Ministry of Finance: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

159th Income Tax Day (ITD-2019)

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has celebrated the 159th Income Tax Day i.e. Aaykar Diwas on 24th July 2019. The week preceding the Aaykar Diwas 2019 has been marked by various activities undertaken by the regional offices of the department across the country. The event will include release of departmental publications, e-journal, publicity ..

The Bharatmala Project

The Indian Government had launched the Bharatmala Project to connect various parts of India which would maintain the flow of traffic of people and goods between places. What is Bharatmala? It is an umbrella scheme which covers the highways sector and there are plans to construct several new roads in the country. It will focus ..

Shefali Juneja appointed as India’s representative in council of International Civil Aviation Organisation

Shefali Juneja, a 1992 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre), has been appointed to the post of Representative of India in the council of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada for a period of 3 years. She will replace senior IAS officer Alok Shekhar.

Union Ministry of Finance launches Project Sparrow for online writing of Annual Performance Appraisal Report

The Union Ministry of Finance has launched Project Sparrow for online writing of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) in SPARROW (Smart Performance Appraisal Report Recording Online Window) for Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ Officers of Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC). SPARROW-CBIC is one of its kinds in terms of Scale/ number of employees ..

Kochi hosts World Customs Organisation (WCO) regional custom heads meeting

The meeting of the Regional Heads of Customs Administration of Asia Pacific Region of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) is being organized by Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) in Kochi from 08th to 10th May, 2019. India is hosting this meeting in its capacity as Vice Chair of the Asia Pacific region ..