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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Yuzvendra Chahal records most expensive figures by an Indian bowler in CWC Sunday June 30,2019

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Sunday scripted an unwanted record by producing the most expensive spell by an Indian bowler in the history of the CWC

The 28-year-old bowler created the history during the Men in Blue's second last game of the group stage in the 2019 edition of the marquee event against England at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham.

After England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and asked India to bowl first, Chahal finished with the figures of 0/88 in his 10 overs to register the worst-ever bowling figures by an Indian in a World Cup game.

 It was also Chahal's most expensive figures in the One-Day Internationals (ODI) format.

Prior to Chahal, Javagal Srinath held the unwanted record of the most expensive spell by an Indian in a World Cup match. He conceded 87 runs during India's final match against Australia in Johannesburg in the 2003 edition of the mega event.

Besides Chahal, his spin partner Kuldeep Yadav also had a forgettable outing against England as he conceded 72 runs in his 10 overs while picking up just a wicket.

Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli becomes first captain to score five consecutive fifties in CWC Sunday June 30,2019

Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday June 30,2019 became the first skipper in the history of World Cup cricket to register five-consecutive fifty-plus scores.

Virat Kohli achieved the feat in the team`s ongoing match against England in the 2019 ICC Men`s Cricket World Cup.

Before this match, Virat Kohli was tied with South Africa`s Graeme Smith and Australia`s Aaron Finch for recording four consecutive fifties in the World Cup

Virat Kohli's consecutive 50's at the 2019 CWC

South Africa       (18 Runs of 34 Balls 4x1) - Match 08 on June 05 - India won by 6 wickets
Australia             (82 Runs of 77 Balls 4x4 and 6x2) - Match 14 on June 09 - India won by 36 Runs
New Zealand       Match Abandoned due to rain -Match 18 on June 13
Pakistan              (77 Runs of 65 Balls 4x7) - Match 22 on June 16 - India won by 89 Runs under D/L
Afghanistan        (67 Runs of 63 Balls 4x5) - Match 28 on June 22 - India won by 11 Runs
West Indies         (72 Runs of 82 Balls 4x8) - Match 34 on June 27 - India won by 125 Runs
England              (66 Runs of 76 Balls 4x7) - Match 38 on June 30 - India lost by 31 Runs

Complete list of centuries scored till India vs England match on Sunday June 30 , 2019

No Player Runs Balls Team Opposition Result
1 Joe Root 107 104 England Pakistan Lost
2 Jos Buttler 103 76 England Pakistan Lost
3 Rohit Sharma 122* 144 India South Africa Won
4 Jason Roy 153 121 England Bangladesh Won
5 Shakib Al Hasan 121 119 Bangladesh England Lost
6 Shikhar Dhawan 117 109 India Australia Won
7 David Warner 107 111 Australia Pakistan Won
8 Joe Root 100* 94 England West Indies Won
9 Aaron Finch 153 132 Australia Sri Lanka Won
10 Rohit Sharma 140 113 India Pakistan Won
11 Shakib Al Hasan 124* 99 Bangladesh West Indies Won
12 Eoin Morgan 148 71 England Afghanistan Won
13 Kane Williamson 106* 138 New Zealand South Africa Won
14 David Warner 166 147 Australia Bangladesh Won
15 Mushfiqur Rahim 102* 97 Bangladesh Australia Won
16 Kane Williamson 148 154 New Zealand West Indies Won
17 Carlos Brathwaite 101 82 West Indies New Zealand Lost
18 Aaron Finch 100 116 Australia England Won
19 Babar Azam 101* 127 Pakistan New Zealand Won
20 Jonny Bairstow 111 109 England India Won
21 Rohit Sharma 102 109 India England Lost

On this day July 01,2017,Goods and Services Tax(GST)came into effect in India

The GST was launched at midnight on 1 July 2017 by the President of India and the Narendra Modi led NDA Govt at the centre

The launch was marked by a historic midnight (30 June – 1 July) session of both the houses of parliament convened at the Central Hall of the Parliament.

It is one of the few midnight sessions that have been held by the parliament - the others being the declaration of India's independence on August 15,1947, and the Silver and Golden Jubliees of that occasion

GST  came into effect from July 1, 2017 through the implementation of One hundred and First Amendment of the Constitution of India by the Govt of India

Goods and services are divided into five different tax slabs for collection of tax - 0%, 5%, 12%, 18% and 28%.

However,Petroleum Products and Electricity are not taxed under GST and instead are taxed separately by the individual State Govts

The tax rates, rules and regulations are governed by the GST Council which consists of the finance ministers of  centre and all the states

Petroleum products are constitutionally included in the GST system, but power to recommend the effective date lies with the Goods and Services Tax Council, the apex decision-making body chaired by the Union finance minister and represented by finance ministers of the states. “Article 279A (5) of the Constitution provides that Goods and Services Tax Council shall recommend the date on which goods and services tax shall be levied on petroleum crude, high speed diesel, motor spirit, natural gas and aviation turbine fuel. Thus while, petroleum products are constitutionally included under GST, the date and rate, on which GST shall be levied on such goods, shall be as per the decision of the GST Council

Going by international experience, GST has taken between two to five years to stabilise. In this context, in terms of revenue yield, the Indian GST has done remarkably well.

In the first 21 months, it yielded an average monthly revenue of Rs 91,334 crore — the average stood at Rs 82,295 crore in the first nine months of its implementation which went up to Rs 98,114 crore in the next 12 months, a growth rate of 19.22 per cent

On this day July 01,1982,Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M G Ramachandran Introduced Nutritious Noon Meal Scheme

                                                 இருந்தாலும் மறைந்தாலும் பேர் சொல்ல வேண்டும்
                                                 இவர் போல யாரென்று ஊர் சொல்ல வேண்டும்

July 1, 1982 was a turning point in the political history of modern Tamil Nadu, when M G Ramachandran, the then chief minister of Tamil Nadu, ate a meal with primary school children in Pappakurichi village in Trichy district, marking the beginning of the chief minister’s nutritious noon meal scheme.

It later became the cornerstone of welfare policies in Tamil Nadu. For politicians it was a shrewd populist move by MGR to retain his vote bank; for nutritionists it ensured at least a third of the required nutrition for children; for educationists it was a strategy to increase enrolment in school; for some economists it was a waste of public money; and for teachers it was an added administrative burden. But for MGR it was a moment of satisfaction for having ensured the feeding of hungry children.

“This scheme is the outcome of my experience of extreme starvation at an age when I knew only to cry when I was hungry . But for the munificence of a woman next door who extended a bowl of rice gruel to us and saved us from the cruel hand of death, we would have departed this world long ago. Such merciful women folk, having great faith in me, elected me as chief minister of Tamil Nadu… To picture lakhs and lakhs of poor children who gather to take up nutritious meals in thousands of hamlets and villages all over TN and blessing us in their childish prattle, will be a glorious event,“ said MGR about the noon meal scheme.

Providing noon meal in schools was not new to Tamil Nadu as it had existed in various forms since the early 1900s. The sporadic events of providing noon meal in schools were outcomes of the philanthropic efforts of a few. But it was left to K Kamaraj to conceive it as a public policy so that government could provide it.Yet due to the lack of adequate finances and weak administrative machinery , the scheme was implemented only in rural primary schools and was dependent on contributions from local governments. In 1982 the allocation towards the noon meal scheme was less than 6 crore.

The emotion of MGR behind the initiation of the scheme was truly captured in terms of its mammoth size and his determination to implement it against all odds. The total outlay for this scheme in 1982 was 120 crore that was later revised to 140 crore in late 1982 and 220 crore in 1983. Increasing the outlay by 20 times in a year shows the importance it received in the state. The scheme initially benefited 5.6 million children in rural schools in the age group of 5 to 10 years and within two months it was extended to children in urban areas, increasing the number of beneficiaries to 6.5 million. In addition, the balwadis (child care centres) were roped in to provide meals for children in the age group of 2 to 5 years. Subsequently, the elderly, widows and destitutes were also covered by this programme. Nearly 56,000 noon meal kitchens were opened, of which 35,000 were in schools. The average cost of a meal for children was 45 paisa and for adults, 90 paisa

Saturday, June 29, 2019

2019 Wimbledon Championships July 01 - 14,2019

The 2019 Wimbledon Championships is scheduled to take place from July 01 -14,2019 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom 

This year is the 133rd edition of the Wimbledon Championship

It will be the first edition of the tournament to feature a standard tie break in the final set when the score in the set is 12 games all. The winner is the player who reaches seven or more points and leads by two points.
In the Women's Singles, there will be 16 qualifiers from 128 entrants, an increase from 12 qualifiers from 96 entrants. Doubles qualifying will be eliminated as a result. The change brings the qualification for the Women's Singles into line with that for the Men's Singles, which remains unchanged

Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Germany's Angelique Kerber are the defending champions iin the Men's and Women's Singles Championship Title

Here's a Look at the Past Records

1. Men's Singles: While Roger Federer has won the Wimbledon Men's Singles title eight times, its William Renshaw who holds the record of winning the most number of consecutive men's singles titles. Renshaw won six men's singles titles from 1881 to 1886.

2. Men's Doubles: Todd Woodbridge has won the maximum number of titles in men's doubles so far, with a total of 9. In terms of winning consecutive titles, Woodbridge and Woodforde, along with brothers Reginald Doherty and Lawrance Doherty, hold the joint record of five titles.
3. Women's Singles: Martina Navratilova holds the record of winning the most number of women's singles titles. She has nine Women's singles titles to her name.
4. Women's Doubles: With a total of 12 titles, Elizabeth Ryan is the player who has won maximum titles in the women's doubles. While Ryan and Suzanne Lenglen have the record of winning consecutive titles in the women's doubles, with a total of six.
5. Mixed Doubles: Ken Fletcher & Vic Seixas, and Owen Davidson & Leander Paes have won the maximum number of titles in mixed doubles, with a total of four each.
6. Most successful players: Williams Renshaw is the most successful men's player at Wimbledon, with a total of 14 titles (seven in men's singles, seven in men's doubles). Billie-Jean King and Martina Navratilova have won a total of 20, becoming the most successful women's tennis players in Wimbledon.
7. Most matches played: While Jean Borotra is the player who played most matches among men with a total of 223, Martina Navratilova tops the chart among the women with 326 matches.
8. Longest matches: John Isner and Nicolas Mahut are known to have played the longest match ever at Wimbledon (11 hours 5 minutes) which went on for three days. In 2008, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer played the longest final ever that lasted for 4 hours 48 minutes.
9. Youngest and Oldest winners: While Boris Becker is the youngest winner of men's singles (17 years and 227 days, in 1985), Arthur Gore is the oldest winner among men (41 years and 182 days, in 1909). The youngest among women is Lottie Dod (15 years and 285 days, in 1887) while Charlotte Cooper Sterry is the oldest winner in women's singles (37 years and 282 days, in 1908).
10. Most successful nation: The USA has proved itself as the most successful nation in both men's singles (33 titles) and women's singles (51 titles), with a total of 84 titles won at Wimbledon

2019 ICC World Cup in England & Wales May 30 to July 14,2019 - Match 38 England Vs India @ Edgbaston,Birmingham Sunday June 30,2019

