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The BT poll asked, "Is online gaming with bets the same as online gambling?"

Can online gaming be compared to gambling? Here's what BT Poll found

Sep 29, 2022

Business Today's latest poll explored Tamil Nadu's move to ban 'online gaming with stakes'. Is it the same as gambling? Is such a ban justified? Here's what the poll found.

Women have the right to abort, said Supreme Court

In a landmark judgment, Supreme Court says all women are entitled to safe and legal abortion

Sep 29, 2022

"Law in modern times is shedding the notion that marriage is a precondition for the rights of persons. The MTP act must consider the realities of today and must not be restricted by old norms. The law must not remain static and must keep in mind changing social realities,” the court said.

From October 1, the tokens generated for transactions will be irreversible and unique. With this, no one can breach the security layers and decode the payment process.

Debit, credit card rules are changing from October 1, how will this affect you? Check details here

Sep 27, 2022

New tokenisation rule: RBI has asked all operating banks to create tokens for card details. In layman’s language, all online, point-of-sale, and in-app transactions done by debit and credit cards will have to be replaced by tokens issued by the banks.

The content included fake news and morphed videos spread with the intent to spread hatred among religious communities.

Massive crackdown on fake news! Govt blocks 45 YouTube videos, including one of Dhruv Rathi

Sep 26, 2022

The blocked videos, including one video of YouTuber Dhruv Rathi, had a cumulative viewership of over 1 crore 30 lakh views.

PM Modi at launch of National Logistics Policy

PM launches National Logistics Policy; experts say it will provide 'Cheetah Speed' to industry

Sep 17, 2022

Modi also claims that this policy will bring down the logistics cost of businesses from 13-14 per cent to a single digit making India at par with countries like Germany and Japan, which are known for their developed logistics infrastructure and to spend around eight to nine per cent of the GDP on logistics.

National Logistics Policy: While India spends 13-14 per cent of its GDP on logistics, other major economies like Germany and Japan spend around 8 to 9 per cent of the GDP on logistics costs.

National Logistics Policy to be unveiled on Sept 17: Why it could be the next big reform of Modi govt

Sep 16, 2022

National Logistics Policy: Experts in the field have stated that the high logistics cost brings down the competitiveness of domestic goods in the international market, and therefore, the policy holds a lot of hope and can have long-term benefits.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain

Liquor scam case: Special CBI court allows ED to question Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Sep 15, 2022

The ED is now probing the money-laundering angle in the alleged liquor scam case in which Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia is named accused number one by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Sisodia was earlier raided by the CBI.    

 The GoM has not yet reached a consensus and aims to finalise the report in the next few days.

GST on online gaming, casinos and horse racing soon, might be put in 28% slab

Sep 05, 2022

With the advent of technology and the use of handheld devices, the online gaming market is fast growing at US$ 3 billion with more than 400 million users and is expected to grow rapidly in the next half a decade.

The new liquor policy by AAP government has been scrapped off.

Why there is a shortage of booze in the national capital

Aug 12, 2022

On July 31, Delhi liquor shops were selling alcohol under the buy 2 get 1 scheme. But come August 1, people were sent back empty handed after waiting in lines for hours outside liquor shops. What changed? Find out here:

Also, taxpayers can file updated returns (ITR-U) for these years if they have omitted to include any income or to declare any income by paying additional charges.

Window to file updated ITRs for 2019-20, 2020-21 now open; Check details here

Aug 12, 2022

Also, taxpayers can file updated returns (ITR-U) for these years if they have omitted to include any income or to declare any income by paying additional charge.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia

Delhi government withdraws new excise policy

Jul 30, 2022

The deputy chief minister, who also holds the excise portfolio, said in a press briefing that the Delhi chief secretary has been directed to ensure that liquor is now sold through government shops only and there is no chaos.

Govt to consider child sensitivity while budgeting public facilities, common services

Govt to consider child sensitivity while budgeting public facilities, common services

Jul 07, 2022

Promoting child budgeting, the central government said that Mission Vatsalya takes cognizance of the fact that a large number of schemes are being implemented for people, irrespective of age or gender.

Centre allots Rs 80,000 cr in interest-free loans to states for capital works in FY'23

Centre allots Rs 80,000 cr in interest-free loans to states for capital works in FY'23

Jul 07, 2022

The scheme also includes Rs 5,000 crore interest-free loans which would be provided to incentivise states to undertake privatisation or disinvestment of state public sector enterprises and asset monetisation.

Delhi Govt mandates electric fleet for cab aggregators, food delivery apps by 2030

Delhi Govt mandates electric fleet for cab aggregators, food delivery apps by 2030

Jul 06, 2022

The draft policy titled Delhi Motor Vehicle Aggregator Scheme has been uploaded on the Transport Department's website with the government inviting feedback on the scheme within the next three weeks.

Union minister Nitin Gadkari

Six airbags to be made mandatory in eight-seater vehicles, says Gadkari

Jun 27, 2022

Addressing 'Intel India's Safety Pioneers Conference 2022', Gadkari said every year, around 1.5 lakh people are killed in five lakh accidents across the country.

Make cancer notifiable disease, waive GST on drugs: Parl panel to govt

Make cancer notifiable disease, waive GST on drugs: Parl panel to govt

Jun 27, 2022

Top officials of the ministry, including secretary Rajesh Bhushan, on Monday deposed before the Parliamentary Committee on Health and Family Welfare to discuss ''affordability of cancer treatment''.

The government's decision to ban, however, is not without its critics. Some economists have raised questions on this whole move of banning exports.

EXCLUSIVE: Govt mulling over banning rice exports, final call not taken yet, says top FinMin source

Jun 27, 2022

According to experts and economists, any ban on the export of rice might put a lot of pressure on countries who are highly dependent on rice imports from India, such as Nepal, Philippines, Cameroon, China etc.

The draft regulatory guidelines specifies that no child should be allowed to work for more than 27 consecutive days.

NCPCR issues draft guidelines for protection of child artistes in entertainment industry

Jun 25, 2022

The children should not be exposed to ridicule or behaviour that could affect their emotional health. Children should not be shown imbibing alcohol, smoking or indulging in any anti-social activity and delinquent behaviour, the draft guidelines stated.

The tokenisation of card data, however, shall be done with explicit customer consent requiring an additional factor of authentication (AFA).

RBI extends card tokenisation deadline till September 30

Jun 24, 2022

The extension of the deadline comes as RBI highlighted that "transaction processing based on these tokens has also commenced, though it is yet to gain traction across all categories of merchants."

REITs and InvITs are relatively new investment instruments in the Indian context but are extremely popular in the global markets.

SEBI gives UPI payment option to invest in public issues of REITs, InvITs

Jun 24, 2022

SEBI has decided to reduce the time taken for allotment and listing of units of privately placed InvIT after the closure of the issue to six working days as against the present requirement of 30 working days.

From September 2017 to March 2018, around 83.35 lakh new subscribers joined the ESIC scheme.

12.67 lakh new members join ESIC scheme in Apr: NSO data

Jun 24, 2022

The report said gross new enrolments with ESIC from September 2017 to April 2022 were 6.61 crores.