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GOI partners with Infosys to improve GST Filling Portal

To improve the performance of the Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTIN) filling portal, The Government of India has entered into a partnership with Infosys, which has been managing the Goods and Service Tax regime as the service provider in the country. The technological measures adopted under the partnership will be announced in April 2020. ..

Andaman and Nicobar police station named the best in the country

The Ministry of Home Affairs has named the Aberdeen Police Station in the South Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the best police station in the country. The assessment was made by the Quality Council of India/ QCI which then reported to the MHA at the centre. Some of the parameters of assessment were corruption, crèche ..

Vizag Port records highest growth rate among major ports

The Vishakapatnam Port Trust has recorded a growth rate of 10% for this fiscal year despite the economic slowdown and weak market conditions. The VPT is currently at the fourth spot among the major ports of India. The first three spots are held by the Kandla Port, Paradeep Port and the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trusts. ..

India based Neutrino Observatory Project

The centre recently made clarifications about the upcoming INO project in Tamil Nadu in response to questions in Rajya Sabha. The INO project, which is being planned in Theni of Tamil Nadu, is a proposed research facility to be constructed close to the Western Ghats. Its vicinity to the Ghats region had led to concerns ..

CAG report on Railway Finances

The Comptroller and Auditor General recently submitted a report on the finances of Indian railways in the Parliament. Some of the highlights of the report are The Indian Railways’ AC Chair Car was added to the list of service categories that generate operational profit. This is notable because over the past 5 years, only the ..

Cabinet approves Sale of Government stake in CPSEs

On 20 Nov, the Union Cabinet approved the sale of government’s stake in Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) and freight-linked container corporation of India (CONCAR). The move was a major step towards privatization. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman  said  that the government has also approved to bring down the stake in ..

Bombay HC restrains publisher from using Goenka’s name

On 20 Nov, the Bombay High Court in an interim order restrained publisher Prashant Goenka from using the name and image of Indian Express Group founder Rammath Goenka in the newspaper Sajaga Samachar Parivartan Ka. The court was hearing an infringement suit file by the Indian Express Group.  It said Mr. Goenka was claiming to ..

Apex Court asks Kerala to form exclusive law on Sabarimala Temple

On 20 Nov, the Supreme Court of India asked the Kerala government to come out with an exclusive legislation regarding the administration of the Sabarimala temple. The bench headed by Justice N.V. Ramana asked the state to replace the existing legislation by the January next year, also covering the aspect of welfare of pilgrims visiting ..