The GoI has reduced interest rates for small savings schemes by 10 basis points for the July-September quarter of the 2019-20 financial year. Some schemes that will fetch lower interest rates are Kisan Vikas Patra (7.6%), Public Provident Fund (7.9%), Sukanya Samriddhi Account (8.4%).
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced an annual financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to “loktantra senanis” or their spouse. Under this, they will be provided treatment at private or government hospitals. The term “emergency victim” on their identity cards would be replaced with “loktantra senani”. “Loktantra senanis” are those people who were imprisoned during the 1975-77Emergency under preventive detention laws.
IIT Kanpur honours India’s chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand with honorary doctorate on the occasion of their 52nd convocation. Former President APJ Abdul Kalam and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are past recipients of the honour.
Virat Kohli becomes the fastest cricketer to score 20,000 international runs. He took just 417 innings to reach the milestone and bettered the time taken by legends such as Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. The India captain reached the milestone when he reached the score of 37 in India’s 6th match in World Cup tournament against West Indies.
Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya sworn in as Governor of Manipur. The Nagaland Governor Acharya will serve as Governor of Manipur as an additional charge during the absence, on leave, of Dr Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur.
India born Priya Serrao has won the Miss Universe Australia title for 2019. Western Australia’s Bella Kasimba and another Victorian Marijana Radmanovic rounded out 2019’s top three, placing second and third.