Morning Current Affairs: 4 September 2017
With this amendment, taxation on luxury, SUV, and other vehicles would be brought at par with that prevailing pre-GST rollout.
India wins five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, 5-0
India on 3 September 2017 whitewashed host Sri Lanka 5-nil in the One Day International cricket series. In the fifth and the final match at Colombo, the Indian team defeated the host by six-wickets.
By winning all games, India became the first visiting country to inflict a 5-0 defeat on Sri Lanka.
Skipper Virat Kohli made unbeaten 110. The stage was set by Kohli and Manish Pandey who scored 36 with a 99- run stand for the third wicket. Kohli got able support from Kedar Jadhav who made 63. Their partnership added 109 runs for the fourth wicket.
Chhattisgarh: ‘Ye India ka time hai’ event organized at NIT Raipur
National Institute of Technology (NIT), Raipur, on 3 September 2017 organised an event named ‘Ye India ka time hai’. The event was held as per the directives of HRD ministry to mark India's 70 years of independence and 75 years of the Quit India movement.
On the occasion of ‘Ye India ka time hai event’, students of NIT Raipur participated in a brainstorming session on 'New India Manthan' and discussed their views on ‘what kind of India do they imagine for the year 2022’.
Union Government notifies hike in GST cess on range of cars from mid to large ones to 25%
The government has notified hike in GST cess on a range of cars from mid-size to the hybrid variant to luxury ones to a maximum of 25 per cent. Earlier the cess was 15 per cent. It has come into force with effect from 2 September 2017, which is the date of official gazette notification.
The decision has taken after the President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Ordinance, 2017, which was last week approved by the Union Cabinet and sent to the President for his approval.