United States Shut down and GST Council meeting

Government shutdowns in the United States

In United States politics, a government shutdown occurs when Congress fails to pass or the President refuses to sign appropriations legislation funding federal government operations and agencies. In this case, the current interpretation of the Antideficiency Act requires that the federal government begin a "shutdown" of the affected activities involving the furlough of non-essential personnel and curtailment of agency activities and services, however essential employees are still required to work without pay until the government reopens, examples of essential employees include medical professionals in the Veterans Hospitals and TSA agents.

Current Shut Down Situation in America

US government partially shuts down over border wall row:- A partial US government shutdown has taken effect after US lawmakers failed to break a budget impasse.

President Donald Trump, who has to sign off on any deal, is insisting at least $5bn (£4bn) be included for his long-promised wall along the Mexican border.
In the absence of a deal, funding for about a quarter of US federal agencies lapsed at midnight (05:00GMT Saturday).
Congress began rare Saturday sessions at about noon local time to try to resolve the issue.
Meanwhile, nine of 15 federal departments, including State, Homeland Security, Transportation, Agriculture and Justice are now partially shutting down.
Hundreds of thousands of federal employees will have to work unpaid or are furloughed, a kind of temporary leave. This is the third time US federal funding has lapsed so far this year, although the other two were brief.

GST- Goods and Service Tax
- In the 31st GST council meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said that six items have been removed from the 28 per cent tax bracket under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime. There were 34 items in the 28 per cent tax bracket which included luxury and 'sin goods' till now. However, the GST Council in its meeting on Saturday decided to take out 6 items from this list. Only 28 items now remain in the 28 per cent GST tax bracket.
There is indication that GST on cement may be reduce on Cement in next GST Council meeting.
1.Gst on Movie tickets up to Rs. 100 cut to 12%
2.Monitors and TV Screens up to 32 Inches and Power banks cut  to 18%
3.Business Class Air Ticket under 12% and Economic Class under 5% of GST tax slab.
4.Jan- Dhan account will  be exempted from GST.
5.33 Items come down form 18% to 12% and 5% GST 
6.Automobile Tyres 28% to 18%.