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Coronavirus Outbreak: Domestic manufacturers have capacity to produce 2.5 lakh PPE, 2 lakh N-95 masks per day, Group of Ministers told
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Domestic manufacturers have capacity to produce 2.5 lakh PPE, 2 lakh N-95 masks per day, Group of Ministers told

Domestic manufacturers have reached the capacity of producing nearly 2.5 lakh PPE and 2 lakh N-95 masks per day which is sufficient to meet the country's requirement in dealing with the novel coronavirus pandemic in the near future, the Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 has been informed.

Sushil Modi replaces Nirmala Sitharaman as head of Group of Ministers on IGST settlement
Business

Sushil Modi replaces Nirmala Sitharaman as head of Group of Ministers on IGST settlement

Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi will be the convener of a Group of Ministers on Integrated Goods and Services Tax (IGST) replacing Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, GST Council sources said on Tuesday

CAIT demands high-level enquiry by govt to probe 'unholy nexus' of e-commerce cos, banks in price distortions
Business

CAIT demands high-level enquiry by govt to probe 'unholy nexus' of e-commerce cos, banks in price distortions

CAIT criticised the banks giving cashback and various types of discounts for purchasing goods from e-commerce portals by making payments through their respective credit/debit cards.

Centre to go ahead with Air India disinvestment; Ministry of Civil Aviation says support from govt has led to improved performance
Business

Centre to go ahead with Air India disinvestment; Ministry of Civil Aviation says support from govt has led to improved performance

The government failed last year in its attempt to sell a 76 percent stake in loss-making Air India due to a lack of interest from bidders but said it would return with an alternative proposal soon

Ministerial panel favours uniform tax on lottery, GST Council to decide rate on 20 February
Business

Ministerial panel favours uniform tax on lottery, GST Council to decide rate on 20 February

The eight-member group of ministers under Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar favoured hiking GST rate on the state-organised lottery to either 18 percent or 28 percent.

GST ministerial panel to study uniform tax rate on lotteries; GoM to examine issues related to enforcement
Business

GST ministerial panel to study uniform tax rate on lotteries; GoM to examine issues related to enforcement

Currently, a state-organised lottery attracts 12 percent GST while a state-authorised lottery attracts 28 percent tax.

#MeToo in India: MHA constitutes Rajnath Singh-led panel to look into sexual harassment at workplace
India

#MeToo in India: MHA constitutes Rajnath Singh-led panel to look into sexual harassment at workplace

The GoM will recommend action required for effective implementation of the existing provisions, as well as for strengthening the existing legal and institutional frameworks for addressing issues related to sexual harassment at workplace

India to form group of ministers to resolve issues regarding proposed RCEP agreement among ASEAN countries, FTA partners
India

India to form group of ministers to resolve issues regarding proposed RCEP agreement among ASEAN countries, FTA partners

The government will set up a group of ministers (GoM) to look into issues related to the proposed mega free trade agreement RCEP, official sources said.

Infosys to configure editing facility in the GST network to enable traders to file returns
News & Analysis

Infosys to configure editing facility in the GST network to enable traders to file returns

Instead of tax payers writing e-mails and making calls for glitches, an engineer has been posted in every state capital.

Essar Group was in touch with ex-finance minister, planted questions in Parl: NGO to SC
Business

Essar Group was in touch with ex-finance minister, planted questions in Parl: NGO to SC

Essar Group was allegedly in touch with the then Finance Minister over the issue of Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted by the erstwhile UPA government for clearances on coal allocation issues, an NGO has said in a PIL before the Supreme Court.

Cabinet nod to scrap GoMs, EGoMs
India

Cabinet nod to scrap GoMs, EGoMs

The decision in this regard was already announced earlier and today's cabinet approval was a mere formality.

Ending GoMs, EGoMs: Modi rejects UPA's time-wasting legacy
Politics

Ending GoMs, EGoMs: Modi rejects UPA's time-wasting legacy

The move is expected to empower various Ministries and Departments and hasten the decision-making process.

GoMs, EGoM were formed due to complexity of issues, says Congress
Politics

GoMs, EGoM were formed due to complexity of issues, says Congress

Congress defended the ministerial groups saying they were necessitated due to the complexities of issues having inter-ministerial connotations.

PM Narendra Modi abolishes all EGOMs, GOMs for more transparency
Politics

PM Narendra Modi abolishes all EGOMs, GOMs for more transparency

"This would expedite the process of decision making and usher in greater accountability in the system," an official statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.

Telangana: GoM takes up Seemandhra's concerns with Shinde
Politics

Telangana: GoM takes up Seemandhra's concerns with Shinde

The ministerial panel is believed to have discussed the demands of the Union Ministers from Seemandhra which include making Hyderabad a Union Territory for a limited period and incorporating Bhadrachalam sub-division with residuary Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra on alert as govt gets close to deciding on bifurcation
Politics

Andhra on alert as govt gets close to deciding on bifurcation

An alert was sounded in Hyderabad and 13 districts of Seemandhra (Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra) as the central cabinet began a crucial meeting in Delhi to discuss the report of Group of Ministers (GoM).

Telangana: Cabinet to discuss GoM report, draft bill tomorrow
India

Telangana: Cabinet to discuss GoM report, draft bill tomorrow

Emerging from an hour-long meeting, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters that the GoM has "completed the process and the Cabinet will discuss the recommendations tomorrow".

Andhra legislators oppose Centre's Rayala-Telengana proposal
India

Andhra legislators oppose Centre's Rayala-Telengana proposal

"We strongly oppose the state's bifurcation proposal and particularly the division of Rayalaseema," Congress MLA Adinarayana Reddy, YSR congress MLAs Srikanth Reddy and Amaranatha Reddy and TDP MLC Satish Reddy said in a joint statement here today.

Govt may give Telangana, AP special status under Article 371-D
India

Govt may give Telangana, AP special status under Article 371-D

The GoM, set up to look into the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, is all set to recommend special status to both the states under Article 371-D of the Constitution and examining a proposal to include two districts of Rayalseema in Telangana.