Top News Headlines by GKToday – 2 July 2019

NATIONAL

Jal Shakti Abhiyan: Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat launches water conservation campaign ‘Jal Shakti Abhiyan’ in 1592 stressed blocks in 256 districts

Bill: Lok Sabha passes Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Teachers’ Cadre) Bill, 2019 which aims to ensure reservations in teaching positions for people from SC, ST, SEBCs and EWS in central institutions

UGC launches STRIDE (Scheme for Trans-disciplinary Research for India’s Developing Economy) to boost research culture in universities

High-powered Committee of Chief Ministers constituted for ‘Transformation for Indian Agriculture’, Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis will be the Convenor

Maharashtra cuts quantum of Maratha reservation from 16% to 12% in education and 13% in government jobs

Karnataka: Congress MLAs Anand Singh (Vijaynagar) and Ramesh Jarkiholi (Gokak) resign from the Assembly

West Bengal Govt. to observe July 12 as ‘Save Water Day’ from 2019

AFSPA: Entire Nagaland declared ‘disturbed’ for six more months under AFSPA

India and Pakistan exchange exchanged lists of civilian prisoners and fishermen in their respective custody

EVENTS:

1 July: National Doctors Day observed. It honours physician and West Bengal’s former CM Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. Theme of National Doctor’s 2019: ‘Zero tolerance to violence against doctors and clinical establishment

1 July: Chartered Accountants’ day celebrated in India

Platinum Jubilee of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India celebrated

ECONOMY & BUSINESS

BSE Sensex: 39,686.50 (+291.86), NSE Nifty: 11,865.60 (+76.75)

Unclaimed deposits in banks rise by 27% to Rs 14,578 crore in 2018

Eight core sectors grow by 5.1% in May; April growth revised upwards to 6.3% from 2.6% earlier

  1. S. Vishwanathan: RBI Deputy Governor given a one-year extension by the government

ICRA sends its MD & CEO Naresh Takkar on forced leave, pending an enquiry into the “concerns” raised by SEBI

INTERNATIONAL

One Country, two system: Protesters ransack Hong Kong parliament on China handover anniversary. Hong Kong returned from British to Chinese rule on July 1, 1997

New Zealand bans single-use plastic shopping bags

IAEA confirms Iran exceeds enriched uranium stockpile limit set by a 2015 nuclear deal

UK-based Liberty Steel acquires ArcelorMittal assets in Europe for 740 million euros

SPORTS

Cricket: Mayank Agarwal sent as replacement player for injured Vijay Shankar in the India squad for Cricket World Cup

Boxing: Indian pro boxer Vaibhav Yadav becomes World Boxing Council (WBC) Asia silver welterweight champion

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