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Major News and Events of 13 April 2017

What Happened on 13 April 2017


GST Bill Cleared by President Pranab Mukherjee

As per reports, after Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill was passed by both the House of Parliament during the budget session, President Pranab Mukherjee cleared it on Thursday.

The bill is expected to be rolled out on 1 July. Except for TMC, the Bill was passed by unanimous consensus of the parties in the parliament.

Yogi Adityanath Bans Reservation in Private Medical Colleges

As per reports, Yogi Adityanath government has announced to ban reservations in private medical as well as dental colleges in Uttar Pradesh. An order has already been passed to do away with quotas for Scheduled Castes (SC) , Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) candidates.

The other initiatives taken by the Uttar Pradesh chief minister is of introducing English from Nursery, Yoga and self-defence programme in schools and making a foreign language compulsory in schools.




FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which Indian state is the largest producer of coffee?Karnataka state is the largest producer of coffee in India. The state contributed about 70% of the total production of coffee in India during 2016-17 with 2.33 lakh MT coffee production. The main variety of coffee grown in Karnataka is Robusta, but the state also… Read More...
Which is the longest National Highway in India?Previously known as National Highway 7, National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest-running National Highway in India. It is 3,745 km long and covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP. It starts from Srinagar in the north and ends in Kanyakumari in the south. NH-44… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of silk?Karnataka is the largest producer of silk in India. The state produces an average of around 8,200 metric tonnes of silk every year, which is about one-third of the total silk production in India. Up to November 2017, Karnataka has produced 5,962 metric tonnes of… Read More...



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