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What Happened on 21 July 2018


21 July 2018 Current Events GST Council to hold meeting in New Delhi today

A meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will be held today in New Delhi. This 28th meeting of the council will be chaired by the Finance Minister Piyush Goyal. During the meeting, the discussions will be held on the reduction of tax rates on items having less revenue implications like sanitary napkins. 


Several parts of Odisha continue to experience heavy rains

Several parts of Odisha will continue to experience heavy rainfall due to the existing low pressure over the Bay of Bengal. During the last 48 hours, 17 people have been found dead as they got struck by lightning. The affected areas are Nabarangpur District, Puri, and Cuttack.The collectors in the state have been instructed by the Special Relief Commissioner to keep the emergency control room open 24*7.


Power Grid, UP Power Corp signs MoU for energy efficiency

A MoU has been signed between the Power Grid Corporation of India and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) for energy efficiency and agricultural demand side management programme. After getting the necessary clearances, Power Grid is thinking of investing about  Rs 2,200 to 2,500 crore in these projects. These two bodies will also discuss the terms and conditions relating to the replacing of the agricultural pumps in the East and South DISCOMs of UP.


GST Council to hold meeting in New Delhi today

A meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council will be held today in New Delhi. This 28th meeting of the council will be chaired by the Finance Minister Piyush Goyal. During the meeting, the discussions will be held on the reduction of tax rates on items having less revenue implications like sanitary napkins. 

Several parts of Odisha continue to experience heavy rains

Several parts of Odisha will continue to experience heavy rainfall due to the existing low pressure over the Bay of Bengal. During the last 48 hours, 17 people have been found dead as they got struck by lightning. The affected areas are Nabarangpur District, Puri, and Cuttack.The collectors in the state have been instructed by the Special Relief Commissioner to keep the emergency control room open 24*7.

Power Grid, UP Power Corp signs MoU for energy efficiency

A MoU has been signed between the Power Grid Corporation of India and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) for energy efficiency and agricultural demand side management programme. After getting the necessary clearances, Power Grid is thinking of investing about  Rs 2,200 to 2,500 crore in these projects. These two bodies will also discuss the terms and conditions relating to the replacing of the agricultural pumps in the East and South DISCOMs of UP.




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