Edgbaston,Birmingham Venue Stats

Edgbaston is a cricket ground located in the city of Birmingham. It is home to the Warwickshire County Cricket Club and has hosted 61 ODIs till date.
The first ODI at Birmingham was played between England and Australia on the 28th of August, 1972 – it was the 4th ODI match ever in history.
The venue has hosted two ODIs in the 2019 World Cup – between New Zealand and South Africa and New Zealand and Pakistan
India clash with England at Edgbaston on Sunday, 30th of June.
There have been just six 300-plus scores at Edgbaston with England’s 408 for 9 against New Zealand in 2015 the highest team total at the venue – it is also the only 400-plus score at the ground. England won by 210 runs – it remains the largest margin of victory at Edgbaston.
Australia were bowled out for 70 against England in Birmingham in 1977 – the lowest total at the venue.
Andrew Strauss has aggregated 343 runs in 6 innings at an average of 68.6 at Birmingham – no one has scored more runs than him at the ground in ODI cricket.
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson has an excellent record at Birmingham – 310 runs in 5 innings at an average of 103.33 including two hundreds.
Glenn Turner’s unbeaten 171 against East Africa in the 1975 World Cup remains the highest individual score at Edgbaston.
There have been two double hundred partnerships in Birmingham – Jason Roy and Alex Hales put together an unbeaten 256- run stand against Sri Lanka in 2016 – the highest partnership at the venue. Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott had put together 250 against Bangladesh in 2010.
Darren Gough picked 21 wickets at 22.66 apiece at Edgbaston – no one has picked more wickets in ODI cricket at the venue.
There have been 8 five-plus wicket hauls in Birmingham with Josh Hazlewood’s 6-52 in 9 overs against New Zealand in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy the best bowling figures at the ground.

Venue stats

Avg 1st Innings score: 227
Avg 2nd Innings score: 181
Highest Total: 408/9 (50 Ov) by ENG vs NZ
Lowest Total: 70/10 (25.2 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Highest Chased: 280/4 (53.3 Ov) by AUS vs ENG
Lowest Defended: 129/7 (20 Ov) by IND vs ENG

Head-to-head record

Total: 99
England: 41
India: 53
Tied: 2
N/R: 3

Head-to-Head at World Cup

Total: 7
England: 3
India: 3
Tied: 1

England play their 8th match having
1 defeated South Africa by 104 Runs @ The Oval on May 30 - Match 01
2 lost to Pakistan by 14 Runs @ Nottingham on June 03 - Match 06
3 defeated Bangladesh by 106 Runs @ Cardiff on June08 - Match 12
4 defeated West Indies by 8 wickets @ Southampton on June 14 - Match 19
5 defeated Afghanistan by 150 Runs @ Old Trafford,Manchester on June 18 - Match 24
6 lost to Sri Lanka by 20 Runs @ Leeds on  June 21 - Match 27
7 lost to Australia by 64 Runs @ Lord's on June 25 - Match 32

India play their 7th match having
  1. defeated South Africa by 6 wickets @ The Rose Bowl Southampton on June 05 - Match 08
  2. defeated Australia by 36 Runs @The Oval on June 09 - Match 14
  3. Vs New Zealand @ Trent Bridge Nottingham abandoned due to rain on June 13-Match 18
  4. defeated Pakistan by 89 Runs under D/L@Old Trafford Manchester on June 16 - Match 22
  5. defeated Afghanistan by 11 Runs @ The Rose Bowl Southampton on June 22 - Match 28
  6. defeated West Indies by 125 Runs@Old Trafford,Manchester on June 27 - Match 34

England beat India by 31 Runs,end India's unbeaten run

South Africa   Match 08 on June 05 - India won by 6 wickets
Australia         Match 14 on June 09 - India won by 36 Runs
New Zealand  Match Abandoned due to rain -Match 18 on June 13
Pakistan         Match 22 on June 16 - India won by 89 Runs under D/L
Afghanistan    Match 28 on June 22 - India won by 11 Runs
West Indies    Match 34 on June 27 - India won by 125 Runs
England          Match 38 on June 30 - India lost by 31 Runs

England 337/7 in 50 Overs
India      306/5 in 50 Overs
Match Result - England won by 31 Runs
MOM - Jonny Bairstow (England)for his 111(109 Balls 4x10 and 6x6)

England continued to remain alive in the ICC World Cup 2019 after defeating India by 31 runs in match 38 of the tournament at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat. The hosts were able to post a sizeable total of 337 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 50 overs, following a 109-ball 101 by opener Jonny Bairstow, with all-rounder Ben Stokes scoring an aggressive 79 off 54 deliveries as well.
Pacer Mohammed Shami was the pick of the bowlers in the Indian bowling attack, recording his maiden five-wicket haul in the ICC World Cup 2019.
In reply, India seemed set to chase down the total at one stage following an excellent 138-run partnership between Virat Kohli (66) and opener Rohit Sharma, with the latter scoring his 25th ODI ton.
However, India managed only a total of 306/5  in 50 overs.

Match Highlights
 India's score of 29/1 at the end of the first powerplay was the lowest powerplay score in  the ICC World Cup 2019.

Virat Kohli is now the first captain to score five consecutive half-centuries in CWC

138-run partnership between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli was the highest partnership registered by an Indian duo in the 2019 CWC

England registered their first win against India in an ICC World Cup game since 1992

Shami scripts a host of World Cup records
Mohammed Shami (5/69) now has 30 career World Cup scalps.
He surpassed former Indian legend Kapil Dev in terms of career World Cup scalps (28).
Shami became the sixth Indian bowler to register a five-wicket haul in the World Cup.
He also became the second bowler ever after Shahid Afridi to claim three successive four-wicket hauls in a World Cup edition.
Shami is now the second highest wicket-taker in ODIs this year (32) and trails Trent Boult (34).
This was Shami's first five-wicket haul in ODIs.
The right-arm pacer now has 13 wickets in three games in World Cup 2019.
He is also India's highest wicket-taker in the tourney.
Shami also raced to 126 career ODI scalps.

3 – Number of centuries for Rohit Sharma in this tournament; the 5th player with as many as three tons in a single World Cup edition. Mark Waugh in 1996, Sourav Ganguly in 2003, Matthew Hayden in 2007 and Kumar Sangakkara (4) in 2015 were the other four players. Only Rohit, Hayden and Sangakkara had three tons against full member countries in an edition.

3 – Rohit now has three centuries while chasing in ICC ODI tournaments (CWC and CT); the 4th such player and the first from India. Kumar Sangakkara, Joe Root and Shakib Al Hasan are the other three players with three centuries during chases in ICC ODI tournaments.

4 – Rohit now has four centuries while chasing a target of 300+ in ODI cricket; the joint 3rd most by any player. Virat Kohli leads the list with nine such hundreds while Jason Roy has five. Kumar Sangakkara and Joe Root also have four tons apiece while chasing 300+ in ODIs.

5 – Number of ODI centuries for Rohit in England; the most by a visiting batsman. Viv Richards, Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson all have four ODI tons apiece in England.

12 – This was Rohit’s 12th century while chasing in ODI cricket. Only Virat Kohli (25), Sachin Tendulkar (17) and Chris Gayle (12) have scored as many centuries as Rohit in ODI chases.

102 – Rohit’s 102-run knock is the highest individual score in an unsuccessful World Cup chase for India. Ajay Jadeja scored an unbeaten 100 against Australia in the 1999 CWC game. These two are the only centuries by Indians in unsuccessful CWC chases.

206 – Innings Rohit needed for scoring his 25th century in ODI format; the 3rd fewest by any player. Only Hashim Amla (151) and Virat Kohli (162) had their 25th ODI ton earlier than Rohit.

343 – Rohit is now the leading run-getter in ODIs at the Edgbaston in Birmingham as he scored 343 runs in only five innings with two tons and a fifty. He is currently tied with Andrew Strauss who also scored 343 runs but from six ODI innings.

Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow surpass 2,000 ODI partnership runs
Roy, who returned from injury, struck a 57-ball 66.
This was his second half-century in the ongoing World Cup.
It was also his fourth ODI fifty in 2019.
Roy slammed his 16th career ODI fifty.
The two openers added 160 runs for the first wicket in just 132 deliveries.
This was their ninth career century-plus stand.
They also surpassed 2,000 ODI partnership runs.

MOM Bairstow slammed his maiden World Cup century.
His 111-run knock was studded with 10 fours and six sixes.
This was the England opener's eighth career ODI hundred.
Bairstow also registered his second ODI hundred in 2019.
He went past the 600-run mark in ODIs this year (668) and is England's third highest run-scorer after Eoin Morgan (695) and Jason Roy (683).

