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Hong Kong Protesters March Again

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On 6th July 2019, protesters in Hong Kong continued their march and advocacy against the controversial Extradition Bill.


Not Much Increase In Allocation For Child Welfare In Budget

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Recently, on 5th July, the Union Budget was released by the Finance Minister.


US’ Curbs On Trade With Iran Affects Indo-Afghan Trade

Why is it in News?

The Finance Minister announced the slashing of allocation for Iran’s Chabahar port during the budget speech on 5th July, 2019.


Blueprint For Growth: Economic Survey

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Economic Survey was released on 4 July 2019 by the Union Minister of Finance in Parliament.  


India Gets NATO-ally Like Status By US Senate

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The U.S. Senate in the last week of June 2019 has passed a legislative provision that brings India at par with America’s NATO allies.


Centre Rejects UP Government’s Move To Shift 17 OBC’s To SC List

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On 2nd July 2019, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment said in the Rajya Sabha that shifting of 17 Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to the Schedule Caste list is unconstitutional, and a transgression of Parliament’s jurisdiction.


MGNREGS To Focus On Water Conservation

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Ministry of Rural Development on 1st July 2019 said that at least 75% of the work under MGNREGS would be geared at water conservation.


Nagaland Plans To Implement NRC

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Nagaland on 29th June announced starting of its own National Register of Citizens (NRC).


Bombay HC Approves Reservations For Marathas

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The Bombay High Court on 27 June, 2019 upheld reservation for Marathas in the State on the basis of the recommendations of Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission (MSBCC).


Asia-Pacific Group Supports India’s UNSC Non-permanent Membership

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India was unanimously supported by the Asia-Pacific group for its candidature of UN Security Council’s (UNSC) non-permanent membership.


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