Cheat Sheet

  • Top 10 Takeaways From The Economic Survey 2019
    Amid a slowdown of economy, the government on Thursday said it is expecting a 7 per cent growth in the current financial year - up from the 6.8 per cent recorded in the last financial year. The Economic Survey 2019, prepared by Chief Economic Advisor K Subramanian and tabled in parliament by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman - presented a blueprint to reach Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of a 5-trillion dollar economy. After the presentation, PM Modi tweeted, "The #EconomicSurvey2019 outlines a vision to achieve a $5 Trillion economy. It also depicts the gains from advancement in the social sector, adoption of technology and energy security."
  • Mumbai, Stay Indoors, Says Chief Minister Amid Rain Red Alert: 10 Points
    Mumbai was brought to a virtual standstill after heavy rain pounded the city on Monday night, killing more than 20 people in the city and neighbouring Thane. The local trains, a lifeline for Mumbai's 20 million residents, were affected badly with many suburban as well as long-distance trains cancelled. Many flights were diverted and cancelled as well after a Spicejet aircraft skidded during landing on Monday night, leading to the closure of the main runway. After the Maharashtra government declared a public holiday in Mumbai and its suburbs, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis advised residents to stay indoors as the weather office sounded a red alert in Mumbai, warning of heavy rain. Mumbai's streets regularly flood during the monsoon, which runs from June until September or October, and which provides India with most of its annual rainfall. Mumbai has received 375 millimetres of rain since Monday - the highest over a 24-hour period in a decade.
  • "Terrorism Biggest Threat To Humanity," Says PM At BRICS Meet: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked world leaders to work together to "curb terrorism" on a global scale as he set out to hold talks with leaders including US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the G20 Summit at Osaka in Japan. "Terrorism is the biggest threat to humanity," said PM Modi at an informal meeting of the BRICS grouping. China warned that protectionism and "bullying" were threatening the world order as President Xi Jinping met other leaders at the G20 summit ahead of high-stakes talks with Donald Trump on Saturday. All eyes will be on whether the two leaders can agree to a truce in a trade dispute that has been damaging for the world economy.
  • Trump Talks Of "Very Big Trade Deal" In Meeting With PM Modi: 10 Points
    US President Donald Trump today told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that "we will certainly work together on trade", a day after upping the rhetoric on an issue that has emerged as a major source of friction between the two countries. "We have become great friends and our countries have never been closer," President Trump said as the two leaders met on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Osaka. On Thursday, President Trump had struck an aggressive note, calling for the withdrawal of retaliatory tariffs imposed by India, saying it was "unacceptable". The two leaders today also discussed several bilateral and global issues including Iran, 5G communications network and defence ties.
  • PM Modi Addresses Indian Community In Japan: Top Quotes
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Japan to attend the G20 summit, addressed the Indian community inKobe today amid "Modi Modi" chants. PM Modi made the address at the iconic Hyogo House in Kobe hours after he met Japan's PM Shinzo Abe. The meeting between PM Modi and Shinzo Abe was "the first such meeting between these leaders since the start of Japan's Reiwa era," PM's Office tweeted. "Many aspects of India-Japan relations were discussed," it further said.
  • "50,000 Start-Ups In 5 Years Is Goal," PM Tells Indians In Japan: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was received with a hug by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe's as he landed in Osaka this morning for the two-day G20 summit that begins tomorrow. The two leaders also held a bilateral summit, discussing a range of subjects - including the bullet train project and fugitive economic offenders. On the sidelines of the summit, PM Modi is expected hold bilateral meet 10 world leaders. The most-watched of these will be the one with US President Donald Trump in view of the multiple disagreements between the two nations, including trade tariffs and an arms deal with Russia.
  • "Great Friends Bound To Have Differences": Pompeo After Talks In India: 10 Points
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and foreign minister S Jaishankar today agreed that the even best friends can have differences that need to be worked out. The day was devoted to discussions on contentious issues like Russian arms deal, purchase of oil from Iran, trade tariffs and the H1B visa. The two had a long meeting that included a working lunch. Later, indicating the $5 billion deal with Russia on S400 Triumf missile, Mr Jaishankar told the media, "We will do what is in our national interest". Mr Pompeo said, "The US is committed to ensuring that India has the military capabilities it needs to defend its territorial integrity". In the evening, Mr Pompeo said the US and India should "stand up for religious freedom".
