Issues with the air pollution control measures in India

GS Paper 3  Syllabus: Environmental Pollution    Source: DTE  Context: According to a CSE analysis, air pollution impacts villages and cities almost equally but pollution control measures target only urban India.   Findings of the analysis: Particulate matter (PM) 5 is an extremely potent air pollutant that can penetrate deep into the lungs and trigger …

Tax on online gaming: What the GST Council’s decision says, its implications

GS Paper 3 Syllabus: Issues related to the Indian economy   Source: IE    Context: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, in its 50th meeting, decided to levy a uniform 28% tax on full face value for online gaming, casinos and horse racing.   Decision to levy 28% uniform tax on online gaming: Earlier, …