int’l Nurse Day: HP Guv honours nurses
Shimla: On the occasion of International Nurses Day, Himachal Governor Bandaru Dattatraya honoured nurses at Raj Bhavan. He said, efforts and dedication put forward by nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic are impeccable. The nurses have risked their own life to save the lives of others. He said it is important to salute the contribution of nurses on the International Nurses Day on May 12 and added that the year 2020 was being also celebrated as the 'International Nurses Year'. Remembering the dedication of Florence Nightingale, the Governor expressed gratitude towards all Corona warriors associated with this profession.
FICCI raises GST issue during COVID-19
Chandigarh: FICCI organized an online panel session with Sanjay Malhotra, Practicing Company Secretary and Baljit Singh Khara, IRS, Assistant Director- NACIN. The session was organised to enabling industry a platform to raise issues pertaining to Goods & Services Tax (GST) and discuss developments during COVID-19. GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B return due date, extension of certain compliances and actions, interest rate applicability, GST rates on job work, declaration for composition scheme were some of the topics that were simplified before Malhotra went over industry issues and explained the intricacies one at a time. GB Singh, Regional Head-FICCI pointed out GST refund as a critical concern for industry and shared that a number of requests were submitted to FICCI, especially by MSME, for taking the matter with Government authorities for resolution.
COVID impacts beauty industry
Chandigarh: The Tricity Salon & Spa Association, which has as its members’ 500 salons and spas spread across tricity, is worried about major financial losses of salon, spa and beauty industry which employs about 10000 professionals. Guneet Swani, Founder of Stylush Salon & Academy & a member of the association’s core committee says, “The association through its 10 core committee members has taken up the matter of business losses and other issues with the different administrations of tricity, by writing to Advisor to Administrator, Chandigarh (UT), DC Chandigarh, DC Panchkula and DC Mohali. The missive has also been sent out to all MPs’ of tricity. We request the administrations to issue clear guidelines regarding the industry and allow salons and spas to start operations at the earliest. The reason: thousands will be rendered jobless and many outlets will permanently shut down, as it is becoming difficult for them to survive due to fixed costs like heavy rentals .etc".
Nursing week celebrated at PGIMER
Chandigarh: An inaugural function of International Nursing week was held on the occasion of 200th birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale by National Institute of Nursing Education(NINE) PGIMER. The first time ever WHO has designated this year as year of Nurse and Midwife. Prof. AK Gupta Sub Dean(Academic), Medical Superintendent cum HOD Hospital Administration elaborated upon contribution of Florence Nightingale in nursing and encouraged the participants to work hard to uplift the profession to greater heights. He thanked the nursing staff for the support and hard work during the pandemic of COVID 19.
Edu must reach to the last student: PU VC
Chandigarh: The national webinar organized by Baba Balraj Panjab University Constituent College, Balachaur on the topic entitled ‘Challenges of Online Education in Rural Areas’ was inaugurated and presided over by Prof Raj Kumar, Vice Chancellor, Punjab University. He highlighted the significance and viability of the topic in the time of this crisis and held that the emerged situation has posed a challenge for the faculty and the students particularly in the rural areas where the students do not have easy access to or have limited knowledge of such mode. He emphasized that outcome of this webinar should be published in firm of a book consisting of the challenges and suggestions deliberated in the webinar which will be of a great significance for the policy makers in future. In this webinar, 170 scholars from around 12 states and 26 institutions participated.
Edu min presents cheque to Haryana CM
Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal was presented with cheques amounting to Rs 17,55,200 by the Education Minister Kanwar Pal for Haryana Corona Relief Fund in Chandigarh on Tuesday.