India commences first-ever three-way bank amalgamation process and yield India’s third largest bank

three banks Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank

 The Alternative Mechanism comprising of its Chairperson, the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Cabinet Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman met on 17 September 2018 in New Delhi and decided that Bank of Baroda, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank may consider amalgamation of the three banks. The envisaged amalgamation will be the First-ever three-way consolidation of banks in India, with a ...

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Technology can be a great enabler of justice: President of India @ National Conference by Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association

Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association

The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the National Conference organised by the Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association in New Delhi on September 1, 2018. Speaking on the occasion, the President said that India’s judiciary is respected across the world as an upholder of justice for the defenceless. It is also true that our judges are overburdened by the sheer volume of ...

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Internet cannot be a monopoly of few, India to emerge as a profound digital power: Ravi Shankar Prasad @ G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Salta

Digital World+ Digital India

At the G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting in Salta, in the north-west of Argentina, G20 ministers and senior officials issued a declaration that reflects the G20’s commitment towards promoting “policies and actions that catalyse digital transformations. The Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting, held on 23-24 August, was attended by 33 heads of delegation- Ministers, senior officials and representatives from invited countries ...

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FinMin calls stakeholder’s suggestions on amendment to IT Rules to reduce compliance burden; Form No.13 set to digital avatar

process of issuance of certificate for no deduction of tax or deduction/collection of tax at lower rate electronic

Income-tax Rules, 1962 (I.T.Rules) prescribe Form No.13 for filing an application for seeking a certificate under Section 197 and/or under Section 206C (9) of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the Act), for no deduction of tax or deduction/collection of tax at lower rate. In order to rationalise and make the process of issuance of certificate for no deduction of tax or ...

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For Environment conscious New India- MHA Advisory against use of National Flag made of plastic

Ban is National Flag made of plastic

For Environment conscious New India, which hosted to World Environment day 2018- celebrations be it the independence day need to be in conformity with its environment stance. Hence, ahead of the Independence Day, the Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an Advisory to the Chief Secretaries/Administrators of all State Governments/UT Administrations, Secretaries of all Ministries / Departments of Govt. of India ...

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Justice Manjula Chellur takes charge as Chairperson, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity

Ministry of Power

Justice Manjula Chellur took Oath as Chairperson, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity, Ministry of Power, on 13 April 2018. Prior to this,  Justice Manjula Chellur was Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. Technical Members I.J. Kapoor, B.N. Talukdar, Judicial Member Justice N.K. Patil and Technical Member S.D. Dubey were present on the occasion. Tribunal Bar Association President M.G. Ramachandran assured the ...

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Mandatory Compliance with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act for India Inc, a major step towards making workplace safe for the women in the private sector: Gandhi

India Inc + Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act

In order to ensure safe workplaces for Women in the private sector, the Ministry of Women and Child had requested Minister for Corporate Affairs to mandate the disclosure regarding implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act in the Directors Report of every company. Vide its notification dated 31.07.2018,the Ministry of Corporate Affairs has ...

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Driving Licence, Registration Certificate in digital format through DigiLocker or mParivahan platform are at par with original documents: Advisory

Digital documents as good as original

The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has issued an advisory to states to accept Driving Licence, Registration Certificate or other documents in ‘electronic form‘ presented through DigiLocker or mParivahan platform as valid under the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 and treat them at par with the certificates issued by the transport authorities. This is in response to a number of Grievances/RTI ...

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India’s National Policy on Biofuels-2018 to give big fillip to Bio-fuels by 2030; Modi to inaugurate World Bio-fuel day 2018 celebration at Vigyan Bhawan

World Biofuel Day 2018” at Vigyan Bhawan

World Biofuel Day is observed every year on 10th August to create awareness about the importance of non-fossil fuels as an alternative to conventional fossil fuels and to highlight the various efforts made by the Government in the biofuel sector.  The World Biofuel Day is being observed by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas for the last three years. ...

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Government E-Marketplace (Gem) grosses over Rs. 10,000 crore in GMV through more than 6.16 lakh Transactions; celebrates its second anniversary as part of Digital India revolution 

Government e-Marketplace (GeM)

Government e-Marketplace (GeM),the National Public Procurement Portal, will turn 2 years old on 9 August 2018. It was launched on 9thAugust 2016, with the objective of creating an open, transparent and efficient procurement platform for government. GeM is an end-to-end, one stop online marketplace for Central and State Government Ministries and  Departments, Central & State Public Sector Undertakings (CPSUs & SPSUs), ...

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Startup India’s Academia Alliance Programme academia to bridge gap between academia and industry

Startup India hub

To fulfill the Governmentof India’s mission to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country, Startup India launched the Startup Academia Alliance programme, a unique mentorship opportunity between academic scholars and startups working in similar domains. The Startup Academia Alliance aims to reduce the gap between scientific research and its industrial applications in order to increase the efficacy of these ...

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NITI Aayog’s International Conference hosts expert deliberation on policy prescriptions, development and growth of material recycling in India

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari addressing the inaugural Session of the “International Conference on Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling”, in New Delhi on August 06, 2018.

NITI Aayog’s International Conference on “Sustainable Growth through Material Recycling: Policy Prescriptions” was inaugurated by the Union Minister of Road Transport, Highways & Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra in the capital on 6 August 2018. Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar, CEO, NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and renowned experts from all over the world in material recycling took part ...

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