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Daily News Digest:02 July 2019

Lok Sabha passes teachers reservation bill

The Lok Sabha passed the Central Educational Institutions Reservation in Teachers Cadre Bill 2019 on 1 July that seeks for the first time a 10% quota for economically weaker sections (EWS) in the recruitment of teachers in central government run higher educational institutions and enforces SC, ST and OBC reservation in universities as a single unit instead of at the department level.

Loan portal for MSMEs launched

A portal www.psbloansin59minutes.com has been launched by a public limited company, ‘Online PSB loans Ltd’ in which SIDBI & other public sector banks hold majority stake.

The portal facilitates in-principle approval of loans for MSMEs in 59 minutes by various banks.

1 July: GST Day

Second anniversary of implementation of tax reform of Goods & Services Tax as 1st July is celebrated as the "GST DAY".

First GST Day was celebrated on 1 July 2018, as to mark the first anniversary of new indirect tax regime i.e. Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Foreign tourist arrivals rise 5% to 1.05 cr in 2018

The number of foreign tourist arrivals in the country rose 5.2 per cent to 1.05 crore in 2018, according to the government.

NS Vishwanathan reappointed as Deputy Governor of RBI for 1 year

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the reappointment of NS Vishwanathan as Deputy Governor of RBI for a period of one year from July 4, 2019.

UGC announces new Initiative to boost research culture in India

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved a new scheme - ‘Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy’ (STRIDE).

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