Current Affair 6 July, 2015

 Union Government released the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural India 

Union Government released the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for Rural IndiaGovernment released the first Socio-Economic and Caste Census (SECC) in eight decades, saying the document would be essential for policy makers – both at the Centre and at the state-level.

This is the first Census released after 1932 and contains various details with regard to specific regions, communities, caste and economic groups and measures the progress of the households in India.

The first Socio-Economic and Caste Census states that 4.6 per cent of all rural households in the country pay income tax while such households with salaried income are close to 10 per cent.

The percentage of Scheduled Caste (SC) households paying income tax was 3.49 per cent while Scheduled Tribe (ST) tax-paying rural households were mere 3.34 per cent, the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 said.

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton of Britain won 2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix 1 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton of Britain won 2015 Formula 1 British Grand Prix 

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton defied the rain to extend his lead in the F1 drivers’ championship with a second straight victory at the British Grand Prix.

Quick facts:

  • This is Lewis Hamilton’s third British Grand Prix at Silverstone
  • The Brit finished ahead of Nico Rosberg at British Grand Prix
  • Sebastian Vettel had third place in his Ferrari

Eminent Pakistani Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passed away Eminent Pakistani Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain passed away 

Eminent Pakistani Urdu novelist Abdullah Hussain who authored the bestseller and critically- acclaimed ‘Udas Naslain’ passed away in Lahore.

He was suffering from blood cancer for the past one year and his condition deteriorated. Hussai, whose real name was Mohammad Khan, is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.

Besides ‘Udas Naslain’ – considered a masterpiece of Urdu literature, he will be remembered for his other famous novels – ‘Baagh’, ‘Nadaar Loag’ – and short stories ‘Faraib and Nashaib’.

 

Chile won Copa America Cup Football tournament 2015 for the first time Chile won Copa America Cup Football tournament 2015 for the first time 

Chile won the Copa America Cup Football tournament 2015 for the first time in the tournament’s 99-year history when they beat Argentina 4-1 on penalties after 90 minutes and extra-time failed to produce a goal.

Alexis Sanchez netted the clinching goal from the spot after Gonzalo Higuain and Ever Banega had missed for Argentina.

 

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