Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exam 2017

Dear Students, only 33 days are left for SSC CGL Exam 2017. In GA section of Tier-I Exam questions are asked from current affairs as well. So, We’ve decided to provide “CURRENT AFFAIRS” of last one year. These notes will help you in GS/GK section a lot. We wish you all the very best for your upcoming exam.

Everything you need to know about GST rates declared so far 

i. The nine rules finalized by the council pertain to composition, valuation, transition, input tax credit, invoice, payment, refund, registration and return.
ii. The government categorized 1211 items under various tax slabs. Here is a lowdown on the tax slab these items would attract-:

No tax

No tax will be imposed on items like fresh meat, fish chicken, eggs, milk, buttermilk, curd, natural honey, fresh fruits and vegetables, flour, besan, bread, salt, stamps, judicial papers, printed books, newspapers, bangles, handloom etc.

5%

Items such as fish fillet, cream, skimmed milk powder, branded paneer, frozen vegetables, coffee, tea, spices, pizza bread, rusk, sabudana, kerosene, coal, medicines, stent, lifeboats will attract tax of 5 %.

12%

Frozen meat products , butter, cheese, ghee, dry fruits in packaged form, animal fat, sausage, fruit juices, namkeen, Ayurvedic medicines, tooth powder, colouring books, picture books, umbrella, sewing machine, and cellphones will be under 12 % tax slab.

18%

Most items are under this tax slab which includes flavored refined sugar, pasta, cornflakes, pastries and cakes, preserved vegetables, jams, sauces, soups, ice cream, instant food mixes, mineral water, notebooks, steel products, printed circuits, camera, speakers and monitors.

28%

Chewing gum, molasses, chocolate not containing cocoa, waffles and wafers coated with choclate, pan masala, aerated water, paint, deodorants, shaving creams, hair shampoo, dye, sunscreen, wallpaper, ceramic tiles, water heater, dishwasher, weighing machine, washing machine, ATM, vending machines, automobiles, motorcycles, aircraft for personal use, and yachts will attract 28 % tax the highest under GST system.

Mohammad Anas Breaks 400m National Record; Qualifies For World C’ships

i. Kerala quartermiler Mohammad Anas smashed the national record in men’s 400m race on route to winning a gold medal at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet in New Delhi.
ii. He also qualified for the World Championships to be held in London in August.

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