News in Infographics: Delayed IPO plans, new tax rules, paternity leaves, & more – Business Today


If 2021 was a breakthrough year for India’s new-age tech companies in terms of listing on stock exchanges, the startups are going easy on their plans to go public this year. At least three big startups including Delhivery, Mobikwik and Pharmeasy which have already received Securities Exchange Board of India nod for the IPOs have not gone ahead with the listing although, sources say that the listings have not been cancelled.
Read more: As markets turn jittery, so do start-ups and their plans to go public; here’s why

The new financial year is set to bring a slew of changes in income tax rules. It is better to be prepared in advance so that you can plan your savings as well as spending, accordingly. Here are the key tax provisions that become applicable from April 1,2022.
Read more: New tax rules to kick in from April 1, 2022; here’s all you need to know

Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal and former Indian captain Virat Kohli might have made headlines for taking paternity leaves, but that also underscored the importance of normalising paternity leaves. Even so, gradually there’s a change emerging, as found by JobsForHer, India’s largest platform to accelerate women’s careers.
Read more: Paternity leave in India: 57% large firms offer 2 weeks; start-ups lagging behind

Pharmaceutical firm OctaPharma Plasma, based out of the US, has announced that it has teamed up with Swan Bitcoin and Spade Payment Solutions to enable Bitcoin reimbursement for plasma donations. According to a release, the firm announced that they would pay plasma donors $100 in Bitcoin for donating plasma. The pilot has been launched at 32 locations.
Read more: Earn up to $10,000 in Bitcoin via blood donations; here’s how

Hollywood actor Bruce Willis, known for his films like Pulp Fiction and the Die Hard franchise, will retire from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, a disease that hampered his cognitive abilities, according to his family.
Read more: What is Aphasia, brain disorder that Bruce Willis is diagnosed with?

Assam and most of the Union Territories (UTs) reported no fresh COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, as per data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday morning.
Read more: Pandemic over? Assam, most UTs report zero fresh COVID-19 infection in past 24 hours
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