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Major News and Events of 12 August 2016

What Happened on 12 August 2016


Ban on Registration of Diesel Cars Over 2000 cc Lifted by SC

The registration of diesel cars with more than 2000 cc in Delhi and NCR which was banned earlier, has been lifted by the Supreme Court of India. As noted by the apex court, a 1% of cess on ex-showroom price will be charged as green cess on all those vehicles. The cess may also be passed on to the buyers.

Assam, First State to Pass GST Bill

The northeastern state of Assam made itself the first state that passed the Constitution Amendment Bill on GST on Friday. Though other parties like Congress and AIUDF MLAs supported the bill, but there were discussions in the Assembly to evaluate the impact of GST on the state and its people. However, the Speaker turned them down.




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...