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India: Union Budget 2017-18 live

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India’s GST promises growth, reform and opportunities

[By Milind Sathye] The passing of the India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) constitution amendment bill through the Upper House is not only a shot in the arm for the country’s economic growth and a historical reform in its tax system, it also presents some opportunities for Australian industries. A proposal to bring more than a dozen different types of ...

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Citizens Speak : How is the Indian union budget 2016-2017?

Answer by Sanyam Gupta: FISCAL DEFICIT The government had set an ambitious target of reaching a 3.5% fiscal deficit from 3.9% last year though this target is hugely expected to be revised: A) PAYMENTS One Rank One Pension: As defined ‘same pension, for same rank, for same length of service, irrespective of the date of retirement’, is going to lead ...

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Citizens Speak : How much would you score the Indian union budget 2016-2017?

Answer by Gaurav Agarwalla: Budget 2016-17 is a mixed bag. If I was to be a economist I would give it 3.5/5. IMPORTANT Pros for AAM AADMI: Focus on agricultural Economics and agrarian crisis. PM Crop Insurance Scheme and PM irrigation scheme are emphasised and heavily allocated with resources.( “The total allocation for agriculture and farmers’ welfare is Rs. 35,984 ...

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Union Budget 2016-17 Live

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Facebook is no charity, and the ‘free’ in Free Basics comes at a price

[By Mark Graham, University of Oxford] Who could possibly be against free internet access? This is the question that Mark Zuckerberg asks in a piece for the Times of India in which he claims Facebook’s Free Basics service “protects net neutrality”. Free Basics is the rebranded Internet.org, a Facebook operation where by partnering with local telecoms firms in the developing world ...

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Union Budget 2015-16 live

Follow Point Blank 7 for live updates, comments,reactions and highlights of Arun Jaitley’s first Union Budget 2015 -16

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Railway Budget 2015 live

Stay online with Point Blank 7 for live updates and highlights from Suresh Prabhu’s maiden Railway Budget 2015 -16

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Return of ₹ 1 note could be a symbol of ‘Make in India’

|By Shreeshan V|  The Re 1 currency note is set to make a come back two decades after it was discontinued. The decision to bring the banknote back into circulation comes after deliberations last year regarding the authority of the Government to print currency notes of unit denomination. While the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the Government’s decision to reintroduce the note ...

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How technology is changing language and the way we think about the world

|By David Glance|The Conversation| We are getting used to the idea of rapidly developing technologies changing what we can do and how we do things. What most people haven’t considered is how technologies affect our language and how these changes are affecting the way we speak and even the way we think. One of the key ways we see this ...

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