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Govt aims 40 per cent sown area under insurance cover in 2017-18

The government is aiming to bring 40 per cent of gross sown area of 194.4 million hectare under crop insurance schemes in 2017-18 season beginning July.

 The Reserve Bank of India has cleared a proposal to issue Rs 200 notes, according to reports. In fact, the printing of Rs 200 notes could begin after June.
Chaired by Congress MLA, N A Haris from Bengaluru, the committee on women and child, tabled its report in the state legislature on Monday.
The tax department a few days back notified new Income Tax Return (ITR) forms for filing of returns for the Assessment Year 2017-18 (financial year 2016-17).
India, the world's second-biggest wheat producer, lowered the import tax on wheat to 10 percent from 25 percent last September and scrapped the duty on December 8.