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Amit Bhardwaj, the founder of Amaze Mining & Research Limited launched e-book ‘Cryptocurrency for Beginners’
The book seeks to provide context and clarity on the relatively unexplored and technology-dense world of cryptocurrencies, in a beginner friendly way.
This is his third book in the series, after ‘Cryptocurrency Trading for Beginners’ & ‘Cryptocurrency Mining for Beginners’.
This e-book explains the most critical aspects of cryptocurrencies. It delves into how cryptocurrencies work, the future of cryptocurrency, how secure they are, the practical use of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies around the world, regulations governing them and basics of cryptocurrency mining and trading.
WHO appoints Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s daughter Saima Wazed Hossain as Goodwill Ambassador for Autism in South-East Asia region for a two-year period
As WHO Goodwill Ambassador, Saima will be promoting the Thimphu Declaration which also emphasises integrating the needs of autism-affected people into national health and socioeconomic development plans.
The declaration calls for a whole-of-society and whole-of-government approach, with a focus on strengthening national capacities in health, education and social care sectors to provide effective services and support to people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Climate and energy efficiency solutions company Danfoss India won Golden Peacock Environment Management Award for Environment Management
The award was presented here during the 19th World Congress on Environment Management’ in the presence of Supreme Court Justice Kurien Joseph.
Acknowledging its commitment towards the environment, the company has been recognised for its LEED Platinum rated constructed manufacturing facility in Chennai.
Danfoss’s commitment towards sustainable development via its energy-efficient products, green initiatives at the Oragadam campus and its ongoing pan India CSR Programmes driving Sustainability are some the key contributing factors for the award.
No GST on gifts to employees up to Rs. 50,000 and on perquisites as part of contract.
Gifts from employers to employees worth up to Rs. 50,000 will not attract the Goods and Services Tax, nor will perquisites enjoyed by employees as part of the employment contract.
In common parlance, gift is made without consideration, is voluntary in nature and is made occasionally. It cannot be demanded as a matter of right by the employee and the employee cannot move a court of law for obtaining a gift.
This means that GST will have to paid only in exceptional situations where gifts are given on voluntary basis, such as Diwali gifts to employees and that too if the value is more than Rs. 50,000.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Launched ‘Aaykar Setu’ to enhance E-Access of taxpayers by providing information on useful tax services.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday launched ‘Aaykar Setu’ — an e-initiative for the Income tax Department to directly communicate with the taxpayers and aimed at providing information on useful tax services.
Aaykar Setu which compiles various tax tools;
1. live chat facility,
2. dynamic updated and
3. important links
to various processes within the Department in a single module, Mr Jaitley stressed on the government’s commitment towards continuously upgrading taxpayer services.
To enhance mobile access experience, a mobile responsive android version was also released along with the desktop version.
The taxpayers will also be able to receive regular updates regarding important tax dates, forms and notifications on mobile numbers registered with the Income Tax Department.
Abhijeet Gupta completes hat-trick by monopolising the medals in the Commonwealth chess championship.
Abhijeet Gupta needed barely 25 minutes of thinking time to inflict a crushing 24-move defeat on Australia’s veteran International Master Aleksandar Wohl in the ninth and final round as India virtually monopolised the medals in the Commonwealth chess championship here on Monday.
The 27-year-old Grandmaster also completed a hat-trick of titles and fourth in all to become the most successful player in the history of the Commonwealth championship.
G20 Hamburg Action Plan praises India for promoting ease of doing business, labour reforms in sustainable and inclusive growth
Acknowledging steps being taken by India for sustainable and inclusive growth as well as support to global economy, the G20 has praised the initiatives in the country for promoting ease of doing business, startup funding and labour reforms.
In its Hamburg Action Plan, adopted at the G20 Summit of leaders from the world’s 20 largest economies, the group also noted that “in the financial sector, India is popularising a number of derivative instruments in exchanges or electronic trading platforms” as part of measures to enhance resilience of its economy.
British government has launched ‘Grand Trunk Road’ project to mark 70th anniversary of India’s partition in August 1947 for volunteers from the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities in the UK
The British government has launched a new project titled the ‘Grand Trunk Road’ to mark the 70th anniversary of India’s partition in August 1947 with volunteers from the Muslim, Sikh and Hindu communities in the UK coming together to stage special events.
The UK-wide project was launched this week to bring British Asians of all faiths and backgrounds together to reflect on their shared history through 11 special events funded by the department for communities and local government.
The aim is for the participants to remember lives lost and learn about the history of partition first-hand from those who lived through the violence, displacement and ultimately the birth of India, Pakistan and eventually Bangladesh in 1971.
GST Rate Finder: Government launches app to check GST RATES, developed by Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC)
The government launched an app called GST Rate Finder– which as the name suggests is your ready reckoner for all the tax rates that are to be levied under the GST (Goods and Services Tax) regime. The app has been developed by the Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC).
First app of its kind which would be a ready reckoner for public, for customers, for consumers, traders, students, anyone who wishes to have very handily (GST) rates available.
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is the new name of the merger between urban development & housing ministry with urban poverty alleviation ministries.
The government has merged the urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation ministries. Now this will be known as Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). This is third time the ministries have been merged.
Subsequently, after the creation of Department of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation as a separate one in 1995, the ministry came to be known as the Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment and it had two departments – Department of Urban Development and Department of Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation.
The two were again merged in April 1999.
Few months later in 1999, the ministry was bifurcated. A year later in 2000, the ministries were merged. Then again in May 2004 it was bifurcated into two ministries.
Janani Sewa Scheme of Indian Railways which will provide baby food, hot milk and hot water at Railway stations on payment basis
As announced in the Rail Budget 2016-17, Zonal Railways have been advised to ensure availability of baby food, hot milk and hot water at Railway stations on payment basis.
Presently, the items under Janani Sewa Scheme are available on most of the major Railway stations. Further, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been advised to ensure availability of children’s Menu through e-catering scheme.
At present, children’s menu are available through e-catering scheme for all trains passing through New Delhi, Lucknow Jn., Lucknow, Jaipur, Ajmer, Howrah, Chennai Egmore, Pathankot Jn. and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway stations.
World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987.
By resolution 45/216 of December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly decided to continue observing World Population Day to enhance awareness of population issues, including their relations to the environment and development.
The Day was first marked on 11 July 1990 in more than 90 countries.
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