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Economic Newsletter : June 2018

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GST Completes a year
It has been one year since India transited to the goods and services tax (GDT). GST which subsumed 17 central and state taxes and 23 cesses—has improved transparency, enhanced voluntary registration and widened the base of direct and indirect taxes. Here is a review of the first year of GDT in India.
 
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4th International Day of Yoga celebrations held in Colombo
Thousands of yoga enthusiasts celebrated International Day of Yoga at Independence Square in Colombo on June 23. President Maithripala Sirisena also attended the celebration and thanked yoga institutions in Sri Lanka for their excellent efforts.
 
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Government gears up for Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary Celebration
Indian government has set up an executive committe under the chairpersonship of Prime Minister Modi to ‘spread Mahatma Gandhi's legacy’ among the people at the national and international level.  
 
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Sri Lankan Armed Forces personnel paid a special visit to Bodh Gaya
80 Sri Lankan Armed Forces personnel and their families travelled to Bodh Gaya in an Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster aircraft. The visit was organized by The High Commission of India ...
 
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Local Stores are getting integrated in the e-commerce market of India, as revenue touches new heights
The friendly neighbourhood kirana store is getting increasing attention from ecommerce behemoths such as Amazon India and Myntra for handling ...
 
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Sri Lankan Parliament passes the 1990 Ambulance Bill
Sri Lankan Parliament passed the Suwaseriya Foundation Bill on June 21, 2018. The Foundation will take over the operation of the Island-wide Ambulance Service, which is currently in it’s Phase-II.
 
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India plans Rs10,000 crore tender to set up more rural Wi-Fi hotspots
The Department of Telecommunication, India will issue a tender, inviting bidders to set up more public Wi-Fi hotspots across the 250,000 gram panchayats. The Wi-Fi hotspots will be available for the public in rural areas and will also connect social institutions such as police stations, primary health centres, schools and post offices.
 
 
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Indian Housing Project extends to Madakumbura and Vellaioya Estates
In a special ceremony held at Madakumbura Estate in Punduloya, Nuwara Eliya District foundation stone was laid for construction of 250 new houses under the Indian Housing Project. In a similar ceremony held at Vellaioya Estate in Hatton same day foundation stone for construction of 50 new houses was laid at Madakumbura ...
 
 
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