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National News
1. Goa bans thin plastic bags.

  • Goa government has decided to ban buying and selling of plastic bags below 50 microns from July, to tackle the garbage and litter menace in public places.
  • Fine of Rs. 500 will be imposed and then the fine will be subsequently raised to Rs. 5,000 depending upon the success.
  • Goa has already banned plastic bags below 40 microns.
  • Chief Minister of Goa – Manohar Parrikar

2. RBI to issue new one rupee notes.

  • Reserve Bank of India has announced that it will soon be putting new one rupee notes into circulation.
  • The notes have been printed by the Government of India.
  • The existing currency notes in this denomination in circulation will also continue to be legal tender.
  • The colour of One Rupee currency note shall be predominantly pink green on obverse and reverse in combination with others.
  • The note will bear the signature of Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das.

3. India’s GDP expected to grow to 7.2% in 2017-18.

  • As per World Bank, India’s gross domestic product is expected to grow 7.2 percent in 2017-18.
  • In 2016-17, India’s GDP is expected to be 6.8 percent. This is due to the impact of demonetization.
  • According to the report India needs to create safe, flexible and well-paying jobs for a large number of women who are currently not in the labour market to achieve higher growth.

4. Najma Heptulla appointed new Jamia Chancellor.

  • Manipur Governor and former minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla has been appointed as the chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia.
  • She will succeeds Lt Gen (Retd) MA Zaki.
  • She was elected President of Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU from 1999 to 2002) and was nominated by the United Nations Development Programme as its human development ambassador.

International News
1. Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh.

  • Cyclone Mora has hit the south-eastern coast of Bangladesh.
  • According to the IMD, wind speeds will be in the range of 100-150 kilometres per hour.
  • About 20,000 houses in refugee camps for Rohingya were damaged.
  • Cyclone Roanu hit the southern coast of Bangladesh last year.

2. ‘Un-Islamic’ Lady Justice Statue reinstalled in Bangladesh.

  • A statue of Lady Justice which had been removed recently from outside the Supreme Court in Dhaka has been reinstalled at a different location on the court grounds.
  • The statue shows a lady blindfolded and holding scales while wearing a sari.
  • Opponents demanded the statue be destroyed and replaced with the Koran, calling it “un-Islamic.”
  • The statue is reinstalled at a different location on the court grounds – one where it would be less visible.

Business News
1. Swiggy raises USD 80 Million.

  • Swiggy has raised USD 80 million in series E funding led by Naspers.
  • The funds will help Swiggy introduce new products and service offerings to enhance its customer experience.
  • Naspers has also invested into Foodpanda, Delivery Hero.
  • Swiggy is an Online food delivery platform.
  • CEO of Swiggy – Sriharsha Majety

Sports News
2. Sebastian Vettel wins Monaco Grand Prix.

  • Sebastian Vettel has won 2017 Monaco Grand Prix.
  • Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen finished second while Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo clinched the third spot.
  • He is a four-time Formula One World Champion and currently drives for Scuderia Ferrari.

3. Amla has become the fastest batsman to score 7000 runs in ODI cricket.

  • South African opener Hashim Amla has become the fastest batsman to score 7000 runs in ODI cricket.
  • He reached this milestone in his 150th innings.
  • He also holds the record for fastest to reach 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, and 6000 ODI runs.
  • The record for the fastest 7000 ODI runs was earlier held by Virat Kohli.

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