Gst needs rejig to cut burden on small businesses:Adhia

Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia has said that some rejig in the rate structure may be required to reduce the burden on small and medium business.

Azad: expect EC to announce Gujarat poll schedule now

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated various development projects in Gujarat on his third visit to the election bound state on Sunday leader of the opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said to government should now declare that last installments announcement are over so that the election commission can announce the poll dates.

US considering India’s request of armed drones for IAF

The TRUMP administrator considering India’s request for armed drones for the entire air force, weeks after approving the sale of high-tech unarmed guardian drones of India.

Abe headed for win, to push for pacifist constitution’s reform

Japanese Prime Minister’s bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday’s election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest serving premier and reenergizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

RBI to make LEI must for cos with over 5 crore exposure

After making Legal Entity Identifier mandatory for transaction interest rate, forex and credit derivative market, the RBI is set to make LEI compulsory for companies having aggregate fund based and non fund based exposure over 5 crore.

Early birds report strong margins but dull profits

Coinciding with the rollout of the GST corporate results for the September quarter were expected to reflect the disruption in some business.

UIDAI security key in 13.8 lakh telecom units

Nearly 13.8 lakh biometric devices in use by the telecom sector for aadhaar authentication have been made complaint with UIDAI’s new encryption norms.

NIAPO may hit market in first week of November

New India Assurance is set to hit the capital market with around Rs 10,000 crore IPO in the first week of November.


How to Clean Air

As the country transitions itself from the monsoon season to winters, the so called relief from air pollution seems to be over. As winter sets in, with less winds, festivals on the line and crop and stubble burning, there would be a high level of air pollution in the air. One would often notice the increased level of particulate air pollution in the country. According to the Global Burden of Disease study, there are 3283 premature deaths each day in India due to ambient air pollution. India also witnesssed the steepest air pollution scenario since the year 2010 and a 150% increase in the ozone-attribultable deaths over the last 25 years. Compared to this, the number of people who died because of diseases caused by air pollution in China recorded much less. Recent studies have showed that the ultrafine particulate matter, this accounts for about 90% of the particles emitted by the road traffic rapidly gets into the bloodstream after inhalation. These particles then mix with the blood vessels content and gets transfers to the various organs. Over time, it causes related diseases to the people and affects different stages of life and age groups. The Government of India needs to implement proper urban planning measures and steps to combat air pollution.

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