Maharashtra Launches Rs 10 Lunch Plate Scheme
Monday, January 27, 2020, 10:27 AM
The Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government launched its much-awaited ''Shiv Bhojan'' scheme, which is aimed at providing a meal to the poor for just Rs.10, on the occasion of the 71st Republic Day. Under the scheme, which was launched on a pilot basis, thalis or lunch plates would be available to people at designated centres/ canteens during a stipulated time in all the districts.
Centre wants states to cap VAT on CNG at under 5%
Monday, January 27, 2020, 10:21 AM
The Centre wants the states to limit the value-added tax (VAT) rates on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas (CNG/LNG) at under 5%. The Centre has also pitched for lowering of road taxes for vehicles running on CNG/LNG by states to make these on par with the rates charged on electric vehicles (EVs).
Death toll in China's coronavirus climbs sharply to 80
Monday, January 27, 2020, 10:03 AM
China continued to reel under deadly coronavirus epidemic on Monday with the death toll due to it sharply rising to 80 amid the country's National Health Commission reporting 2,744 confirmed cases of the fatal affliction till date. The Commission also termed the condition of the 461 people being treated for the virus, officially known as 2019-nCoV, as "critical".