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Major News and Events of 01 July 2017

What Happened on 01 July 2017


GST comes into force after mid-night launch

According to reports, Goods and Service Tax' (GST), India's biggest tax reform since independence, came into force last night. This brings the entire country under single taxation system. GST was launched by President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a special function in Central Hall of Parliament.

$500,000 contribution by India to UN Peacebuilding Fund

According to reports, India has contributed five lakh US Dollars to the UN Peace Building Fund. India has been a Member of the Peace Building Commission since its inception in December 2005 and has so far contributed five million US Dollars to the Peace building Fund. The fresh contribution of five lakh US Dollars to the fund will be effected over the coming days.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
How many states are there in India? There are 29 states and 7 union territories in India. The states have their own government while the union territories are governed by the central government. The states are namely, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar,… Read More...
Which cities in India have the metro railway system? The Metro railway system and service are operational in 10 cities in India. These are Kolkata, Delhi, Bengaluru, Gurugram, Mumbai, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi, Hyderabad, and Lucknow. The Kolkata Metro rail is the… Read More...
Which states in India have less population than Delhi? Delhi has a population of approximately 18.6 million people, as per the latest census. Delhi's area is much less as compared to many states and Union territories in India. But in… Read More...