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How will GST Exemption lead to Price rise?

The West Bengal Chief Minister recently requested the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to exempt COVID medicines and oxygen tanks from taxes. Several other states such as Odisha were also asking for tax exemption on key medicines. The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman recently said that full exemption of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on Vaccines will ..

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RBI’s second purchase under G-SAP 1.0

The Governor of Reserve Bank of India Shaktikanta Das recently announced that the apex bank will make the second purchase of Government securities under the G-Sec Acquisition Programme 1.0 on May 20, 2021. The first purchase was made in April 2021. The RBI purchased Rs 25,000 crores of Government Securities during the first purchase. What ..

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What is Ethereum 2.0?

The Ethereum is a crypto currency. Recently, it was launched in a faster, cheaper and more environmentally friendly platform, as the upgraded version called ‘Ethereum 2.0’. What is Ethereum? Ethereum is a decentralised and open source blockchain platform, which is a growing list of cryptographic blocks. Ether (ETH) is the cryptocurrency token of the Ethereum ..

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India attends first BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meet

On November 10, 2020, India attended first BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meet. The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman represented India at the meet. Key Highlights During the meet, the finance ministers observed that BRICS members have delivered significant initiatives in 2020 at G20 Action Plan in response to COVID-19. Also, the leaders highlighted ..

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Deadline to payments under Vivad se Vishwas scheme extended

On October 27, 2020, the Government of India extended the deadline for making payment under the Vivad se Vishwas scheme. The deadline has been extended to March 31, 2021. The deadline is being extended for the third time under this direct tax dispute settlement scheme. Key highlights In order to provide relief to the taxpayers ..

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