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The World Test Championship will be like the World Cup of Test cricket, similar to the ODI and T20 World Cups.

Jul 24, 2019 17:58 IST
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World Test Championship: What is ICC World Test Championship and how will it work?

The World Test Championship will be like the World Cup of Test cricket, similar to the ODI and T20 World Cups. The World Test Championship will be played over the next two years, from 2019 to 2021. Most test series played by the participating teams during this period will be a part of their campaign in the test championship.

Donald Trump Kashmir row: No question of accepting any mediation in Kashmir issue, says Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh tweeted on Wednesday saying that there is no question of accepting mediation in Kashmir issue. The Union Minister said that the government is aware that any third party mediation in the issue will go against the Shimla Agreement. Rajnath Singh further said that accepting any mediation in the India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir will mean compromising on India's self respect.

Parliament passes Finance Bill, 2019

The Finance Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on July 23 amidst opposition walkout. The opposition had staged a walkout over Donald Trump’s statement on PM Modi seeking US mediation in Kashmir dispute. The Finance (No. 2) Bill, 2019 was earlier passed in the Lok Sabha on July 18.

Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by Lok Sabha

Lok Sabha passed the Right to Information (Amendment) Bill, 2019 on July 22, 2019.  The bill was passed through a voice vote with 218 votes in favour and 79 against in the lower house of the Parliament, despite protest by the opposition. The bill will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha.

China Congratulates India for Chandrayaan-2, Wants to Work Together in Space Explorations

China congratulated India after successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2. China has also shared its desires to work with India for upcoming outer space programmes. China has already launched its five lunar explorations missions to the Moon.

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