Top News Headlines by GKToday – 18 July 2019


  • International Court of Justice (ICJ) asks Pakistan to review conviction, sentencing of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav and provide him consular access
  • Cabinet approves setting up of National Medical Commission replacing Medical Council of India
  • BJP expels its Uttarakhand MLA Pranav Singh Champion from the party for six years for serial public misconduct
  • Parliament passes National Investigation Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2019
  • Enhances jurisdiction of NIA to investigate offences targeting Indians and Indian assets abroad


  • S&P BSE Sensex: 39,216 (+85), NSE Nifty: 11,687 (+25)
  • Cabinet approves extension of the term of Fifteenth Finance Commission to 30 November 2019
  • Cabinet approves proposal to carry out seven amendments to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
  • Cabinet approves 2880 MW Dibang Multipurpose Project in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Tourism Ministry’s ‘Find the Incredible You’ campaign wins PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Gold Award, 2019
  • Israel inks USD 50 mn deal with India to supply complementary Naval MRSAM (medium range surface-to-air missile) systems
  • US-based Ebix to acquire Indian travel portal Yatra for $338 million


  • World Emoji Day celebrated on July 17
  • Pakistan increases land allotted to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur from 3 to 42 acres
  • Ursula von der Leyen of Germany elected as 1st female President of the European Commission
  • US House votes to condemn President Trump over his ‘racist’ tweets against four non-white Congresswomen
  • US not to sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey for buying Russian defence equipment
  • US slaps sanctions against Myanmar’s military chief for killing of Rohingya Muslims
  • Italian author Andrea Camilleri, creator of ‘Inspector Salvo Montalbano’, dies at 93
  • Legendary South African singer Johnny Clegg dies at 66


  • Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship begins in Cuttack


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