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A $13 bn pill to ease Covid pain of India's small businesses?

Last month, India outlined a Rs-1.7L-cr stimulus plan to give relief to millions of poor hit by the lockdown.

Goods and Services Network

09 April, 2020, 03:03 AM IST



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  • COAI's appeal to public comes at a time when data usage has surged nearly 30 per cent over the last few days in the wake of lockdowns, work-from-home and social distancing measures adopted to contain the spread of coronavirus. Modi on Tuesday announced a complete lockdown for 21 days in an unprecedented move to halt the spread of the pandemic.

    The digital services also decided to lower the bitrates to 480p, which will put less stress on telecom networks as India goes under 21-day lockdown and people are confined to their homes. This has caused an unprecedented surge in mobile internet consumption.

    The app is first of its kind service from Discovery globally, where ‘Discovery Plus’ will have aggregated and curated content across 40+ genres.

    The company said they employ AI, automation and predictive analytics to address the complex reality faced by communications service providers: exponential data growth and the continuous introduction of new technologies such as 5G, digital transformation, and scattered information sources and insights.

    Infectious diseases need help to spread their misery: humans meeting humans, in person. In the past decade or so, leading investigators have begun to incorporate social networks into their models, trying to identify and analyze patterns of individual behavior that amplify or mute potential pandemics.

    About 91.3% of eligible taxpayers with over Rs 2-crore turnover or about 9.11 lakh, had filed their annual goods and services tax (GST) returns for 2017-18 by February 12, while 92.3% or 8.42 lakh of the eligible base had filed their reconciliation statements.

    The state government has exempted the film from the State Goods and Services Tax.

    The Goods and Services Tax Network (GSTN) has set up a consultation committee to provide feedback on new functionalities in the GST system.

    It is vital for India to swiftly enact the law on data protection, given the kind of data sharing that has been envisaged in the PSBN.

    Private ambulance service providers – the first responders in any medical emergency – are in a quandary with the sudden spurt in call volumes (for booking trips) over the past one week. This, according to many, is on account of limited public transport options post the nation-wide lockdown.

    The availability of essential goods in offline stores and on online platforms showed a marked improvement in the two days that ended April 6, according to an ongoing survey by community platform LocalCircles.

    The stock quoted a 52-week high of Rs 390.0 and a 52-week low of Rs 72.4.

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