Monday 9th August, 2021 by Ankit
The way South Indian delicacies Idli or Dosa are prepared could impact their tax rates. Dosa mix sold by companies is neither dosa nor batter and should be taxed at 18% under the Goods and Services Tax the Tamil Nadu Authority for Advance Ruling has held. According to the ruling, dosa mix and idli mix sold by companies are packaged products and should be taxed as one.
Monday 26th July, 2021 by Simran
China weightlifter Zhihui Hou who bagged gold in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, will be tested by anti-doping authorities and if she fails the test, India’s Mirabai Chanu will be awarded gold. “She has been asked to stay in Tokyo and the test will be done. The test is definitely happening,” a source told ANI. China’s Zhihui Hou had bagged gold on Saturday with a total of 210kg.
Sunday 25th July, 2021 by Simran
The family of the 17-year-old boy, who was killed over an alleged love affair in Bihar’s Muzzafarpur district, cremated him in front of the accused’s house, news agency ANI reported on Sunday. The boy died on Friday night during treatment after he was allegedly beaten and his genitals were mutilated by the girl’s family in Rampur Sah village under Kanti police station.
Saturday 24th July, 2021 by Ankit
The Medical College, Baroda, will begin preparing undergraduate students for the third wave of Covid-19 from Monday onwards. The college has already conducted a round of training programmes to prepare senior and intern doctors for the future wave. So far, residents and interns have been at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19. All undergraduate students have been instructed to remain present for the training programme that will cover first.
Saturday 17th July, 2021 by Ankit
Veteran banker K. V. Kamath on Friday said it is ‘time to be brave’ for the government, and it should stretch the fiscal deficit target set in the Budget, if need be, to push growth. He said benign interest rates of less than 8% and abundant liquidity were also necessary to seize what he called as a 25-year growth runway opportunity awaiting the country.
Tuesday 13th July, 2021 by Ankit
After touching a six-month high in May, India’s retail inflation was virtually unchanged in June at about 6.3%, remaining out of the central bank’s comfort zone for a second month in a row. Economists expect the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to revisit its inflation estimate of 5.1% for 2021-22 and stressed that lack of fiscal policy action to cool prices could precipitate a faster unwinding of RBI’s growth-supporting approach to interest rates.
Thursday 8th July, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Tuesday, Afghan Prez Ashraf Ghani said that Taliban can’t make Afghan government surrender even in next 100 years. The Khaama Press reported that Ghani also said that Taliban & its supporters are solely responsible for current bloodshed & destruction in country. Country’s defence ministry informed over 200 Taliban terrorists have been killed in last 24 hours. Taliban, on the other hand, claimed that they have captured six more districts in the same duration.
Thursday 8th July, 2021 by Ankit
India’s retail inflation probably hit a seven-month high in June on rising food and fuel prices, which remained above the Reserve Bank of India’s comfort zone for the second month in a row, a Reuters poll showed. While several states in India have eased restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus, supply-side bottlenecks remain and high taxes on petroleum products continue to put upward pressure on inflation.
Thursday 8th July, 2021 by Ashutosh
Robert Downey Sr., the accomplished countercultural filmmaker, actor and father of superstar Robert Downey Jr., has died. He was 85. He had Parkinson’s disease for more than five years. “He was a true maverick filmmaker, and remained remarkably optimistic throughout,” Downey Jr. wrote.
Thursday 8th July, 2021 by Ashutosh
Jonathan Solofa Fatu of Cantonment, whose ring name is Jimmy Uso, secured his release from the Escambia County Jail on a $500 bond after he was arrested on a DUI charge. WWE officials are not happy about this situation at all. Neither Uso nor WWE have officially released a statement on the situation. Uso is currently featured on SmackDown in the main storyline with WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
Wednesday 7th July, 2021 by Simran
Ahead of a major cabinet reshuffle, Union Minister of State for Environment Babul Supriyo resigned from the Union Council of Ministers on Wednesday. Supriyo confirmed his resignation through a post on social media, “I have been asked to resign and I have”. He added,”My bestest of wishes to my colleagues, whose names I can’t spell out but by now everyone is aware, will be sworn in as Ministers from Bengal”.
Wednesday 7th July, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Tuesday, U.S. military said that its ongoing troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is more than 90% complete. US Central Command said it has handed over seven facilities to Afghan Ministry of Defense. Nearly 1,000 C-17 air freight loads of equipment have also been shipped out of country. The announcement comes several months after Prez Biden said he would withdraw all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11. Last week, all US & NATO troops left Bagram Air Base.
Wednesday 7th July, 2021 by Ankit
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday slammed Twitter Inc for non-compliance with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Code of Conduct) Rules, 2020, saying it did not provide any protection to Twitter and the Center was free to take any action against him, the court further said that it had already made it clear that Twitter needed to comply if it wanted to work in India.
