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December 14, 2017

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GST: Government of India grappling with the issue of “Revenue Leakage”

Lalit Shastri There is no end to problems linked with GST – initiallty leading to county-wide anger over a multi-tier tax structure of 5, 12, 18 and 28 percent. The Government of India, after the new tax regime was overhauled and the 28 percent tax levied on 178 items was reduced to 18 percent or

Himachal farmers start growing pomegranate and cabbage, as apple lines recede due to climate change

Dinesh C Sharma Shimla: With apple production greatly affected due to changing climate in Himachal Pradesh, apple farmers are taking to cultivation of vegetables and ‘low chill’ fruits like pomegranate and kiwi. Hill farmers are steadily moving towards other options, particularly in low and mid altitude (1200-1800 meters) regions of Kullu, Shimla and Mandi districts. They are

India Singapore sign agreement for naval cooperation

Newsroom24x7 Staff New Delhi:The 2nd Defence Ministers’ Dialogue between India and Singapore concluded today with the signing up of an agreement for naval cooperation. Both countries had signed the revised Defence Cooperation Agreement (DCA) in 2015 to further strengthen the longstanding defence relationship between the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Indian Armed Forces. Of

War against Rotavirus to get a boost

Dr TV Venkateswaran & Jyoti Singh New Delhi: The war against diarrheal diseases is all set to get a boost as the government has decided to introduce the indigenously developed Rotavac vaccine against diarrheal diseases in four more states including Uttar Pradesh. With this, the vaccine will be available to more than half population of the country. Till now,

Marine fungi : a source of cosmeceuticals

Monika Kundu Srivastava New Delhi: Scientists world over have established that marine fungi is an effective and safe way to improve various skin-related issues. Marine fungi are slowly and steadily becoming popular for their health benefits, their use in agriculture and most recently in the field of cosmeceuticals. Coined by Abbert Kligman in 1984, the term ‘cosmeceutical’ was

“Come, Make in India, Invest in India – for India and for the world”

Newsroom24x7 Network Hyderabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today invited “entrepreneur friends” from across the globe and said they should “Come, Make in India, Invest in India – for India, and for the world”. The Prime Minister was addressing the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, 2017 here. He invited the entrepreneurs to become a partner in India’s growth story

Process has begun to fill the post of Chairman-cum-MD Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation

Newsroom24x7 Network New Delhi: The process has begin to fill the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director (JS level) in Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd. (HHEC), under Ministry of Textiles with pay at Level. The post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director (JS level) in Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd. (HHEC), which is based

MP Cabinet approves death sentence for those convicted of rape of minor girls below 12 years

Newsroom24x7 Network Bhopal: To address the issue of rising crimes against women in the State, the Madhya Pradesh Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan today (Sunday 26 November, 2017) cleared the proposal for death sentence for those convicted of raping minor girls below the age of 12 years. The Cabinet also passed

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