Nandan Nilekani Current Affairs - 2020

GST Council Meet: GST of Mobile Phones increased from 12% to 18%

On March 14, 2020, the GST Council met for the 39th time in New Delhi. The Council was headed by the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman. Highlights The Council has increased the GST of mobile phones from 12% to 18%. It reduced the tax on handmade and machine made match sticks to 12%. Also, the GST Read More…

Nilekani Panel suggests measures to encourage Digital Payments

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appointed Nandan Nilekani committee has submitted its suggestions on measures to encourage digital payments in India to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. Background: In January 2019 the RBI had set up the five-member panel under the chairmanship of Nandan Nilekani to provide suggestions on deepening digital payments with a view Read More…

Nilekani Panel on Digital Payments submits report to RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appointed committee on ‘suggestions on promoting digital payment’ has submitted its report to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das. The committee was headed by Nandan Nilekani, also known as Aadhaar Architect. Key Highlights Background: In January 2019 RBI had set up a five-member panel headed by Nilekani, on deepening digital payments Read More…

SC sets up panel for to suggest reforms for holding competitive exams

The Supreme Court has suggested setting up of a three-member panel comprising of Nandan Nilekani, a co-founder of Infosys, and renowned computer scientist Vijay P Bhatkar to suggest reforms for conducting of competitive examinations fairly by government bodies. The Supreme Court has asked advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioner, to suggest a name besides Read More…

Nilekani Panel to strengthen the Digital Payments Ecosystem

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted a high-level committee under Nandan Nilekani to suggest measures to strengthen the safety and security of digital payments in the country. Members of the Committee Nandan Nilekani will be the head of the committee which comprises of former RBI deputy governor H.R. Khan, former MD and CEO Read More…