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Calendar: Events to look forward to in August and September
Team BT | Print Edition: September 13, 2015

Focus on Farm

What: NITI Aayog farm panel report

When: By August-end

What to look for: The national task force on agriculture under the NITI Aayog, headed by its Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya, is set to give policy recommendations on land, national common market, crop prices, fertiliser use, seeds and genetically modified technology and agrarian distress. The growth rate in agriculture is estimated at 0.2 per cent in 2014/15 as compared to3.7 per cent the previous year.

Top LNG Deal

What: Royal Dutch Shell-BG Group deal

When: By September 2

What to look for: European Union's anti-trust regulators will decide by September 2 whether to approve Shell's planned 47 billion pound ($73.25 billion) buy of BG Group to become the world's top liquefied natural gas company. The deal, which will help Shell compete better with world No. 1 oil major ExxonMobil, has already received the green light from regulators in the United States, Brazil and South Korea.

Taxing Matters

What: Income-tax returns

By August 31

What to look for: You are required to give bank details of all your bank accounts which are held at any time during the previous year. Under the new provisions, you do not need to separately post ITR V for acknowledgement purpose to the income tax office if you give your Aadhaar number in the ITR form.

BRICS Business

What: BRICS Meet

When: September 9

Where: Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

What to look for: Dubai will host, for the first time, a business forum of BRICS nations to provide opportunities for greater economic collaboration between the countries of the five-member grouping.

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