Why the GST council is considering an amnesty scheme?

December 4, 2018

GST Council is a constitutional body which is mandated to be the final decision-making authority on all GST-related matters. There are reports that GST council is considering an amnesty scheme to provide an exit route to ‘nil’ filers and non-filers under the indirect tax framework. GST Returns: Every person registered under GST will have to

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What are the features of the Emergency Response Support System?

December 4, 2018

Himachal Pradesh has become the first state to launch pan-India single emergency number ‘112’ under Emergency Response Support System (ERSS). Features of the ERSS: ERSS marks the beginning of commencement of a single number based 112 emergency services which will connect to Police, Fire, Health and other helplines through an Emergency Response Centre in the

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Is Indian economy heading towards slowdown?

December 4, 2018

The estimates for the second quarter have shown that the GDP growth rate has reduced to 7.1% from the robust growth of 8.2% witnessed during the first quarter. Heading for a slowdown? Gross value added (GVA) for the five of the eight sectors reflected a slowdown from the first quarter. Only utility services, public administration,

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Why Delhi conducted ground survey on measles?

December 4, 2018

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. Measles has been an important cause of death among young children globally, despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine. Why Ground level survey? Delhi has witnessed a spike in measles cases over the last three months. For the first time in the decade, there was an

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What are the reasons behind the increasing number of C-section deliveries?

December 3, 2018

The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) had undertaken a study to examine the viability of the private sector as a partner in providing health services. In the report “Too much care? Private health care sector and surgical interventions during childbirth in India,” the IIM-A has outlined the various causes for a higher number of c-sections

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