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News Analysis News no.1 Context: The Supreme Court said the Multi-Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA) investigation into the “larger conspiracy” behind Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination in 1991 need not deter the Tamil Nadu Governor from deciding the plea for pardon of convicts like A.G. Perarivalan, who have been serving their sentence in jail for over two decades.
News Analysis News no.1 Context: The government proposes to slowly phase out the hike in Customs duties levied earlier for protection of domestic manufacturing. High, arbitrary Customs duty rates breed inefficiencies and there is a need to have “judicious use” of Customs duty, Finance Secretary Ajay Bhushan Pandey said. Topic in syllabus: Prelims – Economy
News Analysis Context: GST cess will stay says finance panel chief N.K.Singh – It will continue till States’ dues are paid Prelims facts (Economy, Polity) What is GST? Goods and Services Tax is an indirect tax used in India on the supply of goods and services. It is a destination-based tax. What are states’ dues