Tag: Current Affairs of 10 September 2017

UIDAI chief A B Pandey appointed interim GSTN chairman

UIDAI CEO A B Pandey has been appointed as interim chairman of Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN), the firm providing IT backbone and portal for registration and tax returns under the GST regime. Pandey was given additional charge days after GSTNs first chairman Navin Kumar completed his term on August 29. Kumar, former IAS

Bharat Petroleum set to get Maharatna Status

State-run Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) is all set to become a Maharatna company. The oil marketing company is at present a Navratna firm. The decision to elevate BPCL to Maharatna status was taken by a panel headed by the Cabinet secretary. Maharatna and Navaratna state-owned units operate in strategic fields such as coal, petroleum, steel,

India imposes countervailing duty on some Chinese steel products

The government has imposed countervailing duty for 5 years on imports of certain flat steel products from China to guard domestic players from imports that are subsidised by exporting nations. The decision to impose the duty was taken by the finance ministry after the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping and Allied Duties (DGAD) found that despite

Union government launches diksha portal for teachers

On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, Vice President, Shri Venkaiah Naidu has launched DIKSHA portal, a national digital infrastructure for teachers. DIKSHA will enable, accelerate and amplify solutions in the realm of teacher education. It is built considering the whole teacher’s life cycle – from the time student teachers enroll in Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs)