Tuesday, 9 August 2016

GST is a Great Step by Team India :PM in Lok Sabha

PM describes the imminent passage of GST as a victory for Indian Democracy 
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today described the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as a “Great Step by Team India,” a “Great Step Towards Transformation,” and a “Great Step Towards Transparency.”
He was intervening during the debate in the Lok Sabha on the GST Bill.
The Prime Minister noted the date – 8th August – and recalled that in 1942, on this very day Mahatma Gandhi had given the call for the Quit India Movement. He said that today, the country would begin its march towards freedom from tax terrorism.
He described the imminent passage of the Bill as a victory not for any political party, but for Indian democracy.
Recalling the discussions and parleys on the Goods and Services Tax, the Prime Minister said that he had invited both Ms. Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to discuss the same. He noted that one of them was a Lok Sabha MP and the other was a Rajya Sabha MP.
The Prime Minister said that the consensus over GST is proving that Rashtraneeti is above Rajneeti (national issues are above politics) in India.
He described the GST as one more pearl in the necklace of Ek Bharat – much on the lines of the Railways, the All India Services, and visions such as Bharat Net and Sagarmala.
With GST, we intend to bring uniformity in taxation, said the Prime Minister, adding that the consumer would be supreme in the new dispensation. The Prime Minister mentioned the judicious use of man, money, machine, material and minutes (time) as an important principle of sound economic policy, and said GST would aid in achieving this.
The Prime Minister said GST would also help bring in real time data, as its strength was in technology. He said most of the things that can impact consumer inflation have been kept out of the ambit of GST. He said GST would help reduce corruption in collection, as well as the cost of collection.
The Prime Minister asserted that small businesses will also gain tremendously from GST, and will feel more secure with GST.
The Prime Minister said that the Government is focusing on economic and educational empowerment of the poor, so that we can mitigate poverty. 

India at RIO Olympics 2016

Final Results Summary :August 8, 2016 *
ABHINAV BINDRA:  finished 4TH in 10m Men’s Air Rifle.
In the final, he went as high as second at one point, but with four shooters left, he went into a shoot-off to stay in the final. He lost the shoot-off and ended fourth in is fifth Olympics. Bindra is the only Indian to have an individual gold medal at the Olympics.
Earlier Bindra had a great finish to finish seventh and reach the final.
Gagan Narang, bronze medallist in 2012, finished 23rd and failed to reach the final.
GAGAN NARANG: 23rd in 10m Men’s Air Rifle; failed to make final.
MANAVJIT SANDHU: Shot 23-23-22 on first day; He shot 25-22 on second day to finish 16th and failed to reach the final.
KYNAN CHENAI: Shot 22-23-22 on first Day; Shot 24-23 on second Day to finish 19th, and failed to reach the final.
LAXMI RANI MAJHI – Lost to Alexandra Longova (Slovakia) 1-7
Indian Team lost narrowly 1-2 to Germany in their second match in Pool B.
·         Niklas Wellen scored for Germany in 18th minute;
·         Rupinder Pal Singh scored off a Penalty corner for India in the same quarter in 23rd minute to make it 1-1.
·         Christopher Ruhr scored with three seconds left in the match in the 60th minute to make it 2-1 for Germany.
This was India’s second match. They beat Ireland in the first match.
India lost to Great Britain 0-3 in their second pool match. This was their first loss after a 2-2 draw with Japan in the first pool match.
SHIVANI KATARIYA – came second in her heats in 2:09.30s in the 200 women’s fresstyle but failed to make the semi-finals. The 16 best timings from six heats qualified for the semi-finals.
SAJAN PRAKASH – finished fourth in his Heat in 1:59.37 in 200m butterfly and failed to make the semi-finals.
*source D/o Sports, MYAS

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