11 November 2017 Current Affairs: At the 23rd GST council meeting in Guwahati, the GST Council decided to drop 178 items used by common man and middle class from the highest tax slab of 28% to 18% or less.
Detergents, chocolates, beauty products, marble, flooring, toiletries have been moved from 28% to 18%.
Armoured fighting vehicles along with one more item have been shifted from 28% to 12%.
Thirteen items have been moved from 18% to 12%.
Six items have been shifted from 18% to 5%.
Eight items from 12% to 8% and 6 items 5% to nil.
The new rates will be applicable from November 15, 2017.