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New Delhi: India's services activity expanded at the fastest rate in a year during February, while employment fell further and companies noted the sharpest rise in overall expenses, a monthly survey said on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted India Services Business Activity Index rose from 52.8 in January to 55.3 in February, pointing to the sharpest rate of expansion in output in a year amid improved demand and more favourable market conditions. The index was above the critical 50 mark that separates growth from contraction for the fifth month in a row during February as the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines led to an improvement in business confidence towards growth prospects. While, new work intakes expanded for the fifth straight month, panellists continued to indicate that the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions curbed international demand for their services. "New expo.....
Canberra: The Australian Government welcomes the Final Report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, which has today been tabled in Parliament, noting its significant and sweeping proposals for reform of the aged care sector. As a country it is important that we all acknowledge that we need to do more to ensure senior Australians are treated with respect, care and dignity and have access to quality care as they age. The Royal Commission’s Final Report recognises the immense effort of our nurses and carers but also brings the challenges of aged care services into clear focus. The Government is committed to transforming aged care and the Royal Commission’s monumental report, with 148 recommendations, delivers a challenging, but achievable road to reform. Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said it was clear from the Royal Commission’s work that while signif.....
Canberra: The Morrison Government is enhancing our social security safety net by increasing support for unemployed Australians while strengthening their obligations to search for work. From March the Coalition Government will progressively introduce a series of permanent measures to ensure that job seekers have the best opportunity to secure employment as our nation continues to recover from the economic challenges of COVID-19. These include: permanently increasing the rate of working-age payments by $50 a fortnight from 1 April 2021, benefiting 1.95 million Australians; permanently increasing the income-free earnings to $150 per fortnight for JobSeeker Payment and Youth Allowance (other) from 1 April 2021; temporarily extending the waiver of the Ordinary Waiting Period for certain payments for a further three months to 30 June 2021; temporarily extending the expanded.....
ప్రాథమిక స్థాయిలో బోధనా మాధ్యమంగా మాతృభాషకు ప్రాధాన్యత పెంచాలని ఉపరాష్ట్రపతి శ్రీ ముప్పవరపు వెంకయ్య నాయుడు పిలుపునిచ్చారు. ఇంట్లో పెద్దలు మాట్లాడుకోని భాషలో ప్రాథమిక దశలో విద్యను నేర్చుకోవడం పిల్లల ఉన్నతికి అవరోధంగా మారుతుందని తెలిపారు. ఈ సందర్భంగా వివిధ అధ్యయనాలను ప్రస్తావించిన ఉపరాష్ట్రపతి, ప్రాథమిక దశలో మాతృభాషలో సాగే విద.....
Washington: India, which has one per cent of the world's vehicles, accounts for 10 per cent of all road crash victims, the latest World Bank report on road safety said on Saturday. Hartwig Schafer, World Bank's Vice President for South Asia, said the Indian government in recent years has taken significant steps to address the issues related to road safety. For India, it's one per cent of the world's vehicles and 10 per cent of the crash victims. This is something where, in particular in India, we have to pay attention, Schafer told PTI in an interview on the occasion of the release of the report on road safety in New Delhi on Saturday. While the attention in the last year has shifted due to COVID-19, there is an interesting link between road safety and pandemic right now, he noted. Unfortunately, the road crashes have not been going down and any time 10 per cent of the capaci.....
New Delhi: The Ministry of Labour and Employment has finalised rules under the four labour codes paving the way for making reforms a reality by notifying those for implementation soon. The four broad codes on wages, industrial relations, social security and occupational safety, health & working conditions (OSH) have already been notified after getting the President's assent. But for implementing these four codes, the rules need to be notified. Now the ministry has completed the process of consultation on draft rules on the four codes and firmed up those for notification. Talking to PTI, Labour Secretary Apurva Chandra said, "We have finalised the rules under the four codes which are required to implement the four labour codes. We are ready to notify these rules. The states are doing their work to firm up rules under the four codes." Parliament had passed four codes on four br.....
