Must Read News Articles-June 30th 2019



Trump, Xi seal trade war truce

U.S. President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping struck a trade war truce

Uttar Pradesh adds 17 OBC groups to Scheduled Castes list

UP government has included 17 communities belonging to the Other Backward Classes in the Scheduled Castes list.

G20 summit: India pitches strongly for fight against fugitive economic offenders

India has pitched strongly to deal with fugitive economic offenders, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged the issue at all global forums

Only 20% of Nirbhaya Fund has been used by States until 2018

The States and Union Territories have utilised less than 20% of the budget allocated to them under the Nirbhaya Fund for safety of women by the Central government between 2015 and 2018

India seeks Kartarpur talks from July 11 to 14

After weeks of an impasse on the Kartarpur corridor, the government has written to Pakistan, proposing the next round of talks to be held from July 11 to 14 on the Pakistani side of the Attari-Wagah border.

G20 resolves to free Internet of extremism

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other G-20 leaders resolved to prevent the use of the Internet to fund and facilitate terrorism and extremism, saying that while the Internet must be “open, free and secure”, it could not serve as a safe haven for terrorists.


What is black money, and why is it to so difficult to quantify it?

The Standing Committee on Finance recently came out with its report on the ‘status of unaccounted income and wealth both inside and outside the country’ and concluded that there was no reliable way to quantify black money whether in India or abroad.

New GST return filing system from October 2019

A new return filing mechanism — Goods and Service Tax 2.0 — will be rolled out from October, 2019, for big businessmen and from January, 2020 for small businessmen.

Why are monsoons difficult to predict?

The Hindu explains the methods to forecast India’s seasonal rain changed and What are the factors that can turn predictions awry.

IIT Hyderabad fabricates device for early diagnosis of heart attack

A cardiac biomarker — cardiac troponin I — that is widely used for early diagnosis of acute heart attack can now be detected in about three minutes and even when present at very low concentration.

Indian scientist to be Co-I for NASA’s PUNCH mission

NASA has selected Texas-based Southwest Research Institute to lead its PUNCH mission which will image the Sun.

One nation, one ration card’ from July 1, 2020

‘One Nation One Ration Card’ scheme, which will allow portability of food security benefits, will be available across the country from July 1, 2020.

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