Top Headlines: Forces seek Rs 27 lakh crore over next 5 years for defence projects

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Forces seek Rs 27 lakh crore over next 5 years for defence projects
The armed forces have sought an allocation of Rs 26.84 lakh crore ($416 billion) over the next five years to ensure requisite military modernisation and maintenance to take on the collusive threat from Pakistan and China as well as to safeguard India’s expanding geostrategic interests.
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Six out of every 10 people with a driving licence in India never actually sat behind a wheel to get it, according to a sample survey done across 10 cities, including the five metros. The survey comes at a time when the Rajya Sabha is set to discuss amendments to the Motor Vehicles Act.
Prez signs off with LPG sop to poor in bastion
On his last visit to Jangipur as President, Pranab Mukherjee handed over free LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana as the scheme for BPL families touched the 2.5-crore mark. Unable to control his emotions, Mukherjee said: “I will not forget Jangipur.”

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Cut height for flight path, 70 Mumbai buildings told
In the biggest-ever action to be taken against obstacles in the flight path of aircraft that enter and leave the Mumbai airport, India’s civil aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has ordered about 70 buildings in surrounding Vile Parle, Santacruz and Ghatkopar to reduce their height in 60 days flat.
Uddhav Thackeray softens stance on Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway
Softening its stances on the ambitious Mumbai- Nagpur expressway, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said that the project can go on if the farmers were giving up their land voluntarily for the project.
Maharashtra corporators get pay hike
The state government has approved a huge hike in the monthly honorariums of the corporators in the 27 municipal corporations across the state. The corporators of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has got a 150% hike in their montly payout.

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Here’s how much apps added to the GDP
“The internet economy could contribute up to $537.4 billion to India’s GDP in 2020, of which a minimum of $270.9bn could be attributed to apps,“ says the study.
TCS confident of achieving yearly target despite small hit this quarter
TCS, like its peers in the $150-billion IT industry, is seeing slower pace of large deal closures and it is increasingly relying on smaller digital deals.
US hiring will not impact India hiring, claims Infosys
Asserting that hiring in the US will not impact its recruitment plans in India, the Bengaluru-based company said it has rolled out campus offers to 19,000 people here.

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Women’s World Cup: Mithali, Rajeshwari take India to semi-finals
India produced a superb bowling display to dismiss the Kiwis for 79 in just 25.3 overs. Left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad (5/15) was the pick of the bowlers with her five-wicket haul, while Deepti Sharma (2/26) scalped two and Jhulan Goswami (1/14), Shikha Pandey (1/12) and Poonam Yadav (1/12) picked one each respectively.
Garbine Muguruza beats Venus Williams to win Wimbledon title
An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title on Saturday, blowing away in-form American Venus Williams 7-5, 6-0 with arguably the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges.
Shastri’s appointment approved but no decision on Dravid, Zaheer
In a meeting attended by CoA members Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, the CoA approved the appointment of Shastri. However, the committee did not implicitly specify whether Dravid and Khan were on board as consultants for specific overseas tours, as had been claimed by the BCCI.

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Govt asks businesses to register under GST by July 30
The government on Saturday asked traders to get registered under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime by July 30. However, traders with turnover of below Rs 20 lakh or those engaged exclusively in the supply of exempted goods or services need not register under the new tax regime.
Telecom department to seek detail over data breach from Jio
“They (company) have not come to us but we will seek details from them,” Telecom Secretary Arun Sundararajan told reporters in response to query on DoT’s action over the alleged data breach of Reliance Jio.

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