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Women's cricket nominated for inclusion at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) nominated the inclusion of women’s cricket in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which is scheduled to be held in Birmingham, United Kingdom. International Cricket Council (ICC) in partnership with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) presented the compelling case for women’s cricket to become part of the Commonwealth Games programme.

India set-up water clinic for Elephants in Mathura for the first time ever

India has opened its first specialized hydrotherapy treatment centre for elephants suffering from arthiritis, joint pain and foot ailments. It is a collaboration of Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and the NGO,Wildlife SOS.

India was ranked 20th among the Top Capital Importing countries by Knight Frank

Property consultants, Knight Frank in its Capital 2019 report, assigned India with 20th rank among the top Capital Importing countries. Globally, USA was the top Capital Importing country with an investment of $80.89 billion.It also topped the list of Capital exporting countries with an investment of $59.62 billion,followed by Canada with $50.41 billion and Germany with $24.50 billion.

India’s data usage per smartphone is the highest in the World at 9.8GB per month

As per the Ericsson Mobility Report of June 2019 edition,India’s data usage per smartphone was the highest in the world at 9.8 GB per month up to 31 December,2018.  North-East Asia stood at the second place with 7.1 GB per month and North America at third with 7GB. West Asia and Africa region had the lowest data consumption at 3GB per month.

Sefali Juneja has been appointed as India’s representative in the council of International Civil Aviation Organisation

Shefali Juneja, a 1992 batch officer of Indian Revenue Service (Income Tax cadre), has been appointed to the post of Representative of India in the council of International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in Montreal, Canada for a period of 3 years. She will replace senior IAS officer Alok Shekhar.

Maharashtra has topped the USGBC list of India’s top 10 states for LEED

Maharashtra bagged the top slot in the second edition of the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) list of India’s top ten states that have maximum numbber of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified green buildings. LEED is a widely used green building rating system. Maharashtra has 334 LEED-certified green buildings, while Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have 232 and 157 buildings, respectively.

PU Chitra has won gold in Women’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019

India’s PU Chitra has won gold in women’s 1500m at Folksam Grand Prix 2019 held in Sollentuna, Sweden. Beside her, Asian Games gold medallist Jinson Johnson won the silver in the men’s 1500m clocking 3:39.69s as he finished behind Sweden’s Andreas Almgren (3:39.68s).

Indian Navy launches Operation Sankalp in Gulf of Oman

Indian Navy launched Operation Sankalp in the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to reassure Indian flagged vessels safe transit through the area. INS Chennai and INS Sunayna have been deployed in the region to undertake maritime security operations. In addition, aerial surveillance in the area is also being done by IN aircraft.

Govt plans to raise income tax limit to Rs 3 lakh

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman may increase the personal income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh of the annual income from the existing Rs 2.5 lakh for salaried class in the upcoming Budget 2019-20. At present, income up to Rs 2.5 lakh is exempt from personal income tax. However, income between Rs 2.5 to 5 lakh attracts 5 per cent tax, while that between Rs 5 to 10 lakh is levied with 20 per cent tax. Income above Rs 10 lakh is taxed at 30 per cent.

Pankaj Advani clinches men’s Asian Snooker Championship

India’s  cueist Pankaj Advani has clinched the 35th men’s Asian Snooker Championship held in Doha. Advani  becomes the first player to win the Asian Snooker and World Snooker championships in all formats.


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