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Kaleshwaram Irrigation Project Got Environmental Clearance : NGT

Posted under Legal, Regulatory, by Neha Sonker / 1 hour ago

NGT held that environmental clearance was granted to the Kaleshwaram lift irrigation project in Telangana "ex post facto" in violation of legal requirement, and formed a committee to assess the extent of damage caused and identify the restoration measures. The green panel directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests to constitute a seven-member expert committee and suggest rehabilitation measures to be adopted.

Read more at Economic Times

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GST Portal Experiences Technical Failure On Last Day Of Sep Return Filing

Posted under Taxation, Regulatory, by Neha Sonker / 1 hour ago

The GST portal experienced technical failure on the last day for filing the GSTR-3B for September. Over the past six days, the GST portal has faced technical issues, with several Twitter users complaining about the glitches. The deadline for filing GST returns for FY19 is October 31. GST e-invoicing for businesses with an aggregate turnover of Rs 500 crore was rolled out on October 1.

Read more at The Money Control

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Covid-19: Vardhan Launches Portal For Info On Clinical Trial Of Repurposed Drugs

Posted under Legal, Trending, by Neha Sonker / 2 hours ago

Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic in India and government's attempts to contain the spread, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan launched an online portal that provides information about CSIR ushered repurposed drugs and their current stage of trials. The CSIR has been exploring multiple combination clinical trials of antivirals with host-directed therapies for potential treatment of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Read more at Live Mint

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Takeaways From The RBI’s Latest Monetary Policy Report

Posted under Legal, Regulatory, by Neha Sonker / 2 hours ago

The biggest news of the past week was the monetary policy review. The October review was delayed because the Central government had not been able to nominate its quota of three members to the Monetary Policy Committee of the RBI. Given that retail inflation the variable RBI’s MPC is mandated to target by law has stayed above the comfort zone for the most part since December last year.

Read more at Indian Express

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'Arnab Goswami Not A Special Person': Sibal Opposes Interim Protection

Posted under Legal, Trending, by Sonal / 3 hours ago

The hearing in the Republic TV's petition against Mumbai police FIR in TRP scam case in the Bombay HC witnessed intense exchanges between Senior Advocates Harish Salve and Kapil Sibal over the grant of interim relief. Savle, appearing for Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic TV, persuaded a bench to grant him interim protection from arrest till the next date of hearing.

Read more at Live Law

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