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Top 10 Weekly Current Affairs: 27 May to 1 June 2019

Modi Cabinet 2.0 has repeated three women leaders - Nirmala Sitharaman, Smriti Irani and Harsimrat Kaur Badal. To know the complete list of women ministers in new Modi government read this article thoroughly.

Jun 1, 2019 17:49 IST
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Narendra Modi Cabinet 2019: Who gets what cabinet porfolio, Full list of new Council of Ministers

The Narendra Modi-led NDA government has announced the new division of Ministry portfolios among its council of ministers in Modi 2.0. While the government has retained some of the previous term's Union Ministers such as Nirmala Sitharam, Smriti Irani, Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Harsh Vardhan taking oath for the second time, there are many first-timers in Modi’s new council, most prominent ones being Amit Shah, S Jaishankar, Anurag Thakur, Ramesh Pokhriyal and Arjun Munda.

ICC World Cup 2019: Full match schedule, venue details and match timings

The ICC Cricket World Cup's 12th edition is currently underway in England and Wales. In the tournament opener, England beat South Africa by 104 runs. West Indies lead the points table, after they bowled out Pakistan for just 105 runs, their second lowest total in all editions of the cricket world cup.

India to sport new orange jersey for away matches?

Team India is yet to unveil their new jersey for their ‘away matches’ against England and Afghanistan during the Cricket World Cup 2019. India's yet-to-be revealed jersey kit is likely to have orange as the dominant colour. Other nations including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and South Africa have already revealed their 'away' jerseys.

Team details, Team Captains, Team Squads, Players lists

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 begins with England vs South Africa match. Have a look at all the 10 participating teams, team squads, team captain and the players lists of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Donald Trump becomes first world leader to meet Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito

US President Donald Trump has become the first-ever foreign leader to meet Japan’s newly crowned emperor, Emperor Naruhito. The emperor had ascended the throne, followed the abdication by his father, Emperor Akihito. Emperor Akihito became the first Japanese emperor to abdicate his throne since 1817.

Improvised explosive device (IED): Explained

Improvised explosive device (IED) is an improved version of a bomb constructed and deployed in ways other than in conventional military action. As per the United Nation, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are among the world’s oldest types of weapons. Their use is regulated.

Arun Jaitley takes break from active politics, writes letter to Modi

Union Minister Arun Jaitley in a letter to Modi has opted out of getting any responsibility in the new NDA government, citing health challenges. Addressing the Prime Minister, Jaitley wrote “I am writing to you to formally request you that I should be allowed a reasonable time for myself, my treatment and my health and therefore, not be part of any responsibility, for the present, in the new government.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The 12th edition of the quadrennial event, ICC World Cup is just on the horizon. The teams are all ready, players are prepped up and viewers are pepped up. As we gear up for the 2019 cricket World Cup, have a look at these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

17th Lok Sabha 2019: 46 First-Time women MPs among record 78 women MPs in new Lok Sabha

Debut 46 women MPs will represent lower house of parliament among total number of 78 women representatives in 17th Lok Sabha. It is 14.6 percent of total Lok Sabha strength. Have a look at the list of first time elected women MPs.

Menstrual Hygiene Day 2019

The Menstrual Hygiene Day is celebrated every year on May 28. The theme of this year’s Day was ‘It’s Time for Action!’ The day aims to ensure no girl is left behind.

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