Corporate Tax Rate Cut

🕔16:28, 21.Sep 2019

The government has slashed the basic corporate tax rate for companies that do not seek exemptions to 22% from 30% while for new manufacturing companies it has been cut down to 15% from 25%. Key Details Govt has proposed to

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LNG Deal Between India And US

🕔16:27, 21.Sep 2019

India’s Petronet LNG is set to sign a deal with US liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Tellurian Inc worth more than $2 billion in the proposed Driftwood project in Louisiana. This deal is a part of wider cooperation between India

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Cabinet Approves Ban on E-Cigarettes

🕔18:20, 20.Sep 2019

The Union Cabinet has approved a ban on e-cigarettes, citing the need to take early action to protect public health. The government will immediately pass an ordinance, subject to the approval of the President, and the matter will be taken

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Manipur, Mizoram pass bills fearing Assam influx after NRC

🕔18:13, 20.Sep 2019

Manipur and Mizoram assemblies have passed legislations that bar non-residents from settling in the states. The move follows apprehension that there will be an exodus from Assam after the National Register of Citizens has been compiled. Even as the two

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Google To Set Up AI Research Lab In Bengaluru

🕔18:11, 20.Sep 2019

U.S.-headquartered Google has announced the setting up of an AI research lab in Bengaluru that will work on advancing artificial intelligence-related research with an aim to solve problems in sectors such as healthcare, agriculture and education. Details India is one

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Herpes Virus Claims Another Elephant Life At Odisha’s Zoo

🕔18:11, 20.Sep 2019

Another elephant died of suspected Herpes virus infection in Odisha’s Nandankanan Zoological Park (NZP), a leading zoo of the country on September 19, taking the elephant death toll in the zoo to three in less than a month. Details The

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Scientists Create Skull Of Neanderthal Cousin, Denisovans From DNA

🕔18:10, 20.Sep 2019

Denisovans and Neandertals – Scientists have deciphered features of the skull and some other details of mysterious Denisovans, extinct cousin of Neanderthals by analyzing its DNA. The genetic material came from the finger bone of a female member of the

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Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) asked for ‘Green Bonus’

🕔18:09, 20.Sep 2019

Eleven States belonging to Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) asked for ‘Green Bonus’ from the Centre considering their contribution to environmental conservation. They also want the Centre to set up a dedicated Ministry for this region. Details Indian Himalayan Region ●    

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Scorpene-Class Submarines – Indian Navy

🕔18:03, 20.Sep 2019

State-owned Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd, India’s biggest warship builder delivered INS Khanderi, the second of the six Scorpene-Class submarines to the Indian Navy, at an event held in Mumbai. The fully-automated submarine will be commissioned into the Indian Navy on

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Government Will Reduce Provisions To Prosecute Under Companies Act

🕔17:43, 19.Sep 2019

The government is planning to reduce the provisions to prosecute for violation of the Companies Act while looking to introduce a settlement mechanism and “deferred prosecution agreements” under the law to ease the burden on the corporate sector. Background –

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