The news of the day of May 31, 2022

GDP grew by 8.7% in 2021-22, lower than official estimates

Output from India’s eight major sectors grew by 8.4% in April 2022, the fastest pace in six months, with crude oil and steel the only sectors to register a marginal decline in output compared to compared to April 2021.

Center releases 86,912 crore of GST owed to states

The Ministry of Finance said this is done to help states manage their resources and ensure that their programs, especially capital expenditures, are completed within the fiscal year.

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain taken into custody until June 9

The ED had arrested Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader on May 30 under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

Kashmiri pundits return to the streets of Valley to protest the killing of a schoolteacher

Rajni Bala (36), who belonged to Samba district and was assigned to a public school in Gopalpora, was shot dead by terrorists earlier in the day.

Thousands of mourners tearfully bid farewell to Punjabi singer Moosewala

The singer’s favorite tractor, which featured in several of his music videos, was adorned with flowers for its final drive to a family field for cremation.

Hardik Patel set to join BJP on June 2

The 28-year-old leader resigned from Congress on May 18 after sulking for more than a month accusing the party leadership of neglecting him and other young leaders.

Rajya Sabha Polls | BJP wants to engage in horse-trading: Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan’s chief minister has targeted the BJP for supporting Subhash Chandra, who filed his state candidacy for the Rajya Sabha elections as an independent, saying the party wants to haggle as he does not don’t have the numbers.

Naqvi’s exit from Rajya Sabha may mean there is no Muslim face for BJP in Parliament

Until the budget session, the BJP had three Muslim MPs; all, however, in the Rajya Sabha, and none in the Lok Sabha. These MPs – Mr Naqvi, BJP spokesperson Syed Zafar Islam and journalist-turned-politician MJ Akbar all complete their terms by July and unless reappointed, the BJP will no longer have a Muslim face in the Parliament. Mr. Islam retires on July 4 and Mr. Akbar on June 29.

June-September rains will be 103% of average: IMD

Monsoon rains over the four major regions – Central India, Southern Peninsula, North East India and North West India – for which IMD provides forecasts, are also likely to be abundant.

Comment | The middle way for India in the new global mess

Asia is the arena of the impending struggle between the United States and China. Instead of aligning itself with any bloc, India should aim to create new pillars of world order through engagement and partnership with middle powers.

Israel signs free trade deal with UAE, its first in Arab world

Israel signed a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates on May 31, its first with an Arab country, building on their normalization of relations brokered by the United States in 2020.

Ukraine and the West must act to solve the food crisis: Lavrov

Western countries “created a lot of artificial problems by closing their ports to Russian ships, disrupting logistics and financial chains,” Lavrov told reporters during a visit to Bahrain.

Government orders stricter controls on wheat export process

The latest DGFT order directs regional authorities to “physically verify” all documents.

Frontier dethrones Fugaku as the world’s fastest supercomputer

The supercomputer, built for the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, achieved the Linmark benchmark score of 1.1 exaflops.

India’s 5G spectrum auction stymied

Next-generation mobile technology offers tremendous opportunities. To reap the benefits of a subscriber boom, telecom operators must be able to purchase spectrum bands at competitive rates.

ISSF World Cup | Elavenil, Ramita and Shreya win gold in 10m air rifle team event

The Indian trio outscored Denmark represented by Anna Nielsen, Emma Koch and Rikke Maeng Ibsen 17-5 in the gold medal contest. Poland won bronze in the event.

Anand defeats Carlsen in a Norway Chess blitz to finish fourth

The former world champion, however, suffered defeats to Anish Giri (Netherlands) and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France) in the fourth and ninth rounds respectively to finish with 5 points in the 10-man blitz early on Tuesday.

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