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Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 1 July to 6 July 2019

Have a look at the key takeaways of the New India Budget 2019. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2019 in the Lok Sabha on July 5, 2019. The Budget provides impetus to PM Narendra Modi's dream to make India a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024.

Jul 6, 2019 19:07 IST
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Nirmala Sitharaman Income Tax Budget 2019: Major Highlights & Key Takeaways

Union Budget 2019: Have a look at the key takeaways of the New India Budget 2019. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2019 in the Lok Sabha on July 5, 2019. The Budget provides impetus to PM Narendra Modi's dream to make India a USD 5 trillion economy by 2024. Termed as “Green Budget” by PM Modi, the annual document announces no change in Income Tax slabs and announces increase in custom duty on Gold and other precious metals from 10 percent to 12.5 percent. It eases tax complaince and offers taxation relief for individuals buying affordable houses and electric-vehicles. The Budget prioritises transformation of 'Gaon', 'Garib' and 'Kisan'.

Union Budget 2019 Highlights, Nirmala Sitharaman: Matsya Sampada, Karamyogi maandhan yojana proposed

Union Budget 2019: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the first Union Budget of Modi Government 2.0. There are a lot of expectations from the Union Budget 2019, especially after the release of Economic Survey 2019, which is a vision document to help India grow into a 5 trillion economy by 2024-25. The budget for new India proposes launch of new yojanas, educational programmes, research foundation and revamping of key tourist sites, railway stations.

World Cup Semi Finals 2019: Which team will India face in World Cup Semi-Finals?

India became the second team to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals on July 2, 2019 after it beat Bangladesh by 28 runs in its penultimate group stage match. England became the third team to qualify for the world cup semi-finals, after its thumping 119-run victory over New Zealand on July 3. New Zealand, which was previously one of the unbeaten teams in World Cup 2019 along with India, was seen struggling in its last three matches against Pakistan, Australia and England. Australia was the first team to qualify for the world cup semi-finals.

Economic Survey 2018-19: Check here Detailed Analysis (Topic-wise) before release of Budget 2019

Economic Survey 2019: The first survey of Modi 2.0 Government was tabled in Parliament today by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The Survey, prepared by Chief Economic Adviser Krishnamurthy Subramanian, outlines the blueprint to achieve PM Narendra Modi’s vision of USD 5 trillion Economy. The Survey calls for adoption of behavioral economics; it calls for transforming from ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ to ‘BADLAV’; from ‘Swachh Bharat’ to ‘Sundar Bharat’, among other changes. The Survey has projected the real GDP growth at 7 percent for the year 2019-20, considering the expected pickup in the growth of investment and consumption. Check here the key highlights of the Economic Survey 2018-19.

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra begins: 7 key attractions that you must know

Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra dedicated to Lord Jagannath, brother Balabhadra and sister Subhadra begins today. Jagannath Puri Rath Yatra started with early rituals in the morning. The Mangala Alati was conducted at 6 AM, Mailama at 6:10 AM, Tadapalagi and Rosa Homa at 6:30 AM today. The pulling of chariots will begin at 4 PM after completion of other rituals including Chera Panhara.

Rahul Gandhi Resignation: Ten key points from Gandhi's resignation letter, “I have no hatred towards the BJP”

Rahul Gandhi tweeted an open letter announcing his decision along with a post that read, "It is an honour for me to serve the Congress Party, whose values and ideals have served as the lifeblood of our beautiful nation. I owe the country and my organisation a debt of tremendous gratitude and love. Jai Hind"

World Cup 2019: Ambati Rayudu retires from International cricket, Iceland Cricket’s special offer to Rayudu

Ambati Rayudu retires from International Cricket. Rayudu made the announcement after the Indian cricket team management repeatedly ignored him in the ongoing world cup. Ambati Rayudu was named as one of the five stand-bys for the Indian world cup squad but he was snubbed twice, after the Indian selectors preferred Rishabh Pant and Mayank Agarwal over him.

Rajya Sabha passes J&K Quota Bill, extends President’s rule: PM says “Thank You”

The Rajya Sabha passed Jammu and Kashmir reservation bill on July 1, 2019 also extends President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir. This bill provides 3% reservation for people in the State living near the international border (LOC). Home Minister Amit Shah replied to the debate on the motion and the bill that Centre government has no objection to hold Assembly elections in the State. He said security forces have raised certain concerns and he hoped that the Election Commission will take a decision at the earliest.

World Cup 2019 list of highest run scorer, highest wicket taker: Rohit Sharma becomes highest run scorer

Rohit Sharma has become the highest run scorer in World Cup 2019. Rohit Sharma has also become the second Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar to score 500 plus runs in a World Cup match. Rohit Sharma reached the milestone with his fourth world cup century in India vs Bangladesh World Cup cricket match. Rohit Sharma now also holds the record of making the maximum number of centuries in the ongoing world cup. The second highest run scorer in World Cup 2019 now is Australia's David Warner who has made 516 runs and he is followed by Australian captain Aaron Finch who has made 504 runs so far.

Mayank Agarwal World Cup Debut: Mayank Agarwal to join Indian squad, Vijay Shankar out due to injury

Mayank Agarwal World Cup 2019: Opener Mayank Agarwal is likely to replace injured Vijay Shankar in the Indian World Cup squad. Vijay Shankar, Indian all-rounder has been ruled out of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 due to toe injury. Mayank Agarwal is set to be flown in to England to replace Shankar in the Indian squad.

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