Current Affairs Today October 20-2017

Current affairs today October 20-2017 presenting all updates. Aim of our current affairs section is to help you to get high marks in competitive exams you are going to attempt.

GST Network (GSTN) introduced offline excel-based tool for filing initial GSTR- 3B Returns

GST Network (GSTN) has introduced an offline excel-based tool for filing initial GSTR- 3B returns by the businesses. The offline utility can be downloaded from GSTN portal under the downloads section of the website.

After downloading users have to fill the details and then again has to upload the file on the GST Portal. Then the taxpayer has to preview the form, complete formalities like submit, offset the liability and file their GSTR-3B Return using digital signature or electronic verification code.

New Tourism policy Launched by Assam government

Assam government has rolled out its ambitious Tourism policy by declaring the sector an industry with an aim to increase tourist inflow by at least two to three times within next five years.

The ‘Tourism Policy of Assam 2017’ will be effective from January 2018 to December 2022 under which special emphasis will be given to preparing the state a favourable destination for film making. Plan to offer various incentives to producers is also included in Tourism Policy of Assam 2017. Read more below:

Assam government New Tourism Policy

Rs 16,000-crore Navi Mumbai International Airport project a step closer towards reality after the approval by PMIC

After eight months of recieving top bid by GVK for building Navi Mumbai International Airport, Project Management and Implementation Committee (PMIC) given its approval finally to the project. It was chief secretary of the PMIC who was heading the committee.

Now the proposal will be forwarded to state cabinet by the end of this month for final approval which is said to be just a formality as the main concern was the approval from the PMIC.

IBSA Trust Fund Agreement Signed Between India, Brazil and South Africa

An IBSA Trust Fund Agreement was signed between India, Brazil and South Africa to overcome poverty in the developing countries. From India IBSA Trust Fund Agreement was signed by VK Singh- Minister of State for External Affairs at 8th IBSA trilateral Ministerial Commission Meeting held in Durban.

VK Singh also had a meeting with Brazil’s Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes Ferreira and South African Foreign Minister Maite Emily Nkoana-Mashabane, on the margins of the conclave.

Environmental scientist Hans Joachim Schellnhuber receives Blue Planet Prize

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber – Environmental scientist got Blue Planet Prize, which is one of the most prestigious award of the world in the field of environmental science. The prize along with prize money of 50 million yen was given to Schellnhuber by Asahi Glass Foundation in the presence of Japan’s Imperial Prince and Princess.

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India With 2.5 million pollution-linked deaths tops list : Study

As per the new study by reputed medical journal The , India is at top in terms of pollution related deaths for the year 2015 with total 2.5 million premature deaths because of diseases caused by polluted air, water and other forms of pollution. This amount 28% of the total estimated 9 million pollution-linked deaths worldwide in 2015 as per the study.

India is also at top for deaths related to polluted air (1.81 million) and water (0.64 million),0.17 million to industrial exposure and 95,000 were related to pollution caused by Lead. As per the study most of the pollution-linked deaths(92%) were happened in low and middle income countries such as India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Kenya. The industrialization at the large scale is one major reason behind this……. Continue Reading


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