The Union Government on September 26, 2018 hiked custom duties 19 items, including jet fuel, ACs and refrigerators to curb imports of non-essential goods. The hike was put into effect from midnight of September 26-27.
Sikkim’s first-ever airport was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister NarendraModi on September 24, 2018 at Pakyong. The development is a historic occasion for the entire northeast region of India.
Speaking on the occasion, the Prime Minister said that with the Pakyong Airport, the country has hit a century of airports. The development not only eases connectivity to the Himalayan state but also brings it on the air-map of the world.
PM NarendraModi on September 22, 2018 inaugurated the airport at Jharsuguda, the powerhouse of Odisha, in the presence of Odisha Governor GaneshiLal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu, Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Union Tribal Affairs Minister JualOram.