Latest Current Affairs 01st July 2018

Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 hits Delhi/NCR:Tremors were felt in Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) on Sunday evening for a few seconds after a 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haryana’s Sonepat.

J&K floods: Rajnath Singh assures all possible help:Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with J&K Governor NN Vohra on the flood situation in certain parts of the state. He assured all possible support & cooperation to the state in dealing with the situation.

11 members of a family found dead in Delhi’s Burari:In a shocking incident, eleven members of a family, including seven women, were found dead under mysterious circumstances in north Delhi’s Burari on Sunday morning.

At least 46 killed after bus falls into gorge in Uttarakhand:At least 46 people were killed and close to a dozen injured when a bus fell into a deep gorge in Pauri district of Uttarakhand on Sunday.

Indian naval officer Abhilash Tomy embarks on historic Golden Globe Race 2018:Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Indian Navy has embarked on a unique voyage. The officer is the only invitee from Asia to participate in the prestigious Golden Globe Race (GGR) that commenced from Les Sables d’Olonne harbour in France on Sunday.

President Kovind: Diplomats represent 1.3 bn Indians’ aspirations:President Ram Nath Kovind says, Indian diplomats also represent 1.3 billion Indians and their aspirations in the world which is witnessing “tectonic shifts”; Addressing the annual Heads of Missions Conference at Rashtrapati Bhavan, President says, Indian growth story and its flagship programmes have a multi-layered connect with the external world.

PM Modi reviews progress towards holistic development of islands:Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews progress towards holistic development of islands; Reviewing work done on Andaman and Nicobar Islands, PM stresses on developing an integrated tourism-centric ecosystem in the areas identified for tourism development.

Thousands protest across US against Trump’s immigration policies:Tens of thousands of people, including Indian Americans, took to streets in several US cities to protest against controversial immigration policies of President Donald Trump which has resulted in separation of children of illegal immigrants.

President Kovind inaugurates platinum jubilee celebrations of ICAI:President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday inaugurated the platinum jubilee celebrations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in New Delhi.

One Nation One Tax: GST Day being celebrated across the country:GST Day is being celebrated today to commemorate one year of the implementation of Goods and Services Tax.

PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended till March 2019 : CBDT:The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the deadline for the PAN-Aadhaar linking to March 31 next year.

Prime Minister Modi hails GST as best example of cooperative federalism:In an interview to a Delhi-based news magazine, PM Narendra Modi said GST is bringing a massive change in the Indian economy.

Akinfeev stars as Russia stun Spain on penalties:Russia captain Igor Akinfeev saved two penalties in a dramatic shootout as the World Cup hosts dumped title contenders Spain out in the last 16 following a 1-1 draw.

India falter in shoot-off again to lose second straight CT final to Australia:World Champions Australia defeated India 3-1 via shoot-off after both teams were locked at 1-1 in regulation time to clinch their second consecutive Champions Trophy hockey title in Breda (Netherlands) on Sunday.

Wounded Andy Murray pulls out of Wimbledon:Andy Murray has withdrawn from Wimbledon on the eve of the tournament after the two-time champion decided he wasn’t fit enough to compete at the All England Club.

Krunal, Chahar to replace injured Washington, Bumrah in Indian team for T20 series against England:All-rounder Krunal Pandya and medium pacer Deepak Chahar earned their maiden call up in the Indian squad to replace injured Washington Sundar and Jasprit Bumrah for the three-match Twenty20 series against England, starting Tuesday at Manchester.

FIFA 2018: Portugal, Argentina crash out:Portugal and Argentina crash out of the FIFA World Cup 2018; Uruguay beats Portugal 2-1 while France beats Argentina 4-3 in a thrilling match to reach the World Cup quarter-finals;  Superstars Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi bow out of the soccer marquee event unexpectedly.

Hockey Championship Trophy: India takes on Australia in summit clash:India to take on World Champions Australia in the final of the Hockey Championship trophy today; Qualify for summit clash after drawing with the Netherlands 1-1 on basis of points.

‘Black Beauty’ meteorite reveals when life may have existed on Mars:A solid crust, potentially housing oceans with water and life, emerged on Mars about 130 million years before the surface of the Earth solidified, say scientists who analysed a rare meteorite called ‘Black Beauty’.

Record number of Indian pilgrims going for Haj this year: Naqvi:Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi interacted with the Haj Assistance or Coordinators and Medical personnel for Haj-2018 in New Delhi.