John Joseph to take charge as Director General of Goods and Services Tax Intelligence (DG GSTI) which will keep a check on evasion of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
He is at present posted in Mumbai and expected to take the new charge soon.
Joseph, a 1983 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), has worked in the Finance Ministry’s important departments, including the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI).
India creates history by reaching the zenith at the medal tally at Asian Athletics Championship.
In a stunning show of dominance, India clinched five gold to top the medal tally for first time in the history of Asian Athletics Championships, pushing China to second spot, in their most successful campaign in the continental flagship event here on Sunday.
With Sunday’s 5 gold, 1 silver and 3 bronze, India ended the four-day championships on top with their highest ever medal haul of 29 medals (12 gold, 5 silver and 12 bronze).
Atthaya Thitikul, 14, became the youngest winner on the Ladies European Tour of Golf and Country Club in Chinburi.
Atthaya Thitikul became the youngest winner on the Ladies European Tour on Sunday in the inaugural Ladies European Thailand championship at the Phoenix Gold Golf and Country Club in Chinburi.
At 14 years, four months and 19 days, Atthaya broke the previous record of the formerly top-ranked Lydia Ko, who at 14 years and eight months won her first professional event at the New South Wales Open in 2012.
Former martial arts star Khaltmaa Battulga wins election as Mongolia’s president.
Former martial arts star Khaltmaa Battulga won Mongolia’s presidential run-off election
Battulga, 54, a member of the Democratic Party, won with 50.6 percent of the vote as 60.9 of Mongolia’s voters went to the poll, according to data from the General Election Commission.
Govt invited chancellors and directors from various institutions of India to launch 4 major digital initiatives in higher education on Guru Purnima.
The Union government invited nearly 1,000 vice-chancellors of central, state, deemed and private universities and directors of premier institutes such as Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for the launch of four major digital initiatives in higher education on Guru Purnima.
Pranab Mukherjee launched;
1. Swayam — an indigenously designed massive open online course (MOOC),
2. Swayam Prabha — 32 Direct-to-Home channels for transmitting high-quality educational content,
3. The National Digital Library containing 6.5 million books, and
4. The National Academic Depository for authenticating all certificates issued by institutions.
These initiatives will increase the Gross Enrolment Ratio in the higher education from 24.5 (2015-16) to 30 by 2020.
Swayam programme would target those students who could not complete their studies and professional who wished to upgrade their knowledge. Swayam, however, would not run courses such as engineering, medicine, dental, pharmacy, nursing, architecture, and physiotherapy.
First Edition of WINGS 2017 Sab Uden, Sab Juden” was hosted in New Delhi by the Ministry of Civil Aviation for expanding regional connectivity
Around 338 delegates from Government and Civil Aviation sector participated in the first edition of WINGS-2017. This event brought together the key stakeholders of the Aviation Sector such as States, Tourism Departments and Tour Operators as a Group representing airline consumers to facilitate interaction with various airlines, airport operators, cargo operators and other ecosystem players at a common forum.
The WINGS-2017 lived upon the expectations and served as a unique outcome oriented platform for the stakeholders of the entire ecosystem in the Civil Aviation sector.
India will be joining Global Foreign Exchange Committee (GFXC), a newly-constituted forum of central bankers and experts working towards promotion of a robust and transparent forex market.
The committee has been set up under the guidance of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an international financial organisation owned by 60 member central banks, representing countries from around the world.
In a progress report on ‘reducing misconduct risks in the financial sector’, the Financial Stability Board (FSB) informed the G20 Summit.
Bengaluru is going to host Babasaheb B.R. Ambedkar International conference on social justice from July 21 to 23.
The conference will unveil the ‘Bengaluru Declaration’ outlining specific constitutional, institutional and policy responses to concerns of equity, human rights, freedom and democracy,”
The conference on ‘Reclaiming Social Justice, Revisiting Ambedkar’ is a coming together of progressive forces committed to safeguarding the constitutional idea of India,
calling for a re-think on the social, political and economic paradigms to transform the spirit of politics, the Chief Minister said the stakehlolders should study why and how marginalised groups were being discriminated against or excluded.