2019 ICC World Cup in England & Wales May 30 to July 14,2019 - Match 37 Australia Vs New Zealand @ The Lord's Saturday June 29,2019

Australia beat New Zealand by 86 Runs


Australia             243/9 in 50 Overs
New Zealand      157/10 in 43.4 Overs
Match Result      Australia won by 86 Runs

2019 ICC World Cup in England & Wales May 30 to July 14,2019 - Match 36 Afghanistan Vs Pakistan @Leeds Saturday June 29,2019

Pakistan beat Afghanistan by 3 wickets


Afghanistan         227/9 in 50 Overs
Pakistan               230/7 in 49.4 Overs
Match Result       Pakistan won by 3 wickets

2019 ICC World Cup in England & Wales May 30 to July 14,2019 - Match 35 Sri Lanka Vs South Africa @ Chester le Street Friday June 28,2019

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 9 wickets


Sri Lanka             203/10 in 49.3 Overs
South Africa        206/1 in 37.2 Overs
Match Result       South Africa won by 9 wickets

2019 ICC World Cup in England & Wales May 30 to July 14,2019 - Match 34 India Vs West Indies @ OldTrafford Manchester Thursday June 27,2019

India beat West Indies by 125 Runs


India                268/7 in 50 Overs
West Indies     143/10 in 34.2 Overs
Match Result  India won by 125 Runs

2019 ICC World Cup in England & Wales May 30 to July 14,2019 - Match 33 New Zealand Vs Pakistan @ Birmingham Wed June 26,2019

Pakistan beat New Zealand by 6 wickets


New Zealand 237/6 in 50 Overs
Pakistan         241/4 in 49.1 Overs
Match Result  Pakistan won by 6 wickets

2019 ICC World Cup in England & Wales May 30 to July 14,2019 - Match 32 Australia Vs England @The Lord's Tuesday June 25,2019

Australia beat England by 64 Runs

Australia            285/7 in 50 Overs
England             221/10 in 44.4 Overs
Match Result     Australia won by 64 Runs

2019 ICC World Cup in England & Wales May 30 to July 14,2019 - Match 31 Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan @ Rose Bowl Southampton Monday June 24,2019

Bangladesh beat Afghanistan by 62 Runs

Bangladesh          262/7 in 50 Overs
Afghanistan         200/10 in 47 Overs
Match Result       Bangladesh won by 62 Runs

Director SS Rajamouli Reveals First Look of Suriya, Mohanlal in Telugu Film Bandobast

Director SS Rajamouli revealed the first look of Suriya Sivakumar and Mohanlal from their upcoming Telugu movie Bandobast

On Friday June 28,2019, he took to Twitter giving the first glimpse of the actors and wrote, "Happy to release the First Look of @Suriya_offl & @Mohanlal sir’s #Bandobast. Best wishes to @anavenkat & his entire team..:)" (sic)

With the hues of green and yellow, while Suriya can be seen donning a moustache, Mohanlal can be seen sporting a pair of reading glasses and beard in the poster. 
Bandobast will mark the reunion of director KV Anand and Tamil star Suriya for the third time.

 The duo has previously worked in Ayan (2009) and Maattrraan (2012). 
The Telugu version of much anticipated Tamil film Kaappaan also features Arya in the lead role.
Bandobast is said to feature Suriya as an elite police official, whereas Mohanlal is said to portray the role of Prime Minister of India. 
The film will hit the theaters on August 30,2019

