Speaking at the function of the two-day Regional Conference on Environment organised by National Green Tribunal (NGT), Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board and Telangana State Pollution Control Board, here, Naidu said there is an urgent need to increase the green cover in cities and towns for sustainable development.
A draft affidavit that had leaked on Thursday had termed Rohingya Muslims a “serious threat to national security.” Just hours later, however, the government had said that it would prepare a fresh affidavit after “fine tuning some details.”
"The government is waiting for a Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) clarification on inter state power transmission connectivity," the source said.
The government has decided on strategic disinvestment of the loss-making Air India, which is staying afloat on taxpayers' funds, and a ministerial panel is working on the modalities.
The coins will bear his portrait in the centre along with the inscription 'DR M G Ramachandran Birth Centenary' on the lower periphery. The same will also be in Devnagari script on the upper periphery.
The Centre has recently permitted raw sugar import of 0.30 million MT at a concessional duty of 25 per cent as against the existing import duty of 50 per cent, with an aim to check the rise in domestic sugar prices by maintaining adequate domestic sugar supplies, ahead of the forthcoming festive season.
The Finance Ministry late last night notified the hike in quantum of cess to be levied on cars, following which the new rates came into effect. The effective GST rate on mid-size cars will be 45 per cent, and on large cars it would be 48 per cent.
In January 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had unveiled a slew of incentives to boost start-up ecosystem, offering them a tax holiday and inspector raj-free regime for three years, capital gains tax exemption and Rs 10,000 crore corpus to fund them.
China has pledged a pro-active fiscal policy to support the economy, and analysts have credited Beijing's pump-priming as one of the key factors underpinning solid growth this year.
A new auto policy is in the works and will include a roadmap for electric vehicles, a government official said, adding that this is likely to be made public before year-end.
Moreover, in order to fight pollution successfully, old cars need to be phased out for electric cars to give the desired result, Renault India MD Sumit Sawhney said.
"In order to assess/discuss the bottlenecks/reason for low response, Secretary (Coal) has desired to hold a meeting with the prospective bidders from the Steel industry," it said, adding that the prospective bidders are requested to be present at the meeting.
The Prime Minister has constantly been reminding people that he wants to promote a cashless society. The theory is that with a more transparent transaction process, the country will grow stronger financially.
Preliminary discussions have been initiated on the proposal to dematerialise shares of all unlisted firms in a phased manner, which would still be a gargantuan task considering there are more than 16 lakh registered companies in the country.
The downgrade was widely expected after data used to revise gross domestic product (GDP) figures showed capital spending growth in April-June slowed from the previous quarter.
A key to achieving the target is putting in place a permanent mechanism of almost real-time data exchange between the departments that handle direct tax - income and corporate - and the one which handles indirect levies like customs and Goods and Services Tax (GST).
Expressing confidence in the newly appointed minister, he said Prabhu should intervene with the finance ministry and the GST Council and get a relief in terms of release of at least 90 per cent goods and services tax (GST) refund on submission of the shipping bills, if a complete GST exemption is not feasible.
Reducing net migration to Britain was one of the main reasons behind last year's vote to leave the European Union, but firms have expressed concern they may not be able to hire the skilled and unskilled workers they need after Brexit.
The company's ratings remain supported by its strategic importance to the Indian economy, given its position as the country's largest power generation company, Moody's said.
Following assent by President Ram Nath Kovind, the government has notified the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Ordinance, 2017.
Rajiv Kumar replaced Arvind Panagariya, an Indian-American economist who left the think tank yesterday to return to academia. Kumar was a senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research (CPR).
"Challenge grant - it is a Rs 5 crore grant for the start-up. Come up with original product in the field of cyber security, the government will fund your entire research to the tune of Rs 5 crore," Prasad said at a cyber security event organised by industry chamber Assocham.
"Total of 31,680 gram panchayat have been provided internet services under this (Bharat Net) initiative till August 28," Sinha said in a tweet.
The change of guard at Air India has happened at a time the Union Cabinet has approved privatisation of the national carrier and a group of ministers is preparing a strategy to chart out the future course of action.
The Telecom Commission will consider the panel's report in its meeting on September 8, DoT Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said.