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Major News and Events of 21 July 2018

What Happened on 21 July 2018

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.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which Indian state is the largest producer of bauxite?The state of Odisha is the largest producer of bauxite in India. India has abundant resources of bauxite and serves as a raw material in the production of aluminium. As per the report of the Ministry of Mines, India stood at the 7th position in… Read More...
Which Indian city is famously known as the "Manchester City of India"?The city of Ahmedabad in the Gujarat state is famously known as the "Manchester City of India". This name was given to this city by a popular textile center in the Manchester of Great Britain, adhering to the striking similarities of Ahmedabad's prospering cotton textile… Read More...
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...

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