Daily Current Affairs /16th of January 2019

Army day

The Army Day is celebrated on 15th January to remember the gallant spirit of the Indian Army Lieutenant General K.M. Cariappa, the first Commander-in-Chief of democratic India and in order to pay reverence to the brave heroes of the nation who sacrificed their lives to protect sovereignty and peace.

Kollam Bypass

The Kollam bypass, is a two-lane, 13 km stretch built at a cost of Rs 352 crores from Mevaram to Kavanad in Kollam district, Kerala. With the inauguration of the bypass, people travelling on the National Highway 66 from Kochi and Alappuzha can bypass Kollam town.

GST issues troubling real estate sector

The Union governing administration has set up a 7-member Team of Ministers (GoM) to analyze and recommend techniques to solve the challenges plaguing the real estate sector just after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Phrases of Reference

  • Counsel a program of action to tackle the troubles struggling with both developers and customers.
  • Study the several elements of levying GST on the transfer of enhancement legal rights and advancement legal rights in a joint advancement settlement and suited design.
  • Look at the legality of inclusion or exclusion of land or any other component in the plan and propose a valuation system.
  • Examine GST levy on Transfer of Advancement Legal rights and enhancement legal rights in a joint improvement settlement and appropriate design.

National Science Channel

Two new science communication platforms, DD Science and India Science were launched by Ministry of Science and Technology.