  • "People Outside Family Not Recognised": PM Modi's Top Quotes In Parliament
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the Parliament today during the ongoing Budget Session. The Prime Minister is delivering a note of thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind's joint address last week. The prime minister is speaking about elections and said he does not care about winning or losing. He also attacked the Congress and spoke about the Emergency, calling it a "blot on democracy."
  • In Jharkhand Mob Killing, 11 Arrests, Doctor Under Probe: 10 Points
    The Jharkhand police are focusing on the role of their colleagues and a doctor involved in the case of a 24-year-old man, who died after being beaten by a mob last week. A Special Investigation Team has been formed and two police officers have been suspended for lapses in the case. There is also indication of an attempted cover-up, as the dying declaration of Tabrez Ansari has been tweaked to remove all references to the beating, reports said. The doctor who did his initial medical check-up but did not advise immediate hospitalisation is also under scanner. Tabrez Ansari was caught on suspicion of theft and beaten for hours on Tuesday. Four days later, he was taken to a hospital, where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
  • KCR's "Second-Biggest Dream", 80,000 Crore Kaleshwaram Project: 10 Points
    Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today inaugurated the Rs 80,000 crore Kaleshwaram irrigation project billed as the world's largest multi-stage multipurpose lift irrigation scheme. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Reddy and his Maharashtra counterpart Devendra Fadnavis were among the VIP guests at the grand event. The project is a major step towards the goal of "Bangaru Telangana" (Golden Telangana) set by the Mr Rao, or KCR as he is popularly known, who called it his second-biggest dream after the formation of Telangana
  • On Triple <i>Talaq</i> Bill, Government, Opposition Clash Again: 10 Points
    A fresh bill to outlaw the Muslim practice of a man divorcing his wife instantly by uttering "talaq" thrice, which got stalled in the upper house of parliament and lapsed, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The government countered the opposition's charge that it was a "discriminatory" bill by pointing out that the Supreme Court's order banning the controversial Islamic practice needs to be followed up with a strong law. "...There have been triple talaq since 2017 even after the judgement. What should the women do? Hang the judgement on the wall?" Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said after introducing the bill in the Lok Sabha. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 will replace an ordinance issued in February by the previous BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government. The bill had failed to clear the Rajya Sabha test earlier.
  • "Yoga For All, All For Yoga," Says PM At Mega Event In Ranchi: 10 Points
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said he "wanted to take make yoga an integral part of the lives of the poor" as he led around 30,000 people in performing asanas at a massive event in Jharkhand's capital Ranchi to mark the fifth International Yoga Day celebrations. "Diseases make a poor person poorer; I want to take yoga from cities to the villages, to the jungles, to the poor and the adivasis (tribals)," PM Modi said, adding "Yoga belongs to everyone and everyone belongs to Yoga." Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and other top ministers attended events in different parts of the country as part of Yoga Day celebrations. The theme of this Yoga Day is "climate action".
  • 2 Dead In Violence Near Kolkata, BJP Plans Report To Amit Shah: 10 Points
    Violence flared up in Bengal again, in which two persons died and three were injured today. The location was Bhatpara, barely 30 km from Kolkata, which saw massive violence during the recent Lok Sabha election. It is not known what triggered the clash but locals said crude bombs were thrown and gunshots fired. The police used tear gas shells and fired blanks in the air. Six policemen were injured in the violence. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is already under Central pressure to maintain law and order in the state, has imposed prohibitory orders in the area that ban large gatherings. The BJP blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for the violence and said they will send a report to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
  • Supreme Court To Hear Plea As Encephalitis Deaths Rise To 130: 10 Facts
    A petition seeking urgent action over the health crisis in Bihar's Muzaffarpur, where over 100 children have died with Acute Encephalitis Syndrome, will be heard on Monday. The petition will ask the court to order the state and the Centre to set up 500 Intensive Care Units and station enough doctors. It will also ask that a team of medical experts be set up to deal with the crisis. Amid mounting criticism from angry parents, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visited Muzzaffarpur yesterday for the first time since the outbreak began.
  • PM To Form Committee To Study Feasibility Of One Nation, One Poll: Centre
    The government will form a committee to study the feasibility of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "One Nation, One Election", Union Minister Rajnath Singh said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's all-party meeting on Wednesday. Most parties, he said, had supported the idea. Five key parties, including the Congress, however skipped the meet. Mamata Banerjee expressed reservations about the modality of such a project and Mayawati mocked the government. Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and DMK chief MK Stalin also stayed away. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandresekhar Rao sent representatives.

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