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Top 5 Current Affairs 2 July 2019

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.

Jul 2, 2019 17:54 IST
Top 5 Current Affairs 2 July 2019

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.

Total solar eclipse 2019

Total solar eclipse 2019 is happening on July 2, 2019. Major impact of total solar eclipse will be visible in Chile, Argentina and South Pacific Ocean. It is believed that solar eclipse has an impact on the human body – physically and psychologically. There are several beliefs and practices related to a solar eclipse. As per the reports, this time the eclipse will last for four minutes and thirty-three seconds, which is more than the one happened in August 2017.

Lok Sabha passes teachers’ reservation Bill

The Lok Sabha has passed the Central Educational Institutions (Reservations in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill-2019 on July 2, 2019. The bill seeks to provide for the reservation of posts in appointments by direct recruitment of persons belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Educationally Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections to teachers’ cadre in Central Educational Institutions. The bill will replace the Ordinance promulgated in this regard.

US Senate passes legislative provision to give India NATO ally-like status

The United States Senate has passed a legislative provision that brings India at par with America's NATO allies and countries like Israel and South Korea for increasing defence cooperation. The National Defence Authorisation Act or NDAA for the fiscal year 2020, was passed by the Senate India Caucus Co-Chair Senator John Cornyn with the support of Senate India Caucus Co-Chair Senator Mark Warner. The Act provides for increased US-India defence cooperation in the Indian Ocean in the areas of humanitarian assistance, counterterrorism, counter-piracy and maritime security.