Top News Headlines by GKToday – 16 July 2019

NATIONAL

  • Lok Sabha passes Bill to allow NIA (National Investigation Agency) to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad
  • Rajasthan High Court tells lawyers to “desist” from addressing the judges as “My Lord” and “Your Lordship”
  • BJP leader Kalraj Mishra appointed new Governor of Himachal Pradesh
  • Acharya Devvrat appointed new Governor of Gujarat
  • Samajwadi Party leader Neeraj Shekhar quits his Rajya Sabha membership, his term was to end in November 2020.
  • Chandrayaan-2 launch called off due to technical glitch, ISRO to announce revised date later
  • Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan releases the National Digital Health Blueprint (NDHB)
  • Former SC judge, Justice AK Sikri, appointed as an international judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC)
  • Extinction of Great Indian Bustard, Lesser Florican: SC forms panel to frame emergency plan
  • Fourth anniversary of Skill India Mission observed on July 15
  • Theme of 20th anniversary of victory in Operation Vijay at Kargil — ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’

INTERNATIONAL

  • World Youth Skills Day observed on July 15
  • 5,000 Sikh pilgrims to be allowed to visit Kartarpur Sahib per day: Pakistan
  • Computer pioneer and World War II codebreaker Alan Turing to feature on new 50-pound note: Bank of England

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

  • BSE Sensex: 38,897 (+160), NSE Nifty: 11,588 (+36)
  • Wholesale Price Index (WPI)-based inflation declines to 2.02% in June vs 2.45% in May
  • RBI fines SBI Rs. 7 crores for non-compliance with norms related to NPA identification and fraud risk management
  • Business sentiment in India fell to its lowest level since June 2016: IHS Markit India Business Outlook
  • Shortage of certain spare parts of AN-32 transport aircraft due to strain in Russia-Ukraine ties: Govt.
  • MP gets its 1st international flight with Air India’s Indore-Dubai service

SPORTS

  • Vijender Singh defeats Mike Snider of US in super middleweight division in US professional boxing circuit in Newark
  • WIMBLEDON TENNIS TITLE WINNERS

Men’s Singles: Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

Women’s Singles: Simona Halep (Romania)

Men’s Doubles: Juan Sebastián Cabal & Robert Farah (Colombia)

Women’s Doubles: Hsieh Su-wei (Chinese Taipei) & Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic)

Mixed Doubles: Ivan Dodig (Croatia) & Latisha Chan (Chinese Taipei)

  • ICC WORLD CUP

England defeat NZ in Super Over in final at Lord’s London; Player of the Match: Ben Stokes (England)

Player of the tournament: Kane Williamson (NZ)

Most runs in tournament: Rohit Sharma (India): 648 runs, most wickets: Mitchell Starc (Australia): 27 wickets

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