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India

India introduces new rights for transgender people

On 25 November 2019, the Indian parliament passed the Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act (the “Act”) to end discrimination against transgender people in accessing employment, education, healthcare, welfare and housing. The Act was given presidential assent on 5 December […]

India

India further increases the standard deduction

The Indian government passed the 2019 interim tax budget, which increased the standard deduction limit from INR 40,000 to INR 50,000. The change took effect on 1 April 2019. The standard deduction was initially introduced in the 2018 tax budget […]