Friday, June 21, 2019

Goods And Services Tax(GST) - 35th GST Council Meeting Friday June 21,2019

Key recommendations made at the meeting

1. It has been decided to have a common State Bench for the States of Sikkim, Nagaland, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh
2. Decision related to extension of various near approaching due dates:
i. GSTR-9 / GSTR-9A & GSTR-9C, for F.Y. 2017-18 extended till 31st August 2019
ii. Form GST ITC-04 for period July 2017 to June 2019- extended till 31st August 2019
iii. CMP-02: Form for composition scheme by Service providers- extended till 31st July 2019
 3. The Council also decided to introduce electronic invoicing system in a phase-wise manner for B2B transactions. E-invoicing is a rapidly expanding technology which would help taxpayers in backward integration and automation of tax relevant processes. It would also help tax authorities in combating the menace of tax evasion.The Phase 1 is proposed to be voluntary and it shall be rolled out from Jan 2020.
4. E-way bill related:
Rule 138E of the CGST rules, pertaining to blocking of e-way bills on non-filing of returns for two consecutive tax periods, to be brought into effect from 21st August 2019, instead of the earlier notified date of 21st June 2019. 
5. Regarding New Return system
a. Trial Basis: Form GST ANX-I and Form GST ANX-2 will be available on trial basis to taxpayers between July 2019 to September 2019.
b. Small taxpayers (those having turnover of upto Rs. 5 Crores in previous financial year)
i. Form GST ANX-1: to be filed quarterly for period October 2019 to December 2019 in January 2019.
ii. Form GST RET-01: quarterly for period October 2019 to December 2019 in January 2019.
iii. Form GST PMT-08: from October 2019
iv. Form GSTR-3B: not to be filed from October 2019
c. Large taxpayers (those having turnover of more than Rs. 5 Crores in previous financial year)
i. Form GST ANX-1: Compulsory filing from October 2019
ii. Form GSTR-3B: To be filed for October 2019 & November 2019
iii. Form GST RET-01: To be filed from December 2019
d. Note:
i. Invoices etc. can be uploaded in FORM GST ANX-1 on a continuous basis both by large and small taxpayers from October 2019 onwards. FORM GST ANX-2 may be viewed simultaneously during this period but no action shall be allowed on such FORM GST ANX-2
ii. From January, 2020 onwards, FORM GSTR-3B to be completely phased out
6. Other decisions:
    1. Tenure of National Anti-Profiteering Authority (NAA) has been extended by 2 years
    2. Aadhaar based GST registration to be introduced
Note: These are just the recommendation of GST Council, however the same shall came into effect only on issuance of relevant notifications in regards of the same

GST Council decision relating to changes in law and procedure 

In order to give ample opportunity to taxpayers as well as the system to adapt, the new return system to be introduced in a phased manner, as described below:
1. Between July, 2019 to September, 2019, the new return system (FORM GST ANX-1&FORM GST ANX-2 only) to be available for trial for taxpayers. Taxpayers to continue to file FORM GSTR-1&FORM GSTR-3B as at present;
2. From October, 2019 onwards, FORM GST ANX-1 to be made compulsory. Large taxpayers (having aggregate turnover of more than Rs. 5 crores in previous year) to file FORM GST ANX-1 on monthly basis whereas small taxpayers to file first FORM GST ANX-1 for the quarter October, 2019 to December, 2019 in January, 2020;
3. For October and November, 2019, large taxpayers to continue to file FORM GSTR-3B on monthly basis and will file first FORM GST RET-01 for December, 2019 in January, 2020. It may be noted that invoices etc. can be uploaded in FORM GST ANX-1 on a continuous basis both by large and small taxpayers from October, 2019 onwards. FORM GST ANX-2 may be viewed simultaneously during this period but no action shall be allowed on such FORM GST ANX-2;
4. From October, 2019, small taxpayers to stop filing FORM GSTR-3B and to start filing FORM GST PMT-08. They will file their first FORM GST-RET-01 for the quarter October, 2019 to December, 2019 in January, 2020;
5. From January, 2020 onwards, FORM GSTR-3B to be completely phased out
On account of difficulties being faced by taxpayers in furnishing the annual returns in FORM GSTR-9FORM GSTR-9A and reconciliation statement in FORM GSTR-9C, the due date for furnishing these returns/reconciliation statements to be extended till 31.08.2019
To provide sufficient time to the trade and industry to furnish the declaration in FORM GST ITC-04, relating to job work, the due date for furnishing the said form for the period July, 2017 to June, 2019 to be extended till 31.08.2019
Certain amendments to be carried out in the GST laws to implement the decisions of the GST Council taken in earlier meeting
Rule 138E of the CGST rules, pertaining to blocking of e-way bills on non-filing of returns for two consecutive tax periods, to be brought into effect from 21.08.2019, instead of the earlier notified date of 21.06.2019
Last date for filing of intimation, in FORM GST CMP-02, for availing the option of payment of tax under notification No. 2/2019-Central Tax (Rate) dated 07.03.2019, to be extended from 30.04.2019 to 31.07.2019

