Current Affairs – August, 2019

CBDT notifies creation of special cell for startups

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has created five-member special cell to address grievances of startups with relation to angel tax and other tax-related issues. It will be headed by member (Income Tax and Computerisation) of CBDT. This initiative is the latest amongst the recent initiatives taken by the CBDT to further ease the compliance Read More…

GeM inks MoU with SIDBI for MSMEs

Government portal for public procurement GeM (Government e-marketplace) has inked MoU with Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) to boost MSME ecommerce sales. The MoU aims to enable promotion of special initiatives of GeM, such as Womaniya and Start-up Runway, with SIDBI stakeholders. It also seeks to promote MSMEs, women entrepreneurs, and Self Help Read More…

Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2018

President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion of National Sports day (on August 29) ceremony presented Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Awards 2018 to winners at Rashtrapati Bhavan. It is highest national award for adventure sports in India, at par with the Arjuna award. Winners are: Land Adventure category: Aparna Kumar, Late Dipankar Ghosh and Manikandan Read More…

PM Modi launches Fit India Movement

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched nation-wide Fit India Movement from event held in Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi. It was launched on the occasion of National Sports Day (observed on 29 August) observed to commemorate birth anniversary of hockey doyen Major Dhyan Chand. About Fit India Movement It is aimed at encouraging people Read More…

26th Mela of Ladakhi-Kisan-Jawan-Vigyan Mela inaugurated in Leh

The 26th Ladakhi-Kisan-Jawan-Vigyan Mela was recently inaugurated by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Leh, Jammu and Kashmir. It was organised by Leh-based Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). About Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR) It is constituent laboratory of DRDO. It was established in Read More…