Experts on Monday scrambled to understand the reasons for the avalanche and floods that have wreaked havoc in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. Global warming or maybe a Western disturbance bringing fresh snow that melted could have triggered the inundation in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district, experts said on Monday as they scrambled to understand the reasons for the avalanche and floods that wreaked havoc in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. Recalling the horrors of the 2013 deluge in the hill state in which thousands were killed, a part of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off at Joshimath on Sunday, leading to a massive flood in the Alaknanda river system. Till late afternoon Monday, 18 bodies had been recovered and 202 were missing. The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation is investigating the exact reason for the fl.....
Electric automaker Tesla said that it has invested around USD 1.5 billion in Bitcoin and it plans to begin accepting the digital currency as payment for its high-end vehicles soon. The price of Bitcoin soared 15.4 per cent to around USD 44,500 Monday in reaction to Tesla’s announcement, according to CoinBase. The California-based electric car maker headed by Elon Musk revealed the new strategy in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, saying its investment in digital currency and other alternative reserve assets may grow. Bitcoin has drawn enthusiasts for its scarcity and security, but the volatile digital currency still is not widely used to pay for goods and services. It’s mostly been a store of value, like gold, with some limited merchants like Overstock accepting bitcoin for payment. It’s also used by those distrustful of the banking system or criminals seekin.....
Canberra: The first F-35A aircraft has been inducted into BAE Systems Australia’s (BAESA) maintenance depot as part of the next major milestone in the Joint Strike Fighter Program. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the F-35A fleet was now 33 strong and ready to deploy on operations. “This is about protecting and securing Australia’s interests but it’s also creating jobs and driving investment right here in the Hunter and across the country too,” the Prime Minister said. “This induction demonstrates the world leading capability of our local defence industry here in Australia. “We want to give as many opportunities to Australian companies as possible which is why there’s already more than 50 local companies sharing in $2.7 billion worth of contracts as part of the F-35 Program. “As we recover from the COVID recession a key plank of our Economic Recovery Pl.....
New Dlhi: In the Budget speech, the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman drew the attention of the Parliament on the fact that the pandemic’s impact on the economy has resulted in a weak revenue inflow. This was combined with high expenditure to provide essential relief to vulnerable sections of the society especially the poor, women, SCs and STs. Revised Estimates (RE) 2020-21 Smt. Sitharaman said, “ we opted for a series of medium-sized packages during the pandemic so that we could calibrate and target our response according to an evolving situation. Once the health situation stabilised, and the lockdown was being slowly lifted, we switched to ramping up Government spending so as to revive domestic demand.” As a result, against an original Budgetary Estimates (BE) 2020-2021 for expenditure of ` 30.42 lakh crore, the Revised Estimates (RE).....
New Dlhi: Presenting the first ever digital Union Budget, Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman stated that India’s fight against COVID-19 continues into 2021 and that this moment in history, when the political, economic, and strategic relations in the post-COVID world are changing, is the dawn of a new era – one in which India is well-poised to truly be the land of promise and hope. Following are the highlights: • Income tax return filers increased to 6.48 cr in 2020 from 3.31 cr in 2014. Senior citizens above 75 yrs of age with only pension income exempted from filing tax returns: FM. Govt cuts timeline for reopening of tax cases to 3 yrs from 6 yrs: FM. • Serious tax offences of concealment of income of over Rs 50 lakh can be reopened after 10 years: FM. • Govt proposes to make income tax appellate tribunals faceless; to set up natio.....
కేంద్ర ఆర్థిక, కార్పొరేట్ వ్య‌వ‌హారాల శాఖ మంత్రి శ్రీమ‌తి నిర్మ‌ల సీతార‌మ‌ణ్ పార్ల‌మెంటు లో శుక్ర‌వారం ఆర్థిక స‌ర్వే 2020-21 ని స‌మ‌ర్పించారు. కోవిడ్ యోధుల‌కు అంకితం చేసిన ఈ ఆర్థిక స‌ర్వే 2020-21 తాలూకు ప్ర‌ధానాంశాలు ఈ కింద పేర్కొన్న విధంగా ఉన్నాయి: కోవిడ్ -19 మ‌హ‌మ్మారి ప్ర‌పంచ‌వ్యాప్తం గా ఆర్థిక మందగమనానికి కారణమైంది. ఇది ప్ర‌పంచ ఆర్థిక .....