the Council has agreed to completely exempt antifungal drug Amphotericin – B and antiviral …

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Modi calls for global unity to prevent future pandemic.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for global unity, leadership and solidarity to prevent future pandemics and emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies. Participating in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit via virtual mode, Mr Modi said the meeting should send out the message of ‘One Earth One Health’ for …

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Rajnath Singh approves Rs 498.8 crore budgetary support for Defence innovation

New Delhi: Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has approved the budgetary support of Rs 498.8 crore to Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) – Defence Innovation Organisation (DIO) for the next five years. The scheme is aimed at providing financial support to nearly 300 start-ups/MSMEs/individual innovators and 20 partner incubators under the DIO framework, a statement …

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Uttarakhand Congress leader Indira Hridayesh dies.

New Delhi, Veteran Uttarakhand Congress politician and Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly Dr Indira Hridayesh passed away due to cardiac arrest here at the Uttarakhand Sadan on Sunday. The 80-year-old Haldwani MLA was in the capital to attend a party meeting on Saturday and just two days ago, she was seen vociferously protesting …

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Delhi unlocks further, more relaxations

New Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced further relaxations in the National Capital from June 14 onward as the COVID-19 graph continued to show a declining trend. ‘Tomorrow, after 5 am, all activities will be allowed except some activities which are completely prohibited while some activities are being allowed in a restricted manner …

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More than one lakh people given Covid vaccine in a single day in Jharkhand.

Ranchi, The Covid vaccination is finally gathering speed in Jharkhand record number of 1,02,831 people were given the vaccines in the state which included 95,730 people who got the first dose while another 7,101 were the recipients of the second dose. Age wise in the 45 plus category 38,499 people were given the vaccines while …

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Assam police busts fake currency racket; arrests five

Guwahati, Assam police has busted a fake currency racket and arrested five persons involved in the racket. The police seized fake Indian currency notes and equipment suspected to be used in producingfake currency notes. The five persons were arrested during two separate operations carried out at Darang district in lower Assam.The police team also seized …

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