Tuesday 6th July, 2021 by Simran
Seven members of the England cricket team, four being backroom staff and three being England players tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of England’s limited over series with Pakistan. Former England captain Nasser Hussain spoke after the announcement was made by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB), and said that it may create chaos at the ECB towers.
Tuesday 6th July, 2021 by Ankit
As the restrictions on mobility eased, the unemployment rate came further down to 7.3% for the week ended July 4 from 8.72% in the previous week and 9.35% for the week ended June 20, according to the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE). The unemployment rate was 7.4% for the week ended April 25 and 8.16% on April 4. In recent times, the rate of joblessness reached its peak at 14.73% on May 23.
Monday 5th July, 2021 by Simran
Sonam Kapoor thanked her stars that she didn’t end up with someone from the film industry. The actor is married to businessman Anand Ahuja. “I’m really fortunate to have met somebody who is like-minded and a feminist,” she told Vogue. “Thank god I didn’t meet somebody who is from the same industry as me, because their world view can be very limited. It’s all about what’s happening in Bollywood.”
Friday 2nd July, 2021 by Simran
Actor Priyanka Chopra has landed at the 27th spot on the Hopper Instagram Richlist year. With 64 million followers on Instagram, Priyanka is reportedly getting $403,000 ( ₹3 crore) for every promotional post she makes on the app. The list is released annually and ranks celebs, sports personalities and others based on how much they charge for each of their promoted posts on Instagram.
Thursday 1st July, 2021 by Ankit
The first month of the June-September monsoon season has recorded rains 10% above normal with each of the four regions East and North-East, North-West, Central and South Peninsular reporting surplus precipitation. However, the surplus rains could not help sowing activities as monsoon has been stalled since June 19 and is unlikely to revive before July 7, as per latest forecast.
Thursday 1st July, 2021 by Saloni
Mandira Bedi said goodbye to her husband, Raj Kaushal, who died after suffering a cardiac arrest early Wednesday morning. His frnd Jitu Savlani confirmed the news saying,“He had a cardiac arrest early in the morning”. At the Raj Kaushal funeral, Mandira Bedi was seen carrying beer. This is traditionally done by Indian men. But Mandira broke the stereotype by performing husband’s last rites. Actors like Ashish Chowdhry, Ronit Roy, Dino Morea were seen.
Wednesday 30th June, 2021 by Ankit
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Rs 6.29-lakh crore relief package announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to support the pandemic-hit economy. As part of the package to support the COVID-19 pandemic-hit economy, Sitharaman had on Monday announced Rs 1.5 lakh crore of additional credit for small and medium businesses, more funds for the healthcare sector, loans to tourism agencies and guides, and waiver of visa fee for foreign tourists.
Wednesday 30th June, 2021 by Ashutosh
World Bank said it has approved a USD 500 mill (about Rs 3,717.28 cr) loan programme to support India’s informal working class to overcome the current pandemic distress. The loan will create greater flexibility for states to cope with the ongoing pandemic, future climate and disaster shocks. The funds will be utilised in social protection programme for urban informal workers, gig-workers, and migrants.
Wednesday 30th June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Tuesday, South Africa’s Constitutional Court has found ex-president Jacob Zuma “guilty of the crime of contempt of court” and sentenced him to 15 months in prison over his refusal to answer corruption charges. The judge ordered Jacob Zuma to hand himself over within five days. Zuma, 79, stands accused of enabling the looting of state coffers during his nearly nine-year tenure in office.
Tuesday 29th June, 2021 by Simran
Taapsee Pannu has said that she doesn’t miss Kangana Ranaut’s absence on Twitter, and that the Queen actor is ‘irrelevant’ to her personal life. Kangana and her sister, Rangoli Chandel, have often attacked Taapsee in public, calling her a ‘sasti copy (cheap knockoff)’ In an interview with, Taapsee Pannu said that she never wanted Kangana Ranaut’s presence around her in the first place, even before Kangana was banned from Twitter.
Tuesday 29th June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Monday, Israel Hayom newspaper reported that Sayed Zulfi Bukhari, a British Pakistani businessman & former aide of Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan made a secret visit to Israel last November for meetings with foreign ministry officials & the then Mossad chief. The visit & contacts were the outcomes of “heavy pressure from UAE”, report added. Bukhari denied the report in a tweet & said “DID NOT go to Israel”. Pakistan doesn’t recognise Israel as a country.
Monday 28th June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Sunday, the speaker of Iran’s parliament said Tehran will never hand over images from inside of some Iranian nuclear sites to U.N. nuclear watchdog as a monitoring agreement with agency had expired, Iranian state media reported. State-run Tehran Times newspaper’s website reported that a spokesman for parliament’s National Security & Foreign Affairs Committee warned that “Iran will also turn off the IAEA cameras if the United States fails to remove all sanctions”.
Monday 28th June, 2021 by Ashutosh
Union Health Ministry of India said India has overtaken the United States in the total number of Covid vaccine doses given till date. While India has administered a total of 32,36,63,297 doses till date, the United States used 32,33,27,328 doses. While 46.5% of adults in the US have been fully vaccinated, India has vaccinated only 4% of its population so far but India began its vaccination drive nearly a month after the US.
Sunday 27th June, 2021 by Simran
Puducherry’s first National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government was sworn-in on Sunday as five legislators were inducted as ministers into chief minister N Rangasamy’s cabinet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate the new ministers. “Best wishes to all those who took oath as ministers in Puducherry today. May this team work with determination and fulfil the aspirations of the wonderful people of Puducherry,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted
Sunday 27th June, 2021 by Ankit
India’s coal import rose 30.3 per cent to 22.27 million tonnes in April amid supply concerns and demand for pre-monsoon restocking of dry fuel. The country had imported 17.09 million tonnes of coal in April last year, according to a provisional compilation by mjunction services, based on monitoring of vessels’ positions and data received from shipping companies.
Sunday 27th June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Friday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said India is an “incredibly important” partner to the US in the region and globally underlining that US is working with the country on wide-ranging issues like economic, strategic and security. Psaki also said US took a range of steps to help India to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. In May, President Joe Biden announced $100 million worth of Covid-19 assistance to India.
Saturday 26th June, 2021 by Simran
The Punjab and Haryana high court has refused to grant any protection to a Muslim man, who claimed to have solemnised second marriage after pronouncing “talaq” thrice to his first wife. HC passed these orders after the man’s first wife appeared before it and pointed out that instant triple talaq was not recognised in law.
Saturday 26th June, 2021 by Ankit
China replaced the UAE as the second largest export destination for India in fiscal 2021, with outbound shipments to the neighbouring country rising 27.53% to $21.18 billion in the pandemic year. The US remained the country’s top export partner, according to government data, but shipments declined 2.78% to $51.63 billion in a year when India’s merchandise trade both exports and imports fell amid global lockdowns and disruption to logistics due to the pandemic.
Saturday 26th June, 2021 by Saloni
As many as 50 lakh people including five lakh children could be infected in Maharashtra in a possible third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, state Food and Drug Administration Minister Rajendra Shingne said on Friday. The Maharashtra government was taking steps to face a possible third wave by ramping up health infrastructure, ensuring adequate stock of medicines and keeping ready healthcare staff including pediatriacians for deployment, Shingne added.
Friday 25th June, 2021 by Ankit
Russian COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V is among the safest COVID-19 vaccines out there, as per a Buenos Aires’ Ministry of Health study conducted to monitor the safety of the jab stated. The study found that there were no vaccination-related deaths. “LATEST NEWS: A #SputnikV shows the safest profile among vaccines against #COVID used in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. No recorded vaccination-related deaths- the province’s Ministry of Health,” Sputnik V tweeted.
Friday 25th June, 2021 by Ashutosh
The oxygen audit committee set up by the SC during the peak of the 2nd wave of COVID-19 last month has noted “gross discrepancy” in actual consumption claimed vs calculated consumption in the national capital and said that the Delhi gov sought 4 times more oxygen than what was required. Delhi gov’s claim of 1,140 MT was 4 times higher than the calculated consumption as per bed capacity formula, which was 289 MT only.
Thursday 24th June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Wednesday, a U.S. State Department spokesperson told Forbes that U.S. negotiators have not agreed to lift sanctions on Iran contradicting an Iranian official’s claim that the U.S. had agreed to lift sanctions on insurance, oil and shipping industries imposed by President Trump. Claims that more than 1,000 sanctions would be removed were made to state-run media Wednesday by Mahmoud Vaezi, chief of staff to President Hassan Rouhani, according to Reuters.
Thursday 24th June, 2021 by Suraj Somkuwar
On Wednesday, Iran said the United States had agreed to remove all sanctions on Iran’s oil and shipping, although Germany cautioned that major issues remained at talks between Tehran and world powers to revive a 2015 nuclear deal. Iran and world powers have been making progress in talks to revive their 2015 nuclear accord but still have to overcome major hurdles, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday.
Thursday 24th June, 2021 by Simran
A former BJP corporator was stabbed to death in front of her house in Cottonpet in the city on Thursday, police said. Though the former corporator Rekha Kadiresh was rushed to Kempe Gowda Institute of Medical Sciences, she could not be saved, police said, adding that previous enmity was the reason behind the murder.