The government asked states to regularly assess the requirement of personal protection equipment, masks etc., and undertake necessary procurement to ensure a sufficient supply. Tertiary hospitals are identified for these airports and the protocols for contact tracing are being followed. The timely collection and transportation of samples from suspected cases to the National Institute of Virolog (NIV), Pune is also being carried out. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus update: No confirmed cases in India, Chinese top expert says outbreak may peak in 7-10 days
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"For India to achieve its 100 GW solar energy target in just two years, by 2022, and to emerge as a leader in climate action, it needs to prioritise solar rooftop photovoltaic (PV) among two key users – residential buildings and the industrial sector," the WRI India said in a statement. … [Read more...] about India needs to prioritise solar rooftop among residential, industrial users: Report
In our base case, we believe that the Corona virus epidemic may have an impact limited to China with a likely extended quarantine and travel ban within the country. This stems from the fact that China this time is better equipped to deal with this crisis than earlier occasions. The recent quick steps may just prevent the problem getting global. In the short term, the adverse impact on Chinese GDP could be larger than earlier occasions due to the clampdown. Further, longer restrictions on travel and work will adversely impact Chinese consumption, services and manufacturing in the short run. … [Read more...] about The Corona virus scare: What’s in it for investors?
"Two, the quantum of revenue that the government must be collecting on LTCG for real estate must be extremely limited after you consider the various deductions that are available, but it results in a lot of administrative work from the perspective of someone who is planning to sell a house. So, I would suggest doing away with long term capital gains on sale of residential houses provided that the person has occupied that house for a minimum period of time. Let’s say 5 years - if you occupy the house for 5 years, you should not be required to pay any capital gains at the time of selling the property," he said. … [Read more...] about Budget 2020: Focus should be on job creation and capital market reforms, says HDFC’s Keki Mistry
US India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) has appealed to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to announce reduction and streamlining of various tax and tariff structures and open up the economy, arguing that it would bring the country on the path of fast track growth and create employment in large numbers. … [Read more...] about India-centric biz advocacy groups seek reduction in tariffs, more reforms