Start vaccination for 18+: Indian Medical Association

April 7, 2021

New Delhi: With India facing the worst wave of pandemic yet, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggesting vaccination should be open to all people above the age of 18 years. “At present, we are vaccinating the population above 45 years. In view of the rapid spread of the second wave of the disease, we suggest that our vaccination strategy needs to be…

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New ITR Forms: Important! What has been changed? What taxpayers must know

April 6, 2021

Recently, in a major development pertaining to taxation, the Income Tax department has notified forms for filing I-T returns for 2020-21 fiscal. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement said, “Keeping in view the ongoing crisis due to COVID pandemic and to facilitate the taxpayers, no significant change has been made to the ITR Forms in comparison to the last year’s ITR Forms. Only the bare…

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Driving licences validity to be extended for 1 year

April 6, 2021

Adarsh Nagar: The transport department has decided to extend the validity of expired driving licences for a period of one year following the Centre’s directions to the States to the effect. Hitherto those who licenses expired were being asked by the transport department to go for the learner’s test again, if they were applying one year after the expiry of licenses. The State government hadbeen implementing this from December 24…

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Good news for Central employees! Modi government extended the date of LTC bill submission

April 5, 2021

There is good news for Central Government employees. The Central Government has extended the date of submission of bill of LTC Special Package Scheme. Central government employees will now be able to submit their bills by 30 April. It has been said by the concerned department, ‘The date has been extended considering the difficulties of depositing the bills of purchase at the last minute. Employees will now be able to…

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IndiGo Introduces Door-To-Door Baggage Transfer Service

April 3, 2021

New Delhi: Airline major IndiGo on Friday said that it has partnered with on-demand platform CarterPorter to provide door-to-door baggage delivery service. The airline has commenced the service from April 1, in New Delhi and Hyderabad and will subsequently launch it in Mumbai and Bengaluru for delivery to and from home and airport. The airline said the facility will enable passengers to travel “worry-free” as CarterPorter will transfer their baggage…

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No Debit Cards Needed: Now Withdraw Cash By Scanning QR Code On UPI App! (How It Works?)

April 3, 2021

As per the newest reports coming in, debit cards will no longer be needed at ATMs – one can now withdraw cash simply by scanning a QR code. Read on to find out how this new system works! Debit Cards Will No Longer Be Needed To Withdraw Cash? The first ever interoperable cardless cash-withdrawal (ICCW) solution has been launched by NCR Corporation, the maker of automated teller machines (ATMs). This…

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Higher TDS, pre-filled ITR forms, LTC, EPF: Check new income tax rules from today

April 2, 2021

New Delhi: From today (April 1, 2021) financial year 2021-22 begins and it brings a slew of income tax changes that will impact your savings, financial planning. Some of the changes were announced by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman while presenting the Union Budget 2021 in February. Here is a list of changes that come into effect from today. EPF tax rules Interest on employee’s share of contribution to…

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BioNTech-Pfizer say their Covid-19 vaccine is 100% effective on 12-15 year olds

April 1, 2021

In a major boost to the global fight against Covid-19, vaccine makers BioNTech and Pfizer on Wednesday announced that clinical trial data of their Covid-19 vaccine show it is 100 per cent effective on children aged 12-15 years. This is the first Covid-19 vaccine in the world that has reported 100 per cent efficacy on children. The results of the clinical trials are likely to result in countries starting vaccinating…

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Govt withdraws order to cut interest rates on PPF, NSC, other small savings schemes

April 1, 2021

New Delhi: The government on Thursday rolled back interest rate cuts announced on small savings schemes including the popular Public Provident Fund (PPF), National Savings Certificate (NSC), announced last evening. “Interest rates of small savings schemes of GoI shall continue to be at the rates which existed in the last quarter of 2020-2021, ie, rates that prevailed as of March 2021,” the Finance Ministry tweeted today morning. “Orders issued by…

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Your working hours may change from April 1! Good news or bad? Find out now

March 31, 2021

Your office routine is set to change very soon. The government has listed several changes in the new law related to your salary. This law also has provisions that will ease your work conditions and give you relief from continuous working hours. Well, it is all about the New Wage Code Bill that the government is set to implement from April 1, 2021. This law will see several work-related change,…

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Do not accidentally open this link on WhatsApp, your bank account may be empty

March 31, 2021

New Delhi: Messaging app WhatsApp has become an important part of every person’s life these days. All the work from relatives to office is now being done on WhatsApp. But in the meantime there is an important information which is very special for you. A link is being shared on WhatsApp. It is very attractive in appearance. But upon clicking this, your bank account can be empty. The message of…

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Full lockdown unlikely in Maharashtra yet, tight restrictions first

March 30, 2021

Amid rising Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, the state government is likely to release a standard operating procedure (SOP) by April 1 specifying more curbs on public movement, without implementing a full lockdown yet. The state has recorded close to six lakh cases this month and registered over 2,100 deaths. Over the last two weeks, Maharashtra has recorded a 32.21 per cent rise in Covid cases. On Monday, the state saw 31,643 new…

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