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Keep your promise on cash withdrawal limit, SC tells govt.: Asking whether demonetisation is the product of an ‘impulse’, the Supreme Court insisted on Friday that if people have been assured a weekly withdrawal of Rs. 24,000 of their legitimate money from banks, the government should keep its promise and ensure that a system is in place.
Disabled children miss out due to lack of support services: Report: About 45 per cent of all persons with disabilities (PWD) in India are illiterate, according to the India Social Development Report (SDR) 2016, whose theme this year is ‘Disabilities Rights Perspectives’.
SC says it will continue to hear Cauvery case: Rejecting the Centre’s stand that the Supreme Court has no jurisdiction to hear the Cauvery river dispute, the Supreme Court on Friday upheld its constitutional power to hear the appeals filed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala against the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal final award in 2007.
Plastic notes will help beat counterfeiting: The government on Friday informed Parliament that it has been decided to print banknotes based on a plastic or polymer substrate in order to make counterfeiting them more difficult.
Let’s work together, India tells China: India and China must work towards convergences to dispel the idea that they were competing with each other.
Cash need not be king: The government has declared an incentive package to encourage non-cash payments for fuel, new insurance policies from public sector firms, train tickets and highway toll, among other things.
Direct tax collections rise 15%, indirect 26%: The central government’s direct tax collections increased 15.1 per cent in April-November 2016 compared with the same period a year earlier, while indirect tax collections rose 26.2 per cent in the same eight-month period.
India reports fishery subsidies; aims to protect ‘poor’ fisherfolk: ‘Friends of Fish’ is seeking a ban on subsidies for IUU fishing.
‘India’s growth pace to recover from next April’: The impact of demonetisation will only be short-term and India’s growth momentum is likely to get back on recovery path from April next year with support from consumption and exports.
Going digital: Path to a less-cash economy is riddled with hurdles that have to do with lack of infrastructure and weak governance.