The WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence has been set up in Berlin and will begin operating later this year.
Income tax: Taxpayers should evaluate previous, latest slabs before finalising option; here's all you need to know about two regimes
Seven slabs have been introduced for personal income tax. The tax rates on income up to Rs 15 lakh have been reduced to benefit the Indian taxpayers.
What an Air India buyer will get: Debt, old aircraft, little-used Star Alliance creds and lots of extra employees
Only recently has Air India moved to the sale and leaseback model with their Boeing 787 purchases, and Air India’s newest A320neo aircraft, all 27 of them are on a lease.
At the time of the first simultaneous OMO announced, the 10-year yield was 6.75 percent and after the two rounds of Operation Twist has come down to 6.51 percent.
Narendra Modi govt's Rs 102 lakh cr infrastructure target is a wishful thinking; the devil lies in the details
Over a Rs 100 lakh crore will be pumped into the infrastructure department that will help achieve the $5 trillion dream, the government claims.
RBI policy: Central bank’s pessimistic GDP growth forecast, rate pause put ball in Narendra Modi govt’s court
The RBI has already cut the rates by a cumulative 135 basis points (bps) so far.
Demonetisation 3rd anniversary: Banning high-value notes failed to meet objectives, but digitisation may check black money generation
The defenders argued that demonetisation would help digitise the economy and make future black money generation difficult as there would be an audit trail all the time.
After India declines to join RCEP, China says it will follow principle of 'mutual understanding' to resolve outstanding issues
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday conveyed India's decision not to join the RCEP deal at a summit meeting of the 16-nation bloc, effectively wrecking its aim to create the world's largest free trade area having half of the world's population.
Narendra Modi has done well to keep India out of RCEP, but WTO-style bargaining for future entry is a good idea
As for RCEP, India must keep its doors open for possible future engagements. For this, RCEP should be viewed as a "mini-WTO" where India can negotiate the details of its entry.
RBI clampdown on PMC Bank: Central bank's action will have cascading effect on other co-op banks, erode customer confidence
PMC Bank, which is a multi-state co-operative bank with operation in at least six states, has also been barred from taking fresh liabilities and issuing loans without the RBI permission.
Loan melas have been recipe for NPA disaster for PSBs starting with Rajiv Gandhi era; Narendra Modi govt should learn from past
This announcement must be a Déjà vu moment for many senior and retired bank officials who would have participated in the 80’s loan melas and seen its consequences.
Puzzled about GST RET, ANX forms? All you need to know about how to file your returns under new, simplified system
Under the new return system, there will be one return form called the GST RET-1/RET-2/RET-3, which will be the main return form, containing details of inward and outward supplies, input tax credit and taxes paid.
Tracking India's economic slowdown: Narendra Modi govt has a herculean task ahead to pep up growth with dying private investment
There is more than enough evidence of the economy slowing down
Demographic danger: India's population is not just exploding, it's happening in a way that threatens the nation's productivity
Kerala’s working-age population will experience a sharp fall from 56.2% in 2021 to 52.8% in 2041, while Tamil Nadu’s workforce size would shrink by 2.8% during the two decades starting from 2021.
From a market standpoint, sovereign bonds will mean more volatility in the markets.
DHFL demise imminent just like debt-ridden IL&FS: India’s regulators, raters failed to catch early signs of NBFC mess
In the case of both IL&FS and DHFL, rating agencies stepped in the last minute to call out the nature of stress in these firms and warn investors
Budget 2019: Proposal to remove ambiguity on tax neutrality of demerger is a positive move in right direction
The taxpayer’s position for claiming tax neutrality for the entire transaction of demerger has been a matter of concern due to compliance with the applicable accounting framework.
Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget is high on ambition but low on details; how will the big numbers be achieved?
Echoing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sitharaman said in her Budget speech that India would be a $5-trillion economy in 5 years.
Budget 2019 has delivered quick fixes; govt seems to have made attempt to address several policy gaps
The maiden Budget speech of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, perhaps the longest in recent years, witnessed a flurry of policy announcements, both for rural and urban India.
Budget 2019 offers no big tax relief to middle-class taxpayer though Narendra Modi sets $5-tn economy vision
As far as the employment generation initiatives are concerned, tax concessions to businesses surrounding, setting up of more workplaces and factories have always been a favoured option to create employment opportunities.