47th GST Council meet underway: To discuss rate rationalisation measures, review of exemptions, system reforms

The 47th Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council began its Day 1 meeting on Tuesday. States are expected to raise demand for extending the compensation regime. The Council will discuss rate rationalisation measures, review of exemptions and system reforms. With high inflation rate, any major rejig of tax slabs will not find favor in the … Read more

Aadhaar ID System Delivers, But Is At Risk Of Huge Fraud

Activists have highlighted numerous incidents of denial of benefits. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s model of welfarism isn’t new to India: Previous leaders have also subsidized food and fuel, and given the rural poor houses, toilets, and paid work. Prime Minister Modi’s edge comes from technology. A year before the 2014 election that brought him to … Read more

Kabir Jayanti 2022: The poet who practised ‘bhakti’ by denouncing caste system

Poetry can be considered one of the most complex forms of art. Putting human emotions on paper in a way that it touches the reader’s heart and conveys the most profound feelings. As Robert Frost once said, “poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words”. A practice that … Read more

iOS 16 Unveiled With Revamped Lock Screen, Notifications, System Apps at WWDC 2022: All the New Features

Apple has officially released iOS 16, the next-generation version of its operating system for compatible iPhone models. As previous leaks and rumours suggested, Apple has introduced changes and improvements across the system at its annual WWDC keynote event. The software update to iOS 16 will arrive later this year on iPhone 8 and later devices … Read more

Pay ‘With a Smile or a Wave’: Why Mastercard’s New Face Recognition Payment System Raises Concerns

Mastercard’s “smile to pay” system, announced last week, is supposed to save time for customers at checkouts. It is being trialled in Brazil, with future pilots planned for the Middle East and Asia. The company argues touch-less technology will help speed up transaction times, shorten lines in shops, heighten security and improve hygiene in businesses. … Read more

Himachal BJP chief: ‘State follows a two-party system, no space for third (AAP)…There is no strong Opposition’

Himachal Pradesh BJP president Suresh Kumar Kashyap, a former Air Force man, is a two-term MLA and currently represents the Shimla (SC) constituency in Parliament. On his way to attend the recent BJP national office-bearers’ meeting in Jaipur, he stopped over in New Delhi. He talked to The Indian Express about his tenure at the … Read more

Interview: ‘Ireland’s education system has established a tradition of academic excellence’

From consistent global ranking to lower living expenses and better job opportunities and internships, the education system in Ireland offers the best to students looking to study in the country, said an official with Education in Ireland. In the latest edition of QS World University Rankings 2022, Trinity College Dublin scored better on parameters of … Read more