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No PAN card required for jewellery purchase of over Rs 50,000
Any kind of jewellery purchases whose worth is over Rs 50,000 will not require the income tax permanent account number (PAN) to be provided after the government has reversed an earlier notification, providing a big festive cheer for the sector and potential customers.

Jewellers will also not be required to inform authorities on purchases from their stores of over Rs 50,000 after the government cancelled a notification issued on August 23.
Tencent invests $400 million in Ola for 9.57% stake
Chinese internet conglomerate Tencent has invested $400 million in ride-hailing major Ola in a deal, which will help to take the total capital mobilised by the Bengaluru-based company in the last 12 months to $800 million.

Singapore-based Copper Technology Pte Ltd will take a 9.57% stake in Ola, according to filings with the Registrar of Companies.

Copper Technology is an entity owned by Tencent.

Ola's parent company ANI Technologies Pvt. Ltd has issued shares to Copper Technology for Rs 13,521 a piece.
Tata Sons may soon shut down Tata Teleservices
The Tata Group informed the government that it plans to shut its wireless business, bringing an end to its 21-year-old phone services venture.

Tata Teleservices is the telecom unit of the Tata Group.

This will be one of the first big Tata units to be shut in the group's 149-year-old history. Tata Teleservices, which was set up in 1996 with landline operations, has had a checkered history.

It launched CDMA operations in 2002, then adopted GSM in 2008 and received Rs 14,000 crore of investment from NTT Docomo, which eventually decided to exit the joint venture in 2014.
Despite duty cut, Centre's oil revenue set to rise 13%
The Centre will rake in Rs 2.73 lakh crore from petroleum, oil and lubricants (POL) this year, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has estimated.

And, this is despite the cut in excise duty on petrol and diesel.

The reduction will cost the exchequer around Rs. 13,000 crore during the second half of the financial year but the estimated collections will still be 2.75 times higher than the collections in 2014-15, the first year of NDA rule.

Compared to the last financial year, when the Centre collected Rs 2.42 lakh, crore the increase will be of the order of 13%.
Along with iPhone 8 and 8Plus, Apple launches its flagship device till date - iPhone X
Apple has unveiled the £1,000 iPhone X, the latest generation of its flagship device. The all-glass device has an edge-to-edge display and no home button. It unlocks using facial recognition software and features wireless charging.

Tim Cook also launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, two new phones that have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens. Like the iPhone X, the devices also have an all-glass design and can be charged wirelessly.

In addition to the phones, Apple announced a third generation of its Watch and a 4K Apple TV.
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