In the last GST Council meeting, Centre had placed two options before the states to meet the GST revenue shortfall which was pegged at Rs 2.3 lakh crore. While a few states have agreed on the Centre's options, others have rejected both the options. The seven-day deadline given to states ends on September 8 and the council is likely to meet this week. … [Read more...] about Big Story | GST compensation impasse continues; Council likely to meet this week
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Khan was part of the Trinbago Knight Riders' squad which remained unbeaten on the way to their Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title win on September 10. He picked up eight wickets from as many matches with an economy rate of 7.43. He was on KKR's radar last season as well but no deal could be worked out. … [Read more...] about IPL 2020: Ali Khan set to become first player from United States to feature in IPL
WHY WE CARE: Soccer, with billions of fans worldwide, is in a perfect position to be a force for good in the world, and yet it seldom seems to live up to that promise. Occasionally though, there are pockets of absolute brilliance and The Liberté Cup is one of those. The football tournament for refugees was held on September 10 last year at Grande-Synthe’s Stade Jean Deconninck, and featured eight teams from the camp. Football media brand Copa90 organized the event in partnership with charities Fuze Beyond Borders and The Worldwide Tribe, among others. … [Read more...] about Football Has No Borders In This Inspiring Doc About A Soccer Tournament For Refugees
“Different communities require different interventions,” adds Lakshmi Karunakaran, the program director of the NGO Hasiru Dala, which works for the welfare of waste-pickers in Karnataka. “The waste-picker community that we deal with needed multidimensional intervention, so we thought what’s better than books and an art room?” says the 37-year-old, who initiated the Buguri community library project in 2017, and which now has three centres across the state. Issues like child marriage, drug abuse and domestic violence are the biggest challenges of this community. That is why there was a need for day-to-day engagement with its children. … [Read more...] about The story of India’s community libraries — Spurned by state, struck by lockdown
At stake is New York’s financial health and its status as the world’s corporate headquarters. There is more square feet of workspace in the city than in London and San Francisco combined, according to Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate brokerage firm. Office work makes up the cornerstone of New York’s economy and property taxes from office buildings account for nearly 10% of the city’s total annual tax revenue. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?