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Daily News Digest:22 January 2020

India, Brazil to sign Strategic Action Plan

According to an analysis by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) states a total of 12,313 electoral bonds which is worth Rs 6128.72 crore were sold since its inception of the scheme. Out of these, 12,173 bonds, worth Rs 6108.47 crore, were redeemed by political parties within the validity period.

Start Up India in Republic Parade

The commerce and industry ministry on 21st January 2020 stated that it would showcase a tableau on Startup India. This aims to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the country, at the Republic Day Parade.

This would be with the theme 'Startups: Reach for the Sky'.

The Carbon Disclosure Project's annual report on carbon reduction activities

According to the annual Carbon Disclosure Project 2019 report, India secured a 5th spot. This was published by the Global non-profit organization. In this annual report, the United States of America secured the top spot followed by Japan, the United Kingdom and France.

Carbon Disclosure Project is an initiative of the Global Reporting Initiative, which aims at measuring the carbon reduction activities which are undertaken by different companies and firms operating in various countries across the globe.

SC asks Parliament to review powers of Lok Sabha Speakers

The Supreme Court on 21st January 2020 urged that the Parliament should set up an independent tribunal to decide disqualification petitions within reasonable time to the anti-defection law instead of leaving it to Speakers who continue to remain political party members either de jure or de facto.

Three capitals for Andhra Pradesh- its logic and questions

CM of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy’s cabinet on 20th January 2020 approved a proposal to have three capitals for the state. The government has proposed to preserve Amaravati as the legislative capital and making Visakhapatnam the home for executive and Kurnool as the judicial capital. 

Direct tax collections fall 5% till Jan 15

The direct tax collections till January 15 stood at Rs 7.3 lakh crore, down 5.2 per cent from the year-ago period. There is no precedent of a contraction indirect tax growth at least in recent history. Personal income tax collection grew 6.5% till January 15, as against 23.3% budgeted. The corporate tax rate was slashed to 22% from 30 per cent earlier for regular firms, while it was cut to 15% from 25 per cent for new manufacturing units.

India, Brazil to sign Strategic Action Plan

India and Brazil are looking to conclude 20 pacts across defence, agriculture, energy, healthcare and minerals during President Jair Bolsonaro's India trip for the Republic Day amid Delhi's plan to gain a significant foothold in the resource-rich Latin America. Brazil is among the top 10 oil producers in the world.

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