Opinion: The Challenge Of Taxing Valuecreation In India

Source : www.livemint.com Date : 2018-12-31 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Economy Topic:Issues relating to Growth & Development – Public Finance, Taxation & Black Money incl. Government Budgeting Last week, French finance minister Bruno Le Maire announced the introduction of a GAFA tax—named after Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon—on large technology and internet companies in France from…

Lifelines Beyond Farm Loan Waivers

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-31 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Economy Topic: Agricultural Finance & Insurance Thousands of farmers participate in the six day long march, in Mumbai on March 12, 2018. Tens of thousands of farmers arrived in Mumbai demanding, among other things, a waiver of farm loans and fair prices for their produce as…

Ross Island Is Now Netaji Dweep

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-31 OPINION Relevant for: Prelims Specific News Island sports:Narendra Modi interacting with sportspersons from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in Car Nicobar.PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced renaming of three islands of the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago as a tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The Ross Island…

Connecting The Dots With AI

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-30 OPINION Relevant for: Science & Technology Topic: Robotics & Artificial Intelligence The government has recently rolled out a national strategy for artificial intelligence (AI) and identified five sectors (health care, agriculture, education, infrastructure and transportation) for its adoption. AI, in layman’s terms, is ‘prediction’ using algorithms and data. When…

Farmers Need More Than Loan Waivers

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-30 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Economy Topic: Agriculture Issues and related constraints What is the problem? After the recent Assembly elections, the new governments in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh announced farm loan waivers, a key promise. Last year, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu announced waivers as farmers were…

The Latest Buzz Around E-Commerce

Source : www.thehindu.com Date : 2018-12-29 OPINION Relevant for: Indian Economy Topic: Issues relating to Growth & Development – Foreign Capital, Foreign Trade & BOP The new clarification issued by the government regarding FDI in e-commerce has created a furore among firms in the sector and their vendors alike. Here is a lowdown on the new…