Tax evasion: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged citizens to pay their dues for the country’s development and underlined that his government was making the taxation system more citizen-centric. The Prime Minister pointed out that out of the three crore Indians who went abroad last year, only 1.5 crore paid income tax.
CHC Judge reappointed: The Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 15th January 2020, having regard to all relevant factors and the material on record, has resolved to recommend that Shri Justice Protik Prakash Banerjee be appointed as Additional Judge of the Calcutta High Court for a fresh term of one-year w.e.f. 21st March 2020. At the same time, the Supreme Court Collegium in its meeting held on 15 th January 2020, after taking into consideration the material on record, has approved the proposal for appointment of following three Additional Judges of Calcutta High Court as Permanent Judges of that High Court:
1 Smt. Justice Shampa Sarkar,
2 Shri Justice Ravi Krishan Kapur, and
3 Shri Justice Arindam Mukherjee.
LeT Chief jailed: Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed was on Wednesday convicted by a court in Lahore and given a five-and-a-half-year prison term in two terror financing cases – the first time the US-designated terrorist has been held guilty by the Pakistani judiciary.
Space training: Russian launch service provider Glavkosmos said the planned twelve-month training programme of Indian candidates for a spaceflight started on Monday at the Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center in Moscow.
Trump India Visit: United States President Donald Trump has said he is looking forward to his first visit to India this month and signalled his willingness to sign a trade agreement with New Delhi ‘if we can make the right deal’.
UK Finance Minister: Indian-origin politician Rishi Sunak was appointed as the U.K.’s new Finance Minister on Thursday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a Cabinet reshuffle.Mr. Sunak, the son-in-law of Infosys Co-founder Narayana Murthy, will join Home secretary Priti Patel on the top government bench as the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
On the directive of Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu, an official working in the post of Deputy Director in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat has been demoted. A memo issued by the Secretariat dated February 12 to Deputy Director (Security) Urujul Hasan charges him with “sharing several offensive, derogatory, demeaning and sarcastic posts on social media against the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and some Union Ministers and Chief Ministers as also sharing a number of posts indicating his active involvement/assistance/indulgence in political activities canvassing in connection with an election to the legislature”.
Tainted APP MLAs: Thirty-seven of the 70 newly-elected MLAs of Delhi have declared serious criminal cases against themselves which include attempt to murder, and at least one related to rape, according to a study.
Arms deal:The United States has approved the sale of an Integrated Air Defence Weapon System to India for an estimated cost of $1.9 billion to modernise its armed forces and to expand its existing air defence architecture to counter threats posed by air attacks.
Delhi Election result: The AAP won in 62 with a total vote share of 53.58 per cent. The BJP recorded victory in eight seats, receiving 38.49 per cent of the total votes. The Congress could not even manage a single seat and ended with 4.27 per cent vote share.
Growing IT Industry: The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) on Wednesday said the IT industry is likely to end this financial year with 7.7 per cent revenue growth to touch $191 billion mark. Though this (growth rate) was higher by 160 basis points over FY19, the industry body said that it remained ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the growth prospects for the coming fiscal year, FY21.
CCI: The Competition Commission has dismissed a complaint against Vodafone Idea, Reliance Jio Infocomm, Airtel and Sify Technologies which alleged that they were charging higher rates for overseas inbound calls as compared to the ceiling fixed by telecom regulator Trai.
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Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020
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