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Major News and Events of 05 June 2017

What Happened on 05 June 2017

ISRO launches its heaviest ever rocket GSLV Mark III D1
According to reports, Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has launched its heaviest ever rocket GSLV Mark III D1 from Sriharikota. This is the first developmental flight of the heavy-lift launch vehicle GSLV Mark-III D1 that can carry 4-ton class satellites into the 36000 kilometer geostationary orbits.
As per reports, the mission's success will enable India to launch four-tonne satellites on its own rocket instead of paying huge amounts of money to foreign space agencies to execute the operation.
India beat Pakistan by 124 runs in ICC Champions Trophy match

This may be an old, storied rivalry but in recent years these games have been anything but competitive. It was more of the same as India cruised to a 124-run victory. Pakistan’s target, adjusted to 324, was further revised to 289 in 41 overs following more showers.

After India had been asked to bat, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 136 for the opening wicket, before Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli clubbed Pakistan around in thrilling fashion. Hardik Pandya walked in ahead of MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav, and clobbered three successive sixes as Imad Wasim found himself stuck with last-over duties. India scored 72 off the last four overs.The end was all too swift for Pakistan, which lost its last six wickets for 50 runs.
Open to suggestions on cattle slaughter notification: Government
The government on Sunday said it is open to suggestions regarding the notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter at animal markets. As per reports, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan today said the recent cattle slaughter notification is not a prestige issue for the government and that they are open to suggestions on the new rules.
A major row erupted after the government’s order was issued on 23 May, with protests being held in some parts of the country, and Opposition politicians crying foul. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had described the ban as “undemocratic and unconstitutional” and said that her government would not abide by it. Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan had called for a nation-wide agitation against the notification.
The new rules formulated under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act disallow the sale of cattle – cows, buffaloes, bullocks, calves and camels – for slaughter in animal markets.
North India Suffering from Heat Waves

Delhiites woke up to another hot day today. As per reports, the Met department said temperatures will continue to rise in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Bihar and Jharkhand. The heat wave conditions forced people to stay indoors affecting weekend outing plans of people. The maximum temperature was recorded at 44.6 degree Celsius, four degrees above normal.

Aadhaar mandatory for govt services like kerosene subsidy, Atal Pension Yojana
The Aadhaar card has now been made mandatory for government subsidy on purchase of kerosene and benefits of Atal Pension Yojana. Quoting an official order, the last date to get the Aadhaar or enrollment for getting it will be 30 September, in case of Kerosene subsidy. For the Atal Pension Yojana, the deadline for getting the Aadhaar is 15 June.
As per reports, the centre allocates subsidised kerosene to the states and Union Territories as affordable cooking fuel for domestic use, mainly to those living below the poverty line. It has also been decided to link the Aadhaar number with the ration card issued to households availing the benefits or with the bank account for cash transfer benefit.

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