Chlöe Swarbrick, a New Zealand lawmaker, who is all of 25, shut down her older colleague at a Parliament session held on November 5, by using the slang “OK boomer”.She was about speaking about the ills of climate change during a debate held over the ‘Zero Carbon Bill’, which aims to make New Zealand free of carbon emission by the year 2050 when an older parliamentarian started interrupting her.“In the year 2050, I will be 56 years old. Yet, right now, the average age of this 52nd Parliament is 49 years old,” Swarbrick said.Close The moment she mentioned her age in the speech, Todd Muller, an older lawmaker who also happens to be the Opposition spokesman for climate change, could be heard disturbing her. To shut him up, the young gun retorted with a quick “OK boomer”. related news 11,000 scientists come together to warn about the horrors of climate crisis Politics | Collective failure of states has led to Delhi’s … [Read more...] about New Zealand lawmaker’s speech goes viral as she shuts down fellow MP with an internet slang
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The GST Council on March 19 allowed builders to choose between higher rates with input tax credits (ITC) on raw material or lower duties without any such benefits for unfinished projects.The Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, which met through video conferencing in New Delhi, decided that builders can pick between paying 12 percent for non-affordable houses with ITC benefits or 5 percent without the tax rebates for under-construction houses.Likewise, for 'affordable housing projects', builders can choose between 8 percent with tax rebates or 1 percent without it, Revenue Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said.Close The new rates, without ITC benefits, will apply for all projects that begin construction only after April 1, Pandey said. related news JSW Steel output falls 13 pc to 12.54 LT in October XLRI hosts 10th edition of annual finance symposium GNOSIS in Mumbai Govt to consider TCS, Infosys proposals to set up SEZ on Nov 15 In the last meeting held on … [Read more...] about GST Council approves transition plan for new tax rates for real estate sector
Asus has established itself as one of the key players in the gaming laptop space in India. Now, the brand is looking to expand that domination to the mainstream laptop space. The Taiwanese laptop manufacturer recently added two new notebook models to its ZenBook Flip portfolio.Asus has partnered with AMD for the new ZenBook 14 UM431DA and ZenBook Flip 14 UM462DA, with the former aimed at delivering value and the latter edging towards the premium segment. According to Asus, the ZenBook 14 UM431DA weighs in at under one and a half kilos and can deliver up to 12 hours of battery life. The ZenBook Flip, on the other hand, is a more premium offering.ZenBook 14 UM431DAClose The new ZenBook 14 is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor with Radeon Vega 8 graphics. The notebook gets a 14-inch FHD (1080p) NanoEdge IPS display with an 86-percent screen-to-body ratio. Among its features, the new ZenBook UM431DA also offers impressive battery life. The UM431DA is priced at Rs 59,990. … [Read more...] about Asus launches new AMD powered ZenBook laptops in India