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MHA issues an Addendum to the Guidelines regarding Nationwide Lockdown to fight COVID-19 Additional essential Goods and Services included in the Exempt List

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an addendum to the guidelines to all Ministries/Departments issued yesterday (, regarding the Nationwide lockdown to fight Corona Virus. This addendum lays down additional categories of essential goods and services exempted under the Disaster Management Act, with respect to the 21- day lockdown. […]

PFC extends support to fight COVID-19 in Rajasthan

Power Finance Corporation Ltd (PFC), the Central PSU under Union Ministry of Power and leading NBFC in power sector has agreed in principle to provide a financial assistance of Rs. 50,00,000 (Rupees Fifty Lakh only) to Indian Red Cross Society. Under the CSR Initiative, the financial aid provided by PFC […]

Tariff Notification No. 31/2020-CUSTOMS (N.T.)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 14 of the Customs Act, 1962 (52 of 1962), the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, being satisfied that it is necessary and expedient so to do, hereby makes the following amendments in the notification of the Government […]

Explaining cousins

From time to time I’ve noticed fellow bloggers expressing confusion about distant cousins. They will write something like “my second cousin twice removed (whatever that means).” As a professional historian who also assists with genealogical research, I am here to end your confusion. People who share the same mother and/or […]