SEBI eases preferential issue pricing norms for companies and amends open offer rule

The Securities and Exchange Board of India on 25th June 2020 decided to relax the pricing methodology for preferential issuance of shares and has revised various regulations like SEBI (Prohibition of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015, The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) Regulations, 2011, Securities and Exchange Board of India (Settlement Proceedings)(Amendment) Regulations, 2020.

RBI directs banks and NBFCs to disclose digital lending agent upfront

The Reserve Bank of India vide its notification dated 24th June 202 has directed banks, NBFCs and digital lending platforms to disclose full information upfront on their websites to customers and adhere to the Fair Practices Code guidelines while providing services through digital intermediaries.

Ministry of Finance notifies Odisha and Jharkhand real estate regulatory authority as a ‘class of authority’ for income tax relaxations

Odisha and Jharkhand Real Estate Regulatory Authority declared as a ‘class of Authority’ in respect of the following specified income arising to that Authority, namely, Amount received as Grant-in-aid or loan/advance from Government, Fee/penalty received from builders/developers, agents or any other stakeholders as per the provisions of the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016.

Central Goods and Services Tax (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2020

Central Goods and Services Tax (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2020 has extended the date for filing application for revocation of cancellation of registration for those registered persons who were served notice under Section 29. The period of 30 days for filing application shall be calculated excluding the period till 30 August 2020.