News for 13-feb(FRIDAY)
1.     Lok Sabha passed the Direct Tax Vivad Se Viswas Bill, 2020. The bill aims to reduce the number of litigation that are associated with direct tax payments. It aims to bring the appeals filed by the Income Tax Department under the act.
2.     Gujarat has topped solar roof top plants across the country. The scheme aimed to cover more than 8 lakh domestic consumers by 2022. It is important for India to reduce its dependence on oil.
3.     Asian Development Bank sanctioned a total of USD 4 million to help developing countries in Asia and Pacific to fight the outbreak of novel corona virus. The main objective of fund allocation is to strengthen immediate response in China, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam.
4.     The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is to set up logistics bases in Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. It will help India to increase the defence exports and to achieve its 5 billion USD defence target.
5.     Six time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) and world no.1 Amit Panghal (52kg) have secured their place to the semifinals of the Asian Qualifiers at the Amman in Jordan.
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