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Daily Current Affairs – 01 July 2017

At stroke of midnight, India gets a ‘Goods and Services Tax’ A buzzer sound at midnight in Parliament’s central hall marked the switchover to the Goods and Services Tax (GST). July 1 to be observed as GST Day. GST is India’s most ambitious indirect tax reform plan. It…
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Daily Current Affairs – 30 June 2017

GSAT-17, Heaviest satellite of ISRO launched India’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-17 was inducted into the INSAT/GSAT system on June 29, 2017 from Kourou, French Guiana by Ariane-5 VA-238. Weighing 3477 kg at lift-off, GSAT-17 carries Payloads in Normal C-band, Extended C-band and S-band to provide various communication services….
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Daily Current Affairs – 29 June 2017

Govt. unveils new hydrocarbon policy A new oil and gas block licensing policy introduced on 28th June that is expected to open up 2.8 million square kilometres of sedimentary basins to exploration and production activities. The OALP, a part of the government’s Hydrocarbon Exploration and Licensing Policy (HELP),…
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Daily Current Affairs – 28 June 2017

Kaushik Basu takes over as president of International Economic Association Former chief economic advisor Kaushik Basu has taken over as president of the International Economic Association (IEA). He will hold the office for a term of three years. Basu has also served as senior vice-president and chief economist…
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Daily Current Affairs – 27 June 2017

Cabinet to consider proposal for outright sale of Air India The Union Cabinet will soon decide the fate of the state-owned carrier Air India by deliberating on three options to divest the government’s majority stake and consider the creation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to get rid…
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Daily Current Affairs – 26 June 2017

India-Portugal International StartUp Hub Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Costa launched a unique startup Portal – the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) in Lisbon. This is a platform initiated by Startup India and supported by Commerce & Industry Ministry and Startup Portugal to create a mutually supportive…
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Daily Current Affairs – 25 June 2017

Taj Palace gets Trademark India’s Trade Mark Registry has assigned an image trademark to Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace hotel. This makes it the first structure in India to get such a trademark registration. The trademark means that no one or no organization can make commercial use of images…
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Daily Current Affairs – 24 June 2017

30 more cities added in Smart Cities Mission Thirty more cities from across the country have been added to the Smart Cities Mission, with a proposed investment of Rs.57,393 crore in various projects under the scheme. The total number of cities rises to 90. Smart Cities Mission is…
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