India’s share of river water will no more go to Pakistan: Modi

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India would put to use its share of water from the rivers flowing to Pakistan and ensure that every single drop was used for the country’s farmers. The work on this had started, he added.

IMF trims growth rate to 6.1% in 2019

  • The World Bank International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual meetings kicked off on a sombre note on Tuesday, with the IMF downgrading global growth in 2019 to 3%, the slowest since the financial crisis.
  • India’s growth projections have also been downgraded to 6.1% and 7% in 2019 and 2020, down by 1.2 percentage points and 0.5 percentage point relative to April projections, owing to weaker than expected domestic demand.

Govt. to probe ‘irregularities’ in M.P. Swachh survey

  • The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has initiated an inquiry into alleged irregularities during the Swachh Survekshan 2019 for Madhya Pradesh — declared the best in solid waste management, and boasting eight cities in the top 25, the most for any State — that helped upstage certain cities, while downplaying performances of others.