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Supreme Court says Centre, states not bound to recommendations of GST council
Business

Supreme Court says Centre, states not bound to recommendations of GST council

An apex court bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud held that the Parliament intended that the 'recommendations of the GST Council will have persuasive value as India is cooperative federalism'

Centre writes to five states over rising COVID-19 cases, asks to maintain strict watch
Health

Centre writes to five states over rising COVID-19 cases, asks to maintain strict watch

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has advised advised them to continue monitoring the spread of infection and undertake the required steps for prompt and effective management of COVID-19

Extend GST compensation to states for two more years due to COVID pandemic, Ajit Pawar tells Centre
Business

Extend GST compensation to states for two more years due to COVID pandemic, Ajit Pawar tells Centre

Pawar made the comments while interacting with reporters after unfurling the National Flag in Pune on the occasion of 73rd Republic Day

Over 15 crore unused COVID-19 vaccines still available with states, says Centre
India

Over 15 crore unused COVID-19 vaccines still available with states, says Centre

More than 15.69 crore (15,69,46,111) balance and unutilised vaccine doses are still available to be administered

IIT-Kanpur's AI algorithm to help PMO's public grievance portal get 'smart analysis' boost through
India

IIT-Kanpur's AI algorithm to help PMO's public grievance portal get 'smart analysis' boost through

The institute was already doing this for the department of defence and has extended the same functionality to the PMO’s public grievance portal.

NITI Aayog, UNICEF launch nutrition profiles for 19 states, UTs that map out performance across districts
India

NITI Aayog, UNICEF launch nutrition profiles for 19 states, UTs that map out performance across districts

Each states nutrition profile has included key takeaways for children, women and men and identified areas for further improvement.

Fuel prices linked to global oil rates; Centre, states have to handle issue: Sitharaman
India

Fuel prices linked to global oil rates; Centre, states have to handle issue: Sitharaman

Petrol and diesel prices on Tuesday surged to all-time high levels as rates were increased again after international oil prices hit the highest mark since 2014

Centre borrows and releases Rs 75,000 crore to compensate states for GST revenue shortfall
India

Centre borrows and releases Rs 75,000 crore to compensate states for GST revenue shortfall

Shortfall in GST compensation to states in the current fiscal estimated at Rs 2.59 lakh crore, of which about Rs 1.59 lakh crore would have to be borrowed

As migrant workers flout quarantine norms, increase in UP's COVID-19 cases triggers fear in rural areas; Nigrani Samitis prove toothless
India

As migrant workers flout quarantine norms, increase in UP's COVID-19 cases triggers fear in rural areas; Nigrani Samitis prove toothless

Some villagers groused that the panchayat pradhans are not reporting the issues to the police or concerned authorities.

Govt releases Rs 92,077 cr towards devolution of central taxes to states for April, May, says Nirmala Sitharaman
Business

Govt releases Rs 92,077 cr towards devolution of central taxes to states for April, May, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The government on Thursday said it has released Rs 92,077 crore towards the devolution of central taxes to states for April and May

Stimulus package impact: Fiscal deficit of Centre, states likely to be at 12% of GDP, says DBS Bank
Business

Stimulus package impact: Fiscal deficit of Centre, states likely to be at 12% of GDP, says DBS Bank

The combined fiscal deficit of the Centre and states will top 12 percent of the GDP because of the recent economy-boosting measures, and higher borrowings by States to meet COVID-19 exigencies, says a report

Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan says 20 states getting ready for launch of ration card portability from 1 June
Business

Food minister Ram Vilas Paswan says 20 states getting ready for launch of ration card portability from 1 June

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said as many as 20 states and union territories are getting ready for implementation of the ambitious ration card portability service 'One Nation-One Ration Card' from 1 June

Finance ministry sanctions Rs 46,038 cr as states share in central taxes and duties for April
Business

Finance ministry sanctions Rs 46,038 cr as states share in central taxes and duties for April

The Finance Ministry on Monday said it has sanctioned Rs 46,038 crore for the devolution of states' share in central taxes and duties for April

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt allows fresh exemptions for lockdown period, includes construction in rural areas, sanitation work
India

Coronavirus Outbreak: Govt allows fresh exemptions for lockdown period, includes construction in rural areas, sanitation work

In a communication to all States and Union Territories, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also said collection, harvesting, and processing of minor forest produce, non-timber forest produce by Scheduled Tribes and other forest dwellers in forest areas were also allowed to be carried out during the lockdown which will last till 3 May.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Gross state borrowings to touch Rs 7.8 lakh cr in current fiscal, says ICRA
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Gross state borrowings to touch Rs 7.8 lakh cr in current fiscal, says ICRA

ICRA has said states with the higher patient count, returning migrant labour, as well as a greater dependence on GST compensation, will face the sharper risk of fiscal slippages this fiscal

Coronavirus Outbreak: Finance ministry allows states to borrow Rs 3.20 lakh cr from market
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Finance ministry allows states to borrow Rs 3.20 lakh cr from market

The Finance Ministry has allowed all states to borrow a cumulative Rs 3.20 lakh crore from the market between April-December

Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre releases Rs 14,103 cr GST compensation to states; more to be released soon
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Centre releases Rs 14,103 cr GST compensation to states; more to be released soon

In a bid to provide further relief to states amid the coronavirus outbreak, the finance ministry has released about Rs 34,000 crore in two phases to states as compensation for their revenue loss in the goods and services tax (GST) regime

States scramble for funds as coronavirus takes toll on coffers; seek central government and RBI support
Business

States scramble for funds as coronavirus takes toll on coffers; seek central government and RBI support

A three-week nationwide lockdown is testing the resilience of state governments, with analysts warning that essential public services and health care for millions of Indians will be in jeopardy without further central government and RBI support

Poor dam management, manipulated flood lines in Maharashtra leave people living along riverbanks at the mercy of raging waters during monsoons
India

Poor dam management, manipulated flood lines in Maharashtra leave people living along riverbanks at the mercy of raging waters during monsoons

The rainfall pattern is getting erratic by the day, where dry spells are widening and days of torrential rains increasing, which exposes people who live close to the rivers to further flooding.

States shun imported onions despite Centre offers at Rs 55 per kg landed cost; govt fears stock may rot in godowns
Business

States shun imported onions despite Centre offers at Rs 55 per kg landed cost; govt fears stock may rot in godowns

Forced to import onions to check spike in prices, the Union Government now fears that the key kitchen staple may rot in godowns as states have shown little interest in buying them despite its offer to bear the transportation cost