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Entertainment, cable, DTH to attract lower taxes under GST

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Cable TV and Direct-To-Home (DTH) services will attract 18 per cent GST.

Paytm launches Payments Bank

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With this launch, there are now three payments bank operational in the country, the other two being Airtel Payments Bank Ltd and India Post Payments Bank Ltd.

US asks citizens to postpone non-essential travel to Pakistan

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The US Department of State has issued a travel advisory cautioning all its citizens to postpone all their non-essential travel to Pakistan.

NGT demands for data on trees in eco-sensitive zone near Taj Mahal

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The green panel has directed Divisional Commissioner of Agra to provide data on trees planted in Agra’s eco-sensitive zone, located near Taj Mahal.

Union Government launches SEVA mobile app for quick tracking of coal dispatch

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The app will provide complete information of departmental functioning and transparency to the public.

Seventieth World Health Assembly kicks off in Geneva

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The World Health Assembly is the main decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).

ISRO and NASA collaborate to build Earth-imaging satellite NISAR

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The aim of the mission is to observe Earth and establish a pathway for future joint missions for Mars exploration.

PM Narendra Modi calls for creation of Asia-Africa growth corridor for development of Africa

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The meeting focuses on achieving high 5s–strategy that includes which include agriculture, energy, industrialisation, regional connectivity and improved quality of life.

UN releases the First draft of Nuclear Ban Treaty

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The United Nations has released the first draft of its nuclear ban treaty amidst opposition from all the known nuclear-armed states including the United States and India.

US, six Gulf countries sign MoU to curb financing terror organisations

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The MoU was signed during US President Donald Trump's historic visit to Saudi Arabia.

Encourage states to teach Hindi voluntarily: Hindi Advisory Committee

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The recommendations were made during meeting of the Hindi Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, held under the Chairmanship of Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of State for Human Resource Development, in New Delhi.

PM Modi inaugurates series of projects in Gujarat

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At Kandla Port Trust, Modi unveiled plaques to mark the laying of Foundation Stone for the construction of the Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Convention Centre and the development of the 14th and 16th General Cargo Berth.

CBDT signs two Advance Pricing Agreements with Indian taxpayers

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With the signing of these two APAs, the number of APAs signed in Financial Year 2017-18 is now four.

India becomes second largest steel producer in the world

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As per the data, the top producer of the steel of the world in the year 2016 is China.

Modi’s two-day flagship, ‘Start up India Summit’ begins in UAE

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The Start-up India summit was convened in UAE’s capital city, Abu Dhabi to provide a common platform for the Start up eco system in both India and UAE to come together for greater collaborations and interactions.

UK: 19 killed in suspected terror attack following pop concert in Manchester

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Post blast, PM Theresa May suspended her General Election campaign in the wake of the apparent terror attack.

Petroleum Minister co-chairs India OPEC Institutional Dialogue at Vienna

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Pradhan said that OPEC should work towards responsible pricing, which is important for India for socio-economic and developmental reasons.

MP Government has banned Sand Mining in Narmada River

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has ordered an indefinite ban on sand mining in the Narmada until a government-appointed committee submits its report on scientific ways of mining in the river.

India’s Rohan Chakravarty wins WWF International President’s Award

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The wildlife and environment cartoonist was announced as one of the two winners of the award, alongside Indonesian environmental youth champion, Adeline Tiffanie Suwana.

Railway Minister inaugurated free Wi-Fi facility at 28 Railway Stations

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Railway Minister inaugurated free wi-fi facility at 28 railway stations on the Konkan Railway to enable commuters to access important information while waiting for trains.

Harsh Vardhan takes charge of Environment Ministry

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Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan took over the additional charge of Environment Ministry, filling the seat left vacant after the death of Anil Madhav Dave.

NASA names bacterium found on ISS after APJ Abdul Kalam

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Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California discovered the new bacterium on filters installed on the ISS.

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu launches high speed Tejas Express

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The train will operate five days a week during non-monsoon period, and three days a week during monsoon period.

Jacqueline Fernandez wins UK Humanitarian Award

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While, writer Jeffrey Archer was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to various charity organisations over the years.

N'Golo Kante named English Premier League's Player of the Year

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Kante saw off competition from teammates Eden Hazard and Cesar Azpilicueta, Tottenham Hotspur trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen, Everton's Romelu Lukaku, and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to clinch the award.

US President calls for complete isolation of Iran

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Donald Trump has called for a coalition of nations in the Middle East and a complete international isolation of Iran to root out terrorism from the region.

Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan to lift Federation Cup

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After both sides played out a 0-0 draw in regulation time, it took two strikes from Bengaluru FC’s Vineeth to settle the tie.

GST Council fixes 4-tier tax slab for services

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Education, Healthcare and Third Tier Railway Travel will be exempted from GST.

Astronomers create the largest map of Universe ever!

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Astronomers have created the first largest map of the universe, solely using the positions of quasars that are incredibly bright and distant points of light.

India's Prashant Ranganathan wins Intel International Science Award 2017 in US

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Prashant's innovation for fighting against pesticide and getting rid of its side effects through biodegradable use could be of great help for Indian farmers.

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