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Today’s Important News Articles 20th May 2017 by IASToppers

Latest Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study; GST Council finalises rates for services; GSLV; Kudankulam MoU in final stages; Aadhaar; GST rates on green goods
By IT's Selection Team
May 20, 2017

Contents

  • GST Council finalises rates for services
  • GSLV: too late for changing times
  • Survival of newborns: India ranks lower than Somalia
  • ‘Kudankulam MoU in final stages’
  • June 30 not a ‘deadline’ to get Aadhaar, govt. tells SC
  • ‘GST rates could have aided green goods’

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GST Council finalises rates for services

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GST Council finalised tax rates for all services, except lottery, under the new indirect tax regime to be rolled out from July 1. Those services already exempted from tax, such as healthcare and education, will continue to enjoy the concession.

 

GSLV: too late for changing times

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‘It may be ISRO’s short-lived rocket, not its primary satellite vehicle as planned’

 

Survival of newborns: India ranks lower than Somalia

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India falls 11 places, holds 154th position in Global Burden of Disease rankings

 

‘Kudankulam MoU in final stages’

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Process for units five and six is at the stage of internal approval, says MEA

 

June 30 not a ‘deadline’ to get Aadhaar, govt. tells SC

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Court defers petition to June 27 for omnibus hearing

 

‘GST rates could have aided green goods’

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A rate of 18% has been set for commercial LPG, which is a low-emission auto fuel

 

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