Monday, February 19 2018

January 30, 2018

India and Asian Development Bank sign for $250 Million Loan

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India signed a $250 million loan to finance the construction of 6,254 kilometres all-weather rural roads in the States of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal under the Prime Minister’s Rural Roads Program (PMGSY). The First Tranche Loan is part of the $500 million

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January 30, 2018

Delhi High Court asks EC Affidavit for disqualify 20 AAP MLAs

High Court of Delh asked the Election Commission to state the factual aspects behind its decision to disqualify the 20 AAP MLAs for holding office of profit by filing an affidavit.A bench of Justices Chander Shekhar and Sanjiv Khanna asked the poll panel to file the affidavit after the EC said it wanted to respond

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January 29, 2018

India second cheapest country of the world to live in

India has been ranked second cheapest country in the world to live or retire, according to a recent survey of 112 countries.South Africa has topped the survey as the cheapest country to live or retire.Contries were ranked on local purchasing power, rent, groceries, and consumer price index metrics.With the second lowest rent index among the

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January 29, 2018

50% increase in number of Indirect Taxpayers

New Delhi – A preliminary analysis of the GST data reveals that there has been a 50% increase in the number of indirect taxpayers, besides a large increase in voluntary registrations, especially by small enterprises that buy from large enterprises and want to avail themselves of Input Tax Credits . The Economic Survey 2017-18 presented

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January 29, 2018

Seasoned diplomat VK Gokhale will be next foreign secretary of India

New Delhi-1981 batch Indian Foreign Service officer Vijay Keshav Gokhale will take charge as the next foreign secretary, succeeding S Jaishankar.Jaishankar was appointed foreign secretary in January 2015, for two years. He was given a one-year extension in January last year.Mr Gokhale is currently serving as the Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External

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