GST Council decisions on rate changes on supply of good and services 

The Council has recommended following GST rate related changes on supply of goods and services.
Electric Vehicles
On issues relating to GST concessions on electric vehicle, charger and hiring of electric vehicle, the Council recommended that the issue be examined in detail by the Fitment Committee and brought before the Council in the next meeting.
Solar Power Generating Systems and Wind Turbines
In terms of order of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, GST Council directed that the issue related to valuation of goods and services in a solar power generating system and wind turbine be placed before next Fitment Committee. The recommendations of the Fitment Committee would be placed before the next GST Council meeting.
Group of Ministers (GoM) on Lottery submitted report to the Council. After deliberations on the various issues on rate of lottery, the Council recommended that certain issues relating to taxation (rates and destination principle) would require legal opinion of Learned Attorney General.

Spain striker Fernando Torres retires from soccer Friday June 21,2019

Spain`s World Cup-winning striker Fernando Torres announced his retirement from football on Friday June 21,2019, bringing an end to a glittering 18-year career.

Torres, who scored more than 100 goals across two spells at his boyhood club Atletico Madrid, also played for Premier League sides Liverpool and Chelsea and Italy`s AC Milan.

He left Atletico to join Japan`s Sagan Tosu in July last year but has struggled to hit the heights of his best days at Atletico and Liverpool at the J-League side.

"After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career," the 35-year-old wrote on Twitter, adding that he would hold a news conference in Japan on Sunday to explain his decision.

Torres made his Spain debut in 2003 and scored the winning goal in the 2008 European Championship final against Germany before helping his country win their first World Cup in 2010.

He was the top scorer at Euro 2012 as Spain successfully defended their title and scored 38 goals in 110 appearances for his country in total, making him Spain`s country`s third-highest goalscorer behind David Villa (59) and Raul (44).

Torres enjoyed his the most prolific spell at Liverpool between 2007 and 2011, netting 81 goals in 142 games across all competitions.

He moved to Chelsea from Liverpool for a then British record fee of 50 million pounds ($63.49 million), and won the FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League with the London club.
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Fernando Torres 's career in pictures

Fernando Torres holds the World Cup
Fernando Torres won two European Championships and the World Cup with Spain
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Torres made his senior debut for Atletico in 2001 when they were playing in Spain's second division
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At age 19 he was made captain
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In 2007 he joined Liverpool for £20m under manager Rafael Benitez
Fernando Torres
He scored 33 goals in his debut season - only Mohamed Salah (44 in 2017-18) has ever scored more in his debut season for the Reds
Fernando Torres
At Euro 2008 he scored the winner in the final to give Spain a 1-0 victory over Germany
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Torres endeared himself to Liverpool fans with his performances against Manchester United
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Torres won the World Cup in 2010 in South Africa, coming on as a substitute in extra time in the final
Fernando Torres
His move to Chelsea in 2011 for £50m was a then British transfer record and the fourth biggest in the world at that point
Fernando Torres
His greatest moment in a Chelsea shirt was his injury-time winner against Barcelona at the Nou Camp which sent Chelsea through to the Champions League final where they beat Bayern Munich on penalties
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He scored the third goal in the Euro 2012 final as Spain beat Italy 4-0 - he is the only player to score in two European Championship finals
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He joined AC Milan on a two-year loan in August 2014, but left for Atletico four months later
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In his two spells at Atletico he scored 121 goals in 350 games
His final game for the club was the Europa League final in 2018
His final game for the club was as a 90th-minute substitute in the 2018 Europa League final defeat of Marseille