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Assam becomes first state to ratify The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014

The northern east state of Assam became first state in India to ratify The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014. In this regard, the Assam Assembly passed a resolution ratifying The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 with simple majority. The Bill was passed by the Parliament in August 2016 and was forwarded to states ..

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28 July: World Hepatitis Day

The World Hepatitis Day is being observed every year on July 28 around the globe to spread awareness about viral hepatitis. Significance of the Day: It seeks to encourage diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Hepatitis. Provide a single global platform to raise awareness about hepatitis and influence real change in disease prevention, testing and treatment ..

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Kerala Government imposes 14.5 per cent fat tax on Junk Food

Kerala Government has proposed a “Fat Tax” on fast food items like burgers, pizzas, donuts and pasta etc. served in branded restaurants in a bid to discourage the junk food culture. The first-of its-kind move in the country was announced in the maiden budget of the CPI(M)-led LDF Government in Kerala presented by Finance Minister ..

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Researchers build super-sensitive e-nose

Researchers from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium have built a super-sensitive electronic nose comprising of chemical sensors metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). The super-sensitive e-nose has ability to detect pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations by analyzing their chemical makeup. Key facts MOFs are like microscopic sponges. They can absorb quite a lot ..

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Punjab Government launches Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund

The Punjab government has launched a special fund “Mukh Mantri Punjab Hepatitis C Relief Fund” to provide free treatment for patients affected by Hepatitis C. With this initiative, Punjab became the first Indian state to provide free treatment to confirmed cases of Hepatitis C. Key Facts The fund will have initial corpus of 20 crore ..

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