Key News Today: GST Council Postpones Implementation of Textile Tax Rate Hike; official sources say Omicron has started replacing the Delta variant in India, and more


Today’s news headlines, and more.

Currently, the tax rate on synthetic fibers (MMF) is 18%, MMF yarn is 12%, while fabrics are taxed at 5%.

Although 80% of travelers who tested positive had this new variant, only a third of all detected cases were mildly symptomatic, and the rest were asymptomatic, according to official sources. Up to 1,270 cases of Omicron have been detected in 23 states and UTs so far, according to Union Health Department data updated as of 8 a.m. on December 31.

Hours before the celebrations began, Australian health officials reported a record 32,000 new cases of the virus, many in Sydney.

The move, seen as rare and non-diplomatic interference, comes after six MPs from the Indian All-Party Parliamentary Forum for Tibet attended a meeting at a Delhi hotel.

Following a directive from the central government, the agency launched the investigation under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Illegal Activities (Prevention) Act. An NIA team may soon travel to Germany to pursue leads in the case.

The extension will not, however, bring any relief to the Missionaries of Charities (MoC), founded by Mother Teresa, as the Union’s Home Office has stated that NGOs whose renewal requests have been rejected will not be eligible. to receive or use the foreign contribution in their designated area. Bank accounts.

“This is not BJP money,” said the Union finance minister, when asked about the opposition charge that the 197.49 crore of silver recovered from perfumer Piyush Jain at UP’s Kannauj were his party’s money and the tax authorities had “mistakenly” searched the person and are now raiding the other Jains they originally wanted to target.

The figure represents one of the lowest death tolls in 30 years since the International Federation of Journalists began publishing annual reports in 1991 on journalists killed in incidents related to their work. Sixty-five deaths were recorded in 2020.

The three currently closed reactors were first energized in the mid-1980s.

Apart from crude oil and cement, all other sectors recorded positive growth in November.

Revenue Secretary Tarun Bajaj said December 31, 2021 remains the official deadline for filing income tax returns.

The former skipper will be in isolation at home under the supervision of doctors and has not been infected with the Omicron variant, hospital authorities have said.

The Sri Lankan hitters looked completely at sea against the Indian bowlers.

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