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Today’s Important News Articles 19th May 2017 by IASToppers

GST Council sets rates for most commodities; India’s first uterine transplant; Trade ties with African nations; Rail fencing project at Walayar; Fish medicine; ISRO gets Indira Gandhi Prize for 2014; Victoria Memorial on Google Arts & Culture; Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017; Blood-forming stem cells
By IT's Selection Team
May 19, 2017

Contents

  • India’s first uterine transplant begins
  • GST Council sets rates for most commodities
  • India aims to boost trade ties with African nations
  • Rail fencing project at Walayar yet to come up
  • Time for fish medicine
  • ISRO gets Indira Gandhi Prize for 2014
  • Now, Victoria Memorial on Google Arts & Culture
  • New Bill to deter offenders’ escape
  • Scientists bring ‘limitless’ blood supply closer to reality

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India’s first uterine transplant begins

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Team of doctors in Pune conducts procedure on woman from Solapur

 

GST Council sets rates for most commodities

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GST Council agreed on the fitment of almost all commodities in the various tax slabs under the new indirect regime to be rolled out on July 1.

 

India aims to boost trade ties with African nations

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African Development Bank meet to be held in Gujarat

 

Rail fencing project at Walayar yet to come up

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₹8-crore project is to save elephants crossing rail tracks

 

Time for fish medicine

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Annual ritual will be held in Hyderabad on June 8

 

ISRO gets Indira Gandhi Prize for 2014

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Awarded the prize in recognition of its path-breaking achievements, culminating in the Mars Orbiter Mission and its contributions in strengthening international cooperation.

 

Now, Victoria Memorial on Google Arts & Culture

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Three exhibitions go live on International Museum Day

 

New Bill to deter offenders’ escape

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Govt. has invited views from public on Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, 2017

 

Scientists bring ‘limitless’ blood supply closer to reality

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For the first time, scientists have generated blood-forming stem cells in the lab, an advance that brings them “tantalisingly close” to create a limitless supply of human blood.

 

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