Customs Act 1962 Current Affairs, GK & News

Cabinet approves Agreement between India and UK on Customs Cooperation

On April 28, 2021, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the agreement signed between Government of India and the Government of UK. The agreement was signed on Customs Cooperation and Mutual Administrative Assistance in Customs matters. India and UK have been signing several trade related agreements after the latter moved out ..

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Ordinance passed for 100% Tax Exemption on donations to PM Cares Fund

On March 31, 2020, the Government of India passed an ordinance to allow 100% exemption on donations made on PM Cares Funds. The ordinance has also extended the time limit of direct and indirect tax filings to June 30, 2020. Key Features on Direct Taxes The last date for filing Income Tax returns has been ..

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February 24: Central Excise Day

Every year, on February 24, the Central Excise Day is being celebrated by Central Board of Excise and Customs all over India. The day is being celebrated to honour the service of Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) to the country. Highlights The day is also celebrated to honour the officers associated with CBEC ..

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Indian Coast Guard can now legally search & seize vessels in EEZ

Union Ministry of Defence has authorized every member of Coast Guard under Coast Guard Act 1978, to visit, board, search and seize any suspicious vessel and arrest people for offences within Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf of country. The permission also includes seizing of any artificial island/ any floating or moored object/ any ..

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CBIC launches programme to strengthen Make in India

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC), India’s nodal national agency responsible for administering Central Excise, Service Tax, Customs, GST, & Narcotics has launched a revamped and streamlined programme to attract investments into India and strengthen Make in India through manufacture and other operations. The programme is launched under bond scheme of Customs Act, ..

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