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Major News and Events of 10 July 2017

What Happened on 10 July 2017


Ahmedabad gets UNESCO heritage tag

Six hundred year old Ahmedabad city has been declared a heritage city by UNESCO. Ahmedabad is the first city in India to achieve the world heritage status. Ahmedabad has over 2600 heritage sites and twenty ASI protected monuments and sites. The city had figured in UNESCO’s tentative list in 2011. The heritage status is expected to promote tourism to the city of Ahmedabad.

Swayam and Swayam Prabha courses launched by President

According to reports, President Mukherjee launched programmes Swayam and Swayam Prabha for making education more accessible to remotest part of India. President also launched National Academic Depository' where verified educational records would be digitally stored by universities or a board to counter forgery.

Reports suggest that under Swayam, courses would be offered through digital classrooms with online study material available free of cost in videos. Those students who want certification will have to be registered and then offered a certificate on the completion of the course for a nominal fee. 

India, United States, and Japan begin Malabar drills

According to reports, Malabar drill is being held at Chennai port and the three nations participating in the exercise are India, the United States and Japan.Reports state that sea drills will commence from 14 July and will be of four days. Warships, submarines and aircraft carriers are participating in the exercise.

Aircraft, aircraft engines import exempt from GST

According to reports, government is exempting the import of aircraft, aircraft engines and its parts via leasing route from the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).The notification from the Finance Ministry states that airlines will not have to pay GST at the time of import. However, lease rentals will be subject to GST.