Covid19

Close to 3 million people in India acquired digital skills during COVID-19: Microsoft

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Microsoft Corp on Tuesday said it has helped over 30 million people across 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, including close to 3 million people from India. This number is higher than the initial goal of 25 million that was announced by the tech giant in June last […]

Gold

Gold Sinks Anew as Most Markets Fall

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Gold prices sank more than 1% on Monday, breaking new ground lower after a week of sideways trading, as market participants tried to suss out a clear direction for the yellow metal amid climbing yields and the dollar. Gold for April delivery was Friday’s session settled down $20.10, or 1.2%, at $1,712.20  […]

FINANCE BILL

EPF rule tweaked: Now, earn tax-free interest on contributions of up to Rs 5 lakh

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Salaried employees concerned about interest earned on their annual  employees’ provident fund being taxed from April 1 can heave a sigh of relief. Rules amended Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman introduced an amendment to raise this threshold limit to Rs 5 lakh during the debate on Finance Bill 2021, which was passed by the […]

Political News

Lok Sabha passes Appropriation Bill, completing two-thirds of budget exercise

By Administrator_India Capital Sands The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the Appropriation Bill 2021-22, authorising the government to draw Rs 117.16 lakh crore from the Consolidated Fund of India for its working as well as implementation of its programmes and schemes. This completes two-thirds of the exercise for approval of the Budget for 2021-22. The […]

India

Indian Railways will never be privatised: Piyush Goyal in Lok Sabha

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday asserted that Indian Railways will never be privatised but said private investment should be encouraged for more efficient functioning. Replying to a discussion on Demands for Grants for Railways, Goyal said there has been no death of any passenger due to a rail accident in two years […]

India

PM Narendra Modi to meet chief ministers virtually today amid spike in COVID-19 cases

By Administrator_India Capital sands Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers about the COVID-19 situation and the nationwide vaccination drive on March 17, media reported. The virtual meeting comes amid rising novel coronavirus infections and the Centre looking to increase daily inoculations. The virtual interaction is expected to begin at 12.30 pm. According to news […]