Top News Headlines by GKToday – 22 July 2019


  • Lok Janshakti Party MP from Samastipur, Bihar Ramchandra Paswan dies at 57
  • Bardhaman railway station in West Bengal to be named after revolutionary freedom fighter Batukeshwar Dutt
  • Carnatic vocalist S. Sowmya wins ‘Sangita Kalanidhi’ award given by The Music Academy in Chennai
  • Darthawma, the lone surviving Mizo member of Subhash Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army (INA), dies at 99
  • CM Edappadi K. Palaniswami launches the Tamil Nadu Water Resources Conservation and Augmentation Mission
  • Pratap Bhanu Mehta steps down as the Vice-Chancellor of Ashoka University; Prof. Malabika Sarkar appointed new VC


  • Health Ministry bans sale, distribution of antibiotic Colistin for food producing animals


  • PM Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition secured a majority in Japan’s upper house of parliament (House of Councillors) in elections
  • YouTube fined by US government over kids’ data privacy breach
  • Harley-Davidson to launch its first electric motorcycle, the Livewire
  • FaceApp, which shows people how they’ll look when they’re older, launched worldwide


  • Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in Cuttack: G. Sathiyan and Archana Kamath defeat Singapore’s Peng Yu En KoenGoi Rui Xuan 11-1, 11-7, 11-4 in the final to win Mixed Doubles title
  • Indonesia Open BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament in Jakarta: P. V. Sindhu loses to Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi in women’s singles final 15-21, 16-21; Taiwan’s Tien Chen Chou defeats Denmark’s Anders Antonsen 21-18, 24-26, 21-15 to win men’s singles title
  • Indian sprinter Hima Das wins gold in women’s 400 m in 52.09 seconds at Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic
  • India’s Ravinder Kumar Malik wins Mr. South Asia title at South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Kathmandu
  • Army Chief General Bipin Rawat approves MS Dhoni’s request to train with the Parachute regiment for two months
  • 2018 Jakarta Asian Games: India’s silver in 4×400 mixed relay event (Mohammad Anas, Hima Das, Arokia Rajiv & M R Poovamma) to be upgraded to gold after disqualification of Bahrain for doping


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