Daily Archive: Friday, February 3, 2017

3 Feb 2017

No Service Charge On Train Tickets Booked On IRCTC Website

The booking of railway tickets online through the IRCTC website has just become cheaper. In the Union Budget 2017 presented today, finance minister Arun Jaitley said railways will no longer levy service charge on train tickets booked
3 Feb 2017

Rishabh Pant becomes India’s youngest T20I debutant

Ahead of the deciding T20I against England, India have decided to blood in 19-year-old Rishabh Pant in the playing XI against England at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The left-hander has been brought into the side at
3 Feb 2017

5% tax reduction for firms with turnover of up to Rs. 50 crore

In a major step, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced the tax reduction for individuals with income ranging between Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh to 5% instead of 10%. There will be a surcharge of 10%
3 Feb 2017

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Medals to be made from mobile phones

Olympic and Paralympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games will be made from recycled mobile phones. The Japanese public will be asked to donate old phones and small appliances to gather two tonnes of gold, silver and
3 Feb 2017

Delhi government to set up a ‘Punjabi chair’ at Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU

Delhi Minister for Tourism, Culture and Languages Kapil Mishra Monday announced that the Delhi government has decided to set up a ‘Punjabi chair’ in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to promote research into the Punjabi language. The announcement
3 Feb 2017

Clean Sweep for SpiceJet at Asia One Awards, Singapore

It was a clean sweep for India’s favourite airline -SpiceJet at the Asia One Awards, Singapore – as it walked away with top recognition in three prime categories. The airline which has been trending all through 2016
3 Feb 2017

Scientists confirm existence of lost continent under the Indian Ocean

Scientists recently discovered the existence of a “lost continent” under Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The continent is reportedly a leftover piece from the ancient supercontinent Gondwana, which broke apart about 200 million years ago, leading to
3 Feb 2017

Lakshya Sen becomes World No.1 Junior Badminton player

Young shuttler Lakshya Sen from Uttarakhand on Thursday achieved the World No. 1 ranking in the latest BWF World junior ranking. The 15-year-old prodigy, who won the bronze medal at Junior Asian Championships and clinched the All
3 Feb 2017

Rs 10,000 penalty for delay in filing Income Tax Returns

Taxpayers who do not file their Income Tax Returns (ITRs) on time will have to shell out a penalty of upto Rs 10,000, but from the 2018-19 Assessment Year (AY). In order to ensure that return is
3 Feb 2017

World Wetlands Day observed anually on 2nd February

World Wetlands Day is annually held on February 2 to celebrate how wetlands, which are lands saturated by water, help maintain biodiversity on Earth. Governments, community groups, and individuals around the world celebrate World Wetlands Day with
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