Armed Forces Tribunal Sitting In City
A sitting of Armed Forces Tribunal, Regional Bench, Kochi, will be held at Parachute Regimental Training Centre (PRTC), near Doordarshan Kendra, JC Nagar, in the city from Monday to Wednesday. Litigants from Karnataka can benefit from it, a release said. Armed Forces Tribunal has been set up under the provisions of Armed Forces Tribunal Act, 2007, for the adjudication or trial of disputes and conditions of service in respect of persons subject to Army, Navy and Air Force Acts and also to provide for appeals arising from orders, findings or sentences of Court Martial held under these Acts. Retired persons or their dependents and heirs can also approach this Tribunal, the statement added.
Role of accountants in implementing GST
Upender Gupta, commissioner GST (Goods and Services Act), CBEC, New Delhi, on Friday emphasised the role of CAs in the implementation of the GST regime. He said the GST Act should not be just considered a Taxation Statute but a reform statute. He was addressing delegates consisting of chartered accountants and business executives involved in real estate industry at an event held at ICAI Bhavan in the city.
Meet on Technology for Business Competitiveness
The sixth international conference on ‘Managing Business Competitiveness through Technology, Innovation and Big Data’ was held on December 17 and 18 at the Acharya Bangalore B School. Sreenath G, principal evangelist, CTO Labs, TCS delivered the keynote address. He highlighted the importance of digital customers, innovation management, innovation life cycle, internal social network, co-innovation technology, HR re-imagination, gamification, collaboration ecosystem, human cloud analytics and the programming of analytics. MN Vidhyashankar, president, India Electronics & IESA, was the chief guest for the inaugural session. He emphasised on the importance of “Make in India” and said that educational institutions should encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of students. Professor R Natarajan, former Director of IIT Chennai, highlighted the importance of Gandhian innovation.
School fest culminates with dances and songs
The seventh edition of ‘VIBGYOR Viva’ closed with a grand finale on Saturday. The event saw students from across the nation showcasing their varied talents. The chief guest this year was the Law Minister D V Sadananda Gowda. Various popular faces from the entertainment industry were also present. Sixty one finalists aged between 10 - 18 years were selected from around 1,700 students from more than 650 schools across six cities - Mumbai, Vadodara, Lucknow, Pune, Kolhapur and Bengaluru. These finalists did performances across four categories - Viva Nova (Personality Contest), Swing n Swirl (Solo Dance), Swing n Swirl (Group Dance) and Voice of Viva (Solo Singing).