Top News Headlines by GKToday – 17 July 2019


  • New Governors: Anusuiya Uikey: Chhattisgarh, Biswa Bhusan Harichandan: Andhra Pradesh
  • Zakir Hussain, Sonal Mansingh, Jatin Goswami and K Kalyanasundaram Pillai awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) for 2018
  • 44 artists from the field of Music, Dance, Theatre, Traditional/Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre, Puppetry and Overall contribution/scholarship in the Performing Arts selected for the 2018 Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar)
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi announces 2018 Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskars for artistes below the age of 40
  • Former SP Rajya Sabha MP Neeraj Shekhar joins BJP


  • BSE Sensex: 39,131.04 (+234.33), NSE Nifty: 11,661.05 (+72.70)
  • Bombay HC quashes CRZ clearances granted to BMC’s Rs. 14,000 crore Coastal Road Project
  • Delhi HC restrains Prasar Bharati from using the trademark ‘Dish’ of Dish TV for its DTH service
  • Rajya Sabha passes Airports Economic Regulatory Authority (Amendment), Bill
  • Defence Ministry suspends business dealings with Switzerland-based Pilatus Aircraft Limited over alleged corruption
  • Union Minister Piyush Goyal addresses the UK-India Joint Economic and Trade Committee (JETCO) in London
  • Google India and Tata Trusts to expand their ‘Internet Saathi’ digital literacy programme for rural women


  • Pakistan opens its airspace for Indian civilian aircrafts closed since Balakot strikes of Feb 26
  • UK marks India Day with the launch of 40 million pound Fast-Track Start-Up Fund
  • 820 million people across the world did not have enough to eat in 2018 says the ‘State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019’ report released by FAO, IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO
  • Palau, an archipelago of over 500 islands in Oceania, becomes 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance


  • India finish on top of medals tally at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in Apia, Samoa
  • Wimbledon champion Simona Halep awarded Steaua Romaniei- the highest distinction of Romania

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