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Top Headlines 31st December 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 31st December 2020 EducationBro
Top Headlines 31st December 2020: EducationBro

Top Headlines 31st December 2020: EducationBro

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1. Government extends the deadline for filing income tax returns: Highlights with Details
  • The Government has further extended the deadline to file the income tax return (ITR) for individual taxpayers till 10th January 2021 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic. The deadline for filing ITR for the financial year 2019-20 by companies has also been extended till 15th February 2021.
  • The Income Tax department said, the decision has been taken in view of the continued challenges faced by taxpayers in meeting statutory compliances due to Covid-19 outbreak.

2. CBSE 10th, 12th Board Exams Dates 2021 will be announced Today 6 PM: Education Minister Nishank
  • Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will announce the dates of commencement of CBSE Board examinations- 2021 at 6 pm tomorrow i.e 31st December. This information was given by the Minister on his Twitter account. 
  • Earlier during virtual interaction with teachers, Shri Pokhriyal informed that CBSE is making necessary preparations for conducting the 2021 board examinations after taking into consideration the suggestions given by students, teachers and parents on the same.

3. 4th Meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group on Fisheries
  • The Fourth Meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group on Fisheries was held today through virtual mode.
  • The meeting covered the entire gamut of issues related to fishermen and fishing boats which have been on the agenda of bilateral discussions between India and Sri Lanka for many years. It may be recalled that during the Virtual Bilateral Summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa held on 26 September 2020, both leaders agreed to “continue engagement to address.

4. V.K. Yadav, Chairman, CEO, Railway Board has been conferred with the prestigious Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2020
  • Shri V.K. Yadav, Chairman & CEO, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways has been conferred with the prestigious “Eminent Engineer Award for the Year 2020’ by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for his outstanding contribution towards modernization and reforms over Indian Railways.

5. Odisha becomes the 7th State to complete ease of doing business reforms
  • Odisha has become the 7th State in the country to successfully undertake “Ease of Doing Business” reform stipulated by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. Thus, the State has become eligible to mobilise additional financial resources of Rs. 1,429 crore through Open Market Borrowings. Permission for the same was issued by the Department of Expenditure on 30th December, 2020. 
  • Odisha has now joined the six other States namely, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Telangana, who have completed this reform.

6. 6th round of talks between Government and Farmers Union held in New Delhi
  • The 6th round of talks with the representatives of farmers’ Unions at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi today. Shri Tomar assured the Farmers’ Unions leaders that government is committed to solving farmers’ problems and both sides need to take steps forward to arrive at an amicable solution.
  • Regarding the Air Quality Management Ordinance and the Electricity Amendment Bill Shri Tomar said that suggestions of the farmers’ unions have been agreed too in principle. Shri Tomar assured the farmers that government has an open mind and is willing to resolve all issues with clear intentions.

7. PM Modi to lay Foundation Stone of Light House Projects under GHTC-India on 1st January
  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of Light House Projects (LHPs) under Global Housing Technology Challenge-India (GHTC-India) at six sites across six States on 1st January 2021 at 11 AM via video conferencing. 
  • Prime Minister Modi will also announce winners under Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators - India (ASHA-India) and give out annual awards for excellence in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban (PMAY-U) Mission.

8. Cabinet Approves Export of Akash Missile System and Creates a Committee for faster Approval of Exports
  • Under the Atma Nirbhar Bharat, India is growing in its capabilities of manufacturing wide variety of Defence platforms and missiles. Akash is country’s important missile with over 96 percent indigenisation. 
  • Akash is a Surface to Air Missile with a range of 25 Kms. The missile was inducted in 2014 in IAF and in 2015 in Indian Army. 
  • After its induction in the Services, interest is shown in Akash missile by many friendly countries during International Exhibitions/Def Expo/Aero India. The Cabinet approval will facilitate Indian manufactures to participate in RFI/RFP issued by various countries.

9. Cabinet approves MoU between India and Bhutan on Cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of the Republic of India and the Royal Government of Bhutan on Cooperation in the peaceful users of outer space signed on November 19, 2020 by both sides at Bangalore/Thimpu and exchanged.

10. Cabinet approves Opening of 3 Indian Missions in Estonia, Paraguay and Dominican Republic
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today approved the opening of 3 Indian Missions in Estonia, Paraguay and Dominican Republic in 2021.
  • The objective of our foreign policy is to build a conducive environment for India’s growth and development through partnerships with friendly countries.

11. Cabinet approves Industrial Corridor nodes at Krishnapatnam and Tumakuru under CBIC
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved proposals of Department of Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT) for construction of various trunk infrastructure components.

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