Daily Archive: November 7, 2017

Direct Tax Collections for 2017-2018 Grow 15.2% Till October 2017

New Delhi, November 7: The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Tuesday informed that the direct tax collections for the financial year 2017-2018 show growth of 15.2% up to October 2017. Up to September 2017, the direct tax collections for F.Y. 2017-2018 showed growth of 15.8%. The provisional figures of Direct Tax collections up to September, 2017 show that net collections are at Rs. 3.86 lakh crore which is 15.8% higher than the net collections for the corresponding period of last year.

The net direct tax collections represent 39.4% of the total Budget Estimates of Direct Taxes for F.Y. 2017-18 (Rs. 9.8 lakh crore) while the gross collections (before adjusting for refunds) have increased by 10.3% to Rs. 4.66 lakh crore from April to September 2017. Refunds amounting to Rs.79,660 crore have been issued during April to September 2017.

According to a government press release, an amount of Rs. 1.77 lakh crore has been received as Advance Tax up to 30th September, 2017 reflecting a growth of 11.5%over the Advance Tax payments of the corresponding period of last year. The growth in Corporate Income Tax(CIT) Advance Tax is 8.1% and that in Personal Income Tax(PIT) Advance Tax is 30.1%.

केजरीवाल ने दिल्ली की तुलना ‘गैस चैंबर’ से की, सिसोदिया से स्कूल बंद करने का आग्रह किया !

केजरीवाल ने दिल्ली की तुलना ‘गैस चैंबर’ से की, सिसोदिया से स्कूल बंद करने का आग्रह किया !

नई दिल्ली: धुंध की चादर में लिपटी दिल्ली-एनसीआर की हालत पर चिंता जाहिर करते हुए अरविंद केजरीवाल ने कहा कि हम सभी को मिलकर इस समस्या का समाधान खोजना होगा. हर साल इस समय तकरीबन एक महीने तक दिल्ली की हालत ‘गैस चैंबर’ की तरह हो जाती है. इसके साथ ही दिल्ली के मुख्यमंत्री अरविंद केजरीवाल ने शहर में प्रदूषण के बढ़े हुए स्तर को देखते हुए मंगलवार को उप मुख्यमंत्री एवं शिक्षा मंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया से स्कूलों को कुछ दिनों तक बंद रखने पर विचार करने को कहा.
दिल्ली में मंगलवार को वायु प्रदूषण ‘बेहद गंभीर’ स्तर पर पहुंच गया. सुबह में धुंध की बेहद मोटी परत छाई रही और प्रदूषण का स्तर कई बार बर्दाश्त करने लायक स्तरों से ऊपर पहुंचा. केजरीवाल ने ट्वीट कर कहा, ”प्रदूषण के बढ़े स्तर को देखते हुए, मैंने शिक्षा मंत्री मनीष सिसोदिया से स्कूलों को कुछ दिनों तक बंद रखने पर विचार करने का आग्रह किया है.” भारतीय चिकित्साि संघ (आईएमए) ने भी बच्चों की सेहत पर वायु प्रदूषण के खतरनाक प्रभावों को देखते हुए दिल्ली सरकार से अपील की है कि वह स्कूलों में आउटडोर खेलों और ऐसी अन्य गतिविधियों को बंद करवाए!

#Sensex hits new record of 33,853.63; #Nifty rises 34 pts

Mumbai, Nov 7 (PTI) The benchmark BSE Sensex today scaled a new peak of 33,853.63 as its record setting spree continues for a third day on the back of rally in infrastructure, IT, capital goods and banking stocks.

The broader Nifty gained 33.95 points, or 0.32 per cent, to trade at 10,485.75, approaching towards its life-time high of 10,490.45 points (intra-day) touched yesterday.

Fresh inflows by foreign funds and positive global leads also lifted the mood, brokers said.

Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) bought shares worth a net Rs 576.27 crore yesterday, the provisional exchange data showed.

The 30-share Sensex climbed 122.44 points, or 0.36 per cent, to scale a new high of 33,853.63, breaching its previous intra-day record of 33,848.42 hit yesterday.

The gauge had gained 157.97 points in the previous two sessions and closed at record high of 33,731.19 yesterday.

Kejriwal calls Delhi ‘gas chamber’ as air pollution hits severe levels, visibility down to 200m

Pollution levels spiked to severe levels in Delhi with thick haze blanketing the city on Tuesday, reducing visibility drastically and affecting flights and trains, prompting chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to describe the national capital as a “gas chamber”.

The air quality index (AQI) – a measure of the level of pollutants in the air – shot past 400 in many places in Delhi by 9.30 am, the second time since Diwali and potentially signalled the start of Delhi’s notoriously toxic winter.

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) also issued a stern warning on potential health hazards, describing Delhi as a “public health emergency state” and asking authorities to shut schools as a precautionary measure.

Chief minister Kejriwal also said he had requested education minister Manish Sisodia to ‘consider closing schools for a few days’. “Delhi has become a gas chamber. Every year this happens during this part of year. We have to find a solution to crop burning in adjoining states,” Kejriwal tweeted as AQI measurements indicated presence of tiny particulate matter (PM) that can penetrate deep into human lungs and cause severe respiratory problems.

Delhi smog: CISF issues 9,000 masks to jawans on duty

New Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) With the air quality in Delhi getting worse, the CISF today ordered issuance of over 9,000 face masks for its personnel deployed to guard the IGI Airport, the Delhi Metro and other government ministries and installations here.

A senior officer of the paramilitary force said CISF Director General (DG) O P Singh has ordered for the issuance of the masks so that the men and women of the force out in the open, could better combat the severe toxic smog.

“While 2,000 protective face masks are being issued immediately, 7,000 more will be sent to all the units in Delhi in the next few hours,” he said.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), a paramilitary force under the Union home ministry, is tasked to guard the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, the Delhi Metro and a number of government departments and ministries in the national capital region.

A blanket of thick haze enveloped Delhi this morning, as pollution levels breached the permissible standards by multiple times.

The rapid fall in air quality and visibility began last evening itself as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick cover of haze.

By 10 am today, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded ‘severe’ air quality, meaning the intensity of pollution was extreme.

The force had undertaken a similar measure last year too in November when a toxic smog engulfed Delhi.