Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Chairs 48th Meeting of The GST CouncilThe 48th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council Meeting

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Chairs 48th Meeting of The GST CouncilThe 48th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council Meeting was conducted virtually on December 17, 2022, in New Delhi, Delhi, and was presided over by Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Ministry of Finance (MoF). i.The council has clarified the applicability of a 22 % cess on Sport Utility Vehicles … Read more

Book on Chipko Movement Wins Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Prize 2022

On 1st December 2022 the Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay NIF Book Prize 2022 was awarded to ‘The Chipko Movement: A People’s Movement’(Published by Permanent Black), a book on the popular forest conservation campaign Chipko Movement written by a historian and an activist Shekhar Pathak. The book, ‘The Chipko Movement: A People’s Movement’, has been translated from Hindi by Manisha Chaudhry. The 2022 was the 5th edition of … Read more

India to Receive Its First LNG Cargo from Indonesia’s Tangguh LNG

Tangguh LNGAccording to a Refinitiv analyst and Refinitiv ship tracking data, India will receive its first cargo from Indonesia’s Tangguh Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) plant at the Dahej terminal in Gujarat. The LNG tanker “BW Helios” is transporting 132,000 cubic metres of LNG cargo. Key Points:i.Tangguh LNG, operated by British oil firm BP, is located in Indonesia’s West Papua province and commenced production in 2009. … Read more

Samanvay 2022: Annual Joint HADR exercise of Indian Air Force

The Annual Joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Exercise “Samanvay 2022,” organized by the Indian Air Force (IAF), is being held at the Air Force Station in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, from November 28 to 30, 2022. On November 29, 2022, the capability demonstration activities scheduled during the exercise welcomed Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh as … Read more

1st edition of Austra Hind 2022: India-Australia Joint Military Exercise begins in MFFR, Rajasthan

On November 28, 2022, the 1st edition of Austra Hind 2022, a joint military bilateral training exercise between the armies of India and Australia, was initiated at Mahajan Field Firing Ranges (MFFR) in Bikaner, Rajasthan. The exercise will culminate on December 11, 2022. MFFR, located in the desert near the Pakistan border, is the Indian … Read more

MoP launches Scheme for Procurement of Aggregate Power of 4500 to help States Facing Power Shortage

On November 28, 2022 the Ministry of Power (MoP) introduced a scheme for Procurement of Aggregate Power of 4500 MW on competitive basis for 5 years on Finance, Own and Operate (FOO) basis under B (v) of SHAKTI Policy. For this scheme, the PFC Consulting Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of PFC (Power Finance Corporation) Ltd has been designated as the … Read more

Indore Plans India’s First Retail Municipal Bond for Solar Plant

The Indore Municipal Corporation (IMC) in Madhya Pradesh (MP) is planning to issue India’s first municipal green bond (local government bond), aimed at retail investors, with the revenues going toward funding a solar power plant.It plans to sell 10-year bond in December 2022 in order to raise up to Rs. 2.6 billion (USD 31.8 million).Note: Indore in MP is … Read more

India-Malaysia Joint Military Exercise Harimau Shakti – 2022 Commences at Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia

On 28th November 2022‘Harimau Shakti -2022’, the annual joint military exercise between India and Malaysia, commenced on 28th November 2022, at Pulai, Kluang, Malaysia. the exercise will culminate on 12th December 2022.  Harimau Shakti has been held between the Indian and Malaysian Army since 2012. The joint exercise will enhance the level of defence co-operation … Read more

MoT, RTSOI & UNEP Organises ‘CEO Round Table on Sustainable Tourism’

On 25th November 2022, the Ministry of Tourism (MoT), in partnership with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and Responsible Tourism Society of India (RTSOI) organised a ‘CEO round table on Sustainable Tourism’ at We the Peoples Hall, UN House, 55 Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, Delhi. The roundtable organised by MoT is in line with … Read more

UK PM Rishi Sunak & his wife Akshata Murty are listed on the “Asian Rich List 2022”

United Kingdom (UK)’s Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty, daughter of  N R Narayana Murthy co-founder of  Indian IT (Information technology) major Infosys, were listed on the ‘Asian Rich List 2022’, which profiles the richest 101 Asians in the UK.They were included in the Asian Rich List for the first time and are ranked 17th … Read more