COVID-19 Current Affairs, GK & News

45th GST Council Meeting-Highlights

45th GST council Meeting was chaired by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on September 17, 2021 in Lucknow. Discussions over bringing petrol & diesel under the GST regime was discussed and several key decisions were taken. Highlights Issue of Petrol & Diesel was discussed as Kerala High Court had questioned it. However, Council decided not to ..

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Sero Survey: 90% of people in Mumbai have COVID-19 antibodies

A new sero survey was conducted in between August 12 to September 9, 2021 in the anticipation of a third wave of covid-19 infection. This is the firth sero survey by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Highlights This study was conducted on the 8,674 samples. These samples were collected thorough systematic random sampling from all the ..

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UNICEF calls on nations to reopen schools

The United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF) has called on education authorities to reopen schools as soon as possible, in countries where millions of students are allowed to go to their classrooms for 18 months amidst the covid-19 pandemic. Highlights Schools in about 17 countries remained fully closed, whereas, schools in 39 countries remained partially closed. ..

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World Bank: 21 million to be out of Covid-induced poverty

The World Bank cut back on the Covid-induced poverty estimates by 21 million on September 15, 2021. Highlights World bank also said that, the global poverty may be turning the corner on pandemic in 2021. It also warned that the number of poor in the backdrop of Covid was still unprecedented. Implications of this estimate ..

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BRICS Meeting on Tax Matters- highlights

Heads of Tax Authorities of the BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia India, China and South Africa held their virtual meeting on Tax matters from September 13 to September 14, 2021. Key facts Meeting was held under the Chairship of India. Meeting was presided by Tarun Bajaj, Secretary of Revenue, as Head of Tax Authorities in ..

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