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India got high ranking on ease of business index

A number of policy reforms has helped India significantly improve its business climate, an annual World Bank index showed on Tuesday, burnishing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s reformist credentials that could help him win big-ticket investments.

For the first time, India jumped a record 30 places to 100 in the Ease of Doing Business report for 2018, which is an influential 190 country barometer of competitiveness that many businesses likely consider for investment decisions. Continue reading

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Political funding needs to be more transparent

NEWDELHI: Chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi has said that he would have retired with more satisfaction had the government agreed to make political funding more transparent, reflecting upon the five years he spent heading one of Indian democracy’s most important institutions.

“Every commission would have liked many more reforms to come. Some minor changes in rules have taken place, but the bulk of reforms remains. I would have been more satisfied to see these reforms take place, like the transparency in political funding,” said Zaidi, who retires on July 5. Continue reading

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How much GST on which item ??

81 % of items fall below/in 18% GST slab. 

As per Hindustan Times report:

GST will not levy on these items : GST @ 0%

  1. Unpacked foodgrains
  2. Fresh Vegetables
  3. Unbranded atta
  4. Unbranded Maida
  5. Unbranded besan
  6. Gud
  7. Milk
  8. Eggs
  9. Curd
  10. Lassi
  11. Unpacked paneer
  12. Unbranded natural honey
  13. Palmyra jaggery
  14. Salt
  15. Kajal
  16. Full Jhadu
  17. Children’s drawing and coloring books
  18. Education services
  19. Health services

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Laws set for a rejig as govt readies new policy for women

NEW DELHI: The government should change laws to ensure time-bound disposal of matrimonial disputes, make education free for girls of poor families and provide better facilities for working women, a final draft of the National Policy for Women has suggested.

The Union women and child development ministry has sent the proposed policy to the Cabinet for approval. The new policy will guide government action on improving the lot of women over the next 15-20 years.

The proposed policy takes into account suggestions made by a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by foreign minister Sushma Swaraj in May. Proposals from an earlier draft that have been retained included lower income tax for single women, mandatory registration of marriages and greater participation of women in work force.

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