GST Council needs to reconstitute 3 GoMs as new ministers from 11 states join

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council is required to reconstitute three critical Groups of Ministers (GoMs) following the induction of new ministers from 11 states on Saturday. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced during the 53rd GST Council meeting that new representatives from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Odisha, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Telangana, … Read more

ISRO completes its Reusable Launch Vehicle technology demonstrations through LEX trio

Space agency ISRO on Sunday said it has achieved a third consecutive success in the Reusable Launch Vehicle Landing Experiment by demonstrating the autonomous landing capability of the launch vehicle under more challenging conditions. This mission simulated the approach and landing interface and high-speed landing conditions for a vehicle returning from space, reaffirming the Indian … Read more

India electronics component manufacturing to hit $240 bn by 2030, create 2.8 lakh jobs by 2026

As the government doubles down on making India a global manufacturing hub, the demand for electronics components and sub-assemblies is likely to scale to $240 billion by 2030, paving the way for $500 billion worth of electronics production goal while creating at least 2.8 lakhs new jobs by 2026, a report showed on Sunday. Priority … Read more

Indian Army signs Mou for ‘Next Generation Wireless Technologies’

In a landmark event, Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Indian Army and Society for Applied Microwave Electronics Engineering & Research (SAMEER), an autonomous R&D laboratory under the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to advance collaboration in ‘Next Generation Wireless Technologies for Indian Army, said a statement … Read more

Kallakurichi liquor death: Over 30 dead after consuming illicit liquor

Around 40 persons (as at 8.30 pm), including two women and one transpersons, have died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor at Karunapuram in Kallakurichi district of Tamil Nadu in the last two days. More than 80 persons are undergoing treatment. The State government announced relief ₹10 lakh each to the families of the deceased. An … Read more

President Biden plans to restrict US investment in Chinese cutting-edge technology critical for modernising military

The Joe Biden administration is mulling to curb US investment in critical Chinese technology industries that are crucial to modernising China’s military. The proposed Treasury Department rules would prohibit certain US investments in Chinese companies that are developing semiconductors, quantum computers and artificial intelligence systems. The Biden administration is trying to restrict American financing from … Read more

Amit Shah launches special programme to fast-track immigration services

Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, on Saturday, launched a special programme, under which the immigration process of pre-verified Indian nationals, and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cardholders, will be fast-tracked, an official said. Also read:How much it costs to illegally migrate to US or Canada? ₹60-70 lakh per person, ED probe reveals The Fast Track … Read more

Open to probe, regulations will help doing business: Axis My India chief on alleged stock market manipulation through exit polls

Facing opposition fire, for exit polls allegedly being used for stock market manipulation, Axis My India’s chief, Pradeep Gupta, has said, he is open to facing all kinds of investigations, and it would help do business in a much better way, if the government frames specific regulations for pollsters. Also read:Rahul Gandhi demands JPC probe … Read more

Magic Bus aims to empower 65 lakh underprivileged youth with employability skills

Magic Bus, a non-profit organisation in the education, and skilling space, aims to impart essential life, and employability skills, in over 65 lakh young people, from marginalised communities, over the next five years. Also read:Raminfo, Shri Technology to skill Jharkhand youth The NGO operates in 23 states, and union territories, and operates out of 117 … Read more

US sanctions leaders of Russian antivirus software provider Kaspersky

The US Treasury Department has announced sanctions against a dozen senior executives of Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, one day after the Commerce Department banned the sale of its antivirus software in the US. “Today’s action against the leadership of Kaspersky Lab underscores our commitment to ensure the integrity of our cyber domain and to … Read more