1. A most wanted Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist and top commander just 22 years of age and carrying a reward of 10 lac on his head gunned down by security forces in Anantnag district of Kashmir. He was heading a young group of militants responsible for inspiring the youth in Kashmir towards militancy being active on social media and by making videos eulogising terrorism on Youtube.
Most of the Kashmir valley towns witness violent protests with thebacklash against security forces. 2 killed during Moe Control over 300 injured. Some policemenwere takenhostage and are missing. Minority camps in Pulwama attacked by Kashmiri Muslims. Amarnath Yatra under suspension.
Curfew imposed in Srinagar, Anantnag, Kulgam, Tral, Pampore and Awantipura.
2. Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) comes in support of Islamic preacher Zakir Naik of Mumbai currently holed up in Saudi Arabia after the Dacca blast.
3. PM Modi wraps up his Africa tour with a visit to Kenya and Tanzania. He met 30 ‘Solar Mamas’ from Tanzania and other African nations.
Solar Mamas are a group of rural women solar engineers trained under a program by thegovernment of India for harnessing solar energy.
4. A Supreme Court-appointed panel has indicted former CBI director Ranjit Sinha for unfairly meeting some of the coal scam accused or their representatives at his residence, while the scandal had come into the open regarding coal block allocations by the UPA government Manmohan Singh.
1. A sniper kills 4 Dallas Police officers and wounds another 7 at the end of aprotest against the killing of 2 black men by US Police. Black Lives Matter a movement calls for dignity, Justice and freedom for Blacks in Twitter accounts. Controversial killing black young men by police have lead to protest for over 2 years in Louisiana and Minneapolis, Dallas. A robot bomb was finally used by the police to kill the sniper.
2. America deploys The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) in South Korea to protect against any misdemeanour from North Korea. THAAD is an advanced missile defence system.
3. Shiite Muslime Shrine in Balad North of Baghdad in Iraq attacked by terrorist killing 37 wounding another 62 on the Muslim festival of Eid ul-Fitr. Three suicide bombers and nine gunmen were involved in the attack.
4. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party lead coalition wins a handsome victory in theelection for Parliament’s upper house.
5. An International Arbitration Court in Amsterdam rules against Chinese title of South China Sea and rulesin favour of Philippines. However, China refuses to honour the verdict and shows its defiance by patrolling the South China Sea’s and commissioning to new airports in the disputed Spratly Island.
6. Theresa May, aged 59 years and interior minister, takes over as Conservative Party leader and British Prime Minister after David Cameron quits on account of Brexit vote/referendum going against his stated position and canvassing. Boris Johnson, former London Mayor and a PM aspirant, who dropped out of the race earlies,is the Foreign Secretary, and Phillip Hammond is the Finance Minister.
7. Horrific Tunisian Muslim terrorist truck rampage on theoccasion of Bastille day celebration as it deliberately ploughed into revellers for atleasttwokm killing atleasteighty fourincluding ten children in the French city of Nice.
1. The current fossil fuel oil reserve in various nations in billions of barrels are:
Venezula 298.4, Saudi Arabia 268.3, Canada 171, Iran 157.8, Iraq 144.2, Kuwait 104, Russia 103.2, UAE 97.8.
2. Kerala government imposes Fat Tax to curtail intake of Fat in burgers, pizzas, doughnuts. However, Mithai, Butter Dosas and traditional savouries are not taxed.
3. Encouraging US Jobs data and Japanese PM’s party’s win in Japan send the markets flying the world over.
4. Retail inflation Consumer Price Index (CPI) is at a high of 5.77%, while Index of Industrial Production (IIP) is at 1.2% in May. April had shown a negative IIP indicating contraction.
5. Nirma better known as a washing powder maker diversified into World’s largest soda ash manufacturer and has now added another feather to its cap by cementing a deal to take over French cement manufacturer Lafarge 11 million tonne per annum cement plants in India at Rs.9400 crores.
6. IT major TCS beats street estimates with a bottom line of Rs. 6320 crores in quarter Q-1.
Infosys lags with a 2.2% growth in revenue, but a future revenue guidance cut to 10.5 – 12% from 11.5 – 13.5%. Its shares crack on the stock markets by 8 to 10%.
RIL profit for quarter Q-1 net up by 18% to Rs. 7113 crores are beating street estimates. The refining margins have been posted at highest ever level of Dollar 11.8 per barrel.
Science and Technology
1. A massive planet located 340 light years away from Earth, about 16 million years old with a temp of 580°C, mass four times that of Jupiter and is in Orbit of 3 stars and thus witnesses threesun risesand sunsetsduring its orbit of 550 years. One of the stars is a bright star, and the other two are fainter and closer together. Apal’s research group has published this research.
1. Soccer. Euro Cup
France beat Germany 2-0 in Marseilles to enter the finals. Antoine Greizmann scores both the goals and is the new poster boy for France. He was playing as a replacement for French striker Karim Benzema.
Portugal beat France 1-0 in the final to become to Euro Cup Champions. Portugal Eder scored the all important solitary goal.
2. Wimbledon Tennis
25-year-old Milos Raonic beat Roger Federer 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 to get into the finals. In another semifinal match, Andy Murrey of England defeated Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in straight sets.
In the Wimbledon finals, Murrey beat Milos Roanic 6-4, 7-6, 7-6 to become the champion.
In the women’s singles final, Serena Williams beat Angelique Kerber 7-5, 6-3 to win her 22nd grand slam title and 7th Wimbledon title.
Williams sisters have also won the women’s doubles title.
3. Moto Racing
Lewis Hamilton wins the British GrandPrix at Silverstone. This is his 4th home win in England in a Mercedes Team.