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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Aaykar Diwas

Why 24th July?

  • On 24th July 1860, Income Tax was introduced for the first time in India by Sir James Wilson to compensate for the losses incurred by the British regime during the first war of independence against British Rule.
The CBDT will also launch a “Kardaata e-Sahyog Abhiyaan” to assist and support taxpayers and other stakeholders in enabling them to e-file their returns and discharge other tax related obligations.
source: PIB

JATAN- software for Digitization of Archaeological Museum:
Human Centres Design and Computing Group has developed JATAN: Virtual Museum software which is used for creating the digital collections in various museums and digital archival tools that are used in background for managing the National Portal and Digital Repository for Indian Museums.

Chrysomallon squamiferum:
What is it? It is a scaly- foot snail found at only three spots in the Indian Ocean.
Why in News? It has become the first species to be officially declared threatened due to deep-sea mining.
Key facts:
  • Chrysomallon squamiferum is found at three hydrothermal vents in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar.
  • It was added by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to its updated Red List of Endangered Species on July 18, 2019.

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