Top News Headlines by GKToday – 12 July 2019

NATIONAL

  • ITBP DIG Aparna Kumar becomes 1st IPS Officer to complete ‘Seven Summit Challenge’
  • Seven Summit Challenge: Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, Kilimanjaro, Vinson, Mont Blanc and Carstensz Pyramid
  • Railway Protection Force (RPF) launches ‘Operation Thirst’ to stop selling of unauthorised Packaged Drinking Water (PDW)
  • Tamil Nadu: Muhammath John and N. Chandrasekaran of AIADMK, Anbumani Ramadoss of PMK, M. Shanmugham and P Wilson of DMK and Vaiko of MDMK elected to the Rajya Sabha
  • West Bengal: Greenfield University renamed as Darjeeling Hills University

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • BSE Sensex: 38,823.11 (+266.07), NSE Nifty: 11,582.90 (+266.07)
  • Max speed limit for cars at 120 kmph on expressways; 100 kmph for buses

INTERNATIONAL

  • World Population Day observed on July 11
  • US House passes Bill to remove 7% country-cap on Green Card applicants
  • Japan’s Hayabusa2 probe makes second touchdown on asteroid Ryugu
  • Germany’s Volkswagen ends production of iconic “Beetle” car
  • France to levy 3% tax on sales generated in the country by non-tax paying online giants like Google and Facebook
  • NYSE’s Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) crosses 27000 point-mark for the first time

SPORTS

  • ICC Cricket World Cup: England (226/2 in 32.1) beat Australia (223/10 in 49) 8 wickets in semifinal at Edgbaston, Birmingham

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