Morning Digest | Assassination of Al-Qaeda Leader Long Seeking Justice, Biden Says; Imposition of GST on food items will not burden the poor: Nirmala Sitharaman, and more

Al-Qaeda’s top leader Al-Zawahari killed in US operation in Afghanistan

A CIA drone strike has killed al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri in Afghanistan, according to five people familiar with the matter. Current and former officials began hearing on Sunday afternoon that al-Zawahri was killed in the drone strike, but the administration delayed releasing the information until his death was confirmed, according to a person who spoke to discuss the matter. Spoke on condition of anonymity. ,

Killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri long sought justice: Biden

President Joe Biden announced on Monday, August 1, 2022 that Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri killed In a US drone strike in Kabul, he said an operation served justice and hopefully “another measure of closure” to the families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States.

Imposition of GST on food items will not burden the poor: Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 1, 2022 asserted that the imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on food items like curd, lassi and wheat will not burden poor families, and asked states and opposition parties to suggest the same. demanded. Taxes were governed by the Narendra Modi administration when it was a decision taken by the GST Council along with all states.

Boxers Amit Panghal, Mohammad Husamuddin, Ashish Kumar in quarterfinals

Indian boxer Amit Panghal started his Commonwealth Games campaign with an easy win as he entered the men’s flyweight (51kg) quarter-finals on Monday. World Championships silver medalist Panghal defeated Vanuatu’s Namri Beri by unanimous decision.

Partha Chatterjee ‘non-cooperative’, not answering questions: ED

West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee arrested A central agency official said on Monday that it is “non-cooperative” with the Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials as it has “not answered” most of their questions regarding the probe into the school job scam. An ED official said the suspended Trinamool Congress leader “kept silent most of the time” during his interrogation about a conspiracy which he said while speaking to reporters at Joka’s ESI Hospital, where he was taken for medical examination .

Commonwealth Games 2022 | Indians in action on 2 August 2022

The return of Olympic champion Neeraj Chopra was a huge blow, but the Indian athletics team for the Commonwealth Games still has several medal contenders to claim the top honors when the blue-riband track and field event begins in Birmingham on August 2, 2022. will compete for

Kapil Sibal calls the Supreme Court’s decision on PMLA ‘flawed’, says it will be misused to topple elected governments

Rajya Sabha MP and senior advocate Kapil Sibal on Monday said the Enforcement Directorate’s powers and access to investigation, backed by an “apparently flawed” judgment of the Supreme Court, are likely to topple elected governments and “destroy” India’s federal structure. will be misused. His remarks came hours after the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of a chawl in Mumbai.

Biden calls on Russia, China to enter nuclear arms control talks

President Joe Biden on Monday called on Russia and China to enter nuclear arms control talks, saying Moscow, in particular, has a duty to show responsibility after the invasion of Ukraine. In a statement, the US leader reiterated that his administration is ready to “expeditiously negotiate” a replacement for New START, a treaty capping transcontinental nuclear forces in the United States and Russia, which is due to expire in 2026. .

Harjinder Kaur won bronze in women’s 71kg weightlifting

India’s Harjinder Kaur on Monday claimed a bronze medal in the women’s 71kg weightlifting event after a dramatic climax at the Commonwealth Games. Luck was in Harjinder’s favor as he was assured a podium finish as Nigeria’s gold medal favorite Joy Eze was knocked out after three unsuccessful attempts in the clean and jerk category.

Chinese factories return to slow growth amid widespread demand tensions

China’s factories posted slow growth in July, with persistent demand weakness and the domestic COVID-19 outbreak pushing the country’s vast manufacturing sector back into a new period of uncertainty. A private survey conducted by Caixin on Monday showed a slow expansion of factory activity in July. This came on top of a bearish official poll on Sunday that showed the sector has indeed contracted over the past month.

Kamala Harris to announce one billion dollars to states for floods, scorching heat

Vice President Kamala Harris called climate change an “urgent” and “urgent” crisis as it detailed the Biden administration’s efforts to respond to disasters such as Heavy flooding in Kentucky And wildfires ravaged his home state of California. Ms Harris was set to announce more than $1 billion in grants available to states to tackle extreme heat from flooding and climate change.

West Indies beat India by five wickets in second T20

West Indies beat India by five wickets in the second T20 International on Monday. Opting to bowl, Obed McCoy returned with a career-best six as West Indies bowled India out for 138. Hardik Pandya was the top scorer with 31 runs, while Rishabh Pant (24) and Ravindra Jadeja (27) also started but the team could not capitalize on the match being pushed back three hours due to delay in the arrival of kit.

Monsoon rains, floods kill 140 more in a week in Pakistan

In the last one week, 140 more people have died in flash floods caused by monsoon rains in flood-affected areas of Pakistan. Officials gave this information on Monday. The death toll in rain-related incidents in Pakistan since June has risen to 478.

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