Modi expresses concern at Australia visa policy



1.M.P. shifts fiscal year :-

Madhya Pradesh will be the first State to switch to the January-December financial year from the present April-March cycle.

The change will mean the financial year will coincide with the calendar year. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet held at Mantralaya here on Tuesday. “The next budget session will start in January.

2.Pakistan Army brass ordered attack to avenge losses on Line of Control :-

The savage ambush on the Line of Control which led to the decapitation of two Indian soldiers on Monday is believed to have been authorised by Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa following a visit to Pakistani military positions in Haji Pir on April 30, Indian intelligence and military sources have told.

3.Turkey’s President rejoins ruling party after referendum win :-

Turkey’s President on Tuesday rejoined the ruling party he co-founded in a step on his path toward solidifying his grip on power, following his narrow victory in last month’s referendum.

Most of the constitutional changes ushering in a presidential system, approved in the April 16 referendum, will take effect after the November 2019 election. But an amendment that reverses a requirement for the President to be non-partisan and cut ties with their party come into effect immediately, allowing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to return to the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party, or AKP.

4.Daredevils snap losing streak, stun SRH by six wickets :-

Delhi Daredevils snapped their five—match losing streak with a comfortable six—wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad and mathematically remained in the race for the IPL play—offs here tonight.

Yuvraj Singh scored a timely 70, his second half—century of the season, and raised a 93—run stand with Moises Henriques (25) to lead the visitors to a challenging 185 for three after being asked to bat.

5.Armed men loot 1.33 cr from bank’s cash van :-

Six armed men reportedly looted ₹1.33 crore on Tuesday from the cash van of a private bank in Banur town of Patiala, after shooting at the driver and injuring him, the police said.

“The hunt for the culprits is on. An alert has been sounded across the State. We have also alerted Haryana and Uttar Pradesh authorities as well,” Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) S. Boopathi told

6.AAP in turmoil as Vishwas threatens to quit :-

The fissure in the AAP widened today with senior party leader Kumar Vishwas threatening to quit over the attacks on him by a “coterie” surrounding Arvind Kejriwal.

The party has, meanwhile, sent senior leaders Sanjay Singh and Ashutosh to pacify Vishwas. Late in the night, Kejriwal and Sisodia visited Vishwas’ residence in Ghaziabad.

7.UN marks first World Tuna Day with calls to conserve it :-

The United Nations is marking the first World Tuna Day with calls to conserve one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten. General Assembly President Peter Thomson said Tuesday that tuna plays a critical role “in sustainable development, food security, economic opportunity, and livelihoods of people around the world.”

He says tuna species, which are highly migratory, account for 20 percent of the value of all fish caught and over 8 percent of all internationally traded seafood.

8.Champions league: Monaco faces Juventus wall :-

Monaco has scored plenty of goals this season and boasts one of European soccer’s most exciting newcomers in striker Kylian Mbappe but that might not be enough to break down the defensive wall of Juventus in the Champions League semifinals.

Mbappe, 18, has scored 18 goals in his last 18 competitive games, including three in the 6-3 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund in the last eight.

9.Make sure schools don’t sell books or uniform on campus: Delhi HC to CBSE :-

The Delhi High Court Tuesday directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to make sure that schools do not carry out “commercial activities” on campus.  It also asked the board to ensure that a circular issued by it, dated April 19, 2017— directing affiliated school not to indulge in commercial activities like selling of books, uniforms, school bags and stationary — is strictly complied with.

10.Modi expresses concern at Australia visa policy

Australia’s newly introduced visa restrictions are likely to impact India. The issue of the visas came up when Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

“Prime Minister Modi expressed concern about the possible impact of the recent changes in Australian regulations for the skilled professionals’ visa programme.