Five things to watch out for today

| Updated on January 12, 2018 Published on January 16, 2017


GST Council headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is set to meet today. The issue of jurisdiction over assesses will be discussed in the meet as well as the meet will try to reach a finality on the taxation of territorial waters. The previous meet was held on January 04.

World Economic Forum to kickstart at Davos today. Over 100 Indians will be attending the five-day event. The Annual meeting will hold discussions on global economy and need for a responsive and responsible leadership. Union Minister Nitin Gadkar and Nirmala Sitharaman, Niti Aayog’s Arvind Panagariya, Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu, Tata Son’s Chief N Chandrasekaran are some of the prominent guests from India. There will be a special session on India where the panelists will discuss the country’s anti-corruption and tax reform programmes and how inclusive the results can be.

Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year, will begin from today. World number ones Andy Murray, chasing for his first title at Australian Open, and Angelique Kerber are named the top seeds. Roger Federer makes a comeback in the tournament after six months.

The Delhi High Court will hear the plea seeking status report from the Home Affairs Ministry over the BSF jawan food video. Last week, a BSF jawan had posted a video on social media where he alleged that troops were served bad quality food and some had to go on an empty stomach. Later he was transferred to another location.

Prime Minister-led panel will decide on Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)’s director today. The post is lying vacant since December 2 following Anil Sinha’s retirement. Rakesh Asthana is the present interim-director of the agency.

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Published on January 16, 2017
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