July 12 News Roundup | ICC launches World Cup poster, No GST on cancer treatment drugs & more
From ICC launching the official poster for the Men's ODI World Cup to GST being waived off on cancer treatment drugs, read on to know more about the latest trending news and updates in this news roundup.
Yamuna water level crosses dangerous mark; Breaks 1978 record
Yamuna's water level on Wednesday crossed the "dangerous" mark on Wednesday. According to data by the Central Water Commission (CWC), the river's water level touched 207.54 meters, crossing the record-breaking 1978 mark of 207.49 meters.
Nagaland's taekwondo group enters the Guinness World Records
An Indian taekwondo team based out of Nagaland, named "Faith in Action" has secured a place in the Guinness World Records. The team broke an 11-year old world record set by a China-based in "the highest martial arts kick (assisted)" category.
80% people in India want plastic bags to be completely replaced by paper bags, finds poll
According to a poll conducted by Inshorts, around 80% of people in across India are of the opinion that paper bags should replace plastic bags in all store in the country. The poll further revealed that most respondents are also willing to follow the single-use plastic ban.
Popcorn, soft drinks in movie theaters to get cheaper as GST slashed to 5%
In some amazing news for moviegoers, the GST council has decided to slash the taxes levied on food and beverages in movie theatres by 13%. GST levied on these items, which used to be charged at 18%, will now be charged at only 5%.
No GST to be charged on cancer treatment drugs, special medicines
In another relief, the GST council has decided to waive off taxes entirely on cancer treatment drugs, and other special medicines. Furthermore, the council has also decided to exempt taxes levied on satellite launch services provided by private players.
Schools closed in UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand due to heavy rain, kanwar yatra
Due to continuous rainfall in the last few days and the kanwar yatra, schools have been closed in a number of states in India. Schools in UP and Uttarakhand have been shut till July 16 and July 17, respectively. Schools in Punjab, on the other hand, have been shut due to heavy rain till July 13.
ICC released poster for Men's ODI World Cup 2023
The International Cricket Council has finally released the schedule for the Men's ODI World Cup 2023, featuring all captains from the participating teams. It is noteworthy that the absence of West Indies from the world cup is a big upset after they were knocked out from the qualifiers.
Stay tuned for more updates from across the country and follow-ups on these stories.